Today’s entertainment picks:
v Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai,” 4 and 7:30 p.m.: Mesmerizing, fantastical, amazing and otherworldly show at Covelli Centre, Youngstown; 800-745-3000.
v “Broadway Valentine,” 8 p.m.: Broadway veterans Melissa Errico and Stephen Buntrock will be backed by the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra in a program that will include songs from great musicals. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.
v “Love Is In the Air,” 8 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to New Castle’s Scottish Rite Cathedral, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., for a pops concert; call 800-743-8560.
v Shock G, 8 p.m.: Rap pioneer of Digital Underground fame headlines show at the Stage at Harley-Davidson Biketown, 5700 Interstate Blvd., Austintown; ticketriver.com.
v Sock hop, 7:30 p.m.: It will be the ’50s all over again, with a live band, penny candy and a burger bar, at this midwinter dance at the Winner Arts and Culture Center, 98 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.; call 888-671-4469.
“Olympics 2014” (8 p.m., NBC): Tonight’s events include women’s alpine skiing; men’s speed skating; and men’s ski jumping.
“Black Sails” (9 p.m., Starz): The new pirate drama “Black Sails” continues to shiver our timbers with an episode that brings disaster to members of the Walrus crew. That’s fine, but when does Jack Sparrow show up?
For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included with today’s paper.
LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV, and 11 a.m. on WBCB): The Trumbull County African American Achievers Association’s Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is on the horizon, and Bob Davis and Dante Capers will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the event and announce scholarship winners.
Next, former Youngstown Municipal Court judge Pat Kerrigan and Lola Simmons will discuss the new program Home for Good, a one-stop center of resources for formerly incarcerated individuals that includes education, job training and counseling.
“Increase the Peace” (today at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on MyYTV): Host Andrea Mahone will explore the history of African-American arts in Youngstown. Guest will be Brian Palumbo, director of Top Hat Productions, and Jennifer Kuczek and Joshua Green from the troupe’s upcoming musical “Ragtime.”
”A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): Host Dee Crawford will be joined by Victor Wan-Tatah, professor of African studies at Youngstown State University, who will talk about Black History Month events.
Barrel Run winery offers live music
Jazz guitarist Henrique Alvim will perform today from 7 to 10 p.m. at Barrel Run Crossing Winery and Vineyard, 3272 Industry Road
For information, call 330-325-1075.