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Today’s entertainment picks:



Published: Sat, May 24, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Today’s entertainment picks:

v National Button Accordion Festival, noon to 10 p.m.: The accordion is supreme at this polka-centric event at Bessemer (Pa.) Croatian Club, state Route 317; nationalbuttonaccordionfestival.com.

v The Living Deads, 9 p.m.: It’s always an event when this memorable act, which takes rockabilly to a new level, rolls into the Royal Oaks, 924 Oak St., Youngstown; 330-744-5501.

v “Peter and the Starcatcher,” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.: This highly inventive prequel to the Peter Pan story, and a winner of five Tony Awards, is at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh through Sunday (suitable for all ages); trustarts.org.

v East Palestine Street fair, 1 to 11 p.m.: Rides, games, raffles and bingo on the main drag (South Market Street) in East Palestine.

v Great American Rib Cookoff and Music Festival, noon to 11 p.m.: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts take the stage at 9 p.m. at this annual summertime event at Jacob’s Pavilion on the west bank of the Flats in Cleveland. Go to marcs.com for information.

“Orphan Black” (9 p.m., BBC America): Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”), a self-described super fan of “Orphan Black,” drops by the show for a guest stint. He plays a down-to-earth guy who lands in trouble when the clones’ problems come crashing into his life.

“Stanley Cup Playoff” (8 p.m., NBC): The National Hockey League sticks it to us as the Chicago Blackhawks and LA Kings battle for berth in the championship series.

“Man-Eating Super Squid: Monster Invasion” (9 p.m., Animal Planet): Now we’re kraken.

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): Teen Straight Talk is an organization that promotes the education and development of youth for a chaste lifestyle, leadership and spiritual growth. Tonia Farmer Pitts and Mary Duke of Teen Straight Talk join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the organization and an upcoming conference geared for youth.

Next, Juanita Thompson discusses a new pageantry development program for girls called “Little Miss Inner Beauty.” The program is for girls age 4-12 and focuses on self-esteem, self-awareness, health, anti-bullying and hygiene.

Finally, Michelle McCollin of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Rosalyn Hill of 5 Grands Boutique will discuss the Jazz Soiree on June 8 to benefit the sorority’s scholarship fund and programming.

“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. Sunday on MyYTV): Host Andrea Mahone welcomes Madeline Halfacre, Amy Wollet and Kai Wollet to discuss legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio.

Next, Ruthie King, director of the Youngstown Boys and Girls Club, and Germaine McAllpine will discuss their summer programs.

“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m., WKBN-TV): Host Dee Crawford will talk with Sara Reichard and Mike Pecchia from Youngstown Christian School will discuss programs for gifted children in the community.


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