Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Disney On Ice Presents Frozen!,” 7 p.m.: Ice show ($17 to $57) recreates the story of the hit animated movie. It’s at Covelli Centre;

v “The Nutcracker,” 7 p.m.: Ballet Western Reserve presents a Jazz Age-themed version of the holiday classic ($19 to $29), with music by the YSU Jazz Ensemble. It’s at Stambaugh Auditorium; 330-259-0555.

v Basile, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Standup comedian returns to the Valley for two shows tonight ($27.50) at the Funny Farm, 10 W. Federal St., in the Knox Building; 330-759-4242.

v “Snoopy, the Musical,” 7:30 p.m.: The warm and wise musical ($15, $13 for senior citizens and students) features the characters from the “Peanuts” comic strip. It’s at Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v Howard Howell and the Point Five Band, 7 p.m.: This jazzy holiday concert (tickets start at $25) will feature Sean Jones, Herb Wilborn Jr., Billy Beck, Rick Ward, Clarence Ross and Arielle Green. It’s at Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.

“Blindspot” (8 p.m., NBC): In the fall finale, Remi (Jaimie Alexander) races against the ever-worsening ZIP poisoning to enact her ultimate plan.

“Bluebloods” (10 p.m., CBS): In the fall finale, Frank focuses his attention on identifying the cop who leaked a video that shows officers committing entrapment.

TV listings, C3


Jackie Evancho in holiday concert


Jackie Evancho will give a Christmas concert at Orr Auditorium at Westminster College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The youngest artist to give a solo concert at New York’s Lincoln Center and the youngest solo platinum artist, Evancho will perform classic and popular holiday songs at the concert.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 724-946-7354 or online at

As a 10-year-old, Evancho dazzled viewers when she appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Now 18, she has earned global recognition and has released a string of platinum and gold albums.

Evancho has performed for Pope Francis I and President Barack Obama.

Lecture on unusual tree ornaments


George Johnson will give a lecture titled “Why in the World is THAT on the Christmas Tree?” at noon Saturday in the Carriage House, behind the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave.

Johnson will discuss unusual decorations and the legends that caused them to be incorporated as Christmas decorations.

Admission is included with admission to the “Memories of Christmas Past” exhibition at the museum. For information, call the Mahoning Valley Historical Society at 330-743-2589 or go to

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