Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Porgy and Bess,” 8 p.m.: The Gershwins’ great American opera, staged by Opera Western Reserve and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra ($25, $35 and $55), at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Call 330-259-0555 or go to

v Youngstown Craft Beer Fest, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Regional craft brewers will offer samples of their products at this event ($40 in advance at, $50 at the door) in a large tent at Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. Also includes live music by Graphic Pink.

v “An Evening of One Acts,” 7:30 p.m.: Two plays by local writers continue their world premiere run ($13, $10 for seniors and students) at Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v Youngstown Shamrock Crawl, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Specials and entertainment at nine downtown Youngstown bars. Register ($5) at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 N. Phelps St.

v Frank the Singer, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Frank Dimitri became a YouTube hit after his 2014 appearance on “America’s Got Talent.” He’ll do two shows tonight in the banquet room of Los Gallos, 685 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman. Call 330-965-1307.

“Doo Wop Generations” (8:30 P.M., PBS): Little Anthony, Jon “Bowzer” Bauman Sha Na Na and T.J. Lubinsky host this new special that reunites the original artists of doo wop.

“Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS): Danny and Baez investigate the murder of a man who was living a double life with two separate families.

TV listings, C3


Weez-A-Palooza with several bands


Weez-A-Palooza, an all-day fundraiser in memory of Louise Hathaway – a.k.a., Madam Weez – will take place March 11 at Jack’s Y-Two bar, 1877 Niles Cortland Road. Hathaway, who died Nov. 7, was a singer best-known for fronting Gold Dust Woman, the Mahoning Valley-based Stevie Nicks tribute act.

The event will feature six bands: Neutron Falls, Peacework, Fetish, Hat Trickz, Crooked House and Blue Siren. Doors open at 11 a.m., and music starts at noon. Admission is $10.

At the end of the event, Gold Dust Woman, with Ami LeMaster singing in place of Hathaway, will perform a tribute to the late singer.

Briganti moves on from 21 WFMJ-TV


21 WFMJ-TV is seeking a new reporter-weather anchor to replace Jess Briganti, whose has left the station for another position at a television station in Albany, N.Y.

Briganti, whose last day at WFMJ was Feb. 28, is a Poland native who worked at the station for six and a half years. She started as a weekend evening weather anchor before moving to the morning show.

At her new job for the ABC and Fox affiliate in Albany, the Kent State University graduate will continue to do morning weather.

Mona Alexander, news director for 21 News, said the search is ongoing for her replacement.

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