Saturday, September 1, 2018
Today’s entertainment picks:
v Canfield Fair, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Today’s grandstand highlights include harness racing, with pari-mutuel betting, at 11 a.m., and a demolition derby at 8 p.m. Admission to the fairgrounds is $8 ($3 ages 7-12).
v Who’s Bad, 5 p.m.: This Michael Jackson tribute show ($10) is always a hit. Opening act will be Back Traxx. It’s at the Warren Community Amphitheatre; riverrockattheamp.com
v Archangel Michael Greek Food and Wine Festival, noon to 10 p.m.: Admission is free to the Greek fest with authentic food, dance, music and more, at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 Twelfth St., Campbell.
v “Moon Over Buffalo,” 7:30 p.m.: Comedy about two actors at a crossroads continues ($13, $10 for senior citizens and students)at Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-745-5455.
v Geo C and Tha Storm, 8:30 p.m.: It will be getting funky at the Pourhouse, 3131 Center Road, Poland.
“My Cat from Hell” (8 p.m., Animal Planet): It’s the season premiere of this show, starring Jackson Galaxy, who tries to rehabilitate felines with behavioral issues and the cat owners who just don’t understand them.
TV listings, C3
LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WYTV-TV): Host Dee Crawford explores the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and its programs to revitalize the city and create a path to home ownership for many residents.
New coaster to hit 78 mph in 2 seconds
A Chicago-area theme park says it will open a new roller coaster that will accelerate from 0 to 78 miles per hour in less than two seconds.
Six Flags Great America announced the new attraction, called Maxx Force, on Thursday. It’s scheduled to open next summer at the park in Gurnee, Ill., and park officials say it will be the fastest launch coaster in North America.
Six Flags Great America President Hank Salemi says the coaster will be “in a class all by itself.”
He says Maxx Force also will feature the highest double inversion and fastest inversion of any roller coaster in the world. Its custom coaster trains will be modeled after Formula One Racing cars.
Documentary makers arrested
Two journalists who worked on a documentary about a mass killing in Northern Ireland were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing confidential documents.
Police said two men, aged 51 and 48, respectively, were arrested in Belfast on Friday morning by officers investigating the alleged theft of documents from Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney tweeted that Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey had been detained, calling it “outrageous.”
Birney and McCaffrey worked on Gibney’s 2017 documentary “No Stone Unturned” about a 1994 massacre in the village of Loughinisland.