Spaghetti dinner: Thursday, April 20, 4-6:30 p.m.; Weis Library United Methodist Church, 6020 Heidler Road, Fairview. Cost: $6; takeout available. Info: 833-3225.

'Social Safety for Children & Adults with Special Needs': Thursday, April 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place; parents and professionals are invited to attend a program addressing safety issues for children with autism and other special needs; child care for all ages will be provided at no cost (with preregistration). Cost: Free. Info:, 878-5903.

McDowell marching band fundraiser: Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m.; Jr.'s Last Laugh Comedy Club, 1402 State St.; Greg Warren stand-up comedy act; mention McDowell's marching band when purchasing tickets to ensure they receive a portion of the proceeds; ages 18-21 can be signed in by a guest at least 25 years old. Cost: $15. Info:

Designer purse bingo: Friday, April 21; doors, 4:40 p.m., and bingo, 6 p.m.; Blessed Sacrament School, 2510 Greengarden Blvd. Cost: $25. Info: 454-0171, 455-1387.

Abracadabra in April: Friday, April 21, 6 p.m. (showtime at 7 p.m.); Fairview United Methodist Church, 4601 Avonia Road, Fairview; Harry Kellar Magic Club of Erie presents and evening of magic and entertainment. Cost: Free; donations of bath towels, wash clothes, twin sheet sets, crib sheets, curtains, toilet bowl cleaner, Clorox wipes and more accepted for The Refuge. Info: 474-5595.

Pressure cooking class: Friday, April 21, 6-8 at the Whole Food Co-op Community Room, 1341 W. 26th St.; join Lisa Rose of VeganCheers, for a pressure cooking demo. Cost: $10. Info:, 746-6381.

'Beauty and the Beast': April 21-22, 28-29 and May 5-6, 7:30 p.m.; April 23, 30 and May 7, 2 p.m.; Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St., Meadville; musical adaptation of the Disney classic. Cost: $14-$18. Info: 814-337-8000 or

'The Trojan Women': April 21, 22, and 27-29, 7:30 p.m.; Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, 217 Meadville St., Edinboro University; Laugh/Riot Presents its final production for the fifth season; combines pop music, transcripts from war prisoners and survivors, and more to create a contemporary version of “The Trojan Women.” Cost: $10; $5 for EU faculty, staff, seniors and non-EU students; $3 for EU students. Info:

Erie Food Tours: Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; meet outside Like My Thai Restaurant, 827 State St.; learn the history and culture of Erie’s downtown area while enjoying food from locally owned restaurants, bakeries and specialty shops. Cost: $25-$35; advance tickets required. Info:

'Eugene Onegin': Saturday, April 22, 12:55 p.m.; Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, Mercyhurst University; the Met: Live in HD broadcast of "Eugene Onegin." Cost: $18; $15 for students and seniors; $10 for children. Info:

'Miscast': Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.; Room 117, Reed Union Building, Penn State Behrend; concert of Broadway songs performed by members of the opposite sex. Cost: Free.

Gem City Concert Band spring concert: Tuesday, April 25, 7-8:30 p.m.; St. John's Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach St. Cost: Free. Info: 456-7596.