Southern belles’ form bonds in ‘Steel Magnolias’

Cleveland Play House and Playhouse Square have joined forces on a production of Steel Magnolias, the enduring tale of the bonds among six Southern women in the 1980s. It’s a longer-than-usual run, through Aug. 21; Tuesday’s performance is at 8 p.m. but there are also matinees and earlier-evening dates to suit any schedule. It’s running at the Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland; tickets are $10-$80 at 216-241-6000, www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

Hear Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band concert free

The Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Massillon Senior Center, 39 Lincoln Way W. It’s free. For information, go to www.massillonlibrary.org.

Author Paula McLain to speak at Hudson Library

Cleveland author Paula McLain had a huge bestseller with The Paris Wife, about the first wife of Ernest Hemingway and their life among the literary set in France. Her latest novel, Circling the Sun, is about aviator Beryl Markham. She’ll speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Register at 330-653-6658, ext. 1010 or www.hudsonlibrary.org.