ALT-Natives Underground Live

ALT 92.1 continues its ALT-Natives Underground Live free concert series with a new pair of local artists.

ALT 92.1, a radio station of Times-Shamrock Communications, which owns The Times-Tribune, will host James Barrett and Joe Lombardo for this month’s edition, set for Thursday, Nov. 21, at Karl Hall, 57 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the music starts at 8.

The series highlights local NEPA musicians such as Barrett, a Clarks Summit performer who released his latest album, “The Price of Comfort,” on Oct. 11.

The show is open to all ages and is BYOB for those 21 and older. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Linda Chorba of Throop, left, and her daughter-in-law Heather Chorba of Throop take a holiday house tour at the home of Jerry and Kay Dugas. The decorating was done by John Mackey Design.

Great House Tour of Waverly

Catch the festive spirit with friends and family by taking a tour of four decorated holiday houses.

Waverly Community House will host the Great House Tour of Waverly on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will begin at the Comm, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly Twp.

Guests can tour four homes fully decorated for the holiday season. The tour promises each house will be not only architecturally significant but also filled with surprises for guests.

Tickets cost $20 and are available at the Comm office. They also will be on sale throughout the Comm’s Artisans’ Marketplace event that weekend. For more information, call the Comm at 570-586-8191 or visit the event’s Facebook page.


Stuff the Caboose

Steamtown National Historic Site and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host “Stuff the Caboose” on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Steamtown, 350 Cliff St., Scranton.

The project aims to fill a caboose with non-perishable food items that will be donated to the food bank at the Scranton United Neighborhood Centers. Along with the food drive, the entrance plaza of the historic site will be transformed into a North Pole-style village, with music performed by the Lenoxville Community Band, toasted marshmallows and s’mores. The Scranton police and fire departments will have a cruiser and fire truck on display.

Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or cash for the food drive. For more information, call Steamtown at 570-340-5200 or visit the event’s Facebook page.


Mystery Box Launch Party

The mystery will be revealed and the contest will officially begin this weekend.

The Mystery Box Film Challenge, part of the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival, will hold its launch party Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Madame Jenny’s at the BittenBender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton.

Join the challenge’s contestants as they each open a box of surprise items, all of which they must use in a film they will have roughly two months to complete. Finished films in the contest will premiere at the next Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival, set for March 27 to 29.

For more information and directions to enter Madame Jenny’s, visit the event’s Facebook page or call 570-800-2907.


Neil Diamond Dinner Show

Take friends and family out to dinner and hear the classic hits of Neil Diamond.

The Neil Diamond Dinner Show will happen Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.

Neil Diamond tribute artist Tom Sadge will headline the event, which will feature additional performances by the Luongo Brothers Band and Elvis Presley tribute artist Gino Mercuri. Dinner options for the event include chicken, salmon or roasted rib of beef.

Admission costs $30 for general seats without dinner, $65 for general seats with chicken or salmon, $72 for general seats with roasted rib of beef, $75 for VIP seating with chicken or salmon, and $82 for VIP seating with roasted rib of beef. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page.


Actor Daniel Radcliffe appears in a scene from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

College plays

There are plenty of shows to catch this weekend as local colleges continue their theater season.

The King’s College Theatre Department will present “Eurydice” from Wednesday, Nov. 20 to Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.. at King’s George P. Maffei II Theatre inside the Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes Barre.

Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for King’s alumni and are free for King’s students. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 570-208-5825 or email

The Misericordia University Players, meanwhile, will present “The Drowsy Chaperone” from Thursday, Nov. 21, to Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Misericordi’s Lemmond Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas.

Tickets cost $8 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, students and alumni and are available in advance at For more information, call the box office at 570-674-6719.

‘Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone’

The magic of Harry Potter will grace the big screen once again with a showing of the film that started it all.

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, will present two showings of “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone” on Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.

The 2001 film tells the time-honored tale of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) as they enter their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Admission cost $3 for the afternoon showing and $5 for the evening one. Tickets can be online at, at the box office or by calling 570-826-1100.