Emo Night

Screaming Infidelities Emo Night will return to Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton, on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

The show will mix live music and DJ sets, with guests hearing fan-favorite tunes from the emo, pop-punk and screamo genres plus other varieties. Live bands featured include Lansdale-based pop-punk band Merit and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-based alternative punk-rock band Alma Mater.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page.


‘The Nutcracker’

Go on a free journey to see the Sugar Plum Fairy this weekend.

Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present “The Nutcracker” from Thursday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton.

The famed Tchaikovsky ballet tells the story of a young girl who partakes in a grand Christmas Eve adventure to the Land of Sweets with her beloved nutcracker. The show was first performed in Russia in 1892 and has become one of the most popular ballets performed today.

Two performances of the show will be held each day at 2 and 7:30 p.m. General public admission tickets are free and will be available two hours prior to each performance at the theater box office. For more information, contact the Theater at North at 570-800-5020 or visit the event’s Facebook page.


Peckville Christmas House

The shining display of the Peckville Christmas House will welcome guests into the second week of January.

The outdoor seasonal attraction, 1130 Marion St., Peckville, will remain open until Tuesday, Jan. 7. The exhibit is open Mondays through Thursdays, 5 to 9 p.m., and Fridays through Sundays, 5 to 10 p.m.

The display features a walking path for guests to view a wide variety of holiday lights, decorations and blow molds. While walking, make sure to look out for the Easter Bunny, who’s always hiding about somewhere. For those driving by, the streets near the house provide views to observe the display on both sides of the house.

The Peckville Christmas House is open to all and free to view, but donations are appreciated.


Everhart exhibits

It’s your last chance to catch these unique pieces of art at the Everhart Museum.

The “Another Way of Remembering” and “The Essence of Color: The Art of Victoria Lowe” exhibits are on display at the museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, until Tuesday, Dec. 31.

“Another Way of Remembering” examines the collaborative art-making process by Wesley Village residents, focusing on pieces from the museum’s permanent collection that were used to inspire creative thinking in the residents. “The Essence of Color,” meanwhile, includes the art of Alabama artist Victoria Lowe, who is known for using sprayed enamel and acrylic paint to create a colorful atmosphere in her art. She was inspired to do such work by her childhood experience of looking at the night sky through a telescope.

Admission costs $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for children 6 to 12 and is free for children 5 and younger. The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Following the conclusion of the exhibits, the museum will once again close in January for maintenance. For more information, call 570-346-7186 or visit everhart-museum.org.


Penguins vs. Phantoms

Division rivals will face off in an intense American Hockey League matchup you won’t want to miss.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, Dec. 27, at 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.

Tickets for the game start at $19.75 and are available at the box office; the Penguins Team Store, 40 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre (inside Toyota Sportsplex); and mohegansunarenapa.com. Additional fees may apply. General parking is included with the ticket price, and reserved parking is available in advance for $10.


A Proud Monkey

Catch Dave Matthews Band tribute act A Proud Monkey this weekend at River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Twp.

The show will take place Saturday, Dec. 28, at 9 p.m. The performance will be the group’s last local show as a full band until the spring.

Tickets cost $10. For more information, call 570-822-2992 or visit riverstreetjazzcafe.com or proudmonkey.org.