‘Tell ‘Em: One Man’s Struggle from Slavery to Waverly, PA’

See performance poetry based on the book “Tell ‘Em: One Man’s Struggle from Slavery to Waverly, PA” by local author Sandra Burgette Miller on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8.

The show, which also features music by Clarence Spady, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Shopland Hall on the fourth floor of Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. The production will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets cost $20 and seating for the event is by reserved tickets only. Seating is first-come, first-served.

For more information on the event, visit Facebook, scrantonculturalcenter.org or call 570-346-7369.


Shiver by the River 2

The Shiver by the River winter race series is back for part two.

Participants can choose between a 10k run, 5k run or 2 mile walk at the Saturday, Feb. 8, event sponsored by Scranton Running Co. All runs and the walk start at 10 a.m. at the Olive Street trail head on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Scranton.

Registration costs $15 in advance and $20 the day of the race. Registration runs from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. that day.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or runsignup.com/shiverbytheriver2.


Carve 4 Cancer Winter Sports and Music Festival

The seventh annual Carve 4 Cancer Winter Sports and Music Festival returns Saturday, Feb. 8, at Montage Mountain Resort, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and includes live music and a day full of skiing and snowboarding. Some of the competitions and events include the Rail Jam, Banked Slalom, Beer Release and Apres-Ski Party.

Tito’s Vodka is matching all donations, and proceeds will go toward the fight against blood cancers.

For more details, visit montagemountainresorts.com/events/carve4cancer/.


‘The Land of Milk and Funny: Avi Liberman and Friends’

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host a screening of the film “The Land of Milk and Funny: Avi Liberman and Friends” on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m.

The screening will take place in Kopelman Auditorium at the Scranton Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Ave.

Starring Avi Liberman and his pals, the film details how some of America’s top stand-up comedians came to discover Israel.

Reservations are required for the free event. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or jewishnepa.org.


‘Rent’ 20th Anniversary Tour

Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical “Rent” lands in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Doors open at 6 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, and the show starts at 7:30.

Jonathan Larson’s musical follows a group of artistic friends in New York City in the early 1990s and their struggle not just with work and their love lives but also the effects of the AIDS epidemic.

Tickets cost $45 to $65, plus fees, and are available at the box office, kirbycenter.org and 570-826-1100.


Celebrity Bartender Night

Head over to the Red Mill, 340 S. Main St, Pittston, on Friday, Feb. 7, for a celebrity bartender night to support the Pittston Arts Council. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

The night will feature local celebrity bartenders including Sarah Donahue, Matt Vaugh and Mary Kuna. There also will be raffle baskets. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

The event is open to ages 21 and older. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call 570-654-9292.


Annual Mid-Winter Cocktail Party

Leadership Wilkes-Barre will hold its annual cocktail party Friday, Feb. 7, at the Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St.

The event will include an open bar with beer, wine, soda and hors d’oeuvres from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and a cash bar from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $45, and a jacket and tie are required.

Reservations are transferable but not refundable. For more information, visit leadershipwilkes-barre.org or call 570-270-5323.