Tom Papa 2023 Comedy Tour
Join stand-up comedian Tom Papa on Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. when he comes to Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Papa released a Netflix special “Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!” in February. He also released a book titled of the same name, and has a podcast, “Breaking Bread with Tom Papa.”
Tickets start at $42.50 and can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit tompapa.com.
MDG Crew – A Tribute to Foley
Honor a late member of the local music scene at this tribute show.
On Friday, March 10, at the V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton, celebrate the life of Bob Foley, who died last week after battling brain cancer for the second time. As a member of the local scene, Foley touched countless lives, and friends, including bandmates from the MDG Crew, put together the show to support Foley’s family.
“What began as a hobby, he began deejaying throughout the region. Under the handle ‘D.J. Cadillac’ or ‘D.J. Boogie,’ chances are he emceed an event you attended,” according to his obituary. “Being the life of the party was Fol’s specialty.”
The event takes place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and there is a $5 cover. In addition to live music from the MDG Crew, there also will be MDG shirts for sale as well as koozies, stickers and more. All proceeds from these sales will go to the GoFundMe campaign, “Fundraiser for Bob Foley and family,” to support Foley’s family, including his wife and young children.
To donate or for more information, visit the Facebook event page “MDG Crew – A Tribute to Foley” or The MDG Crew on Facebook.
Act Out Theatre Group presents “Matilda” Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, at Act Out Theatre Group, 802 S. Main St., 804D, Taylor.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s is at 2 p.m., for the musical based on Roald Dahl’s story of an intelligent young girl with special gifts. The novel was adapted into a 1996 film starring Mara Wilson, before being written as a stage musical in 2010. A film adaptation of the musical was released late last year.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens if purchased in advance. Prices will increase at the door.
For more information, visit the Facebook page or actouttheatre.com.
Masterworks II: Discovering Bruce Reiprich
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic presents “Discovering Bruce Reiprich” on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. at Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, Wyoming Seminary Upper School, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston.
The program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3”; Claude Debussy’s, “Danses Sacrées et Profanes” and Gustav Holst’s, “Saint Paul’s Suite.”
There also will be a chance to meet composer Reiprich after the concert.
Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased by calling 570-270-4444 or visiting nepaphil.org.
‘Morning’s at Seven’
Actors Circle presents “Morning’s at Seven” Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd. in Scranton.
Performances take place on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show is set in small-town in America, where the lives of four sisters are upended.
Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students.
For tickets, call 570-342-9707.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5228.