National Clam Chowder Day

Enjoy a hot bowl of soup for National Clam Chowder Day and help a local nonprofit in the process.

On Friday, Feb. 25, Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, will donate 100% of the proceeds from dine-in orders and takeout pint and quart orders of chowders to Lackawanna River Conservation Association. Patrons can pick from New England Clam Chowder, Manhattan Clam Chowder and Chicken Corn Chowder.

For more information, call 570-346-6883 or visit

‘An American in Paris’

Journey to the City of Light when the tour of “An American in Paris” comes to Northeast Pennsylvania.

The performance takes place Thursday, Feb. 24, at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 6:30 and the performance begins at 8 p.m.The Tony award-winning production features George and Ira Gershwin’s songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza” and “Stairway to Paradise.” Tickets cost $45 to $65, plus fees, and can be purchased at the box office, 570-826-1100 or

Rows of illuminated globes under the marquee as often used at entrance to theatres and casinos

‘A Good Farmer’

The University of Scranton Players will present the drama “A Good Farmer” starting this weekend at the Royal Theater, located inside the school’s McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.

The play will run from Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 6, with shows beginning at cq8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The story by Sharyn Rothstein focuses on two women, a farm owner and an undocumented Mexican immigrant, who become friends and live in a small town “divided by America’s immigration battle,” according to the university. Scranton native Bob E. Gasper is directing the play, which is co-produced by the Jesuit Center.

Audience members must wear higher-grade masks such as N95, KN95 or KF94 or double mask when indoors.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens, students, and U of S faculty and staff. During the second weekend of performances, first-year U of S students can see the show for free. For tickets, call the box office at cq570-941-4318 or visit Email for more information.

‘A Celebration of Diversity: A Night of Gospel Music’

The Ritz Theater & Performing Arts Center, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, celebrates Black History Month with ”A Celebration of Diversity: A Night of Gospel Music.”

Set for Saturday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., the show will feature local musicians and singers. To reserve free tickets, visit

Donations will be accepted for the Ritz Foundation’s scholarship fund.

For more information, visit or call 570-252-4156.