‘The Heroes Among Us’
Arcadia Chorale presents the concert “The Heroes Among Us,” honoring first responders and their families, on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24.
Saturday’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton.
Audience members are required to wear masks at the performances.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and are free for students and essential workers.
For more information, call 570-871-0350 or visit arcadiachorale.org.
Jane Jacobs Walk
Join the Jane Jacobs Walk on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at AFA Art Gallery, 101 Penn Ave., Scranton.
Wayne Evans will guide participants down Lackawanna Avenue to take in the sights and Scranton’s rich history and to examine the themes in author Glenna Lang’s book, “Jane Jacob’s First City.” The walk is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Space is limited.
A Scranton native, Jacobs was an activist and urbanist who released the groundbreaking book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” in 1961.
To register for the walk, visit surveymonkey.com/r/JaneJacobsWalk.
Hoot and Howl Halloween Party at the Y
A family-friendly Hoot and Howl Halloween Party at the Y takes place Saturday, Oct. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore.
The free event is open to the community and features a costume contest, DJ, magician, family-friendly haunted walk, refreshments and more.
Reservations are strongly encouraged; email Brandon Whipple at email@example.com to sign up.
For more information, call 570-342-8115 or visit greaterscrantonymca.org.
College and university concerts
Marywood University and Keystone College will host several concerts this weekend.
The String Celebration Concert takes place Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., and the Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble follows on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in Marywood University’s Sette LaVerghetta for the Performing Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Both performances are free. For more information, visit marywood.edu.
Keystone College presents its fall concert Sunday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks, 1 College Green, La Plume, and includes performances by the Keystone Symphonic Band, Chorale, Chamber Singers and Jazz Ensemble.
To register for the Keystone concert, call 570-945-8599 or visit keystone.edu/music.
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will perform Saturday, Oct. 23, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Twp.
The stop on the “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour — “Go Big or Go Home” begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $50 at the box office or ticketmaster.com. Tickets from the performances postponed from April 24, 2020; Nov. 12, 2020; and May 16, 2021, remain valid.
Check the arena’s clear bag policy and see a full list of prohibited items at mohegansunarenapa.com.
For more information, call 570-970-7600.
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