‘A Night of Penn State Jazz’

The Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association presents “A Night of Penn State Jazz” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Theater, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton.

The night will feature Penn State’s premier jazz ensemble, Centre Dimensions, as well as the Penn State Faculty Jazz Combo and more.

Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $10 for students and Penn State Alumni Association members and are available at showtix4u.com and the Ritz. Interested school groups can contact Deb Johnson of Penn State Scranton at 570-963-2537 or dxj7@psu.edu for details.

Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.


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Masterworks: ‘Inspired by the Human Spirit’

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will hold its first Masterworks concert of the 2019-20 season this weekend.

“Inspired by the Human Spirit,” featuring pianist Spencer Myer as guest artist, will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, Hoyt Street and Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The program will include Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2”; Schumann’s “Piano Concerto,” with Myer as soloist; Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”; and Kodaly’s “Dances of Galánta.”

Tickets cost $36 to $69. For more information or tickets, visit nepaphil.org or call 570-270-4444.


Scranton After Dark Walking Tours

Prepare to be scared on the Scranton After Dark Walking Tours, which take place every Friday in October at 7 p.m. as well as on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The walks begin at Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, and wind through downtown Scranton. Participants will learn about downtown buildings and hear some spine-tingling stories.

Tickets cost $10 for society members and $15 for nonmembers. To reserve a spot, call the society at 570-344-3841. For additional information, visit the event’s Facebook page.


Round-Trip Comedy

Hear some New York comedians from the comfort of the Electric City.

Round-Trip Comedy will present Scranton’s Mike Cosgrove alongside Brian Grossi and Phill Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 9 p.m. at Harry’s, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton. Josh Hyman of “Drunk Shakespeare” will host.

Both Cosgrove and Hunt have performed at Caroline’s on Broadway, while Grossi is known for his work with TMZ and the New York Comedy Festival.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 in advance online at eventbrite.com and $10 at the door.


Frank Turner

Catch English punk and folk musician Frank Turner twice in Northeast Pennsylvania on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The singer-songwriter, who released his latest studio album, “No Man’s Land,” in August, will perform at ALT 92.1’s Private Artist Showcase at noon in the ALT Radio Theater on the fifth floor of the Scranton Times Building, 149 Penn Ave. Tickets are available by texting “frank” to the ALT 92.1 Text Club at 88474 (data and message rates may apply).

Admission to the free, all-ages show is available on a first-come, first-served basis, however, because the radio station purposely overbooks the theater to guarantee it has a full audience for the show. For details, visit

Then, at 7 p.m., Turner will perform at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets cost $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50, plus fees, and are available at the box office, kirbycenter.org and 570-826-1100.