1. ‘Casablanca’ showing
They’re playing it again.
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, will present two showings of the film “Casablanca” on Friday, Feb. 16. The Oscar-winning World War II drama stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The matinee showing begins at 1 p.m. and the evening showing begins at 7:30.
The film centers on American expatriate Rick Blaine (Bogart), who is now a Casablanca nightclub owner. He discovers his former flame Ilsa (Bergman) is in town with her husband, a rebel running from German forces. Rick must choose between his love for Ilsa or helping her and her husband escape.
Matinee tickets are $3 and evening tickets are $5. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and the Kirby Center box office. For more information, visit kirbycenter.org.
2. Grrrls Night: The Galentine’s Edition
Celebrate women in the arts this Valentine’s Day season.
Jess Meoni Design and Events hosts Grrrls Night: The Galentine’s Edition on Friday, Feb. 16, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Ale Mary’s, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton. Local women will present performances of music, poetry, comedy, dance and more. Limited five to 10-minute performance slots are available. The event is open to all ages, but performances may contain adult content.
The event benefits NEPA Youth Shelter. Monetary donations will be accepted, as well as household items like non-perishable snack foods, Ziplock bags, school supplies and art supplies. For more information, visit Jess Meoni Design and Events on Facebook or the event’s Facebook page.
3. ‘Taking Steps’ performance
Theater fans can see an Alan Ayckbourn classic comedy.
The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., will host a performance of the play “Taking Steps” on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The comedy follows the occupants of a crumbling and haunted three-story house over a frantic 24-hour period.
Tickets range from $18 to $28 and can be purchased online at thetheateratnorth.com.
Residents don’t have to wait until the summertime for fireworks.
Montage Mountain holds its annual pyrotechnic musical fireworks display and Torch Light Parade on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m.
There will be prize giveaways and live entertainment at Slocum Hollow Bar & Restaurant inside the lodge from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests can view the evening’s displays through Slocum Hollow’s windows, as well.
Admission is free, but a lift ticket is required to be on the snow. Visit montagemountainresorts.com for more information.
5. Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon III
Blues fans, get ready to hear some of Northeast Pennsylvania’s best.
Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., is holding “Winter Blues Guitarmageddon III” on Friday, Feb. 16, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The performance will feature the Soul Shakers with the Dalton 45s, Dustin Douglas, Jesse Mower and Mike Miz, Joe Kopicki and Se Acabo.
Tickets cost $20 and are available at ticketmaster.com and at the cultural center’s box office. For more information, visit sccmt.org.