1. Jim Breuer
“Saturday Night Live” alumnus Jim Breuer will deliver the laughs Saturday, Jan. 13, at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. The 21-or-older show begins at 8 p.m. in Gypsies Lounge & Night Club.
Breuer starred on the classic late-night sketch show from 1995 to 1998 and then in the films “Half Baked,” alongside Dave Chappelle, and “The English Teacher,” a 2013 Julianne Moore movie set in Kingston. Breuer also appeared in such TV shows as “Kevin Can Wait,” “Family Guy” and “Motorcity.”
Tickets for his Mount Airy show are $45 and $55. For more information, visit mountairycasino.com or call 877-682-4791.
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
Celebrate the legacy of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with special programs.
King’s College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day program will take place Monday, Jan. 15., at 11 a.m. in the Snyder and Walsh rooms of Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The college will honor King’s service and contributions. For more information, call 570-208-5875 or visit kings.edu.
Then, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas, will screen the critically acclaimed film “Selma,” shown in the photo below, which focuses on King’s voting rights campaign and historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. It is the first of four films about race the university will screen in honor of Black History Months in Lemmond Theater. Call 570-674-6400 or visit misericordia.edu for details.
3. ‘The Blues in Art & Music’
Kitson Arts Alliance will open its latest exhibit this weekend at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
“The Blues in Art & Music” will remain on display in the theater’s Earnshaw and New galleries from Friday, Jan. 12, through the end of March. It features musician- and blues-themed paintings and other works from local artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Joe Kluck, Scott Nichols, John Rockland and Joe Welden.
The alliance will hold a reception at the galleries Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors can meet the artists and hear live blues music from the Matt Bennick Project and Phyllis Hopkins featuring the Electric Trio.
For details, visit the event’s Facebook page or kitsonartsalliance.org or call 570-836-1022.
4. Winter Carnival
An inaugural winter carnival will take over Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Greenfield Twp., on Saturday, Jan. 13.
Hosted by the venue and Brookvalley Farm, the family-friendly carnival runs from noon to 4 p.m. and features activities such as sleigh rides drawn by Belgian draft horses, a bonfire pit with storybook readers, a petting zoo, vendors and more.
Visit the event’s Facebook page for details.
Phoenix Performing Arts Centre opens its 2018 season with the Musical Comedy “Disenchanted.”
The show runs Friday, Jan. 12, to Sunday, Jan. 21, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at 409 Main St., Duryea. It focuses on 10 princesses — including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, Snow White and Mulan — who share what happened after they found their happily ever after, from narcolepsy to weight issues and more. The show includes adult humor and some language and is not suitable for children, so parental discretion is advise.
Tickets are $12. To reserve seats, call 570-457-3589.