1. ‘Knox Mine Disaster’
On the 60th anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster, Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Avenue, Kingston, will host the premiere screening of a documentary about the deadly 1959 incident.
The program will take place Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. The event will include a live performance by Lex Romane and a discussion with the filmmakers. Twelve men died in the disaster after the Susquehanna River broke through the surface of a mine in Port Griffith, flooding the caverns below. The cave-in resulted in a whirlpool, which rescuers tried to plug with more than 50 train cars. Tickets for the screening of “Knox Mine Disaster” cost $15, and seating is limited, so tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, visit knoxminedisaster.com or call 570-270-2190.
2. ‘Balancing Act’
Listen to the music of Baljinder Sekhon and hear from the man himself Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society program “Balancing Act” will begin with a pre-concert lecture by Sekhon at 7 p.m. with the music following at 8.
The program will feature Sekhon’s pieces “Balancing Act” for saxophone and guitar, “Sonata of Puzzles” for saxophone and piano and “Three Little Lights” for violin and piano as well as Aaron Copland’s “Sonata for violin and piano.” The performers will include Duo Montagnard, a pair that has performed across the world and consists of Joseph Murphy on saxophone and Matthew Slotkin on guitar. John Michael Vaida also will perform on violin with Eun-Joo Kwak on piano.
Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information, visit nepacms.org or call 570-763-9323.
3. John Mulaney and Pete Davidson
Comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson will perform twice this weekend at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre.
Shows will take place Sunday, Jan. 20, at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $48, plus fees, and are available at the box office, 570-826-1100 and kirbycenter.org.
Mulaney has written for “Saturday Night Live,” has released several comedy albums and has won three Emmy awards. He most recently voiced Peter Porker/Spider-Ham in the film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
Davidson currently s tars on “Saturday Night Live,” which he joined in 2014, and also has appeared on numerous television shows.
The use of cellphones, smart watches, cameras and recording devices is not allowed during the show, and guests must secure all devices in Yondr pouches upon arriving. The pouches then will be unlocked when the show ends.
4. Disney’s ‘Newsies’
Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple’s Youth Theatre Program will stage Disney’s “Newsies” this weekend.
The production, featuring performers from grades four through 12, will take place Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in the cultural center’s Shopland Hall, 420 N. Washington Ave. The show is directed by Camille Reinecke with music direction by Joey James and choreography by Jackilyn Yamialkowski.
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, the show takes place in New York City at the turn of the 20th century and tells the tale of newsboys rallying against unfair conditions.
Tickets cost $5, and general admission seating is first-come, first-served. For tickets, visit the box office or ticketmaster.com or call 570-344-1111.
5. ‘An Evening with Micah Holt’
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic presents its second chamber concert of the season, “An Evening with Micah Holt,” on Thursday, Jan. 17.
The 7 p.m. concert will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., and features principal trumpet player Holt performing several masterworks.
Tickets cost $35 and are available at nepaphil.org. For more information,