1. ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four’
Actors Circle presents “Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four” for two weekends at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Performances take place Thursday, Jan. 25, through Saturday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, Feb. 3, all at 8 p.m. Matinees are Sundays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, at 2 p.m.
Adapted by Dennis Rosa and based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle, the play is a classic Sherlock Holmes story highlighting the fictional British detective’s fantastic observation and logical reasoning, plus his knack for forensic science. “Sign of Four” revolves around stolen treasure and murder, as Holmes and Watson are pitted against diabolic Professor Moriarty.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students.
For reservations, call 570-342-9707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.
2. ‘The Molly Maguires’ screeing
F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts hosts a screening of the 19th-century coal mining drama “The Molly Maguires.”
The movie will be shown Friday, Jan. 26, at 1 and 7:30 p.m. at the Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes- Barre. Doors open at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.
The movie, starring Sean Connery and Richard Harris and filmed on location in Northeast Pennsylvania, centers on a secret society of Irish miners that used violence to fight for better working conditions.
The village of Eckley and the courthouse in Jim Thorpe are prominently featured in the film, which held its world premiere at Wilkes-Barre’s Paramount Theatre in January 1970.
Tickets are $3 for the matinee and $5 for the evening show. For tickets or more information, call 570-826-1100 or visit kirbycenter.org.
3. ALT 92.1 Snow Show Pre Party
They got the mic if you got the mosh pit.
Relive the days of emo music at the Snow Show Pre Party Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. at Senunas’ Bar & Grill, 133 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, presented by ALT 92.1.
To kick off the Times-Shamrock radio station’s inaugural winter concert featuring emo rock band Dashboard Confessional, Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night will spin emo, punk, pop punk and indie tunes from the 2000s all night long. Guests are encouraged to get up on the microphone and sing their hearts out to songs by Taking Back Sunday, Say Anything, The All-American Rejects and more at the nostalgic event.
At the pre-party, guests can enter to win tickets to Snow Show, which also features indie acts AJR and SMYL, and Scranton-borne Tigers Jaw.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
4. Back Breakers Training Center wrestling show
Watch it go down in the squared circle Saturday, Jan. 27, when Back Breakers training Center presents “A Mid Winter Nights Warfare” at the wrestling school, 1008 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 featuring matches with BBTC students, wrestlers and trainers.
BBTC opened its doors in 1995 under the direction of Hazleton-based pro wrestler Johnny Glitter to educate wrestling hopefuls in extreme performance and athletics. Today, it’s owned and operated by Justyn Glory, who has worked with World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action.
Tickets to the event are $15 each and free for children ages 5 and under. Food and drink also will be available for purchase.
For tickets or more information, visit Back Breakers Training Center on Facebook.
5. Action for Jackson benefit
Local musicians, venues and community members band together on Sunday, Jan. 28.
Three venues across Scranton will host Action for Jackson, a benefit for musician Jackson Vee, to aid with his medical costs after hospitalization in November. The guitar player and singer is known for donating his time and talent at regional benefits and, according to the event’s Facebook page, friends and fans want to do the same for Vee.
The benefit takes place at city venues Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., 1 to 11 p.m.; The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, 1 to 8 p.m.; and Morganz Pub, 315 Green Ridge St., 2 to 7 p.m. It will include live music by more than two dozen bands and musicians, basket raffles and 50/50.
Tickets are $5 at the door of each venue or $10 for a jumper pass wristband. Wristbands can be purchased at any participating venue. For those with a jumper pass, a shuttle bus will be available between 2 to 9 p.m. to take guests between venues at the top of each hour.
For more information, visit the event’s or participating venues’ Facebook pages.