1. Turkey Trot
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run will race through Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 5, raising money for people in need for an eighth consecutive year.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., crafts and games follow at 8:30, and the runs start at 9 at the medical college, 525 Pine St.
Adult registration is $25 for 5K and $40 for the 10K in advance online at tcmc.edu through Thursday, Nov. 2. Prices increase to $30 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K on race day. The race benefits Friends of the Poor in Scranton, which aims to help impoverished people and support low-income families.
For details, visit tcmc.edu or the event’s Facebook page, call 570-558-3958 or email turkeytrotFOTP@gmail.com.
2. The 39 Steps
The Keystone Players’ latest production runs this week at the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College in La Plume.
The student theatrical troupe presents “The 39 Steps” on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. The play is directed by Rachel Luann Strayer.
The play spoofs the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, telling the story of a man who goes on the run as he is accused of murder and targeted by a secret spy organization. The show turns the serious spy drama into a ridiculous comedy, with protagonist Richard Hannay much less suave and much more bumbling than the character in the original film.
Tickets are $8 for general admission; $5 for seniors, veterans and students; and $2 for Keystone students. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit the Keystone Players’ Facebook page or call 570-945-8484.
3. A Mighty Fortress
The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania presents “A Mighty Fortress” — a mix of chorales, hymns and psalms from the Reformation era — on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton.
Formed in 1999, the Choral Society performs classical chorale pieces as well as contemporary music. Sunday’s concert begins at 4 p.m. and includes Bach’s cantata “Ein Feste Burg” plus other favorites.
Tickets are $15 for adults and free for ages 18 and younger. Visit
choralsociety.net for more information.
Indie rockers Bleachers and several guests perform Thursday, Nov. 2, at F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Presented by Times-Shamrock Communications radio station Alt 92.1, the show starts at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 5.
Guitarist Jack Antonoff started the New York City-based band, which is known for its single “I Wanna Get Better.” Also performing that night are Bishop Briggs, Welshly Arms and the Struts.
Tickets are $28, plus fees, and are available at the box office, 570-826-1100 and kirbycenter.org. For more information, visit alt921.com.
5. Hannah and Martin
The University of Scranton Players present the historical play “Hannah and Martin” starting this week at the school’s McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. The show runs Fridays, Nov. 3 and 10, and Saturdays, Nov. 4 and 11, at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 5 and 12, at 2 p.m.
“Hannah and Martin” details the lives of Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and philosopher Martin Heidegger. The love affair between the two is shadowed by Heidegger’s later collusion with the Nazi party in World War II.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students, children, faculty, staff and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by purchasing a season pass at thescrantonplayers.com. Visit the group’s website for more information.