1. Jay Leno
Former “Tonight Show” host and comedian Jay Leno will take the stage at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m.
Since leaving his late-night talk show, Leno has produced and starred in the show “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which earned an Emmy Award and two nominations for outstanding special class — short-format nonfiction program. Leno also is known for his children’s books, “If Roast Beef Could Fly” and “How to Be the Funniest Kid in Your Class,” and for voice-acting as characters in “Cars,” “Igor” and “The Fairly Oddparents.”
Doors open for his show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $72.50, $85.50, $102.50 and $128 and are available at the box office and kirbycenter.org and by calling 570-826-1100.
2. ‘Death Is a Cabaret, Old Chum’
REV Theatre Company will present “Death Is a Cabaret, Ol’ Chum,” a show that has had six years of sold-out performances at the Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival.
The cabaret will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1830 Jefferson Ave., Dunmore, on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 28.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs. The performance will last approximately one hour.
REV’s co-artistic director, Rudy Caporaso, created the show, which Rosey Hay directed. Scranton actor Sandy D’Oria will be featured in the show alongside Caporaso and Susanna Herrick.
Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students, and only cash will be accepted at the gate. For more information, call 917-405-2173.
3. ‘Love Songs’
The Arcadia Chorale will perform in Clarks Summit and Wilkes-Barre this weekend as it presents its fall concert, “Love Songs.” Concerts will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, and on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. Tickets for the Wilkes-Barre show cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and are free for students with ID. The concert in Clarks Summit is part of the Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series and will be free, but donations will be accepted. The chorale’s music director is Dr. Steven Thomas, who also is an associate professor of music and the director of choral activities at Wilkes University.
To buy tickets, visit arcadiachorale.org or call 570-871-0350.
Take in a free screening of a spooky holiday favorite Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
The film “Hocus Pocus,” presented as part of the The Times-Tribune Children’s Series, follows the story of two teenagers, a young girl and a cat as they face off against three witch sisters on Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts. This movie came out in 1993 and is rated PG.
The event has open-floor seating, and guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets for the floor. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Tickets are required and are available at the box office, over the phone at 570-344-1111 and online at ticketmaster.com. There is a limit of six per household.
5. Halloween party and costume contest
Your Halloween costume could win you part of $5,000 in cash prizes being given away at the Montage Mountain Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 26. The 21-and-older event runs from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. The night will include live music, games, giveaways and drink specials. The contest focuses on best overall costume and will have three cash winners: $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place. Tickets cost $10 for admission and $20 for entry into the costume contest. For tickets or more information, visit montagemountainresorts.com or call 570-969-7669.