1. ‘Rose’s Dilemma’
Delve into a romantic comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
Presented by the Clocktower Theater Company, the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7.
The story follows Rose Steiner, a writer who hasn’t written in years. As her need for money grows, she receives an opportunity from her late lover that could lead her back onto the path of success.
Tickets cost $20 to $28 and can be purchased online in advance at
clocktowertheater.thundertix.com and at the door. The show is open to ages 13 and older.
Visit thetheateratnorth.com for more information.
2. ‘Jump Jive & Jazz: A Salute to Jazz Drummers’
Swing on by Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 23, to enjoy a night of live music.
Groups performing will include the Upper Valley Winds Big Band under the direction of Patrick Marcinko III, the Tyler Dempsey Trio and Erin Malloy performing alongside bassist Doug Smith and pianist Jim Waltich. The Bill Goodwin Quartet is the night’s special guest.
The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-serve. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. For more information, call 570-344-1111
3. Third Friday Art Block
Stroll through downtown Wilkes-Barre as it springs to life with artists, vendors, music and more for the Third Friday Art Block on Friday, Sept. 21.
The event is free and open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. A variety of venues will be open to stroll through, providing an opportunity to support the community’s local art scene.
Visit the art block’s Facebook page for more information.
4. ‘The Little Mermaid’
Swim on over to Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea, to see “The Little Mermaid” starting this weekend.
Phoenix Kids will present the musical on Fridays, Sept. 21 and 28, and Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29, at 7 p.m. and Sundays, Sept. 23 and 30, at 2 p.m. The family-friendly show will feature actors donning Heelys to glide across the stage.
Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for children 5 and younger. For reservations or more information, call 570-991-1817 or visit phoenixpac.vpweb.com.
Join True Friends Animal Welfare Center for its biggest fundraiser of the year, Wooftstock, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 6 p.m.
The event will take place at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock and feature live music performed by Paul LaQuintano, Tommy Guns Band, Orange and George Sobeck Acoustic Music. Food also will be available. Money raised will benefit the organization’s Wyoming County shelter.
Admission costs $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children 12 and younger and dogs receive free admission. For more information, call 570-278-1228 or visit truefriendsawc.com.