Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
To Kill A Mockingbird. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Admission is free for sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and patrons with Marywood ID. Marywood University presents Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Lee’s American masterpiece investigates childhood innocence, morality and love in the racially tense setting of 1935 Alabama. Tickets are available at the university box office and online at marywood.edu/tickets. For more information call the box office at 570-348-6211 ext. 6097.
The Rock Show. $7 at the door. A benefit concert for WNEP’s Ryan’s Run takes place from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oct. 9 at Kildare’s Irish Pub, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. For the price of admission, patrons are treated to live performances by Dashboard Mary, Jackson Vee, Pink Slip and Destination West and more, including a reunion show by SIMON SEZ. If patrons purchase dinner, Kildare’s will give 20 percent of the check to Ryan’s Run to help promote fitness, challenge disability and change lives. For more information, contact Ryan Leckey at ryanleckey.com/contact/.
Wake Up with the Arts Breakfast. Free and open to the public. The eighth annual Wake Up with the Arts Breakfast takes place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 7 in the Platform Lounge of the Radisson Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. The event features photographer and writer Matthew Christopher who has documented and lectured on America’s forgotten spaces. To register, contact the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department at 570-963-6590 ext. 106 or [email protected]
Mystery Science Theater — Scranton Style. Free. As part of Bonfire Week, which culminates in the Bonfire Festival at the Iron Furnaces, Mystery Science Theater takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton. Join Conor McGuigan & Mike Gavern on a tour through the catalogue of B-movie horror. Participants can try Adezzo’s special S’mores latte that will be featured that week.