CONCERTS AT A GLANCE
F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre (570) 826-1100
The Mavericks, Dec. 8
Kacey Musgraves, Dec. 9
Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza, Dec. 10
Nutcracker Ball with Milky Chance, Dec. 13
Michael Carbonaro, Dec. 16
Cabinet, Dec. 23
Hayes Carll, Dec. 28
Holiday Reunion Concert, Dec. 30
John Cleese and the Holy Grail, Jan. 28
Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Township (800) 745-3000
Dwight Yoakam, Feb. 3
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. (800) 745-3000
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Jan. 20
Thomas Rhett, March 9
Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe (570) 325-0371
An Olde English Christmas with Peter Noone, Dec. 8
Jessie’s Girl, Dec. 9
DeadPhish Orchestra, Dec. 10
Chris Janson, Dec. 17
Get the Led Out, Dec. 30-31
Umphrey’s McGee, Jan. 22
Greensky Bluegrass, Jan. 26
Satisfaction, Jan. 27
Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe (570) 325-0249
In My Life: Tribute to John Lennon, Dec. 8
Cast of Beatlemania, Dec. 9
Craig Thatcher & Friends, Dec. 10
Ryan Montbleau Band, Dec. 16
B Street Band, Dec. 30
Glimmer Twins, Dec. 31
Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808
Patent Pending, Dec. 23
Pink Talking Fish, Dec. 29
Rusted Root, Dec. 30
Mount Airy Casino, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono (877) 682-4791
Kenny G, Dec. 9
The Verve Pipe, Dec. 30
Sinbad, Dec. 31
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Jan. 7
Jim Breuer, Jan. 14
Mike Epps, Jan. 27
Arsenio Hall, Feb. 4
THIS WEEK: Dec. 7 to 13, 2016
An Evening of Lessons and Carols, recounting the birth of Christ, presented by the choral group Cantores Christi Regis. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, West Jackson and North Franklin streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 570-208-6044.
KRZ Let It Show, with Lukas Graham, Shaggy, Jacob Whitesides and Daya. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Dec. 8. $45, $35, $25. 800-745-3000.
The Mavericks, a country-fusion Christmas celebration by the Grammy Award winners on their “Sleigh Bells Ring Out!” tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. $69, $55, $45, $35. 570-826-1100.
An Olde English Christmas, starring Peter Noone, former frontman for Herman’s Hermits. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. $30, $25. 866-605-7325.
In My Life: A Tribute to John Lennon, led by Carlo Cantamessa on guitar, piano and vocals. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. $28. 570-325-0249.
Have a Holly Jolly Harmony, a concert and tree lighting with a cappella group Beyond Harmony to benefit the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program. Rooms 218-219 Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Dec. 9. $5, $3 students. 570-674-6719.
Kenny G, the top-selling smooth jazz saxophonist. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Ave., Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Dec. 9. $75, $55. 877-682-4791.
Cast of Beatlemania, the sights and sounds of the early years of the Beatles. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 9. $28. 570-325-0249.
Back to the Eighties Show with tribute band Jessie’s Girl interpreting the hits of Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 9. $18 advance; $23 day of show. 866-605-7325.
Chris Pavlick Sings Sinatra, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with a buffet dinner, cash bar and a concert of Sinatra favorites. The Pines Eatery and Spirits, 8 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10. $25. Reservations: 570-459-1212, ext. 3.
The Holiday Doo-Wop Extravaganza, with the Skyliners, Larry Chance & the Earls, LaLa Brooks, Jimmy Gallagher, the Dubs and Classic Sounds. Presented by Joe Nardone at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Dec. 10. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. 570-826-1100.
Changing Habits, an outreach ministry entertainment group from Gate of Heaven Church in Dallas. St. Benedict’s Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Free will offering. 570-822-8871.
DeadPhish Orchestra, a tribute act saluting the music of the Grateful Dead and Phish. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. $14 advance; $19 day of show. 866-605-7325.
Craig Thatcher’s Christmas, the annual holiday show by the Lehigh Valley rocker and his musician guests. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. $27. 570-325-0249.
House of Waters, the trio blending West African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music. Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. $22, $19. 570-588-8077.
Wyoming Seminary December Concert, with the Sem Chorale, Madrigal Singers, String Ensemble and handbells performing Handel’s “Messiah,” a setting of the Magnificat by Arvo Part and international carols. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. 570-270-2192.
Love at Christmas Time, a holiday concert by the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus. 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston; and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at St. Faustina Cultural Center, 38 W. Church St., Nanticoke. Santa is expected to visit. $5. 570-287-2476.
Annual Christmas Musical, with performers Ashley Lawson and Arithe Kline. Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church, 17 Old County Road, Benton. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11. 570-864-3618.
Holiday Pops Concert, by the Wilkes University Civic Band. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. 570-408-4779.
The Jacobs Brothers, a Christmas concert with the gospel-music trio. First Welsh Presbyterian Church, 398 Main St., Edwardsville. 3 p.m. Dec. 11. Free with refreshments. 570-288-8368.
Carols by Candlelight, the annual Christmas concert by church ensembles, accompanied by The Anthracite Brass, hand bells, piano and organ. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave. 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Free-will offering. Followed by a reception. 570-675-3616.
Holiday Community Concert, a free performance by the Keystone College Symphonic Band, Vocal Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Theatre in Brooks, Keystone College, La Plume. 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Collections of toys, clothing, food and pet needs will be accepted for various charities. 57-945-8170.
Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, with the University of Scranton Brass Orchestra and guests the Scranton Preparatory School Cavalyrics. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Admission: one new toy, article of children’s clothing or cash donation. 570-941-7624.
Step by Step, a Christmas concert by the praise band. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave. 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. 570-675-3616.
Nutcracker Ball, with performers Milky Chance, K. Flay, Lewis Del Mar and Black Tie Stereo. Sponsored by Fuzz 92.1 (WFUZ) at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. $63 VIP; $29 advance; $35 day of show. 570-826-1100.
The Beyond Harmony a cappella group at Misericordia University will present, ‘Have a Holly Jolly Harmony,’ a concert and tree lighting on Dec. 9 in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
Chris Pavlick will perform Frank Sinatra favorites at a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Dec. 10 at The Pines Eatery in Hazleton.
Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves brings her Christmas tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 9.
The annual Nutcracker Ball with Milky Chance, K. Flay, Lewis Del Mar and Black Tie Stereo will be held Dec. 13 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
The Chancel Choir of the Shavertown United Methodist Church will perform ‘Carols by Candlelight’ on Dec. 11.