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THIS WEEK: NOV. 23 to 29, 2012


Railroad Earth, the New Jersey sextet performing straight-ahead, blue-collar rock with Celtic and Cajun touches. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 tonight and Saturday. $30, $50 both days. 420-2808.



Christmas with a Twist, a concert of Christian music. Quality Inn & Suites, 880 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is a hat, gloves or scarf for local charities. Tickets must be reserved at 824-8885, ext. 3.



A Gershwin Holiday: Michael Feinstein, the multiplatinum-selling Ambassador of the Great American Songbook performing classic Jazz Age songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Wiltsie Center, 700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. 8 p.m. Saturday. $72, $37. 855-945-8743.



The Trammps, the Philadelphia-based disco and soul group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Saturday. $30, $20. 877-682-4791.



The Funk Ark, the eight-member ensemble performing Afrobeat and big-band funk. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. $20. 325-0249.



Christmas with the Choral Society, a holiday program by the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania joined by the five children and youth choirs. With audience caroling and a holiday reception. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Sunday. $15. 343-6707.



The Vienna Boys Choir, the 25-chorister group of boys age 10 to 14 performing the classical sounds of 15th-century Vienna. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday. $45, $35, $25. 420-2808.


FUTURE CONCERTS


Christmas with a Twist, a concert of Christian music. Knights of Columbus, 57 Parry St., Luzerne. 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Admission: an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. 899-2264.



Celebrate Christmas with Travis Tritt, a holiday show with the country singer. Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.



Christmas with a Twist, a holiday concert by local Christian-music performers along with a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey game. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Dec. 1 with concert at 6 p.m. and game at 7 p.m. $16, $14, $10. Advance tickets only. 970-3607.


Best Bet

With frequent holiday visits to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a tradition for fans who like their Christmas music tinged with progressive symphonic rock. This year the top-grossing group will bring to the stage the multiplatinum rock opera ‘The Lost Christmas Eve,' set in a Capra-esque world on an enchanted Christmas Eve. The show delivers the hit single ‘Wizards in Winter' as well as crowd favorites ‘Christmas Night in Blue' and ‘Siberian Sleigh Ride,' along with new songs from the EP ‘Dreams of Fireflies (on a Christmas Night).' Shows are set for 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday with tickets at $60.50, $40.50 and $32.50. Call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.


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