The Howard University Gospel Choir from Washington, D.C., will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 with half of each $10 ticket to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, Wilkes-Barre. The kitchen is a program of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton. Planning the event are Michael Cianciotta, St. Vincent Kitchen program manager; Will Beekman, executive director of the F.M. Kirby Center; and Mary Theresa Vautrinot, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Human Services. The soup kitchen serves 300 free hot meals daily to those who need them. For concert tickets, call Catholic Social Services at 570-207-3808, visit the Kirby Center box office or call the Kirby Center at 570-826-1100.