THIS WEEK: May 4 through 10
Violinist Kako Miura, guest soloist during 10th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert, 7:30 p.m. May 4 in the University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Miura will also be the guest soloist at The University of Scranton String Orchestra performance at 7:30 p.m. May 5. Both performances are free to the public. Info, 570-941-7624.
A Salute to Sinatra, performance by the Arcadia Chorale, 8 to 10 p.m. May 4, The Century Club of Scranton, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 seniors and WVIA members, students free. Info, 570-871-0350.
Mainly Classical, presented by Anthracite Opera Company, with classic pieces from operas including “Rigaletto” and “Madam Butterfly” plus other Broadway tunes, 3 p.m. May 6, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Taylor Ave., Scranton. Cost is $15, payable at the door. A dinner is planned for after the show at 5:30 p.m. at Rossetti Estate & Trust for the Arts, 1005 Vine St., Scranton. Cost for dinner and show is $25. Dinner seating is limited. Dinner includes: appetizers, main course, dessert, and entertainment featuring the barbershop quartet, Vocal Accord. Reservations required for dinner, contact Gary Richards at 570-335-7702.
Art Garfunkel, the iconic singer and songwriter who rose to fame as one half of Simon & Garfunkel, will perform at 8 p.m. May 8 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets range from $38 to $98 and are available through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100.
Ani DiFranco, the songwriter, guitarist, poet and feminist icon will perform at 8 p.m. May 11 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets range from $25 to $49.50 and are available through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100.
SRV Retrospective, Wilkes-Barre power blues trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen will perform their tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble at 9:30 p.m. May 12 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River Street, Plains Township. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. https://bit.ly/2Kd35ZO, 570-822-2992
Madison String Quartet, known for exploring the literature of Hispanic music and for blurring the line between performer and audience, making classical music accessible to all. 3 p.m. May 13, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. This Mother’s Day concert is free, with a suggested donation of $10.
Catholic Choral Society spring concerts, 7:30 p.m. May 18 at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William Street, Scranton, with Abington Heights Honor Chorus and 7 p.m. May 20 at St. Ignatius Church, 339 North Maple Street, Kingston, with the Hazleton Area High School Cougar Chorus. The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 69th season, is composed of 50 members from both Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. For tickets, call 570-587-2753. Tickets are also available at the door. Adults $10, seniors and students, $8, children younger than 12, free.
Briggs Farm Blues Festival, features Samantha Fish, Amy Helm, Selwyn Birchwood, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Review, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, JJ Thames & The Violet Revolt, Vanessa Collier and more. July 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. Tickets range from $28 for a one-day pass to $120 for a four-day pass with camping. To see ticket options and purchase tickets, visit briggsfarm.com.
Inclusion Festival, for all ages and abilities. Features The Hoppin’ Boxcars, The Merry Rockers, founder of “Rock Autism” Max Muscato, Reef The Lost Cauze, Brady Rymer and many more. Also features inclusive, immersive workshops, whole body percussion with Camille Who?, art projects with Verve Vertu and Deutsch Institute, puppet shows by Theater Studio and more. July 28 and 29 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn. Kids ages 12 and under are free. Day passes start at $13 for teens and $25 for adults; weekend passes start at $20 for teens and $40 for adults. Purchase online at https://bit.ly/2q3PZ89.
New York, NY Dueling Pianos, comedy-based dueling piano show will bring music of Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Disney and more to The Theater at North, 1539 North Main Ave., Scranton, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets $25 to $35. Tickets, thetheateratnorth.org