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December 27, 2017 GMT

Gilbert Gottfried

Ring in the new year with Gilbert Gottfried at Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono.

The comedian will perform Sunday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. in Gypsies Lounge & Night Club. Tickets for the 21-or-older show are $35 and $55.

A former cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” Gottfried is known for his trademark voice. He’s appeared on such television shows as “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Late Show with Seth Meyers” and “Family Guy” and movies including “Aladdin,” “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “The Aristocrats.” A documentary about him, “Gilbert,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year and will be available on Hulu starting Friday, Dec. 29.

For details, visit mountairycasino.com.

Jeff Dunham

Comedic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his “Passively Aggressive” tour to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4.

Known for his characters such as Walter, Bubba J, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Peanut, Dunham has toured the world and released numerous comedy specials in addition to appearing in television shows and films. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September and recently released his latest stand-up special, “Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster,” on Netflix.

Tickets are $55, and part of the proceeds will benefit people affected by October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com, JeffDunham.com, the box office or Ticketmaster outlets, or call 800-745-3000. Parking is $10 for general admission, cash only at the gate, or $20 for reserved spots available in advance at ticketmaster.com and the box office.

For more information, visit mohegansunarenapa.com.

Back to the Eighties Show

Relive the best songs of the 1980s with Jessie’s Girl.

The Back to the Eighties Show takes place Friday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m. at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7.

Decked out as the decades best characters, the New York City rockers perform hits ranging from Bon Jovi and Cindi Lauper to Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 the day of the show. For tickets or more information or tickets, visit pennspeak.com or call

Free yoga

Get your new year off to a healthy start by taking some free yoga classes.

Mission Yoga, 1440 Capouse Ave., Scranton, will celebrate its sixth anniversary with free classes from Monday, Jan. 1, through Sunday, Jan. 7. Classes range from vinyasa to aerial yoga to yin yoga but do not include aerial floating restorative. They last from one hour to one hour, 15 minutes.

Advance registration is recommended and can be done online at mission-yoga.com.

Everhart exhibits

Check out two exhibits at the

Everhart Museum during their final week on display, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton.

“Linda Mitchell: Truth in Animals” and “Everhart in the Field” remain up through Sunday, Dec. 31. Mitchell’s animal-focused pieces, on display on the second floor, include 2-D items made from painting, photography, glass, wood, fabric and found objects as well as 3-D figures crafted from Play-Doh and fabric. On the lower level, visitors can view images detailing the Everhart’s work gathering specimens through various expeditions.

The museum is open Thursday, Dec. 28, and Friday, Dec. 29, from noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 31, noon to 3 p.m. The museum closes each January for maintenance.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, $3 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger, active military with ID and museum members. For details, visit everhart-museum.org or call 570-346-7186.