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March 15, 2018 GMT

‘The Irresponsible Tour’

Don’t miss Kevin Hart during his stop in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 16.

Hart brings his “Irresponsible Tour” to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Philadelphia-born comedian and actor often invokes self-deprication into his humor. For this tour, Hart enacted a strict no cell phone policy including, but not limited to no texting, talking, tweeting, checking the time or holding a cell phone during his show. Violators will be ejected by security without a refund.

Tickets start at $71.50 and can be purchased at the arena’s NBT Bank box office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. There is a $10 fee to park int he arena’s parking lot.


For information, visit kevinhartnation.com.


Richie Ramone

Hear one of the last living members of the Ramones, Richie Ramone, as well as several local bands perform in downtown Scranton on Monday, March 19.

Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., will host the legendary rocker along with Reach for the Sky, the Klap and the Dismissed, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door and can be purchased at the pub.

Ramone, the only Ramones drummer to sing lead vocals, performed with the band in more than 500 shows around the world with the band. He released his first solo album, “Entitled,” in 2013 and a followup, “Cellophane,” in 2017.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.


Montage MountainFest

The fun won’t be just on the ski slopes at the upcoming Montage MountainFest.

Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, will host an afternoon of skiing, live entertainment, pond skimming and even “dinosaurs” on Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All-day lift tickets are $20, and rentals are $20, but guests who wear a costume can ski for free. For more information visit montage mountainresorts.com.


Breakfast with Anna, Elsa, Merida and the Easter Bunny

Get Frozen with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby League for an Easter brunch and egg hunt.

On Saturday, March 17, head to the pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny, Merida and Anna and Elsa, at Applebee’s Neighborhood Restaurant, 253 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. Seatings take place at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Breakfast includes unlimited pancakes, sausage links and a choice of orange juice, tea or coffee. A meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the bunny and princesses will be available. Additional activities include face painting, raffle baskets, a 50/50 drawing and an egg hunt at 9 a.m.


Tickets cost $10 or $3 for children under 1 year old. To purchase, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3334534.

For information, contact Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby on Facebook.


St. Patrick’s Celebration

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top.

The restaurant and bar has a full slate of entertainment set for those looking for some Irish pride. At 2:30 p.m., the Emerald Isle Step Dancers perform, followed by the Ceol Mor Pipe and Drum band at 3:30 p.m., with a guest debut from Mountain Top’s newest bagpiper, Deb Ritz.

Additionally, the restaurant hosts food and drink specials to celebrate the day, including green cocktails and classic Irish drinks like Guinness.

For information, call 570-474-1050.