Fab 5 – March 14, 2019

Fab 5 – March 14, 2019

1. Steamtown String Fling
Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., will hold its second String Fling on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.
This year’s lineup features bluegrass and folk Americana players Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers along with Serene Green, Sara Hulse, Peck and Penn, Nick & Braids and Alan K. Stout.
Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. For tickets or more information, visit the box office or scrantonculturalcenter.org or call 570-344-1111

2. Women’s History Month program
Head to Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton, for a Women’s History Month program on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16.
The free, family-friendly indoor event starts at noon and 2 p.m. and features “Rosie the Railroader” and friends as they highlight women’s roles on the railroads during World War II and today.
Guests should meet for the program at Steamtown’s theater desk a few minutes prior to its start.
For more information, call 570-340-5200 or visit nps.gov/stea or the Facebook event page.

In this film image released by Universal Pictures, animated characters Lorax, voiced by Danny Devito, left, and Once-ler, voiced by Ed Helms, are shown in a scene from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

3. Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Bash
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton.
Children of all ages can check out crafts along with musical performances by the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA during the Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m.
Registration is required. To register, call 570-348-3000, ext. 3015. For more information, visit lclshome.org.

4. Army Jazz Ambassadors
The 19-member Army Jazz Ambassadors will swing into Northeast Pennsylvania for a performance Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m.
The free concert will take place at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
The Ambassadors, aka “America’s Big Band,” formed in 1969 and perform a range of musical styles, including big band standards, patriotic favorites and contemporary jazz. The group has played in all 50 states and a number of different countries.
For more information, visit kirbycenter.org or call the box office number at 570-826-1100.

JASON FARMER / TIMES-SHAMROCK More than 120 players from across the region participated in the NEPA Cornhole Tournament at PNC Field in Moosic on Saturday.

5. March Bagness Cornhole Tournament
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp., hosts the March Bagness Cornhole Tournament in its Keystone Grand Ballroom on Saturday, March 16.
Registration starts at 11 a.m., and the tournament follows at 1 p.m. Registration for teams costs $60 in advance and $80 for walk-ins. Participants must be 21 or older.
Teams will compete in the double-elimination tournament for $5,000 in guaranteed payouts. The tournament will have three divisions — advanced, competitive and social — and is open to all skill levels.
For more information and tickets to enter, visit nepacornhole.com.

Concerts – March 17, 2019

Concerts – March 17, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Lee Brice, Friday, March 29
Strand of Oaks, Wednesday, April 10
REO Speedwagon, Thursday, April 11
Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers, Sunday, April 14
Jon Anderson, Monday, April 15
Blue October, Friday, April 19
Arrival from Sweden, Friday, April 26
The Bizzare World of Frank Zappa, Wednesday, May 1
One Night in Memphis, Friday, May 3
Rocktopia, Wednesday, May 8

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
Classic Stones featuring the Glimmer Twins, Saturday, March 16
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 23
Mr. Speed, Saturday, March 30
Rocketman, Saturday, April 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Professor Louie and the Crowmatrix with Woodstock Horns performing music from the Band and more, Saturday, March 16
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, March 22
Screaming Infidelities, Saturday, March 23
Hub City Stompers/Scofflaws and Rude Boy George, Friday, March 29
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe and Root Shock, Saturday, March 30
Philadelphia Freedom, Saturday, April 6
Goose and Kluster Phunk, Thursday, April 11
Halfway to Hell, Saturday, April 13
A Proud Monkey, Friday, April 19
The Englishtown Project, Saturday, April 20
The Grass Is Dead, Friday, April 26

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
The Wall Live, Friday, March 15
Boat House Row, Saturday, March 16
Umphrey’s McGee, Thursday, March 21
WAR, Friday, March 22
Mike Tramp of White Lion, Saturday, March 23
Buckcherry, Thursday, March 28
Randy Houser, Friday, March 29
Jay & the Americans and the Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday, March 30
Bay City Rollers, Thursday, April 25
Bruce in the USA, Friday, April 26

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
The Lizard, Friday, March 15
Dire, Saturday, March 16
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, March 29
Zoso, Saturday, March 30
Almost, Friday, April 5
Golden Gate, Wingmen, Friday, April 12
Start Making Sense, Saturday, April 13
Granger Smith, Thursday, April 18
Blue October, Friday, April 19

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Cunningham & Associates, Thursday, March 14
Scythian, Friday, March 15
The Celtic Tenors, Saturday, March 16
Portland Cello Project, Thursday, March 21
Paul Thorn Band, Thursday, March 21
Funky Dawgz, Friday, March 22
Vanessa Collier, Saturday, March 23
Pat Metheny Side Eye, Thursday, March 28
Mom Jeans, Thursday, March 28
Cyrille Aimee, Friday, March 19
Marc Broussard, Saturday, March 30

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Tritonal, Friday, March 15
Gogol Bordello, Sunday, March 17
Jawbreaker, Wednesday, March 27
Hatebreed, Thursday, April 4
Dance Gavin Dance, Saturday, April 13
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17
The Hives/Refused, Saturday, May 18
George Clinton and Parliament
Funkadelic, Thursday, June 6
New Found Glory, Friday, June 7

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Fleetwood Mac, Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, March 26, and Monday, June 24
Kiss, Friday, March 29
Muse, Sunday, April 7
Justin Timberlake, Tuesday, April 9
Cher, Saturday, April 20
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
John Mayer, Monday, July 22
Iron Maiden, Tuesday, July 30

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Kiss, Wednesday, March 27
Muse, Monday, April 8

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Guster, Saturday, March 16
Gary Clark Jr., Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, March 23
Brit Floyd, Monday, April 1
Il Divo, Saturday, April 6
Mott the Hoople, Wednesday, April 10

Nightlife – March 14, 2019

Nightlife – March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Eddie Appnel Acoustic
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Thursdaze featuring Newpy Hundo and Nick Spaceman
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Dan the Piano Man
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: The Qualia Trio
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Open Mic Circus
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Open Mic Night
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Zawatsky
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, March 15
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Playing for Tips
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Triple Fret
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Doug and Sean
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Jack Bordo and Jim Cullen
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Toni Alosi
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Jay Velar
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Chasing Ashlee
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Ruck N Blowfish and Magic ’90s Three
The Fireside Martini Grill Inc., 411 Chestnut St., Dunmore: Dashboard Mary
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Group Du Jour Trio
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: John P. Williams Blues Duo
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: The Third Nut
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Gold Steps, the Maguas, Stay Loud, Dear Spring, Halea and the Holtzman Effect
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: I Trust You To Kill Me, Toothless, Vulturepeak, Cruel Bomb
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Olivia Grace
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Electricstein
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mama’s Black Sheep
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Shenanigans & Boomers Night Club, 98 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Donnybrook
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Tommy Guns Band
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Jon & Kate + Fate
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees and the Antidepressants
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Pink Slip
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Richie Byrne and Andy Beningo
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Popshop featuring Eric Klein

Saturday, March 16
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Wanabees
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: The Boastfuls Duo
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Lonnie Griffiths Band
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tommy Guns Band
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: John Quinn
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Cruise Control
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ Ewin Valez
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Andy Sleboda
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Screaming Broccoli
Brickhouse Tavern, 319 Main St., Dupont:
Friendly FYRE
Budd’s Pizza Cafe & Sports Hub, 134 Page Ave., Kingston: Dee Maple Band Live
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Random Rock
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Better Than Bad, DJ Famous
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Daddy O & the Sax Maniax
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Last Call Beautiful
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Attacker
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Worst Ones, Gods of Space, Das Black Milk, Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: DHD
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Strawberry Jam
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chasing Ashlee Duo
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix with the Woodstock Horns
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Nowhere Slow
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Jeffrey James Band
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Anytime Soon and Buzz Buzzyrd, Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Young Lion
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: D-West
Wegmans, 220 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: The Classics
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Richie Byrne and Andy Beningo

Sunday, March 17
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Clarence Spady Band
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Joe Lombardo’s Birthday Bash
Kildare’s Irish Pub, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Donnybrook
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke and DJ
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Sponge
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Asialena

Monday, March 18
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Green Light Go Duo Kevin and Tiffany
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Sabatini’s Bottleshop & Bar, 1901 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Sabatini’s Bottleshop Quartet featuring Jamie Orfanello and friends
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ Aptrik

Tuesday, March 19
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Tom Osbourne
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Trivia Night

Wednesday, March 20
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Always Undecided

Emerald city St. Patrick’s Parade Day revelry planned throughout area

Emerald city St. Patrick’s Parade Day revelry planned throughout area

The official start of spring is still a few days away, but Northeast Pennsylvania will be awash in green again this weekend.
The St. Patrick’s Parade Day Association of Lackawanna County presents the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Scranton on Saturday, March 9, and businesses throughout the city and beyond will mark the occasion.
Things kick off Saturday with a Parade Day Mass in St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, at 10 a.m., followed by the Brian P. Kelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Parade 2-Mile Footrace at 11 a.m. The course, run entirely on the parade route, starts and ends in front of Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N Washington Ave. Registration that day will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Lackawanna College Student Union Center, 600 Jefferson Ave. Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Scranton Running Co., 3 W. Olive St. Registration costs $12 in advance and $15 that day.

Thomas McIntyre, 8, of Scranton, portrays a leprechaun along the Irish Cultural Society of East Mountain float on Saturday during the 52nd annual St.Patrick’s Day Parade held in downtown Scranton. Times-Shamrock Archives

The parade steps off at 11:45 a.m. at Mulberry Street and Wyoming Avenue. Marchers head toward Linden Street and then make a left onto Lackwanna Avenue, which bends onto Jefferson Avenue, before turning left onto Spruce Street. After a final right turn onto North Washington Avenue, the parade passes the reviewing booth near North Washington Avenue and Linden Street, ending at North Washington Avenue and Vine Street.
This year’s dignitaries include Grand Marshal William “Buddy” Cosgrove, Honorary Grand Marshal Patrick J. Dempsey, Parade Marshal Christopher O’Neill McGrath, Honorary Parade Marshal John J. Lynady and President Timothy W. Lynady. The parade is dedicated to the late Dave Clark and James Ormsby.
Streets close by 9:30 a.m. the day of the parade, so guests should arrive early to find parking. The parade is estimated to run slightly under three and a half hours. As of press time, AccuWeather forecasts predicted ** conditions and temperatures in the **.
For updates and more information, visit stpatparade.com or the Scranton St. Patrick Parade Facebook, Twitter (@StPatParade) and Instagram pages (@StPatParade).

Members of the Black Diamonds Pipe Band, from Scranton, perform during the Pittston St. Patrick’s Day parade. KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE

The days before
Keystone College, La Plume, kicks off the weekend with a free performance by the Quietmen band Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the campus’ Theatre in Brooks. The band plays traditional and contemporary Celtic music. For details, call Elena O’Connor at 570-945-8160 or visit keystone.edu.
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton, hosts a Parade Day Eve Bash on Friday, March 8. From 6 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy entertainment by bagpiper Bill Hetherson, the Emerald Isle Step Dancers and the Quietmen, along with raffles. Tickets cost $25; call the museum at 570-963-4804.
Carbondale hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lackawanna County on March 17, 1833, and so in 2018, the Pioneer City started a new tradition to commemorate that — a nighttime
Lighted St. Patrick’s Parade. This year, the event occurs Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Participants line up at 6 on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues and then march along Main Street for about five blocks.

Gavin Gallagher, 4, of Crofton, M.D., wears his Irish colors in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Scranton early-bird Parade Day specials
Center City Wine Cellar, 300 Lackawanna Ave., invites parade-goers to the second floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown to warm up and grab a drink from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Beer is half-off for guests who bring bartenders green beads.
Enjoy the St. Paddy’s Day Bash at Goodfellas Bar, 1212 Mulberry St., starting at 7 a.m. Features will include green beer, live music, a free pizza buffet and drink specials.
Stalter’s Cafe, 872 Providence Road, serves egg sandwiches and Irish coffees starting at 7 a.m., with “McGriddles” by Lady A at 10 a.m. and Borgia Brunch at 1 p.m. Bagpipers stop in around 4, while the Holmes Family Dance Party featuring Jamie Callen gets underway at 7.
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The menu includes omelette and Belgian waffle stations along with Danishes, muffins, juice, coffee, tea and more for $15 (including tax and tip) per adult and $10 per child 10 and younger. Walk-ins are welcome, though reservations are very strongly suggested; call 570-346-8049 or visit coopers-seafood.com. Cooper’s also will offer live music by Jack Bordo and Jim Cullen on the restaurant side; EJ the DJ will entertain in the ship at 9 a.m., followed later by the Wanabees.
Waldorf Park Social Club, 13 Waldorf Lane, opens at 9 a.m. to serve breakfast for $12, which includes draft beer and mimosas. Bagpipers will make an appearance, and DJ Pat Dougher will entertain starting at 4 p.m. There is no cover for members, while guests pay $5 at the door.
Rhythm Fitness LLC, 206 N. Main Ave., hosts Top of the Yoga to You. Host Leah Mohan guides the class, which costs $5, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Carly Yorder is in the spirit of the holiday during Wilkes Barre St. Patrick’s Parade. DAVE SCHERBENCO/CITIZENS VOICE

Downtown Scranton events
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., opens at 9 a.m. with $5 admission, which increases to $10 after 10 a.m. Domestic beer specials run from 9 to 11 a.m., and the day’s entertainment includes Ale House Funk Band, Light Weight, Mace in Dickson, Digger Jones, Tom Graham and DJs.
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., opens at 9 a.m. with a $10 cover and features live entertainment by SaturBae, Indigo Moon Brass Band and Idol Hands as well as appearances by pipe bands throughout the day.
The newly remodeled Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., has music by the Boastfuls from 9 to 11 a.m.; Graces Downfall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Always Undecided, 1 to 3 p.m.; and a DJ, 3 to 6 p.m. and in between band sets.
Kildare’s Irish Pub Scranton, 119 Jefferson Ave., hosts indoor and outdoor parties from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inside, guests can catch Laura Lea + Yep Fabulous, while Giants of Science plays outside. At night, Flaxy Morgan takes over, and DJs spin throughout the day.
Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., hosts two parties. Admission is $25 to the indoor Trax VIP Party, which runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and features music by Tribes and DJ Nino Blanco plus a view of the parade from the patio. Tickets are available by calling 570-558-3919. Outdoors, Shamrockfest goes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and costs $15, with a performance by Nowhere Slow, fresh food for purchase and a 60-foot bar. Tickets will be available at the door.
When Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., opens its doors at 9 a.m., guests can enjoy a happy hour through 11 a.m., plus entertainment by DJ Elite all day.
Harry’s cocktail bar, 302 Penn Ave., opens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with drink specials and entertainment by the Barrel Chested Beer Bellies.
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., has music starting at 10 a.m. by groups such as Another Day Dawns, Tommy Guns Band, Kristen and the Noise, and Flip Like Wilson. At 3 p.m., find a concert and meet-and-greet with Jake Miller and Logan Henderson; for tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

Irish step dancers perform on North Washington Avenue during the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Parade Day outside center city
Haggerty’s Tavern, 421 N. Main Ave., Scranton, opens at 9 a.m. in West Side.
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton, which opens at 10 a.m., presents live music all day, including DJ Famous from noon to 2 p.m.; Bliss, 3 to 7; and Pink Slip, 7 to 10.
McNally’s, 217 E. Market St., Scranton, opens from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. with food specials that include Irish poutine and Brett’s Famous Irish Potato Chowder. Drink specials include Jen’s Jell-O shots and the Tropical Leprechaun. Alyssa Lazar provides entertainment at night; bagpipers also will make an appearance.

Taylor Grace Corey, 6, of Painted Post, N.Y., enjoys a piece of cotton candy while watching the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Morgan’Z Pub & Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton, opens at 11 a.m. with no cover charge. A heated patio is available all day, as is a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed menu. Holy Sardine plays from 3 to 7 p.m.
West Scranton Community Development at the Club hosts a Parade Day Celebration at the Angry Irishman, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A $10 donation at the door includes entertainment, bracelet and traditional dinners, such as ham and cabbage, Shepherd’s pie and other Irish favorites. All proceeds from the cover benefit West Scranton community development.
Bud’s Bar & Grill, 402 N. Main St., Archbald, opens from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. with Miller Lite pounders for $2.50 all day and $2 shots from 8 to 10 p.m. There is no cover, and visitors can hear music by a DJ and the Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band. The kitchen stays open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
McGrath’s Pub & Eatery, 112 E. Main St., Dalton, opens at 11 a.m. with a happy hour that stretches to 3 p.m., after which there is a $5 cover. Corned beef reubens will be served all day. Music by Jonny D starts at 3 p.m., followed by the Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band at 7 and Mace in Dickson at 8.
The Tauras Club,106 W. Market St., Scranton, serves classic ham-and-cabbage dinners for $8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Music by Back Flash begins at 6 p.m.
Thirst-T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant, celebrates with drink specials as it broadcasts the live telecast on 11 big-screen TVs. Live music begins at 3 p.m. and includes Blind Choice, Erich & Tyler Music Co. and the Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band.
Andy Gavin’s Eatery & Pub, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, opens at noon and offers live music by the Fab 3 outside, weather permitting, in the afternoon, plus entertainment by the band Drive at night. It serves traditional Irish fare throughout the day; $1 of the $6 cover charge will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Dunn’s Tavern, 905 S. Main Ave., Scranton, opens at noon with drink specials, including featured shots and Jell-O shots, as well as a jukebox, pool, darts and shuffleboard.
Stage West, 201 N. Main Ave., Scranton, opens at noon with a $7 cover and presents live music from the Boastfuls from 3 to 7 p.m., followed by DJ Von Wheeler from 7 to 10.

The Black Diamonds pipe band performs in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Honeychilds’, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, opens at 2 p.m. and hosts live music by Ron Morgan and Co. from 4 to 7 p.m.; Qualia at 8; and Mathew James and Co. in its second-level bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Kenny’s Pub, 153 Spruce St. Archbald, hosts a Parade Day Party featuring hot ham and cabbage dinners starting at 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy live, traditional Irish music all night from acts including Dr. Clair Kenny, Kerry Kenny, Mickey Spain and Leo Schott on bagpipes. For reservations, call 570-904-1095.
Catch live music by Jason Weiss at 3 Jacks Burger Bar, 233 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Lost Dogs, the Pearl Jam tribute band, plays at Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton, starting at 6 p.m. The cover charge is $5.
Fraternal Order of Eagles 314, 493 Meridian Ave., Scranton, will be the site for the day-ending St. Patty’s Parade After-Party from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Specials include ham and cabbage dinners (available from 3 to 7 p.m.), ham sandwiches with chips, and specialty drinks. Entertainment with TruBluXM Productions, featuring music and karaoke, runs from 7 to 11 p.m. There is no cover.
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton, opens at 7 a.m. and features $1.50 Coors Light pints and no cover charge throughout Parade Day. Music by the Third Nut starts at 10 p.m.
Family-friendly
The 10th annual St. Patty’s Day Stache Bash returns to POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It features a gourmet breakfast buffet and open draft bar, DJ, dancing, Irish bagpipes, games and mustache awards plus a view of the parade. Tickets, available through eventbrite.com, cost $37 for the breakfast and bar option, $23 for the non-alcoholic breakfast and $15 for kids 12 and younger. Children 5 and under enter for free.
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., invites the public into its Grand Ballroom for all-ages fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring music by Old Friends Celtic Band as well as special guests from along the parade route. Admission is free, with food and drinks available for purchase.
Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St., welcomes families from noon to 4 p.m. to make a St. Patrick’s Parade Drop-by Craft, with no registration required.

The day after
Try a little hair of the dog during a Hangover Brunch from noon to 5 p.m. at Ale’s Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton.

Nightlife – March 7, 2019

Nightlife – March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Blue Moxie Duo
Alter House, 926 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit: John Smith
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Asialena
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Bryan Brophy
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Phriend$
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Stevie K
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mark Sutorka
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, March 8
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Alyssa from No Vacancy and Ronnie Williams Duo
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Smith
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Flaxy Morgan
Charlie B’s Pub and Eatery, 653 N. Main St., Plains Twp.: Friendly FYRE
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: DJ Famous
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Liar, Liar Duo
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Area 52
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: One Step Closer, Magnitude, Worn, Anxious, Vantage Point and Final Expression
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Bounty Hunter Returns
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Blue Moxie Duo
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Flora Cash
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: St. Patrick’s Day Pre-Parade Kick-off Show with the Wanabees and the Maguas
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nu Era
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Big King Moose
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tim Dillon with Katie Hannigan and Glen Tickle

Saturday, March 9
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: BrackTime Live
Ariel View Inn, 1400 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Bret Alexander
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Ale House Funk Band, Mace in Dickson Band, Light Weight, Digger Jones, Tom Graham and Brad Baesic
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Graces Downfall
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Speaker Jam
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mother Nature’s Son
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: UUU
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Third Degree
Crabby’s Seafood Grill and Pipes Bar, 3159 Lower Demunds Road, Dallas: Friendly FYRE
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Bliss, Pink Slip, Johnny D and DJ Famous
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Kartune
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Flip Like Wilson, Another Day Dawn, Tommy Guns Band, Jake Miller and Logan Henderson, Parade Day with the Boastfuls, Graces Downfall and Always Undecided
Nanticoke Quoit Club, 422 Railroad St., Nanticoke: 2 Rockaholix
P.J.’s 1910 Pub at Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Box of Rain
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: The Boastfuls
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Blind Choice, Erich and Tyler Music Co. and Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Light Weight
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: The Third Nut
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tim Dillon with Katie Hannigan and Glen Tickle
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party

Sunday, March 10
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Soul Shakers Blues Jam
First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., Clarks Summit: Poor Man’s Gambit
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Wilkes-Barre Parade Day Drag Show, Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: BrighterDays
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Eminence Ensemble
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Bryan Brophy

Monday, March 11
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Candi Vee
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, March 12
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Trivia Night

Wednesday, March 13
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mike Dougherty

Concerts – March 7, 2019

Concerts – March 7, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Mickey Spain, Sunday, March 10
Joe Bonamassa, Monday, March 11
Lee Brice, Friday, March 29
Strand of Oaks, Wednesday, April 10
REO Speedwagon, Thursday, April 11
Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers, Sunday, April 14
Jon Anderson, Monday, April 15
Blue October, Friday, April 19
Arrival from Sweden, Friday, April 26
The Bizzare World of Frank Zappa, Wednesday, May 1
One Night in Memphis, Friday, May 3

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
Double Vision, Saturday, March 9
Classic Stones featuring the Glimmer Twins, Saturday, March 16
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 23
Mr. Speed, Saturday, March 30
Rocketman, Saturday, April 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Box of Rain, Saturday, March 9
Professor Louie and the Crowmatrix with Woodstock Horns performing music from the Band and more, Saturday, March 16
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, March 22
Screaming Infidelities, Saturday, March 23
Hub City Stompers/Scofflaws and Rude Boy George, Friday, March 29
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe and Root Shock, Saturday, March 30
Goose and Kluster Phunk, Thursday, April 11
Halfway to Hell, Saturday, April 13
A Proud Monkey, Friday, April 19
The Englishtown Project, Saturday, April 20

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Jackyl, Thursday, March 7
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wednesday, March 13
The Wall Live, Friday, March 15
Boat House Row, Saturday, March 16
Umphrey’s McGee, Thursday, March 21
WAR, Friday, March 22
Mike Tramp of White Lion, Saturday, March 23
Buckcherry, Thursday, March 28
Randy Houser, Friday, March 29
Jay & the Americans and the Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday, March 30

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
IC/DC — AC/DC tribute, Saturday, March 9
The Lizard, Friday, March 15
Dire, Saturday, March 16
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, March 29
Zoso, Saturday, March 30
Almost, Friday, April 5
Golden Gate, Wingmen, Friday, April 12
Start Making Sense, Saturday, April 13
Blue October, Friday, April 19

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
An Eric Clapton Retrospective, Friday, March 8
The Aardvarks with Rock Steady, Saturday, March 9
We Three, Sunday, March 10
Cunningham & Associates, Thursday, March 14
Scythian, Friday, March 15
The Celtic Tenors, Saturday, March 16
Portland Cello Project, Thursday, March 21
Paul Thorn Band, Thursday, March 21
Funky Dawgz, Friday, March 22
Vanessa Collier, Saturday, March 23

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Ice Cube, Saturday, March 9
Tritonal, Friday, March 15
Gogol Bordello, Sunday, March 17
Jawbreaker, Wednesday, March 27
Hatebreed, Thursday, April 4
Dance Gavin Dance, Saturday, April 13
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17
The Hives/Refused, Saturday, May 18

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Fleetwood Mac, Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, March 26, and Monday, June 24
Kiss, Friday, March 29
Muse, Sunday, April 7
Justin Timberlake, Tuesday, April 9
Cher, Saturday, April 20
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
John Mayer, Monday, July 22
Iron Maiden, Tuesday, July 30

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Robyn, Friday, March 8
An Evening with Fleetwood Mac, Monday, March 11
Weezer with Pixies, Tuesday, March 12
Kiss, Wednesday, March 27
Muse, Monday, April 8

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
The Monkees, Saturday, March 9
James Bay, Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13
Guster, Saturday, March 16
Gary Clark Jr., Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, March 23
Brit Floyd, Monday, April 1
Il Divo, Saturday, April 6
Mott the Hoople, Wednesday, April 10

Hazleton native heads to ‘Edge of Extinction’

Hazleton native heads to ‘Edge of Extinction’

BY JILL WAHLEN

Julia Carter had just one month to prepare to be a contestant on CBS’s “Survivor,” which filmed last year in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji.
“With only a month, I knew I wouldn’t get into stellar shape so I thought about the best ways to use my time,” said Carter, a 2011 graduate of Hazleton Area High School.
Carter wasn’t allowed to discuss the show’s outcome, but she recalled how she went into the season not knowing anything about it or who she would be playing with. She found out right away that she would be playing a very different game.
“As soon as we got there, (host) Jeff Probst lets us know that it was Survivor Season 38 ‘Edge of Extinction,’” Carter recalled. “‘Edge of Extinction?’ I thought, ‘What the heck does that mean? Who’s becoming extinct? What does that mean?’ He didn’t explain it.”
The daughter of Catherine Carter and stepdaughter of Douglas Keen, Wilkes-Barre, Carter now works as a medical assistant in Bethesda, Maryland. To prepare for the show, which debuted last Wednesday on CBS, she studied episodes from the previous 37 seasons. She took notes and tried to determine which strategies worked best, and which contestant’s personality was most like her own.
Like in previous seasons of “Survivor,” 18 contestants are taken to a remote location where they must provide food, water, fire and shelter for themselves. They also compete in challenges for rewards and for immunity from elimination. Contestants then are voted out by their fellow castmates until only one remains.

ROBERT VOETS / CBS Julia Carter competes on “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 38th season at 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBS.

But in this installment of the show, a person isn’t eliminated for good. The ousted player receives two options: he or she can quit or get on a boat and continue the game.
The show features newbies such as Carter along with four contestants from past seasons. A longtime fan of the show, Carter recognized the repeat players.
Carter initially applied to the show about three years ago, recording a two-minute video to talk about her life and why she wanted to play.
“And then I submitted it off into the universe,” she said.
She didn’t hear anything, so a year later, she attended a “Survivor” casting call in Wilkes-Barre.
“I thought I might as well go to double my chances,” she said.
In April 2018, she received a call from CBS. At first, she “thought it was a joke” and fired off questions to the caller.
“I had to make sure it was legit,” Carter said with a laugh.
Sure enough, she shipped out to the South Pacific in May.
“Fiji is beautiful. It’s very tropical,” Carter said. “Overall, it had a moderate climate and a typical kind of island vibe. It was very hot, but it wasn’t the rainy season there, so it wasn’t too bad as far as any storms.”
The experience, however, came with a transition.

“Although you’re on a beautiful island, you have to realize that you’re actually in the game,” she said. “You have limited resources, limited food, and you’re really exposed to the elements.”
And, Carter said, you’re surrounded by strangers.
“You’re not sure if you can trust them,” she said.
Carter joked that she plans to watch the show “more times than you can imagine.” It airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
“I am going from being a fan to a player to a fan again,” she said.


Contact the writer:
jwhalen@standardspeaker.com; 570-501-3592

Nightlife – February 28, 2019

Nightlife – February 28, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 28
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Open Mic Night with Frank Marcinowski
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Karaoke Night
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy, the Wanabees
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Shrive
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, March 1
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Chris Shrive and Ashley Duo
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: 3 Tools No Box
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Bros
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Zone
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Jay Velar
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Kartune
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Light Up the Moon
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Rudy and the Gansetts, the Mesos and Oddmen
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Adam Farley and the MDG Crew, the Charming Beards, E57 and the Mange
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Flaxy Morgan
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Souled Out
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: J.R. Huff, Matt and Erik of the Maguas
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: D-West
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Patty Rosborough with Mark Demayo and Sergio Marzitelli

Saturday, March 2
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Lance Thomas and the Neil Young Project
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Sarah Carne
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: Duster Jack Duo
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 7800 Fahrenheit
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Popstar Drive Rocks
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Three Legged Dog
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Bennett Brothers Band
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Peter Kelly’s ’80s New Wave Birthday Party
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Elliot Elliot and several regional comedians
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: The Squalors EP Release Party
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Brad Parsons and Starbird
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Another Day Dawns and Schism
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Donnybroke Irish Band
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Big King Moose and Buzz
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Doubting Thoma$
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Pink Slip
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Hoopla

Sunday, March 3
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: DJ Famous
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: King Nine, Hangman, No Option, Choice to Make and Prospect
R Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin: Marilyn Kennedy
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: After Funk
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dan the Piano Man

Monday, March 4
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Ron Morgan
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, March 5
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Sink the Ship and Exit Wounds
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Sidel’s Restaurant & Lounge, 1202 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Fat Tuesday with EJ the DJ
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jim Carro
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Trivia Night

Wednesday, March 6
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Utopix

Concerts – February 28, 2019

Concerts – February 28, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Dennis Miller and Mark Steyn, Saturday, March 2
Mickey Spain, Sunday, March 10
Joe Bonamassa, Monday, March 11
Lee Brice, Friday, March 29
Strand of Oaks, Wednesday, April 10
REO Speedwagon, Thursday, April 11
Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers, Sunday, April 14
Jon Anderson, Monday, April 15
Blue October, Friday, April 19
Arrival from Sweden, Friday, April 26

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
Double Vision, Saturday, March 9
Classic Stones featuring the Glimmer Twins, Saturday, March 16
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 23
Mr. Speed, Saturday, March 30
Rocketman, Saturday, April 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Souled Out, Friday, March 1
Brad Parsons and Starbird, Saturday, March 2
Box of Rain, Saturday, March 9
Professor Louie and the Crowmatrix with Woodstock Horns performing music from the Band and more, Saturday, March 16
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, March 22
Screaming Infidelities, Saturday, March 23
Hub City Stompers/Scofflaws and Rude Boy George, Friday, March 29
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe and Root Shock, Saturday, March 30
Goose and Kluster Phunk, Thursday, April 11
Halfway to Hell, Saturday, April 13

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Flogging Molly, Friday, March 1
Melvin Seats and JGB, Saturday, March 2
Jackyl, Thursday, March 7
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wednesday, March 13
The Wall Live, Friday, March 15
Boat House Row, Saturday, March 16
Umphrey’s McGee, Thursday, March 21
WAR, Friday, March 22
Mike Tramp of White Lion, Saturday, March 23
Buckcherry, Thursday, March 28

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Danielle Miraglia, Friday, March 1
Porter & Sayles, Saturday, March 2
The Carlton, Sunday, March 3
IC/DC — AC/DC tribute, Saturday, March 9
The Lizard, Friday, March 15
Dire, Saturday, March 16
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, March 29
Zoso, Saturday, March 30
Open Mic Night, Sunday, March 31

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Ted Vigil, Saturday, March 2
An Eric Clapton Retrospective, Friday, March 8
The Aardvarks with Rock Steady, Saturday, March 9
We Three, Sunday, March 10
Cunningham & Associates, Thursday, March 14
Scythian, Friday, March 15
The Celtic Tenors, Saturday, March 16
Portland Cello Project, Thursday, March 21
Paul Thorn Band, Thursday, March 21

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Citizen Cope, Friday, March 1
Ice Cube, Saturday, March 9
Tritonal, Friday, March 15
Gogol Bordello, Sunday, March 17
Jawbreaker, Wednesday, March 27
Hatebreed, Thursday, April 4
Dance Gavin Dance, Saturday, April 13
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17
The Hives/Refused, Saturday, May 18

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Fleetwood Mac, Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, March 26, and Monday, June 24
Kiss, Friday, March 29
Muse, Sunday, April 7
Justin Timberlake, Tuesday, April 9
Cher, Saturday, April 20
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
John Mayer, Monday, July 22
Iron Maiden, Tuesday, July 30

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Travis Scott, Saturday, March 2
Elton John, Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6
Robyn, Friday, March 8
An Evening with Fleetwood Mac, Monday, March 11
Weezer with Pixies, Tuesday, March 12
Kiss, Wednesday, March 27

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
John Manuel Serrat — Mediterraneo
Da Capo, Thursday, Feb. 28
Experiments in Conversation: Sam Harris
with Daniel Kahneman, Friday, March 1
Citizen Cope, Saturday, March 2

Fab 5 – February 21, 2019

Fab 5 – February 21, 2019

1. Music Fest
JZ Tours’s seventh annual Music Fest will take place Friday, Feb. 22, at Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the opening act, Elvis tribute artist Gino Mercuri, will perform from 6:30 to 7. Other bands set to perform that night include local groups the Fab Three, the Wanabees and the Jeffrey James Band.
Guests will be able to order food from a select menu, and Coors Light will be on special. Tickets cost $10 for standing room only, $15 for a seat at a table and $20 for a VIP seat. Tables seat up to 10, and table packages cost $135 for general admission and $180 for VIPs. Guests also can receive a discounted room if they want to stay at the hotel overnight.
Tickets will be available at the door, but JZ Tours recommends reserving them in advance. For more information, visit jztours.com or call 570-344-2212.

2. Drake Bell
Former “Drake & Josh” star Drake Bell will share his musical side with a concert Friday, Feb. 22, at Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Bell, who wrote the theme song for his namesake television show, released his latest studio album, “Ready Steady Go!” in 2014. A new song, “Fuego Lento,” debuted late last year.
Admission costs $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show for general admission standing tickets. VIP tickets with a meet-and-greet cost $100 and include admission, a pre-show hangout with Bell, a selfie video and a signed poster. The show is open to ages 18 and older, but those younger than 21 must pay a $5 surcharge at the door.
For more information or tickets, visit the Facebook event page or call 570-343-7100.

3. ‘Bright Star’
The University of Scranton Players will present “Bright Star,” Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical set in the South in the 1920s and ’40s, starting this weekend.
The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Feb. 22 through March 3 in the Royal Theatre of the university’s McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.
Directed by Michael O’Steen, the show focuses on lost love in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and features a bluegrass score. The Broadway production was nominated for five Tony awards, five Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy. It won the Drama Desk Award for outstanding music.
Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $7 for students, children, university faculty and staff, and seniors. For tickets, visit the box office or thescrantonplayers.com or call 570-941-4318.

4. ‘Lez Bomb’ screening
The Ritz Theater & Performing Arts Center, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will host a screening of the feature film “Lez Bomb,” which was produced and cast by Old Forge native Mia Cusumano, on Monday, Feb. 25.
A cocktail hour with complimentary wine will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will follow at 7:30. Tickets cost $5 and are available through showtix4u.com.
“Lez Bomb” stars Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Pollak, Cloris Leachman and Bruce Dern.
“It’s a positive story about a girl coming out of the closet,” Cusumano told The Times-Tribune in November. “(It’s) funny and heart-warming. I’m so proud of it.”

5. Round-Trip Comedy: Scranton
Several New York comedians, including a Scranton native, will present a night of stand-up in the Electric City on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Round-Trip Comedy: Scranton will occur Saturday, Feb. 23, starting at 9 p.m. at Harry’s, 302 Penn Ave. Doors open at 8:30.
Tickets for reserved seats cost $5 and are available online at eventbrite.com.
The lineup includes Scranton’s own Mike Cosgrove as well as host Ralph Anthony of Comic Strip Live, Brian Grossi of TMZ and New York Comedy Festival, and Phill Hunt of “Sway in the Morning” and Carolines on Broadway.

Nightlife – February 21, 2019

Nightlife – February 21, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 21
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Asialena
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Banks and Cruise Duo
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Open Mic Night
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Bryn Duffield and Mark Yanish acoustic
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Karaoke Night
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Frost
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Feb. 22
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Zac Lawless
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Bernie Lootz Project
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Jamie Zaleski
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Fly
Case Quattro Winery, 1542 Main St., Peckville: Dashboard Mary
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Graces Downfall
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Elvis with Leigh Joel Fierman
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Classic Rock Express
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Group Du Jour Trio
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Young at Heart
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Old Charades, Ed Zaleski, Girls Galore and James Yamrus
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Earthmouth, Slapjaw, Bloodeagle and Walau-eh
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Frank Marcinkowski
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow Duo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Hayley Jane and The Primates
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Better Than Bad Duo and Mike Baresse
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mace in Dickson
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Mike Dougherty
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kevin Brennan and Bryan McKenna
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: M80

Saturday, Feb. 23
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Alex Creamer
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Mr. Vegas
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Radio Zoo
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Doug and Sean
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Speaker Jam
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Big Bang Baby
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Heads Up Duo
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: 8traxx
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Dour, LMI, For Ages, Cruel Bomb, Decomposition and Woundwood
JW’s Pub & Eatery at Heartlake Lodge, 1298 Heart Lake Road, Jermyn: Bill and Donna Arnold
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Always Undecided, E57, the Cryptid and Anytime Soon
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: The Boastfuls
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: 2Rockaholix
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chuck Paul
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Bark at the Moon
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Weezer Tunes and Trivia featuring No Memories
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Graces Downfall and Ron Schoonover
The Tomato Bar, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: DJ entertainment
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Until Sunrise
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Jackson Vee and Lissa
Wegmans, 220 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: The Classics
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kevin Brennan and Bryan McKenna

Sunday, Feb. 24
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: DJ Famous
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Zach Deputy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Frank Marcinkowski

Monday, Feb. 25
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: D-West
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ Aptrik

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Alter House, 926 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit: Chris Mullineaux
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Breathing Easy
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Trivia Night

Wednesday, Feb. 27
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Free Jukebox

Concerts – February 21, 2019

Concerts – February 21, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Tom Papa, Friday, Feb. 22
The Temptations and the Four Tops, Saturday, Feb. 23
Tom Papa, Friday, Feb. 22
The Temptations and the Four Tops, Saturday, Feb. 23
Dennis Miller and Mark Steyn, Saturday, March 2
Mickey Spain, Sunday, March 10
Joe Bonamassa, Monday, March 11
Lee Brice, Friday, March 29
Strand of Oaks, Wednesday, April 10
Jon Anderson, Monday, April 15

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
Evolution: The Journey Tribute, Saturday, Feb. 23
Double Vision, Saturday, March 9
Classic Stones featuring the Glimmer Twins, Saturday, March 16
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 23
Mr. Speed, Saturday, March 30
Rocketman, Saturday, April 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Hayley Jane and the Primates, Friday, Feb. 22
Bark at the Moon, Saturday, Feb. 23
Souled Out, Friday, March 1
Brad Parsons and Starbird, Saturday, March 2
Box of Rain, Saturday, March 9
Professor Louie and the Crowmatrix with Woodstock Horns performing music from the Band and more, Saturday, March 16
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, March 22
Screaming Infidelities, Saturday, March 23
Hub City Stompers/Scofflaws and Rude Boy George, Friday, March 29
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe and Root Shock, Saturday, March 30

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Shemekia Copeland and the Commonheart, Friday, Feb. 22
Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffle and Neal McCoy, Saturday, Feb. 23
Flogging Molly, Friday, March 1
Melvin Seats and JGB, Saturday, March 2
Jackyl, Thursday, March 7
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wednesday, March 13
The Wall Live, Friday, March 15
Boat House Row, Saturday, March 16
Umphrey’s McGee, Thursday, March 21
WAR, Friday, March 22
Mike Tramp of White Lion, Saturday, March 23
Buckcherry, Thursday, March 28

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
1964 — The Tribute, Friday, Feb. 22
Danielle Miraglia, Friday, March 1
Porter & Sayles, Saturday, March 2
The Carlton, Sunday, March 3
IC/DC — AC/DC tribute, Saturday, March 9
The Lizard, Friday, March 15
Dire, Saturday, March 16
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, March 29
Zoso, Saturday, March 30
Kitchen Dwellers, Wednesday, April 3

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
The Amish Outlaws, Friday, Feb. 22
High School Jazz Band Showcase, Sunday, Feb. 24
Ted Vigil, Saturday, March 2
An Eric Clapton Retrospective, Friday, March 8
The Aardvarks with Rock Steady, Saturday, March 9
We Three, Sunday, March 10
Cunningham & Associates, Thursday, March 10
Scythian, Friday, March 15
The Celtic Tenors, Saturday, March 16
Portland Cello Project, Thursday, March 21
Paul Thorn Band, Thursday, March 21

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
YG Stay Dangerous: The Tour, Saturday, Feb. 26
Citizen Cope, Friday, March 1
Ice Cube, Saturday, March 9
Tritonal, Friday, March 15
Gogol Bordello, Sunday, March 17
Jawbreaker, Wednesday, March 27
Hatebreed, Thursday, April 4
Dance Gavin Dance, Saturday, April 13
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Michael Buble, Sunday, Feb. 24
Fleetwood Mac, Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, March 26, and Monday, June 24
Kiss, Friday, March 29
Muse, Sunday, April 7
Justin Timberlake, Tuesday, April 9
Cher, Saturday, April 20
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
John Mayer, Monday, July 22

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Disturbed, Monday, Feb. 25
Travis Scott, Saturday, March 2
Elton John, Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6
Robyn, Friday, March 8
An Evening with Fleetwood Mac, Monday, March 11
Weezer with Pixies, Tuesday, March 12

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Thursday, Feb. 21
moe., Saturday, Feb. 23
John Mellencamp, Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27
John Manuel Serrat — Mediterraneo Da Capo, Thursday, Feb. 28
Experiments in Conversation: Sam Harris with Daniel Kahneman, Friday, March 1
Citizen Cope, Saturday, March 2
Patton Oswalt, Sunday, March 3

Fab 5 – February 14, 2019

Fab 5 – February 14, 2019

1. Penne for Jenny
Dig in to pasta this weekend and help a woman in need.
The Penne for Jenny pasta dinner fundraiser aims to raise money for Jennifer Fata Grullon, who is undergoing treatment for the rare infectious disease mycobacterial avium intracellare and an autoimmune deficiency. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. at Eynon VFW Post 7963, 284 Main St., Archbald. It also will include drinks, basket raffles, a 50/50, live music and a kids corner.
Grullon’s path to a diagnosis took 18 months and involved seeing 14 doctors and specialists; undergoing six biopsies, a surgery, and numerous tests and scans; and visiting either an emergency room or urgent care facility more than 10 times. Insurance has not covered all of her medical bills, which also include copays, medication and travel costs.
All of the proceeds from the dinner will go toward her medical expenses. Tickets are available in advance through the Facebook event page and at the door and cost $12. Guests can eat in or take out their meals.

2. The Mac King Comedy Magic Show
Comedian and magician Mac King will bring his unique brand of entertainment to the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton, on Saturday, Feb. 16. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show runs from 7 to 9:30.
King is in his 17th year as an afternoon headliner at Harrah’s Las Vegas and recently was dubbed “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle, Hollywood. His act — which includes sleight-of-hand, making himself invisible and audience interaction — has allowed him to break a Guinness world record, participate in numerous NBC television specials and a performance on “Late Night Show with David Letterman.”
Tickets for the all-ages show cost $25 to $35. For more information or tickets, visit the box office; call 570-800-5020, ext. 102; or visit thetheateratnorth.com.

3. Clarks Summit Festival of Ice
A galaxy far, far away, comes much closer this weekend when the annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice embraces “Star Wars.”
This year’s theme, “Ice Wars,” takes inspiration from the popular sci-fi series and incorporates it into events that include film screenings, trivia, cookie-making, ice-carving demonstrations and much more throughout the borough and surrounding area. The event will run from Friday, Feb. 15, to Sunday, Feb. 17.
The annual parade will begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. and move along South State Street in downtown Clarks Summit.
For more information and a schedule of events, visit theabingtons.org or call the Abington Business & Professionals Association at 570-587-9045.

4. Winter film festival
The Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, will open its winter film festival with a gala Friday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.
The gala will include screenings of “Green Book” and “The Old Man & the Gun” as well as popcorn, beer, wine and dessert. Tickets cost $25, and reservations are required. Call 570-996-1500 to reserve.
The festival will continue through Thursday, March 7. Other films guests can catch during the run include “Boy Erased,” “Beautiful Boy,” “Mary, Queen of Scots,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “Colette,” “The Wife,” “Free Solo,” “The Guilty,” “Tea with the Dames,” “Becoming Astrid,” “Shoplifters,” “Bathtubs over Broadway,” “Maria By Callas,” “The Bookshop,” “Studio 54,” “Science Fair,” “Swimming With Men,” “A Private War” and “Liyana.” Tickets for individual movies cost $8.50.
For more information, visit dietrichtheater.com.

5. Fireworks and torch light parade
The ski slopes will alight once again for Montage Mountain Resorts’ annual fireworks and torch light parade on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The action will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the resort, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, and include free live entertainment, “Paw Patrol” character appearances, family-friendly activities and prize giveaways.
About 100 resort employees and friends will hit the slopes at dusk, gliding down the Mainline Trail with torches in a ski parade. A pyromusical firework display will follow.
For details, call 570-969-7669 or visit montagemountainresorts.com.

Concerts – February 14, 2019

Concerts – February 14, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, Friday, Feb. 15
Tom Papa, Friday, Feb. 22
The Temptations and the Four Tops, Saturday, Feb. 23
Joe Nardone Presents: Golden Oldies
Spectacular, Friday, March 1
Dennis Miller and Mark Steyn, Saturday, March 2
Kansas, Sunday, March 3
Joe Bonamassa, Monday, March 11
Kathleen Madigan, Saturday, March 23

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
A Proud Monkey, Saturday, Feb. 16
Evolution: The Journey Tribute, Saturday, Feb. 23
Double Vision, Saturday, March 9
Classic Stones featuring the Glimmer Twins, Saturday, March 16
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 23
Mr. Speed, Saturday, March 30

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers, Friday, Feb. 15
Brandon Taz Niederauer, Saturday, Feb. 16
Hayley Jane and the Primates, Friday, Feb. 22
Bark at the Moon, Saturday, Feb. 23
Souled Out, Friday, March 1
Brad Parsons and Starbird, Saturday, March 2
Professor Louie and the Crowmatix with the Woodstock Horns performing music from The Band, Saturday, March 16
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, March 22
Hub City Stompers/Scofflaws and Rude Boy George, Friday, March 29

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Tesla, Friday, Feb. 15
The True Bob Seger Experience, Saturday, Feb. 16
Shemekia Copeland and the
Commonheart, Friday, Feb. 22
Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffle and Neal
McCoy, Saturday, Feb. 23
Flogging Molly, Friday, March 1
Melvin Seats and JGB, Saturday, March 2
Jackyl, Thursday, March 7
The Mavericks, Saturday, March 9
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wednesday, March 13
The Wall, Friday, March 15

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
1964 — The Tribute, Friday, Feb. 22
Porter & Sayles, Saturday, March 2
IC/DC — AC/DC tribute, Saturday, March 9
The Lizards, Friday, March 15
Dire, Saturday, March 16
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, March 29
Zoso, Saturday, March 30
Kitchen Dwellers, Wednesday, April 3
Almost Queen, Friday, April 5

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Top of the World, Thursday, Feb. 14
Light My Fire, Friday, Feb. 15
Strawberry Fields, Saturday, Feb. 16
Marc Cohn, Sunday, Feb. 17
The Amish Outlaws, Friday, Feb. 22
Tracy Morgan, Saturday, Feb. 23
Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Saturday, Feb. 23
Ted Vigil’s John Denver Tribute, Saturday, March 2
An Eric Clapton Retrospective, Friday, March 8
The Aardvarks, Saturday, March 9

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Action Bronson, Saturday, Feb. 16
YG Stay Dangerous: The Tour, Saturday, Feb. 26
Citizen Cope, Friday, March 1
Tritonal, Friday, March 15
Gogol Bordello, Sunday, March 17
Jawbreaker, Wednesday, March 27
Hatebreed, Thursday, April 4
Dance Gavin Dance, Saturday, April 13
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
The Hives and Refused, Saturday, May 18

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Disturbed, Monday, Feb. 18
Michael Buble, Sunday, Feb. 24
Fleetwood Mac, Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, March 26, and Monday, June 24
Kiss, Friday, March 29
Fleetwood Mac, Friday, April 5
Muse, Sunday, April 7
Justin Timberlake, Tuesday, April 9
Cher, Saturday, April 20
New Kids on the Block, Thursday, June 27

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Thursday, Feb. 14, and Thursday, March 21
Interpol, Saturday, Feb. 16
Michael Buble, Wednesday, Feb. 20
Disturbed, Monday, Feb. 25
Travis Scott, Saturday, March 2
Elton John, Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6
Robyn, Friday, March 8
Fleetwood Mac, Mondays, March 11 and 18
Weezer and Pixies, Tuesday, March 12
KISS, Wednesday, March 27

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Gregory Porter, Thursday, Feb. 14
The ’70s Soul Jam Valentines Concert, Saturday, Feb. 16
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Thursday, Feb. 21
moe., Saturday, Feb. 23
John Mellencamp, Monday, Feb. 25, through Wednesday, Feb. 27
Joan Manuel Serrat, Thursday, Feb. 28
Sam Harris and Daniel Kahneman, Friday, March 1

Nightlife – February 14, 2019

Nightlife – February 14, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 14
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Thursdaze feature Newpy Hundo b2b DigitalDavy
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Michayla Rabenold & Andy Sleboda
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Dakota “Doc” Lawler
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Flatland Ruckus Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Open Mic Night
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music For Models Trio
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Trivia Night: Valentine’s Day Edition
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Paul Dudrich of The Wanabees
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jonathan Dressler
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Feb. 15
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Eric Rudy
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Smith
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: Tina and Joe
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Flossy Morgan
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: D-West Duo
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: The Mange Record Release Party
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ AJ Stack
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Pink Slip
The Fireside Martini Grill Inc., 411 Chestnut St., Dunmore: Dashboard Mary
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Great Rock Pair
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Area 52
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Paul Martin
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Standoff, The Hempsteadys, The Squalors and Fat Chance
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The JOB (Jay Orrell Band)
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Frank Marcinkowski
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Boneflowers, Old Charades, American Buffalo Ghost and James Barrett
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Blue Moxie
The Tauras Club, 106 W. Market St., Scranton: The Wanabees
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Boastfuls and Chris Malvizzi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Blind Choice
Waldorf Park, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton: Q-Ball
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Teddy Smith and Talia Reese

Saturday, Feb. 16
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Rare Form
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Live
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Up the Moon
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: Chris Mullineaux
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Inside Out
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Pat and Mike Duo
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: SaturBae’s Galentine’s Day Gala
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Rockstar Revolution
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Area 52
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Until Sunrise (formerly That ‘90s Band)
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: The Loons
III Guys Restaurant and Sports Bar, 95 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: Better with Beer
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Bright Shiny Objects
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Family Animals Album Release
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The Delta Thunder Band
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Rhythm & Booze
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Brandon Taz Niederauer
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Bass Physics and Cofresi
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Nothing Yet and Buzz
Veterans of Foreign Wars 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: These Idol Hands
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Blue Moxie
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Teddy Smith and Talia Reese

Sunday, Feb. 17
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Yoga and music
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ John Cadillac Culkin
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Graces Downfall
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: DJ Famous
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Lost Dogs
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Feb. 18
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ Aptrik

Tuesday, Feb. 19
Alter House, 926 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit: Chris Mullineaux
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: T.O.N.E-z of Gangstagrass and Hard Target
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Dan Cusick

Wednesday, Feb. 20
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Stand Up Science: Comedians and Scientists
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Blue Moxie