Drink up – Winter in the City cocktail parties to benefit Scranton projects

Drink up – Winter in the City cocktail parties to benefit Scranton projects


By Grace Perechinsky

It’s that time of year for the “new year, new me” resolutions, and the 15th annual Winter in the City cocktail fundraiser can help everyone start off right by giving back to their community.
“The evening is a feel-good event that provides the opportunity for people to get out of the house after the holidays and shake off their cabin fever,” said Joshua Mast, co-owner of POSH at the Scranton Club and event chairman.
POSH, 404 N. Washington Ave., will host the charitable events Fridays, Jan. 18 and Feb. 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission costs $20, and all proceeds will go to Scranton Tomorrow’s small-business promotional initiatives, such as a new maintenance program to be established downtown in the spring, new banners and replacement planters.
Complementary beer and wine is provided, and a cash bar also will be available. Attendees can get a taste of 20-plus Scranton restaurants with menus ranging from pizza, pasta and salads to wings, desserts and much more.


“We have such a variety of vendors in hopes that our guests will feel inclined to visit them on their own free time,” Mast said.
Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, a nine-piece ensemble, will provide the entertainment for January’s party. In a silent auction, guests can win gift cards from local businesses, baskets, artwork and more.
February’s Winter in the City, meanwhile, will tie into a Valentine’s Day theme. Group du Jour will get the evening going with an upbeat musical performance.
“The entire setting will be centered around Valentine’s decor,” Mast said.
Scranton Tomorrow has other projects in its sights that could benefit from the fundraisers, including a pocket park at Wyoming Avenue and Linden Street set to be completed by 2020 and a new event, Electric City Cycling, that will be held Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25. The latter event will include a community-friendly ride for all forms of bicycling on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and a twilight ride.


With POSH’s location in the city, just a block from Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, Mast noted, people who attend the party also can wander around the downtown and see what Scranton is all about.
“We have regulars and new attendees that trickle in every year to support,” he said. “It’s important to engage the community and bring everyone together to grow as one.”



Concerts – January 17, 2019

Concerts – January 17, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
John Mulaney and Pete Davidson, Sunday, Jan. 20
Alt. 92.1 presents Snow Show featuring Young the Giant, Grandson, the Interrupters and the Nude Party, Friday, Jan. 27
Disney’s DCappella, Wednesday, Feb. 13
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
Mike Delguidice & Big Shot, Saturday, Jan. 26 (Gypsies Lounge)
Dave Attell, Saturday, Feb. 9 (Gypsies Lounge)

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Williwaw Flux Capacitor Festival, Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe, Friday, Jan. 25
Young N Dead, Saturday, Jan. 26
S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., Disposable, These Idol Hands, Saturday, Feb. 9
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
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, March 22
Hub City Stompers/Scofflaws & Rude Boy George, Friday, March 29
A Proud Monkey, Friday, April 19

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Voyage, Friday, Jan. 18
Phil Vassar, Friday, Jan. 25
Greensky Bluegrass, Thursday, Jan. 31
The Wall Live Extravaganza, Saturday, Feb. 2
Dark Desert Eagles, Saturday, Feb. 9
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 Seals & JGB, Saturday, March 2

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Tim Reynolds, Saturday, Feb. 2
1964 — The Tribute, Friday, Feb. 22
The Lizards, Friday, March 15
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Candlebox, Saturday, April 20
Skid Row, Friday, May 17

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
The Verve Pipe, Friday, Jan. 18
Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Saturday, Jan. 19
Splintered Sunlight, Saturday, Jan. 19
Mr. Speed, Friday, Jan. 25
Rubix Kube, Friday, Feb. 1
The Dustbowl Revival, Friday, Feb. 1
Ana Popovic, Wednesday, Feb. 6
Marcia Ball, Thursday, Feb. 7
The Blues Brothershood featuring Tom Malone, Friday, Feb. 8
Broken Arrow, Saturday, Feb. 9

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Cash Cash, Saturday, Jan. 19
The Amity Affliction/Senses Fail, Sunday, Jan. 20
Wu-Tang Clan, Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25
Cody Ko & Noel Miller Tiny Meat Gang Live, Wednesday, Feb. 6
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

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
KISS, Friday, March 29
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
Sebastian Maniscalco, Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20
Justin Timberlake, Thursday, Jan. 31
Interpol, Saturday, Feb. 16
Michael Buble, Wednesday, Feb. 20
Disturbed, Monday, Feb. 25
Elton John, Tuesday, March 5

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Kacey Musgraves, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26
Dariush, Saturday, Feb. 5
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Feb. 8
Sharon Van Etten, Saturday, Feb. 9

Nightlife – January 17, 2019

Nightlife – January 17, 2019

Thursday, Jan. 17
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Blue Moxie Duo
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
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Ladies night experiment
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: Jay Luke
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
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Kids Trivia
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Word Attack’s Final Show
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
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: LondonForce Duo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Jan. 18
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Owen and the Alien
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Boastfuls
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
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Mike Barrese
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Area 52
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Smith
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Hat Tryk
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Elsewhere Corner Bar and Grill, 1217 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: 2Rockaholix
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Until Sunrise
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Wanderin’ Aloud
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Group Du Jour
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: John P. Williams Blues Duo
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Crock Pot Abduction, the Maguas, Cheap Seats and Idolizer
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: E57 album release
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: George Pegula
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The Bounty Hunter
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bill Hoffman
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Williwaw Flux Capacitor Festival
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: Shamrock Duo and Frank Marcinowski
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Myal Soul
Waldorf Park, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton: Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Vecchione and John Ziegler
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315,
Plains Twp.: M80

Saturday, Jan. 19
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Leather and Lace
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Gabby Borges Band, Tom Graham
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Shake 3x
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: You Know Who
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Clarence Spady Band
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: Dashboard Mary Duo
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Big Country
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Timmy Fitz
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: UUU
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Random Rock
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Rockstar Revolution
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Daddy-O & the Sax Maniax
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: B3nt
III Guys Restaurant and Sports Bar, 95 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: Tyme Band
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Marlene’s Slabz, Girls Galore, LittleStarRun and the Mange
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.: Williwaw Flux Capacitor Festival
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
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar & Spice
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Blind Choice and Rick Gillette
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: DJ Entertainment
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Light Weight
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Big King Moose
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Vecchione and John Ziegler

Sunday, Jan. 20
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke with DJ Scott Stevens
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: A Proud Monkey Duo featuring Mark Woodyatt, Screaming Broccoli
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
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Jan. 21
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Graces Downfall
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, Jan. 22
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jim Carro

Wednesday, Jan. 23
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow Duo

Fab 5 – January 10, 2019

Fab 5 – January 10, 2019

1. Brewga: A Yoga and Beer Tasting Event
If you’re looking to relax and unwind after the holidays, Brewga may be the event to attend.
The yoga and beer-tasting social will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St. Pittston. The event will feature Alyssa Miller from Home Yoga & Barre, West Pittston. Guests can bring their own mats, but they can be provided upon personal request.
While finding that perfect balance, share a few drinks with your friends. Each person will receive two pints of beers for tasting.
Tickets cost $20 and can be reserved online at schedulebliss.com.

Eliot Lewis, from the Hall & Oates band, performs during the 80s Mega Mix Summerfest at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE

2. Eliot Lewis of Hall & Oats
Musician Eliot Lewis of award-winning web series and weekly TV show “Live From Daryl’s House” returns to Plains Twp. this weekend.
Hosted by special guest App, Lewis and friends will perform Saturday, Jan. 12, from 8 p.m. to midnight at River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St.
The independent artist and multi-instrumentalist has performed around the world, in such places as the Hollywood Bowl and on “The Voice” and Conan O’Brien television show. Lewis recently partnered with legendary duo Daryl Hall and John Oates.
Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show and $15 for the show and a VIP meet-and-greet. Tickets are available at riverstreetjazzcafe.com.

3. Mountain Sky Orchestra
Mountain Sky Orchestra will perform Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. at Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
Spend the night grooving with folk rock, Grateful Dead, jam and family-style music at the 21-and-older event. The band’s lineup includes Joe Statuto, Michael G. Mizwinski, Tommy Evans, Kevin Cucura, Brian Mac and Michael “Ragu” Rogowski, according to its Facebook page.
For details, visit the Facebook event page.

4. NEPA Bridal Show
The annual Northeast PA Bridal Show is back in town Sunday, Jan. 13, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Guests can meet with dozens of vendors offering a variety of professional services — including catering, planning services, floral, entertainment, photography and much more — until 2:30 p.m., at which time a fashion show will begin. Those attending also can win numerous prizes, including a cash grand prize.
Admission is free. To pre-register, visit nepabridalshow.com.

5. Family Ice Fishing Program
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host its Family Ice Fishing Program on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lackawanna State Park, 1839 Abington Road, North Abington Twp.
In this free program, families can learn the basic skills needed to ice fish, such as rigging, using a tip-up, working a jigging rod, and selecting bait and lures. Information about basic ice safety will be covered, too.
All equipment will be provided.
A parent or guardian must accompany participants under 18. The fishing license requirement is waived during the program for participants 16 and older.
Advance registration is required and can be done register-ed.com/events/view/134657.

Nightlife – January 10, 2019

Nightlife – January 10, 2019

Thursday, Jan. 10
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: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
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
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
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Banks and Cruise
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Jan. 11
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Husty Brothers
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: West Third Street Jazz Band
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Blue London
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
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: The Beards Duo
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Toni Alosi
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Ricky Via
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Elvis tribute with Leigh Joel Fierman
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Flatland Ruckus
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Triple Fret
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: “A Night of SpaceRock n Metal” with Alpha Audio, Terrorize This!, Drama Scream, KMGA, Darsombra and RuckZuck
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Black Hole Heart, Permanence, Esta Coda
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Love Like Blood II: A Goth Dance Party
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Acousticstein
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.: Young Lion
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Classic Street Fighter Tournament
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Riley Loftus and Erich and Tyler Music Co.
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Big 4
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Holy Sardine Duo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joey Vega and Mike Stankiewicz

Saturday, Jan. 12
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Playing for Tips Duo
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Bess Greenberg Duo
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Late Last Night
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: Chris Mullineaux
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
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Route 80s
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Sperazza Band
Damien’s on the Lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: Rice Crew Live
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Check One Two
III Guys Restaurant and Sports Bar, 95 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: Always Undecided
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: KD Dat Kid, Sinfal K, B.O.B., Sir Polo and Evolution
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Last Call Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The JOB
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chasing Ashlee Duo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Eliot Lewis of Hall & Oats
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
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Anytime Soon, Bright Shiny Objects Band and Mike Baresse
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: DJ entertainment
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Blue Moxie
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joey Vega and Mike Stankiewicz

Sunday, Jan. 13
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke with DJ Scott Stevens
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: The Soul Shakers Blues Jam with Jesse Mower
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Kelly McKenzie
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Pummel, No Idea, Shackled, Media Limits and HellBent
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Jan. 14
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, Jan.15
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Malvizzi
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Trivia Night

Wednesday, Jan. 16
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Concerts – January 10, 2019

Concerts – January 10, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Alt. 92.1 presents Snow Show featuring Young the Giant, Grandson, the Interrupters and the Nude Party, Friday, Jan. 27
Disney’s DCappella, Wednesday, Feb. 13
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
Mike Delguidice & Big Shot, Saturday, Jan. 26 (Gypsies Lounge)
Dave Attell, Saturday, Feb. 9 (Gypsies Lounge)

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Young Lion, Friday, Jan. 11
Williwaw Flux Capacitor Festival, Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe, Friday, Jan. 25
Young N Dead, Saturday, Jan. 26
S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., Disposable, These Idol Hands, Saturday, Feb. 9
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
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, March 22

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Voyage, Friday, Jan. 18
Phil Vassar, Friday, Jan. 25
Greensky Bluegrass, Thursday, Jan. 31
The Wall Live Extravaganza, Saturday, Feb. 2
Dark Desert Eagles, Saturday, Feb. 9
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

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Tim Reynolds, Saturday, Feb. 2
1964 — The Tribute, Friday, Feb. 22
The Lizards, Friday, March 15
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Candlebox, Saturday, April 20
Skid Row, Friday, May 17

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Aaron Neville Duo, Thursday, Jan. 10
The Nerds, Friday, Jan. 11
Kashmire, Saturday, Jan. 12
The Verve Pipe, Friday, Jan. 18
Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Saturday, Jan. 19
Splintered Sunlight, Saturday, Jan. 19
Mr. Speed, Friday, Jan. 25
Rubix Kube, Friday, Feb. 1
The Dustbowl Revival, Friday, Feb. 1
Ana Popovic, Wednesday, Feb. 6

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Cash Cash, Saturday, Jan. 19
The Amity Affliction/Senses Fail, Sunday, Jan. 20
Wu-Tang Clan, Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25
Cody Ko & Noel Miller Tiny Meat Gang Live, Wednesday, Feb. 6
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

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
KISS, Friday, March 29
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
Sebastian Maniscalco, Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20
Justin Timberlake, Thursday, Jan. 31
Interpol, Saturday, Feb. 16
Michael Buble, Wednesday, Feb. 20
Disturbed, Monday, Feb. 25
Elton John, Tuesday, March 5

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Jan. 11
Greensky Bluegrass, Saturday, Jan. 12
The Revivalists, Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 17
Kacey Musgraves, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26
Dariush, Saturday, Feb. 5
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Feb. 8
Sharon Van Etten, Saturday, Feb. 9

Fab 5 – January 3, 2019

Fab 5 – January 3, 2019

1. ‘The Moment She Snapped’
A photography exhibit by Maureen Holmes Arduino will hold its opening reception Saturday, Jan. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wonderstone Gallery LLC, 100 N. Blakely St., Dunmore.
The exhibit, “The Moment She Snapped,” opens Thursday, Jan. 3, and will remain on display through January. The free reception will include light refreshments.
Arduino earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Marywood College and photographs a range of subjects. She believes the arts and mental health are connected and hopes to end the stigma about mental health.
For more information, visit themomentshesnapped.com or the Facebook event page or call 570-344-2360.

2. Cross-country skiing lessons
Learn to cross-country ski with the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA, 948 N. Main St., Union Dale.
The group will hold two skiing clinics this winter, starting with an introduction to cross-country skiing on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m., in which participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing with a PSIA certified cross-country ski Instructor and get comfortable on skis. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., they will head onto the trail to practice what they learned.
The lessons will take place on the D&H Rail-Trail in Union Dale and are dependent on the weather.
Registration is free but required. Equipment rental costs $15 and can be arranged by calling 570-679-9300 or emailing trails@nep.net.

3. Underground Microphone
Settle in for a night of live performances at Underground Microphone on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Set in the Raymond Hood Room in the lower level of Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., the event can include performances of music, comedy, improv, poetry and more.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Admission is free, and guests 21 and older can enjoy a cash bar.
Artists interested in participating can email marias@sccmt.org or call 570-346-7369, ext. 102.
For more information, visit scrantonculturalcenter.org or the Facebook event page or call 570-344-1111.

People look at the display during opening day of the Hudson Model Railroad Club open house season at the club headquarters in Hudson. KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE

4. Railroad club open house
The Hudson Model Railroad Club will hold its annual Winter Open Houses several times this season, including a steam engine day on Sunday, Jan. 6, from noon to 5 p.m.
Located on the second floor of 97 Martin St., Plains Twp., the club will hold raffles and have railroad-related items for sale. Admission and parking are free
A nonprofit organization, the more than 30-member club was founded in 1980 and runs a 2,000-square-foot freelanced HO layout.
For details, visit hudsonmodelrailroadclub.org or the Facebook event page.

Dave Brown of the Dishonest Fiddlers, performs during the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air on Saturday, May 5th at the Blakely Recreation Complex in Peckville. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

5. The Dishonest Fiddlers
The Dishonest Fiddlers will perform Friday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. at River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 S. River St., Plains Twp. Doors open at 8.
The Northeast Pennsylvania-based Americana and roots band features Dave Brown on guitar, vocals and harmonica; David Hampton on lead guitar; Jami Novak on percussion; and Dennis Walrath on upright bass.
Admission to the 21-and-older show costs $10, and tickets will be available at the door.
Visit riverstreetjazzcafe.com or call 570-822-2992 for more information.

Concerts – January 3, 2019

Concerts – January 3, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Alt. 92.1 presents Snow Show featuring Young the Giant, Grandson, the Interrupters and the Nude Party, Friday, Jan. 27
Disney’s DCappella, Wednesday, Feb. 13
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
Dave Attell, Saturday, Feb. 9
(Gypsies Lounge)

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
The Dishonest Fiddlers, Friday, Jan. 4
Floodwood, Saturday, Jan. 5
Young Lion, Friday, Jan. 11
Williwaw Flux Capacitor Festival, Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe, Friday, Jan. 25
Young N Dead, Saturday, Jan. 26
S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., Disposable, These Idol Hands, Saturday, Feb. 9
Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers, Friday, Feb. 15
Brandon Taz Niederauer, Saturday, Feb. 16
Hayley Jane and the Primates, Friday, Feb. 22

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Voyage, Friday, Jan. 18
Phil Vassar, Friday, Jan. 25
Greensky Bluegrass, Thursday, Jan. 31
The Wall Live Extravaganza, Saturday, Feb. 2
Dark Desert Eagles, Saturday, Feb. 9
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

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Tim Reynolds, Saturday, Feb. 2
1964 — The Tribute, Friday, Feb. 22
The Lizards, Friday, March 15
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Candlebox, Saturday, April 20
Skid Row, Friday, May 17

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
EagleMania, Saturday, Jan. 5
Aaron Neville Duo, Thursday, Jan. 10
The Nerds, Friday, Jan. 11
Kashmire, Saturday, Jan. 12
The Verve Pipe, Friday, Jan. 18
Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Saturday, Jan. 19
Splintered Sunlight, Saturday, Jan. 19
Rubix Kube, Friday, Feb. 1
The Dustbowl Revival, Friday, Feb. 1
Ana Popovic, Wednesday, Feb. 6

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Cash Cash, Saturday, Jan. 19
The Amity Affliction/Senses Fail, Sunday, Jan. 20
Wu-Tang Clan, Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25
Cody Ko & Noel Miller Tiny Meat Gang Live, Wednesday, Feb. 6
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

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
KISS, Friday, March 29
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
Sebastian Maniscalco, Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20
Justin Timberlake, Thursday, Jan. 31
Interpol, Saturday, Feb. 16
Michael Buble, Wednesday, Feb. 20
Disturbed, Monday, Feb. 25
Elton John, Tuesday, March 5

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Jan. 11
Greensky Bluegrass, Saturday, Jan. 12
The Revivalists, Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 17
Kacey Musgraves, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26
Dariush, Saturday, Feb. 5
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Feb. 8
Sharon Van Etten, Saturday, Feb. 9

Nightlife – January 3, 2019

Nightlife – January 3, 2019

Thursday, Jan. 3
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: 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 Acoustic
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
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Open Mic Circus
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: Jordan Ramirez
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Jan. 4
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Rice Crew Duo
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: Gone Crazy
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Asialena
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: A Pair of Nuts
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Jay Velar
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Mountain Sky Orchestra
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Paul Martin
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Classic Rock Express
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Whiskey ‘N Woods
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Marc Rizzo (Soulfly) Acoustic Vendetta
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: 20 lb Head
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Graces Downfall Duo
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: The Wanabees, Sarah Carne Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Last Chance
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: David Cupano
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ben Hague and Shawn Banks

Saturday, Jan. 5
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: DJ Lisa
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Flirting with Yesterday
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: PB&J’s Duo
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Counting Stars
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones (Prince tribute)
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Giants of Science
III Guys Restaurant and Sports Bar, 95 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: Gone Crazy
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Go Go Gadjet
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Jay Orrell
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Floodwood
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
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Maguas and Bryan Brophy
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: DJ Entertainment
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Boastfuls
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ben Hague and Shawn Banks

Sunday, Jan. 6
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke with DJ Scott Stevens
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
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Monday, Jan. 7
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Trivia Night with Josh & Michael
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Nowhere Slow
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, Jan. 8
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jeremy Burke

Wednesday, Jan. 9
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Gary Dillon
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Riley Loftus

Concerts – December 27, 2018

Concerts – December 27, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Alt. 92.1 presents Snow Show featuring Young the Giant, Grandson, the Interrupters and the Nude Party, Friday, Jan. 27
Disney’s DCappella, Wednesday, Feb. 13
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

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
The Amish Outlaws, Friday, Dec. 28 (Gypsies Lounge)
Carlos Mencia, Saturday, Dec. 29 (Gypsies Lounge)
Sinbad, Sunday, Dec. 30 (Gypsies Lounge)
Dave Attell, Saturday, Feb. 9 (Gypsies Lounge)

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
570-822-2992
A Proud Monkey, Friday, Dec. 28
MiZ plays Clapton Round 2, Saturday, Dec. 29
The Emo Band’s NYE-MO Night, Monday, Dec. 31
The Dishonest Fiddlers, Friday, Jan. 4
Floodwood, Saturday, Jan. 5
Young Lion, Friday, Jan. 11
Williwaw Flux Capacitor Festival, Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19
Jordan Ramirez and the Tribe, Friday, Jan. 25
Young N Dead, Saturday, Jan. 26

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Get the Led Out, Friday, Dec. 28
Voyage, Friday, Jan. 18
Phil Vassar, Friday, Jan. 25
Greensky Bluegrass, Thursday, Jan. 31
The Wall Live Extravaganza, Saturday, Feb. 2
Dark Desert Eagles, Saturday, Feb. 9
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

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Patent Pending, Friday, Dec. 28
Tim Reynolds, Saturday, Feb. 2
1964 — The Tribute, Friday, Feb. 22
The Lizards, Friday, March 15
YYNOT, Saturday, March 23
Candlebox, Saturday, April 20
Skid Row, Friday, May 17

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
The Lou Franco Project, Thursday, Dec. 27
Craig Thatcher Band, Saturday, Dec. 29
The Sofa Kings’ New Year’s Eve Party, Monday, Dec. 31
EagleMania, Saturday, Jan. 5
Aaron Neville Duo, Thursday, Jan. 10
The Nerds, Friday, Jan. 11
Kashmire, Saturday, Jan. 12
The Verve Pipe, Friday, Jan. 18
Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Saturday, Jan. 19
Splintered Sunlight, Saturday, Jan. 19

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Dark Star Orchestra, Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29
GWAR, Sunday, Dec. 30
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Monday, Dec. 31
Cash Cash, Saturday, Jan. 19
The Amity Affliction/Senses Fail, Sunday, Jan. 20
Wu-Tang Clan, Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25
Cody Ko & Noel Miller Tiny Meat Gang Live, Wednesday, Feb. 6
Action Bronson, Saturday, Feb. 16
YG Stay Dangerous The Tour, Saturday, Feb. 26
Citizen Cope, Friday, March 1

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
KISS, Friday, March 29
Fleetwood Mac, Friday, April 5
Muse, Sunday, April 7
Justin Timberlake, Tuesday, April 9
Cher, Saturday, April 20

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Phish, Friday, Dec. 28 through Monday, Dec. 31
Sebastian Maniscalco, Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20
Justin Timberlake, Thursday, Jan. 31
Interpol, Saturday, Feb. 16
Michael Buble, Wednesday, Feb. 20
Disturbed, Monday, Feb. 25
Elton John, Tuesday, March 5

Beacon Theater, New York City
Gov’t Mule, Saturday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Dec. 31
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Jan. 11
Greensky Bluegrass, Saturday, Jan. 12
The Revivalists, Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 17
Kacey Musgraves, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26
Dariush, Saturday, Feb. 5
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Feb. 8
Sharon Van Etten, Saturday, Feb. 9

Fab 5 – December 27, 2018

Fab 5 – December 27, 2018

1. First Day Hike
Enjoy an easy two-and-a-half mile First Day Hike at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums, on Tuesday, Jan. 1.
The group will meet in the park’s front parking lot by the bulletin board. The hike will start at 1 p.m.
Guests should dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear, as the trail could be icy or covered with snow in some parts. The trail also is not stroller-friendly. Pets are not permitted on this hike. The hike is free, but registration is required and can be done online at events.dcnr.pa.gov. For more information, call 570-403-2006.

Neoexpressionist artist Hunt Slonem led guests on a guided tour of his exhibition Thursday at Everhart Museum in Scranton, during an artist reception. The exhibit will be on display through Monday, Dec. 31 in the museum’s Maslow Galleries during regular hours. Slonem will be at the museum Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m to sign copies of his book, “Gatekeeper: World of Folly,” a 300-page walk-through of his colorful transformation of the interior of the former Col. Louis Watres Armory in Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

2. Everhart exhibits
Catch two exhibits at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, while you still can.
“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” and works by neo-expressionist artist Hunt Slonem will be on display through Monday, Dec. 31.
On the first floor, guests will find a collection of 77 images from several sources that span the entire period of Kennedy’s life in politics, from his congressional bid in 1946 to the day of his death in 1963.
The second floor features works by Slonem, who is best known for his paintings of animal subjects.
Also on the second floor, visitors can view the Everhart’s permanent collection, which includes pieces that span several time periods and cultures.
The museum is open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will close in January for maintenance.
Admission costs $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $3 for children 6 to 12. Active service members with ID and children 5 and younger get in free.
For more details, visit everhart-museum.org or call 570-346-7186.

3. A Proud Monkey
Dave Matthews Band tribute act A Proud Monkey will perform Friday, Dec. 28, at 10 p.m. at River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Twp. Doors for the 21-and-older show open at 8 p.m.
The group features Dustin Switzer on vocals and guitar; Jon Ventre on bass; Chad Szeliga and Matt Kester on drums; Carl Krupa on woodwinds; Mark Woodyatt and Michaelina Trapane on violins; and Neil Nicastro, Aaron Fink and Jon Nova on guitar.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online at riverstreetjazzcafe.com. For more information, call 570-822-2992.

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO Comedian Carlos Mencia will perform at Cove Haven Resort, Lakeville, Jan. 24. Tickets are $55. For more details, call 877-800-5380 or visit covepoconoresorts.com.

4. Carlos Mencia
Comedian Carlos Mencia will take the stage at Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.
Fans will recognize Mencia from his stint hosting the show “Mind of Mencia” on Comedy Central. At his live show, he will deliver the commentary on current events and culture that he is known for.
Tickets for the 21-and-older event cost $45 and $60 and can be bought online at mountairycasino.com.
For more information, call 877-682-4791.

5. Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their Fan Powered World Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. Catch the show Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 and 7 p.m.
There will be over 20 opportunities for fans to directly interact with members of the team. Guests also can look forward to the exclusive features of the event’s new mobile app, which includes an augmented reality basketball toss game and image filters that can be shared on social media.
During the show’s breaks, the Flying Globies, a trampoline dunk team, will entertain fans with its acrobatic stunts.
Tickets start at $18 and can be bought at the box office, ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

Nightlife – December 27, 2018

Nightlife – December 27, 2018

Thursday, Dec. 27
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
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: A Merry Funky Christmas Boogie
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Goodfellas Bar, 1212 Mulberry St., Scranton: Crazy Karaoke
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
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: Light Weight
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Jay Luke
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Dec. 28
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Sperazza Trio
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Merely Players
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
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: The Beards Duo
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Crimson Tears
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike & Mike
Brickhouse Tavern, 319 Main St., Dupont: Dashboard Mary
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: The Molly Pitcher Path
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Pair of Nuts
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Area 52
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo with the Boastfuls
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Shelly’s Underground
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Subnotics with the Brendan Brisk Blues Band
McGrath’s Pub and Eatery, 112 E. Main St., Dalton: Fab Three
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.: A Proud Monkey
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: D-West and Kevin Vest
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Flatland Ruckus
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Mike Dougherty
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: R.C. Smith, Glen Jensen and Sergio Marzitelli

Saturday, Dec. 29
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: No Vacancy
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: DJ Drewski and DJ Nellz Live for “Smoovee” Birthday
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Shake 3X
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Dave Cupano
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
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Sage
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Alibi
Dunn’s Tavern, 905 S. Main Ave., Scranton: Karaoke
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Skin-n-Bones
Goodfellas Bar, 1212 Mulberry St., Scranton: UFC 232
III Guys Restaurant and Sports Bar, 95 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: Tony Viccica, Tori Viccica
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Joe Burke album release show with Bret Alexander
McGrath’s Pub and Eatery, 112 E. Main St., Dalton: Shamrock Duo
Minooka Pub, 2934 Birney Ave., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Smith
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Miz Plays Clapton Round 2
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 Band
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar and Spice
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees and Jim and Colleen
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Hostile Authority
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: R.C. Smith, Glen Jensen and Sergio Marzitelli

Sunday, Dec. 30
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Monday, Dec. 31
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: New Year’s Eve with David Chavanac
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Harland Tucker Band
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: New Year’s Eve Dance Party
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Last Call Beautiful
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: New Year’s Eve Metal Bash with October Rust
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Live music and DJs Fritz, Woogie, Front, Ransom and Thomas Weis
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Emo Band’s NYE-mo Night Live Band Emo & Pop Punk Karaoke Party
Robert Christians Restaurant, 710 Route 940, Pocono Lake: The Classics
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Better Than Bad Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: New Year’s Eve with Nowhere Slow

Tuesday, Jan. 1
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Wednesday, Jan. 2
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Gary Dillon
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Fab 5 – December 20, 2018

Fab 5 – December 20, 2018

1.A Magical Cirque Christmas’
Get ready to see magic tricks, circus acts and live musical talent singing your favorite Christmas carols at a special holiday-themed show.
“A Magical Cirque Christmas” will take the stage at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Performers will present several Christmas classics. This show will be full of comedy, stunts and tricks to entertain audiences of all ages.
General admission tickets cost $38, $48 and $58, or guests can opt for VIP tickets for $125 that will give them a seat on stage as well as a meet-and-greet with a cast member after the show. For tickets, visit the box office or ticketmaster.com or call 570-826-1100.

2. ‘Newsies’
The Marywood Players and the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA will co-present the music “Newsies” at the Ritz Theatre, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. The show is based on the New York City newsboys strike of 1899 and follows protagonist Jack Kelly and his friends, Davey and Les, as they plan a protest against a greedy publisher. Showtimes are Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 23, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $14.50 to $28.50 and can be purchased at showtix4u.com or at the box office, which will open one hour before curtain. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show starts.
For more information, email Sheri Melcher at sheri@capaa.org or call 570-252-4156.

3. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
Catch a holiday classic back on the big screen Friday, Dec. 21, at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
Audiences can catch the beloved 1946 holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” about a man, George Bailey, who learns what his town would have looked like had he never existed.
The at 1 p.m. matinee screening costs $3, and doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The 7:30 p.m. show costs $5, with doors opening at 6.
For tickets, visit the box office or ticketmaster.com or call 570-826-1100.

4. Book signing
Lorri Ann DeCandia will sign copies of her first book, “Doves in the Snow,” on Friday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Library Express in the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.
The time is subject to change, so those interested in coming are encouraged to call ahead. “Doves in the Snow” is a 24-page children’s book written for readers on a third- to fourth-grade level.
For more information, call 570-558-1670.

5. Cookie decorating
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Scranton Public Market at the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, to decorate cookies with kids. Catch the couple Sunday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their last stop before Christmas. Every child who attends will receive a cookie from Osborne Specialties to decorate.
This event is free, but guests are asked to register ahead of time by emailing event@themarketplaceatsteamtown.com.
For more information, call 570-343-3400.

Nightlife  – December 20, 2018

Nightlife – December 20, 2018

Thursday, Dec. 20
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: 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
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
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Christmas-Oke
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Dec. 21
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: 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: 20 lb. Head
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ Edwin Valez
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Gary Dillon
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Echo Creek
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Dave Cupano
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Shelly’s Underground, Strawberry Jam
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Eddie Delucca
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Daddy-O & the Sax Maniax
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Thrashterpeice, Threat Point, Black Horizon, Dissentience and Cruel Bomb
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Jingle Bell Ruckus II
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: Nowhere Slow Duo and Stevie K
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mike Miz

Saturday, Dec. 22
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Wanabees
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Lito Kirino Live
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: The Blennd with Steve Skiro
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Three Legged Dog
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Ugly Sweater and Xmas Party with LUTM
III Guys Restaurant and Sports Bar, 95 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: The Pick Ups (Don Shappelle)
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Deck the Hall Christmas show featuring Indigo Moon Brass Band and Porter & Sayles
Major League Sports Bar, 809 Main St., Sugar Notch: 2 Rockaholix
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Flaxy Morgan
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Ron Morgan
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Start Making Sense
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 Band
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Buzz Buzzyrd Ayres Christmas Concert and 3IB
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: DJ
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Until Sunrise

Sunday, Dec. 23
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: Tom and Wiggy
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ Cadillac Culkin’s Christmas Eve’s Eve Party
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: King Jeremy
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Black Tie Stereo with Always Undecided
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Dec. 24
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, Dec. 25
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: DJ Lisa
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Kenneth Norton

Wednesday, Dec. 26
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Gary Dillion
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Keith
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland