Clubs – May 24, 2018

Clubs – May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Always Undecided
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
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
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: EJ the DJ
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 and Nintendo 64 tournament
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
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
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali

Friday, May 25
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Violets from Chatter
American Legion Post 665, 901 Main St., Dickson City: Marilyn Kennedy
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Gas Trio
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Mike Barrasse
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Shiny Penny with Light Weight
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bark at the Moon — Ozzy Osbourne tribute
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Jimmy T — Elvis tribute artist
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ Edwin Valez
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Bill Arnold Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Tina and Joe from Oldies but Goodies
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Clarence Spady
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Punch Bug Trio
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Flatland Ruckus
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: Earthmouth, Hallucination, Burial Fog, Gypsy Valley Kings and Fields of Arkansas
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Phyllis Hopkins Trio
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Worst Ones, Girls Galore, Das Black Milk and Down To Six
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Failed Action Figures, a Comedy Show
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Donnybrook Irish Band
Lucchi Family Wine Cellars, 134 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Strasburger
Moxie Club, 80 Orchard St., Carbondale: FullCircle
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Butch N the Kid
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Subnotics
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: 2nd Gear and Rick Gillette
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Militia
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joe DeVito with Mike Gaffney and Teri Grenahan

Saturday, May 26
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: David Cupano
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Paul LaQuintano
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Area 52
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Crimson Tears and Black Fawn Forest
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Jason Dumm Band
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Q-Ball
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Strawberry Jam
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Brickyard Road
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Last Call Duo
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nick Michels
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Renora Code and DJ Famous
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Escaper
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dimensions featuring Valarie Adams
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Nothing to Next — Breaking Benjamin tribute
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joe DeVito with Mike Gaffney and Teri Grenahan

Sunday, May 27
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Rice Crew
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: American Opera and Will Wood
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy

Monday, May 28
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session

Tuesday, May 29
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Open mic with Greg Preate

Wednesday, May 30
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Karaoke with Tiffany
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Karaoke with DJ Edwin Velez
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Bryan Brophy

Fab 5 – May 24, 2018

Fab 5 – May 24, 2018

1. St. Ubaldo Day 

A Jessup tradition continues this weekend with numerous events surrounding St. Ubaldo Day, aka la Festa dei Ceri.
On Saturday, May 26, the activity begins at 6 a.m. when drummers march through the streets to awake the borough. Plenty of music plus processions, a prayer service and more follow throughout Jessup during the day, with the action culminating in the traditional “Race of the Saints” centered around Church Street, when the families of St. Ubaldo, St. Anthony and St. George race through Jessup while carrying statues of their respective saints.
Then, on Sunday, May 27, children can participate in a junior version of the race. A breakfast will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Ubaldo Society Cultural Center, 310 Third Ave., with a blessing, prayer service and raising of the saints following the meal. The children’s race begins at 12:30 p.m. at Ward Street and Powell Avenue, ending at Jessup Veterans Memorial Field.

 

2. ‘The Amish Project’

Pocono Mountains Theater Company’s tour of “The Amish Project” stops in Scranton and Honesdale this week.
One actress performs all of the roles in the fictional story about the aftermath of the 2006 shooting at the West Nickel Mines Amish School in Lancaster County.
On Thursday, May 24, the show will begin at 7 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. The show then will move on to the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, for a show on Friday, May 25, at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 for each show and are available online at brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit
poconomountainstheatercompany.org.

3. Arts Thrive in Carbondale

An inaugural arts event looks to offer educational and interactive activities this weekend.
Sponsored by Women to Women: THRIVE, Arts THRIVE in Carbondale will take place around the downtown on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Guests can speak with artists about their work and take part in hands-on activities during the free event. Artists range from jewlery-makers to painters to paper crafters, and the event also will feature tarot card readings, face painting and more.
Dr. S. Robert Powell from Carbondale Historical Society will share details about Carbondale’s history aboard the Lackawanna County trolley bus, which visitors can ride to each event site.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

4. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

A pair of former soap opera stars will lead the cast of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA.
The show runs Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, May 25, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 27, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Theater building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton.
The cast includes two former stars of “The Guiding Light,” with Emmy-nominated actress Mandy Bruno Bogue playing Audrey and Robert T. Bogue portraying Orin. Understudies will perform the roles of Audrey and Seymour during the weekend matinees.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 for limited reserved seating and $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for general seating. For tickets, visit ShowTix4U.com. Call 570-252-4156, email sheri@capaa.org or visit capaa.org for more information.

5. Memorial Day weekend events 

A Vietnam War hero from Scranton will be honored posthumously in a set of weekend events open to the public.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jimmy Reddington — who earned 12 medals, including two Purple Hearts — died in combat at 19 on March 23, 1967, but his medals went unclaimed for decades because his family was deceased.
On Saturday, May 26, however, Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas will present Reddington’s medals to the Marine Corps League’s Northeast Detachment at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. A Marine Corps color guard and the Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band will participate, and other Marines and Vietnam veterans are welcome to join, too.
A memorial service with full military honors will follow Sunday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Reddington’s grave in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
A few Lackawanna County communities, meanwhile, will hold Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 28.
American Legion Post 513 and VFW Post 4954 sponsor Old Forge’s parade, which forms at 9:30 a.m. and steps off 10 at Main and Miles streets. A ceremony follows at Old Forge Cemetery.
In Carbondale, the parade starts lining up at 10:15 a.m. at Ben Franklin Apartments and steps off at 10:45. A ceremony follows at Memorial Park at 11:15 with Capt. Loris Lepri as principal speaker.
Clarks Summit’s parade forms at 11 a.m. at Clarks Summit Elementary Center on Grove Street then heads to South State Street to Winola Road before ending at Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road. A memorial service follows at the post.

Concerts – May 24, 2018

Concerts – May 24, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen, Saturday, June 2
Joe Nardone presents the Ultimate Doo Wop and Rock Show, Saturday, June 9
Alison Krauss, Sunday, June 10
Dave Hause, Sunday, June 17
Peter Frampton, Monday, June 18
Summer Smash, Tuesday, June 19
Quiet Riot, the Sweet & House of Lords, Friday, June 29
Dion, Friday, July 27
Yanni, Tuesday, July 31
Blues Traveler, Wednesday, Aug. 1

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
I Love the ’90s Tour with Salt N Pepa, Saturday, May 26 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Dai Nhac Hoi Da Vu Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Earth, Wind and Fire, Saturday, June 2
(Outdoor Summer Stage)
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Summer Sunsplash featuring Matisyahu, Friday, June 15 (Get Wet Ultra Pool Stage)
William Demeo Gotti Release Party, Saturday, June 16 (Wet Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 23 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, June 29 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Vic Latino’s Free Live, Saturday, June 30 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
August Alsina, Saturday, July 7 (Wet Nightclub)

Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College
Tickets: 570-955-1490
The Cameos, Saturday, June 16

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Friday, June 1
Satisfaction, Saturday, June 1
Mark Wills, Friday, June 15
Trace Adkins, Friday, June 22
Nightwind, Saturday, June 23
The Robert Cray Band, Sunday, June 24
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Thursday, June 28
Canned Heat, Friday, June 29
Craig Thatcher Band, Thursday, July 5
#yes50: Celebrating 50 Years of Yes, Friday, July 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Subnotics, Friday, May 25
Escaper, Saturday, May 26
Start Making Sense, Friday, June 1
Elephants Dancing and Fake Fight, Saturday, June 2
Marbin, Friday, June 8
Bumpin Uglies with Jordan Ramirez, Saturday, June 9
The Toasters, Ladrones, Sgt. Scagnetti, Disposable and BunchAJerks, Saturday, June 16
Serne Green & Fireside Collective, Sunday, June 17
Catullus, Friday, June 22
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix with Miz — performing the music of the Band, Saturday, June 23

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
I Love the ’90s, Saturday, May 26
Earth, Wind & Fire, Saturday, June 2
Open mic featuring Simply Living, Sunday, June 3
Manchester Orchestra, Tuesday, June 5
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8
Underground Culture Vol. 2, Friday, June 8
Open mic featuring TV Dinner, Sunday, June 10
Geogg Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operations: Mindcrime, Thursday, June 14
Lake Street Dive, Tuesday, June 19
Grand Khai, Friday, June 22

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Lillie Mae, Thursday, May 24
Apocalyptica, Thursday, May 24
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Friday, May 25
Afk X Svdden Death, Saturday, May 26
Leikeli47, Sunday, May 27
EMO Night Brooklyn, Friday, June 1
The Little Mermen, Saturday, June 2
Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games, Sunday, June 3
Sam Tsui, Tuesday, June 5
Smallpools and Great Good Fine Ok, Wednesday, June 6
The Glitch Mob, Wednesday, June 6
Too Many Zooz, Friday, June 8

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Summerland Tour, Thursday, May 31
Old Crow Medicine Show, Tuesday, July 24
Sleep, Wednesday, July 25
This Is Hardcore Fest, Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29
Glassjaw and Quicksand, Wednesday, Aug. 1
Beres Hammond, Saturday, Aug. 4

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Justin Timberlake, Saturday, June 2
Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3
Def Leppard, Monday, June 11
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15
Paul Simon, Saturday, June 16
Sam Smith, Wednesday, July 4
Shania Twain, Thursday, July 12
Panic! At the Disco, Friday, July 27
The Smashing Pumpkins, Saturday, July 28

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Saturday, June 2
Wisin & Yandel, Friday, June 8
Luis Miguel, Saturday, June 9
Def Leppard and Journey, Wednesday, June 13
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, Thursday, June 14
Anthony Santos, Saturday, June 16
Imagine Dragons, Tuesday, June 19
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Wednesday, June 20
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Phillip Phillips, Thursday, June 7
Third Day, Saturday, June 9
Kryptonite Tour with John Bevere and Bethel Music, Friday, June 15
The Monkees present the Mike and Micky Show, Friday, June 22
The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, Saturday, June 23
Seal, Tuesday, June 26
Erasure, Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15
Dickey Betts with Marshall Tucker Band, Devon Allman featuring Duane Betts,
Wednesday, July 18
Punch Brothers with Madison Cunningham, Saturday, July 28
Alice Cooper, Thursday, Sept. 6

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert, Friday, May 25
Almost Queen, Saturday, June 2
Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 6
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thursday, June 7
Jenny Lewis, Wednesday, June 13
M. Ward, Friday, June 15
Gordon Lightfoot, Wednesday, June 20
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, Tuesday, June 26
Langhorne Slim and the Lost at Last Band, Friday, June 29
Craig Thatcher Band, Saturday, June 30
Eaglemania, Saturday, July 7

Mercy Gang honors past member in latest album

Mercy Gang honors past member in latest album

Mercy Gang entered the local music scene in 2012 with a hip-hop and mash-up style.
Since then, the group has released two albums and plans to work on a third this fall. It plans to perform at the Electric City Music Conference, set for Thursday, Sept. 13, to Saturday, Sept. 15. More dates for shows in Pennsylvania, New York and Canada will be announced.
Mercy Gang emcee Jermaine Kroon recently went On the Record about the group’s performances and its first album without Mario Lozada, aka Hefty Metal, who died in 2015.

Q: How did Mercy Gang form?
A: Mercy Gang started from a collaboration on a song between Maine the Medicine, former member Sway and the late Hefty Metal. Paulie Bagz joined the group shortly after, while DJ Merc would later join Mercy Gang in 2014 after doing a show with us.

Q: Where does the name Mercy Gang come from?
A: The proposed name was “The Mercenaries.” We didn’t really care for it, so we started saying Mercy Gang for short.

Q: What does a typical Mercy Gang show look and sound like?
A: A Mercy Gang show is very energetic and in-your-face. We love to engage with the crowd. We often do a mash-up with the band Clever Clever. The crowd really enjoys it. One of our big hits with crowds is our version of the classic song “My Girl,” which we call “Your Girl.” “Your Girl” is featured on our bonus mixtape, “Brothers Keeper,” with guest vocals from Nowhere Slow on the chorus.

Q: What do you hope audiences experience at your shows?
A: We want them to experience our passion for the music and the love and appreciation we have for our fans. We really want to leave it all on the stage, microphones smoking.

Q: Tell us about your newest album, “M.E.R.C.Y.,” that came out in September.
A: “M.E.R.C.Y” stands for “murder every rapper coming at you.” Hip-hop is a very competitive sport, so we wanted to welcome all challengers, all in the name of fun. Working on this album was very emotional. This was the first album we worked on without our former group member Hefty Metal, who passed away on Sept. 11, 2015. We got back in the studio not only to honor our brother Hefty but also to begin the healing process. “M.E.R.C.Y.” was released on Sept. 9, 2017, in remembrance of Hefty. Hefty would definitely want us to keep banging out music, so we put all our blood, sweat and tears into this project. We have two unreleased tracks by Hefty on the album that are amazing. The album includes features from Jay Preston of Esta Coda, Ed Cuozzo of University Drive, Lambo Lo of Animal Planit (and) Aaron Ferranti, formerly of Clever Clever. The music is produced by JL Studios, Holla Da Scholar, U.G. and many more. All records are mixed, mastered and recorded by JL Studios in Olyphant.

—Brooke Williams

Fab 5 – May 17, 2018

Fab 5 – May 17, 2018

1. Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival
Get ready for a day of indulgence.
Montrose will host its 11th annual Chocolate & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 19, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Chestnut Street. Numerous regional wineries, vendors and businesses will descend on the Susquehanna County community, where guests can sample and buy items, take part in arts and crafts, and check out home wine-making demonstrations. The Woodshed Prophets, American Pinup, Komodo Lemonade and Canary Circus will provide entertainment.
For more information, visit chocolatewinefestival.com.

2. ‘Cabaret’ and Montgomery Gentry
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, hosts two national tours this week.
The Broadway musical “Cabaret” — about life at the Kit Kat Klub in pre-WWII Germany — stops by Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $45, $55 and $65, plus fees.
Then, on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m., Montgomery Gentry visits, with Eddie Montgomery performing in the wake of co-star Troy Gentry’s death last September. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $38 and $43, plus fees.
Tickets for both shows are available at the box office, 570-826-1100 and kirbycenter.org.

3. Be Green in Clarks Green
A weekend event in the Abingtons will celebrate community recycling.
Be Green in Clarks Green will take place Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Abington Heights School District administration building, 200 E. Grove St., Clarks Summit.
The rain-or-shine event sponsored by the borough council will include vendors, exhibits, raffled baskets, recycling stations, kids’ crafts and magician Ben Knox. Waverly Lodge 301 will grill hot dogs and hamburgers, and Lackawanna Audubon Society will hand out bird pamphlets and souvenirs.
For more information, call 570-586-6896 or visit Clarksgreen.info.

4. Rockin’ for Rich
A musical benefit will raise money for a man battling brain cancer.
Rockin’ for Rich will take place Saturday, May 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morgan’Z Pub & Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton. The $20 ticket includes admission, draft beer, live music, and food such as wing bites, sandwiches and pizza. There also will be raffled baskets, a 50/50 raffle and a basket of cheer.
Proceeds benefit cancer patient Rich Buchinski. For more information, contact Melissa at 570-878-9295, Danielle at 570-878-9186, Bianca at 570-650-2524 or Heather at 352-512-8571.

5. ‘A Night of Magic and Mystery’
Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA looks to raise money to make its theater wheelchair-friendly and help buy a motorized wheelchair for a man in need.
The venue inside the Ritz Theater building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will host the fundraiser “A Night of Magic and Mystery” on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Magician acts set to perform include Tony Baronio, Jarred and Fred Kraft, Dorothy Deitrich and Dick Brooks, Mood Magic and Damian the Magician. Paul Mellan will emcee the night. Guests can bring their own beverages.
Admission costs $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 for limited reserved seating, and $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for general seating. Proceeds benefit the purchase of a motorized wheelchair for Joe Bonczek and to make the Ritz Theater wheelchair accessible.
For tickets, visit the box office or ShowTix4U.com. Call 570-252-4156 or email sheri@capaa.org for more information.

Clubs – May 17, 2018

Clubs – May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Village Idiots Acoustic
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
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: AJ/DJ on Cooper’s Dock
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo Acoustic Trio
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: Drmcthr, Latewaves and Blue Heaven
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Open Mic Circus
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jeff Lewis
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Consider the Source with Rogue Chimp
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Myal Soul
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali

Friday, May 18
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Lily Mao
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Tom Graham
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: A Proud Monkey
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Area 52
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Supe
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike & Mike
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Sarah Carne
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: The Third Nut
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: DHD
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
The High Bridge House, 1090 Route 502, Spring Brook Twp.: Dashboard Mary
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Great Rock Pair
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Cheap Seats, Talon Co. and more
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Ron Morgan
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Aaron Fink album release show
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Adlib x Space Kamp Live
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jim Carro
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Dishonest Fiddlers with Clarence Spady
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Jeffrey James Band
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Ken Norton and Graces Downfall Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Adam McKinley
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty with David James and Sergio Marzitelli

Saturday, May 19
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Talanca
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Graces Downfall Duo
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Weight
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Bros.
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: FullCircle
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Zayre Mountain
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Shake 3x
The Brew House Mini-Mart Cafe, 38 Sturges Road, Peckville: Dashboard Mary
Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: Stoned By Proxy
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Alyssa Lazar
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Signs of Madness, One Day Waiting, Royal Hell and Walau-eh
Kilcoyne’s, 129 S. Main Ave., Scranton: Dan Cusick
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tritide Duo
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jennifer Newton Solo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Popstar Drive
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s and Buzz Buzzyrd
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: D-West
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty with David James and Sergio Marzitelli

Sunday, May 20
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Brett Alexander and Eddie Appnel
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo

Monday, May 21
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Tuesday, May 22
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Dave Abraham
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Blessing a Curse, Life Barrier and more
Wednesday, May 23
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Casey’s, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Backdoor Mic
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Adam McKinley

Concerts – May 17, 2018

Concerts – May 17, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, May 18
Guitars and Stars, Tuesday, May 22
Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen, Saturday, June 2
Joe Nardone presents the Ultimate Doo Wop and Rock Show, Saturday, June 9
Alison Krauss, Sunday, June 10
Dave Hause, Sunday, June 17
Peter Frampton, Monday, June 18
Summer Smash, Tuesday, June 19
Quiet Riot, the Sweet & House of Lords, Friday, June 29
Dion, Friday, July 27

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
I Love the ’90s Tour with Salt N Pepa, Saturday, May 26 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Dai Nhac Hoi Da Vu Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Earth, Wind and Fire, Saturday, June 2 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Summer Outdoor Stage)
Summer Sunsplash featuring Matisyahu, Friday, June 15 (Get Wet Ultra Pool Stage)
William Demeo Gotti Release Party, Saturday, June 16 (Wet Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 23 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, June 29
Vic Latino’s Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30
Lee Brice, Friday, June 20

Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College
Tickets: 570-955-1490
The Cameos, Saturday, June 16

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Friday, May 18
Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 19
Michael McDonald, Sunday, May 20
The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Friday, June 1
Satisfaction, Saturday, June 1
Mark Wills, Friday, June 15
Trace Adkins, Friday, June 22
The Robert Cray Band, Sunday, June 24
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, June 28
Canned Heat, Friday, June 29

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
The Dishonest Fiddlers with Clarence Spady, Friday, May 18
Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones — Prince tribute, Saturday, May 19
Subnotics, Friday, May 25
Escaper, Saturday, May 26
Start Making Sense, Friday, June 1
Elephants Dancing and Fake Fight, Saturday, June 2
Marbin, Friday, June 8
Bumpin Uglies with Jordan Ramirez, Saturday, June 9
The Toasters, Ladrones, Sgt. Scagnetti, Disposable and BunchAJerks, Saturday, June 16
Serene Green and Fireside Collective, Sunday, June 17

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Bullet for My Valentine, Friday, May 18
Blue October, Saturday, May 19
The Everly Brothers Experience, Sunday, May 20
Manchester Orchestra, Tuesday, June 5
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8
Echoes: The American Pink Floyd, Saturday, June 23
#Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30
Huey Lewis and the News, Saturday, July 14
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, June 29
Cedar Green, Friday, June 29

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Elvana, Thursday, May 17
Bokante, Friday, May 18
Lawrence, Sunday, May 20
Jake Miller, Monday, May 21
Mainland, Tuesday, May 22
Flatbush Zombies, Tuesday, May 22
Tool Music Clinic, Wednesday, May 23
COZZ, Wednesday, May 23
Lillie Mae, Thursday, May 24
Apocalyptica, Thursday, May 24

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
New Found Glory, Wednesday, May 23
Summerland Tour, Thursday, May 31
Old Crow Medicine Show, Tuesday, July 24
Sleep, Wednesday, July 25
This Is Hardcore Fest, Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29
Glassjaw and Quicksand, Wednesday, Aug. 1
Beres Hammond, Saturday, Aug. 4
ZHU, Tuesday, Sept. 25
Lost ’80s Live, Saturday, Sept. 29
Ja Rule, Friday, Oct. 12
Kamasi Washington, Friday, Nov. 9

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Justin Timberlake, Saturday, June 2
Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3
Def Leppard, Monday, June 11
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15
Paul Simon, Saturday, June 16
Sam Smith, Wednesday, July 4
Shania Twain, Thursday, July 12
Panic! At the Disco, Friday, July 27
The Smashing Pumpkins, Saturday, July 28

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Wednesday, May 23, and Saturday, June 2
Wisin & Yandel, Friday, June 8
Luis Miguel, Saturday, June 9
Def Leppard and Journey, Wednesday, June 13
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, Thursday, June 14
Imagine Dragons, Tuesday, June 19
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Wednesday, June 20
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26
Sam Smith, Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30
Radiohead, Tuesday, July 10

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jackson Browne, Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18
Phillip Phillips, Thursday, June 7
Third Day, Saturday, June 9
Kryptonite Tour with John Bevere and Bethel Music, Friday, June 15
The Monkees present the Mike and Micky Show, Friday, June 22
The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, Saturday, June 23
Seal, Tuesday, June 26
Erasure, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14
Dickey Betts with Marshall Tucker Band and Devon Allman featuring Duane Betts, Wednesday, July 18
Punch Brothers with Madison Cunningham, Saturday, July 28

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Renaissance, Thursday, May 17
Mingo Fishtrap, Thursday, May 17
Spyro Gyra, Wednesday, May 23
Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert, Friday, May 25
Almost Queen, Saturday, June 2
Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 6
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thursday, June 7
Jenny Lewis, Wednesday, June 13

Fab 5 – May 10, 2018

Fab 5 – May 10, 2018

1. LRCA Riverfest

Lackawanna River Conservation Association will take to the water once again for its annual Riverfest.
Set for Saturday, May 12, the event will include the traditional Canoe-A-Thon, a timed run that launches from David Maslyar Park, Archbald, and Blakely Borough Recreational Complex and heads down the Lackawanna River to the finish line at Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area, Poplar Street, Scranton.
In the regatta, meanwhile, the LRCA invites people to use their imaginations to craft vessels to ride on the river from the Poplar Street bridge to Sweeney’s Beach at 3 p.m. Participation is free.
LRCA also will offer the Duck-A-Thon, a fundraiser in which 10 rubber ducks will hit the water upstream from Sweeney’s Beach. A drawing from the ticket containers corresponding to the winning ducks’ numbers will decide who wins the $500, $250 and $100 cash prizes. Duck tickets cost $5 for one, $10 for three and $20 for eight.
To register for the activities and find more information, visit lrca.org or call 570-347-6311.

2. Artisan Marketplace

An Upvalley event will raise money for the Catherine McAuley Center.
The Artisan Marketplace will take place Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anthracite Center, 41 N. Main St., Carbondale. Guests will find more than 25 handmade arts and crafts vendors — ranging from jewelry and baked goods to chainsaw carvings and fused glass — on two floors plus live music by Chris Mullineaux.
Admission is $2, and all proceeds will go to the Scranton center that helps women, children and homeless individuals and families with housing and other resources. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

3. Scranton StorySlam: Word to Your Mother!

The Scranton StorySlam returns with a Mother’s Day-themed edition.
The “Word to Your Mother!” show will take place Saturday, May 12, at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the tales begin at 8:30.
The StorySlam challenges participants to tell a true story in five minutes without notes, and the winner receives a cash prize and the Slammy trophy. Simone Daniel will emcee the event.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

4. Celebrating 250 Years of Anthracite Coal Mining in Pennsylvania

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program class of 2018 and the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum will celebrate 250 years of anthracite coal mining in the state with a special program Saturday, May 12.
The free event at the museum in McDade Park, Scranton, runs from 9 a.m. to noon and lets visitors view a 250th anniversary commemorative display Leadership Lackawanna developed and learn about the area’s coal-mining past. A plaque unveiling will take place at 10.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

5. University concerts

Two Scranton universities will host spring concerts this week.
Marywood University will present the Spring Gala Concert on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Adams Ave. Admission is free. Visit marywood.edu or call 570-348-6211 for details.
Also that night, at 7:30, the University of Scranton’s string orchestra, symphonic band and concert choir will perform in the free Pre-Commencement Concert at the campus’ Houlihan-McLean Center, 800 Linden St. For more information, visit scranton.edu/music or call 570-941-7624.

Clubs – May 10, 2018

Clubs – May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 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
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Poets Live
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
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
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
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali
Friday, May 11
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Rice Crew
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: J.P. Williams Blues Band
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Blush
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Fab 3
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Doug and Sean
Boozer’s Sports Bar, 635 Main St., Avoca: Facing the Giants
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Two Yutes
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Lesser Knowns
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: John Lukas
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: The Sperazza Trio
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Dave Cupano
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike and Lynett
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Common Thread
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Johnny D
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Flaxy Morgan
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chuck Paul
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Aim N Fire
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: BowieLIVE
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Idol Kings — Journey tribute
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Graces Downfall
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Beth Connor
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kelly Terranova and Glen Jensen
Saturday, May 12
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Eddie Appnel
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Luke
Ariel View Inn, 1400 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pulp Flannel
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Rhythm and Booze
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Jack Foley and Robbie Walsh
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Heads Up Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 40LB Head
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Facing the Giants
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander Duo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Come to Grief, Fistula, Black Urn, DOUR, Trunk and Coke Nail
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Seize Fire
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: A Proud Monkey Solo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous, DJ Nino Blanco
The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Munji, T-ravill, Muse the Millionaire and Goodman
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentleman present the Stevie Ray Vaughn Retrospective
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Xcluzive Soul
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: No Memories and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Psycho City
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kelly Terranova and Glen Jensen
Sunday, May 13
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Super Smash Scranton
Monday, May 14
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Tuesday, May 15
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman, open mic
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Eddie Appnel
Wednesday, May 16
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Edwin Velez
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Alex O’Brien

Concerts – May 10, 2018

Concerts – May 10, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Ani DiFranco, Friday, May 11
The New York Bee Gees, Saturday, May 12
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, May 18
Guitars and Stars, Tuesday, May 22
Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen, Saturday, June 2
Joe Nardone presents the Ultimate Doo Wop and Rock Show, Saturday, June 9
Alison Krauss, Sunday, June 10
Dave Hause, Sunday, June 17
Peter Frampton, Monday, June 18
Summer Smash, Tuesday, June 19

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Fabolous, Saturday, May 12 (Wet Nightclub)
I Love the ’90s Tour with Salt N Pepa, Saturday, May 26 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Dai Nhac Hoi Da Vu Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Earth, Wind and Fire, Saturday, June 2
(Outdoor Summer Stage)
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Summer Outdoor Stage)
Summer Sunsplash featuring Matisyahu, Friday, June 15 (Get Wet Ultra Pool Stage)
William Demeo Gotti Release Party, Saturday, June 16 (Wet Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 23 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, June 29

Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College
Tickets: 570-955-1490
The Cameos, Saturday, June 16

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Sinatra: Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back, starring Tony Sands & the Comedy of Bob Goss, Thursday, May 10
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Friday, May 18
Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 19
Michael McDonald, Sunday, May 20
The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Friday, June 1
Satisfaction, Saturday, June 1
Mark Wills, Friday, June 15
Trace Adkins, Friday, June 22
The Robert Cray Band, Sunday, June 24
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, June 28

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Starman, Friday, May 11
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentleman present the Stevie Ray Vaughn Retrospective, Saturday, May 12
The Dishonest Fiddlers with Clarence Spady, Friday, May 18
Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones — Prince tribute, Saturday, May 19
Subnotics, Friday, May 25
Escaper, Saturday, May 26
Start Making Sense, Friday, June 1
Elephants Dancing and Fake Fight, Saturday, June 2
Marbin, Friday, June 8
Bumpin Uglies with Jordan Ramirez, Saturday, June 9

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Eaglemania, Saturday, May 12
Open Mic Night featuring Wilbium, Sunday, May 13
Bullet for My Valentine, Friday, May 18
Blue October, Saturday, May 19
The Everly Brothers Experience, Sunday, May 20
Manchester Orchestra, Tuesday, June 5
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8
Echoes: The American Pink Floyd, Saturday, June 23
#Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30
Huey Lewis and the News, Saturday, July 14

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Saint Jhn, Thursday, May 10
Lake Street Dive, Saturday, May 12
Mo Lowda and the Humble, Saturday, May 12
Madison Beer, Wednesday, May 16
Elvana, Thursday, May 17
Bokante, Friday, May 18
Lawrence, Sunday, May 20
Jake Miller, Monday, May 21
Mainland, Tuesday, May 22
Flatbush Zombies, Tuesday, May 22

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Greta Van Fleet, Saturday, May 12
Sum 41, Monday, May 14
New Found Glory, Wednesday, May 23
Old Crow Medicine Show, Tuesday, July 24
Sleep, Wednesday, July 25
This Is Hardcore Fest, Friday, July 27
Glassjaw and Quicksand, Wednesday, Aug. 1

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Justin Timberlake, Saturday, June 2
Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3
Def Leppard, Monday, June 11
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15
Paul Simon, Saturday, June 16
Sam Smith, Wednesday, July 4
Shania Twain, Thursday, July 12
Panic! At the Disco, Friday, July 27

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Bon Jovi, Thursday, May 10
Billy Joel, Wednesday, May 23, and Saturday, June 2
Wisin & Yandel, Friday, June 8
Luis Miguel, Saturday, June 9
Def Leppard and Journey, Wednesday, June 13
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, Thursday, June 14
Imagine Dragons, Tuesday, June 19
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Wednesday, June 20
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jackson Browne, Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18
Phillip Phillips, Thursday, June 7
Third Day, Saturday, June 9
Kryptonite Tour with John Bevere and Bethel Music, Friday, June 15
The Monkees present the Mike and Micky Show, Friday, June 22
The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, Saturday, June 23
Seal, Tuesday, June 26
Erasure, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Carbon Lead, Thursday, May 10
Simone on Simone: Lisa Simone with the Rob Stoneback Big, Sunday, May 13
Renaissance, Thursday, May 17
Mingo Fishtrap, Thursday, May 17
Spyro Gyra, Wednesday, May 23
Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert, Friday, May 25
Almost Queen, Saturday, June 2
Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 6
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thursday, June 7
Jenny Lewis, Wednesday, June 13

Clubs – May 3, 2018

Clubs – May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dustin Douglas
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Blues Broker Records Blues Jam with Chris London
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
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin
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
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Of Good Nature with Jordan Ramirez and Mike Stec
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 1227, 492 Stephenson St., Duryea: Chris Malvizzi
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
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali

Friday, May 4
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Brothers
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Barrel-Chested Beer Bellies
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Blast Off with Escaper, Mountain Sky Orchestra and Digitaldavy
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bandits Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 1922 W. Front St., Berwick: Wells River Band
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Leighanne and Company
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kira Lee
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: R.J. Scouton
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Whiskey ‘N Woods
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Wayne from Facing Giants
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Shelly’s Underground
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Indigo Moon Brass Band
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Tony Vergnetti and Robby Walsh
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano and JOB
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Clarence Spady Band
Tap at Humboldt Beer Depot, 573 Can Do Expressway, Hazleton: Ostrich Hat
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Torey Mengoni, Jon Sembrat and J.R. Huffsmith
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Metal Meltdown
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Steve Shaffer and Peter Guarraci
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Ol’ Cabbage

Saturday, May 5
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Vine Street
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Rare Form
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Blast Off with Rogue Chimp, Microcave and Newpy Hundo
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Until Sunrise (formerly That 90s Band)
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: FullCircle
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Cinco De Derby with DJ Cadillac Cukin
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Crimson Tears
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Sammich Kings Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nova City
Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: Tori Viccica
Crabby’s Seafood Grill and Pipes Bar, 3159 Lower Demunds Road, Dallas: Strawberry Jam
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Better with Beer
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Samurai Pizza Cats, Charming Beards and E57
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Liam Alone
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: 40lb Head
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: The Girlz and Pink Slip
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: MiZ
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Se Acabo — Santana tribute
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Cinco De Mayo with Black Tie Stereo and Buzz, Metal Meltdown
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Steve Shaffer and Peter Guarraci
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Alex Culbreth

Sunday, May 6
Bandits Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 1922 W. Front St., Berwick: Brant Quick
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: Dishonest Fiddlers Duo
The Stonehouse, 47 Fallbrook St., Carbondale: Pearl

Monday, May 7
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Trivia Night with Josh and Michael
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session

Tuesday, May 8
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman Open Mic
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander

Wednesday, May 9
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Edwin Velez
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jamie Zaleski

Concerts – May 3, 2018

Concerts – May 3, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Criss Angel Raw, Wednesday, May 2
Miranda Sings, Saturday, May 5
Art Garfunkel, Tuesday, May 8
Ani DiFranco, Friday, May 11
The New York Bee Gees, Saturday, May 12
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, May 18
Guitars and Stars, Tuesday, May 22
Joe Nardone presents the Ultimate Doo Wop and Rock Show, Saturday, June 9

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Jessica Kirson, Saturday, May 5 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
I Love the ’90s Tour with Salt N Pepa, Saturday, May 26 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Dai Nhac Hoi Da Vu Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Earth, Wind and Fire, Saturday, June 2
(Outdoor Summer Stage)
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Summer Outdoor Stage)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 23 (Wet Nightclub)
Vic Latino’s Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Huey Lewis and the News, Saturday, July 14 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Lee Brice, Friday, July 20 (Outdoor Summer Stage)

Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College
Tickets: 570-955-1490
The Cameos, Saturday, June 16

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Get the Led Out, Friday, May 4
The Mavericks, Saturday, May 5
Queensryche, Sunday, May 6
Eric Kearns, Tuesday, May 8
Sinatra: Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back, starring Tony Sands & the comedy of Bob Goss, Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Friday, May 18
Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 19
Michael McDonald, Sunday, May 20
The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Friday, June 1
Satisfaction, Saturday, June 1

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Of Good Nature, Thursday, May 3
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, May 4
MiZ, Saturday, May 5
Starman, Friday, May 11
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentleman present the Stevie Ray Vaughn Retrospective, Saturday, May 12
The Dishonest Fiddlers with Clarence Spady, Friday, May 18
Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones —
Prince tribute, Saturday, May 19
Subnotics, Friday, May 25

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
The Used, Friday, May 4
’70s Flashback — Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania benefit, Saturday, May 5
Stone Sour, Sunday, May 6
Stone Temple Pilots, Tuesday, May 8
Eaglemania, Saturday, May 12
Open Mic Night featuring Wilbium, Sunday, May 13
Bullet for My Valentine, Friday, May 18
Allen Daniel, Saturday, May 19

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Company of Thieves, Thursday, May 3
Mir Fontane presents More Macaroni, Friday, May 4
Craig Wedren, Monday, May 7
Iron Maidens with Live Evil, Wednesday, May 9
Saint Jhn, Thursday, May 10
Lake Street Dive, Saturday, May 12
Mo Lowda and the Humble, Saturday, May 12
Madison Beer, Wednesday, May 16
Elvana, Thurday, May 17
Bokante, Friday, May 18

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Greta Van Fleet, Saturday, May 12
Sum 41, Monday, May 14
New Found Glory, Wednesday, May 23
Old Crow Medicine Show, Tuesday, July 24
Sleep, Wednesday, July 25
This Is Hardcore Fest, Friday, July 27
Glassjaw and Quicksand, Wednesday, Aug. 1

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Bon Jovi, Thursday, May 3
Justin Timberlake, Saturday, June 2
Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3
Def Leppard, Monday, June 11
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15
Paul Simon, Saturday, June 16
Sam Smith, Wednesday, July 4
Shania Twain, Thursday, July 12
Panic! At the Disco, Friday, July 27

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Bon Jovi, Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10
Billy Joel, Wednesday, May 23, and Saturday, June 2
Wisin & Yandel, Friday, June 8
Luis Miguel, Saturday, June 9
Def Leppard and Journey, Wednesday, June 13
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, Thursday, June 14
Imagine Dragons, Tuesday, June 19
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Wednesday, June 20
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Lord Huron, Thursday, May 3
Steve Martin and Martin Short, Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5
Jackson Browne, Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18
Third Day, Saturday, June 9
Kryptonite Tour with John Bevere and Bethel Music, Friday, June 15
The Monkees present the Mike and Micky Show, Friday, June 22

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Carbon Lead, Thursday, May 10
Simone on Simone: Lisa Simone with the Rob Stoneback Big, Sunday, May 13
Renaissance, Thursday, May 17
Mingo Fishtrap, Thursday, May 17
Spyro Gyra, Wednesday, May 23
Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert, Friday, May 25
Almost Queen, Saturday, June 2
Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 6
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thursday, June 7

Fab 5 – May 3, 2018

Fab 5 – May 3, 2018

1. ‘Star Wars’ Night

Feel the force during “Star Wars” Night on Friday, May 4, as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on Pawtucket Red Sox at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 6:35.
Fans are encouraged to wear costumes, and characters from Lucasfilm’s iconic series will be on hand for photos. The first 2,500 fans will receive a Chance Adams bobblehead. A pre-game “Junior Jedi” parade also will take place.
The RailRiders will don special “Star Wars”-themed uniforms for the game and auction off the jerseys that night with all proceeds benefiting Geisinger Children’s Miracle Network.
For tickets or information, visit swbrailriders.com.

2. NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air

Promote environmental protection, public health and sustainability in the region Saturday, May 5, during the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K Run/Walk for Clean Air.
The free, family-friendly event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blakely Borough Recreation Complex, 100 Keystone Ave.Peckville. It features live music, local food, raffle baskets, exhibitors, more than 40 eco-friendly vendors, yoga workshops, educational programs, art and more.
The 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m. along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. To register in advance as an individual or part of a team, visit racemenu.com/nepa. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Guests also are encouraged to bring used sneakers to recycle and used clothing and books to swap or donate. For more information, visit nepagreenfair.org.

3. Taste of Fringe

The Scranton Fringe Festival will raise money for its programming with a special night of food, drink and live entertainment.
Taste of Fringe will take place Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. Tickets cost $35 and are available at eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-fringe-tickets-44613518234.
The event is open to all ages, but guests must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID to drink or buy alcohol. For details, email info@scrantonfringe.org or visit the event’s Facebook page.The annual Scranton Fringe Festival will run Saturday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 30, at various venues in the city.

4. Derby Bae Mayo

Celebrate two seasonal favorites in one night on Saturday, May 5.
Derby Bae Mayo at Jack’s Draft House, 802 Prescott Ave., Scranton, combines the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo into one giant dance party with DJ duo SaturBae. The DJs plan to play a lot of pop hits and dance anthems from the late ’90s and early 2000s.
The night starts at 9; there is no cover charge. For information, visit the Facebook event page.

5. Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with giveaways, activities and more at Comics on the Green, 307 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.
The comic book shop will join numerous other comic book stores around the country in celebrating the event on Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to offering free books whose subjects range from “Avengers” and “Doctor Who” to Disney princesses and “Riverdale,” the store will offer sales, free face painting and pictures with “Star Wars” characters, including a stormtrooper. DC Comics artist Tom Derenick also will sign books and do sketches.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page. To view all the titles being offered for free this year and find more participating shops, go to freecomicbookday.com.

Concerts – April 26, 2018

Concerts – April 26, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Josh Wolf, Thursday, April 26
Nick Di Paolo, Saturday, April 28
Criss Angel Raw, Wednesday, May 2
Miranda Sings, Saturday, May 5
Art Garfunkel, Tuesday, May 8
Ani DiFranco, Friday, May 11
The New York Bee Gees, Saturday, May 12
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, May 18
Guitars and Stars, Tuesday, May 22
Joe Nardone presents the Ultimate Doo Wop and Rock Show, Saturday, June 9

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, April 28 (Wet Nightclub)
Jessica Kirson, Saturday, May 5 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
I Love the ’90s Tour with Salt N Pepa, Saturday, May 26 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Dai Nhac Hoi Da Vu Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Earth, Wind and Fire, Saturday, June 2
(Outdoor Summer Stage)
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Summer Outdoor Stage)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 23 (Wet Nightclub)
Vic Latino’s Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Huey Lewis and the News, Saturday, July 14 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Lee Brice, Friday, July 20 (Outdoor Summer Stage)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Next Best Thing Presents: Hollywood Nights, Friday, April 27
KIX with Autograph, Saturday, April 28
Branson Fever, Tuesday, May 1, through Thursday, May 3
Get the Led Out, Friday, May 4
The Mavericks, Saturday, May 5
Queensryche, Sunday, May 6
Eric Kearns, Tuesday, May 8
Sinatra: Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back, Starring Tony Sands & the Comedy of Bob Goss, Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Friday, May 18
Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 19

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Billy Strings with J.P. Biondo, Friday, April 27
7800 Fahrenheit, Saturday, April 28
Of Good Nature, Thursday, May 3
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, May 4
MiZ, Saturday, May 5
Starman, Friday, May 11
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentleman present the Stevie Ray Vaughn Retrospective, Saturday, May 12
The Dishonest Fiddler with Clarence Spady, Friday, May 18
Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones — Prince tribute, Saturday, May 19
Subnotics, Friday, May 25

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Dreams with Mountain Sky Orchestra, Saturday, April 28
Parkway Drive, Wednesday, May 2
The Used, Friday, May 4
’70s Flashback — Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania benefit, Saturday, May 5
Stone Sour, Sunday, May 6
Stone Temple Pilots, Tuesday, May 8
Eaglemania, Saturday, May 12
Open Mic Night featuring Wilbium, Sunday, May 13
Bullet for My Valentine, Friday, May 18
Allen Daniel, Saturday, May 19

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
The Residents, Tuesday, April 26
Assembly of Dust, Saturday, April 28
Jeremy Loops, Sunday, April 29
Zahsosaa and Gang, Tuesday, May 1
Camila Cabello, Tuesday, May 1
King Krule, Wednesday, May 2
Company of Thieves, Thursday, May 3
Mir Fontane presents More Macaroni, Friday, May 4
Craig Wedren, Monday, May 7
Alt Nation’s Advance Placement Tour, Tuesday, May 8

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Minus the Bear, Saturday, April 28
Lord Huron, Tuesday, May 1
Greta Van Fleet, Saturday, May 12
Sum 41, Monday, May 14
New Found Glory, Wednesday, May 23
Old Crow Medicine Show, Tuesday, July 24
Sleep, Wednesday, July 25
This Is Hardcore Fest, Friday, July 27
Glassjaw and Quicksand, Wednesday, Aug. 1

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Bon Jovi, Thursday, May 3
Justin Timberlake, Saturday, June 2
Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3
Def Leppard, Monday, June 11
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15
Paul Simon, Saturday, June 16
Sam Smith, Wednesday, July 4
Shania Twain, Thursday, July 12
Panic! At the Disco, Friday, July 27

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Bon Jovi, Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10
Billy Joel, Wednesday, May 23, and Saturday, June 2
Wisin & Yandel, Friday, June 8
Luis Miguel, Saturday, June 9
Def Leppard and Journey, Wednesday, June 13
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, Thursday, June 14
Imagine Dragons, Tuesday, June 19
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Wednesday, June 20
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe Burlesque Revue, Tuesday, May 1
Lord Huron, Thursday, May 3
Steve Martin and Martin Short, Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5
Jackson Browne, Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18
Third Day, Saturday, June 9
Kryptonite Tour with John Bevere and Bethel Music, Friday, June 15
The Monkees present the Mike and Micky Show, Friday, June 22

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
John Popper, Wednesday, May 2
Carbon Lead, Thursday, May 10
Simone on Simone: Lisa Simone with the Rob Stoneback Big, Sunday, May 13
Renaissance, Thursday, May 17
Mingo Fishtrap, Thursday, May 17
Spyro Gyra, Wednesday, May 23
Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert, Friday, May 25
Almost Queen, Saturday, June 2
Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 6
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thursday, June 7