Music – August 10, 2017

Music – August 10, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre

Tickets: 570-826-1100
TajMo: the Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donnie and Marie Osmand, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25
Il Divo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Linda Ederm, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
DJ June, Friday, Aug. 11 (Wet Nightclub)
Waka Flocka Flame, Saturday, Aug. 12 (Wet Nightclub)
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Wet Nightclub)
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Aug. 26 (Wet Nightclub)
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Friday, Sept. 1 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10; Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday Aug. 13
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Bounty Hunter, Friday, Aug. 11
Scott Marshall Band, Saturday, Aug. 12
Ted Nugent, Tuesday, Aug. 15
Maury & Tim, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Friar’s Point, Thursday, Aug. 17
The Beach Boys, Friday, Aug. 18
The Wall Live Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 19
John Butler Trio, Wednesday, Aug. 23
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, Aug. 24
Don McLean, Friday, Aug. 25

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Moodswing, Saturday, Aug. 12
Aaron Fink and the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Morgan’s Birthday Bash with an All Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Mike Dougherty Band — MDB tribute to Michael Jackson, Friday, Aug. 25
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
The Idol Kings (Journey, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty tribute), Saturday, Sept. 2
Kung Fu Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild and University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Amberwood, Friday, Aug. 11
Badfish (Sublime tribute), Saturday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 19
Charley Roy, Saturday, Aug. 12
The Funeral Portrait and Marina City, Friday, Aug. 18
The Everly Brothers Experience, Saturday, Aug. 19
Railroad Earth, Friday, Aug. 25
T. Mac and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26
Plumcocks CD Release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Broccoli Samurai with Catullus, Thursday, Aug. 17
No Place Like Home 2017, Friday, Aug. 18
Queen Ifrica, Saturday, Aug. 19
School of Rock, Sunday, Aug. 20
SahBabii, Tuesday, Aug. 22
John Butler Trio, Friday, Aug. 25
Mr. Brightside — 2000s Indie Night, Friday, Aug. 25
Rave of Thrones featuring Nairn, Saturday, Aug. 26
Kur, Sunday, Aug. 27
Allie X, Tuesday, Aug. 29

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Roger Waters, Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Katy Perry: Witness the Tour, Monday, Sept. 18
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd, Thursday, Aug. 10
Rocktopia with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Saturday, Aug. 12
Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Philips, Saturday, Aug. 19
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald “Old Friends,” Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 11
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 17

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15
The Mavericks, Saturday, Sept. 16
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Sept. 20, Thursday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 23
Seu Jorge presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute to David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30

Clubs – August 10, 2017

Clubs – August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Mollie Edsell
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jam Band
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Of Good Nature and Elephants Dancing
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Joe Cigan
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Thursday, August 10
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Wanabees Trio
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
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/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: The Independents
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash tribute)
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: Riffmatik
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Tony Vergnetti
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jonathan Dressler

Friday, August 11
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Flirtin’ With Yesterday
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Serani
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Paul Martin
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 Main St., Old Forge: Poor Richard
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dymond and Cutter
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
The Blogg Pub & Grill, 21 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: King Kidding, The Boneflowers and Just Blush
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Acoustic Stein
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: K8
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ BK and comics Megan Hanley, Mike Eagan and RC Smith
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Outta the Blue
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Area 52
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Signs and Wonders, Vine Street and Crookshanks
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Last Call
JJ McNally’s, 219 E. Market St., Scranton: Ron Morgan
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Coal Minor Canary — “3:42” EP Release Party
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ Ryan Kenton
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: The Southside Bandits
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: University Drive
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Byrd Pressley Band and comic Paul Bond
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Pat O’Donnell, Melvin George and Brad Lowery
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Clarence Spady Band
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, the Luongo Brothers
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Jackson Vee, Ken Norton and Graces Downfall Duo
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Traffic Jam
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: JJ Ramirez, Warren Holstein and Sergio Marzitelli

Saturday, August 12
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Eddie Appnel
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Lily Mao
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 Main St., Old Forge: The Girlz
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: SocioEmpath
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Mark Williams
Benny’s Sports Bar, 1216 Main St., Peckville: Dashboard Mary
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Counting Stars
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pop Rox — First Reunion Show
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Comic Brad Lowery, Somethin’ Else and DJ Trex
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: JP Williams
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: E57 presents Chris and Josh’s Birthday Bash
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
Nick’s Lake House, 20 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony: Dirty Hand
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Just Dee
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Behind the Grey
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Where’s Pete and RC Smith
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Byrd Pressley Band and comic Paul Bond
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Buzz and Black Tie Stereo
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 7069, 402 Winola Rd., Clarks Summit: FullCircle
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Militia
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: JJ Ramirez, Warren Holstein and Sergio Marzitelli
World of Brew, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Elephants Dancing

Sunday, August 13
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Jordon Ramirez
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Dale’s Jukebox
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Decryer, Vltrpk and Ervasa
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: John Smith
Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony: Dashboard Mary
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open Mic Night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, August 14
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, August 15
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Fab 5 – August 10, 2017

Fab 5 – August 10, 2017

 1.     ‘Lego Batman’ screening on Courthouse Square
On Thursday, Aug. 10, Scranton Tomorrow’s seventh annual Drive-In Downtown movie series presents “The Lego Batman Movie” on Courthouse Square at dusk, or approximately 8:30 p.m.
The movie is free with popcorn provided by Elm Park United Methodist Church, and children’s activities begin at 7:30, provided by The Lackawanna County Library System and the Bookmobile.
“The Lego Batman Movie” presents the story of Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, as he battles to keep Gotham safe from the Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis.
For more information, visit scrantontomorrow.org

2.     Third annual Never Forgotten Ride
The third annual Never Forgotten Ride in memory of fallen Scranton Patrolman John J. Wilding will take place on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. Registration will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with kickstands up at 11.
Riders are $20, passengers $15 and tickets are $10 for the event only. The ride starts at Toyota of Scranton, 3400 N Main Ave., and ends at Parker House Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton.
The ride raises money to help first responders and their families in times of need. Riders will receive a free pin along with three tickets for a chance to win a surprise basket at the final stop.
Refreshments and breakfast pastries are included with registration, and the event at Parker House Tavern will begin at 3 p.m. There will be food, refreshments, basket and 50/50 raffles along with live music by Giants of Science and Jerry Trapper Band.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

3.     Coal Minor Canary EP Release Party

The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton, hosts a release party for singer-songwriter Coal Minor Canary’s EP “3:42” on Friday, Aug. 11, at 9 p.m. The party and show is for ages 21 and older, and admission is $5 at the door. The evening will feature performances by Markus A.D., Dennis Condusta and Coal Minor Canary, AKA David Hage. Hage performs acoustic music that seeks to tell stories of experiences that he believes only music can adequately communicate.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

 4.     Lebanese-American Food Festival
St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave.,Scranton, hosts its 16th annual Lebanese-American Food Festival this weekend. On Friday, Aug. 11, the festival will feature only All-American Grill and Fish & Fry from 5 to 10 p.m. The festival will continue Saturday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, from noon to 7 p.m.
Food will include Middle Eastern dishes and pastries along with clams and beer available for purchase. The festival also features children’s games, a used book sale and entertainment provided by DJ Mike Simon on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

5.     Drink to Pink Fundraiser
On Friday, Aug. 11, Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, hosts the sixth annual Drink to Pink Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. A $5 donation comes with a wristband to receive discounts on various beers, mixers and wines. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The evening will feature raffle baskets, 50/50 drawings, featured craft beer and live entertainment. Pink attire is encouraged. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

CONCERTS – August 3, 2017

CONCERTS – August 3, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday, Aug. 4
Gene Ween Does Billy Joel, Saturday, Aug. 5
TajMo: the Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donnie and Marie Osmand, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25
Il Divo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Linda Ederm, Friday, Oct. 6

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Brody Jenner, Saturday, Aug. 5 (Wet Nightclub)
DJ June, Friday, Aug. 11 (Wet Nightclub)
Waka Flocka Flame, Saturday, Aug. 12 (Wet Nightclub)
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Wet Nightclub)
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Aug. 26 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10; Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Daisy Jug Band, Thursday, Aug. 3
Nightwind, Friday, Aug. 4
James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers, Saturday, Aug. 5
The Day Rubies, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Bounty Hunter, Friday, Aug. 11
Scott Marshall Band, Saturday, Aug. 12
Ted Nugent, Tuesday, Aug. 15
Maury & Tim, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Friar’s Point, Thursday, Aug. 17
The Beach Boys, Friday, Aug. 18

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede, Friday, Aug. 4
Of Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Moodswing, Saturday, Aug. 12
Aaron Fink and the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Morgan’s Birthday Bash with an All Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Mike Dougherty Band — MDB tribute to Michael Jackson, Friday, Aug. 25
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
The Idol Kings (Journey, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty tribute), Saturday, Sept. 2
Kung Fu Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild and University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16

Radisson at Lackwanna Station hotel, Scranton
Tickets: 570-342-8300
13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 6

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Hashgrinder, Saturday, Aug. 5
Social Distortion, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Amberwood, Friday, Aug. 11
Badfish (Sublime tribute), Saturday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 19
Charley Roy, Saturday, Aug. 12
The Funeral Portrait and Marina City, Friday, Aug. 18
The Everly Brothers Experience, Saturday, Aug. 19
Railroad Earth, Friday, Aug. 25
T. Mac and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26
Plumcocks CD Release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Van Jones: We Rise Tour, Thursday, Aug. 3
Social Distortion, Friday, Aug. 4
The Rocket Summer — Do You Feel 10-Year Anniversary Tour, Saturday, Aug. 5
Lifehouse and Switchfoot, Sunday, Aug. 6
Broccoli Samurai with Catullus, Thursday, Aug. 17
No Place Like Home 2017, Friday, Aug. 18
Queen Ifrica, Saturday, Aug. 19
School of Rock, Sunday, Aug. 20
SahBabii, Tuesday, Aug. 22

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Roger Waters, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey,
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Santana, Saturday, Aug. 5
Kings of Leon, Sunday, Aug. 6
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd, Thursday, Aug. 10
Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Philips, Saturday, Aug. 19
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Phish, Sunday, Aug. 6
Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Nile Rodgers, Monday, Aug. 7
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 11

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers and I’m With Her and Julian Lage, Thursday, Aug. 3
Herbie Hancock, Monday, Aug. 7
Buckingham McVie, Wednesday, Aug. 9
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour,
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15

MUSIC FOR MODELS – A band for ‘all occasions’

MUSIC FOR MODELS – A band for ‘all occasions’

Music for Models describes itself as “a band that can play all occasions or events.” It certainly has earned that description, since the group has been longtime staple in Northeast Pennsylvania, accumulating years of music experience, and every member is a full-time performing musician.

What do you remember about the first time you performed in public?
Marko Marcinko: I started playing music at a very young age, and then professionally at 14 years old. I remember performing in front of family and friends, and it always being so much fun to play music with others or solo.
Steve Kurilla: I joined band in fifth grade. Studied throughout school, started jamming in garage bands with my friends and got gigs in local coffee shops. I went to college for music education and played with several symphonies and choral groups.

How did you guys meet?
SK: After going to school for music education and classical percussion, I decided I wanted to gig as a working musician, so I figured I should learn how to play drum set. I began studying with Marko Marcinko for a couple years, and he eventually started using me on various gigs. We’ve been through a couple vocalists, guitarists, bass players, and I’ve tried to quit, but he won’t let me.

How did you guys come up with your name?
MM: It developed out of the thought process that music is for everyone and anyone who enjoys it. A model is defined as a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing), or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography. Or, a model citizen.

What is the process like for writing your music?
MM: Everyone in the band writes original music and creates spontaneously while soloing or recreating an arrangement of a cover tune or jazz standards that we perform. Many of the songs we do reflect what we enjoy playing as individual musicians and what sounds best with our vocalist Tara Michelle (former back up singer with John Legend, Lauryn Hill, Elton John and numerous studio recordings). We play many of the standard cover songs that get the crowd up and dancing, but also play some unexpected gems.

Who has influenced you over the years?
SK: I like listening to a lot of different music. Classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop, blues and artists such as: Bob Dylan, Stravinsky, Talking Heads, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Bach, Led Zeppelin, Mozart, the Beatles. I enjoy storytellers in music, improvisational music. Any instrument can tell a story.

How have you changed as a musician over the years?
SK: I’d like to think I’ve learned to listen better. Ninety-five percent of drumming is not about soloing or doing anything flashy. It’s about making the music feel good. It took me several years to figure that out. So much of drumming looks like it’s just bashing away on a drum set, I’ve come to appreciate playing quietly, playing with brushes and even my hands. Acoustic gigs are often my favorite, because there’s a whole other level of musicality that can happen when the volume is at a whisper. Playing loudly is fun, too, when it’s appropriate. I just don’t like to feel like I’m playing football when I sit behind my drum set. But on the flip side of that, it’s also surreal when I’m playing with a band and I realize everything’s out of control; it’s too loud, it’s too fast, and then I look at the guitarist and he smiles and turns up his amp. Everyone in the place is dancing and sweat is pouring off my face on to my drums and cymbals. That’s one of those moments when everything is right with the world.

How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
MM: It has grown with many more young performers and better music education for those up-and-coming musicians. However, there has always been a good amount of creative musicians that played in cover bands, wedding groups, jazz quartets, blues bands, original singer songwriters, rock groups, country bands and so on. So, each generation offers their own spin and brand on what they are doing. This is why it never gets old in NEPA. We are lucky!

What are some of your favorite memories as a musician?
SK: Every time I sit down behind my drums I try to make it something special. It’s my own little yoga studio or meditation mat. If I’m in the right frame of mind, everything feels great and life’s problems wash away. Like anything else, sometimes you have to fake it, and on those gigs, it’s only okay. But when everything is cool and I’ve got my head on straight, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than sitting behind my drum set.

What is the biggest challenge?
MM: Being consistent with each performance, and, of course, booking gigs.

What are your future goals for the band?
MM: Play great music. Perform as often as possible, and share our talents with so many wonderful music fans.
— samantha stanich

Clubs – August 3, 2017

Clubs – August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3
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
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bud’s Bar and Grill, 402 N. Main St., Archbald: Wade Preston
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: AJ the DJ
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
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute)
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Tony Vergnetti
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Ber Lynn and Ruckzuck
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with Mark Woodyatt
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee

Friday, August 4
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Vine Street
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Violet Sisters
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: LAF
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Paul Martin
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Jam Box
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Dougherty
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony, Mark DeMayo, John Consoli and
John Knight
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Liar, Liar
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Chuck Paul
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Gypsy Magic Duo
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Tony Vergnetti and Robby Walsh
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Dashboard Mary
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul’s Turn and the Orchid
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Joe DeVito, Somethin’ Else
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Brad Lowery, Peyton Clarkson and Derrick Easton
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Q-Ball and Ron Schoonover
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton:
Light Weight
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Vic DiBitetto, Tom Daddario and Scott Bruce

Saturday, August 5
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Tom Waskevich
American Grill, 1320 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Handsome Devils
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Greg Palmer
Benny’s Sports Bar, 1216 Main St., Peckville: FullCircle
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Curious Dog Duo
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Comic Derrick Eason, Somethin’ Else and DJ Trex
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Dead Giveaway
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Falling from Eden, Ber Lynn and E57
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Paul Martin
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Last Call
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Giants of Science
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Bryd Pressley Band and comic John Knight
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Ernie G Band and Joe Devito
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Alyssa Lazar
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco and the Storm
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: John Smith and Molly Pitcher Path Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Better Than Bad
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Vic DiBitetto, Tom Daddario and Scott Bruce

Sunday, August 6
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Gerard Demarco
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Jane Train Benefit Show
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: John & Kenny Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: the Wanabees
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open Mic Night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, August 7
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Poor Richard
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, August 8
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Riley Loftus
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Flatland Ruckus
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Wednesday, August 9
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Mollie Edsell
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jam Band
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Of Good Nature and Elephants Dancing
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton:
Joe Cigan
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – August 3, 2017

Fab 5 – August 3, 2017

  1. Wildcat Food & Spirits Inaugural Cornhole Tournament
    On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to
    5 p.m., join in a unique social and competitive day of fun at the Wildcat Food & Spirits, 192 Main St., Olyphant.
    Early registration is $40 per team, or $60 per team the day of the event. Advance reservations are recommended to guarantee teams a spot.
    Organized in divisions with a double-elimination system, there will be cash and prizes awarded to the top three teams in each division. The tournament also features basket raffles, refreshments and food available for purchase.
    To sign up, visit nepacornhole.com or the NEPA Cornhole Facebook page.
  2. Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class
    Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist, actor and son of the late musician/activist/filmmaker Frank Zappa, will preview and teach some of his guitar concepts and techniques on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, prior to his show there later that night.
    The master class takes place in the Kirby Center’s lower level art gallery. Zappa’s music camp, titled “Dweezilla”, encourages attendees to break down barriors to musical creativity. Lessons are $75 and do not include admission to the concert.
    Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by calling 570-826-1100 or visiting kirbycenter.org.
  3. Jane Train Benefit Show
    Concerned fans and friends have organized a benefit show to support community activist and musician Janet Rains, professionally known as Jane Train, who recently was critically hurt in a car accident in Florida.
    The event begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, and will feature basket raffles, live music, drinks and food. The suggested donation is $10, but all donations will be accepted at the door of the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton.
    For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.
  4. LCLS Passport Day at the Everhart
    Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, will host a free day for Lackawanna County Library System cardholders on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Lackawanna County Library System, activities include tours of the rocks and minerals
    gallery and a kid’s activity book on rocks and minerals. At 3 p.m., there will be a concluding presentation with photographs by artist Leela Baikadi and a lecture by glaciologist Jonathan Walton, who spent three years in Antarctica in the 1970s.
    For more information, visit everhart-museum.org.
  5. Wine In the Woods
    On Saturday, Aug. 5, Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company hosts fundraiser Wine In the Woods.
    The 21-and-over event features live entertainment from Dashboard Mary and food and drinks available for purchase from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Picnic Grounds, G.C. Smith Street, Elmhurst Twp.
    Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event, and designated driver admission is $5.
    For more information, call 570-468-4635.
Back to square one – Arts on the Square  to focus on fine arts, regional influences

Back to square one – Arts on the Square to focus on fine arts, regional influences

For a day, many of Scranton’s finest artists can be found on just four blocks.
Back for its fifth year, ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square festival brings together more than a hundred local vendors and artists on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton on Saturday, July 29, from noon until 8 p.m.
ScrantonMade partner, editor and creative director Chrissy Manuel is pleased the event’s draw has spread to all of downtown for the whole day.
“We were really excited when people were coming down with blankets and hanging out with their kids,” Manuel said. “We didn’t necessarily anticipate … people hanging out for the day.”
This year’s artist lineup includes more fine artists than usual who, like the organizers, celebrate the area in their work by drawing inspiration from familiar sites like the Electric City sign or the Everhart Museum.
“The artists are offering things that more people will want to put in their homes too,” said Cristin Powers, founder and marketing and event director for the festival. “It’s making art very approachable.”
Like in past years, the event features various art on display and for sale as well as live music throughout the day from four local acts plus Bethlehem-based headliner Start Making Sense, a Talking Heads tribute band.
Powers wanted the focus for this year to be on quality. The application process for vendors was tougher than in years past, and the festival consolidated two music stages to one.
“We hope this attracts a whole new group of people to the event that may not have come in the past,” she said.
In addition to the event’s activities across the square, local restaurants along the perimeter of the square and beyond become effectively part of the event.
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., will bring its backyard to the front yard by offering food and drink during Arts on the Square, and DaVinci Pizza, 505 Linden St., usually closed on Saturdays, will open its doors, among other restaurants welcoming the downtown influx.
“I think (the festival) is a great way to come down and experience downtown Scranton as a whole,” Powers said. “You get to see how many local artists, crafters and business people are around here that normally you don’t get to see.”
In bringing the area together through events like Arts on the Square or its Holiday Marketplace, ScrantonMade practices its motto to celebrate artists, creative entrepreneurs and all things local.
“People really do want to shop local, and if you give them something exciting to do, they really do come out and support it,” Manuel said.
Both Manuel and Powers hope in doing their part to revitalize the area, they continue to help the already budding arts scene.
“We’re helping connect artists to a larger audience … and we hope to highlight them to the rest of the community,” Powers said.
“(The arts scene) was strong before we started,” Manuel added. “And our event helped connect the dots a little bit.”
— paul capoccia

 

Trio “The Third Nut” Boasts Chameleon-like Versatility

Trio “The Third Nut” Boasts Chameleon-like Versatility

Scranton trio the Third Nut offers seamless vocals and a setlist spanning several genres, with an adaptability to venues that has led them to be called a “chameleon band.”
Founding member Brad Morgan went On the Record to discuss the band’s uniqueness and namesake.

Q: How did the band form?
A: My cousin and I were singing in a folk group at St. Ann’s (Basilica). They wanted some Christian rock. We were talking afterwards and thought we should put a little group together. We found a third person and said we would rehearse for six months as a trial. That turned into three months, and we had our first gig.

Q: Where was your first performance?
A: It was in 2005 at the Glass Onion in Dunmore.

Q: How did you come up with your name?
A: It’s a poker term. Myself and the guys would have a lot of poker games at home. If you have the best Texas Hold’em hand, you have “the nut” — you can’t be beat. We always had the second- or third-best hand — the “second nut” or “third nut.” Most people misinterpret our name as something dirty.

Q: What makes you a “chameleon band?”
A: We have a drum machine — a backing track — which covers drums and bass. So we can sound like a five-piece band, or pull it back and do more intimate, acoustic sets. It makes us versatile. I don’t see any other bands like us. People have told us we’re unique.

Q: What is a typical set list like?
A: Our setlist consists of all different kinds of music — we’re all over the place. Country, classic rock and a lot of stuff people don’t normally do — obscure stuff.

Q: What is something obscure you play?
A: One-hit wonders like “Rock Me Gently” by Andy Kim.

Q: Who are your musical influences?
A: Mine are James Taylor, Billy Joel and Jim Croce. Chris (Capozza) likes hard rock and classic rock, and Jerry (Trapper) likes ‘60s and ‘70s music.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?
A: If you can, try to do a single or duo gig. As a trio, it’s harder to book gigs because of fees. Keep it small and you’ll make some money out of it.

Q: Do you have future plans for the band?
A: This was kind of an experiment, a way to make some extra cash and have fun on the weekends. As long as it lasts, we’ll continue to do it.
— jacqueline kurovsky

Fab 5 – July 27, 2017

Fab 5 – July 27, 2017

  1. Conor Oberst
    coming to the F.M. Kirby Center
    Acclaimed singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will bring a full-band performance featuring members of the Felice Brothers to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, on Thursday, July 27 at 8 p.m.
    Oberst gained fame with as the frontman for indie group Bright Eyes and continued his career of the past two decades as a member of Desaparecidos, the Mystic Valley Band and the Monsters of Folk super-group.
    Philadelphia-based band Hop Along serves as opening act.
    All seats are $30 plus fees, available through the box office, by calling 570-826-1100 or online at www.kirbycenter.org.
  2. Scranton Police Department’s National Night Out
    Scranton High School will play host to Scranton Police Department’s National Night Outin partnership with “Be Part of the Solution” on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.
    The event will feature free food, including hot dogs, hamburgers and cupcakes, plus a National Guard rock-climbing wall, raffles, kids’ activities, police and fire demonstrations and music by EJ the DJ.
    For more information, contact Leonard Namiotka at 570-348-4150 or visit the event Facebook page.
  3. Stoke the Fire: A Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces Benefit
    Enjoy fun on the veranda on Thursday, July 27, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, during Stoke the Fire, an evening of music, hors d’oeuvres, beer and sangria for the benefit of the Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces.
    Admission is $20 and includes food and select beverages from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
    For more information, email scrantonbonfire@gmail.com, call 570-963-4804 or visit www.scrantonbonfire.com.
  4. Inaugural NEPA Heavy-Psych-Doom Fest
    Sherman Showcase, 522 Main St., Stroudsburg, will house the inaugural NEPA Heavy-Psych-Doom Fest on Saturday, July 29, which highlights all music heavy and weird in Northeast Pennsylvania and beyond.
    The concert stretches from 3 p.m. to midnight and brings in artistic people and groups from around the state. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door the day of the event.
    The festival lineup continues to grow, but so far includes Solace, Chelsea Smarr, Mind Choir, King Dead, the Stargazer Lilies, Earthmouth, Dead Men, Highburnator, Family Animals (pictured), Doghouse Charlie, The Hill You Die On and more.
    For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
  5. Playroom: Back Porch
    Gaslight Theatre Company, 200 East End Centre, Heinz Road, Wilkes-Barre, will host a weekend of short-form theater that recognizes the talent of local playwrights, including Dane Bower, Emily Halbing, Matthew S. Hinton, Lori M. Myers, Michael Pavese, B. Garret Rogan and Rachel Luann Strayer.
    Created by Hinton, a former artistic director and board member, Playroom​ uses the same set design to inspire writers to create individual one-acts around the same space. This year, the stories are set to the back porch. From Thursday, July 27, through Saturday, July 29, the shows begin at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on July 30 at 2 p.m.
    Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets are available on ticketfly.com or at the door.
‘BeKind’ and carry on City resident and ‘Hugging Army’ creator continues day-long kindness event

‘BeKind’ and carry on City resident and ‘Hugging Army’ creator continues day-long kindness event

The reason Vanessa White Fernandes picked up the BeKind Scranton project stems from her appreciation of the city.
The Scranton resident sees the downtown flourishing with events like First Friday and an increase in foot traffic from block to block.
“I feel really proud to be living here, and I want people to feel that, too,” she said.
White Fernandes already does work in the region and beyond with the Hugging Army, which offers free hugs to people who need them. She will continue spreading positivity and hugs through the second year of BeKind Scranton, a day dedicated to promoting acts of kindness throughout the city. The event takes place Saturday, July 22, starting at 10 a.m.
Organizers and participants will meet on Courthouse Square to branch out across the city. White Fernandes hopes to convene at approximately 4 p.m. back at the square for a community drum circle.
BeKind Scranton was launched last summer by West Scranton native Monica Simon, who overcame her own obstacles with anxiety and depression and wanted to pay it forward to the whole city. As she has moved out of town for her career, White Fernandes felt it was important to continue the event.
“It was a beautiful event last year, it was a lot of fun and there was an incredible response from the city,” White Fernandes said. “People saw everything as they walked through, as they drove through and it was a feel-good event.”
During the day, people are encouraged to write positive sayings with sidewalk chalk, on signs to hang on poles and storefronts, on Post-it notes for car windows and library books and to give hugs.
As everyone scatters across the city, White Fernandes hopes people jump right in.
“Even if people don’t connect with the formal organizers, they can take it in their own hands,” White Fernandes said. “I want various kinds of people to branch out across the city as far as they want.”
Since today’s political and financial climate can make people feel scared or uncertain, she said, offering hugs and random acts of kindness may seem extra timely. However, White Fernandes would be doing the work regardless, following an important mantra.
“I know when I give hugs to people, they will often say things like, ‘We need to be doing things like this, especially right now,’ but I feel now is as good a time as any. We just need to do this more often,” White Fernandes said. “We need to care more about each other. Period.”
— paul capoccia


If you go
What: BeKind Scranton Summer Version 2017
When: Saturday, July 22; organizers and participants will meet at 10 a.m. on Courthouse Square and reconvene at approximately 4 p.m. for drum circle.
Where: Throughout Scranton
Details: For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Concerts – July 20, 2017

Concerts – July 20, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Conor Oberst, Thursday, July 27
Fastball, Saturday, July 29
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday Aug. 4
Gene Ween does Billy Joel, Saturday, Aug. 5
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donny and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Jay Sean, Saturday, July 22
T-Pain, Saturday, July 29
Brody Jenner, Saturday, Aug. 5
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Aug. 26
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0249
The Birdie Busch Band, Thursday, July 20
Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute), Friday, July 21
The Ten Band (Pearl Jam tribute), Saturday, July 22
Savoy Brown, Thursday, July 27
Tribute to Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Friday, July 28
Bennie & The Jets (Elton John tribute), Saturday, July 29
Whiskerman, Thursday, Aug. 3
Tribute to Frank Sinatra by Tony Sands, Saturday, Aug. 12
Ryan Shupe and The Rubberband, Thursday, Aug. 17
Back to the Garden 1969, Saturday, Aug. 19

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Boston and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Saturday, July 25
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Wednesday, July 26
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10, Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
ALT 92.1 ALT-itude Music Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Kartune, Thursday, July 20
Becky & the Beasts, Friday, July 21
Coal County Express, Wednesday, July 26
Craig Thatcher Band, Thursday, July 27
Mr. Speed (KISS tribute), Friday, July 28
Flaxy Morgan Duo, Wednesday, Aug. 2
Daisy Jug Band, Thursday, Aug. 3
Nightwind, Friday, Aug. 4
James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers, Saturday, Aug. 5
The Day Rubies, Wednesday, Aug. 9

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede, Friday, Aug. 4
Of Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Moran’s Birthday Bash with All-Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild, University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
Solar Federation (Rush tribute), Saturday, Sept. 30

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Ja Rule, Thursday, July 20
Hellyeah: Unden!able World Tour, Saturday, June 22
The Company Kept, Friday, July 28
Jay & the Americans, Friday, July 28
The Stranger (Billy Joel tribute), Saturday, July 29
Hashgrinder, Saturday, Aug. 5
Social Distortion, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13
The Everly Brothers Experience, Saturday, Aug. 19
T-Mac & Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
This Wild Life, Thursday, July 20
Ghost, Thursday, July 20
Promise of Redemption, Friday, July 21
LFO with CEONEO, Wednesday, July 26
Seether, Thursday, July 27
Young Renegades, Sunday, July 30
Marty Friedman, Wednesday, Aug. 2
Van Jones: We Rise Tour, Thursday, Aug. 3
Social Distortion, Friday, Aug. 4
The Rocket Summer — Do You Feel 10-Year Anniversary Tour, Saturday, Aug. 5

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Slayer, Sunday, July 23
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Rezz, Friday, Sept. 29
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30

Radisson at Lackwanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Tickets: 570-342-8300
13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Incubus and Jimmy Eat World,
Thursday, July 20
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, Friday, July 21
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Saturday, July 22
John Legend, Monday, July 24
Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Tuesday, July 25
Korn with Stone Sour, Wednesday, July 26
Boston with Joan Jett and The
Blackhearts, Thursday, July 27
Amos Lee & Friends featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Spoon, Saturday, July 29
Linkin Park, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Nickelback, Friday, Aug. 4

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Hans Zimmer, Saturday, July 22
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Saturday, July 29
Queen + Adam Lambert, Sunday, July 30
Earth, Wind & Fire, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Roger Waters, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, Friday, July 21
Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, Saturday, July 22
Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs, Friday, July 28
Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour, Saturday, July 29
Santana, Saturday, Aug. 5
Kings of Leon, Sunday, Aug. 6
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd, Thursday, Aug. 10
Reo Speedwagon and Styx with Don Felder, Friday, Aug. 11
Rocktopia with Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Saturday, Aug. 12
Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips, Saturday, Aug. 19

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Phish, Friday, July 21, through Sunday, Aug. 6
Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Nile Rodgers, Monday, Aug. 7
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel Sans Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jerry Seinfield, Thursday, July 27
Blondie and Garbage: The Rage & Rapture Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Gillian Welch — The Harrow & the Harvest in concert, Wednesday, Aug. 2
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers and I’m With Her and Julian Lage, Thursday, Aug. 3
Herbie Hancock, Monday, Aug. 7
Buckingham McVie, Wednesday, Aug. 9
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15

Clubs – July 20, 2017

Clubs – July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: TimeBomb
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmoney Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Rice Crew Music
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG and Behind the Grey
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones tribute)
Nosh, 280 Main St., Dickson City: John Smith
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: 3IB, Bryn Brophy
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Matthew Jenkins and Erik Miller and DJ Famous
Patisserie Fauchere, 403 Broad St., Milford: Robin Lore
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with John and Geri
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Pink Slip Duo

Friday, July 21
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Orrell
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Funk Master Flex
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Grace’s Downfall Duo
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Flatland Ruckus
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erich & Tyler
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: The Music Room
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Ted and Frog
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Cruise Control
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmoney Road, Lake Harmony: Doug Drost
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Switzer Duo
C.J.’s Lounge, 5431 Haas Pond Road, Madison Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ BK and Pat O’Donnell, David James and Paul Bond
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Asialena Duo
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: the Sellout Soundtrack
Gober’s Deco Lounge, 1248 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Open Mic/Grassroots Night with the Charming Beards
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: D-West Duo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Euphoria
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Third Degree
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Blush
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria, 51 S, Wyoming Ave., Kingston: Picture Perfect
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Lakewood Lodge, Route 370, Lakewood: Rick Horvath Solo Acoustic Show
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jonny D Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: The Electric Gentleman
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano and Anthony and SOS Band
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and Mike Burton
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris, KP Burke, Moody McCarthy and Tom Briscoe
Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: Light Weight Duo and Black Tie Stereo
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, The Chatter
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Blind Choice and Jackson Vee
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Alpha Betas
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Charlie Wiener, Vinnie Mark and Eric Navarro

Saturday, July 22
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Neil Nicastro
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: South Side Bandits Duo
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Asialena
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: The Third Nut
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Iron Cowboy
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: SaturBae Shakes It Up
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: That 90’s Band
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Somethin’ Else and DJ Trex
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kate Hearity
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Zayre Mountain
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Random Rock
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Blanks 77 with Heart Out, Queeftones and Disorders
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Acoustic Night
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
Nosh, 280 Main St., Dickson City: Jimmy Cerminaro
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Pink Slip
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Exsoullence and Paul Bond
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Byrd Pressley Band and Pat O’Donnell
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crazy Acres Duo
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Sleepy Hollow Lounge at Idle Hour Lanes, 2008 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City: Marilyn Kennedy
Smiler’s Grill & Bar, 600 Main St., Dickson City: Dashboard Mary, Jim Barrett
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Anytime Soon and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Project 90’s
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Charlie Wiener, Vinnie Mark and Eric Navarro

Sunday, July 23
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Tumbleweed Highway
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dex
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Shelly’s Underground
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Terrorize This, Traverse the Abyss, Talon Co. and Crookshanks
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Booze Donkey
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, July 24
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, July 25
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: See You Next Tuesday
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Shrive

Wednesday, July 26
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irem Temple Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas: RJ Scouton
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton: Gerard Mayer Band
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Steal Your Face
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Riley Loftus
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – July 20, 2017

Fab 5 – July 20, 2017

  1. Ja Rule at the Sherman Theater
    Ja Rule comes to the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, on Thursday, July 20.
    Tickets are $35 in advance or $38 at the door for the general admission standing show.
    Known for hits in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart like “Between Me and You” featuring Christina Milian and “Ain’t It Funny” with Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule received Grammy nominations and praise for his hip-hop rapping and songwriting.
    Also performing with Ja Rule are special guests Benatton, Raheem Greene and Nox the Truth.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.shermantheater.com.
  2. A Day For Denise dinner benefit
    A pasta benefit set for Saturday, July 22, aims to raise funds for Denise Fuga, who was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer this past March, and her family while she undergoes chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
    The dinner will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Artisan Volunteer Fire Co., 20 Maple St, Jermyn.
    Dinner tickets are $10 for take-out or dine-in meals. A Day for Denise also features music by a DJ, 50/50 raffle, basket raffles and a bake sale.
    To purchase tickets, contact Jim Mackrell at 570-983-9663, Trish Dabney at 570-430-6431 or Kayla Fuga 570-604-2345.
  3. Waverly Twp. Square Fair
    Come out for the Waverly Twp. Square Fair hosted by Waverly
    Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, on Friday, July 21.
    Admission is free for the fair with ticketed games and food available for purchase. The event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m, and a free concert
    featuring Doug Smith Band and vocalist Erin Malloy starts at 7.
    The fair offers circus games, a bouncy house, picnic dinner, raffle baskets and more. Games are suitable for children of all ages.
    Outside seating is available or guests can bring their own lawn chairs.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  4. Satisfaction — A Tribute to the Rolling Stones
    Mohegan Sun Pocono’s upcoming Party on the Patio on Thursday, July 20, will feature Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band.
    Satisfaction is an international group dedicated to embodying the “Brown Sugar” and “Sympathy for the Devil” rockers, and has toured since 2001 with more than 1,600 performance dates.
    Party on the Patio is a free event at the casino open to guests ages 21 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m. in advance of Satisfaction’s two hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
    Mohegan Sun Pocono is located at 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. For more information about Party on the Patio, visit the casino’s website.
  5. Inaugural Cruisin’ for Recovery Car Cruise
    On Saturday, July 22, from 3 to 8 p.m. Just Believe is hosting its first Cruisin’ For Recovery Car Cruise.
    There will be food and refreshments available, along with a bake sale, basket raffles, 50/50 raffles, door prizes and trophies. The event has no admission cost.
    Proceeds will benefit the Alumni Association and Just Believe Recovery PA, headquartered at 100 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, in the mission to help people in recovery stay connected and feel supported.
    For more information, contact Rich at 570-687-3487.
Movie marathon – Summer Film Festival returns to Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater with more than 20 films

Movie marathon – Summer Film Festival returns to Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater with more than 20 films

For movie buffs in the area, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will be the hottest summer spot over the next few weeks. The theater’s annual film festival runs from Friday, July 14, through Thursday, Aug. 3, and will showcase a total of 23 films over 21 days, with “something for everyone,” said assistant general manager Ronnie Harvey.
“This year we have an expanded list of 23 independent, foreign and documentary films that range from music concert biopics, historical docu-dramas and films that capture the heart of family struggle and the bonds that unite us in our humanity,” he said.
Harvey said the event began with the intention of bringing foreign and independent films to the local area — those that previously could only be found in major cities such as New York City.
“As the years progressed, we realized the viability of these festivals for their ability to bring in people from outside of the area, and that they were a big boon for not only us, but the local businesses in town,” he explained.
“We saw the desire and passion surrounding these films and this festival, and decided that we were in the business of giving the public what they wanted.”
The festival’s opening night will feature two films. “Paris Can Wait,” a rated-PG road trip comedy starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin, screens first. After intermission will be a showing of “Their Finest,” rated R, based on the novel “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” which tells of a female script writer who is asked to help bring a heartwarming touch to propaganda films during the war.
Other films to be shown throughout the three-week festival include “Alive and Kicking,” “Churchill,” “The Freedom to Marry,” and “Mr. Gaga.”
Harvey said his personal favorite is “Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, which tells events that unfold when the lives of a poor immigrant and a cutthroat billionare collide.
Since its inception, the popularity of the film festival continued to grow along with the number of films screened to its enthusiastic audiences.
“With each passing year, we see an expanded audience, and the old die-hards never leave,” Harvey said, adding that increased demand from the public caused the theater to schedule more festivals throughout the year.
Admission to opening night festivities on July 14 will cost $25 and includes both films as well as appetizers, drinks and dessert. Admission to all other films will be $8.50 per screening. The festival concludes with a film discussion on Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. to give the public a chance to share ideas and opinions on the festival’s content.
“We have an expanded concession area with new specialty drinks and products that might better cater to our film festival attendees,” Harvey said, noting that the Dietrich’s reputation for providing quality arts, entertainment and culture to the public makes it a good place to hold the festival.
“We think it is very important to provide this type of programming to our area because they don’t usually get the kind of exposure to other cultures, religions and areas of the world that they do outside of these movies.”
— jacqueline kurovsky