Fab 5 – May 16, 2019

Fab 5 – May 16, 2019

1. ‘Saturday Night Live with the Oldies’
Enjoy dinner and a night of music at “Saturday Night Live with the Oldies” on Saturday, May 18, at the Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Jermyn. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
The dinner dance will include music by the Bill Arnold Band; Billy & the Jets, an Elton John tribute act; Jukebox Memories; and Gino Mercuri, an Elvis tribute artist.
Tickets cost $45 for VIP seating, dinner, dancing and the show; $35 for premier seating, dinner and the show; and $15 for general admission (show only) after 7 p.m.
For tickets, call 570-499-4904 or 570-881-2236.

Taylor Carmella, 4, of Scranton, carries the American flag through the rain as he watches the Armed Forces Day Parade. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

2. Armed Forces Day parade
Pay tribute to the nation’s armed forces at events this week in downtown Scranton.
On Thursday, May 16, the NEPA Armed Forces Parade Luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., and feature guest speaker Col. Nathan M. Swartz, commander of Tobyhanna Army Depot. Lunch costs $20. For tickets, call the Tobyhanna Army Depot public affairs office at 570-615-7308.
Then, on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m., the Helping Hometown Heroes 5K run and one-mile walk begins and ends at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Registration costs $20 in advance and $25 that day. To register, visit runsignup.com or sign up that day from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets Friday, May 17, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Scranton Running Co., 3 W. Olive St.
Next, the Armed Forces Day parade steps off at 11 a.m. at Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center, 401 Penn Ave. The parade will travel up Mulberry Street toward North Washington Avenue, where it will turn right, followed by another right onto Lackawanna Avenue before finishing at Mifflin Avenue. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

3. New Everhart exhibits
Two new exhibits come to the Everhart Museum’s Maslow Galleries this week.
“Paper,” a selection of prints and drawings on paper from the museum’s collection, and “The Good News,” photographs from in and around Scranton by Zak Zavada, open Friday, May 17. They will remain on display at the Everhart, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, through Monday, Sept. 9.
An opening reception for “The Good News” will take place Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission costs $50 and includes food, cocktails, and music. Reservations are required.
The museum is open Mondays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Admission costs $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $3 for children 6 to 12 and is free for children 5 and younger and active military with ID.
For more information, call 570-346-7186 or visit everhart-museum.org.

4. ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up
Celebrate the grand finale of “Game of Thrones” at Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
Ahead of the HBO show’s Sunday, May 19, series finale, the venue will hold a “Game of Thrones” pop-up dance party on Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 7 p.m., and entertainment starts at 8.
The 21-and-older event will include themed food and drinks, a costume contest and trivia. Tickets cost $10, and advanced purchases are recommended.
For tickets or more information, visit the Facebook event page. Call 570-343-7100 for details.

Justify with Mike Smith atop wins the the 143rd Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico race course, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

5. Preakness Stakes Day
Catch a screening of the 144th Preakness Stakes Day at the local home of horse racing.
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp., will air the race from Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, on Saturday, May 18, on its jumbo screen and in simulcast. The race is the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Live television coverage of the main race runs from 5 to 7:15 p.m. on NBC.
Concessions at the casino’s racetrack open at 3 p.m., and free live music, including “A Tribute To Soultown” by Encorz & the Fellas, runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Pacer’s Clubhouse opens at 5 p.m., and guests can take advantage of a reservations-only all-you-can-eat dinner buffet (for reservations, call 888-946-4672). Live harness racing at the Mohegan Sun track then follows at 7:30.
Advance wagering will take place Friday, May 17; doors open at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 570-831-2100 or visit mohegansunpocono.com.

Concerts – May 16, 2019

Concerts – May 16, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie, Tuesday, June 4
Todd Snider, Tuesday, June 11
Ace Frehley, Saturday, June 29
Tommy Emmanuel, Wednesday, July 17
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sunday, July 28
An Evening with Dawes, Tuesday, July 30
The Righteous Brothers, Wednesday, Aug. 14
Billy Gardell, Thursday, Oct. 3
Josh Gates Live: An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters and Tales of Adventure, Friday, Oct. 18
Joe Nardone Presents: “Oh What a Night” of Doo Wop Legends, Saturday, Oct. 26

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Night Ranger, Saturday, May 25
Good Charlotte, Friday, June 28
Jake Owen, Saturday, June 29
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Friday, July 12
Scott Stapp — The Voice of Creed, Friday, July 19
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, July 26
The Struts, Sunday, July 28

Freestylelive, Saturday, Aug. 10

Drake White, Friday, Nov. 8

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover with Kluster Phunk, Friday, May 17
Muscle Tough and Rob Compa Trio, Saturday, May 18
Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones — Prince Tribute, Saturday, May 25
Royal Scam, Saturday, June 1
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, June 14
Creamy Station & Dee Maple Band, Saturday, June 15
George Wesley Birthday Bash, Friday, June 21
A Proud Monkey, Friday, Aug. 30
Goodstew featuring Rodney and Jon Godinez, Friday, Oct. 11

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Branson Fever, Thursday, May 16
The Oak Ridge Boys, Friday, May 17
The Machine, Friday, May 31
Transform Tour featuring Howard Jones, Sunday, June 9
Colt Ford, Thursday, June 13
Trace Adkins, Friday, June 21
Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, Friday, June 28
Gretchen Wilson, Saturday, June 29
Steve Earle & the Dukes, Thursday, July 11
J.J. Grey & Mofro and Jonny Lang with North Mississippi Allstars, Friday, July 12

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Skid Row, Friday, May 17
Citizens Cope, Saturday, May 18
Pocono Showcase Comedy, Saturday, May 18
The Ghost of Paul Revere, Sunday May 19
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, May 21
Stone Temple Pilots, Wednesday, May 29
St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Saturday, June 8

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Troubadours, Friday, May 31
Damn the Torpedoes, Saturday, June 1
A Solo Acoustic Evening with Richard Marx, Friday, June 7
Al Di Meola, Wednesday, June 12
Who’s Bad, Friday, June 14
The Jayhawks, Sunday, June 16
Dylan LeBlanc, Tuesday, June 18
Low Cut Connie, Sunday, June 23
The Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw, Friday, June 28
Jimmie Vaughan, Wednesday, July 10

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17
The Hives/Refused, Saturday, May 18
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Thursday, June 6
New Found Glory, Friday, June 7
Psychedelic Furs + James, Saturday, July 13
Rufus Du Sol, Tuesday, Aug. 6
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Friday, Aug. 30
Pup, Wednesday, Sept. 11
Streetlight Manifesto, Friday, Sept. 13

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Ariana Grande, Monday, June 24
New Kids on the Block, Thursday, June 27
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
Jennifer Lopez, Saturday, July 20
John Mayer, Monday, July 22
Iron Maiden, Tuesday, July 30
Queen and Adam Lambert, Saturday, Aug. 3
Khalid, Sunday, Aug. 11

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Pink, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22
Anderson.Paak & the Free National, Thursday, May 30
Pentatonix, Thursday, June 6
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19
Hugh Jackman, Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29
Hillsong United with Amanda Cook and Mack Brock, Tuesday, June 2

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Jessie James Decker, Thursday, May 16
An Evening with Yann Tiersen, Tuesday, May 28
Glen Hansard, Saturday, June 1
David Gray, Tuesday, June 4

Nightlife – May 16, 2019

Nightlife – May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16
Bar Pazzo, 129 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Themed Third Thursday Birthday Bash
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Exeter: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Asialena
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, 337 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Karaoke Night
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees Trio
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Malvizzi
Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: Kura
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, May 17
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Lost Dogs: A Tribute to Pearl Jam
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Doug and Sean
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mother Nature’s Sons
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Jamal Knight
Case Quattro Winery, 702 North Blakely St., Dunmore: Dashboard Mary
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Reach for the Sky
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Ninety Six Ghosts
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: A Polka Party at the Hall featuring the Chardon Polka Band
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Comedy Night with Peter Revello
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chuck Paul
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover with Kluster Phunk
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Go Go Gadjet
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Halfway to Hell (AC/DC tribute)
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s and Barstool Monkeys
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Wheels Bar & Grill, 5222 Nuangola Road, Mountain Top: 2Rockaholix
Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: Snowblind
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Chafin with K.C. Arora and Buddy Harris

Saturday, May 18
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: J.P. Williams Blues Band featuring Ekat Pereyra
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: The Casper Band
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Tracksuit Panda
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne tribute)
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ostrich Hat
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Militia and Two Minute Warning
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: DuMM
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Old Charades and Esta Coda
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Machine Arms, Sawce and Hamo
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Paul Martin
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The JOB
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nick Michels and His Parrot Band
Pittston Memorial Library , 47 Broad St., Pittston: Variety Bingo
R Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin: FullCircle
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Muscle Tough and Rob Compa Trio
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Game of Thrones Pop-Up
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Coach N’ Commando
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Hostile Authority and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mace in Dickson
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Chafin with K.C. Arora and Buddy Harris

Sunday, May 19
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Frair’s Point Band CD release show
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Secret Society Duo: The Music of Todd Rundgren
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Cornhole Tournament
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Cruisin with Keith
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, May 20
Border Bar, 333 Laurel St., Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Tom Osborne
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ Aptrik

Tuesday, May 21
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Jack Swing with Vine Street
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Wednesday, May 22
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Fab 5 – May 9, 2019

Fab 5 – May 9, 2019

1. ‘Take Me Home Colleen’
An all-ages show featuring folk ballads about the Irish experience will raise money for a memorial project.
“Take Me Home, Colleen” will take place Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Doors open at 6:30.
Created by musician and songwriter Brendan Farrell, the show focuses on Sean Og Gaughan (Farrell) and Colleen Boyle (Edana Barrett) and their lives in Ireland’s County Mayo during the famine of the 1840s. In addition to a dozen original contemporary ballads, the show features film, photography and Irish folk tunes.
Tickets cost $30 for general admission and $50 for the VIP level, which includes a post-show meet-and-greet. Proceeds will benefit the Officer John Wilding Memorial and the Garda William Golden Memorial.

2. Carnival at the Park
St. Cats and Dogs, a Scranton-based animal rescue and trap-neuter-return organization, is again hosting an all-ages carnival in the heart of the city’s Nay Aug Park.
Featuring rides, food and games, the carnival is now open and runs through Saturday, May 11, starting at 6 p.m. in the part of the park across from the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St.
Wristbands for rides cost $15 on Thursday, May 9, from 6 p.m. to close and on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. On Wednesday, May 8; Friday, May 10; and Saturday from 6 p.m. to close, wristbands cost $20. The wristbands provide the bearer with 22 ride tickets, with rides costing an average of three tickets.
Proceeds benefit St. Cats and Dogs, which is housed in the former Nay Aug Park zoo building.

3. Spring Wine Festival
Indulge in food and drinks from Pennsylvania vendors at the third annual Spring Wine Festival at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton.
Presented by Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, the festival will take place Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. Participants include Deer Creek Winery, Courtyard Winery, Seven Mountain Wine Cellars, Buddy Boy Winery + Vineyards, Kulpmont Winery, Hidden Creek Vineyards, Sand Castle Winery, Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards, Wood Lodge Winery, University Wine Co. and Bee Kind Winery. Numerous food and retail vendors also will be on hand.
Bluegrass band Serene Green and solo acoustic musician Asialena Bonitz will provide entertainment.
General admission costs $19 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets include a tasting glass and wine sampling, but guests also will be able to buy wines by the glass and bottle. For tickets, visit ticketfly.com.

4. Karl Hall concert

Downtown Wilkes-Barre venue Karl Hall, 57 N. Main St., has a full slate of music planned for this weekend.
On Friday, May 10, hear folk, bluegrass and jazz music by Charming Disaster, Dave Brown and Friends, and Spencer Reed will perform, with songs starting at 8 p.m. Admission costs $10.
Then, on Saturday, May 11, Blind Choice, Look Alive, Mellifluous and Into Sunday will take the stage. Doors to the all-ages, BYOB show open at 7 p.m., and the cover costs $10.
For more information, email info@karlhall.org or visit karlhall.org.

5. The Lords of 52nd Street
A group of musicians who backed Billy Joel on many of his recordings and tours take their sound to Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, May 11.
The Lords of 52nd Street — including Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVitto and Russell Javors — will perform at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
The band worked with Joel for more than a decade, recording the albums “The Stranger,” “52nd Street,” “Glass Houses” and “The Nylon Curtain” with the legendary Piano Man. With Joel, they toured around the world, performing at venues including Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall.
After 30 years apart and their induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, the Lords of 52nd Street reunited and continue to tour regularly.
Tickets cost $28, $33 and $38, plus fees, and are available at the box office, kirbycenter.org and 570-826-1100

Concerts – May 9, 2019

Concerts – May 9, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
The Lords of 52nd Street, Saturday, May 11
Live on Mars: A tribute to David Bowie, Tuesday, June 4
Todd Snider, Tuesday, June 11
Ace Frehley, Saturday, June 29
Tommy Emmanuel, Wednesday, July 17
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sunday, July 28
An Evening with Dawes, Tuesday, July 30
The Righteous Brothers, Wednesday, Aug. 14
Billy Gardell, Thursday, Oct. 3
Paul Thorn, Tuesday, Nov. 5
Marshall Tucker Band and the Outlaws, Friday, Nov. 8

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
Night Ranger, Saturday, May 25
Good Charlotte, Friday, June 28
Jake Owen, Saturday, June 29
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Friday, July 12
Scott Stapp — The Voice of Creed, Friday, July 19
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, July 26
The Struts, Sunday, July 28

Freestylelive, Saturday, Aug. 10

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
MiZ, Friday, May 10
Kung Fu “Lethal Funk,” Saturday, May 11
Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover with Kluster Phunk, Friday, May 17
Muscle Tough and Rob Compa Trio, Saturday, May 18
Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones — Prince Tribute, Saturday, May 25
Royal Scam, Saturday, June 1
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, June 14
Creamy Station & Dee Maple Band, Saturday, June 15
A Proud Monkey, Friday, Aug. 30
Goodstew featuring Rodney and Jon Godinez, Friday, Oct. 11

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Melissa Etheridge, Thursday, May 9
Get the Led Out, Friday, May 10
Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 11
Lights Out, Tuesday, May 14
Branson Fever, Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16
The Oak Ridge Boys, Friday, May 17
The Machine, Friday, May 31
Transform Tour featuring Howard Jones, Sunday, June 9
Colt Ford, Thursday, June 13
Todd Rundgren, Friday, June 14

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
In This Moment, Monday, May 13
Skid Row, Friday, May 17
Citizens Cope, Saturday, May 18
Pocono Showcase Comedy, Saturday, May 18
The Ghost of Paul Revere, Sunday May 19
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, May 21
Groundwork, Friday, May 24
Stone Temple Pilots, Wednesday, May 29
St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Saturday, June 8
Black Horizon, Friday, June 21

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Troubadours, Friday, May 31
Damn the Torpedoes, Saturday, June 1
A Solo Acoustic Evening with Richard Marx, Friday, June 7
Al Di Meola, Wednesday, June 12
Who’s Bad, Friday, June 14
The Jayhawks, Sunday, June 16
Dylan LeBlanc, Tuesday, June 18
Low Cut Connie, Sunday, June 23
The Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw, Friday, June 28

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17
The Hives/Refused, Saturday, May 18
The Independents Motorcycle and Car Show, Saturday, May 25
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Thursday, June 6
New Found Glory, Friday, June 7
Psychedelic Furs + James, Saturday, July 13
Rufus Du Sol, Tuesday, Aug. 6
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Friday, Aug. 30
Pup, Wednesday, Sept. 11

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Ariana Grande, Monday, June 24
New Kids on the Block, Thursday, June 27
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
Jennifer Lopez, Saturday, July 20
John Mayer, Monday, July 22
Iron Maiden, Tuesday, July 30
Queen and Adam Lambert, Saturday, Aug. 3
Khalid, Sunday, Aug. 11

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Thursday, May 9, and Sunday, June 2
The Who, Monday, May 13
Pink, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22
Anderson.Paak & the Free National, Thursday, May 30
Pentatonix, Thursday, June 6
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19
Hugh Jackman, Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29
Hillsong United with Amanda Cook and Mack Brock, Tuesday, June 2

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Ben Platt, Tuesday, May 14
Jessie James Decker, Thursday, May 16
An Evening with Yann Tiersen, Tuesday, May 28
Glen Hansard, Saturday, June 1
David Gray, Tuesday, June 4

Nightlife – May 9, 2019

Nightlife – May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Thursdaze feat. Newpy Hundo x Faberg’e
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Exeter: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: D-West Duo
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Budd’s Pizza Cafe & Sports Hub, 134 Page Ave., Kingston: Dee Maple Band
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: First Jason featuring Ari Lehman
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, 337 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Madame Jenny’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Piano bar sing-along with Paul O, aka Mr. Keys
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Paul Dudrich
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow Duo
Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: The Frost Duo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, May 10
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: John Smith
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: A Pair of Nuts
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Jay Velar and drummer A.J. Stack
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Mystic Rulers
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Alyssa Lazar
Dunn’s Tavern, 905 S. Main Ave., Scranton: John Moncivais
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Flaxy Morgan
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Charming Disaster, Dave Brown & Friends, Spencer Reed
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Madame Jenny’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jim Waltich and the Madame Jenny’s House Band
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Electricstein
Minooka Pub, 2934 Birney Ave., Scranton: The Impastas
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Jay Luke
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: MiZ (quartet)
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: House of Flies & Penntera
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Danny V 52nd Street Band
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: ENT Music Company Live and Rick Gillette of Nowhere Slow
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Beyond Fallen
Wegmans, 220 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: The Classics
Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: Not John
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: J.J. Ramirez with Brian Jian and Dan Kapr
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Frankie and Toby

Saturday, May 11
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Bobby Konders live DJ set
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Graces Downfall
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: PB&J’s Duo
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Speaker Jam
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Zone
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Screaming Broccoli
Charlie B’s Pub and Eatery, 653 N. Main St., Plains Twp.: FullCircle
Dunn’s Tavern, 905 S. Main Ave., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Pink Slip
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: BBGuns
JW’s Pub & Eatery at Heartlake Lodge, 1298 Heart Lake Road, Jermyn: Bill and Donna Arnold
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Blind Choice, Always Undecided, Look Alive, Mellifluous and Into Sunday
Major League Sports Bar, 809 Main St., Sugar Notch: 2Rockaholix
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Last Call Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The Delta Thunder Band
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Jonny D Acoustic
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Kung Fu Lethel Funk
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: The Boastfuls
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco and the Storm
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Nothing Yet and Buzz Buzzyrd
Veterans of Foreign Wars 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: J.J. Ramirez with Brian Jian and Dan Kapr

Sunday, May 12
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Madame Jenny’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Nashville-based singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar and the Madame Jenny’s House Band
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Damn the Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute)
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, May 13
Border Bar, 333 Laurel St., Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Clarence Spady Band with Adam Cohen and Adam Schults
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jay Luke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Tuesday, May 14
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Wednesday, May 15
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Fab 5 – May 2, 2019

Fab 5 – May 2, 2019

1. Books Appétit
Valley Community Library’s largest fundraiser, Books Appétit, will take place Thursday, May 2, at the library, 739 River St., Peckville.
The annual event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes a wine tasting with Case Quattro Winery, food from dozens of local restaurants, open bar featuring soda, beer and wine, raffle baskets and prizes.
Proceeds from Books Appétit will be used for library’s programs and services and to purchase new and upgraded equipment. The fundraiser also will serve as a NEPA Match Day event. For every dollar raised, Scranton Area Community Foundation will match it up to $1000.
Tickets cost $25 and are available in advance or at the door. For more information, call 570-489-1765.

2. Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse presents ‘Pygmalion’
Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, will present “Pygmalion” Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28, and Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 5.
Thursdays through Saturdays, the show will start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The story focuses on two linguists who make a bet they can transform the life of Cockney, working-class flower girl by teaching her proper English dialect. One of George Bernard Shaw’s best known plays, it’s an updated version Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea. A musical version of the story, “My Fair Lady” was later adapted into a Broadway musical and film.
Tickets cost $12 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students. On Thursday, April 25, tickets cost $8 for general admission and senior citizens and $6 for students. For reservations, call 570-342-9707.

Abington Heights High School freshman Giovanni “Gino” Mercuri sings and performs as Elvis Presley during his tribute shows. JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

3. ‘Saturday Night Live with the Oldies’
Debra Records Music presents “Saturday Night Live with the Oldies” featuring Elvis tribute artist Gino Mercuri, the Mahoney Brothers, Jukebox Heroes and Leather & Lace.
The show takes place Saturday, May 4, at St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7. There will be a cash bar as well as a food court provided by Villa Maria II.
General admission tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 day of show. VIP seats cost $45 in advance and $50 day of show.
Tickets can be purchased online at debrarecordsmusic.co­m or by calling 570-499-4904.

4. 18th annual Free Comic Book Day
Regional shops will celebrate the 18th annual Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 4.
Rubber Mallet Comics, 802 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, kicks off the day with costumed heroes, Funko Pops, statues and pins available starting at 10 a.m. for all ages. Free comic books including titles from Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Who, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Stranger Things, Riverdale, Firefly and more, as well as DC Comics’ special “Year of the Villians.”
For more information, call 570-655-5522 or visit rmcomics.com or the shop’s Facebook page.
Comics on the Green, 307 N Washington Ave., Scranton, will host face-painting, sales and free comics on hand from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The all-ages event also will host writer Scott Beatty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., known for works including “Batgirl Year One,” “The Ultimate Guide to Batman” and “Star Wars Adventures.”
For more information, call 570-342-5960 or visit the event’s Facebook page.

5. ‘Taste of Fringe’
The SPACE at Olive, 541 Wyoming Ave., Scranton will host “Taste of Fringe” on Thursday, May 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The evening, which benefits Scranton Fringe Festival and its 2019 season, features live performances, visual art, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.
Tickets cost $25 and are available online. There also will be a limited number of tickets to purchase at the door.
There will be free parking on the street and within the Lackawanna College parking lot, directly across the street from the venue. Guests are asked to wear the official Fringe colors, red, white or black.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or call The SPACE at Olive, 570- 346-2421.

Concerts – May 2, 2019

Concerts – May 2, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
One Night in Memphis, Friday, May 3
Rocktopia, Wednesday, May 8
The Lords of 52nd Street, Saturday, May 11
Live on Mars: A tribute to David Bowie, Tuesday, June 4
Todd Snider, Tuesday, June 11
Ace Frehley, Saturday, June 29
Tommy Emmanuel, Wednesday, July 17
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sunday, July 28

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
Night Ranger, Saturday, May 25
Good Charlotte, Friday, June 28
Jake Owen, Saturday, June 29
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Friday, July 12
Scott Stapp — The Voice of Creed, Friday, July 19
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, July 26
The Struts, Sunday, July 28

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
Big and the Kids Table, Blacks 77 and Disposable, Friday, May 3
Jam Stampede, Saturday, May 4
MiZ, Friday, May 10
Kung Fu “Lethal Funk,” Saturday, May 11
Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover with Kluster Phunk, Friday, May 17
Muscle Tough and Rob Compa Trio, Saturday, May 18
Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones – Prince Tribute, Saturday, May 25
Royal Scam, Saturday, June 1

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
The Winery Dogs, Thursday, May 2
Steven Adler, Friday, May 3
Roseanne Barr, Saturday, May 4
Whitesnake, Sunday, May 5
The Ultimate Johnny Cash tribute, Tuesday, May 7
Eric Kearns, Wednesday, May 8
Melissa Etheridge, Thursday, May 9
Get the Led Out, Friday, May 10
Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 11
Lights Out, Tuesday, May 14

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Stereo Jo, Saturday, May 4
In This Moment, Monday, May 13
Skid Row, Friday, May 17
Citizens Cope, Saturday, May 18
Pocono Showcase Comedy, Saturday, May 18
The Ghost of Paul Revere, Sunday May 19
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, May 21
Groundwork, Friday, May 24

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Frontiers, Friday, May 3
Live at the Fillmore — Allman Brothers tribute, Saturday, May 4
Troubadours, Friday, May 31
Damn the Torpedoes, Saturday, June 1
A Solo Acoustic Evening with Richard Marx, Friday, June 7
Al Di Meola, Wednesday, June 12
Who’s Bad, Friday, June 14
The Jayhawks, Sunday, June 16
Dylan LeBlanc, Tuesday, June 18
Low Cut Connie, Sunday, June 23

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17
The Hives/Refused, Saturday, May 18
The Independents Motorcycle and Car Show, Saturday, May 25
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Thursday, June 6
New Found Glory, Friday, June 7

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Ariana Grande, Monday, June 24
New Kids on the Block, Thursday, June 27
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
Jennifer Lopez, Saturday, July 20
John Mayer, Monday, July 22
Iron Maiden, Tuesday, July 30
Queen and Adam Lambert, Saturday, Aug. 3
Khalid, Sunday, Aug. 11

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Thursday, May 9, and Sunday, June 2
The Who, Monday, May 13
Pink, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22
Anderson.Paak & the Free National, Thursday, May 30
Pentatonix, Thursday, June 6
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19
Hugh Jackman, Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29
Hillsong United with Amanda Cook and Mack Brock, Tuesday, June 2

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Ben Platt, Tuesday, May 14
Jessie James Decker, Thursday, May 16
An Evening with Yann Tiersen, Tuesday, May 28
Glen Hansard: This Wild Willing Tour, Saturday, June 1
David Gray: Gold In A Brass Age Tour, Tuesday, June 4

Nightlife – May 2, 2019

Nightlife – May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Exeter: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Asialena
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Butch and the Kid
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, 337 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: Butter N’ Onions Trio
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Open Mic 64
Madame Jenny’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Piano Bar Sing-A-Long with Paul O, aka Mr. Keys
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music For Models Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Al Ross
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Karaoke Night
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Paul Dudrich of The Wanabees
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Riley Loftus
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Lee Delray’s Blue Thursdays and Jam
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, May 3
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Luke
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Leighann & Company
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: 20lb Head
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Smiith
Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: Elvis tribute
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Erin Malloy with the Doug Smith Trio
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: 80’s Karaoke Night
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Eternal Boy, Send Request, Permanence, Moment To Capitalize and Mahantongo
Kilcoyne’s, 129 S. Main Ave., Scranton: Toby Creek
Madame Jenny’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Spencer Reed and the Madame Jenny’s Jazz Band
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Tony Vergnetti and Rob Walsh
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chasing Ashlee Duo
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Butch Jones
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Big D and the Kids Table, Blanks 77 and Disposable
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 7800 Fahrenheit
Tauras Club, 106 W. Market St., Scranton: Millennium
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Chris Shrive and The Boastfuls Duo
The Tomato Bar, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: Star Wars Trivia
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Behind the Grey
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Burton with Mike Feeney and Brad Todd

Saturday, May 4
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Blue Moon Kentucky Derby Party with Static in the Attic
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Shot Of Southern
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Bros.
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Speaker Jam
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Double Shot Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Frontiers: A tribute to Journey
Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware St., Forest City: Spring Chicken ’n Biscuit Dinner Fundraiser
Dunn’s Tavern, 905 S. Main Ave., Scranton: John Moncivais
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Lost Dogs
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Bark at the Moon
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: An Evening of the Beastie Boys with DJ Quoth
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Humor at the Hall comedy night hosted by Streetkar Comedy
Kings La Cantina, Route 309, Mountain Top: 2Rockaholix
Madame Jenny’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Doug Hawk and the Madame Jenny’s House Band (Funk/Soul/R&B)
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Coal Mine Canary
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Wayside and Andrew Malinosky
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Jam Stampede
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Hoopla
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Small Town Titans, Tatiana withThe Boastfuls and Blind Choice
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Light Weight
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Burton with Mike Feeney and Brad Todd

Sunday, May 5
Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on the Patio with Kelly Reilly Duo
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Jam for Anthony
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, May 6
Border Bar, 333 Laurel St., Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Trivia Night with Josh and Michael
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Ron Morgan
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, May 7
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Fab 5- April 25, 2019

Fab 5- April 25, 2019

1. ‘Art in Bloom’
Spring is in the air — and in the galleries — at the Everhart Museum.
The Scranton museum, 1901 Mulberry St., will host its inaugural “Art in Bloom” program Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. The program, which takes place at museums across the country, challenges local floral designers to create fresh arrangements based on museum paintings.
A preview reception will take place Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and include music, food, and cocktails catered by POSH at the Scranton Club. Tickets cost $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers.
Then, on Saturday, guests can check out the event for free when the museum hold its Community Day from 1 to 4 p.m. The day will include will guided workshops, lectures and gallery tours.
Guests can donate to vote for the People’s Choice Award, and that money will go toward the Everhart’s participation in Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Match Day fundraising initiative.
While at the museum, guests can check out a related exhibit, “Art of Nature,” in Gallery 7 on the first floor. The collection of floral prints and paintings as well as pressed botanicals will be on display through Monday, May 20. The museum is open Mondays and Fridays, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 570-346-7186 or visit everhart-museum.org.

2. Soul Shakers CD release party
The Soul Shakers, a NEPA funk rock, blues and R&B known for throwing the jam-fest showcase “Winter Blues Guitarmageddon” at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, will host its CD release party on Friday, April 26, at Arlo’s Country Store & Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale.
The album, titled the “Northeastern Pennsylvania Rockin’ Blues Sampler,” includes 10 tracks — mostly recognizable covers — with features from many well-known local musicians, such as Phyllis Hopkins, MiZ and Mojomo, among others. Some of these guest artists may join the Soul Shakers during the release show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
“We’re highlighting some of the talent we have here. It just amazes me constantly,” said bassist Bill Coleman. “A lot of them have done blues jams with us at Arlo’s (before), and that’s sort of the genesis of this.”
Keyboardist Eric Brody agreed, calling NEPA a “hidden gem” for high levels of musical talent and noting that the Soul Shakers’ release show will serve as both another great showcase of live performance and a way to provide fans with a tangible way to revisit the band’s best songs.
“This is for the regulars who come out all the time and want to have something in hand to play,” Brody said.

3. Blasts from the past
Two shows coming to Lackawanna County this weekend focus on hits from yesteryear.
On Friday, April 26, the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton, hosts “The Rat Pack Together Again.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8.
Audiences will hear hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Tickets cost $25 to $35 and are available at the box office and thetheateratnorth.org.
Then, on Sunday, April 28, head to Fiorelli’s Catering, 1501 Main St., Peckville, for the “Jersey Four Dinner Show” featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Music begins at 3 p.m. with the main act taking the stage at 6:15.
Tickets start at $62 and include entertainment and dinner. The Luongo Brothers and Elvis tribute artist Giovanni “Gino” Mercuri will open the show, and Joe Long, an original member of the Four Seasons, will make an appearance.
For more information, visit jztours.com or call 570-344-2212.

4. Purse bingo fundraiser
A purse bingo set for Sunday, April 28, looks to raise money for children and adults with emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pocono will host the 20-game bingo at the Space at Olive, 541 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Doors open at noon, and tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Participatnts will have a chance to win Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Michael Kors purses in addition to raffles. Four special games also will be available for an extra $5 each.
Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA will provide concessions.
For more information, contact Theresa Russell at 570-839-6140 or theresa.russell@devereux.org. Visit the Facebook event page for tickets.

5. Bob Lewis and Megan Palmer
A Northeast Pennsylvania native returns to the region for a show with a fellow Nashville songwriter.
Bob Lewis, who now calls East Nashville home, will perform with Megan Palmer on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. at Karl Hall, 57 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 7:30.
Lewis spent two decades performing in the local punk and rock scenes and released his latest EP, “End of an Error,” in November. Palmer, meanwhile, is known for her violin-playing and songwriting skills. She released the album “What She’s Got To Give” in 2016, and her recent cancer battle inspired her newest single, “Stetson.”
Wilkes-Barre songwriter and music producer James Yamrus, an engineer at Wilkes-Barre’s King Room Studios, also will take part in the show. His upcoming album is titled “Awake.”
Tickets cost $10 and are available at karlhall.org and eventbrite.com.

Concerts – April 25, 2019

Concerts – April 25, 2019

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets:
570-826-1100
Arrival from Sweden, Friday, April 26
The Bizzare World of Frank Zappa, Wednesday, May 1
One Night in Memphis, Friday, May 3
Rocktopia, Wednesday, May 8
The Lords of 52nd Street, Saturday, May 11
Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie, Tuesday, June 4
Todd Snider, Tuesday, June 11
Ace Frehley, Saturday, June 29
Tommy Emmanuel, Wednesday, July 17
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sunday, July 28

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets:
877-682-4791
Night Ranger, Saturday, May 25
Good Charlotte, Friday, June 28
Jake Owen, Saturday, June 29
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Friday, July 12
Scott Stapp — The Voice of Creed, Friday, July 19
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, July 26
The Struts, Sunday, July 28

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets:
570-822-2992
The Grass Is Dead, Friday, April 26
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen, Saturday, April 27
Marco Benevento, Wednesday, May 1
Big and the Kids Table, Blacks 77 and Disposable, Friday, May 3
Jam Stampede, Saturday, May 4
Miz, Friday, May 10
Kung Fu “Lethal Funk,” Saturday, May 11
Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover with Kluster Phunk, Friday, May 17
Muscle Tough and Rob Compa Trio, Saturday, May 18

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets:
570-325-0371
Bay City Rollers, Thursday, April 25
Bruce in the USA, Friday, April 26
Dennis DeYoung, Saturday, April 27
The Winery Dogs, Thursday, May 2
Steven Adler, Friday, May 3
Whitesnake, Sunday, May 5
The Ultimate Johnny Cash tribute, Tuesday, May 7
Eric Kearns, Wednesday, May 8
Melissa Etheridge, Thursday, May 9
Get the Led Out, Friday, May 10
Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 11
Lights Out, Tuesday, May 14

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets:
570-420-2808
Lil Durk, Thursday, April 25
DJ Pauly D, Friday, April 26
Badfish, Saturday, April 27
Stereo Jo, Saturday, May 4
In This Moment, Monday, May 13
Skid Row, Friday, May 17
Citizens Cope, Saturday, May 18
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, May 21

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets:
610-332-1300
Crystal Bowersox, Thursday, April 25
Frontiers, Friday, May 3
Live at the Fillmore — Allman Brothers tribute, Saturday, May 4
Troubadours, Friday, May 31
Damn the Torpedoes, Saturday, June 1
A Solo Acoustic Evening with Richard Marx, Friday, June 7
Al Di Meola, Wednesday, June 12
Who’s Bad, Friday, June 14
The Jayhawks, Sunday, June 16
Dylan LeBlanc, Tuesday, June 18

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Tickets:
215-627-1332
Lost Dog Street Band, Thursday, April 25
Jen Kirkman, Thursday, April 25
Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, Saturday, May 11
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Friday, May 17
The Hives/Refused, Saturday, May 18
The Independents Motorcycle and Car Show, Saturday, May 25
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Thursday, June 6
New Found Glory, Friday, June 7
Rufus Du Sol, Tuesday, Aug. 6
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Friday, Aug. 30

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets:
800-298-4200
Ariana Grande, Monday, June 24
New Kids on the Block, Thursday, June 27
Hugh Jackman, Sunday, June 30
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Saturday, July 13
Jennifer Lopez, Saturday, July 20
John Mayer, Monday, July 22
Iron Maiden, Tuesday, July 30
Queen and Adam Lambert, August 3
Khalid, August 11
Backstreet Boys, Saturday, August 17

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets:
212-307-7171
Bad Bunny, Saturday, April 27
Billy Joel, Thursday, May 9, and Sunday, June 2
The Who, Monday, May 13
Pink, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22
Anderson.Paak & the Free National, Thursday, May 30
Pentatonix, Thursday, June 6
Ariana Grande, Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19
Hugh Jackman, Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29
Hillsong United with Amanda Cook and Mack Brock, Tuesday, June 2
Jennifer Lopez, Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13

Beacon Theater, New York City
Tickets:
866-858-0008
Joan Baez, Wednesday, May 1
Ben Platt, Tuesday, May 14
Jessie James Decker, Thursday, May 16
Eddie Izzard, Tuesday, May 21, through Saturday, May 25
An Evening with Yann Tiersen, Tuesday, May 28

Nightlife – April 25, 2019

Nightlife – April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Exeter: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Rick Gillette
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, 337 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 Rootsmans Dance Experiences: William Spager and Friends
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Brewery Bingo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jonathan Dressler
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, April 26
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Soul Shakers CD Release Party
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Triple Fret
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: 20lb Head
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Robbie Walsh and Jack Foley
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Zone
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Angel B
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Mace in Dickson
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Elvis with Leigh Joel Fierman
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, 3445 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: Rice Crew
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, 337 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: John Lukas
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Scarlett O’Hara
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Stay Loud album release show with Playing Pretend, Garden View and Joe Lombardo
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: The Randomizer 2.0: A Night of Unplanned Comedy
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Pat McGlynn Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Flaxy Morgan
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bill Hoffman
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Bryan Brophy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Grass Is Dead
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Idol Kings
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees and the Impastas
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Graces Downfall
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: The Third Nut
Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: Dashboard Mary
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Stephanie Peters with Raul Sanchez and Jeremy Pryal

Saturday, April 27
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: R&B Throwback Night: DJ Wallah on Set
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Last Call
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: New Wave Craze
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: PB&J Duo
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ Famous
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Area 52
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Flaxy Morgan
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Comedy, Magic and Mind Reading
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Rockstar Revolution
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Big Country
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Bob Lewis and Megan Palmer with James Yamrus
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Mellifluous
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Grace’s Downfall Duo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen, Teddy Young and the Aces
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Bubba Sparxxx
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sweet Pepper and Long Hots
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Tommy Guns Band and Buzz
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Better Than Bad
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dallas Carter
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Stephanie Peters with Raul Sanchez and Jeremy Pryal

Sunday, April 28
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Merchants of Groove
HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Hed P.E., Andrew W Boss, Traverse the Abyss, Mercy Gang, AlphaAudio
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: The Third Nut

Monday, April 29
Border Bar, 333 Laurel St., Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Candi Vee & Walsh-eh
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, April 30
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Wednesday, May 1
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Growing like a weed

Growing like a weed

Cannabis festival hopes to keep drawing in crowds with day of action

The fifth annual Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival will take over Nay Aug Park in Scranton for a full day of music, education, food and more.
Founded in the city in 2015, the free festival this year will take place Saturday, April 20, starting at 9 a.m. and featuring 10 hours of live music on three stages. Set to attend are Root Shock, Suburban Sensi, Philadelphia Slick, Brahctopus, the Holtzmann Effect, Rogue Chimp, Young Lion, Eric Harvey & Friends, Dee Maple Band, Canary Circus and Friends of the Family.
The Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival is a celebration of the cannabis culture and also will include live art, vendors and guest speakers. Since its conception, Pennsylvania has legalized the use of medical cannabis, but other uses remain outlawed.

Tommy DeWald of Reading dances with a hula hoop at the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

“We will continue to hold this event for years to come even after the cannabis prohibition is lifted,” festival spokesman Jeff Zick said.
Festival speakers will come in from around the country to educate people about cannabis and its potential values. The festival also will have around 250 merchandise vendors and 20 food vendors, including Manning’s Ice Cream, Uncle Bucks BBQ and West Side Flavas.
Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival has grown greatly over the last few years, with more than 10,000 attending last year. And organizers believe it has had a great impact on the local community.
“Two or three years ago, people would arrive just in time for the event and leave as quickly as they could in fear of getting in trouble for speaking about cannabis,” Zick said. “Now we have trouble finding hotel rooms for people because people come in on Friday before the event and book all of the hotel rooms from
Wilkes-Barre to Waverly.”

People play percussion instruments on the lawn of the Everhart Museum during the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

The growth of the festival also has had a positive effect on local businesses, Zick noted.
“People travel from all over the place to come to this festival, and they shop in downtown Scranton as well as stop and eat at all of the local restaurants,” he added. “It is really great for the community.”
This year, organizers expect at least 15,000 people to attend.
“The event continues to grow every year, no pun intended,” Zick said.

If you go
What: Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival
When: Saturday, April 20, starting at 9 a.m.
Where: Nay Aug Park, Mulberry Street and Arthur Avenue, Scranton
Details: penncannafest.com

Contact the writer: johearn@timesshamrock.com;
570-348-9127

Fab 5 – April 18, 2019

Fab 5 – April 18, 2019

1. Egg-cellent Easter Eggs-travaganza
Learn about eggs while celebrating Easter at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den in the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.
The Egg-cellent Easter Eggs-travaganza will take place Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities, which are included in the site’s admission, will include a scavenger hunt to find hidden eggs in the animal enclosures. All participants will receive a “sweet reward.”
While there, guests also can check out some visiting animals, including rabbits and chicks, and an “egg-ucation table” to learn about eggs and the land and sea animals that lay them, and to also see baby animals up close.
Admission costs $15.95 for children 2 to 12, $18.95 for adults, and $16.95 for college student, seniors, military members, veterans and first responders. Group rates also are available.
Call 570-507-1902 or visit electriccityaquarium.com for details.

MADELINE WHITEHEAD Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will deliver this year’s American Masters Lecture for the Lackawanna County Library System’s Library Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 15, in Scranton.

2. American Masters Lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will deliver the Matthew F. Flynn American Masters Lecture on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m.
Rescheduled from November when snow postponed the initial date, the talk — part of the Lackawanna County Library System Library Lecture Series — will take place at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Tickets are free and are available at the library system’s branches and online at eventbrite.com.
Colson won the Pulitzer as well as the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for his novel “The Underground Railroad,” which also was named the best book of the year by leading publications. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, aka a “genius” grant, Colson will sign autographs following the lecture.
For more information, visit lclshome.org or call 570-348-3003.

3. Spring Thaw Ice and Wine Festival
Kiss the cold goodbye and celebrate spring at the Spring Thaw Ice and Wine Festival.
Set for Saturday, April 20, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Ice House at Sculpted Ice Works, 311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, the event will feature drinks from Lucchi Family Wine Cellars, Malacari Winery, Deep Roots Hard Cider, Capra Collina Winery, Renegade Winery and King Cole Winery.
Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include a complimentary wine glass. Designated driver tickets cost $10.
For details, call 570-226-6246 or visit sculptediceworks.com.

4. Young Lion
A concert at Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton, will raise money for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Young Lion — a roots, rock and reggae group based in Stroudsburg — will perform along with local artists as a tribute to late musician George Wesley on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6.
Admission to the 21-and-older show costs $10, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the cancer center. Wesley, a well-known local reggae musician, battled cancer before his death in July 2016 at 62.
Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

CHRIS BARBER / Blue October will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts Friday, April 19.

5. Blue October
The band behind hit singles “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” comes to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 19.
Presented by Times-Shamrock Communications radio station ALT 92.1, Blue October will perform at 8 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square.
The alternative rockers have had 11 Top-40 singles in their career and watched their album “Foiled” go platinum. Their latest album, “I Hope You’re Happy,” came out in August.
Tickets cost $29.50 in advance and $32 the day of show, plus fees. For tickets, visit the box office or kirbycenter.org or call 570-826-1100.