Clubs – October 19, 2017

Clubs – October 19, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 19
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Wanabees Trio
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.: Adam McKinley
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
Honeychilds’, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Fuzzy Mudd
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Frost

Friday, Oct. 20
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Graystone All Stars
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Orrell
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N Main St, Old Forge: Hot Coffee
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Aim & Fire
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Riptide
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Curious Dog
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Lissa & Jackson Vee
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Frost
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Liar, Liar
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Shelly’s Underground
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Whiskey ‘N Woods
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Triple Freat
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Tusko, Earthmouth, Beer and Pretzels and LMI
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Under This Fire
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Bounty Hunter
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Strawberry Jam Duo and Dance Hall Devils
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Hill You Die On, Hang Up To Flat, Lionshred and the Disorders
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: Bright Shiny Objects and Ron Schoonover
Tomaino’s Lounge, 273 Main St., Archbald: Kartune
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: 3lb
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Karen Rontowski

Saturday, Oct. 21
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Vine Street
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jackson Vee and Lissa
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N Main St, Old Forge: The Girlz
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mullett
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Earthmouth, Dour, Family Animals, Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Euphoria
Bluestone Bar and Grille, 5 Oregon Turnpike, Honesdale: Lenny James
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Flaxy Morgan
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: The Sperazza Band
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Strasburger
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Guilty Pleasure
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Joe Cigan Duo
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Wandering Aloud
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Outta the Blue
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Breakdown Jimmy
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Skin-n-Bones
R Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin: FullCircle
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Box of Rain (Grateful Dead tribute)
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: Hairband Radio and Jeff Cavanaugh
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nova City
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Karen Rontowski

Sunday, Oct. 22
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Ronnie Morgan Duo
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open Mic Night with Tim Beckage
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Oct. 23
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, OCT. 24
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike Hagan
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Jackson Vee and JR Huffsmith
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Wednesday, Oct. 25
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Open mic night
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Village Idiots
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Hayley Jane and the Primates with West End Blend
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Irrefutables
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – October 19, 2017

Fab 5 – October 19, 2017

1. ‘The Odd Couple’
Neil Simon’s classic play “The Odd Couple” comes to Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, starting Thursday, Oct. 19.
Actors Circle presents the play Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 29. The 1965 play, which inspired numerous adaptations, follows sloppy, carefree sportswriter Oscar Madison as he deals with his new roommate — neurotic, neat-freak newswriter Felix Ungar, who has recently been thrown out by his wife. The mismatched pair of friends clash and learn from each other over the course of the play.Tickets for the Oct. 19 performance are $8 for general admission and $6 for students. For remaining performances, tickets are $12 for general admission $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Visit actorscircle.com for more information.

2. Black Bear Film Fest
The Black Bear Film Festival returns to Milford for its 18th year, running from Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 22. The festival opens with a gala on Friday at 6 p.m. at Hotel Fauchere, 401 Broad St. The black tie-optional event includes a three-course dinner with a cash bar, presentation of film awards and screening of “Tab Hunter, Confidential” at the Milford Theater, 114 E. Catherine St., followed by an interview with actor Tab Hunter. Guests interested in attending the screening only can join a wait list for tickets by calling 570-409-0909. Screenings will run throughout the day Saturday and Sunday at Milford Theater. Audiences also can watch short films both days at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 321 Fifth St., and Milford Public Library, 119 E. Harford St.Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for each movie, $90 for the gala and opening night movie, and $165 for the Gold Pass, which includes the gala, opening night movie, all films, panels and Sunday brunch. Visit blackbearfilm.com for details and tickets.

3. Tasting by the Book III
Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, holds its annual fundraiser, “Tasting by the Book III: All Around the Table,” on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. The 21-and-older event gives guests a chance to enjoy live music and sample food from local cooks and drinks from Maiolatesi Wine Cellars.
Tickets are $25, advance only, and can be purchased at the library and eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit the library’s youth and intergenerational programs.

4. Pet Parade
A parade of puppies will pass Zummo’s Cafe, 918 Marion St., Scranton, on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. for the Pawrade Pup Walk and Costume Contest.
Welcoming dogs of all shapes and sizes, the parade encourages participants to dress up their pups with their best Halloween costumes. The event also will feature a question-and-answer session with a certified dog trainer, family and pet portraits, dogs for adoption and more.
Dogs must be on a standard, non-retractable leash. Call 570-344-2715 or visit zummoscafescranton.com for more information.

5. Visions of America 
Exploring the nation’s rich choral tradition, Arcadia Chorale presents its “Visions of America” concert on Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St. , Wilkes-Barre, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton..
The local chamber choir will perform music by Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, Igor Stravinsky and Chen Yi.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and free for students. They are available at arcadiachorale.org.

 

Dale’s Jukebox delivers hits from across decades

Dale’s Jukebox delivers hits from across decades

By Samantha Stanich

Dale’s Jukebox gives listeners exactly what its name describes: select a hit from almost every decade, and odds are the band can play it for you.
Dale Amboise and his son, Dale Jr., teamed up with Roberta Clemens to bring the region greatest hits from a range of years. They recently went On the Record to share how they got together and what’s next.

Q: How did you get involved in music?
Dale Amboise: I took saxophone lessons as a kid and learned to play the guitar in high school. I performed in local bands with my sax and guitar for many years.
Roberta Clemens: I sang in choral groups in college, but outside of the occasional karaoke, I did not sing again until Dale’s Jukebox.
Dale Amboise Jr.: Like my dad, I started out playing the sax but was drawn to the bass guitar as I watched my grandfather, also (named) Dale Amboise, play it in many local bands for years.

Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed?
DA: I was performing with my sax as early as 13 years old. I learned to play the guitar in high school and first played it in public at the Nuangola Bazaar. I played “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot.
RC: We were sitting at a diner in Mountain Top listening to friends at a table across from us talk about their class reunion and how they could not afford entertainment. Our band had practiced for about a year, and we were on the verge of playing out but hadn’t taken the plunge. I suggested to the group that we offer our band as entertainment for the reunion and explained that this arrangement would benefit us both. And they said yes. To this day, they do not know it was our first gig.
DA Jr.: I played at Barnes & Noble in a duo in high school.

Q: How did you come up with your name?
RC: We play songs from the ’50s through the ’90s. Even though we consider our ’90s music the newer stuff, it is still 20 years old. Since we play songs from past decades, we thought it would be fun to stick with a jukebox theme.
DA: Since my son and I share the same name and I knew legally it was a good idea to give yourself a unique name, we decided to call it Dale’s Jukebox. We asked Roberta to change her name and take one for the team, but she wouldn’t agree. 

Q: How did you guys meet?
DA: Roberta and I were dating. One Sunday, as we were looking at all the programs on her new iPad, we noticed one where you could simulate playing a guitar. We fooled around with it a bit, then I decided to bring out my acoustic guitar. We sang “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by Carole King and thought what fun it might be to start a band. When my son showed interest in playing bass with us, we decided to make a go of it.

Q: How do you choose the songs you cover?
DA: I’ve done a little bit of writing but mostly enjoy recreating our favorite songs into our own style. Since we are a small band with only two instruments, we are careful to choose songs that fit our instruments and the type of songs we like to sing. We are a product of the ’70s; that says a lot.
RC: All except Dale’s son, who we drive crazy with this old music.
DA Jr.: I always enjoyed oldies and classic rock, because that is what I grew up … listening to with my dad.

Q: How have you changed as a musician?
DA: I spent years playing sax in local bands, took a 25-year hiatus and got back into playing guitar with Dale’s Jukebox. The music I enjoy playing is more suited for a guitar, so I gave up the sax and concentrated on honing my skills on guitar.
DA Jr.: Like my dad, I also took a break from music for several years. When we formed the band, I feel I improved as a musician due to my own maturity and dedication.

Q: What are some of your favorite memories?
DA: When I was 13 years old (and) playing sax in my father’s band, a guy in the audience came up to me with a know-it-all attitude and asked me to play “Yakkety Sax” by Boots Randolph. The guy figured I was not able to play it, especially since the sax was almost bigger than me. To his surprise, I played the song, and he came up afterwards, now with a humbled attitude, and gave me a $5 tip.
RC: The first time I sang “Crazy” by Patsy Cline, we were playing at Elixir at Mohegan Sun casino. I hit all the notes and got all kinds of “crazy” applause.
DA Jr.: My dad, a friend and I were playing on a float in the Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parade. It was raining that day, and water got in my friend’s amp. Smoke started pouring out of the amp, and people in the crowd started to cheer. They thought it was part of the act.

Q: How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
DA: There seems to be so many more bands out there than years ago and so many talented musicians. Back when I started playing, there was raw talent, bands grew in garages, and nobody took lessons. These days, besides there being so much electronic and computer influences, many musicians are professionally trained.

Q: Who has influenced you over the years?
RC: Billy Joel and the Beatles inspire the way I sing. I love the combination of their lyrics and music but especially love the way they sync up the harmonies.
DA: I love all the music from the ’60s, pure talent and basic instruments.
DA Jr.: I really enjoy all types of music, classic rock when I was younger, and I also got into country music as I got older.

Q: What is the biggest challenge?
RC: It is sometimes hard to find places to play where we fit musically.
DA Jr.: Depending on the venue, it is hard to fit our equipment because we are somewhere between a duo and a full band.

Q: What are your future goals for the band?
DA: Just continue to have fun and share our experience with an ever-growing following.
DA Jr.: I hope to be able to continue to improve as a musician and enjoy playing.

Dale’s Jukebox
Based out of: Mountain Top and Dunmore
Members: Dale Amboise, lead guitar/vocals; Dale Amboise Jr., bass guitar/vocals; and Roberta Clemens, lead vocals/percussion
Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 14, 279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre

Concerts – October 12, 2017

Concerts – October 12, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
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
Arlo Guthrie, Friday, Oct. 27
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Oct. 28
Bleachers, Bishop Briggs, MisterWives, and Welshly Arms, Thursday, Nov. 2
Johnny Mathis — Voice of Romance Tour, Sunday, Nov. 5
Brit Floyd, Tuesday, Nov. 7
Simply Three, Wednesday, Nov. 15
Night Ranger and Loverboy, Friday, Nov. 24

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Trinidad James, Saturday, Oct. 14 (Wet Nightclub)
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Manhattan Transfer, Friday, Nov. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Pusha T, Saturday, Nov. 11 (Wet Nightclub)
Disco Explosion with Tavares & the Trammps, Saturday, Nov. 18 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Lavell Crawford, Friday, Dec. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Foghat, Saturday, Dec. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Amish Outlaws, Saturday, Dec. 30 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Ma$e, Saturday, Dec. 30 (Wet Nightclub)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Real Diamond, Thursday, Oct. 12
Living Colour, Friday, Oct. 13
Dokken & Warrant, Saturday, Oct. 14
Michael Dutra presents the “Live at the Sands, Frank, Dean and Sammy” Revisited Show, Tuesday, Oct. 17; Wednesday, Oct. 18; and Thursday, Oct. 19
Pink Talking Fish Starts Making Sense, Friday, Oct. 20
New Odyssey (3 Guys 30 Instruments), Tuesday, Oct. 24
The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 25
Molly Hatchet with Black Oak Arkansas, Friday, Oct. 27
The Land of OZZ, Saturday, Oct. 28
O.A.R., Sunday, Oct. 29

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
The Garcia Project, Friday, Oct. 13
Starman — The Ultimate Bowie Experience, Saturday, Oct. 14
The Hill You Die On, Hang Up To Flat, Balero and the Disorders, Friday, Oct. 20
Box of Rain Essential Grateful Dead ’68-’74, Saturday, Oct. 21
Jenny & the Gumps with West End Blend, Wednesday, Oct. 25
Idol Kings (Journey, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty tribute), Friday, Oct. 27
Flux Capacitor, Saturday, Oct. 28
Moodswing, Friday, Nov. 3
Kiss the Sky, Saturday, Nov. 4
Todd Sheaffer from Railroad Earth & Dead Winter Carpenters, Thursday, Nov. 9

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Black Lagoon, Friday, Oct. 13
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13
Colourshow, Saturday, Oct. 14
Air Supply, Saturday, Oct. 14
Drop the Girl, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, Oct. 24
Chris Lane, Friday, Oct. 27
I Prevail, Saturday, Oct. 28
Punk N Ska-Lo-Ween with Slightly Askew, Saturday, Oct. 28
The Pocono Great Talent Event 2, Sunday, Oct. 29
The Major Minor, Friday, Nov. 3
Last in Line, Friday, Nov. 3

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Splintered Sunlight, Thursday, Oct. 12
Tokimonsta, Friday, Oct. 13
The Underachievers Renaissance Tour, Saturday, Oct. 14
Kip Moore, Seth Ennis, Delta Rae and Devin Dawson, Sunday, Oct. 15
Alt Nation presents Atlas Genius, Sunday, Oct. 15
Daley, Tuesday, Oct. 17
The Steel Woods, Thursday, Oct. 19
Black Pistol Fire, Friday, Oct. 20
Ben Folds, Friday, Oct. 20
MisterWives, Saturday, Oct. 21

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Musiq Soulchild, Friday, Oct. 13
Ministry and Death Grips, Saturday, Oct. 14
Brand New, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Zedd, Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20
Lee Brice, Saturday, Oct. 21
I Prevail, Tuesday, Oct. 24
Getter, Thursday, Oct. 26
Motionless in White, Tuesday, Oct. 31
Flogging Molly, Friday, Nov. 3
Flying Lotus in 3-D, Saturday, Nov. 4

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Powerhouse, Friday, Oct. 27
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29
Imagine Dragons, Thursday, Nov. 2
Janet Jackson, Monday, Nov. 13
Jay-Z, Friday, Dec. 1
Andrea Bocelli, Friday, Dec. 8
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 17
The Killers, Saturday, Jan. 13

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5
Eileen Iver’s A Joyful Christmas, Friday, Dec. 15

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 15; and Monday, Oct. 16
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Oct. 12
Queens of the Stone Age, Tuesday, Oct. 24
La Salsa Vive, Friday, Nov. 10
Chase Sound Check — Rae Lynn, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Billy Joel, Friday, Oct. 20
Queens of the Stone Age, Tuesday, Oct. 24
La Salsa Vive, Friday, Nov. 10
Dead and Company, Sunday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 14
Andrea Bocelli, Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 14

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Kevin James, Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1
Jerry Seinfeld, Thursday, Nov. 2
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Friday, Nov. 3
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Nov. 4
Tori Amos, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 8
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Sunday, Nov. 12
Lindsey Stirling, Tuesday, Nov. 14
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, Wednesday, Nov. 15
King Crimson, Friday, Nov. 17

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Tom Green, Sunday, Oct. 22
Dennis Quaid and the Sharks, Friday, Oct. 27
TUSK — the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute, Friday, Nov. 10
The Accidentals, Tuesday, Nov. 14
Wild Adriatic, Thursday, Nov. 16
Kevin Griffin, Thursday, Nov. 16
The Aardvarks and the Sofa Kings, Saturday, Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve with Steve Brosky and His Lil Big Band, Wednesday, Nov. 22
Hot Blooded: The Foreigner Experience, Friday, Nov. 24
The Weeklings, Saturday, Nov. 25

Clubs – October 12, 2017

Clubs – October 12, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 12
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo, Tori Viccica
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
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
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz night with John Olcese and Heather Clendenning
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee

Friday, Oct. 13
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: James Barrett
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: County Lines
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Bill Arnold Band
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Up the Moon
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar Ray
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Stoned By Proxy
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Paul Phillips
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: 3rd Degree
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Village Idiots
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: King Kidding, Vine Street, Rosary Guild and Hatter
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Dashboard Mary
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Patrick McGlynn EP release
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Flaxy Morgan
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Jeff Lewis, Twisted Fantasy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Garcia Project
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: Graces Downfall Duo, Riley Loftus
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tom Anzalone

Saturday, Oct. 14
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dale’s Jukebox
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: John Strasburger
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pop Rox
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jeffrey James Band
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mother Nature’s Sons
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: UUU
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Guilty Pleasure
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Cruise Control Acoustic Duo
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Vine Street
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Blues Brothers Night with J.P. Williams
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike Hagan Duo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Comedy with Kris Fried
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Luongo Bros.
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Nino Blanco, Speaker Jam Karaoke
The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Underdog, Dead End Path, Big Contest, Krust and Life of Reilly
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Starman — The Ultimate Bowie Experience
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: DejaVu
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Sleepy Hollow Lounge at Idle Hour Lanes, 2008 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City: Riley Loftus
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Terra Preta Restaurant, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Westsiiide — West Coast hip-hop dance party
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s Band and John Quinn
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Victim
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: The Frost
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tom Anzalone

Sunday, Oct. 15
Crabby’s Seafood Grill and Pipes Bar, 3159 Lower Demunds Road, Dallas: Strawberry Jam
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Serene Green
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Marilyn Kennedy
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open Mic Night with Tim Beckage
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Oct. 16
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Oct. 17
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Greg
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: J.R. Huffsmith and Jackson Vee
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jami Novak and friends
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Leighann Burke and Co.
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – October 12, 2017

Fab 5 – October 12, 2017

1. NEPA Horror Film Festival
The NEPA Horror Film Festival brings its scares to Iron Horse Movie Bistro, 301 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.
The annual festival, started in 2015, shows horror films from around the world, featuring local filmmakers alongside international releases. One of the local films featured this year is “I’ve Got My Mind’s Eye Set on You,” directed by Wilkes-Barre native Samuel Valenti.
While previous festivals took place at local bars and pubs, this year the event moves to the big screen at Iron Horse Movie Bistro, which opened in April of this year.
Tickets are $13 online and $20 at the door and can be purchased at eventbrite.com. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

2. Hawley Harvest Hoedown 
Hawley’s annual harvest festival returns to the Wayne County borough’s downtown this weekend.
Featuring games, contests, crafts, vendors, live music and more, the free Hawley Harvest Hoedown takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 10 a.m. Bluegrass fusion band Driftwood headlines the third annual Hawley Harvest Hoedown Bluegrass & Folk Concert at 8 p.m. at the Ritz Theater, 512 Keystone St. Concert tickets are $18 to $25 and available in advance at eventbrite.com and Doodles & Such, 121 Main Ave., Hawley.
New this year is a beer crawl that runs Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday. Oct. 15, and includes a commemorative mug for participants who complete the journey. Tour cards will be available at Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, 2512 Route 6, Hawley, and participating bars. On Saturday, a shuttle will stop by at participating locations each hour from noon to 8 p.m.
Visit the event’s Facebook page or visithawleypa.com for more information.

3. ‘The Birds’

Diva Productions presents an adaptation of the story that inspired one of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic films, “The Birds,” starting this weekend at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. The play opened Friday, Oct. 6, and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 
2 p.m. through Oct. 15.
Originally a 1952 novella by Daphne du Maurier — and then a 1963 film by Hitchcock — “The Birds” was adapted for the stage in 2009 by Scottish playwright Conor McPherson. The play focuses on several strangers trapped in a house while killer birds ravage the world outside. As paranoia and discord between the survivors increases, the threats indoors come to match the threat of the birds outdoors.
Visit Diva’s Facebook page for more information or call 570-209-7766 to reserve seats.

4. Harvest & Wine Festival
Tunkhannock Rotary Club presents its annual Harvest & Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lazybrook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock
The 21-and-older festival features numerous wine, food and craft vendors as well as live music by am Radio and Kartune.
Tickets are available in advance only and are $25 for general admission. A limited number of Rotary Lounge tickets that include early entry at 10:30 a.m., access to a tent with seating and wine sales are $45; email AWayBiz@ptd.net to purchase those passes. All tickets include a wine glass for tastings.
Visit the event’s Facebook page or tunkhannockrotary.org for more information or tickets.

5. Starman: The Ultimate Bowie Experience
Starman: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience performs Saturday, Oct. 14, at River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Twp. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 9.
A Bowie tribute band, Starman performs hits from all through the legend’s career. The show stars Chris Theoret on vocals, Jim Talarico on keyboard, Eric Hudinski on bass and Matt Muckle on drums.
Tickets are $10 to $12. Visit riverstreetjazzcafe.com for more information and to reserve tickets.

STAGED FRIGHTS: Scare squads ready to test your backbone

STAGED FRIGHTS: Scare squads ready to test your backbone

By: Meryl Paine

As the guests sit nervously on the hayride cart, rolling through the night, out of the shadows jumps the Creeper, who leers at his terrified victims with a patchwork face.
Behind the mask is Larry Menendez, an actor at Circle of Screams, the annual Halloween event that runs through Sunday, Oct. 29, at Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City.
“It lets me get into a big role with a lot of other people and just have fun,” Menendez said. “We really have a great time together, whether we’re on the set or off it.”
Open Fridays through Sundays, Circle of Screams winds through the forests surrounding the drive-in theater, with a host of scares and horrors on its haunted hayride. The night’s events begin at dusk, and the last hayride leaves at 11 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the ticket booth from 6 to 10:30 p.m. and in advance at circleofscreams.com
Circle of Screams’ other featured frights this year include Cirque du Peur, a terrifying circus of deranged clowns and twisted performances that is one of the stops on the Haunted Hayride’s route, and Delfino Manor, a haunted house and estate at the forest’s edge.
The theater also will screen various horror movies during the season. And on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, it will offer Dark Circle, a self-guided walk through the site with only a flashlight.
Many of the actors at Circle of Screams have returned from previous years at Circle Drive-in. Menendez and Christine Siwulich, who plays the Cage Demon, are in their second years of scaring.
“Seeing the look on people’s faces as they come through and hearing them talk about it afterwards is very satisfying,” Siwulich said. “It’s really rewarding to scare people.”
Menendez plays the main monster from the 2001 horror film “Jeepers Creepers,” a demon who awakes every 23rd spring to hunt and eat humans for 23 days.
“Since the ‘Jeepers Creepers’ monster isn’t a talking creature, I’ve had to practice my facial expressions, because he’s big on those,” Menendez said.
The actors have found a camaraderie in their shared experience as professional scarers, pointed out Samantha Rutkosky, who does a fire-twirling performance in Cirque de Peur.
“All of the actors there are like one big awesome family,” she said. “And they make you feel so welcome.”

Photos by Jason Farmer

Fab 5 – October 5, 2017

Fab 5 – October 5, 2017

1. Richard Gere Film Festival 
Actor and activist Richard Gere will attend a film festival in his honor in Montrose over Columbus Day weekend. Montrose Restoration Committee will show nine of Gere’s films to raise money to repair and restore Montrose Theater’s marquee. Gere will introduce a screening of “Pretty Woman” on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Montrose Area Junior-Senior High School, 75 Meteor Way, Montrose, and will stop by one or two other screenings unannounced. The committee will show the remaining films at the theater, 38 Public Ave.: “An Officer and a Gentleman,” Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.; “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” Oct. 7, 11 a.m.; “Time Out of Mind,” Oct. 7, 2 p.m.; “Norman,” Sunday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m.; “Chicago,” Oct. 8, 4 p.m.; “Runaway Bride,” Oct. 8, 7 p.m.; “Yanks,” Monday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m.; and “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Oct. 9, 4 p.m.
Tickets for “Pretty Woman” are $30 for general admission and $15 for students, and tickets for remaining films are $20, plus fees. They are available at montroserestorationcommittee.org and Butler’s Pantry, South Main Street, Montrose.

2. ARK-Fest An all-ages concert hosted by charity organization ARK Helps will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, at Creekside Grove, 3885 Route 374, Lenoxville. ARK-Fest will benefit victims of an Aug. 27 fire on Main Street in Forest City. Entertainment includes Bright Shiny Objects at 2 p.m.; the Wanabees, 3; Katie Evans & Candi Vee, 4; Dashboard Mary, 5; and Halfway To Hell, an AC/DC tribute act, 6. The event also will feature food, vendors and raffles. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. A roundtrip shuttle is available for $5 and departs Carbondale at 12:30 p.m. and Forest City at 1 (exact locations will be announced); the shuttle returns at approximately 8. Visit ARKhelps.org or the event’s Facebook page for more details.

3. East Coast ParaCon
Get ready for Halloween with East Coast ParaCon.
The gathering of paranormal enthusiasts heads to Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event will include discussions of ghosts, cryptids, aliens and everything supernatural. Guests include mediums Mary Barrett, Jim Byers, Virginia Centrillo, Cheryl Rae Evans and Lisa Mandell, bigfoot investigator Ron Murphy, UFO investigator and “Inside the Goblin Universe” radio program cohost Bryan Bowden, Rosalyn Bown of Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters Academy” and Chris DiCesare, whose supernatural encounter was featured on SyFy’s show “School Spirits.”
Tickets are $8 in advance online at eastcoastparacon.com and $10 at the door. Visit the convention’s website for more information.

4. ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
One of Tennessee Williams’ most beloved dramas comes to Marywood University’s stage this weekend.
The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance presents “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.
Featuring students and community members, the New Orleans-set production focuses on a woman, Blanche Dubois, and her conflict with her brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. The play marks its 70th anniversary this year.
For additional information or to reserve tickets, visit marywood.edu/tickets or call 570-348-6211, ext. 6097.

5. New exhibit at Everhart
The Everhart Museum’s latest exhibit, “Linda Mitchell: Truth in Animals,” opens Friday, Oct. 6.
The mixed-media exhibit features 2-D pieces crafted from paint, photograph, glass, found objects and more plus 3-D animal figures sculpted from Play-Doh and fabric.
A free premiere and tour with the artist will occur on Thursday, Oct. 5. Drinks and light refreshment start at 6 p.m. and the tour follows at 7. The event is open to the public but advance registration is required by calling 570-346-7186, ext. 510 or emailing general.information@everhart-museum.org.
The show will remain on display through Sunday, Dec. 31. The museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit everhart-museum.org.

Clubs – September 28, 2017

Clubs – September 28, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 28
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
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar Ray
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
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous

Friday, Sept. 29
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Shelly’s Underground
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo EP release after-party
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Halfway To Hell — A Tribute To AC/DC
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Black Fawn Forest
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Group Therapy
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Blind Pigs
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mike Pilgermayer
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Acousticstein
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Drevitch
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Dave Cupano
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Outta the Blue
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Irrefutables
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Rockstar Revolution
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Johnny D
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Earthmouth
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Devil Dog, Fab 3
Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo EP release
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Scott Sharrard
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Drew Fraser and Rubi Nicholas

Saturday, Sept. 30
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Jackson V & Lissa
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Flaxy Morgan
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Ekat and Randy
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: M80
County Seat Tavern, 134 Maple St., Montrose: Dashboard Mary
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Fishtales Bar & Grill at the Benjamin Harvey Inn, 279 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: R.J. Scouton
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: D-West Trio
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Neil Young tribute with Tribute Live
Litzy’s Lounge, 614 York Ave., Avoca: FullCircle
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Pat McGlynn Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Family Animals CD release
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous, Strawberry Jam Duo
Parker House Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: Jay Luke
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Solar Federation
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
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Hoopla
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Drew Fraser and Rubi Nicholas

Sunday, Oct. 1
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.: Marbin
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night with Tim Beckage

Monday, Oct. 2
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Trivia Night with Josh & Michael
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Jackson Vee and J.R. Huffsmith
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – September 28, 2017

Fab 5 – September 28, 2017

1. The Midtown Men
Featuring some of the Tony Award-winning stars of “Jersey Boys,” the Midtown Men return to Northeast Pennsylvania for a performance at Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, on Friday, Sept. 29.
Consisting of Tony winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony nominee J. Robert Spencer, original stars of the hit Broadway musical, the group celebrates and sings the best hits of the ’60s, from the Beatles and the Beach Boys to Frank Valli and the Four Seasons. The group has performed several times in the area, including Scranton in 2013, Wilkes-Barre in 2014 and Plains Twp. in 2015.
The 21-and-older show begins at 8 p.m. in Gypsies Lounge. Tickets are $55 and $65, available at
mountairycasino.com.

2. Swingin’ in NEPA 
The Creative and Performing Arts Academy at the Ritz Theater, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will hold Swingin’ in NEPA on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m.
The event is for beginner and experienced dancers with a beginner class running from 7 to 8. The night will feature live music from the Gin Canaries jazz band from 8 to 11. Guests are encouraged to don ’40s and ’50s attire but also can come as they are. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Parking for the BYOB event is available for $5 in the lot across from the theater and on the street for free.

3. Matthew West
Four-time Grammy nominee Matthew West will perform Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Christian recording artist released such hits as “Grace Wins,” “Hello, My Name Is” and “The Motions.” His last album, “Live Forever,” debuted at the top of Billboard’s Christian sales chart. 
Singer Jordan Feliz will join him for the show. Feliz has been nominated for numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including new artist of the year. He released his first album, “The River,” in April 2016.
Tickets are $25.50, $27.50, $37.50, $78 and $93, plus fees, and are available at the box office, 570-826-1100 and kirbycenter.org.

4. Release parties for two local bands 
Scranton-based rock band Family Animals will release its new album, “Don’t Expect A Climax,” with a party Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. at O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton. Additionally, Black Tie Stereo will release its second EP, “DoYOU” at the Radisson Hotel on Friday, Sept. 29 starting at 8:30.
Established in 2008, Family Animals consists of Jesse Viola on guitar and vocals, Anthony Viola on drums and vocals, and Frank DeSando on bass and vocals. The band draws on genres of classic and punk rock, making for a grungy sound like Talking Heads gone punk, and has released four albums with its latest release,“I Must Have Missed It,” coming in 2015. 
Black Tie Stereo is a pop-rock band made up of Stephen Murphy on keyboard and vocals, George Pachucy on drums, Aaron Kovalich on bass and Jesse Morvan on guitar and horns. The Scranton-based band formed in 2014 and released its first self-titled EP that year. A group described as a cross between the Killers and My Chemical Romance, Black Tie Stereo is known for its high-energy and dynamic shows.
Admission for the Family Animals release is free, and admission for the Black Tie Stereo release is $10 in advance with CD included and $5 at the door. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com

5. Steve Smith and Vital Information
Former Journey drummer Steve Smith will perform at the Radisson with jazz group Vital Information NYC on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Best known for performing with the rock band Journey, Smith began leading the jazz-rock fusion group Vital Information in 1983. Since its beginning, the group has recorded multiple albums, and Smith has performed with many famous jazz artists as well as rejoining Journey in 2016 for its induction to the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the performance are $25 general admission, $45 gold seating, and $10 for students, available at the box office.

Concerts – September 28, 2017

Concerts – September 28, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Matthew West, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, 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
Arlo Guthrie, Friday, Oct. 27
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Oct. 28
Bleachers, Bishop Briggs, MisterWives, and Welshly Arms, Thursday, Nov. 2

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Stylistics, Saturday, Oct. 7 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Trinidad James, Saturday, Oct. 14 (Wet Nightclub)
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Manhattan Transfer, Friday, Nov. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Pusha T, Saturday, Nov. 11 (Wet Nightclub)
Disco Explosion with Tavares & the Trammps, Saturday, Nov. 18 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Lavell Crawford, Friday, Dec. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Foghat, Saturday, Dec. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Jim Breuer, Friday, Sept. 29
Mike Albert and the Big E Band — Elvis tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 3
Islands in the Stream: An Afternoon with Dolly and Kenny, Wednesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 5
Clint Black, Friday, Oct. 6
Sharon Owens — Barbra Streisand tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Real Diamond, Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12
Living Colour, Friday, Oct. 13
Dokken & Warrant, Saturday, Oct. 14
Michael Dutra presents the “Live at the Sands, Frank, Dean and Sammy” Revisited Show, Tuesday Oct. 17; Wednesday, Oct. 18; and Thursday, Oct. 19
Pink Talking Fish Starts Making Sense, Friday, Oct. 20

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29
Solar Federation — Rush tribute, Saturday, Sept. 30
Marbin, Sunday, Oct. 1
Terry Lee Goffee: The Greatest Johnny Cash, Friday, Oct. 6
The Undead with Death Valley Dreams, Saturday, Oct. 7
The Garcia Project, Friday, Oct. 13
Starman — The Ultimate Bowie Experience, Saturday, Oct. 14
The Hill You Die On, Hang Up To Flat, Balero and the Disorders, Friday, Oct. 20
Box of Rain Essential Grateful Dead ’68-’74, Saturday, Oct. 21

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Secondhand Serenade, Thursday, Oct. 5
Blackmore’s Night, Saturday, Oct. 7
Black Lagoon, Friday, Oct. 13
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13
Colourshow, Saturday, Oct. 14
Air Supply, Saturday, Oct. 14
Drop the Girl, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, Oct. 24
Chris Lane, Friday, Oct. 27
I Prevail, Saturday, Oct. 28

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Spafford, Friday, Sept. 29
Oh Wonder, Friday, Sept. 29
Wild Cub, Saturday, Sept. 30
STS9, Saturday, Sept. 30
Manchester Orchestra, Sunday, Oct. 1
Kodie Shane, Monday, Oct. 2
Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder Tour, Tuesday, Oct. 3
Aquilo, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Leroy Sanchez, Thursday, Oct. 5

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Rezz, Friday, Sept. 29
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3
The Script, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Timeflies, Friday, Oct. 6
Galantis, Saturday, Oct. 7
PVRIS, Sunday, Oct. 8
Musiq Soulchild, Friday, Oct. 13
Ministry and Death Grips, Saturday, Oct. 14
Brand New, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Zedd, Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Powerhouse, Friday, Oct. 27
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29
Imagine Dragons, Thursday, Nov. 2
Janet Jackson, Monday, Nov. 13
Jay-Z, Friday, Dec. 1
Andrea Bocelli, Friday, Dec. 8
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 17

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5
Eileen Iver’s A Joyful Christmas, Friday, Dec. 15

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Saturday, Sept. 30
Katy Perry, Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3
Guns N’ Roses, Wednesday, Oct. 11; Sunday, Oct. 15; and Monday, Oct. 16
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Oct. 12
Queens of the Stone Age, Tuesday, Oct. 24
La Salsa Vive, Friday, Nov. 10
Chase Sound Check — Rae Lynn, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Queens of the Stone Age, Tuesday, Oct. 24
La Salsa Vive, Friday, Nov. 10

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jim Gaffigan, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30
Kevin James, Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Friday, Nov. 3
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Nov. 4
Tori Amos, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 8
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Sunday, Nov. 12
Lindsey Stirling, Tuesday, Nov. 14

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Rob Schneider, Thursday, Oct. 5
Craig Thatcherband, Friday, Oct. 6
Tom Green, Sunday, Oct. 22
TUSK — the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute, Friday, Nov. 10
The Accidentals, Tuesday, Nov. 14
Wild Adriatic, Thursday, Nov. 16
Kevin Griffin, Thursday, Nov. 16
The Aardvarks & the Sofa Kings, Saturday, Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve with Steve Brosky and His Lil Big Band, Wednesday, Nov. 22
Hot Blooded: The Foreigner Experience, Friday, Nov. 24

Fab 5 – September 21, 2017

Fab 5 – September 21, 2017

Jump, Jive an’ Jazz! 
The sounds of jazz will fill Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 24.
“Jump, Jive an’ Jazz!” at 6:30 p.m. in the grand ballroom and features music from Patrick Marcinko Jr.’s Upper Valley Winds Big Band, Bob Dorough’s Schoolhouse Rock & All That Jazz, Michelle Oram with jazz-tap percussionist Jenn Rose and the Jazz-Art Group.
Tickets are $25, available at the box office, sccmt.org and 570-344-1111. Visit sccmt.org for more information.

Science of Brewing
Lacawac Sanctuary & Biological Field Station hosts “Science of Brewing: A Beer, Wine and Spirits Tasting Event” on Friday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Boiler Room event space of Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. Tickets are $25, and proceeds benefit the Lake Ariel sanctuary.
The event features tastings of beer, wine and spirits from Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. of Hawley, Wood Winery of Madison Twp. and Philadelphia-based distiller Jacquin’s. There also will be food pairings, live entertainment from 30 Pack Lite and a cash bar.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lacawac.org.

Death Is a Cabaret’ 
A Pennsylvania theater troupe trades the stage for the cemetery this weekend.
REV Theatre Company presents “Death Is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret,” a night of scares, comedy and music in Forest Hill Cemetery, Jefferson Avenue and Forest Hill Cemetery Road, Dunmore. Performances take place Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the show moves to Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m.
First performed at the Philadelphia FringeArts festival, “Death Is a Cabaret” offers a traditional cabaret experience in a real graveyard, featuring music from artists ranging from Sonny & Cher and Cole Porter to Bessie Smith and the Scissor Sisters. The hour-long show stars Rudy Caporaso, Scranton actor Sandy D’Oria and Hannah Wolff.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors at the door. For details, visit revtheatrecompany.org.

Rummage sale 
Search for hidden treasures, participate in raffles, enjoy the food, and pay it all forward at SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church’s seventh annual rummage sale. 
The rummage sale runs all day from Friday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 24, in St. Cyril’s School Gym, 133 River St., Olyphant. In addition to checking out various items up for grabs, visitors can pick up some refreshments and buy tickets for raffle baskets.
The sale benefits the parish, and any unsold merchandise is donated to local charities and nonprofit organizations. For details, call the Rev. Nestor Iwasiw at 570-489-2271 or Lauren Telep at 570-383-0319 or 646-241-9443.

‘The Glass Menagerie’
Tennessee Williams’ beloved play returns to the local stage at the hands of the University of Scranton Players.
The college theatrical troupe presents the drama Fridays, Sept. 22 and 29, and Saturdays, Sept. 23 and 30, at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Royal Theatre, Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 adults and $7 staff, students and seniors, available at the box office, thescrantonplayers.com and 570-941-4318. Tickets during the second weekend are free for first-year students.
The story focuses on the Wingfield family through the lens of Tom Wingfield’s memories. The cast includes Conor Hurley as Tom, West Scranton High School graduate Ali Basalyga as Amanda Wingfield, Wyoming Area Secondary Center graduate Victoria Pennington as Laura Wingfield and Nicolas Gangone as the gentleman caller.
Visit thescrantonplayers.com for details.

Clubs – September 21, 2017

Clubs – September 21, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 21
Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton: Purcell and American Buffalo Ghost
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Totally Rad ’80s 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
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Windfall
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
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with E-City Sound
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Village Idiots Duo

Friday, Sept. 22
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Tom Graham
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Violet Sisters
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: LondonForce, Pink Slip
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: am Radio
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Right Side Up
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Josef Kroboth Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tritide Duo
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Flaxy Morgan
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Mike Phillips and comics Megan Hanley, Chris Monty and Joe DeVito
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Eric Rudy
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: A Pair of Nuts
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Dave Matthews Tribute
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
Honeychilds’, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Ron Morgan
Jonathan’s Nest, 330 Ridge Ave., West Hazleton: Irv Ball
Keeley’s Ale House & Grill, 199 Division St., Kingston: Tyme Band reunion
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ Ryan Kenton
Mediterranean Grille, 204 Broad st., Pittston: Kenny & Jon Duo
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Luongo Brothers Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Bounty Hunter
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Dashboard Mary
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: D-West
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: That 90’s Duo
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Byrd Pressley Band and comic Paul Bond
R Bar & Grill, 144 W. Union St., Nanticoke: Karaoke with Kane Entertainment
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Still Hand String Band
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: 3IB (Three Imaginary Boys), Lily Maopolski
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Sellout Soundtrack

Saturday, Sept. 23
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Two of a Kind with Patrice
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Rare Form with Andie
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: The Girlz
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: XpoZure
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: VioLizzy with Bluestone 739
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Cheers Oompah Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 40 lb Head
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: amRadio
Clayton Park Recreational Area, 26 Eagle Eye Drive, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
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
The Gravity Inn, 40 Gravity Planes Road, Waymart: DJ Elite
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Irrefutables
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Beatles tribute with Gypsy Magic Duo
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Feud: The Incident
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Irv Ball
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: ’80s night with Hostile Authority
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe: Willy Porter with Carmen Nickerson
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Common Threads
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: South Side Bandits
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Huffsmith Karaoke and DJ Nino Blanco
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Steal Your Peach
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Sam and the Jam
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Smiler’s Grill & Bar, 600 Main St., Dickson City: Dashboard Mary
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dimensions featuring Valarie Adams
Tomaino’s Lounge, 273 Main St., Archbald: Kartune
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Pink Slip

Sunday, Sept. 24
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Music showcase hosted by Greg Kondrat
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: The Wanabees
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: John Kadlecik Band
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night with Tim Beckage
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Sept. 25
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Poor Richard
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Sept. 26
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Tyler Zeiss

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Village Idiots
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
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: Last Call Trio
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Concerts – September 21, 2017

Concerts – September 21, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Shining Star — Earth, Wind and Fire tribute, Saturday, Sept. 23
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Matthew West, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, 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
Arlo Guthrie, Friday, Oct. 27
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Oct. 28

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Stylistics, Saturday, Oct. 7 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Trinidad James, Saturday, Oct. 14 (Wet Nightclub)
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Manhattan Transfer, Friday, Nov. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Pusha T, Saturday, Nov. 11 (Wet Nightclub)
Lavell Crawford, Friday, Dec. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Foghat, Saturday, Dec. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Amish Outlaws, Saturday, Dec. 30 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Rick Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Ana Popovic, Saturday, Sept. 23
Jim Breuer, Friday, Sept. 29
Mike Albert and the Big E Band — Elvis tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 3
Islands in the Stream: An Afternoon with Dolly and Kenny, Wednesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 5
Clint Black, Friday, Oct. 6
Sharon Owens — Barbra Streisand tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Real Diamond, Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12
Living Colour, Friday, Oct. 13

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
The John Kadlecik Band, Sunday, Sept. 24
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29
Solar Federation — Rush tribute, Saturday, Sept. 30
Marbin, Sunday, Oct. 1
Terry Lee Goffee: The Greatest Johnny Cash, Friday, Oct. 6
The Undead with Death Valley Dreams, Saturday, Oct. 7
The Garcia Project, Friday, Oct. 13
Starman — The Ultimate Bowie Experience, Saturday, Oct. 14

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Graham Nash, Thursday, Sept. 21
David Bromberg, Friday Sept. 22
Secondhand Serenade, Thursday, Oct. 5
Blackmore’s Night, Saturday, Oct. 7
Black Lagoon, Friday, Oct. 13
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13
Colourshow, Saturday, Oct. 14
Air Supply, Saturday, Oct. 14
Drop the Girl, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, Oct. 24

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
The Head and the Heart, Friday, Sept. 22
Tei Shi, Friday, Sept. 22
YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Sunday, Sept. 24
Corbin & Shlohmo, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Thievery Corporation, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Spafford, Friday, Sept. 29
Oh Wonder, Friday, Sept. 29
Wild Cub, Saturday, Sept. 30
STS9, Saturday, Sept. 30
Manchester Orchestra, Sunday, Oct. 1
Kodie Shane, Monday, Oct. 2

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Rezz, Friday, Sept. 29
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3
The Script, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Timeflies, Friday, Oct. 6
Galantis, Saturday, Oct. 7
PVRIS, Sunday, Oct. 8

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Powerhouse, Friday, Oct. 27
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29
Imagine Dragons, Thursday, Nov. 2
Janet Jackson, Monday, Nov. 13
Dead & Company, Thursday, Nov. 16

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5
Eileen Iver’s A Joyful Christmas, Friday, Dec. 15

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Bruno Mars, Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23
Billy Joel, Saturday, Sept. 30
Katy Perry, Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3
Guns N’ Roses, Wednesday, Oct. 11; Sunday, Oct. 15; and Monday, Oct. 16
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Oct. 12
Queens of the Stone Age, Tuesday, Oct. 24
La Salsa Vive, Friday, Nov. 10

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Sept. 20; Thursday, Sept. 21; and Saturday, Sept. 23
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute To David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30
Kevin James, Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Friday, Nov. 3
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Nov. 4
Tori Amos, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 8

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Dana Fuchs, Saturday, Sept. 23
Rob Schneider, Thursday, Oct. 5
Craig Thatcherband, Friday, Oct. 6
Tom Green, Sunday, Oct. 22
TUSK — the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute, Friday, Nov. 10
The Accidentals, Tuesday, Nov. 14
Wild Adriatic, Thursday, Nov. 16
Kevin Griffin, Thursday, Nov. 16
The Aardvarks & the Sofa Kings, Saturday, Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve with Steve Brosky and His Lil Big Band, Wednesday, Nov. 22
Hot Blooded: The Foreigner Experience, Friday, Nov. 24

Fab 5 – September 14, 2017

Fab 5 – September 14, 2017

1. NEPA Valley Wine Train
The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, present the NEPA Valley Wine Train on two Saturdays, Sept. 16 and 23, from 2 to 7 p.m.
Tickets to the 21-and-older excursion are $50 in advance, available by calling the chamber at 570-282-1690. The train departs from the Carbondale train platform on Mill Street.
The event features wine and food tastings with music by Chris Mullineaux and history tidbits by local historian S. Robert Powell. The train will stop at four train platforms, where guests can enjoy wine and food pairings. The trip ends in Dickson City. Propst Transportation will provide rides back to Carbondale.
Space is limited. For more information, visit carbondalechamber.org.

2. NEPA Vegfest
An inaugural festival aims to offer a healthy day out. 
NEPA Vegfest takes place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Schautz Memorial Stadium, 1209 Prescott Ave., Scranton, and aims to promote wellness, compassion and good, healthy food.
Vegfest will feature dozens of craft and food vendors plus artists, music, yoga, fitness and wellness activities, and more. The event benefits the Farmhouse Sanctuary, a local nonprofit animal shelter.
Admission is free. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

3. Welcoming Scranton
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold the first Welcoming Scranton celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Connors Park, 515 Orchard St. 
The free event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and aims to bring together long-time local residents with new members of the community to further cross-cultural understanding and acceptance. Activities include yoga, interactive art, origami, story time, bingo, face painting and dance.
The national nonprofit Welcoming America encourages inclusivity in communities. For more information, visit
welcomingamerica.org or the event’s Facebook page.

4. Electric City Music Conference
The Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for a fourth year to celebrate the musicians of Northeast Pennsylvania.
The conference opens with a red carpet event and the fourth annual Steamtown Music Awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at the V-Spot, 906 Providence Road, Scranton. A tribute to local rock artist Jane Train, who died in August, will feature Behind the Grey with Zhach Kelsch and R.J. Scouton. 
On Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, the conference shifts gears to performances by more than 150 bands at venues across the city. Spots include Backyard Ale House, the Keys Beer & Spirits, the Bog, New Penny Lounge, the V-Spot, Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, Irish Wolf Pub, Whiskey Dick’s, Levels, the Vault and AFA Gallery. The gallery also will host a free breakfast plus panels, mentoring sessions, workshops and more on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit electriccitymusicconference.com or the conference’s Facebook page for more information.

5. Family Fall Fun Festival
The 15th annual Family Fall Fun Festival to benefit the Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania takes place Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3-8 p.m. at Waldorf Park, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton.
The rain-or-shine event includes a Kiddie Korner with children’s activities from 3-6 p.m. as well as basket raffles, 50/50, bake sale, entertainment from East Coast Trio, the Wanabees and more. A buffet will be available from 3-6 p.m. and grilled sandwiches will be served from 6-7 p.m..
Tickets will be available at the door and are $20 for adults and $5 for children 4 to 12. Admission is free for children 3 and younger. Each child will receive five free tickets to play in the Kiddie Korner.
For details, call Mari or Holly at 570-207-0825.