Spring to life – Head outdoors for community-geared events

Spring to life – Head outdoors for community-geared events

Lists serve as great reminders of what is right at your fingertips. Here in the Lifestyles department, we’ve come up with a few lists of our own.

Our occasional feature, “10 Things,” highlights some of Northeast Pennsylvania’s best offerings and provides helpful tidbits. Today, we highlight 10 ways you can enjoy the outdoors this spring and, in many instances, give back to the community at the same time.

For the Kids 5K
Support Four Diamonds to help conquer childhood cancer. A fun run begins after the 5K ends.
Where: North Pocono High School, 97 Bochicchio Blvd., Covington Twp.
When: Saturday, March 24; registration, 8:30 a.m.; 5K, 10 a.m.; fun run, approximately 10:45
Details: Registration costs $25 for the 5K and $5 for the fun run. For more information, call 570-780-2144 or 570-241-4588.

Benjamin August Memorial 3-Mile Run and Walk
Held in memory of Sandy Rifkin’s father, Benjamin August, and husband, Arnold Rifkin, the run and walk organized by the Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA goes through South Wilkes-Barre.
Where: Run starts at Northampton Street and finishes on the River Commons, Wilkes-Barre
When: Sunday, March 25; registration, 9:15 a.m.; race, 10:30
Details: Registration costs $15 before Sunday, March 25,, and $17 on race day. Make checks available to Jewish Community Alliance and mail entry fee and official entry form to Rick Evans; JCA, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. For more information, call 570-824-4646.

Healthy Kids Day
This free community event focuses on getting kids to move and learn and encouraging families to live healthier lifestyles. The day includes a kids’ fun run starting 10 a.m., rides, a petting zoo, face-painting, a magician, bounce house, health fair and much more.
Where: Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore
When: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Details: For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Jog for Jude
Join the fourth annual Jog for Jude, held in memory of Jude Zayac, who died as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and help raise awareness and money for SIDS research. The event includes a 5K and one-mile fun walk/run.
Where: Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave.
When: Sunday, April 22; check-in, 7:30 a.m.; races, 9
Details: Registration for both the 5K and fun walk/run costs $25 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 13 and is free for children under 6. Participants who sign up on or before April 3 receive a race T-shirt. Visit runsignup.com.

Seventh annual Max Fine Memorial 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk
After Max Fine died at 61 in June 2011, the first memorial race took place the following year to commemorate the life of a man who brought joy to and inspired those who knew him. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Where: JCA Wilkes-Barre, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre
When: Sunday, April 22; packet pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; race, 10:30
Details: Online registration closes Thursday, April 19. After then, only race-day registration will be available. For more information, visit maxfinememorial5k.com or contact Michael Fine at 570-954-0124 or racedirector@maxfinememorial5k.com.

Abington Area CROP Hunger Walk
Celebrate Earth Day by helping a nationwide initiative that educates and raises funds to fight hunger. The six-mile walk represents the average distance people walk to access water in third-world countries. Twenty-five percent of all donations benefit local food ministries.
Where: Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road
When: Sunday, April 22; registration, 1:30 p.m.; walk, 2
Details: Register or donate online at
crophungerwalk.org/clarkssummitpa. For more information, email Michelle Whitlock at
mwhitlock@susumc.org.

Family Earth Day Hike
Spend Earth Day hiking along the trails of Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. A guided hike will include stops to listen, smell, touch and observe nature in the spring.
Where: 93 MacKenzie Road, Moscow
When: Sunday, April 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Details: Admission is $5; pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 570-842-1506.

28th annual Take Back the Night
Join the national rally against relationship violence and sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness month. A pre-rally gathering includes information tables, activity booths, music and refreshments. After the pre-rally, the community will march to the University of Scranton Alumni Memorial Green for the annual rally including speakers, music, an open mic and candlelight vigil..
Where: Jane Kopas Women’s Center at University of Scranton, 800 Linden St.
When: Thursday, April 26, 5 to 11 p.m.
Details: Contact jkwc@scranton.edu.

PLCTA 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness
Join Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation for its 5K. All proceeds will go toward PLCTA to support its youth group, activities and other programs for families raising kids with autism.
Where: Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton
When: Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m.; walk, 11
Details: Online registration costs $20 and ends Wednesday, April 25. For more information, email PLCTAFoundation@aol.com, kwalsh@plcta.org or call 570-344-2512.

14th annual Moonlight Walk and 5K/10K Run
All proceeds from the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA’s annual nighttime walk and run benefit children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse or neglect.
Where: Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton
When: Saturday, April 28; registration, 5 p.m.;, 5K walk, 6:15; 5K/10K runs, 7
Details: Online registration costs $25 for the 5K walk and run and $30 for the 10K run. Those who register online at runsignup.com/moonlightrun by April 12 are guaranteed a T-shirt and food voucher. Day-of registration costs $5 more. For more information, visit cacnepa.org or call 570-969-7313.

 

—By Mariana Correa

Fab 5 – March 22, 2018

Fab 5 – March 22, 2018

1. Inaugural Steamtown String Fling

An upcoming concert offers a lineup full of bluegrass, roots, folk, Americana and Celtic music.
On Friday, March 23, Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers will headline the inaugural Steamtown String Fling at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. Other performers include Mike MiZ, Brother Roy and the Spain Brothers. Chris Kearney will emcee.
Doors open 7 p.m., and admission costs $20. There will be a cash bar and light fare available for purchase. For more information, call 570-344-1111 or visit sccmt.org.

2. Hello Spring

Celebrate the start of a new season with local farms, artisans and much more at Scranton Public Market in the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave.
Hello Spring will take place Saturday, March 24, from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Guests can pick up locally raised meats, cheese and other local goods; meet farmers and sign up for a season full of fresh vegetables; grab some fresh-baked bread, pastries, desserts and lunch; and enjoy live music.
On Saturday, guests can pick up tips and tricks about preserving with canning from 12:30 to 1 p.m. A question-and-answer session with a farmer will follow at 1:15, and then visitors can learn about community-supported agriculture at 2. Blue Funk will entertain the crowd starting at 3. Then, on Sunday, March 25, guests learn how to throw together quick meals in a program running from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Rice Crew Music will perform beginning at 1.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

3. The Women of Shakespeare

Celebrate Women’s History month with Act Out Theatre Group, which brings to the stage some of Shakespeare greatest female characters.
From Friday, March 23, through Sunday, March 25, six women will lead the audience through selections from many of the Bard’s works, including “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Romeo and Juliet” and more at the theater, 408 N. Main St., Taylor.
Friday and Saturday’s performances begins at 8 p.m., and Sunday’s starts at 3. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit actouttheatre.com or email actouttheatre1@gmail.com.

4. ‘Inside Out’ 

Take in a free showing of Disney Pixar’s 2015 cartoon “Inside Out” on Sunday, March 24.
The screening at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N Washington Ave., starts at 11 a.m. Guests are strongly encouraged to reserve tickets, available at Ticketmaster.com.
“Inside Out” follows the emotions — Fear, Joy, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — of a young girl and the challenges they face as she goes through a tough time.
For more information, call 570-344-1111 or visit sccmt.org.

5. Retro Spring Fashion Show

Get ready for spring at On&On, where you can learn how to incorporate vintage finds into your everyday wardrobe.
On Friday, March 23, Erin Grogran from GypsyJane Vintage will give tips at the vintage clothing and goods store, 1138 Capouse Ave., Scranton. The show will focus on vintage clothes for spring with music from DJ Scridge from SaturBae starting 7:30 p.m. and the first fashion show following at 8. Admission is free. On&On will be open on Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 570-507-9294 or visit On&On on Facebook.

Clubs – March 15, 2018

Clubs – March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Brothers, Wanabees Trio
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 74 Viewmont Mall, Dickson City: Dashboard Mary
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Myal Soul
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Crookshanks with Ace and the Kings, Gestures and Sounds, Tier 15
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Open mic with Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: LondonForce Duo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, March 16
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Brothers
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Fake Uncle Jack Duo
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Martin Flynn
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Toolshed Jack
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Sage
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
The Blogg Pub & Grill, 21 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: Shelly’s Underground
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Dashboard Mary
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Big Carl & Sundance
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Empire in Decline
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Guilty Pleasure
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Group Du Jour
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Great Rock Pair
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Alpha Audio Scranton CD Release Party
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Sarafinko Trio
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Double Shot Duo
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Goose and Dr. Slothclaw
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s Duo and Rick Gillette
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Pink Slip
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Third Degree acoustic and Dave Abraham
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Jay Black and Glen Tickle
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Katie Kelly & the Charming Bears and Zayre Mountain Duo

Saturday, March 17
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dales Jukebox
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: St. Patrick’s Day with the JOB
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Irish Balladeers
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Lost Dogs — A Tribute to Pearl Jam
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Jeffrey James Band
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Counting Stars
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Up the Moon Trio
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Sage
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Sarah Carne
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Last Call Beautiful
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Better with Beer
Irish Cultural Society, 1301 Beech St., Scranton: St. Patrick’s Day Blowout with Lone Ryderz Band
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Balladeers, Donney Brook band and Jay Velar
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Bounty Hunter
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Switzer Duo — Vice City
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jami Novak and friends
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Todd Sheaffer, Dylan Skurksy and Serene Green
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 25, 2291 Rockwell Ave., Scranton: Marilyn Kennedy
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.: Jay Black and Glen Tickle
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Crobot Duo and Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum Band

Sunday, March 18
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Jack Foley and Robbie Walsh
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Open Mic Jerry Trapper
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
Monday, March 19
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Richie Ramone, Reach for the Sky, the Klap and the Dismissed
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, March 20
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman, open mic
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Dave Abraham
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Johnny Jones

Wednesday, March 21
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Echo Creek
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Myal Soul

Step right up – ‘Kinky Boots’ musical dances into Scranton

Step right up – ‘Kinky Boots’ musical dances into Scranton

Broadway hit “Kinky Boots” struts into town this weekend.
Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania presents the Grammy- and Tony Award-winning musical at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m.
Inspired by true events and based on a British film of the same name, “Kinky Boots” tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits a shoe factory on the brink of bankruptcy from his father. He forms an unexpected partnership with Lola, a drag performer, and attempts to save the factory by creating high-heeled “kinky boots” for men and selling them in a niche market.
“Kinky Boots” continues to run on Broadway and features 16 original songs by singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, a book from Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein and choreography by Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell.
Jos N. Banks, who plays Lola in the touring production, said the “remarkable” and family-friendly show makes viewers laugh and cry.
“It’s one of those shows where you think you’ll feel one way, and you leave completely changed,” Banks said. “It’s one of those shows where you kind of end up having a lot of thoughts — and they’re all positive — but about ways you can be a better person.”
While each version of “Kinky Boots” now running shares the same music, choreography and storyline, Banks said, the traveling production stands out because it has “so much heart.”
“People see ours, and they say that often,” he said. “(There’s) just so much heart and honesty in the work, and truth. I take pride in that because, as an actor, that’s what we are (supposed) to do. We dive into the work and allow people to see a bit of us, but mostly (it’s about) the story and the heart and the integrity of the piece.”
The title tends to throw people off and make them question what the show is about, said Albert Nocciolino, president and CEO of NAC Entertainment, which partners with Broadway Theatre League to produce the show in Scranton. But the message and theme of the show may surprise audiences.
“They’ll see the story about acceptability, the story about understanding, the story about relationships and understanding that it’s OK to be who you are and accept people for who they are,” Nocciolino said. “It’s not just about the boots. It’s a story of human beings and caring and accepting.”
Nocciolino, who earned a Tony Award in 2013 for his work co-producing “Kinky Boots” on Broadway with the Independent Presenters Network, will speak at an educational program at noon before Saturday’s matinee performance. He will discuss various aspects of production and the process of taking a show from the Broadway stage onto the road for a tour.
The $25 ticket price includes Nocciolino’s presentation, lunch, admission to the day’s 2 p.m. performance and a talk-back session with cast members. Educational program tickets can be purchased by calling 570-342-7784 or by visiting the league’s office at 345 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.

If you go
What: Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania presents ‘Kinky Boots’
When: Friday, March 16, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18, 1 p.m.
Where: Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Details: Tickets are $45 to $77, plus fees, and are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or through the cultural center’s box office.

What: ‘Kinky Boots” educational program with Albert Nocciolino, ‘Kinky Boots’ producer and president and CEO of NAC Entertainment
When: Saturday, March 17, noon
Where: Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Details: Tickets are $25 and include the presentation, lunch, admission to that day’s 2 p.m. “Kinky Boots” performance and a talk-back session with cast members. For tickets, call 570-342-7784 or visit Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 345 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.

— Brooke Williams

Fab 5 – March 15, 2018

Fab 5 – March 15, 2018

1. Richie Ramone

Hear one of the last living members of the Ramones, Richie Ramone, plus several local bands perform in downtown Scranton on Monday, March 19.
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., will host the legendary rocker along with Reach for the Sky, the Klap and the Dismissed, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door and can be purchased at the pub.
Ramone, the only Ramones drummer to sing lead vocals, performed in more than 500 shows around the world with the band. He released his first solo album, “Entitled,” in 2013 and a followup, “Cellophane,” in 2017.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

2. Brawl and celebration

Back Breakers Training Center, 1008 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, will hold a day of events as it marks the opening of its new performance venue and lounge on Saturday, March 17.
The “St. Patty’s Brawl” features BBTC students and wrestlers including Justyn Glory, Rodd Wylder, Cyrus Mars, Rex Taylor, Nyle “The Wyld” One, Carver Cross, Aaron Roxas and more. Doors open at 2 p.m., and the show follows at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and free for children 5 and younger.
Seating is limited, and tickets are available in advance at bbtcbrawl.bpt.me and at the door. Advance ticketholders receive early access to the brawl at 1:45 p.m.
Then, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., the center will hold the grand opening of its expanded performance venue and lounge upstairs. The all-ages event features live music from bands including Toothless, False Accusations, Rise, My King and Stay Loud, as well as drinks and food. Admission is $5.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

3. ‘A Celtic Ramble’

Celebrate Irish culture in words and song on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Presented by Diva Theater, “A Celtic Ramble” will feature Em and the Blarney Boys on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 West Market St., Scranton.
Tickets are $10. For reservations and more information, visit the event page on Facebook or call 570-209-7766.

4. Montage MountainFest

The fun won’t be just on the ski slopes at the upcoming Montage MountainFest.
Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, will host an afternoon of skiing, live entertainment, pond skimming and even “dinosaurs” on Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All-day lift tickets are $20, and rentals are $20, but guests who wear a costume can ski for free. For more information, visit montagemountainresorts.com.

5. ‘Tres Vidas’

Celebrate women’s history month with a new chamber music theatrical piece that celebrates the lives of three influential Latin women.
Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas” on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Marywood University’s Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Adams Ave, Scranton. The work focuses on painter Frida Kahlo, peasant activist Rufina Amaya and poet Alfonsina Storni. Core Ensemble has toured nationally and internationally and earned the 2000 Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Admission is free. For more information, email krokus@marywood.edu or call 570-348-6211, ext. 2169.

Parade Survival Guide

Parade Survival Guide

St. Patrick’s Parade returns to downtown and beyond for day of Celtic culture and camaraderie

Scranton’s favorite day of the year is here once again. The St. Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County presents the annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 10.
With more than 12,000 participants each year, Parade Day has been a staple of Irish heritage in Scranton since 1962. A cavalcade of Irish groups and organizations ­— including 11 pipe bands, eight local high school bands and the Irem Temple Shriners ­— join floats and large balloons making their way through downtown as thousands revel in the streets. New to the lineup this year is the Navy Band Northeast from Rhode Island.
“There’s a lot of Irish in the Scranton area, a lot of immigrants who came to Scranton. It’s just a lot of Irish history,” said Jim McLaughlin, president of the parade association. “A lot of families stayed here, and it’s evident by the size of the parade and the size of our committee. The committee continues to grow, and the parade just gets bigger and bigger.”
The day’s festivities begin with a Parade Day Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., at 10 a.m., followed by the Brian P. Kelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Parade 2-Mile Footrace at 11 a.m. The race starts in front of Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., and follows the parade route in reverse.
Registration is $15 and runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. that day at Lackawanna College Student Union Center, 600 Jefferson Ave. Two top male and female finishers in various age categories will win medals.

The parade steps off at 11:45 a.m. from Mulberry Street and Wyoming Avenue. It marches down Wyoming Avenue for three blocks then turns left and heads along Lackawanna Avenue for about three more blocks. The marchers will turn left onto Spruce Street for three blocks, make a final right turn on to North Washington Avenue for three more blocks and finish on Vine Street.
Thomas J. Langan serves as grand marshal of the parade, and Michael Gordon is honorary grand marshal. Attorney Timothy M. Doherty is parade marshal and Clarence Duffy is honorary parade marshal, while attorney Thomas J. Munley acts as parade commander this year.
Parking is available in the Marketplace at Steamtown garage and other paid lots and garages across the city. Guests are encouraged to arrive early before the streets close at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, visit stpatparade.com or the Scranton St. Patrick Parade Facebook page.

Downtown events
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., opens at 9 a.m. and presents music by Tom Graham, Indigo Moon Brass Band, Justin Mazer and Friends, DJ Justin and bagpipers throughout the day.
The Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., hosts live music on Courthouse Square when it opens at 9 a.m.
Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., is hosting two parties. Check out Shamrockfest outdoors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a performance by Nowhere Slow. Indoors, the Trax VIP Party from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. features performances by Tribes and WD-40.
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., will offer specials all day. Check out performances by Eric Rudy and Rachel Galassi at 9 a.m., Black Tie Stereo at 11 a.m., Tom Graham at 1:30 p.m. and Reach For the Sky at 4 p.m.
Kildare’s Irish Pub, 119 Jefferson Ave., opens at 9 a.m. and will feature music by Lost in Paradise and the Benderz. It also offers a separate VIP area that includes a buffet and open bar under a heated tent.
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., opens at 9 a.m. and hosts a meet-and-greet session with the band We the Kings at 3 p.m., plus music by Breakdown Jimmy and Dance Hall Devils, Tommy Guns band, Southside Bandits and more throughout the day.

Early-bird specials

For those looking to take on the day early, Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., hosts brunch from 7 to 10 a.m., followed by a menu of traditional Irish fare from 11 a.m. until close. EJ the DJ, Jack Bordon and Jim Cullen and the Wanabees will entertain throughout the day.
Rise and shine with “Kegs N’ Eggs” from 9 to 11 a.m. at Waldorf Park Social Club, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton. Breakfast includes a buffet, domestic drafts and specials on Mimosas and Bloody Marys. At 3 p.m., enjoy a ham and cabbage dinner. Entertainment includes DJ Pat Dougher, New York Sanitation Bag Pipe Band and Irish Step Dancers.
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., opens with no cover for an hour starting at 9 a.m. ahead of its full day of live music, including Black Tie Stereo, Ale House Funk Band, Mace In Dickson Band, Mike Mizwinski, Light Weight, Tom Graham and a special appearance by the Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums.
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton, opens at 7 a.m. to celebrate with all-day drink specials and food available.

Outside center city
Downtown Scranton isn’t the only place to celebrate.
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant, opens at 9 a.m. with specials and giveaways all day. Performances include Alex O’Brien at 4 p.m., Blind Choice at 7:30 p.m. and Hold Fast at 9:15 p.m.
At the edge of Green Ridge, Andy Gavin’s Pub & Eatery, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, opens at noon and offers traditional Irish cuisine including ham and cabbage, corn beef cabbage, cabbage shepherd’s pie and corn beef Reuben. There also will be music by Drive, the Fab Three and bagpipers throughout the day. A portion of the $6 cover benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Scranton.
Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton, hosts a Pearl Jam Parade Day featuring Lost Dogs tribute band. Doors open at noon with music scheduled for the evening.
McNally’s Scranton, 219 E. Market St., will have a heated tent and music by bagpipers after it opens at 11 a.m.
Blinded Passenger Duo and bagpipers will perform at Morgan’Z Pub & Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton, which opens at 11 a.m.
Check out Bud’s Bar & Grill, 402 N. Main St., Archbald, for drink specials and entertainment from DJ Services by Carl.
McGrath’s Pub & Eatery, 112 E. Main St., Dalton, celebrates Parade Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with entertainment by Jonny D, Maloney Bagpiper Band and Mace in Dickson and a limited menu including Corned Beef Reubens.
At the end of the day, head to Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 314, 493 Meridian Ave., Scranton, for an After-St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party from 7:30 to 11 p.m. In addition to drink specials, they’ll serve ham and cabbage dinners and ham sandwiches and have music all night.
Family-friendly
Parade Day offers much more than a good time at the bar — it also includes festivities for the whole family.
Visit Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., for its annual Parade Day party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Friends Celtic Band and bagpipers, step-dancers and more from the parade provide entertainment. Admission is free, but a cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase.
Head over to POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., for the St. Paddy’s Day Stache Bash from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will include breakfast buffet, DJ, dancing, Irish bagpipes, games and mustache awards. For adults, $37 plus fees includes breakfast and bar, or $23 plus fees includes breakfast and non-alcoholic drinks. Children ages 6 to 12 get in for $15 plus fees, and kids 5 years and younger are free. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Carbondale lighted parade
The city of Carbondale will host a lighted parade downtown on Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. to commemmorate the first St. Patrick’s Day parade held in Lackawanna County in 1833. The route will travel approximately five blocks along Main Street.

— brooke williams

Parade Day Shenanigans

Parade Day Shenanigans

Here are a couple of places to celebrate during Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 10. Entertainment and drink specials will be offered throughout the day all over the downtown and beyond. Slainte!

♣ St. Patrick’s Parade
Mass, 10 a.m.; Brian P. Kelly memorial 2-mile footrace, 11; parade steps off at 11:45, downtown Scranton. stpatparade.com.
♣ Parade day at Andy Gavin’s
Opens at noon and offers traditional Irish cuisine including ham and cabbage, corned beef cabbage, cabbage shepherd’s pie and corned beef Reuben. There also will be music by Drive and the Fab Three with bagpipers throughout the day. A portion of the $6 cover benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Scranton. 570-346-8864 or andygavins.com.
♣ Parade Day at Ale Mary’s at The Bittenbender
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Music by Black Tie Stereo, Tom Graham, Eric Rudy and Rachel Galassi and Reach for the Sky. Drink specials all day. 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton. $10 cover; must have valid ID. 570-955-0176 or alemarysnepa.com.
♣ Parade day at Backyard Ale House
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; no cover from 9 to 10 a.m. Entertainment by Black Tie Stereo, Ale House Funk Band, Mace in Dickson Band, Mike Mizwinski, Light Weight and Tom Graham. Special appearance by the Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums. 523 Linden St., Scranton. $10 cover after 10 a.m. 570-955-0192 or backyardalehouse.com.
♣ Parade Day at the Bog
Doors open at 9 a.m. Entertainment by Tom Graham, Indigo Moon Brass Band, Justin Mazer and Friends, DJ Justin and bagpipers throughout the day. 341 Adams Ave., Scranton. $10 cover. 570-341-6761.
♣ Parade Day at Cooper’s Seafood House
Brunch from 7 to 10 a.m. Walk-ins welcome; reservations encouraged. Traditional Irish fare will be served from 11 a.m. until close. Entertainment by EJ the DJ, Jack Bordon and Jim Cullen and the Wanabees. 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. $15 for brunch. 570-346-6883 or coopers-seafood.com.
♣ Drunken Improv
8 to 10 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Improv Beyond. AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $5.
♣ Parade Day at Harry’s Bar
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drink specials and entertainment by the Barrel Chested Beer Bellies. 302 Penn Ave., Scranton. $5 all-day cover. 570-969-9100.
♣ Parade Day at Irish Wolf Pub
Doors open at 9 a.m. 503 Linden St., Scranton. $5 cover. 570-342-0401.
♣ St. Paddy’s Parade Day at McGrath’s Pub & Eatery
Doors open at 11 a.m.; happy hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $5 cover until 3 p.m. Entertainment by Jonny D, Maloney Bagpiper Band and Mace in Dickson. Enjoy a limited menu including corned beef Reubens. 112 E. Main St., Dalton. 570-563-2668.
♣ Kegs N’ Eggs
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast includes a buffet and domestic drafts. Drink specials on mimosas and bloody Marys. At 3 p.m., enjoy a ham and cabbage dinner. Entertainment by DJ Pat Dougher, New York Sanitation Bag Pipe Band and Irish Step Dancers. Waldorf Park Social Club, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton. $12 breakfast. 570-348-2285.
♣ Parade Day at Kildare’s Irish Pub
Doors open at 9 a.m. Entertainment by Lost in Paradise and the Benders. 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. $30 green VIP pass includes free T-shirt and first beer; $80 gold VIP pass includes T-shirt, open bar and buffet and heated tent. 570-344-4030 or kildarespub.com.
Parade Day at Levels Bar & Grill
Meet and greet with We the Kings at 3 p.m. Entertainment by Breakdown Jimmy and Dance Hall Devils, Tommy Guns band and more. 519 Linden St., Scranton. Entry fee starts at $10. 570-237-2076.
♣ Parade Day at McNally’s Scranton
Opens at 11 a.m. Bagpipers will perform. There also will be a heated tent. 219 E. Market St., Scranton.
♣ Parade Day at Morgan’Z Pub & Eatery
Open at 11 a.m. Entertainment by Blinded Passenger Duo and bagpipers. 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton. 570-344-8300.
♣ Parade Day at O’Leary’s Pub
Music starts at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment by Giants of Science, B-Street Band and Jerry Trapper Band. 514 Ash St., Scranton. 570-344-3209.
♣ Pearl Jam Parade Day
Doors open at noon. Lost Dogs (Pearl Jam tribute band) performs at night. Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton. 570-347-8010.
♣ Radisson presents Parade Day
Shamrockfest takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a performance by Nowhere Slow; Trax VIP party 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with performances by Tribes and WD-40. 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $15 Shamrockfest/$25 Trax VIP Party. 570-558-3919 or radisson.com.
♣ St. Paddy’s Day Stache Bash
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes breakfast buffet and open draft bar, DJ, dancing, Irish bagpipers, games and mustache awards. All proceeds will be donated to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. $37 plus fees includes breakfast and bar/$23 plus fees includes breakfast and non-alcoholic drinks/$15 plus fees for children 6 to 12/free for children 5 and younger. eventbrite.com.
♣ St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple
11 a.m. Entertainment by Old Friends Celtic Band, bagpipers and Irish step dancers. Open bar and light fare available for purchase. Admission is free, and families are welcome. 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-344-1111.
♣ After St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party
7:30 to 11 p.m. Features ham and cabbage dinners and ham sandwiches. All-day drink specials, music and fun. Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 314, 493 Meridian Ave., Scranton. 570-961-5495.
♣ Parade Day at Thirst T’s Bar and Grill
Doors open at 9 a.m.; entertainment from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. by Alex O’Brien, Blind Choice and Hold Fast. There also will be an appearance by the Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band. Specials and giveaways throughout the day. 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant. 570-489-9901.
♣ Parade Day at Waldo’s Tavern
7 a.m. All-day drink specials. The kitchen will be open, and there will be no cover to get in the door. 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton. 570-961-8904.

Concerts – March 8, 2018

Concerts – March 8, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Ron White, Thursday, March 8
Alice Cooper, Saturday, March 10
Creed Bratton, Wednesday, March 21
The Beach Boys, Saturday, March 24
Celtic Woman, Sunday, March 25
Christopher Cross, Wednesday, April 4
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, April, 6
Theresa Caputo, Tuesday, April 10
The Drifters, Saturday, April 14
T-Pain, Sunday, April 15

Peoples Security Bank Theater
at Lackawanna College, Scranton 570-955-1490
Joey Armino and the Family, Saturday, April 7
The Mahoney Brothers, Saturday, April 21

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 10 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Gary Owen, Saturday, March 31 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Vic Dibitetto, Friday, April, 6 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Jessica Kirson, Saturday, May 5 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
I Love the ‘90s Tour with Salt N Pepa, Saturday, May 26 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Earth, Wind & Fire, Saturday, June 2 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Outdoor Summer Stage)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Friday, March 9
Jay & the Americans and the Brooklyn Bride, Friday, March 23
Lorrie Morgan, Saturday, March 24
Daughtry, Sunday, March 25
Robin Trower, Wednesday, April 4
Lita Ford and Firehouse, Friday, April 6
The Devon Allman Project, Thursday, April 19
Live Wire — World’s Ultimate AC/DC Concert Experience, Friday, April 20
Hollywood Nights, Friday, April 27
KIX with Autograph, Friday, April 27

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Jam Stampede featuring members of Zen Tricksters, Saturday, March 10
Goose and Dr. Slothclaw, Friday, March 16
Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth/Dylan Skursky of Cabinet and Serene Green, Saturday, March 17
Clarence Spady Band with Tony Carfora, Friday, March 23
Tractorbear: A Tribute to the Disco Biscuits, Saturday, March 24
Hayley Jane and the Primates, Friday, March 24
Young and Dead — Neil Young & Grateful Dead Tribute hosted by Strawberry Jam, Saturday, March 31

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Davey O., Friday, March 9
Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 12
Judah & The Lion, Wednesday, March 14
Zion I, Friday, March 16
Golden Gate Wingmen, Saturday, March 24
Rock 107 presents Zoso — The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Friday, March 30
Steel Panther — Sunset Strip Live, Saturday, March 31
America’s Bandstand, Saturday, April 7
Bush, Wednesday, April 11
Buckcherry, Friday, April 13

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Crooked Colours, Friday, March 9
So Far Gone, Friday, March 9
J Boog, Saturday, March 10
Excision, Saturday, March 10
Amy Shark, Sunday, March 11
Saint Wknd and Jerry Folk, Tuesday, March 14
Coast Modern, Thursday, March 15
Autograf, Friday, March 16
Brasstracks, Saturday, March 17
Mat Kearney, Saturday, March 17

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Nightwish, Friday, March 16
MGMT, Tuesday, March 20
Between the Buried and Me, Saturday, March 31
Ja Rule, Saturday, April 7
As The Crow Flies, Wednesday, April 18
Built to Spill and the Afghan Whigs, Saturday, April 21
Matt and Kim, Sunday, April 22
Minus The Bear, Saturday, April, 28
Lord Huron, Tuesday, May, 1
Greta Van Fleet, Saturday, May 12
Sum 41, Monday, May 14

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Blake Shelton, Saturday, March 17
Demi Lovato with DJ Khaled and Kehlani, Friday, March 23
Lorde, Monday, April 2
Pink, Friday, April 13
Bon Jovi, Thursday, May 3
Justin Timberlake, Saturday, June 2
Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3
Def Leppard, Monday, June 11
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Justin Timberlake, Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22
Maluma, Sunday, March 25
Billy Joel, Wednesday, March 28

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
LOVE ROCKS NYC! benefitting God’s Love
We Deliver, Thursday, March 15
Concert For Dreams featuring O.A.R. and friends, Friday, March 23
Aska Yang, Saturday, March 24
K.d. Lang, Monday, March 26
An Evening with Eckhart Tolle, Saturday, March 31
Brandi Carlile, Thursday, April 5; Friday,
April 6; and Saturday, April 7

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
I Love a Piano: Kate and Dennis Varley Cabaret, Thursday, March 8
Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records Revue featuring Jeff McCarty and Eric Johnson, Thursday, March 8
Jounce featuring Danny Tamberelli, Friday, March 9
Ryan Hamilton, Friday, March 9
Scythian, Saturday, March 10
The National Parks, Thursday, March 15
Cunningham & Associates featuring the music of the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, Saturday, March 17
Craig Thatch band with GE Smith, Friday, March 23
The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Kim Wilson, Saturday, March 24
Bobby Rush, Sunday, March 25

Clubs – March 8, 2018

Clubs – March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 8
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Sugar Ray Solo Jam
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Adam McKinley
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, March 9
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Eddie Appnel
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Paul LaQuintano, Tiffany & Jonny D
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dex
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Group Therapy
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ Edwin Valez
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Acousticstein
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Emily’s Toybox
Canteen Park, 181 Market St., Kingston: Aaron Fink — Unplugged
Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Tina and Joe
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: RJ Scouton
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ SLM JMM, DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: The Frost
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Shelly’s Underground
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Liar, Liar
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Triple Fret
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Treephort, the Queeftones and the Mongols
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Fuzzy Mudd
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Kartune
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Strasburger
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Dan the Piano Man and the Nexgen
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Stronger Than Dirt
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Enema and Ken Norton
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Beyond Fallen
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joey Kola

Saturday, March 10
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Vine Street
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo, Tom Graham, Eric Rudy and Reach for the Sky
Ariel View Inn, 1400 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Ale House Funk Band, Mace in Dickson band, Mike Mizwinski, Light Weight and Tom Graham
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Until Sunrise — Formerly That 90s Band
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Tribute Rave
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Brothers
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: FullCircle
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Timepiece
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Big Bang Baby
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: EJ the DJ and the Wanabees
CrisNics Irish Pub, 189 Barney Street, Wilkes-Barre: Tori Viccica
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kira & Carmen
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ OOH WEE
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Jacque Straps — A Sports-Themed King Show
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: DEUCE
Honeychilds’, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Lights Out
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: The Frost, DHD, Tommy Guns band and Breakdown Jimmy
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 20LB Head Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: The BStreet Band, Giants of Science and Jerry Trapper band
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Ceol Mor Pipe and Drum Band
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Jam Stampede, featuring members of Zen Tricksters
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road: Doug Smith Orchestra
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Alex O’Brien, Blind Choice and Hold Fast
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Light Weight
West Pittston Moose Lodge No. 1207, 425 Exeter Ave., West Pittston: Heads Up Duo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joey Kola
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: The Monarchs

Sunday, March 11
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Don Shappelle and the Black Kocks of Echo Creek
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Plains Pub, 37 E. Carey St., Plains Twp.: Lloyd and Joel
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, March 12
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, March 13
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman / Open Mic
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jay Green
Wednesday, March 14
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Karaoke by Tiffany
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Paul Martin

Fab 5 – March 8, 2018

Fab 5 – March 8, 2018

1. ‘A Toast to the Rat Pack’

Enjoy Sinatra’s classics, Dino’s soothing sounds and Sammy Davis Jr.’s dynamic tunes during “A Toast to the Rat Pack” on Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Sebastian Anzaldo portrays Frank Sinatra and was the runner-up on the reality television competition “The Next Best Thing” with his impersonation.
Andy DiMino, who was part of a comedy sketch with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show,” embodies Dean Martin and has performed locally at La Festa Italiana.
Lambus Dean, who plays Sammy Davis Jr., sang doo-wop as a teen and has played theaters around the world.
Ticket prices range from $36.50 to $58.50 and can be purchased through the box office, 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, visit scrantonculturalcenter.org.

2. ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” can enjoy dinner with the show at Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville.
The rock opera with lyrics by Tim Rice debuted on Broadway in 1971 and is loosely based on the gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life.
Performances are March 9 to 11 and 16 to 18. On Fridays and Saturdays, the bar opens at 6 p.m., buffet begins at 6:30 and curtain opens at 8. On Sundays, the bar opens at 1 p.m., buffet begins at 1:30 and curtain rises at 3.
Tickets for dinner and the show are $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger. Show-only tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students, children and military personnel.
For more information and reservations, call 570-283-2195, email reservations@musicbox.org, or visit musicbox.org or the playhouse’s Facebook page.

3. Ron White

Enjoy a night of laughter with the cigar-smoking, Scotch-drinking funnyman Ron White from “Blue Collar Comedy” fame on Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
White’s resume boasts three Grammy nominations, a gold record, two of the top-rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central’s history, a New York Times’ bestselling book, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units.
Tickets start at $39.75 and can be purchased through the box office, online at kirbycenter.org or by calling 570-826-1100.

4. Rock 107 presents Alice Cooper

Bringing his own brand of rock psycho-drama, Alice Cooper returns for a night of musical showmanship Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
Cooper pioneered a theatrical brand of hard rock designed to shock and earned hits with songs such as “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “I’m Eighteen.”
Tickets start at $54.50 and can be purchased online at kirbycenter.org or by calling 570-826-1100.

5. ‘The Menu’

Get inspired with fresh and exciting ideas from Wegmans during “The Menu” on Monday, March 12, at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Doors open for cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7.
“The Menu” features food samples and covers topics as what to buy at the farmer’s market, tips for holiday meals, planning the perfect cocktail party and more.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 570-344-1111.

Fab 5 – March 1, 2018

Fab 5 – March 1, 2018

1. Scranton Public Library Book Sale

Bookworms of all ages have the opportunity to expand their collection at Scranton Public Library’s book sale.
Starting Tuesday, Feb. 27, the book sale will take place on the second floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton (in front of Crunch Fitness). Books range from $1 to $2. On Sunday, March 4, the final day of the sale, buy a tote bag for $5 and fill it with books. The book sale will include fiction, nonfiction, young adult, children’s and audio books as well as DVDs and CDs.
Buyers can shop Tuesday, Feb. 27, through Friday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2. A Feast for Your Eyes

“Iron Chef” meets “Magic Mike” for “CHEFS,” an interactive spectacular, coming to F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
During the hilarious stage show, contestants face escalating culinary challenges. If they lose a challenge, they lose their shirt.
Tickets start at $21 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, Kirby Center’s box office or 570-823-4599. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

3. Fire & Ice: Beer Tasting and Food Pairing

Enjoy locally brewed beers next to a warm fire with friends at Lacawac’s Fire & Ice Beer Tasting and Food Pairing event, set for Thursday, March 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wallenpaupack Brewing Co., 73 Welwood Ave., Hawley.
The event is open to the public for ages 21 and up. A cash bar and additional select food menu items will be available. Proceeds support Lacawac Sanctuary’s environmental education programs for children grades K-12.
Admission is $25 per person or $45 for two. Tickets are available online at lacawac.org/fire-and-ice. For reservations, email craig.lukatch@lacawac.org or call 570-689-9494.

4. Sunday in the Park with George

Georges Seurat’s painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jette,” serves as inspiration for an upcoming Marywood University production.
“Sunday in the Park with George” is a musical with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.
Performances will take place Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, $6 for students and free for IHM Sisters and those with Marywood ID.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office with cash or check. For purchases with credit card, visit marywood.universitytickets.com. For more information, call 570-348-6211 x6097.

5. Byrne at the Kirby Center

Enjoy a night of music with David Byrne, followed by an after-party with Kluster Phunk and Dynamo. Byrne, singer, songwriter and frontman for Talking Heads for more than three decades, is an artist of many media, including photography, film direction and the creation of Luaka Bop record label. Byrne brings his solo tour to F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, on Sunday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50 and are available online at ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 570-825-1100. Keep the night going and join Kluster Phunk and Dynamo for an after-party at River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 S River St., Plains Twp., starting at 9 p.m.
Tickets for the after party are only $5 at holdmyticket.com. For more information, call 570-822-2992.

Clubs – March 1, 2018

Clubs – March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Legend’s Saloon, 750 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City: Dashboard Mary
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Open mic
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jordan Ramirez
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, March 2
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: JP Williams Blues Band
ALT 92.1 Radio Theater, fifth floor, The Scranton Times Building, 149 Penn Ave., Scranton: Toothless
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Hot Coffee
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: The Mix
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Steve Corcoran Duo
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Curious Dog
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Switzer Duo
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Cruise Control Acoustic Duo
Ernie G’s Pub & Eatery, 1022 Main Ave., Avoca: The Cryptid
Evans Roadhouse, 330 N. Hunter Highway, Drums: Light Up The Moon
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: The Third Nut
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Vine Street
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: 7800 Fahrenheit
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Topcatt’s Cabaret, Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Eddie Appnel
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Girls Galore, Worst Ones, Das Black Milk and Billy From Electronics
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd,. Clarks Summit: Dashboard Mary.
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Flaxy Morgan
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Giants of Science
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Stronger Than Dirt
Shenanigans & Boomers Night Club, 98 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mother Nature’s Sons
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Erich and Tyler Music Co. and JR Huff
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Molly Pitcher Path
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Anthony Zammit Duo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sean Donnelly and Sergio Marzitelli
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Mike Dougherty

Saturday, March 3
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Tori Viccica
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Neil Nicastro
Andrew Lawrence American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville: Lloyd and Joel Duo
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Greg Palmer
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Escaper
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Mace in Dickson
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Area 52
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: M80
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Iron Cowboy and Cathy Paty
Crabby’s Seafood Grill and Pipes Bar, 3159 Lower Demunds Road, Dallas: Strawberry Jam
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Strasburger
Four Hundred Club of Nanticoke, 1211 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke: DV8 and Dead GIveaway
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Bearlesque
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Bark at the Moon
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Camp Rattler Spring Ceremony featuring Thunderbird Drive
Kilcoyne’s, 129 S. Main Ave., Scranton: Mickey Spain
McGrath’s Pub and Eatery, 112 E. Main St., Dalton: FullCircle
Minooka Pub, 2934 Birney Ave., Scranton: Q-Ball
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Ron Morgan Band
The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Two Inch Astronaut, Mr. Softee, Inner Temple, The Greater Victory and Doghouse Charlie
Plains Pub, 37 E. Carey St., Plains Twp.: The Lesser Knowns
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Snowblind
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Flux Capacitor
Rob’s Pub & Grub, 232 Nesbitt St., Larksville: Empire in Decline
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco & The Storm
The Summit, Route 11, New Milford: Graces Downfall
TC Riley’s, 405 Carverton Road, Wyoming: SUPE
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Drive and Ron Schoonover
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 7069, 402 Winola Rd., Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Better Than Bad
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sean Donnelly and Sergio Marzitelli

Sunday, March 4
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Brett & Eddie
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Latewaves with West Means Home
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: DYNAMO and Kluster Phunk
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, March 5
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Trivia Night with Josh and Michael
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, March 6
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman / Open Mic
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike Hagan
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Breathing Easy Duo

Wednesday, March 7
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Echo Creek
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Rob Palmitessa

Seasoned Talent – Student artists to be showcased at The Times Building as part of First Friday and Art in  Education Month

Seasoned Talent – Student artists to be showcased at The Times Building as part of First Friday and Art in Education Month

The Times-Tribune and the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit (NEIU) are recognizing the talent of local young artists.
In celebration of Art in Education Month, the 11th annual “Art for All Seasons” exhibit will display 75 pieces by area high school students in the Scranton Times Building lobby, 149 Penn Ave., throughout the entire month of March during regular business hours.
An opening reception as part of the First Friday Art Walk will be held at the Scranton Times Building on Friday, March 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
This year’s exhibit features pieces selected by 23 teachers from 17 high schools within 16 districts in The Times-Tribune’s coverage area. The pieces represent a variety of mediums and all center around the themes or winter, spring, summer or fall.
A panel of judges from The Times-Tribune’s newsroom staff selected 12 of the pieces as winners. One winner will be featured each month as the “Student Artist of the Month” on the calendar page of The Sunday Times print edition, online at
TheTimes-Tribune.com and on a billboard.
Judges based their decisions on aspects like originality and mastery of the technique and medium. They chose three pieces to represent each season.
“It’s hard to narrow it down to twelve because there’s always more than (that) that are good enough, and art is all subjective,” said Kevin O’Neill, Times-Tribune staff artist and organizer of the exhibit.
O’Neill said participating in this juried competition and having work displayed and published can benefit art students and act as a resume builder.
“It gives them a public venue to display their work if they’re considering continuing their art education in college or entering a profession,” O’Neill said.
Dr. Catherine Richmond-Cullen, regional director of the Arts in Education program at the NEIU, said the NEIU values their relationship with the newspaper, especially via a project that gives young people the opportunity to have work published before graduating high school.
“I think it’s very important that we cultivate the talent and abilities of young people, especially in the arts,” Richmond-Cullen said. “This program is an exceptional opportunity for us to do so as a partnership team.”
She also said the arts are a vital part of education because they “engage the whole brain.”
“Learning through the arts enhances students’ cognitive abilities. Additionally, I feel the arts encourage creativity and imagination,” she said.
Since the exhibit typically draws in a large crowd each year, O’Neill said it allows The Times-Tribune to engage with the greater Scranton community.
“It’s showing them the local talent that we have around here. It’s exposing the public to the visual arts,” he said. “It’s a chance for us to display these students’ work in the paper, and that makes a strong connection with the students and their families.”

– By Brooke Williams

Fab 5 – February 22, 2018

Fab 5 – February 22, 2018

1. Rock 107 Cardboard Box Sled Derby

Enjoy a tubular derby competition at Montage Mountain’s snowtubing lanes.
On Sunday, Feb. 25, teams of sledders ages 10 and up can participate in the Rock 107 Cardboard Box Sled Derby. Guests and spectators can enjoy the competition in the Tubing Plaza, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Montage Mountain Ski Resort, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Registration for sledders is required and is $30. Day-of registrations will be accepted upon availability. Competing teams may win the top prize for Most People in the Sled to Cross the Finish Line, which includes a $300 Montage Mountain gift card, two winter 2018-2019 season memberships, four extended 2017-2018 lift ticket vouchers and four 2018 waterpark entry vouchers. Other awards include Most Creative Sled, Best Montage Mountain Theme Sled and Epic Fail Sled. For more information on the event, visit montagemountainresorts.com.

2. ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ at Act Out

Mark your calendars to enjoy performances of Disney’s tale as old as time by the Act Out Theatre Group. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” runs from Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, March 4. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. at 408 N. Main St., Taylor. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. There also is special pricing for groups of 10 or more. For more information, email actouttheatre1@gmail.com or call 717-504-0829.

3. Granville C. Smith: African American business and community leader

The Anthracite Heritage Museum celebrates African American History month with a lobby exhibit on Granville C. Smith throughout February.
Granville C. Smith came to Scranton in 1940 to operate the G.W. Brown Company Inc. Smith was an active member in the community for the 34 years he resided in Scranton, serving as a member of the board of the Scranton Public Library, Kiwanis Club and the Boys Club of Scranton, among others. Smith was very active in promoting human and civil rights in the city and served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Admission to the exhibit is free. The Anthracite Heritage Museum is located in McDade Park, 1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton, and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit anthracitemuseum.org or call 570-963-4804.

4. Third annual Pre-Parade Pub Crawl

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations a week early in Pittston with Wyoming Valley Pipe & Drum Band.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, the pub crawl will begin at 5 p.m. at Pittston Knights of Columbus Home Association, 55 S. Main St., then move to Tomato Bar and Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, at 6:15; stop at Red Mill, 340 S. Main St., at 7:30, and wrap up at Brews Brothers Inc., 1705 River Road, at 8:45. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

5. NYC Comedy invades Scranton

Laugh out loud with a night of stand-up from members of the New York City comedy scene.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, will present a lineup featuring Jordan and Bret Raybould and Will Poznan.
Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m., and showtime is at 8:30.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Concerts – February 22, 2018

Concerts – February 22, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
An Evening with Poco and Jim Messina, Thursday, Feb. 22
Jim Breuer, Saturday, Feb. 24
Blues Traveler, Wednesday, Feb. 28
David Byrne, Sunday, March 4
Ron White, Thursday, March 8
Alice Cooper, Saturday, March 10
Creed Bratton, Wednesday, March 21
The Beach Boys, Saturday, March 24
Celtic Woman, Sunday, March 25
Christopher Cross, Wednesday, April 4

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Gin Blossoms, Friday, Feb. 23 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Tracy Morgan, Saturday, March 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 10 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Gary Owen, Saturday, March 31 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Vic Dibitetto, Friday, April, 6 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Jessica Kirson, Saturday, May 5 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Earth, Wind & Fire, Saturday, June 2 (Summer Outdoor Stage)
Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Summer Outdoor Stage)
Vic Latino’s Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30 (Summer Outdoor Stage)
Huey Lewis and the News, Saturday, July 14 (Summer Outdoor Stage)

Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, Scranton
Tickets: 570-955-1490
Joey Armino and the Family, Saturday, April 7
The Mahoney Brothers, Saturday, April 21

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Next Big Thing presents Bruce in the USA, Saturday, Feb. 24
Lonestar, Friday, March 2
Melvin Seals and JGB, Saturday, March 3
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Friday, March 9
Jay and the Americans and the Brooklyn Bride, Friday, March 23
Lorrie Morgan, Saturday, March 24
Daughtry, Sunday, March 25
Robin Trower, Wednesday, April 4
Lita Ford and Firehouse, Friday, April 6
The Devon Allman Project, Thursday, April 19

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Lespecial with Electric Love Machine, Saturday, Feb. 24
Stronger Than Dirt, Friday, March 2
Flux Capacitor, Saturday, March 3
Delta Thunder — A tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers, Friday, March 9
Jam Stampede featuring members of Zen Tricksters, Saturday, March 10
Goose and Dr. Slothclaw, Friday, March 16
Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth/Dylan Skursky of Cabinet and Serene Green, Saturday, March 17
Clarence Spady Band with Tony Carfora, Friday, March 23
Tractorbear: a tribute to the Disco Biscuits, Saturday, March 24
Hayley Jane and the Primates, Friday, March 24

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
lespecial and Electric Love Machine, Friday, Feb. 23
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Feb. 24
Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 12
Judah and The Lion, Wednesday, March 14
Keith Harkin and Joey Harkum, Sunday, March 18
Golden Gate Wingmen, Saturday, March 24
Rock 107 presents Zoso — The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Friday March 30
Steel Panther, Saturday, March 31
American’s Bandstand, Saturday, April 7,
Buckcherry, Friday, April 13

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Awolnation, Friday, Feb. 23
Jordan Rakei, Sunday, Feb. 25
Gabrielle Aplin, Tuesday, Feb. 27
The Mowgli’s, Wednesday, Feb. 28
Ferg, Wednesday, Feb. 28
Taylor Bennett, Thursday, March 1
Wallows, Friday, March 2
Carnage, Friday, March 2
Jeezy, Saturday, March 3
Cupcakke, Saturday, March 3

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Nightwish, Friday, March 16
MGMT, Tuesday, March 20
Between The Buried and Me, Saturday, March 31
As The Crow Flies, Wednesday, April 18
Built to Spill and the Afghan Whigs, Saturday, April 21
Matt and Kim, Sunday, April 22
Minus the Bear, Saturday, April 28
Lord Huron, Tuesday, May 1
Greta Van Fleet, Saturday, May 12
Sum 41, Monday, May 14

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Kid Rock, Friday, Feb. 23
Blake Shelton, Saturday, March 17
Demi Lovato with DJ Khaled and Kehlani, Friday, March 23
Lorde, Monday, April 2
Pink, Friday, April 13
Bon Jovi, Thursday, May 3
Justin Timerlake, Saturday, June 2
Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3
Def Leppard with Journey, Monday, June 11

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Feb. 22
Justin Timberlake, Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22
Maluma, Sunday, March 25
Billy Joel, Wednesday, March 28
Pink, Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6
Bon Jovi, Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10
Luis Miguel, Saturday, June 9
Def Leppard with Journey, Wednesday, June 13
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, Thursday, June 14

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Googoosh: The Memory Makers Tour, Saturday, March 3
LOVE ROCKS NYC! benefitting God’s Love We Deliver, Thursday, March 15
Concert For Dreams featuring O.A.R. and friends, Friday, March 23
Aska Yang, Saturday, March 24
K.d. Lang, Monday, March 26
An Evening with Eckhart Tolle, Saturday, March 31
Brandi Carlile, Thursday, April 5; Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7
Miranda Sings Live… Your Welcome!, Sunday, April 8
Panariello Conti Pieraccioni, Friday, April 13

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
The James Hunter Six, Thursday, Feb. 22
The Amish Outlaws, Friday, Feb. 23
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Saturday, Feb. 24
MISSIO, Wednesday, Feb. 28
Low Cut Connie, Saturday, March 3
Deer Tick, Tuesday, March 6
I Love a Piano: Kate and Dennis Varley Cabaret, Thursday, March 8
Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records Revue features Jeff McCarty and Eric Johnson, Thursday, March 8
Jounce featuring Danny Tamberelli, Friday, March 9
Ryan Hamilton, Friday, March 9