Concerts – January 18, 2018

Concerts – January 18, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Back in Black — AC/DC tribute, Friday, Jan. 19
ARRIVAL from Sweden — ABBA tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20
Alt 92.1 Snow Show featuring Dashboard Confessional, Sunday, Jan. 28
Billy Strings, Monday, Jan. 29
Eddie B, Friday, Feb. 2
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Thursday, Feb. 8
Scotty McCreery, Saturday, Feb. 10
Jabby, Monday, Feb. 12
Howard Gospel Choir, Saturday, Feb. 17
Poco and Jim Messina, Thursday, Feb. 22

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
J.B. Smoove, Saturday, Jan. 20 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Bob Saget, Saturday, Feb. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Da Vu Mung Xuan, Saturday, Feb. 10 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Grand Funk Railroad, Saturday, Feb. 17 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
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)
Vic Dibitetto, Friday, April 6 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Live Dead & Riders ’69, Saturday, Jan. 27
Umphrey’s McGee, Sunday, Jan. 28
Go ’90s with the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air, Saturday, Feb. 3
Voyage — Journey tribute featuring Hugo, Friday, Feb. 9
Rodney Atkins, Friday, Feb. 16
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 & the Americans and the Brooklyn Bridge, Friday, March 23

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Souled Out, Friday, Jan. 19
Royal Scam — Steely Dan tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20
Gatos Blancos, Sunday, Jan. 21
MiZ, Friday, Jan. 26
Fake Fight and Vine Street, Friday, Feb. 2
Grass Is Dead, Saturday, Feb. 3
Bumpin Uglies with Elephants Dancing, Friday, Feb. 9
Space Bacon with Newpy Hundo, Friday, Feb. 16
Hub City Stompers & Scofflaws with Starwood, Franchesco Marx Band and Keystone Ska Exchange, Saturday, Feb. 17
Lespecial with Electric Love Machine, Saturday, Feb. 24
Stronger Than Dirt, Friday, March 2
Flux Capacitor, Saturday, March 3
Delta Thunder — Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers tribute, Friday, March 9

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Turkuaz, Friday, Jan. 26
Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, Saturday, Jan. 27
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, Feb. 9
Sherman Winter Jam, Saturday, Feb. 10
Open mic night featuring Erich Drexler, Sunday, Feb. 11
Black Horizon, Saturday, Feb. 15
Open mic night featuring Woodrow, Sunday, Feb. 18
lespecial and Electric Love Machine, Friday, Feb. 23
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Feb. 24
Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 12

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Alex Aiono, Friday, Jan. 19
Majid Jordan, Friday, Jan. 19
Chase Rice, Saturday, Jan. 20
Kung Fu, Saturday, Jan. 20
Walk the Moon, Sunday, Jan. 21
Sleeping with Sirens, Monday, Jan. 22
Jacob Sartorius, Tuesday, Jan. 23
Andrea Gibson, Tuesday, Jan. 23
Helado Negro, Wednesday, Jan. 24
Above & Beyond, Thursday, Jan. 25
Umphrey’s McGee, Friday, Jan. 26

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
The Devil Makes Three, Friday, Jan. 26
Mø and Cashmere Cat, Saturday, Jan. 27
Neck Deep, Thursday, Feb. 2
Black Label Society, Saturday, Feb. 3
Datsik, Friday, Feb. 9
Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria, Saturday, Feb. 10
The Juice Crew Reunion, Sunday, Feb. 11
Ganja White Night, Thursday, Feb. 15
Børn, Saturday, Feb. 17
Nightwish, Friday, March 16

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Lana Del Rey, Sunday, Jan. 21
Jeff Dunham, Sunday, Feb. 11
Kid Rock, Friday, Feb. 23
Blake Shelton, Saturday, March 17
Demi Lovato, Friday, March 23
Lorde, Monday, April 2
Pink, Friday, April 13
Bon Jovi, Thursday, May 3
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Romeo Santos, Thursday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 17
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Feb. 22
Justin Timberlake, Wednesday, March 21
Maluma, Sunday, March 25
Billy Joel, Wednesday, March 28
Pink, Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5
Bon Jovi, Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26
Sam Smith, Friday, June 29

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Umphrey’s McGee, Friday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 21
AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27
ManDoki Soulmates, Monday, Jan. 29
Michael IcIntyre, Thursday, Feb. 1
Lara Fabian, Monday, Feb. 5
Jorge Drexler, Saturday, Feb. 10
First Aid Kit, Tuesday, Feb. 13
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Wednesday, Feb. 14
G3 2018: Satriani, Petrucci and Collen, Friday, Feb. 16
’70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert, Saturday, Feb. 17

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Tapestry, Thursday, Jan. 18
Splintered Sunlight, Friday, Jan. 19
Strand of Oaks, Thursday, Jan. 25
Welcome The Nerds, Friday, Jan. 26
The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, Saturday, Jan. 27
The Stranger — Billy Joel tribute, Friday, Feb. 2
The Record Company, Thursday, Feb. 8
The Music of Neil Young, Saturday, Feb. 10
Strawberry Fields, Saturday, Feb. 17
Uriah Heep, Tuesday, Feb. 20

Concerts – January 11, 2018

Concerts – January 11, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Back in Black — AC/DC tribute, Friday, Jan. 19
ARRIVAL from Sweden — ABBA tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20
Alt 92.1 Snow Show featuring Dashboard Confessional, Sunday, Jan. 28
Billy Strings, Monday, Jan. 29
Eddie B, Friday, Feb. 2
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Thursday, Feb. 8
Scotty McCreery, Saturday, Feb. 10
Jabby, Monday, Feb. 12
Howard Gospel Choir, Saturday, Feb. 17
Poco and Jim Messina, Thursday, Feb. 22

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Jim Breuer, Saturday, Jan. 13 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
J.B. Smoove, Saturday, Jan. 20 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Bob Saget, Saturday, Feb. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Da Vu Mung Xuan, Saturday, Feb. 10 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Grand Funk Railroad, Saturday, Feb. 17 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
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)
Vic Dibitetto, Friday, April 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Rebelution and Raging Fyah, Sunday, Jan. 14
Live Dead & Riders ’69, Saturday, Jan. 27
Umphrey’s McGee, Sunday, Jan. 28
Go ’90s with the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air,
Saturday, Feb. 3
Voyage — Journey tribute featuring Hugo,
Friday, Feb. 9
Rodney Atkins, Friday, Feb. 16
Next Big Thing presents Bruce in the USA, Saturday, Feb. 24
Lonestar, Friday, March 2
Melvin Seals and JGB, Saturday, March 3
Rhythm in the Night — The Irish Dance Spectacular, Saturday, March 10

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Mike Dougherty, Friday, Jan. 12
Young & Dead — Tribute To Neil Young & Grateful Dead by Strawberry Jam, Saturday, Jan. 13
Souled Out, Friday, Jan. 19
Royal Scam — Steely Dan tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20
Gatos Blancos, Sunday, Jan. 21
MiZ, Friday, Jan. 26
Fake Fight and Vine Street, Friday, Feb. 2
Grass Is Dead, Saturday, Feb. 3
Bumpin Uglies with Elephants Dancing, Friday, Feb. 9
Space Bacon with Newpy Hundo, Friday, Feb. 16

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Turkuaz, Friday, Jan. 26
Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, Saturday, Jan. 27
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, Feb. 9
Sherman Winter Jam, Saturday, Feb. 10
Open mic night featuring Erich Drexler, Sunday, Feb. 11
lespecial and Electric Love Machine, Friday, Feb. 23
Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 12
Judah & the Lion, Wednesday, March 14
Golden Gate Wingmen, Saturday, March 24
Zoso — The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Friday, March 30

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Passion Pit, Sunday, Jan. 17
Stick Figure, Wednesday, Jan. 17
Alex Aiono, Friday, Jan. 19
Majid Jordan, Friday, Jan. 19
Chase Rice, Saturday, Jan. 20
Kung Fu, Saturday, Jan. 20
Walk the Moon, Sunday, Jan. 21
Sleeping with Sirens, Monday, Jan. 22
Jacob Sartorius, Tuesday, Jan. 23
Andrea Gibson, Tuesday, Jan. 23

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
The Devil Makes Three, Friday, Jan. 26
Mø and Cashmere Cat, Saturday, Jan. 27
Neck Deep, Thursday, Feb. 2
Black Label Society, Saturday, Feb. 3
Datsik, Friday, Feb. 9
Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria, Saturday, Feb. 10
The Juice Crew Reunion, Sunday, Feb. 11
Ganja White Night, Thursday, Feb. 15
Børn, Saturday, Feb. 17
Nightwish, Friday, March 16

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
The Killers, Saturday, Jan. 13
Lana Del Rey, Sunday, Jan. 21
Jeff Dunham, Sunday, Feb. 11
Kid Rock, Friday, Feb. 23
Blake Shelton, Saturday, March 17
Demi Lovato, Friday, March 23
Lorde, Monday, April 2
Pink, Friday, April 13
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Thursday, Jan. 11
The Killers, Friday, Jan. 12
Shakira, Wednesday, Jan. 17
Romeo Santos, Thursday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 17
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Feb. 22
Maluma, Sunday, March 25
Pink, Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Streetlight Manifesto, Saturday, Jan. 13
Umphrey’s McGee, Friday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 21
AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27
ManDoki Soulmates, Monday, Jan. 29
Michael IcIntyre, Thursday, Feb. 1
Lara Fabian, Monday, Feb. 5
Jorge Drexler, Saturday, Feb. 10
First Aid Kit, Tuesday, Feb. 13
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Wednesday, Feb. 14
G3 Satriani, Petrucci and Collen, Friday, Feb. 16

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Matthew Morrison, Thursday, Jan. 11
Philadelphia Funk Authority, Friday, Jan. 12
Megan Davies, Friday, Jan. 12
Eaglemania — Eagles tribute, Saturday, Jan. 13
Tapestry, Thursday, Jan. 18
Splintered Sunlight, Friday, Jan. 19
Strand of Oaks, Thursday, Jan. 25
Welcome The Nerds, Friday, Jan. 26
The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, Saturday, Jan. 27
The Stranger — Billy Joel tribute, Friday, Feb. 2

Fab 5 – January 11, 2018

Fab 5 – January 11, 2018

1. Jim Breuer

“Saturday Night Live” alumnus Jim Breuer will deliver the laughs Saturday, Jan. 13, at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. The 21-or-older show begins at 8 p.m. in Gypsies Lounge & Night Club.
Breuer starred on the classic late-night sketch show from 1995 to 1998 and then in the films “Half Baked,” alongside Dave Chappelle, and “The English Teacher,” a 2013 Julianne Moore movie set in Kingston. Breuer also appeared in such TV shows as “Kevin Can Wait,” “Family Guy” and “Motorcity.”
Tickets for his Mount Airy show are $45 and $55. For more information, visit mountairycasino.com or call 877-682-4791.

2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Celebrate the legacy of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with special programs.
King’s College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day program will take place Monday, Jan. 15., at 11 a.m. in the Snyder and Walsh rooms of Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The college will honor King’s service and contributions. For more information, call 570-208-5875 or visit kings.edu.
Then, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas, will screen the critically acclaimed film “Selma,” shown in the photo below, which focuses on King’s voting rights campaign and historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. It is the first of four films about race the university will screen in honor of Black History Months in Lemmond Theater. Call 570-674-6400 or visit misericordia.edu for details.

3. ‘The Blues in Art & Music’

Kitson Arts Alliance will open its latest exhibit this weekend at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
“The Blues in Art & Music” will remain on display in the theater’s Earnshaw and New galleries from Friday, Jan. 12, through the end of March. It features musician- and blues-themed paintings and other works from local artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Joe Kluck, Scott Nichols, John Rockland and Joe Welden.
The alliance will hold a reception at the galleries Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors can meet the artists and hear live blues music from the Matt Bennick Project and Phyllis Hopkins featuring the Electric Trio.
For details, visit the event’s Facebook page or kitsonartsalliance.org or call 570-836-1022.

4. Winter Carnival

An inaugural winter carnival will take over Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Greenfield Twp., on Saturday, Jan. 13.
Hosted by the venue and Brookvalley Farm, the family-friendly carnival runs from noon to 4 p.m. and features activities such as sleigh rides drawn by Belgian draft horses, a bonfire pit with storybook readers, a petting zoo, vendors and more.
Visit the event’s Facebook page for details.

5. ‘Disenchanted’

Phoenix Performing Arts Centre opens its 2018 season with the Musical Comedy “Disenchanted.”
The show runs Friday, Jan. 12, to Sunday, Jan. 21, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at 409 Main St., Duryea. It focuses on 10 princesses — including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, Snow White and Mulan — who share what happened after they found their happily ever after, from narcolepsy to weight issues and more. The show includes adult humor and some language and is not suitable for children, so parental discretion is advise.
Tickets are $12. To reserve seats, call 570-457-3589.

Fab 5 – January 4, 2018

Fab 5 – January 4, 2018

1. WVIA Ski Day

Glide down the slopes as WVIA holds its annual members’ Ski Day at Elk Mountain Ski Resort, 344 Elk Mountain Road, Herrick Twp.
Participants can check in at the Susquehanna County ski slopes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The day ticket is good from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the twilight ticket works from 12:30 to 10 p.m.
Each ski package includes a lift ticket and ski rental.
Members of the public media station receive tickets based on their donation level: $40 for one ski package; $70, two ski packages; $120, four ski packages; and $250, eight ski packages. For more information or to become a member, visit wvia.org.

2. ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’

Act Out Theatre Group will present a Peanuts parody, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” from Friday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 14. Shows run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the theater, 408 N. Main St., Taylor.
The “unauthorized parody” of the popular comic strip characters — Charlie Brown, Sally and the rest of the gang — shows them as teenage degenerates dealing with issues such as drug use, eating disorders and sexual relations. Parental discretion is advised because of the show’s adult themes.
Tickets are $15, available by emailing actouttheatre1@gmail.com or calling 717-504-0829. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or actouttheatre.com.

3. The Menu

Eat, drink and learn at the next edition of the Menu.
Set for Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., the monthly culinary event will include food from city venues POSH at the Scranton Club and the Colonnade plus a related discussion.
Doors open at 6, and seating is first-come, first-served. Tickets are $12 and available at the box office, ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

4. Notre Dame Chorale

Hear a wide range of music straight from the University of Notre Dame at a concert on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
The Notre Dame Chorale, the university’s official concert choir, will perform at 7 p.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Theater at Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave., as part of its annual winter tour. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and will benefit the chorale’s May trip to Ireland.
Sponsored by the Scranton Notre Dame Club, the concert will include a mix of classical, contemporary, seasonal and Notre Dame songs. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

5. ‘Harry Potter’ movie and trivia

Test your knowledge of a beloved series when Abington Community Library hosts the “Harry Potter” Movie and Trivia event Saturday, Jan. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, will show the film “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth film in the series, followed by trivia. Participants can win prizes. The free program is geared toward adults 18 to 34. For more information, call 570-587-3440 or visit lclshome.org/abington.

Concerts – January 4, 2018

Concerts – January 4, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Back in Black — AC/DC tribute, Friday, Jan. 19
ARRIVAL from Sweden — ABBA tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20
Alt 92.1 Snow Show featuring Dashboard Confessional, Sunday, Jan. 28
Billy Strings, Monday, Jan. 29
Eddie B, Friday, Feb. 2
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Thursday, Feb. 8
Scotty McCreery, Saturday, Feb. 10
Jabby, Monday, Feb. 12
Howard Gospel Choir, Saturday, Feb. 17

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Jim Breuer, Saturday, Jan. 13 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
J.B. Smoove, Saturday, Jan. 20 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Bob Saget, Saturday, Feb. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Grand Funk Railroad, Saturday, Feb. 17 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
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)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Rebelution and Raging Fyah, Sunday, Jan. 14
Live Dead & Riders ’69, Saturday, Jan. 27
Umphrey’s McGee, Sunday, Jan. 28
Go ’90s with the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air, Saturday, Feb. 3
Voyage — Journey tribute featuring Hugo, Friday, Feb. 9
Rodney Atkins, Friday, Feb. 16
Next Big Thing presents Bruce in the USA, Saturday, Feb. 24
Lonestar, Friday, March 2

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Mike Dougherty, Friday, Jan. 12
Young & Dead — Tribute To Neil Young & Grateful Dead by Strawberry Jam, Saturday, Jan. 13
Souled Out, Friday, Jan. 19
Royal Scam — Steely Dan tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20
Gatos Blancos, Sunday, Jan. 21
MiZ, Friday, Jan. 26
Grass Is Dead, Saturday, Feb. 3
Bumpin Uglies with Elephants Dancing, Friday, Feb. 9
Space Bacon with Newpy Hundo, Friday, Feb. 16
Hub City Stompers & Scofflaws with Starwood, Non Refundables, Franchesco Marx Band and Keystone Ska Exchange, Saturday, Feb. 17

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Turkuaz, Friday, Jan. 26
Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, Saturday, Jan. 27
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, Feb. 9
lespecial and Electric Love Machine, Friday, Feb. 23
Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 12
Judah & the Lion, Wednesday, March 14
Badfish — Sublime tribute, Sunday, April 22
Parkway Drive, Wednesday, May 2

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Passion Pit, Sunday, Jan. 17
Alex Aiono, Friday, Jan. 19
PnB Rock Homecoming Concert, Saturday, Jan. 13
Stick Figure, Wednesday, Jan. 17
Majid Jordan, Friday, Jan. 19
Chase Rice, Saturday, Jan. 20
Kung Fu, Saturday, Jan. 20
Walk the Moon, Sunday, Jan. 21
Milky Chance, Monday, Jan. 22
Sleeping with Sirens, Monday, Jan. 22

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
The Devil Makes Three, Friday, Jan. 26
Mø and Cashmere Cat, Saturday, Jan. 27
Neck Deep, Thursday, Feb. 2
Black Label Society, Saturday, Feb. 3
Datsik, Friday, Feb. 9
Black Veil Brides + Asking Alexandria, Saturday, Feb. 10
The Juice Crew Reunion, Sunday, Feb. 11

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
The Killers, Saturday, Jan. 13
Lana Del Rey, Sunday, Jan. 21
Jeff Dunham, Sunday, Feb. 11
Kid Rock, Friday, Feb. 23
Blake Shelton, Saturday, March 17
Demi Lovato, Friday, March 23

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Thursday, Jan. 11
The Killers, Friday, Jan. 12
Shakira, Wednesday, Jan. 17
Romeo Santos, Thursday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 17
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Feb. 22

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Streetlight Manifesto, Saturday, Jan. 13
Umphrey’s McGee, Friday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 21
AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27
ManDoki Soulmates, Monday, Jan. 29
Michael IcIntyre, Thursday, Feb. 1
Lara Fabian, Monday, Feb. 5

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Craig Thatcher Band presents an Evening of Jimi Hendrix, Friday, Jan. 5
Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd, Saturday, Jan. 6
Matthew Morrison, Thursday, Jan. 11
Philadelphia Funk Authority, Friday, Jan. 12
Megan Davies, Friday, Jan. 12
Eaglemania — Eagles tribute, Saturday, Jan. 13
Tapestry, Thursday, Jan. 18
Splintered Sunlight, Friday, Jan. 19
Strand of Oaks, Thursday, Jan. 25

Fab 5 – December 21, 2017

Fab 5 – December 21, 2017

1. Regional light displays
Feel merry and bright all over Northeast Pennsylvania by visiting holiday light displays in the region.
The annual Festival of Lights at StoneHedge Golf Course, 55 Stonehedge Drive, Tunkhannock Twp., runs Mondays through Thursdays, 5 to 10 p.m., and Fridays through Sundays, 5 to 11 p.m. The drive-through display includes dozens of scenes lit by more than 2 million LED bulbs and is open until Friday, Dec. 29, excluding Dec. 24. Admission is $25 per car. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
In Lackawanna County, head to Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton, for its annual holiday light show, comprised of 164 pieces. Officially, the light show is open from 5 to 9 p.m. each night through the holidays, but around Christmas, the display stays open until cars stop arriving.
Guests can check out the scenes that begin at the park entrance at Mulberry Street and Arthur Avenue and stretch past the treehouse, former zoo, playground and pool before cars exit onto Olive Street. Admission is free, and donations are accepted.

2. Milford Guys Night Out
The inaugural Guys Night Out in Milford takes place Thursday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the borough’s downtown.
At the event, based on the successful women’s version that downtown business owners started, men can do their last-minute gift shopping with exclusive deals, discounts and giveaways at local shops such as Ambience Fine Furniture & Gifts, 200 E. Harford St.; Milford Craft Show, 120 E. Harford St.; and Silver Star Jewelry Gallery, 315 Broad St.
They also can enjoy drink and dinner specials, complimentary finger foods, beer and live music at restaurants and bars including Hotel Fauchere, 401 Broad St.; Waterwheel Cafe, Bakery & Bar, 150 Water St.; and Laurel Villa Country Inn, 210 Second St.
The event is free, and registration is not required. For more information, visit the Guys Night Out Milford Facebook page.

3. Act Out Theatre Holiday Cabaret
Celebrate the season with Act Out Theatre Group as it presents its annual Holiday Cabaret from Thursday, Dec. 21, through Saturday, Dec. 23, all at 7 p.m.
Performances, which take place at 408 N. Main St., Taylor, will include classic holiday tunes and some surprises. Audience members will hear popular songs, such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and more traditional selections, such as“Silent Night,” performed by 38 actors and singers who range in age from 6 through adults.
Act Out Theatre puts on dozens of shows per year, from musicals to plays, including “Young Frankenstein,” “Into the Woods” and “Columbinus.”
Tickets for Holiday Cabaret are $15 for general admission and $5 for children 3 and younger. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 717-504-0829 or email actouttheatre1@gmail.com.

4. Children’s Christmas events
Get ready for the arrival of Santa Claus with children’s Christmas events around the region.
Learn an unforgettable holiday story during a reading of “Santa’s Magic Key” on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. The story, written by William H. Wallace, centers on a young boy who realizes on Christmas Eve that his new house does not have a chimney. Without a way to get in touch with Santa, the boy feels hopeless until he finds a mysterious key. Story time is free, and themed activities will follow.
Then, on Friday, Dec. 22, Jermyn Recreation Committee hosts a Christmas party for children 12 and younger from 6 to 8 p.m. at the borough building, 440 Jefferson Ave. The free event includes screenings of holiday films, a Christmas pinata and an appearance by Santa. For more information, visit the events’ pages on Facebook.

5. ‘The Longest Winter’ Christmas sing-along
The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, presents a Christmas sing-along, “The Longest Winter,” with folk musicians Robinson & Rohe on Friday, Dec. 22. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30.
The duo brings its folk-roots sound to liven up the typical Christmas repertoire, including American and European folk carols and unique takes on holiday tunes.
Comprised of songwriters Jean Rohe, an award-winning songwriter and bandleader, and Liam Robinson, who’s worked on honored Broadway productions, Robinson & Rohe released its debut record, “Hunger,” this past summer.
Tickets for “The Longest Winter” are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For reservations, call 570-253-2020 or email info@thecooperageproject.org. Visit thecooperageproject.org for details.

Concerts – December 21, 2017

Concerts – December 21, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Cabinet, Sunday, Dec. 31
Back in Black — AC/DC tribute, Friday, Jan. 19
ARRIVAL from Sweden — ABBA tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20
Alt 92.1 Snow Show featuring Dashboard Confessional, Sunday, Jan. 28
Billy Strings, Monday, Jan. 29
Eddie B., Friday, Feb. 2
Scotty McCreery, Saturday, Feb. 10
America, Thursday, Feb. 15
Howard Gospel Choir, Saturday, Feb. 17
Poco and Jim Messina, Thursday, Feb. 22

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
The Amish Outlaws, Saturday, Dec. 30 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Ma$e, Saturday, Dec. 30 (Wet Nightclub)
Gilbert Gottfried, Sunday, Dec. 31 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Jim Breuer, Saturday, Jan. 13 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
J.B. Smoove, Saturday, Jan. 20 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Bob Saget, Saturday, Feb. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Grand Funk Railroad, Saturday, Feb. 17
(Gypsies Lounge and Nighclub)
Gin Blossoms, Friday, Feb. 23 (Gypsies
Lounge and Nightclub)
Tracy Morgan, Saturday, March 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Unforgettable Fire, Saturday, March 10

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Back To the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, Friday, Dec. 29
Get the Led Out — Led Zeppelin tribute, Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 31
Rebelution and Raging Fyah, Sunday, Jan. 14
Live Dead & Riders ’69, Saturday, Jan. 27
Umphrey’s McGee, Sunday, Jan. 28
Go ’90s with the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air,
Saturday, Feb. 3
Voyage — Journey tribute featuring Hugo, Friday, Feb. 9
Next Big Thing presents Bruce in the USA, Saturday, Feb., 24
Lonestar, Friday, March 2
Melvin Seals and JGB, Saturday, March 3

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Misty Mountain, Friday, Dec. 22, and
Saturday, Dec. 23
SUZE annual Christmas Show, Monday,
Dec. 25
Start Making Sense — Talking Heads tribute, Thursday, Dec. 28
Kluster Phunk & Riffmatik, Friday, Dec. 29
Flux Capacitor, Saturday, Dec. 30
GoodStew featuring Rodney and Jon Godinez, Sunday, Dec. 31
Mike Dougherty, Friday, Jan. 12
Young & Dead — Tribute To Neil Young & Grateful Dead By Strawberry Jam, Saturday, Jan. 13
Souled Out, Friday, Jan. 19
Royal Scam — Steely Dan tribute, Saturday, Jan. 20

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Patent Pending, Saturday, Dec. 23
Turkuaz, Friday, Jan. 26
Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, Saturday, Jan. 27
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, Feb. 9
lespecial and Electric Love Machine, Feb. 23
Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 12
Judah & the Lion, Wednesday, March 14
Parkway Drive, Wednesday, May 2
Blue October, Saturday, May 19
The Everly Brothers Experience, Sunday, May 20

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
So Far Gone, Wednesday, Dec. 20
Brandon Taz Niederauer, Friday, Dec. 22
Billy Mungus Big Band, Saturday, Dec. 30
Passion Pit, Sunday, Jan. 17
Alex Aiono, Friday, Jan. 19
PnB Rock Homecoming Concert, Saturday, Jan. 13
Stick Figure, Wednesday, Jan. 17
Majid Jordan, Friday, Jan. 19
Chase Rice, Saturday, Jan. 20
Kung Fu, Saturday, Jan. 20

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Dark Star Orchestra, Friday, Dec. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 31
The Devil Makes Three, Friday, Jan. 26
Mø and Cashmere Cat, Saturday, Jan. 27
Neck Deep, Thursday, Feb. 2
Black Label Society, Saturday, Feb. 3
Datsik, Friday, Feb. 9
Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria, Saturday, Feb. 10
The Juice Crew Reunion, Sunday, Feb. 11
Ganja White Night, Thursday, Feb. 15
Børns, Saturday, Feb. 17

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
The Killers, Saturday, Jan. 13
Lana Del Rey, Sunday, Jan. 21
Jeff Dunham, Sunday, Feb. 11
Kid Rock, Friday, Feb. 23
Blake Shelton, Saturday, March 17
Demi Lovato, Friday, March 23
Lorde, Monday, April 2
Pink, Friday, April 13
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and
Thursday, June 14
Harry Styles, Friday, June 15

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Steve Martin & Martin Short, Saturday, Sept. 1

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Phish, Thursday, Dec. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 31
The Killers, Friday, Jan. 12
Shakira, Wednesday, Jan. 17
Romeo Santos, Thursday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 17
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Feb. 22
Billy Joel, Wednesday, March 28
Maluma, Sunday, March 25
Pink, Wednesday, April 4 and Thurday, April 5
Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22
U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
A Pentatonix Christmas Tour, Thursday, Dec. 21
Gov’t Mule, Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 31
Streetlight Manifesto, Saturday, Jan. 13
Umphrey’s McGee, Friday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 21
AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Friday, Jan. 26,
and Saturday, Jan. 27
ManDoki Soulmates, Monday, Jan. 29
Michael IcIntyre, Thursday, Feb. 1
Lara Fabian, Monday, Feb. 5
Jorge Drexler, Saturday, Feb. 10
First Aid Kit, Tuesday, Feb. 13

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Swingin’ the Holidays with the Rob Stoneback Big Band, Friday, Dec. 22
Go Go Gadjet, Tuesday, Dec. 26
The Large Flowerheads, Thursday, Dec. 28
Jimmy & the Parrots: Holiday Parrot Party, Friday, Dec. 29
The Sofa Kings’ New Years Eve Party, Sunday, Dec. 31
Craig Thatcher Band presents an Evening of Jimi Hendrix, Friday, Jan. 5
Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd, Saturday, Jan. 6
Matthew Morrison, Thursday, Jan. 11
Philadelphia Funk Authority, Friday, Jan. 12
Megan Davies, Friday, Jan. 12

Clubs – December 21, 2017

Clubs – December 21, 2017

Thursday, Dec. 21
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Meld Live
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bills Cafe, 4 Old Lake Road, Harveys Lake: R.J. Scouton
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.: Fake Uncle Jack
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
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Dustin Drevitch
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Eric Rudy

Friday, Dec. 22
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Tori Viccica
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Orrell
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Adam McKinley
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Third Nut
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Emily’s Toybox
Charlie B’s Pub and Eatery, 653 N. Main St., Plains Twp.: Friday Night Christmas Karaoke
Damien’s on the Lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: Ugly Sweater Night
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Frost
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Tom Weskevich
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Whiskey Hill Project
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Sperazza Duo
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Joe Cigan
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Terrorize This, With Words Unspoken, Earthmouth City of Ember and Rise, My King
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crimson Tears
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Drinks with Santa
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Johnny D
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Flaxy Morgan
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Beyond Fallen, Traverse the Abyss, Slapjaw and Prosody
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: A Proud Monkey Christmas
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Blush
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Misty Mountain 10-year celebration
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: The Molly Pitcher Path Duo and Riley Loftus
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Better Than Bad
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Andrew Mark Schaffer
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Firp, Shawn Z and Jami Novak

Saturday, Dec. 23
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Shelly’s Underground
6 String Saloon, 1474 San Souci Parkway, Hanover Twp.: Hanging with F.O.G.
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: A Very Ale Mary’s Christmas Eve-Eve with Black Tie Stereo
Ardee’s Foodrinkery, Route 92, Falls: Ugly Sweater Party with Third Degree Trio
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Erich and Tyler
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Christmas Bash with No Memories (Weezer tribute)
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: LondonForce
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Curious Dog
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kartune
C.J.’s Lounge, 5431 Haas Pond Road, Madison Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Coal City Tavern, 75 Main St., Luzerne: Ugly Sweater Party
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sarah Carne
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: The Loons
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander Duo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Holiday Karaoke
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Sexy Santa Contest with DJ Fritz and DJ Kenton
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Tina Marie and Joe
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: A Very Orchid Christmas
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Miz, Novak, Harvey and M.J.
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Misty Mountain 10-year celebration
The Rush Inn, 220 Zerby Avenue, Kingston: R.J. Scouton
Sitko’s Barn, RR 1, White Haven: Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar & Spice
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Nowhere Slow and John Smith
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: That ’90s Band
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Tribes
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Robb Brown and Terry Childers

Sunday, Dec. 24
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
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, Dec. 25
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Village Idiots
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: SUZE Annual Christmas Show
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Dec. 26
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Dave Abraham
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Bill Hoffman

Wednesday, Dec. 27
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: 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
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow Duo
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Village Idiots

NEPA’s Cabinet announces indefinite hiatus

NEPA’s Cabinet announces indefinite hiatus

From the official Cabinet press release:

Dear Cabinet Family and Friends,

Since the band was formed in 2006, each passing year has been part of an evolution. We as musicians have evolved, our individual lives and families have evolved, the music has evolved.

Through this evolution over the better part of 10 years we have reached a point where we feel it necessary and healthy to take a break. Take a step back, reflect, focus on our families, on ourselves, breathe and be grateful.

Starting January 1, 2018 Cabinet will be going on an indefinite hiatus. We urge you all to be with us through the end of the year. Your warm presence and support is the good juice that has kept us going!

We are proud of what we have accomplished in the past 10 years and couldn’t be more grateful to have the support from all of our family, friends, and fans. CabFam is real and it has brought us much joy to watch all of you interact with us and each other through out the years. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you. So thank you, for being with us through out this journey and evolving with us!

We dont know what the future will hold but we fear not the unknown. We will continue to be positive in our actions and hope to share many more memories with you all as time rolls by.

With love in the name and power of music,
JP, Mick, Pappy, Dylan, Josh and Todd

Cabinet NYE Run 2017 Dates:

12/29 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (Showcase Lounge)
12/30 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
12/31 Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center

More information about the bands shows, music, videos, etc…, may be found at: 

www.cabinetmusic.com

www.facebook.com/CabinetMusic

www.cabinet.bandcamp.com/

www.twitter.com/cabinetmusic

www.instagram.com/cabinetmusic

Fab 5 – December 14, 2017

Fab 5 – December 14, 2017

1. A Musical Celebration of Christmas
Head to Clark Summit University, 538 Venard Road, South Abington Twp., for “A Musical Celebration of Christmas” this weekend in its historic Murphy Memorial Library.
Presented by the university’s Department of Music, the Christmas concert takes place Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3 and 7 p.m. The school’s choirs, vocal soloists and instrumentalists will perform a wide variety of musical genres and styles under the direction of Adam Schwamb and Dr. David Harris. The audience also can sing along with Christmas carols.
Tickets cost $8 and are available in advance at clarkssummitu.edu.

2. Theater at North concerts 

The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton, presents a weekend of music with Twelve Twenty-Four on Friday, Dec. 15 and the Northern Appalachian Wind Symphony on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Established in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four is a Christmas-themed rock orchestra, featuring a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section and a variety of vocalists. The group presents a massive, high-energy performance of favorite holiday music and original holiday pieces.
Made up of 45 woodwind, brass and percussion players from across the country, the Appalachian Wind Symphony has planned an evening of Christmas and wintertime cheer, featuring appearances by guest singers, Santa and more.
Both performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Twelve Twenty-Four and $16 for the symphony and are available online at thetheateratnorth.com.

3. Scranton Cultural Center events 

Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., hosts a pair of Christmas events on Saturday, Dec. 16, with a free screening of the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and the NEPA Holiday Show.
Starting at 11 a.m., the 2000 adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story stars Jim Carrey as the Christmas-hating Grinch, who plots to ruin the holiday in the town of Whoville.
Starting at 6 p.m., the Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking, Three Man Cannon and the Hill You Die On will perform in the annual concert. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Doors open at 5 p.m. Visit the box office or scrantonculturalcenter.org or call 800-745-3000 to reserve tickets.

4. Running of the Santas
Go for a jolly jog with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. in downtown Scranton.
Participants are encouraged to wear Santa costumes for the Running with the Santas 5K, which steps off at and returns to Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave. Registration runs from noon to 12:45 p.m., and a post-race celebration follows at the restaurant.
Registration is $30 the day of the race. Participants who registered in advance can pick up their packets Friday, Dec. 15, from noon to 7 p.m. at Scranton Running Co., 3 W. Olive St.
Proceeds benefit Catholic Social Services and St. Joseph’s Center. For more information, visit runsignup.com/santa.

5. ‘A Royal Affair Tea Party & Revue’
The Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will host a family-friendly tea party with live entertainment this weekend.
“A Royal Affair Tea Party & Revue” takes place Saturday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the program, which includes a tea party catered by POSH at the Scranton Club, and can meet, dance and take pictures with princes and princesses.
Tickets are $22 in advance, available at showtix4u.com, and $25 at the door. For more information, call 570-252-4156 or email Dana at danab@capaa.org.

Concerts – December 14, 2017

Concerts – December 14, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour, Monday, Dec. 18
Cabinet, Sunday, Dec. 31
Back in Black — AC/DC tribute, Friday, Jan. 19
ARRIVAL from Sweden, Saturday, Jan. 20
Alt 92.1 Snow Show featuring Dashboard Confessional, Sunday, Jan. 28
Billy Strings, Monday, Jan. 29
Eddie B., Friday, Feb. 2
Scotty McCreery, Saturday, Feb. 10
America, Thursday, Feb. 15
Howard Gospel Choir, Saturday, Feb. 17

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
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)
Gilbert Gottfried, Sunday, Dec. 31 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Jim Breuer, Saturday, Jan. 13 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
J.B. Smoove, Saturday, Jan. 20 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Bob Saget, Saturday, Feb. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Grand Funk Railroad, Saturday, Feb. 17 (Gypsies Lounge and Nighclub)
Gin Blossoms, Friday, Feb. 23 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Tracy Morgan, Saturday, March 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
The Eagles Experience, Saturday, Dec. 16
Back To the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, Friday, Dec. 29
Get the Led Out — Led Zeppelin tribute, Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 31
Rebelution and Raging Fyah, Sunday, Jan. 14
Live Dead & Riders ’69, Saturday, Jan. 27
Umphrey’s McGee, Sunday, Jan. 28
Go ’90s with the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air, Saturday, Feb. 3
Voyage — Journey tribute featuring Hugo, Friday, Feb. 9
Next Big Thing presents Bruce in the USA, Saturday, Feb., 24
Lonestar, Friday, March 2

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
A Tribute To Tom Waits with MMLE, Friday, Dec. 15
Bands from Mars, Saturday, Dec. 16
Misty Mountain, Friday, Dec. 22, and Saturday, Dec. 23
SUZE annual Christmas Show, Monday, Dec. 25
Start Making Sense — Talking Heads tribute, Thursday, Dec. 28
Kluster Phunk & Riffmatik, Friday, Dec. 29
Flux Capacitor, Saturday, Dec. 30
GoodStew featuring Rodney and Jon Godinez, Sunday, Dec. 31
Mike Dougherty, Friday, Jan. 12

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Dopapod, Friday, Dec. 15
Blues Christmas Show featuring Junior’s Wailing, Saturday, Dec. 16
Patent Pending, Saturday, Dec. 23
Turkuaz, Friday, Jan. 26
Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, Saturday, Jan. 27
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Friday, Feb. 9
Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 12
Judah & the Lion, Wednesday, March 14
The Everly Brothers Experience, Sunday, May 20
Open mic night featuring Poor Eliza, Sunday, June 24

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Ryan Kinder, Thursday, Dec. 14
Fantasia: Christmas after Midnight, Thursday, Dec. 14
Trophy Eyes, Friday, Dec. 15
Snails with Funtcase and Yookie, Friday, Dec. 15
Chynna, Saturday, Dec. 16
So Far Gone, Wednesday, 20
Brandon Taz Niederauer, Friday, Dec. 22
Billy Mungus Big Band, Saturday, Dec. 30
Passion Pit, Sunday, Jan. 17
Alex Aiono, Friday, Jan. 19

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Dark Star Orchestra, Friday, Dec. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 31
The Devil Makes Three, Friday, Jan. 26
MO and Cashmere Cat, Saturday, Jan. 27
Neck Deep, Thursday, Feb. 2
Black Label Society, Saturday, Feb. 3
Datsik, Friday, Feb. 9
Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria, Saturday, Feb. 10
The Juice Crew Reunion, Sunday, Feb. 11
Ganja White Night, Thursday, Feb. 15
Borns, Saturday, Feb. 17

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 17
The Killers, Saturday, Jan. 13
Lana Del Rey, Sunday, Jan. 21
Jeff Dunham, Sunday, Feb. 11
Kid Rock, Friday, Feb. 23
Blake Shelton, Saturday, March 17
Demi Lovato, Friday, March 23
Lorde, Monday, April 2
Pink, Friday, April 13
U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Eileen Iver’s A Joyful Christmas, Friday, Dec. 15

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Andrea Bocelli, Thursday, Dec. 14
Billy Joel, Wednesday, Dec. 20
Phish, Thursday, Dec. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 31
The Killers, Friday, Jan. 12
Shakira, Wednesday, Jan. 17
Romeo Santos, Thursday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 17
Ricardo Arjona, Thursday, Feb. 22
Maluma, Sunday, March 25
Pink, Wednesday, April 4

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Chris Tomlin Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 14
Holiday Cheer for FUV, Friday, Dec. 15
K-LOVE Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 17
A Pentatonix Christmas Tour, Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 21
Gov’t Mule, Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 31
Streetlight Manifesto, Saturday, Jan. 13
Umphrey’s McGee, Friday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 21
AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27
ManDoki Soulmates, Monday, Jan. 29
Michael IcIntyre, Thursday, Feb. 1

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Darlingside, Thursday, Dec. 14
Twelve Twenty Four, Saturday, Dec. 16
A Very Merry Acoustic Christmas with the Sherwood Brothers, Saturday, Dec. 16
Swingin’ the Holidays with the Rob Stoneback Big Band, Friday, Dec. 22
Go Go Gadjet, Tuesday, Dec. 26
The Large Flowerheads, Thursday, Dec. 28
Jimmy & the Parrots: Holiday Parrot Party, Friday, Dec. 29
The Sofa Kings’ New Years Eve Party, Sunday, Dec. 31
Craig Thatcher Band presents an Evening of Jimi Hendrix, Friday, Jan. 5
Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd, Saturday, Jan. 6
Matthew Morrison, Thursday, Jan. 11

Clubs – December 14, 2017

Clubs – December 14, 2017

Thursday, Dec. 14
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Wanabees Trio
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Happy Holidaze: An Electric Boogie
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.: Leighann & Company
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: Dustin Drevitch
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Eric Rudy

Friday, Dec. 15
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike Hagan Duo
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Area 52
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Tory Lanez
ALT 92.1 Radio Theater, fifth floor, the Scranton Times Building, 149 Penn Ave.: The Menzingers and Tigers Jaw
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Jim Carro and Mike Miz Jr.
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: County Lines
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Rhythm and Booze
Bentley’s Nightclub, 2300 Route 309, Ashley: Keyshia Cole
Bones Bar, 1110 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Traverse the Abyss, the Aegean, Terrorize This, Toothless and Corners of Sanctuary
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Leighanne and Company
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Up the Moon Trio
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Ugly Sweater Party
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Switzer Duo
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: 2 Rockaholix
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Shelly’s Underground
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Irrefutables
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Genetti Taphouse, 200 W. 4th St., Williamsport: Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl with Joe Flair
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: 2 Rockaholix
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Shelly’s Underground
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Irrefutables
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: American Dragiators
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Carousel Kings with We Were Sharks
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Ron Morgan
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jeff Lewis Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The Jay Orrell Band (JOB)
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano and Aim N Fire
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: A Tribute to Tom Waits with MMLE
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Luongo Brothers
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s Duo and Bryan Banks
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mountain Sky Orchestra
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: 3rd Degree acoustic
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: The Soul Shakers
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mick Thomas and Shawn Banks
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Camp Rattler Punk Rock Holiday Shindig with the Disorders

Saturday, Dec. 16
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Better with Beer
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Heads Up Duo
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: James Barrett
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: That 90’s Band
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mike Pilgermayer
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Weight
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
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Ugly Sweater Party with Doubting Thoma$
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Hip-hop Night
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Dashboard Mary
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Ronnie Morgan Duo and Pink Slip
Rob’s Pub & Grub, 232 Nesbitt St., Larksville: Ugly Sweater Party with Empire in Decline
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Bands from Mars — David Bowie tribute
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: DejaVu
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco & the Storm
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Flatland Ruckus and Ken Norton
Tomaino’s Lounge, 273 Main St., Archbald: Kartune
Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton: New Revolution
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: London Force
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Mike Miz and friends
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mick Thomas and Shawn Banks

Sunday, Dec. 17
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Flatland Ruckus
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Doggie Christmas Party
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
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Open mic with Jerry Trapper

Monday, Dec. 18
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session

Tuesday, Dec. 19
III Guys PIzzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Greg
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night

Wednesday, Dec. 20
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: 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
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Riley Loftus
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Village Idiots

Clubs – December 7, 2017

Clubs – December 7, 2017

Thursday, Dec. 7
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Dancing with Chris and Darlene
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.: R.J. Scouton
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
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee

Friday, Dec. 8
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dalls: Triple Freat
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dustin Douglas
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Tom Graham
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Jeremy Burke
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Greg Palmer
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Molly Pitcher Path
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Jordan Ramirez
Bones Bar, 1110 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Dee Maple Band
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band
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.: The Rice Crew
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Stoked
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Strawberry Jam
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
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: DHD
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Wandering Aloud
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: Kartune
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Jeff Lewis and DJ Nino Blanco
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Serene Green
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: Ron Schoonover
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Pink Slip
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Adam McKinley
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: The Third Nut
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Patty Rosborough and Tony Liberati

Saturday, Dec. 9
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dalls: Great Rock Pair
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Empire in Decline
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: John Strasburger
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Violet Sisters
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sunshine Symphony
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Cool Ride
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Rhythm and Booze
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: UUU
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Traffix Jam
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Q-Ball
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Good Question Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous, Speaker Jam Karaoke
R Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin: Dashboard Mary
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Crowded Streets — The Dave Matthews Experience
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Front Porch Rockers
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: amRadio
The Tauras Club, 106 W. Market St., Scranton: FullCircle
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Rick Gillette and 3 Imaginary Boys
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mace in Dickson
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: J.P. Biondo and Chris Kearney
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Patty Rosborough and Tony Liberati
World of Brew, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Rattler Family Reunion Vol. 2

Sunday, Dec. 10
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: The Soul Shakers
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
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
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Open mic with Jerry Trapper

Monday, Dec. 11
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Dec. 12
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dalls: Bret Alexander
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mike Baresse

Wednesday, Dec. 13
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: 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
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Light Weight Duo
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – December 7, 2017

Fab 5 – December 7, 2017

1. Live Nativity of the Abingtons
More than two decades of tradition continue with the return of the annual Live Nativity of the Abingtons. The reenactment of the birth of Jesus takes place Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. at Clarks Green Assembly of God Church, 204 South Abington Road. The outdoor performance takes less than 30 minutes and features live music and animals, dancing and special effects. The audience then can head indoors for entertainment by pianist Denise Warner, snacks, drinks and the Abingtons Christmas Giveaway, for which local businesses donated many gifts. Registration for the giveaway is free.
Parking is available at the church, on surrounding streets and the lot of the former CVS Pharmacy, Hall Avenue and South Abington Boulevard. For more information, call 570-586-8286 or visit livenativityoftheabingtons.com.

2. ‘School of Rock’
The stage version of a movie about a wannabe rock star who starts a band with his students comes to Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., this weekend. 
Presented by SCC’s youth theater program, “School of Rock: The Musical” takes place Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 and 7 p.m.
The musical focuses on substitute teacher Dewey Finn, who discovers his students at a prestigious prep school have musical gifts and ropes them into forming a rock group to compete in a Battle of the Bands. The show’s staff includes director Camille Reinecke, music director Jillian Rojek and choreographer Jackilyn Yamialkowski.
Tickets cost $5 and are available at the box office, 570-344-1111 and scrantonculturalcenter.org.

3. ‘Of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All!’
Keystone College presents a free holiday concert, “Of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All!,” on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks on the La Plume campus.
Several of the college’s music ensembles — including the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale at Keystone and the Voices at Keystone College — will perform. The event also will feature a visit with Santa Claus, holiday treats and presents for children. Audience members are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy; pet products; money; canned goods and other non-perishable foods to be distributed to Toys for Tots, Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and Giants’ Food Pantry at Keystone College.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. For details, call 570-945-8599 or email music@keystone.edu.

4. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Catch a classic holiday film on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free screenings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” take place at 2, 7 and 8 p.m. and include free popcorn and soda. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Directed by Frank Capra, the 1946 movie traces the life of George Bailey (James Stewart), who discovers on Christmas Eve what the world and the lives of his friends and family would have been like had he never been born.
Call 570-996-1500 or visit dietrichtheater.com for more information.

5. Hawley Winterfest
The Lake Region celebrates the season from Friday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 10, with events around Hawley and Lake Wallenpaupack. The annual Hawley Winterfest includes dozens of activities, including train rides, visits with Santa, a Christmas show at Ritz Company Playhouse, a beer tour, holiday card-making and open houses. Visitors also can enjoy live music, specials at local restaurants and businesses and more family-friendly activities.
This year’s festival includes a tour of four privately owned Delaware and Hudson Canal lock houses decorated for the holidays on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour begins at the Lock House 31 museum. Tickets are $20 and available at Looking Glass Art Gallery in Hawley Silk Mill, the Settlers Inn, Teeters’ Furniture and Wayne County Historical Society.
Visit hawleywinterfest.com for a full schedule of events and more details.

Fab 5 – November 30, 2017

Fab 5 – November 30, 2017

1. Living Christmas Village
Take a walk through Grace Bible Church’s Living Christmas Village on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Guests can check out the live nativity scene, games, kids’ games and crafts, and puppets and snack on some hot cocoa and cookies. The Dunmore High School Jazz Band and Choir, Penn State Worthington Scranton Jazz Band and Choir, Serenity Harpists and City Lights Church of Scranton will perform.
Admission is free. Visit gracebiblepa.com or the event’s Facebook page for more information.

2. Christmas in a Small Town
Santa Claus makes his annual trek through the Lackawanna Valley on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Christmas in a Small Town kicks off at the Carbondale Train Station, River Street, at 10:30 a.m. as Santa boards a special train provided by Steamtown National Historical Site. He’ll then arrive at Archbald Train Station, Pike Street, at 11:35; Jessup Train Station, Church Street, at 12:20 p.m.; Queen City Train Station, Lackawanna Avenue, Olyphant, at 1; Dickson City Train Station, Boulevard Avenue, at 1:45; and Steamtown, Scranton, at 3.
Children can get their picture taken and share their Christmas wishes with Santa at the stations. Valley View’s marching band will perform at the Archbald and Jessup stops.
Visit lhva.org or call 570-963-6730, ext. 8200, for more information.

3. Snow Forge
Come to downtown Old Forge on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., for the annual Snow Forge festivities. This year’s events include trolley rides with Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides, a craft fair, Festival of Trees, pictures with Santa, a visit with Rudolph and the other reindeer, and the lighting of the Christmas tree on the lawn of the borough building. Main Street will shut down to public traffic during the event.
The Jingle Bell Jog, a 1.2-mile run that focuses on fun instead of speed, precedes the main event, stepping off at 11 a.m., and costs $20 in advance and $25 that day. Awards will be given to the top finishers and best costumed runner; all runners will receive a gift.
Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

4. Marriotts on Montage Mountain 2017 Winter Marketplace
Get ready for Christmas with the help of a special shopping event on Saturday, Dec. 2.
The Marriotts on Montage Mountain 2017 Winter Marketplace will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hotels — SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites and Courtyard by Marriott — 19 Radcliffe Drive, Moosic. Items for sale include soap, jewelry, essential oils, clothing, food, wine and more. Shoppers will get 2000 Marriott Rewards points for spending $10 or more with vendors.
Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information and a complete list of vendors.

5. Christmas with Jennifer Nettles 

Country music star Jennifer Nettles brings her Christmas tour to Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Nov. 30, for a 7:30 p.m. show at F.M Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square.
One of today’s most popular and admired country singers, Nettles has won multiple awards for her music, including Grammy, Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards for her hit song “Stay.” The lead singer of country duo Sugarland before her solo career, Nettles performed on Broadway in the musical “Chicago” in 2015 and released the album “To Celebrate Christmas” last year.
Tickets start at $39.50 and are available at the box office.