Clubs – May 24, 2018

Clubs – May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Always Undecided
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
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: EJ the DJ
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: Open mic and Nintendo 64 tournament
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
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
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali

Friday, May 25
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Violets from Chatter
American Legion Post 665, 901 Main St., Dickson City: Marilyn Kennedy
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Gas Trio
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Mike Barrasse
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Shiny Penny with Light Weight
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bark at the Moon — Ozzy Osbourne tribute
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Jimmy T — Elvis tribute artist
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: DJ Edwin Valez
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Bill Arnold Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Tina and Joe from Oldies but Goodies
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Clarence Spady
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Punch Bug Trio
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Flatland Ruckus
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Group Du Jour Trio
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Earthmouth, Hallucination, Burial Fog, Gypsy Valley Kings and Fields of Arkansas
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Phyllis Hopkins Trio
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Worst Ones, Girls Galore, Das Black Milk and Down To Six
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Failed Action Figures, a Comedy Show
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Donnybrook Irish Band
Lucchi Family Wine Cellars, 134 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Strasburger
Moxie Club, 80 Orchard St., Carbondale: FullCircle
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Butch N the Kid
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Subnotics
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: 2nd Gear and Rick Gillette
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Militia
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joe DeVito with Mike Gaffney and Teri Grenahan

Saturday, May 26
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: David Cupano
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Paul LaQuintano
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Area 52
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Crimson Tears and Black Fawn Forest
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Jason Dumm Band
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Q-Ball
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Strawberry Jam
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Brickyard Road
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Last Call Duo
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nick Michels
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Renora Code and DJ Famous
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Escaper
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dimensions featuring Valarie Adams
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Nothing to Next — Breaking Benjamin tribute
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joe DeVito with Mike Gaffney and Teri Grenahan

Sunday, May 27
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Rice Crew
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: American Opera and Will Wood
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy

Monday, May 28
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session

Tuesday, May 29
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Open mic with Greg Preate

Wednesday, May 30
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Karaoke with Tiffany
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Karaoke with DJ Edwin Velez
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Bryan Brophy

Fab 5 – May 24, 2018

Fab 5 – May 24, 2018

1. St. Ubaldo Day 

A Jessup tradition continues this weekend with numerous events surrounding St. Ubaldo Day, aka la Festa dei Ceri.
On Saturday, May 26, the activity begins at 6 a.m. when drummers march through the streets to awake the borough. Plenty of music plus processions, a prayer service and more follow throughout Jessup during the day, with the action culminating in the traditional “Race of the Saints” centered around Church Street, when the families of St. Ubaldo, St. Anthony and St. George race through Jessup while carrying statues of their respective saints.
Then, on Sunday, May 27, children can participate in a junior version of the race. A breakfast will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Ubaldo Society Cultural Center, 310 Third Ave., with a blessing, prayer service and raising of the saints following the meal. The children’s race begins at 12:30 p.m. at Ward Street and Powell Avenue, ending at Jessup Veterans Memorial Field.

 

2. ‘The Amish Project’

Pocono Mountains Theater Company’s tour of “The Amish Project” stops in Scranton and Honesdale this week.
One actress performs all of the roles in the fictional story about the aftermath of the 2006 shooting at the West Nickel Mines Amish School in Lancaster County.
On Thursday, May 24, the show will begin at 7 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. The show then will move on to the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, for a show on Friday, May 25, at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 for each show and are available online at brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit
poconomountainstheatercompany.org.

3. Arts Thrive in Carbondale

An inaugural arts event looks to offer educational and interactive activities this weekend.
Sponsored by Women to Women: THRIVE, Arts THRIVE in Carbondale will take place around the downtown on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Guests can speak with artists about their work and take part in hands-on activities during the free event. Artists range from jewlery-makers to painters to paper crafters, and the event also will feature tarot card readings, face painting and more.
Dr. S. Robert Powell from Carbondale Historical Society will share details about Carbondale’s history aboard the Lackawanna County trolley bus, which visitors can ride to each event site.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

4. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

A pair of former soap opera stars will lead the cast of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA.
The show runs Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, May 25, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 27, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Theater building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton.
The cast includes two former stars of “The Guiding Light,” with Emmy-nominated actress Mandy Bruno Bogue playing Audrey and Robert T. Bogue portraying Orin. Understudies will perform the roles of Audrey and Seymour during the weekend matinees.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 for limited reserved seating and $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for general seating. For tickets, visit ShowTix4U.com. Call 570-252-4156, email sheri@capaa.org or visit capaa.org for more information.

5. Memorial Day weekend events 

A Vietnam War hero from Scranton will be honored posthumously in a set of weekend events open to the public.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jimmy Reddington — who earned 12 medals, including two Purple Hearts — died in combat at 19 on March 23, 1967, but his medals went unclaimed for decades because his family was deceased.
On Saturday, May 26, however, Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas will present Reddington’s medals to the Marine Corps League’s Northeast Detachment at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. A Marine Corps color guard and the Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band will participate, and other Marines and Vietnam veterans are welcome to join, too.
A memorial service with full military honors will follow Sunday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Reddington’s grave in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
A few Lackawanna County communities, meanwhile, will hold Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 28.
American Legion Post 513 and VFW Post 4954 sponsor Old Forge’s parade, which forms at 9:30 a.m. and steps off 10 at Main and Miles streets. A ceremony follows at Old Forge Cemetery.
In Carbondale, the parade starts lining up at 10:15 a.m. at Ben Franklin Apartments and steps off at 10:45. A ceremony follows at Memorial Park at 11:15 with Capt. Loris Lepri as principal speaker.
Clarks Summit’s parade forms at 11 a.m. at Clarks Summit Elementary Center on Grove Street then heads to South State Street to Winola Road before ending at Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road. A memorial service follows at the post.

Hot spots- Iron pours, exhibits and more planned around gathering

Hot spots- Iron pours, exhibits and more planned around gathering

Strike while the iron’s hot over five days in Northeast Pennsylvania.
International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, or ICCCIA, makes itself at home at various sites throughout the region for Fire at the Furnace Week from Monday, May 28, through Saturday, June 2. Dozens of activities, exhibitions, demonstrations and more will take place around the region that focus on the historical, cultural and technical influence of cast iron. Most events are free.
Weekend Times ironed out the details about the places and events of ICCCIA.
The conference
ICCCIA provides a chance for professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts to meet, learn and work with other iron artists and workers through panels, conferences, networking events and demonstrations. Keynote speaker Carolyn Ottmers, a nationally recognized artist and educator, will address the crowd Wednesday, May 30, at 8 p.m. at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave. For a full list of conference events or to register, visit icccia.com.

Art
Outdoor exhibits
 “Digital Iron,” features student and faculty works produced among Alfred University, National Casting Center and East Stroudsburg University; opening reception, Tuesday, May 29, 3 to 4 p.m., Dansbury Depot, 5 S. Kistler St., East Stroudsburg.
 “Confluence” outdoor sculpture exhibition, large iron sculptures installed at several sites along Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Tuesday, May 29, through May 30, 2019; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Love Road at West Olive Street, Scranton
Participating art galleries
A gallery tour coinciding with the opening receptions will take place Thursday, May 31, beginning at Linder Gallery, Keystone College, La Plume, at 4 p.m.
 “Data Dreams and Improbable Objects,” exhibit transforms conceptual data forms into tangible sculptures; through July 6, Linder Gallery, Keystone College, 1 La Plume Road, La Plume; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 4 to 5 p.m.
 “New Frontiers,” juried exhibition emphasizes the idea of time, travel, movement, place, space and connections; Monday, May 28, through Monday, Sept. 3, Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 5:15 to 6 p.m.
 “Intent: A Tool Show,” highlights tools and materials used to create sculptures such as jigs, patterns, ideas, software and tools; Monday, May 28, through Saturday, June 30, Suraci Gallery at Marywood University, Scranton; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 6 to 7 p.m.
 “Transformed: Digital to Corporeal,” features works created with digital fabrication techniques such as 3-D scanning, 3-D printing, CNC Milling and robotics; Monday, May 28, through Saturday, June 30, Kresge Gallery at Marywood University, Scranton; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 6 to 7 p.m.
 “Ferrous Wheel,” features works by ICCCIA steering committee; Monday, May 28, through Saturday, June 30, Mahady Gallery at Marywood University, Scranton; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 6 to 7 p.m.
 “Partners in Process,” curated works from the Maslow Collection that reflect conference theme; Monday, May 28, through Saturday, June 30, Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art at Marywood University, Scranton; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 6 to 7 p.m.
 “Liquid Earth,” Hope Horn Gallery at Hyland Hall, University of Scranton; opening reception, Thursday, May 31, 7 to 8 p.m.
Luzerne County galleries
A morning gallery trip to Avoca and Wilkes-Barre exhibits begins Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m.
 “Iron Maidens II: Made in Wales,” works by female iron sculptors, through June 3, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, 100 Terminal Road, Avoca
 “Solid Gone,” works by 42 international artists whose work addresses impermanence, through Aug. 4, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; opening reception, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to noon
Travel events
 Ferrous Flyer train tour, Tuesday, May 29; departs at noon from Scranton; stops in Gouldsboro, Cresco and East Stroudsburg before arriving back in Scranton at 7:30 p.m.; features cast iron performances, food and beverages.
 Bethlehem day trip, Friday, June 1; departs at 9 a.m. from Radission at Lackawanna Station hotel; arrives between 10:30 and 11 a.m. at National Museum of Industrial History and includes tours of industrial sites around city and lunch; returns to Radisson at 4 p.m.
For tickets or more information, visit icccia.com.
First Friday
These events will take place Friday, June 1, as part of Scranton’s First Friday Art Walk, which starts at 5 p.m.
 “Burst Mode: Photography and Iron,” second floor, AFA Galley, 514 Lackawanna Ave.
 “That’s What She Said,” first floor, AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave.
 “Traces of Beauty: Mark Making with Iron,” Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St.
 “The Days of Ore,” Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St.
 “Size Matters,” conference headquarters, Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave.
 “Ef (Fe) ct,” conference headquarters, Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave.
 “The Railroad Exhibition,” Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St.
 “On Track,” Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St.
 “Temple of the Heart & River of Iron” film screening, Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St.
 “Behind the Conference,” exhibition of previous and current ICCCIA conference chairs, Bogart Court, 518 Lackawanna Ave.
Live iron pours
 Dansbury Depot, 5 E. Kistler St., East Stroudsburg, Tuesday, May 29, 3 p.m.
 Gouldsboro Train Station, 543 Main St., Tuesday, May 29, 5:30 p.m.
 Bogart Court, 518 Lackawanna Ave., Friday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Tuesday, May 29, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 30, 9:30 p.m.; Friday, June 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 8 to 10 p.m.

Clubs – May 17, 2018

Clubs – May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Village Idiots Acoustic
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
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: AJ/DJ on Cooper’s Dock
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo Acoustic Trio
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
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Drmcthr, Latewaves and Blue Heaven
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Open Mic Circus
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jeff Lewis
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Consider the Source with Rogue Chimp
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Myal Soul
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali

Friday, May 18
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Lily Mao
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Tom Graham
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: A Proud Monkey
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Area 52
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Supe
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike & Mike
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Sarah Carne
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: The Third Nut
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: DHD
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
The High Bridge House, 1090 Route 502, Spring Brook Twp.: Dashboard Mary
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Great Rock Pair
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Cheap Seats, Talon Co. and more
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Ron Morgan
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Aaron Fink album release show
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Adlib x Space Kamp Live
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jim Carro
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro
R & J’s Wild Rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Dishonest Fiddlers with Clarence Spady
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Jeffrey James Band
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Ken Norton and Graces Downfall Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Adam McKinley
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty with David James and Sergio Marzitelli

Saturday, May 19
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Talanca
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Graces Downfall Duo
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Weight
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Bros.
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: FullCircle
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Zayre Mountain
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Shake 3x
The Brew House Mini-Mart Cafe, 38 Sturges Road, Peckville: Dashboard Mary
Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: Stoned By Proxy
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Alyssa Lazar
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Signs of Madness, One Day Waiting, Royal Hell and Walau-eh
Kilcoyne’s, 129 S. Main Ave., Scranton: Dan Cusick
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tritide Duo
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jennifer Newton Solo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Popstar Drive
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s and Buzz Buzzyrd
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: D-West
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty with David James and Sergio Marzitelli

Sunday, May 20
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Brett Alexander and Eddie Appnel
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo

Monday, May 21
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Tuesday, May 22
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Dave Abraham
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Blessing a Curse, Life Barrier and more
Wednesday, May 23
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Casey’s, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Backdoor Mic
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Adam McKinley

Fab 5 – May 10, 2018

Fab 5 – May 10, 2018

1. LRCA Riverfest

Lackawanna River Conservation Association will take to the water once again for its annual Riverfest.
Set for Saturday, May 12, the event will include the traditional Canoe-A-Thon, a timed run that launches from David Maslyar Park, Archbald, and Blakely Borough Recreational Complex and heads down the Lackawanna River to the finish line at Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area, Poplar Street, Scranton.
In the regatta, meanwhile, the LRCA invites people to use their imaginations to craft vessels to ride on the river from the Poplar Street bridge to Sweeney’s Beach at 3 p.m. Participation is free.
LRCA also will offer the Duck-A-Thon, a fundraiser in which 10 rubber ducks will hit the water upstream from Sweeney’s Beach. A drawing from the ticket containers corresponding to the winning ducks’ numbers will decide who wins the $500, $250 and $100 cash prizes. Duck tickets cost $5 for one, $10 for three and $20 for eight.
To register for the activities and find more information, visit lrca.org or call 570-347-6311.

2. Artisan Marketplace

An Upvalley event will raise money for the Catherine McAuley Center.
The Artisan Marketplace will take place Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anthracite Center, 41 N. Main St., Carbondale. Guests will find more than 25 handmade arts and crafts vendors — ranging from jewelry and baked goods to chainsaw carvings and fused glass — on two floors plus live music by Chris Mullineaux.
Admission is $2, and all proceeds will go to the Scranton center that helps women, children and homeless individuals and families with housing and other resources. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

3. Scranton StorySlam: Word to Your Mother!

The Scranton StorySlam returns with a Mother’s Day-themed edition.
The “Word to Your Mother!” show will take place Saturday, May 12, at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the tales begin at 8:30.
The StorySlam challenges participants to tell a true story in five minutes without notes, and the winner receives a cash prize and the Slammy trophy. Simone Daniel will emcee the event.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

4. Celebrating 250 Years of Anthracite Coal Mining in Pennsylvania

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program class of 2018 and the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum will celebrate 250 years of anthracite coal mining in the state with a special program Saturday, May 12.
The free event at the museum in McDade Park, Scranton, runs from 9 a.m. to noon and lets visitors view a 250th anniversary commemorative display Leadership Lackawanna developed and learn about the area’s coal-mining past. A plaque unveiling will take place at 10.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

5. University concerts

Two Scranton universities will host spring concerts this week.
Marywood University will present the Spring Gala Concert on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Adams Ave. Admission is free. Visit marywood.edu or call 570-348-6211 for details.
Also that night, at 7:30, the University of Scranton’s string orchestra, symphonic band and concert choir will perform in the free Pre-Commencement Concert at the campus’ Houlihan-McLean Center, 800 Linden St. For more information, visit scranton.edu/music or call 570-941-7624.

Clubs – May 10, 2018

Clubs – May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10
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
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Poets Live
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
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: Jonathan Dressler
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali
Friday, May 11
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Rice Crew
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: J.P. Williams Blues Band
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Blush
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Fab 3
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Doug and Sean
Boozer’s Sports Bar, 635 Main St., Avoca: Facing the Giants
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Two Yutes
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Lesser Knowns
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: John Lukas
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: The Sperazza Trio
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Dave Cupano
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike and Lynett
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Common Thread
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Johnny D
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Flaxy Morgan
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chuck Paul
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Aim N Fire
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: BowieLIVE
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Idol Kings — Journey tribute
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Graces Downfall
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Beth Connor
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kelly Terranova and Glen Jensen
Saturday, May 12
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Eddie Appnel
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Luke
Ariel View Inn, 1400 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pulp Flannel
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Rhythm and Booze
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Jack Foley and Robbie Walsh
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Heads Up Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 40LB Head
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Facing the Giants
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander Duo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Come to Grief, Fistula, Black Urn, DOUR, Trunk and Coke Nail
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Seize Fire
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: A Proud Monkey Solo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous, DJ Nino Blanco
The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Munji, T-ravill, Muse the Millionaire and Goodman
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentleman present the Stevie Ray Vaughn Retrospective
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Xcluzive Soul
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: No Memories and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Psycho City
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kelly Terranova and Glen Jensen
Sunday, May 13
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Super Smash Scranton
Monday, May 14
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Tuesday, May 15
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman, open mic
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Eddie Appnel
Wednesday, May 16
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Edwin Velez
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Alex O’Brien

Lyrical Legend- ‘Beautiful — The Carole King Musical’ tells songstress’ story

Lyrical Legend- ‘Beautiful — The Carole King Musical’ tells songstress’ story

Carole King and Gerry Goffin impacted the musical landscape with their creative genius, a story that lives on in a Broadway show coming to Scranton next week.
“Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” takes over Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., from Tuesday, May 8, through Sunday, May 13, for eight shows thanks to Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The show traces King’s career as a songwriter and her relationship, both romantic and professional, with Goffin, as well as her coming into her own as a performer. The pair wrote numerous songs other performers made famous, and many, such as “The Locomotion,” appear in the musical. The first time King sits down at the piano and sings “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” tour star Andrew Brewer said, he can hear the audience trying to sing along.
“And the show is kind of full of those moments, especially (in) the first act, of ‘I didn’t know they wrote that’ and ‘I didn’t know they wrote that,’” he added. “It’s all these recognizable songs that we think of as (belonging to) these other groups, and then … it shows up that it’s (King).” 
King wrote “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” as a 17-year-old, and she and Goffin followed it with numerous hits for such acts as the Drifters, the Righteous Brothers and Herman’s Hermits. She began recording her own vocals, too, and her 1971 solo album, “Tapestry,” won her four Grammy awards, including best record, song and pop vocal performance (female) as well as album of the year. She has released numerous platinum and gold albums through the years and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
Brewer, who plays Goffin in the tour, has had a chance to see King in person a few times when she has come backstage, and he called her “very sweet.” Her story has been part of his life for several years, going back to his job as a swing — a cast member who can step into various roles when needed — on the Broadway production, which continues to run in New York City. Brewer then moved on to the national tour, where he worked his way up to the role of King’s ex-husband and songwriting partner.
The experience let him see multiple actors’ takes on the role and learn “what sort of worked with audiences or what didn’t work with audiences and kind of build my own version of that.”
It can be a tough role, too, “because he’s the catalyst for a lot of things happening in sort of a negative way,” Brewer said.
“I try to get you on his side as much as possible at the beginning and to understand and make clear that they were in love,” he said. “Despite the mistakes that he makes … through it all, he did care. And that’s the one thing I want to make sure is as clear as possible. He’s not just a bad guy doing bad stuff to be mean.”
The show has so much emotion and relatability, Brewer noted, with many moments people have all experienced, such as the fear of losing love that “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” emphasizes.
“That’s what makes the song so powerful, and the melodies play into that,” he said. “And (King and Goffin) were such a great team. … It really shows through the notes why they’ve remained so popular through the years.”
Brewer hopes that, at the bare minimum, audiences “just have a good evening” when they come to see “Beautiful.” They will hear King’s songs in context and see what the songwriters thought of as they penned them, he said. And the musical “ends on a very high note,” he added.
“It’s a very fun show,” Brewer said. “It has some heavier moments, and I think what’s surprising to a lot of people is, while it is whatever we call a ‘jukebox musical’ … there is a great story behind it that I don’t think a lot of people know.”

 

Clubs – May 3, 2018

Clubs – May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dustin Douglas
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Blues Broker Records Blues Jam with Chris London
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
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Of Good Nature with Jordan Ramirez and Mike Stec
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 1227, 492 Stephenson St., Duryea: Chris Malvizzi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mark Sutorka
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali

Friday, May 4
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Brothers
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Barrel-Chested Beer Bellies
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Blast Off with Escaper, Mountain Sky Orchestra and Digitaldavy
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bandits Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 1922 W. Front St., Berwick: Wells River Band
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Leighanne and Company
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kira Lee
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: R.J. Scouton
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Whiskey ‘N Woods
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Wayne from Facing Giants
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Shelly’s Underground
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Indigo Moon Brass Band
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Tony Vergnetti and Robby Walsh
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano and JOB
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Clarence Spady Band
Tap at Humboldt Beer Depot, 573 Can Do Expressway, Hazleton: Ostrich Hat
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Torey Mengoni, Jon Sembrat and J.R. Huffsmith
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Metal Meltdown
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Steve Shaffer and Peter Guarraci
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Ol’ Cabbage

Saturday, May 5
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Vine Street
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Rare Form
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Blast Off with Rogue Chimp, Microcave and Newpy Hundo
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Until Sunrise (formerly That 90s Band)
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: FullCircle
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Cinco De Derby with DJ Cadillac Cukin
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Crimson Tears
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Sammich Kings Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nova City
Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: Tori Viccica
Crabby’s Seafood Grill and Pipes Bar, 3159 Lower Demunds Road, Dallas: Strawberry Jam
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Better with Beer
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Samurai Pizza Cats, Charming Beards and E57
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Liam Alone
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: 40lb Head
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: The Girlz and Pink Slip
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: MiZ
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Se Acabo — Santana tribute
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Cinco De Mayo with Black Tie Stereo and Buzz, Metal Meltdown
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Steve Shaffer and Peter Guarraci
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Alex Culbreth

Sunday, May 6
Bandits Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 1922 W. Front St., Berwick: Brant Quick
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: Dishonest Fiddlers Duo
The Stonehouse, 47 Fallbrook St., Carbondale: Pearl

Monday, May 7
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

Tuesday, May 8
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman Open Mic
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander

Wednesday, May 9
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Edwin Velez
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jamie Zaleski

Fab 5 – May 3, 2018

Fab 5 – May 3, 2018

1. ‘Star Wars’ Night

Feel the force during “Star Wars” Night on Friday, May 4, as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on Pawtucket Red Sox at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 6:35.
Fans are encouraged to wear costumes, and characters from Lucasfilm’s iconic series will be on hand for photos. The first 2,500 fans will receive a Chance Adams bobblehead. A pre-game “Junior Jedi” parade also will take place.
The RailRiders will don special “Star Wars”-themed uniforms for the game and auction off the jerseys that night with all proceeds benefiting Geisinger Children’s Miracle Network.
For tickets or information, visit swbrailriders.com.

2. NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air

Promote environmental protection, public health and sustainability in the region Saturday, May 5, during the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K Run/Walk for Clean Air.
The free, family-friendly event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blakely Borough Recreation Complex, 100 Keystone Ave.Peckville. It features live music, local food, raffle baskets, exhibitors, more than 40 eco-friendly vendors, yoga workshops, educational programs, art and more.
The 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m. along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. To register in advance as an individual or part of a team, visit racemenu.com/nepa. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Guests also are encouraged to bring used sneakers to recycle and used clothing and books to swap or donate. For more information, visit nepagreenfair.org.

3. Taste of Fringe

The Scranton Fringe Festival will raise money for its programming with a special night of food, drink and live entertainment.
Taste of Fringe will take place Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. Tickets cost $35 and are available at eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-fringe-tickets-44613518234.
The event is open to all ages, but guests must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID to drink or buy alcohol. For details, email info@scrantonfringe.org or visit the event’s Facebook page.The annual Scranton Fringe Festival will run Saturday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 30, at various venues in the city.

4. Derby Bae Mayo

Celebrate two seasonal favorites in one night on Saturday, May 5.
Derby Bae Mayo at Jack’s Draft House, 802 Prescott Ave., Scranton, combines the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo into one giant dance party with DJ duo SaturBae. The DJs plan to play a lot of pop hits and dance anthems from the late ’90s and early 2000s.
The night starts at 9; there is no cover charge. For information, visit the Facebook event page.

5. Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with giveaways, activities and more at Comics on the Green, 307 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.
The comic book shop will join numerous other comic book stores around the country in celebrating the event on Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to offering free books whose subjects range from “Avengers” and “Doctor Who” to Disney princesses and “Riverdale,” the store will offer sales, free face painting and pictures with “Star Wars” characters, including a stormtrooper. DC Comics artist Tom Derenick also will sign books and do sketches.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page. To view all the titles being offered for free this year and find more participating shops, go to freecomicbookday.com.

Illusionist Criss Angel has magic eye on NEPA

Illusionist Criss Angel has magic eye on NEPA

Criss Angel knew he wanted to pursue magic at 6, when his aunt Stella showed him a card trick.
“I was enamored with magic,” said the illusionist, whose real name is Christopher Sarantakos. “She was kind enough to share the secret, and then I drove everyone crazy performing it over and over again. I was very engaged by magic. I was just somebody that could not stop thinking about magic. … I started performing and getting paid at 12 years old.”
Angel — who soared to fame when his hit television series, “Mindfreak,” aired on A&E from 2005 to 2010 — brings his popular stage show, “RAW — The Mindfreak Unplugged” to F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, May 2.
Angel’s TV show is syndicated in more than 90 countries, and his Las Vegas stage shows, “Criss Angel BeLIEve” and “Criss Angel Mind-freak Live” — both in partnership with Cirque du Soleil — have been lauded by various critics as the “biggest name in Las Vegas magic.”
This touring show is unlike his residency in Las Vegas, however, Angel said, describing it as a stripped-down version that brings his street magic, mentalism and some of his most iconic illusions to life in an intimate, raw setting.
“This RAW tour has really given me an opportunity to do something I’ve never done in Vegas,” Angel said. “I get to do that close-up magic that I’ve done very successfully on television but never performed live. It’s an unplugged version of ‘Mindfreak.’ Basically, it’s a little bit of everything.”
Though he credits Harry Houdini, Doug Henning and Richiardi Jr. as influences to his style, much of Angel’s inspiration comes from popular culture, art and the people closest to him.
“My dad was the greatest influence to me,” Angel added. “He taught me the power of the mind and how, when it works together with the … soul, anything is possible.”
In Las Vegas, Angel has a 60,000-square-foot “laboratory” where he and his team work to develop new material and experiences. Some of these stunts and illusions take a few months to perfect; others take several years.
Angel has been recognized for his illusions through the years, receiving multiple Magician of the Year awards from the International Magician Society and, in July, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Although some might know Angel for his stunts, such as his water torture cell in Time Square or freeing himself from a straitjacket while hanging upside down, audiences can expect much more than just wild tricks from his Kirby Center show. Angel said a few moments frighten people, and others might bring them to tears.
“It’s really a piece of art that people really connect to,” Angel said. “I try to take people on an emotional rollercoaster ride and let them connect and engage and escape their daily lives and see that everything is possible. … The magic of emotions in (RAW) gives people the opportunity to escape reality and see things they’ve never seen before (and) will probably never see again.”

Clubs – April 26, 2018

Clubs – April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26
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
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Zodiac Boogie
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: EJ the DJ
Crotti’s On Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Bryan Banks and Jessica Cruise Duo
Gin’s Tavern, Route 107, Factoryville: Dashboard Mary
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
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: NFL Draft Party
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Asialena
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase
World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open Call hosted by Jami Kali

Friday, April 27
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Jay Critch, Jay Critch
American Legion Post 665, 901 Main St., Dickson City: Marilyn Kennedy
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Mike Barrasse
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: No Memories — Weezer tribute
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: The Mix
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Neil Nicastro
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Bill Arnold Band
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Flirtin’ With Yesterday
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Switzer Duo
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars
Crotti’s On Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Clarence Spady
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Great Rock Pair
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Hagan and Company
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Empire in Decline
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander Duo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: The Aegean, The Hands Resist, The University of South Vietnam School of Warfare, Clam Fight. Brain Candle and Vulturepeak
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Sarafinko Trio
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jonny D
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: J.P. Biondo and Billy Strings
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Luongo Brothers
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Wild Planes, E57 and The Cryptid
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Six Guns Loaded
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Beth Connor
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Jung Bergo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Buddy Fitzpatrick with Matt Burk and Zachary Pickert

Saturday, April 28
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Vine Street
Arturo’s, 140 Main St., Dupont: The Classics
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Snowblind
Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St., Archbald: Dashboard Mary
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: 20lb Head
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Doug Drost
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: The Music Room
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Graces Downfall
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Triple Fret
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Traverse the Abyss, Terrorize This, Symetria, TurnCloak and Invain
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Pat McGlynn Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Outta the Blue
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: 7800 Fahrenheit
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Grayson Drive and Ron Schoonover
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Buddy Fitzpatrick with Matt Burk and Zachary Pickert

Sunday, April 29
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Jack Bordo and Jim Cullen
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Irata, Sierra, Earthmouth and E57
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Flatland Ruckus, Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, April 30
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session

Tuesday, May 1
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Dishonest Fiddlers
Sarah Street Grill, 550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg: I Am Curbie

Wednesday, May 2
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Karaoke with 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: Joe Cigan

Fab 5 – April 26, 2018

Fab 5 – April 26, 2018

1. ‘Our Town’

The New Vintage Ensemble and Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple bring one of Thornton Wilder’s classic stories to the stage this weekend.
“Our Town” runs Friday, April 27; Saturday, April 28; and Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, at 3 and 8 p.m. in the cultural center’s Shopland Hall, 420 N. Washington Ave. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama focuses on the residents of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in the early 20th century and looks at everyday life and how they view it.
Directed by Conor Kelly O’Brien, the show stars Maggie O’Brien, Kimmie Leff, Tim McDermott, Sarah Regan, Izzy DeFlice, Chantel Mitchell, Alicia Nordstrom, Dave Spitzer, Casey Thomas, April Holgate, Art Walsh, Will Krisanda and Celine Carter.
Tickets start at $15 and are available at the box office, ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

2. Tricky Tray Fundraiser

Enjoy an afternoon of raffles and prizes while helping a cause during the ninth annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser at the Dock on Wallenpaupack at Silver Birches Resort, 205 Route 507, Hawley. On Sunday, April 29, starting at noon, the event will include raffles of more than 150 themed baskets as well as big-ticket items, such as spa packages and electronics. Guests who bring a new Crayola item to donate to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will receive a free raffle ticket.The fundraiser will benefit Pennies from Heaven, Caleb’s Foundation, which aims to help parents with the care of sick children. Since May 2010, the foundation has helped more than 580 families with critically ill children.
Admission is free. For more information, email calebspennies18@gmail.com or visit calebspennies.org.

3. Inaugural Scranton Founder’s Day

Learn about Scranton’s past and present at a free event Saturday, April 28.
Leadership Lackawanna Core Program class of 2018 and Lackawanna Heritage Valley will present the inaugural Scranton Founder’s Day from noon to 4 p.m. at the Scranton Half Marathon Pavilion at the Olive Street trail head of Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
The family-friendly event includes historical re-enactors, games and music. Guests can grab some food from vendors, too. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

4. Children’s Advocacy Center fundraisers

Join the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania for a pair of events this week. The child-abuse intervention facility, Scranton, will commemorate its 20th year of service at the seventh annual Cocktails by Moonlight. Set for Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., the event also will honor Ellen E. Farrell, Toyota of Scranton and retired State Police Cpl. Patrick J. Zirpoli for their child advocacy. The $50 ticket includes music by the Tyler Dempsey Jazz Trio, cocktails and light fare. Reservations are required. To reserve tickets, email jessfarrell@cacnepa.org or visit cacnepa.org. Then, on Saturday, April 28, the center will hold its 14th annual Moonlight Walk/Run at Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Registration begins at 5 p.m. across from the Everhart Museum. Following are a kids’ fun run at 6, a 5K walk at 6:15 and the 5K and 10K runs at 7.
Registration costs $30 for the 5K run and $35 for the 10K run in advance, available at runsignup.com/moonlightrun. Advance registration is not required, but it costs $5 more the day of the event. Proceeds benefit neglected and physically and sexually abused children.
For more information, visit cacnepa.org or call 570-969-7313.

5. Greenhouse and Kitchen Show 

Gather ideas for your home and garden at Waverly Community Houses’s third annual Greenhouse and Kitchen Show
Set for Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Comm, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly Twp., the event includes a variety of vendors selling flowers, food and items for the garden, kitchen and more. Guests also can pick up homemade baked goods and fresh soups and sandwiches from Iron Pierce.
Admission is a suggested donations is $5, benefiting the Comm. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Evening of Fine Food and Wine unites culture, culinary arts

Evening of Fine Food and Wine unites culture, culinary arts

Take a tour of a historic Scranton landmark and the flavors of Northeast Pennsylvania all in one night.
The annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine returns for an 18th edition on Sunday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., in whose unique rooms guests will sample dishes from several local restaurants.
The $100 ticket gains each audience member of sampling of food from such spots as Fire and Ice on Toby Creek, Kingston Twp., and Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel and Montage Mountain Resorts, all in Scranton. Proceeds benefit the cultural center.
“It’s so important, because this is the most beautiful building in Scranton, and we need to preserve it,” said Elizabeth Murray, event co-chairwoman.
Kenny McGraw will provide music during cocktail hour, and groups then will visit rooms across the cultural center where chefs will serve tasting portions and wine. will speak with the audience about the dishes as they prepare them, and members of local media — including Times-Tribune reporters Gia Mazur and Patrice Wilding and newspaper librarian Brian Fulton — will provide background on the facility’s history.
“It’s great for the community,” Hilton chef Donnie Schmidt said, adding that the event lets the chefs break out of their “everyday routine,” too. “It definitely gives us a different outlook to the day.” 
Schmidt and Radisson chef Chris Chludzinski still were deciding on what dinner entrees to serve as of last week, while Fire and Ice chef Gary Edwards looks to make an oxtail ragu with quail hash. Wines will accompany the dishes, but event co-chairman John Murray guests also can enjoy beer pairings and cocktails that night.
Electric City Roasting Co., meanwhile, will prepare batch brews of hot coffee in addition to having cold-brew coffee on tap as guests try desserts and listen to music from the Wanabees, said Kyle Mervau, the company’s director of products.
While Montage Mountain participated in the event previously, this marks chef Tony Mendicino’s first time cooking for it. He plans to prepare a Bailey’s panacotta with Jameson salted caramel for what he expects to be a large crowd.
“(It’s) definitely going to be a good time, a great benefit,” he said.
The chefs also enjoy the camaraderie with their peers the night provides, Chludzinski noted, and he enjoys seeing familiar faces coming back year after year. Edwards said he enjoys sharing his knowledge with the patrons and connecting the culinary arts with the other arts at the cultural center, “such a wonderful facility.”
“I think they go hand in hand,” he said.
Organizers recommend guests buy tickets in advance. John Murray said they are selling fast, and only a limited amount are available.
“It’s the best event anybody will ever attend,” he said.

 

Show of talent PSU displays range of musical groups, styles with free performance

Show of talent PSU displays range of musical groups, styles with free performance

A free concert will show off Penn State Worthington Scranton’s growing music program and its wide range of musical styles this weekend.
Worthington Scranton Chorale, the Roc[k]tet show choir and Campus Jazz Band all will perform in the college’s annual spring concert Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
Sharon Ann Toman, director of music and assistant teaching professor in music, began holding the spring concerts a few years after she joined the staff in 2000. The groups performed on campus on many years, but as the years went on, the groups grew and so did the audiences for the shows. The campus auditorium can accommodate 200 people, and after the concert reached capacity two years ago, Toman knew they needed a new venue. They shifted to the Theater at North in 2017 and packed that, too, she said.

Toman

Toman has watched the groups grow since she arrived, with the chorus up to 40 members from just a dozen back then. The band, too, started small but has grown to about 20 to 25 members, she added. Some faculty and staff also sing in the chorus and play in band, which Toman called “nice because then faculty and students and staff can interact.”
“All of them have a love for music,” Toman said of her students. “They like to sing; they like to play. … I always say we work hard but we also laugh hard.
“The rehearsals are interesting. They’re light-hearted, and the students have a good time, and I think that’s important. And above everything else, while they’re having a good time, they’re learning.”
In Saturday’s four-part concert, audiences will hear the eight-member mixed show choir perform “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney cartoon “Moana,” “Stand by Me” and “Forget You.” The chorale, a mixed chorus of about 40 voices, will perform a traditional spiritual, “Peace Like a River”; “Candle on the Water,” from “Pete’s Dragon”; Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” and Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.”
“We do fun stuff. … And of course we always sing the Penn State alma mater,” Toman said.
The 25-piece campus jazz band, meanwhile, will play “everything and anything” from “Smoke on the Water” to the Blues Brothers, Toman said. 
“They play about seven songs, which is enough to show off their talents,” she added.
Under the direction of Deano Noto, Abington Heights Middle School’s eighth-grade chorus also will perform at the concert, continuing a tradition Worthington Scranton began three years ago when it invited a local school group to perform, too. The choir will perform two songs on its own and then join the college performers for a patriotic song.
People sometimes are surprised to hear Worthington Scranton has such a thriving music program, Toman said, “because when you think of music in higher-education places, you really think of Marywood (University) as well as the University of Scranton.” But her students can stand on level with those music students, she insisted.
“The unique spin on this is the fact that none of these students are music majors,” Toman said. “They could be science, they could be English, they could be business. They’re all from different majors. I don’t have music majors on campus. I’m a graduate (of) Marywood, (and my students) can keep up with the people from Marywood and the University of Scranton. I’m very blessed with a lot of talent here on campus.”

Fab 5 – April 19, 2018

Fab 5 – April 19, 2018

1. ‘Auntie Mame’

Actors Circle presents the comedy “Auntie Mame” starting this weekend at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton.
The play runs from Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 29, with shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
“Auntie Mame” — which predates “Mame,” the musical version of the story — follows the life of eccentric Mame Dennis, who refuses to bow to convention and continues to live her lavish lifestyle as she raises her late brother’s 10-year-old son.
Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For reservations call 570-342-9707 or e-mail tickets@actorscircle.com.

2. Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival

The fourth annual Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival returns to Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton, on Sunday, April 22.
The family- and pet-friendly event helps raise awareness for the legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania. The action kicks off at 8 a.m., and entertainment at the green stage starts at 9. Organizers expect more than 280 vendors, 16 food vendors, 15 musical acts and 12 speakers at the festival.
Admission is free. For more information, visit penncannafest.com or visit the event’s Facebook page.

3. The Mahoney Brothers

Head back to the ’50s and ’60s with the Mahoney Brothers.
The group will perform in “Saturday Night Live with the Oldies” on Saturday, April 21, at Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Doors open 6:30 p.m., and the show begins 7.
The Mahoney Brothers’ show includes tributes to Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and much more.
Tickets cost $25 for reserved seats, $35 for premium seats and $45 for VIP seats. For more information, call 570-955-1490 or 570-499-4904 or visit lackawanna.edu.

4. Semi-Toned

Enjoy a night of a cappella music with Semi-Toned.
The group of 12 men from the United Kingdom will perform Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Theater at North, 1539 N Main Ave., Scranton. Valley View High School’s “Voices of the Valley Choir” will kick off the night.
Semi-Toned has toured the world and earned the title of national champions at the U.K. Voice Festival in April 2015.
Tickets cost $25. For more information, visit thetheateratnorth.org or call 877-987-6487.

5. Keystone College Music and Arts Fair

A free event featuring artists, actors and musicians comes to Keystone College, La Plume, on Sunday, April 22.
Starting at 2 p.m., the Music and Arts Fair will feature performances by local musicians, including the Quietmen, KC Jazz Combo and Primary Colors. The Keystone College Mobile Glass Studio also will demonstrate glassblowing and sell its work.
At 5 p.m., the main concert will take place in the college’s Theatre in Brooks. It will feature poetry readings, Vocal Accord Barbershop Quartet, a Keystone Players theater performance, Lackawanna Trail High School Vocal Music Ensemble and more.
Food will be available for purchase. For more information, visit keystone.edu/music or the Music at Keystone page on Facebook.