1. Egg-cellent Easter Eggs-travaganza
Learn about eggs while celebrating Easter at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den in the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.
The Egg-cellent Easter Eggs-travaganza will take place Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities, which are included in the site’s admission, will include a scavenger hunt to find hidden eggs in the animal enclosures. All participants will receive a “sweet reward.”
While there, guests also can check out some visiting animals, including rabbits and chicks, and an “egg-ucation table” to learn about eggs and the land and sea animals that lay them, and to also see baby animals up close.
Admission costs $15.95 for children 2 to 12, $18.95 for adults, and $16.95 for college student, seniors, military members, veterans and first responders. Group rates also are available.
Call 570-507-1902 or visit electriccityaquarium.com for details.
2. American Masters Lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will deliver the Matthew F. Flynn American Masters Lecture on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m.
Rescheduled from November when snow postponed the initial date, the talk — part of the Lackawanna County Library System Library Lecture Series — will take place at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
Tickets are free and are available at the library system’s branches and online at eventbrite.com.
Colson won the Pulitzer as well as the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for his novel “The Underground Railroad,” which also was named the best book of the year by leading publications. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, aka a “genius” grant, Colson will sign autographs following the lecture.
For more information, visit lclshome.org or call 570-348-3003.
3. Spring Thaw Ice and Wine Festival
Kiss the cold goodbye and celebrate spring at the Spring Thaw Ice and Wine Festival.
Set for Saturday, April 20, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Ice House at Sculpted Ice Works, 311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, the event will feature drinks from Lucchi Family Wine Cellars, Malacari Winery, Deep Roots Hard Cider, Capra Collina Winery, Renegade Winery and King Cole Winery.
Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include a complimentary wine glass. Designated driver tickets cost $10.
For details, call 570-226-6246 or visit sculptediceworks.com.
4. Young Lion
A concert at Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton, will raise money for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Young Lion — a roots, rock and reggae group based in Stroudsburg — will perform along with local artists as a tribute to late musician George Wesley on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6.
Admission to the 21-and-older show costs $10, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the cancer center. Wesley, a well-known local reggae musician, battled cancer before his death in July 2016 at 62.
Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
5. Blue October
The band behind hit singles “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” comes to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 19.
Presented by Times-Shamrock Communications radio station ALT 92.1, Blue October will perform at 8 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square.
The alternative rockers have had 11 Top-40 singles in their career and watched their album “Foiled” go platinum. Their latest album, “I Hope You’re Happy,” came out in August.
Tickets cost $29.50 in advance and $32 the day of show, plus fees. For tickets, visit the box office or kirbycenter.org or call 570-826-1100.