1. Wayne County Arts Alliance Studio Tour
From Friday, July 6, to Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, join the Wayne County Arts Alliance on the 16th annual Studio Tour.
This year’s event boasts a collection of 18 local, emerging artists who work with a variety of mediums. The tour lets the public meet artists and view their work right in the their studios and work spaces.
The Studio Tour is free and open to the public. The alliance encourages those attending to begin their tour at its headquarters at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale.
For more information about the artists or the locations of each studio, visit waynecountyartsalliance.org.
2. Party on the Patio
Party on the Patio returns to Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino and Resort, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp., this week.
The concert series kicks off Thursday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by Tramps Like Us, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, following at 7:30.
Every Thursday through Aug. 30, visitors can enjoy more tribute bands, including Parrot Beach, a tribute to
Jimmy Buffett; Halfway to Hell, a tribute to AC/DC;
and Bon Jersey, a tribute to Bon Jovi.
Guests must be 21 and older to attend. The entertainment is free, and food and drink specials will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.
3. Lackawanna Music Festival
On Saturday, July 7, from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 8, from noon to 11:30 p.m., enjoy a mixed bag of performances at Lackawanna Music Festival.
Set to perform at Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, are Strength for a Reason, Koji, GutterLIFE, Young Thieves
and more. An after-party on the night of the first show will take place at Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, featuring live acts American Opera, the Boastfuls, Death Wish Birdie and Will Wood and the Tapeworms.
Single-day tickets cost $15, with two-day passes also available for $30.
For more information or tickets, visit the Lackawanna Music Festival’s Facebook page.
Join the Scranton Shakespeare Festival for a unique double-bill performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” followed by “Sycorax,” an original play by Brenna Geffers.
Performances run Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 8, at 3 p.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Theatre, Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave.
“The Tempest” tells the tale of the wreck of a noble ship on a mystical island, where those who survive clash with old disputes, magic and, against all odds, love.
Named for its lead character, “Sycorax,” deciphers who the character, who originated in “The Tempest,” may have been and what she may have done with the powers she possessed.
For more information or tickets, visit scrantonshakes.com.
Independence Day celebrations continue this weekend, with a few fireworks displays left to enjoy around NEPA.
On Saturday, July 7, the Minisink Lions of North Pocono will host their Fireworks Extravaganza. The show takes place at North Pocono Football Stadium, Route 690, Moscow. Gates open at 6 p.m., and live music will begin at 7.
Also on July 7, you can head to the Stay at Home Festival and Fireworks at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park, Route 903. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy local live bands and bring the kids to enjoy amusement rides, face painting and much more.
Wrapping up the Independence Day festivities on July 7 is the Independence Day Fireworks display at Split Rock Resort, 428 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and a rain date is set for July 8.