1. Inaugural Steamtown String Fling
An upcoming concert offers a lineup full of bluegrass, roots, folk, Americana and Celtic music.
On Friday, March 23, Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers will headline the inaugural Steamtown String Fling at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. Other performers include Mike MiZ, Brother Roy and the Spain Brothers. Chris Kearney will emcee.
Doors open 7 p.m., and admission costs $20. There will be a cash bar and light fare available for purchase. For more information, call 570-344-1111 or visit sccmt.org.
2. Hello Spring
Celebrate the start of a new season with local farms, artisans and much more at Scranton Public Market in the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave.
Hello Spring will take place Saturday, March 24, from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Guests can pick up locally raised meats, cheese and other local goods; meet farmers and sign up for a season full of fresh vegetables; grab some fresh-baked bread, pastries, desserts and lunch; and enjoy live music.
On Saturday, guests can pick up tips and tricks about preserving with canning from 12:30 to 1 p.m. A question-and-answer session with a farmer will follow at 1:15, and then visitors can learn about community-supported agriculture at 2. Blue Funk will entertain the crowd starting at 3. Then, on Sunday, March 25, guests learn how to throw together quick meals in a program running from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Rice Crew Music will perform beginning at 1.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
3. The Women of Shakespeare
Celebrate Women’s History month with Act Out Theatre Group, which brings to the stage some of Shakespeare greatest female characters.
From Friday, March 23, through Sunday, March 25, six women will lead the audience through selections from many of the Bard’s works, including “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Romeo and Juliet” and more at the theater, 408 N. Main St., Taylor.
Friday and Saturday’s performances begins at 8 p.m., and Sunday’s starts at 3. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit actouttheatre.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take in a free showing of Disney Pixar’s 2015 cartoon “Inside Out” on Sunday, March 24.
The screening at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N Washington Ave., starts at 11 a.m. Guests are strongly encouraged to reserve tickets, available at Ticketmaster.com.
“Inside Out” follows the emotions — Fear, Joy, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — of a young girl and the challenges they face as she goes through a tough time.
For more information, call 570-344-1111 or visit sccmt.org.
5. Retro Spring Fashion Show
Get ready for spring at On&On, where you can learn how to incorporate vintage finds into your everyday wardrobe.
On Friday, March 23, Erin Grogran from GypsyJane Vintage will give tips at the vintage clothing and goods store, 1138 Capouse Ave., Scranton. The show will focus on vintage clothes for spring with music from DJ Scridge from SaturBae starting 7:30 p.m. and the first fashion show following at 8. Admission is free. On&On will be open on Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 570-507-9294 or visit On&On on Facebook.