1. Happy Hour Fundraiser
Enjoy a night out with pizza and domestic beer while supporting a cause.
On Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m., join Sprint for Service Dogs for a happy hour fundraiser at Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton. The $20 donation includes pizza and domestic drafts, and guests also can check out a silent auction. Proceeds will help with the cost of training Finn, a diabetic service dog scheduled to come to home to his handler between July and August. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or sprintforservicedogs.com.
Head to Firkin Friday to help raise money for Scranton Reads.
The Casks for a Cause benefit takes place Friday, March 30, at 5 p.m. at Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, and includes basket and 50/50 raffles plus beer from Susquehanna Brewing Co.
Scranton Reads will also be revealing 2018’s selected book. All money raised will benefit Scranton Reads activities in the fall.
3. Spring 2018 Film Festival Preview Day
Get a sneak-peek of what movies the Dietrich Theater will screen during its spring film festival.
On Thursday, March 29, the theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, will show trailers of the festival’s 21 movies, including Oscar-winner “I, Tonya,” at 1 and 6 p.m. during Spring 2018 Film Festival Preview Day. Admission is free. For more information, call 570-836-1022 or visit dietrichtheater.com.
4. Christopher Cross
Grammy Award-winning songwriter and musician Christopher Cross will perform Wednesday, April 4, at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
Cross made musical history in 1980 when his self-titled album earned him five Grammys. His second studio album, “Another Page,” included his biggest and most recognizable hit, “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).”
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets cost $25, $35 and $45, plus fees. For more information or tickets, visit kirbycenter.org or call 570-826-1100.
5. Shakespeare on Film: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’
Watch one of Shakespeare’s most-loved comedies on the screen at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, on Thursday, March 29.
The Shakespeare on Film series will feature “The Taming of the Shrew,” which focuses on the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina, who initially is unwilling to participate in the relationship.
Dr. Robert Dugan will introduce the story with a brief background and orientation at 7 p.m. Audience members will have a chance to share their impressions after the film.
Donations are encouraged and accepted at the door. For more information, call 570-253-2020 or visit thecooperageproject.org.