1. NEPA Bluegrass Festival
Bring the whole family to enjoy a weekend-long celebration of live bluegrass music.
From Thursday, May 31, to Sunday, June 3, Lazy Brook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock, will host the NEPA Bluegrass Festival. The festival will feature craft and food vendors plus two stages of musical acts, including Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass and more.
Single-day admission tickets begin at $20, with an $80 weekend package also available. Those festival-goers with weekend passes receive free camping.
For more information visit NepaBluegrass.com, or call 570-721-2760.
2. Let’s Eat Downtown
Head down to Scranton Public Market at the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, to enjoy live music, local vendors, children’s activities and food at Let’s Eat Downtown.
The free event takes place Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, beginning at 11 a.m. Rice Crew Music will perform Saturday, and Molly Pitcher Path will play Sunday.
On Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Folk’s Butterfly Farm will bring its live butterfly flight house. For $1, guests can enter the house to snap a picture and feed the butterflies.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
3. Scranton Zinefest
The eighth annual Scranton Zinefest comes to the Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton, as it celebrates local artists, writers and makers.
From Friday, June 1, at 6 p.m. to Saturday, June 2, at 5 p.m., the theater will feature three rooms of art, writing and other creations as well as live entertainment and food. Zinefest is open to the public. For more information, visit scrantonzinefest.com.
4. ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’
Actors Circle presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner” starting Thursday, May 31, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. The comedy runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through Sunday, June 10.
The story focuses on the six-week recuperation of an opinionated, bedridden theater critic who slipped and fell on the doorstep of another family’s home.
Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students.
For more information or tickets, visit actorscircle.com, email email@example.com or call 570-342-9707.
5. Earth, Wind & Fire
The revolutionary band blending pop, R&B, jazz and African-American styles will bring the ’70s back to the Poconos this weekend.
On Saturday, June 2, Earth, Wind & Fire will perform on the Outdoor Stage at Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono.
Best known for its 1978 hit, “September,” the band bridged the gap between the musical tastes of black and white America throughout the ’70s.
Tickets range from $60 to $95 and are available online. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7. For more information or tickets visit mountairycasino.com.