Join author Bernd Brunner at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. for a presentation on his new book: “Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds.”
A nonfiction author, Brunner’s writings cover a wide variety of topics, such as the history of the Christmas tree, the cultural history of winter and a history of the moon. “Birdmania” observes humanity’s enthusiasm for avians, telling the stories of bird fanatics throughout history. The museum program will feature images and stories from the book.
The event is free with museum admission, and reservations are suggested. To RSVP, call 570-346-7186, ext. 516. Visit everhart-museum.org for more information.
2. Tony Orlando
Legendary entertainer Tony Orlando performs Saturday, Nov. 18, at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Keystone Ballroom, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.
Best known as the lead singer of Tony Orlando and Dawn, his hits include “Halfway To Paradise,” “Bless You” and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘round the Ole Oak Tree.” With two platinum and three gold albums, Orlando ranks among Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of All Time.
Tickets for the show start at $29. Visit mohegansunpocono.com for more information and to reserve tickets.
3. Artisans’ Marketplace
Stock up on presents for the holidays at the 34th annual Artisans’ Marketplace at Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road.
The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Showcasing artists and craftspeople from around the community, the marketplace also features a Small Works Gallery with winning submissions by local artists. Constantino’s Catering will provide food, and visitors can buy homemade desserts in the Comm Bake Shop.
Admission is $5 and good for both days. Visit the Waverly Community House page on Facebook for more information.
4. ‘Saturday Night Live with the Oldies Vol. 2’
Head back to a time gone by with the Mahoney Brothers.
The tribute act will perform “Saturday Night Live with the Oldies Vol. 2” on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Doors open at 5.
Originally a Beatles tribute band, the Mahoney Brothers expanded their act to include many of their favorite rock ‘n’ roll influences. Their performances now include tributes to Neil Diamond, the Beach Boys, the Eagles, Elvis and more.
The duo of Tommy Zito, a former member of Magnum Pianist, and Jillian Rossi of the Swingtime Dolls will open the show.
Tickets start at $25. Visit thetheateratnorth.org for more information and to reserve tickets.
5. Turkey Bowl
Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving with the Scranton Social Sports Club’s fourth annual Turkey Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Connell Park, 800 Gibbons St., Scranton.
The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and features football games in eight-on-eight co-ed recreational and seven-on-seven competitive divisions. Both will have a double elimination format. Co-ed teams must have at least three female players on the field at all times.
Registration is $15 with a canned good and $20 without one. An after party will follow, with details to be announced. Visit scrantonsocialsportsclub.com to sign up, or visit the event’s Facebook page. Email info@ScrantonSocialSportsClub.com for more information.