1. ‘American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life & Times’
Take a look inside the life of the 35th president of the United States at Everhart Museum.
“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life & Times” features a collection of photographs of Kennedy’s public and private life. Curated from public sources to private family albums, some images are iconic, and others have never been seen before.
An exhibition reception and tour will take place Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Tickets cost $50 and include light refreshments and cocktails. Guest speakers include Stephen Kennedy Smith, Lawrence Schiller and more. For reservations or more information, call 570-346-7186, ext. 510. The exhibit will be on display inside Gallery 7 through Monday, Dec. 31.
2. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Whether you know him from his rise to fame in 1962 or from the music of the Tony Award-winning show “Jersey Boys,” you’re sure to recognize the sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The legendary singer and his group will perform at F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.
Valli — who in his youth often spent time in Dunmore, where his maternal grandmother lived — has made numerous stops in the region through the years with his group, known for hits such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Tickets for his Kirby Center show cost $69, $89 and $125 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at the box office and by calling 570-826-1100.
3. Not Another Punk Rock Flea Market: Halloween Edition
If you’re looking for some spooky decorations to spruce up your house this season, swing by the Not Another Punk Rock Flea Market: Halloween Edition.
The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Keyser Valley Community Center, 101 N. Keyser Ave, Scranton. Vendors will sell items such as original artwork, zines and pins as well as vintage clothing, vinyl records, casettes, antiques and collectibles. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
4. Sharon’s Transplant Fundraiser
Enjoy a night of food and fun for a good cause at Sharon’s Transplant Fundraiser this weekend.
Set for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. in St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton, the event features Music by Majik, 50/50 and basket raffles, and a cash bar for beer and wine. For $20 admission ($10 for children 13 and younger), guests can nosh on heavy appetizers and light fare, and those 21 and older will receive a coupon for a free beer with their ticket. Representatives from the Gift of Life program will be on hand to sign up people for the organ donation registry.
Proceeds from the fundraiser help Sharon Sylvester Lynady, who lives with chronic kidney disease and desperately seeks a transplant. Organizers hope to raise awareness about organ donation on behalf of Lynady. For more information, visit slkidney.com.
5. Austin Burke art auction
Austin Burke, the now-retired former president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, will auction off some of his original artwork as a fundraiser for Scranton’s Albright Memorial Library.
The 21-and-older event will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the library, 500 Vine St. Guests can enjoy hors d’oevres and a limited bar as they preview Burke’s artwork during a reception to open the night, and the auction will begin at 7. Michael Melcher, theater director for the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA, will be the auctioneer.
Tickets cost $20 and can be bought online at albright.org and at the library. For more information, visit austinburkeart.com.