Keep your weekend affordable with these suggestions of things to do for $20 or less
With just one full weekend left in July — wow, summer’s flying by — NEPA is keeping the events coming. This weekend meet a former baseball star (send your pics with him to email@example.com), check out the annual Rocker’s Roll in Pittston, enjoy some free drinks or take time to shine during open mic night. Here are some options of things to do for $20 or less.
Meet a Met (and a former Philly): Free! Rox 52 is hosting Lenny Dykstra of Major League Baseball fame. The former Philadelphia Phillies all star and teammate of the Mets 1986 World Series Champions will be at a meet and greet at 7 p.m. July 26 at 52 East Main Street, Plymouth. Dykstra will be signing tickets and memorabilia (for an additional charge).
Rocker’s Roll: $10, Free! For the sixth year, this family friendly event, held in Pittston, is bringing back all things rocker and mod. There will be a meet and greet Friday night at The Tomato Bar (cover charge applies). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, visitors can take part in a “Coal Mine Disaster Tour/Ride with stops at Eckly Miner’s Village, Centralia, Bill’s Cycle Barn and Historical Markers throughout the valley. A $10 donation is requested and benefits the Pittston Ambulance Association and the Luzerne County SPCAdonation. The main event happens on Sunday at 64 S. Main Street, with a classic and custom motorcycle show, cafe racers and scooters, food, music, history and a pin-up girl contest. For more info check out their Facebook page or call 570-313-0113.
Wastin’ away in Margaritaville: $15. Can’t make it to a real Caribbean Head on over to Parrotbeach, a poolside concert of Jimmy Buffet tunes and other island songs. Mount Airy Resort Casino, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 10 p.m. July 24. $15. 877-682-4791.
Free drink Fridays: $5. This sound familiar? It should, because you saw it here last week, however, we had already been partaking and forgot to let you in on the most important part — where you can get the free drinks. Answer: Rodano’s on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre! For a minimal cover charge enjoy free well mixers from 10 p.m. to midnight Fridays at RODANO’S! Remember, tip your bartender.
WWE Smackdown: $15. Get your tickets now for the WWE event on Sept. 8. It’ll be here before you know it and you don’t want to miss out on your ticket. The Smackdown event will start at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. To secure your ticket, stop by the venue’s box office or visit ticketmaster.com.
Open Mic Night with Skip Monday: Free! At 6:30 p.m. July 24 get ready to sign up for a spot during open mic night at the Dietrick Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Show off your musical skills, wax poetic or any other type of hidden talent you may have. The event is open to all ages and this month Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella, the duo who make up Skip Monday will be featured. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call the theater at 570-996-1500.
Splintered Sunlight: $18. If you need more Grateful Dead music in your life, this tribute band can help. At 8 p.m. on July 25, Splintered Sunlight will commemorate the July 1973 show held in Watkins Glen, New York at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. The Grateful Dead was part of a three-band offering that drew more than 600,000 people. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Penn’s Peak deal of the week: $10 off. Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe is offering a discount on some upcoming shows. But, all shows are still $20 or less. Tickets for Trigger Hippy with special guest, Will Hoge are $15 in advance, $20 July 22 — the day of the show. On July 23, score tickets to “Arrival — The Music of ABBA” for $12 or $17. On July 24, Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin will set you back $12 (in advance) or $17 day of. The special rate tickets must be purchased at Penn’s Peak box office or at Roadies Restaurant and Bar. The shows start at 8 p.m.
Adult Swim: $10. There’s not much better than a water park during summer but an adults only waterpark that serves up some adult beverages might just be it. Head to the lazy river from 6 to 11 p.m. on July 29 at Montage Mountain’s waterpark. Kids 21 and older.
Arts on the Square: Free! It’s the third annual event and there will be three stages of musicians and performing artists, artisan vendors, basket raffle and an interactive game show styled after “The Price Is Right,” hosted by local improv group Here We Are in Spain. Head to Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The fun runs from noon to 4 p.m. July 25. For more information call 570-346-7369 or visit artsonthesquare.net.
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