…turns five on Jan. 18?
The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton) celebrates its fifth anniversary that day at 7 p.m. with special musical guest Mark Woodyatt Violin and Entertainment and a special “Five Years of The Vintage” video premier by TwentyFiveEight Productions Inc. There will also be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets are $35 for the public and $30 for Vintage members. For more info or to reserve tickets, contact The Vintage at [email protected] or by calling 570.507.9671.
…is going on at the ever-evolving Kirby Center?
The Wilkes-Barre venue just announced a new series, “Live from the Chandelier Lobby,” putting a spin on attending a show at the Kirby Center.
“In a nutshell, we will be setting up a stage beneath the chandelier and will be holding intimate performances throughout the lobby, throughout the year,” said marketing manager Anne Rodella.
So far, Alejandro Escovedo is confirmed as the first artist for the series, set to perform on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the singer/songwriter series. The Kirby envisions several types of series, from jazz and blues to cabaret, down the road.
The singer-songwriter series should consist of four or five total performances.
Alejandro Escovedo is a celebrated singer/songwriter whose punk rock roots in ‘70s San Francisco can still be heard in his roots rock/alternative country style. Alejandro has performed and collaborated with icons Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen.
…can you go to gear up your kitchen for the impending Super Bowl?
“Gear Up for the Big Game with the Menu: Super Bowl Super Snacks” will take place at the Scranton Cultural Center on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m.
Chef Paul Comishock of Wegmans in Dickson City has pulled pork sliders, sushi, and turkey chili on the menu for the day, and he will discuss other items and their preparation, as well as answer any questions people may have.
Attendees will receive samples of the food prepared and a cash bar, and light fare will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the SCC Box Office, by calling 570.344.1111, at ticketmaster.com, by calling 800.745.3000, or at Boscov’s, Gallery of Sound, or select Walmart locations.
…can you catch a couple of great local shows?
Cover and party band 70’s Flashback will kick off its concert dates this year with a free abbreviated show at the Laurel Mall in West Hazleton on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. Shows for the eight-piece band are also scheduled at Capriotti’s in McAdoo and the Wiltsie Performing Arts Center, among many others to come.
Punkabillys and Kilmaine Saints will be at O’Leary’s Pub (514 Ash St., Scranton) on Feb. 21 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. It’s $10 at the door, with proceeds to benefit Blaggards’ Patrick Devlin, his two young children, and wife Kelly, who is fighting for her life against a rare, aggressive breast cancer. The AOH JFK Div 1: Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser featuring Kilmaine Saints will be held at Nativity Auditorium on Feb. 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are pre-sale only at $20 and limited to 200. For tickets, contact [email protected]