THIS WEEK: Aug. 9 to 15
Creative Writing Workshop, at The Perfect Harmony Center for the Arts taught by award-winning poet Jim Spock, 10 W Dorrance St., Kingston. The workshops will take place every Wednesday through Aug. 9. Registration required, space is limited. The workshop is $60 made payable to Spock. Call 570-823-0786.
A D&L Heritage Corridor Photo Safari. We’re hunting for photogenic gems at the northern terminus of the D&L Trail during this Y Walk Wednesday event which leaves 6 p.m. Aug. 9 from the lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, corner of South Franklin and West Northampton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk Leaders: Lauren Golden & Mike Burnside, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Free. Info, 570-823-2191.
Of Good Nature and Elephants Dancing, the Funky-Reggae-Party from Charlotte, North Carolina. At the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N River St., Plains, 9 p.m. Aug. 9. $5, $10. Free with current college I.D. 570-822-2992.
Mark Piazza’s Extremely Mental Comic Book Psychotronic Show, a unique magic show with comedy and audience participation where you will locate dangerous villains, explore superhuman powers and even create your own real-life superhero. At the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. Aug. 9. For adults and teens 13 and older. Call 570-821-1959 to reserve a spot at this free program.
The Independents, South Carolina based 90s horror-punk/ska with performances by Heart Out, the Queeftones and more. The Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, 5 p.m. Aug. 10. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 21+. 570-342-0401.
Color a Plastic Flower Pot, a free program at the Osterout Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Light refreshments will be served. Supplies are limited and reservations are a must. Call 570-821-1959 to reserve.
Drink to Pink Fundraiser, to benefit The American Cancer Society, with a raffle, drink specials, entertainment by Q Ball, T-shirt sales, a 50/50 and more. At Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N Washington Ave., Scranton, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 11. 585-698-7100.
Pennsylvania Wing Fest, with wings, music, activities and free admission at Pocono Raceway Festivals and Events, 1234 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond. VIP Suite tickets available, which include all-you-can-eat wings. Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 12. bit.ly/2vf9LQ3.
St. Jude Parish Picnic, the 64th annual on the parish grounds, 420 S Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12; noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 13. Food, entertainment, kid’s activities, desserts, BBQ on Sunday and more.
University Drive Mini-Tour Kick-off, the Scranton alternative band with James Barrett, Esta Coda and Black Hole Heart at O’Leary’s, 514 Ash St., Scranton. 9 p.m. Aug. 11. $5. 21+.
Antique and Classic Boat Show, the 27th annual hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Contests and live music by John and Terry from Strawberry Jam Duo. At Grotto Marina, Rt. 415 at the entrance to Harvey’s Lake, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12. Free off-street parking. 570-592-7634.
Breakfast Buffet, the monthly event held by the Kunkle Fire Company. At the Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Rd., Dallas, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 13. $9 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. 570-675-3334.
Summer Camp Craft Night, crafts for adults only, using beads, popsicle sticks, rocks and paint at the Osterhout Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Reservation required for this free program. Light refreshments will be served. 570-823-0156.
Overdue Library Book Escape Room, the Osterhout library’s take on the popular escape rooms. For teens over 13 and adults. Find your overdue library book before time runs out and you get locked in the library, by the librarian Ms. Ari, and have to spend the night shelving books. 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 6:30 p.m. August 15. Reservations are a must for this free escape room. Be prompt as doors lock at 6:35 pm. 570-823-0156.
Walking and Judaism in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. Learn about walking in Jewish tradition and the Wyoming Valley’s “invisible wall” or eruv on this Y Walk Wednesday event, set to leave at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 from the lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, corner of South Franklin and West Northampton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk Leader: Rabbi Roger Lerner, Temple B’nai B’rith. Free. Info, 570-823-2191.
Adult Swim Night, electronic edition, with drink specials, games, prizes and live entertainment with all of the water attractions at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 16. DJs will take requests. $10 cover. Zip-line for only $10 until 8 p.m. bit.ly/2vfajWl.
Space Jam! Wear intergalactic and dance for prizes. Hosted by DJ Just Boogie and Samuel Niles at the Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 17. bit.ly/2uhUEUL.
Eckley Miners’ Village Free Day, where admission and guided tours to the museum at 2 Eckley Main St., Weatherly are free, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18. A shuttle from the Hazleton Integration Center will run throughout the day. 570-636-2070.
University Drive and Black Hole Heart, part two of their tour kickoff at the Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton, with Purcell and Permanance. 10 p.m. Aug. 18. bit.ly/2ujfqY0
One More Row, The Knit & Crochet Group will meet at the Osterhout Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre on August 19 from 10:30 to noon. Everyone is welcome. Knit and crochet and share ideas and tips at this free program. 570-823-0156.
CrabFest 2017, a fundraiser hosted by the Nuangola Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy seafood and barbecue at the Nuangola Grove Building, across the street from the firehouse, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19. $45. 570-868-3336 (leave message).
Color Iron on Transers and Paper Lunch Bags, at the Osterhout Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Supplies are limited, so reservations are a must for this free program. Light refreshments will be served. Call 570-821-1959 to reserve.
Bloomsburg ArtFest,the tenth annual at a new location: on the Square in downtown Bloomsburg, surrounding the fountain and up Market Street right in front of the Caldwell Consistory. The fest will showcase more than 30 regional artists with live music, local food and activities for all ages. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26. 570-317-2596.
Ukrainian Folk Festival and Outdoor Summer Concert, the 26th annual event showcases Ukrainian heritage and culture. Ukrainian American Sports Center, Lower State and County Line Roads, Horsham. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27. $15 for adults, $10 for students, free for children under 15. 267-664-3857.
Draw the Line, Aerosmith tribute as part of the Party on the Patio series at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 31. Doors at 6 p.m. No cover charge. bit.ly/2wnhQCr.
La Festa Italiana, the 42nd annual. More than 80 vendors offering Italian food and continuous live enertainment at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 1; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 4. lafestaitaliana.org.
The Johnny Cash Experience, a free performance by David stone presented by the Steamtown National Historic Society as part of their Railfest. At the Steamtown NHS theater, 350 Cliff St., Scranton, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 1. 570-344-3841.
Superhero Adventure, to raise money for homeless families with children, as part of the annual Stroudfest festival. Registered participants are invited to dress up as a superhero at the festival. The fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2nd, and will begin and end at the Family Promise kiosk on 7th street in downtown Stroudsburg. Registration is $10 for people, $5 for dogs. Children under three are free. 570-420-8589. Visit bit.ly/2sxIytd to register.
Our Lady of the Abingtons Fall Festival, the 50th annual. This free event will take place at the church grouds., 700 W main St., Dalton. Pizza, pierogies, clam chowder, baked goods, baskets, silent auction, hayrides and more 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 9 and noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 10.
Paint Night, a night of mason jar painting hosted by the Canvas Creation Company at R Bar and Grill, 119 E Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15. $35 includes two mason jars and food buffet. Cash bar will be available. Must buy tickets in advance. 570-258-0505.
The Keys on Friday, for the Electric City Music Conference. Acts include CrimZn, Alma Mater, latewaves, Give Up, Taylor Tote Music, My Life on Film and Stay Loud 244 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 15. Friday Night Hopper Pass for the conference is $10. bit.ly/2vxzFkQ.
Emo Night, at the Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton, with Screaming Infidelities, Steve Werner, DJ Hersh, University Dribe, Permanence, Esta Coda and Doug Griffiths. Hosted by the Electric City Music Conference. Friday Night Hopper Pass for the conference is $10. bit.ly/2wBBzxC.
NEPA VegFest, an all ages event based on promoting compassion, health and wellness in the community featuring craft vendors, plant based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga and children’s activity. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.
Mind Choir Album Release, ambient and psychedelic rock, with Spur and Under the Clothesline. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N River St., Plains. 8 p.m. Sept. 16 bit.ly/2h6y7YL. 570-822-2992.
NEPA Beer Festival, the 2nd annual, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Sept. 16. The event will feature over 50 craft beer vendors from local companies and a mix of nationally branded breweries, along with other handcrafted merchandise vendors and access to concessions. Tickets on sale at nepabeerfest.com/tickets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Dallas Harvest Fest, with vendors, food, entertainment and more at a new location. Dallas High School, 2030 Conyngham Ave., Dallas. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Free admission. bit.ly/2fmhWWQ.
Noxen’s Fall Pow Wow, the 13th annual. At the Noxen Fire Co. Grounds, 3493 Stull Road, Noxen, Wyoming County. The event honors all veterans and all are welcom. The circle opens at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 and 24, with story telling and flute playing. Grand entries of all dignitaries and dancers in full regalia begins at noon. Ends at 6 p.m. Noxenpowow@yahoo.com.
Flea Market/Craft Show, with a car show, hosted by Swoyersville Boy Scout Troop 143, at Forty Fort Park, Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. Free admission. bit.ly/2uzAGUO.
Jump, Jive an’ Jazz, featuring performances by Bob Dorough’s School House Rock, All That Jazz and Patrick Marcinko Jr.’s Upper Calley Winds Big Band and Michelle Oram. $25. The Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N Washington Ave., Scranton, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. 570-344-1111.
Marilyn Kennedy, performing in the Sleepy Hollow lounge at Idle Hour Lanes, Business Rt. 6 Scranton Carbondale Hwy. 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
Schism: A Tribute to Tool, at the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton with Better than Bad. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 30. $15 advance, $20 at the door. bit.ly/2wBafPR.
HalloWINEfest, the second annual hosted by the Wyoming County Community Fair. The indoor wine festival will benefit a new community playground, a new pavillion and horshoe pits on the fairgrouds and will feature wineries, music, food, vendors and festive surprises. At the fairgrounds, 9141 US 6, Meshoppen. Noon until 5 p.m. Oct. 28. bit.ly/2fnsrJM.
NEPA Punk Rock Flea Market, sale/swap/barter marketplace with vinyl, music memoribilia, vintage, art, handmade items, collectibles, comics, clothing, oddities and much more. At the Kingston Armory, 280 Market St., Kingtson, noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 29. bit.ly/2uiEKxs.