THIS WEEK: Oct. 11 to 17
Jane Jam, a benefit to raise money in the name of late singer Janet Rains aka Jane Train will go toward music scholarships for children and helping other victims of the tragic Adrenaline Mob accident. The Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 12. $10 donation. Info: Janejam2017@gmail.com.
Maasai, a free performance by six Maasai herdsmen and warriors and two Massai women from Kenya. Burke Auditorium, King’s College, 133 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. The Massai will also perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton and at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Northwest Area High School, 243 Thorne Hill Road, Shickshinny. Info: Raphael Micca, 570-301-9253.
Hawley Harvest Hoedown, the town’s longest running seasonal festival featuring cider tastings, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, a petting zoo, entertainment, local food and local business specials. A fall crawl beer tour will take place throughout the whole weekend. 10 a.m. Oct. 14. More information, 570-588-8077.
Starman – The Ultimate Bowie Experience, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 21 and over. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10-$12. For more information, call (570) 822-2992.
Halloween Bash, the fifth annual events features musical performances by Flatland Ruckus, Statis in the Attic and Fuzzy Mudd. Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn. Features costume contests for adults and children. 2 to 11 p.m. Oct. 14. $20
Yoga, Nidra and Brunch, Nearme Yoga and Backyard Ale house are collaborating to presents Yoga, Nidra and Brunch 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Backyard Ale House. Start your day off right with a one hour yoga class and meditation on the patio with Chelsea Manganaro Yoga from Nearme Yoga, followed by brunch with your choice of an Omelette, Belgian Waffle or Breakfast Sandwich combined with a Bloody Mary or a Craft Draft! Mimosas are $2 extra. $22 per person or $24 (gratuity not included). Pre-registration is required. For more information, http://bit.ly/2xW9JzK.
Photographers Reception, sponsored by Mountain Top Photo Club and Commonwealth Health, with display of more than 100 images by members of Mountain Top Photo Club, light refreshments, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Mountain Top Campus, 239 South Pennsylvania Blvd., Mountain Top. Info, mountaintopphotoclub.com.
Sugar Skull Paint Night, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Sabatini ‘s Bottle Shop, 1901 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Join Mandala’s by Ariell for some painting fun, wine and take home a great halloween painting. You’ll recieve a hand printed sugar skull design that you have total freedom to choose your colors and add design. Everything will be supplies for you, your choice of canvas or wood, paint, brushes and other fun things you can add to your paintng. Canvas $38 and Wood $48 Registration is required for this event and space is limited. For more information, http://bit.ly/2xSxzuF
The Idol Kings – A tribute to Journey, John Mellencamp & Tom Petty, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 21 and over. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10-$12. For more information, call (570) 822-2992.
Haunted History at Denison and Swetland, The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its Haunted History program at the Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort, and Swetland House, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Travel through centuries of superstitions, folklore and mourning customs at these two historic homes. For more information, https://tinyurl.com/yahrqh2c.
HalloWINEfest, the second annual hosted by the Wyoming County Community Fair. The indoor wine festival will benefit a new community playground, a new pavilion and horseshoe pits on the fairgrounds 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 memorabilia, vintage, art, handmade items, collectibles, comics, clothing, oddities and much more. At the Kingston Armory, 280 Market St., Kingston, noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 29. bit.ly/2uiEKxs.