Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
Bang Bang Boom Boom Wild Wild West. $5. It’s the last Thursday of the month, so that means it’s another themed dance party at 341 Adams Ave., Scranton venue The Bog. Grab your best Jim Ross-esque cowboy hat, because this month’s theme is the Wild West — but hey, dude, watch out for that killer cacti. Admission is $5 and that gets you into the whipper-snapper-free, 21 and older party, and it won’t wind down until 2 a.m. For more information, call 570-341-6761.
Live Music Yoga. $12. Live music with yoga or yoga with live music? If true harmony is what this event seeks, one must be able to refer to it as either. Regardless of name, enjoy simultaneous yoga and live music at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Wonderstone Gallery, 100 N Blakely St., Dunmore for $12 (tips are welcome for sitar player Shawn Caden). For more information, call 570-344-2360.
The Benefactory Festival. $10. In honor of late radio personality and Northeastern Pennsylvania music supporter Julie Judge, the inaugural Benefactory Festival takes place from noon to 1 a.m. Aug. 27 into 28 at the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton. Scheduled acts include Bradley Parks, The Gary Goblins, Jeremy Burke, Zayre Mountain, Adam Bailey, Michael Lambert, Pity Party, Trogang and Quoth. The evening also features basket raffles, and all proceeds go to TedxYouth@Scranton.
National Park Centennial Weekend. Free. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, which launched the National Park Service, into law. In commemoration of the centennial of the NPS, the Steamtown National Historic Site waives its $7 admission fee for everyone who visits Steamtown from Aug. 25 through 28. The lifted fee does not include Scranton Limited, Nay Aug Gorge Limited, cab rides or excursion fees.