THIS WEEK: Sept. 13 to 19
King’s College Spanish Fiesta, a chance to explore Latin America’s rich culture, savor authentic food, listen to a wide variety of music styles, and learn how to salsa dance, part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13, Regina Court, between North Main and Franklin streets. Admission free. Local vendors will sell authentic foods from Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. Info, 570-208-8021.
Tammie Brown, drag queen, singer and actor from Los Angeles, California who competed in the first season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” A live drag performance at Heat, Heat, 71 N Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Sept. 15. 570-266-8952.
Kung Fu, the funk fusion quintet at the River Street Jazz Cafe 667 N River St., Plains, 10 p.m. Sept. 15. 21+. $15, $20. bit.ly/2wnRgvy.
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.
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops, hour-long, informal writing class, themed, free and open to the public, 2 p.m., Sept. 15, King’s College, Room 117, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Wilkes-Barre. Info: 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
Readings to Remember. The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library is currently booking appointments for a two day event of psychic readings, with psychic medium Jim Byers who connects people with their loved ones who have passed away and reads past lives, and tarot card reader Jonathan Coyle. At the library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16. Thirty minute readings, $30 each. Complimentary energy stone given to attendees. 570-474-9313.
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. 10 p.m. Sept. 15. 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.
“Underwater Dreams,” the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learn to build an underwater robot and defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in a robotics competition. A free public screening, part of seventh annual Diversity Festival at King’s College, 7 p.m., Sept. 19, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Info: 570-208-8021.
Campion Literary Society Open Mic Night. Students, faculty, and members of the community can share creative works, including poems, short stories, drama, and creative nonfiction, or perform music or comedy. 2 p.m., Sept. 22, King’s College, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. Info: 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
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 welcome with free admission. 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. [email protected]
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.
Constitution Day Lecture, with Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, University of Notre Dame, speaking on the topic, “Re-establishing Law Over War,” 7 p.m. Sept. 21, King’s College, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. This lecture also serves as the Barbara Sabol Memoral Lecture, sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and History Department, and the Peace and Justice Center of Wilkes-Barre. Info: 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.
“Race,” Jesse Owens overcomes racism to become a track and field legend during the 1936 Olympics hosted in Nazi Germany. Free public screening as part of the seventh annual Diversity Festival at King’s College, 7 p.m., Sept. 26, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. Info: 570-208-8021.
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.
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.
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.