THIS WEEK: Dec. 29 through Jan. 4
Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms/Dour/Fuzz Bucket, an evening of psychedelic rock and doom metal. Features a special acoustic set with Dom Fortese and Jude Mandarano. The Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton. 9 p.m. Dec. 30. $5 cover at the door. Patrons must be 21 and older to attend.
Kluster Phunk and Riffmatik, two of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s funky jam outfits perform on the same night. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. Main St., Plains Township. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 29. http://bit.ly/2DWvxvW, 570-822-2992
Wreck the Halls, featuring Gods of Space, Planning for Burial, Inner Temple and Break of Aggression. 8 p.m. Dec. 29. The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. $5 at the door. Patrons must be 21 and older to attend.
Flux Capacitor, the three-piece neo-psychedelic rock band from the Reading area will perform. 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 10 p.m. Dec. 30. $8 in advance. http://bit.ly/2CceDLW, 570-822-2992
Jeff Dunham, the world-famous ventriloquist and his hilarious cast of dummies. 5 p.m. Dec. 30. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Tickets start at $51.50 and are available at the arena box office, ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.
New Year’s Eve Bash at The V-Spot, featuring the Asialena Band. The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton. 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $10 at the door. Special dinner menu. Kitchen open until midnight. Evening features giveaways, drink specials.
Good Stew featuring Rodney and Jon Godinez, known for their work in Bottom and the Godinez Brothers, will perform a New Year’s Eve show. 10 p.m. Dec. 31. $7 in advance. http://bit.ly/2DWAW6n, 570-822-2992
Films at the Osterhout Free Library, the following will be shown at 2 p.m. on each date provided at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre: Jan 5 — “On the Waterfront” (1954) Best Actor — Marlon Brando; Jan. 12 — “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980) Best Actress — Sissy Spacek; Jan. 19 — “Ed Wood” (1994) Best Supporting Actor — Martin Landau; Jan. 26 — “Chicago” (2002) Best Supporting Actress — Catherine Zeta Jones. Popcorn is provided. The film showings are free and open to the public.
A New England contra dance, with calling by Hilton Baxter and music by Curt Osgood on hammered dulcimer, Jill Smith on keyboard and Henry Jankiewicz and Mike Rovine on fiddle, 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Church of Christ Uniting Fellowship Hall, 776 Market Street, Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission to the dance is “pay what you wish.” Come early at 6:15 p.m. for optional pot-luck dinner. Further information is available at 570-333-4007, or folkloresociety.org/dancing.
“Mining in Society,” Boy Scouts of America-Northeastern, PA Council, Merit Badge Day, Open to Boy Scouts of the Northeastern PA Council, venue is Fourth Floor, Mulligan Science Building, King’s College, 133 River St., Wilkes-Barre, 9 a.m. Jan. 6. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]
“A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner: The Remarkable Coalmining Artwork of Remo Trieste Russo,” Presented by Charles Kumpas, 2 p.m., Jan. 7 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]
Elvis Tribute Artist, Jimmy Tighe will perform an Elvis Birthday Bash on Jan. 10 at the Avenue Diner in Wyoming. He’ll offer another performance on Feb. 7 at the same location. For more information, and to make reservations, call 570-430-9466. Seating is limited for the Jan. 10 show.
“An Interview with the Mineworkers’ Union Leader, Johnny Mitchell — A One-Act Play,” Presented by Robert Hughes, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Wyoming Presbyterian Church Institute, 40 Institute St., Wyoming, Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]
Popular ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham will perform on Dec. 30 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Good Stew, featuring Jon and Rodney Godinez, will perform on Dec. 31 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township.