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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 11.09.18

Take some time to honor our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day weekend

The whole family can show their support at the Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade on Sunday. The parade steps off in Kingston and ends at Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Saturday is filled with back-to-back concerts. Jam out with local tribute bands and sample craft beers at Montage Mountain’s Rhythm & Brews Festival. Rock bands Humble Pie and Skin-N-Bones will take the stage at the Sherman Theater, and The Official Blues Brothers Revue will bring a little soul to Penn’s Peak.

Race season isn’t over yet! You still have a few chances to lace up your sneakers and try to break your PR. On Saturday, join the Run Against Hunger, which features a 5K, 10K, and 2-mile walk to benefit St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton. If you’re up for a real challenge, take on the Wyoming Valley Striders 20K on Sunday.

As soon as November rolls around, it seems like everyone starts thinking Christmas (after all, it’s only seven weeks away). NEPA’s already getting in the spirit with Elf the Musical at the Scranton Cultural Center. This Broadway hit is only in town for one weekend! For a new twist on a beloved Christmas classic, check out Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol at the Shawnee Playhouse. Friday is opening night.

Mark your calendars for:

  • Rhythm & Brews Festival

    Sixty-five breweries will hand out samples at the Rhythm & Brews Festival at Montage Mountain on Saturday. You might even spot some familiar faces from NEPA’s own craft breweries. Fill your glass and enjoy live music from local tribute bands. They’ll also have snacks, craft vendors, and homebrewing workshops. Gates open at 1 p.m.

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  • Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade

    The Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade has been a Wilkes-Barre tradition since 1946. Join the community and show your support for our veterans. The parade starts at Kingston Corners, crosses the Market Street Bridge, and ends at Public Square. It starts at 2 p.m.

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  • Humble Pie with Skin-N-Bones

    You read it right—the classic rock band Humble Pie is back. Original drummer Jerry Shirley started the band back up and chose a new set of members. They’ll perform the band’s greatest hits at the Sherman Theater on Saturday. The opening act is Skin-N-Bones, a Scranton-based rock band. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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  • The Official Blues Brothers Revue

    The Official Blues Brothers Revue brings a little slice of Chicago to Penn’s Peak. This live concert show will feature all the hits from the movie. It’s sure to bring out your inner “Soul Man.”  The show starts at 8 p.m.

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  • Run Against Hunger

    Thanksgiving is around the corner, and St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton needs your help. Join the Run Against Hunger race on Saturday. You can choose between a 5K, 10K, and 2-mile walk along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Olive Street trailhead.

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  • Wyoming Valley Striders 20K Run

    Hit the trail at the Wyoming Valley Striders 20K on Sunday. The race follows the D&L Trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park. It’s a great way to soak up the scenery and get in a killer workout. The race starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

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  • Elf the Musical

    Buddy the Elf is making a stop at the Scranton Cultural Center this weekend. If you’re a fan of the Will Ferrell movie, you’ll love the Broadway musical version as much as an elf loves syrup. Shows are on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. Don’t miss it, or you’ll be a cotton-headed ninny muggins.

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  • Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

    It’s opening weekend for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol at the Shawnee Playhouse. This musical tells Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale through Tiny Tim’s eyes. Shows are Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Performances continue every weekend through December 23.

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  • Community Day at the Everhart Museum

    The Everhart Museum is celebrating its 110th anniversary with a free Community Day on Saturday. The day is jam-packed with family-friendly events like tours, workshops, and performances. They’ll also unveil their new galleries, classroom, and library. Community Day starts at 1 p.m.

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  • Performance Music at the University of Scranton

    The University of Scranton’s Symphonic Band takes the stage for their fall concert on Saturday. Admission is free. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center.

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