This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre: August 1 – August 7

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August 1 – August 7, 2017
 
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
 
 
August 1 – August 7, 2017
 
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
 
 
August 1 – August 7, 2017
August 1 – August 7, 2017
 
 
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
 
 
 
 
August 1 – August 7, 2017
 
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
 
 
August 1 – August 7, 2017
August 1 – August 7, 2017
 
 
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
 
 
 
 
August 1 – August 7, 2017
August 1 – August 7, 2017
August 1 – August 7, 2017
 
 
 
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
The first week of August brings a fantastic array of of events to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

For example, there’s the City of Wilkes-Barre’s inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival this weekend. Saturday’s colorful parade down South Main Street will lead into two days worth of Public Square festivities, all celebrating our city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through food and music.

Or, Friday evening’s Osterhout Free Library “Brewsterhout” Rooftop Party – one of Downtown’s most popular summer events – on the top deck of the Intermodal Center Garage. Join your friends and neighbors for a wide selection of food and drink stations, raffles and prizes, and more – while  supporting one of our community’s most important institutions.

The F.M. Kirby Center hosts three different live performances this week: a Thursday-night concert by rocker Dweezil Zappa (preceded by Dweezil’s own Guitar Master Class that afternoon!); blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland Live from the Chandelier Lobby on Friday night; and Gene Ween channels Billy Joel in that same Chandelier Lobby on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, this week’s “Y Walk Wednesday” is a journey through the King’s College campus; that same day you can check out Paterson – this week’s entry in the F.M. Kirby Center’s Montz Film Series.

And, this weekend, writers from across the Commonwealth will head to the the Wilkes University campus for the Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. Four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist Jason Carney will host a Friday-evening poetry slam; Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will serve as the keynote speaker; and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, will conduct the plenary session.

There’s Farmers Market on Public Square on Thursday; the Historical Society’s Thursday-evening Portrait Walk at the Westmoreland Club; Saturday-morning yoga at the River Common; another chance to purchase farm-fresh produce during “Mondays at the Market;” and much more.

No matter what brings you downtown, it’s easy to fit in a visit to one of our center city’s many restaurants or specialty retailers, the latest blockbuster at Movies 14, or a scenic walk along the River Common promenade. Remember: in Downtown, it’s all just a short stroll away.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
 
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, August 1
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout National Coloring Book Day Celebration

TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Celebrate the relaxing art of coloring on this special day. Use our supplies or you can bring your own. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Wednesday, August 2
W. Curtis Montz Film Series: Paterson

TIMES: 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This week’s film in the F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series is the 2016 film Paterson (R, 118 minutes). Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Tickets: matinee, $3.00; evening, $5.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, August 2
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, August 2
Suskie Bassmasters Wednesday Night Tournament

TIME: 6:00 PM (shotgun start) – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Nesbitt Park

The Suskie Bassmasters’ Wednesday night bass tournament continues from June through September, launching from Nesbitt Park. $20 annual membership entitles members to compete in weekly tournaments for cash & prizes.
More information: www.suskiebass.org or 570-840-2431.

Wednesday, August 2
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is titled “A Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long, coordinated by the YMCA and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. In case of rain, walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kazpassport.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, August 3
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 

Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! This week’s “Music at the Market” performer is Mother Nature’s Sons. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, August 3
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Prior to the August 3 performance, the Kirby Center will host the “Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class – Dweezilla on the Road!” For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert
Tickets: $75.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, August 3
Historical Society’s “Portrait Walk”

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a Portrait Walk on Thursday, August 3 at the Westmoreland Club. Our guides will show off the LCHS portrait collection (on loan to the Club). Learn about the people of the past and their contributions to Luzerne County. See if you can pick out the brewer, the lawyers, the bankers and the politicians. Get to know the impact that these men and women had on Luzerne County and, sometimes, the United States. Learn more about how they solved – or didn’t – some of the same challenges we face today. Reservations are required. Tickets: $25 for LCHS members, $35 for non-member includes a glass of complimentary champagne (and cash bar) with light appetizers.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/society/ or  570-823-6244 ext. 3.


Thursday, August 3
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fourth time in the past five years, Dweezil Zappa will take the stage of the F.M. Kirby Center, this time bringing his Cease And Desist tour to Wilkes-Barre. Zappa is now performing his father Frank’s music under the banner of the Cease and Desist tour – also known as “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Frank He Wants.”
Tickets start at: $22.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Friday, August 4
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Purple Rose of Cairo

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. August’s movie theme is “An August Bouquet of Flowers,” and this week’s movie is Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), starring Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, August 4
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Intermodal Center Rooftop, 47 S. Washington St .

Join us for the 9th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party from 5 PM to 8 PM atop the Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. This is a rain or shine event: if weather dictates, we’ll just move down one level! Ticket includes adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants, and entertainment by DJ Josh Beatz. Must be 21 to enter; free parking inside the Intermodal Center. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets sold at all Osterhout Library branches or online. 
More information or tickets: www.osterhout.info or brewsterhout2017.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 4
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street

Wilkes University’s graduate Creative Writing Program hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference, featuring Jason Carney and Maureen Corrigan, and designed to engage, educate, and empower the literary community, opens with an evening “open mic” and poetry slam in the Henry Student Center ballroom. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.


Friday, August 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, August 5
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, August 5
Pennsylvania Writers Conference

TIME: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University

Wilkes University hosts the 2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Nastasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address, while Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic, will conduct the plenary session. Full conference registration: $145 (college students, $75).
More information or to register: www.wilkes.edu/PWC or 800-WILKES-U x 4547.

Saturday, August 5
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga for our eighth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 27 through September 2. This weeks teacher will be Jennifer Ciarimboli. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga/


Saturday, August 5
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Saturday, August 5
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Parade and Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. The parade route will begin at South Main and South Streets.  The Parade and Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city. The festival will begin immediately following the parade.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Parade and Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Saturday, August 5
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Gene Ween does Billy Joel
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Just months after getting Ween back together, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman is also revisiting his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel.  Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow “Joelophiles” led by Music Director Paul Green, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.
 Tickets: in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Sunday, August 6
Inaugural Wilkes-Barre City Multicultural Festival

TIME: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: South Main Street and Public Square
 
The event will celebrate our City’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food.  The Festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the diverse cultural backgrounds of the residents of our city.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the Multicultural Festival throughout the day.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.city or 570-208-4149.


Monday, August 7
Mondays at the Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Start your week off right by joining us at “Mondays at the Market,” a Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society. “Mondays at the Market” will continue each Monday through October 2nd. Fresh produce will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Health and Wellness agencies and vendors will provide information and education from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each week. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Submit An Event!
Let the community know about your Downtown Wilkes-Barre event by clicking on the link above. Add it to the community calendar and we’ll share it in this email during the week of your event! Please be sure to choose “Downtown” as your event type.
 
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Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Submit An Event!
Let the community know about your Downtown Wilkes-Barre event by clicking on the link above. Add it to the community calendar and we’ll share it in this email during the week of your event! Please be sure to choose “Downtown” as your event type.
 
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This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre is brought to you by the following organizations:
This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre is brought to you by the following organizations:
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  

 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
6 Girls N Their Art
DATES: July 21 – August 25

Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled “6 Girls and Their Art” exhibition. All of the students study under the direction of Sue Hand of Sue Hand’s Imagery.

More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Four Artists, Four Visions”
DATES: July 21 – September 2

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Four Artists, Four Visions”  Works by Alicia Lindgren, Michael Lindgren, Elaine Engel and Jane Kishbaugh.Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery will reopen on October 6, 2017 in its new building on South Main Street.
 
More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES: July 21 – August 10

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

“Frozen in Time” Photography Exhibition 
DATES: June 23 – July 31

“Frozen in Time” is the exhibition of artworks by visiting artist, Mo Devlin, featuring photography that explores floral forms frozen in ice and the scientific process that creates the visual dynamics within each frozen bloom.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
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