ALT-Natives on ALT 92.1 Underground Live
Esta Coda will headline the first ALT-Natives on ALT 92.1 Underground Live show of 2020.
The Scranton-based indie rock/alternative band and special guest, musician Ellie Rose, will perform Thursday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. at Karl Hall, 57 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
The Times-Shamrock Communications radio station hosts the Underground Live series each month, spotlighting local music for free. The concert is open to all ages and is BYOB for those 21 and older.
For more information, call 570-348-9100 or visit alt921.com.
Wing Fest XIV
Game day means wing day.
Volunteer Hose Company of Throop #3 will host its 14th annual Super Bowl Sunday Wing Fest on Sunday Feb. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. the fire house, 401 Dunmore St., Throop.
Orders cost $10 and consist of 10 wings with celery and bleu cheese. Choose from homemade flavors including mild, hot and hot garlic. Party orders also are available.
Proceeds benefit the hose company’s general operating fund.
Youth actors will present one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays this weekend at United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Oppenheim Center for the Arts, 1004 Jackson St., Scranton.
Once again teaming up with REV Theatre Company of New York and Philadelphia, UNC’s Youth Department will present “Julius Caesar” on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. The free performance offers contemporary look at the tale, which will run for just one hour in a speeded-up take on the show.
This marks the ninth year for the collaboration and 17th production UNC and REV have produced, once again with the help of REV’s artistic directors, Rudy Caporaso and Rosey Hay.
For details, call Kylee Colvin at 570-961-1592, ext. 105.
Big Game Tailgate Party
Get ready for the Super Bowl and help St. Joseph’s Center at the same time.
The organization that helps people in need, from those with developmental disabilities or delays to young families and pregnant women, will hold a Big Game Tailgate Party on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Regal Room, 214 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant.
The event will include a buffet dinner, live entertainment, a 50/50 and basket raffles.
For tickets, call 570-963-1290 or 570-489-1901. Visit the Facebook event page for details.
Rock 107 Cardboard Box Derby
Hit the slopes with a sled of your own devising for a chance to win prizes.
The annual Rock 107 Cardboard Box Derby will take place Saturday, Feb. 1, at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Registration costs $30 in advance and $40 that day, starting at 10 a.m.
The first sleds take off at noon on the Mainline and High Ball slopes. Rock 107 personalities Hoover and Prospector will emcee the event presented by the Times-Shamrock Communications radio station.
Participants will compete for thousands of dollars worth of prizes, including Montage Mountain gift cards, season memberships, and snow-tubing and lift ticket vouchers and Montage waterpark admission vouchers. Prizes will be awarded for the most people in a sled to cross the finish line, the most creative/best concept sled, the best Montage Mountain or Rock 107-themed sled, and epic fail sled.
Participants can only use cardboard, tape, glue and string to build their sleds, although non-structural decorations — such as paint, garland or Christmas lights — will be allowed. Sleds must be less than 7 feet wide, but there is no limit on length.
For details, call 855-754-7946 or visit montagemountainresorts.com.
Story time with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Kids can enjoy a story and meet a couple of professional hockey players at West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave.
The library will host a free story time with two Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins players reading for the young guests on Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. No autographs will be allowed.
Advance registration is required and can be done at the library or by calling 570-654-9847.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest