Party on the Patio
Liven up your Thursday night with the next Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.
Rubicon — A Tribute to Journey will perform at the weekly event by the racetrack Thursday, Aug. 29. The band features leader Mike Ledesma performing Steve Perry’s vocals and members who have played and recorded with such stars as Michael Jackson and Chicago.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and music starts at 7:30. Admission is free and open to ages 21 and older.
The featured food truck for the night is 2Wayz One Passion.
For more information, call 570-831-2100 or visit mohegansunpocono.com.
JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour
Television and YouTube star JoJo Siwa dances her way into Northeast Pennsylvania this weekend.
Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour comes to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp., on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.
The social media influencer has spun a wide-ranging career since appearing on the show “Dance Moms.” Known also for her oversize hair bows and her work on Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties,” Siwa has released several hit singles, including “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store.”
Joining Siwa for the show will be special guest the Belles.
Tickets start at $36 and are available at the box office and Ticketmaster.com.
ALT-Natives Underground Live
ALT-Natives and Access NEPA will present the next installment of ALT-Natives Underground Live on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen with special guest Sweetnest will perform at this month’s show in Karl Hall, 57 N. Main St.,
Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the music starts at 8.
The free show is open to all ages and is BYOB for ages 21 and older. The monthly music series is hosted by Popko from ALT-Natives on ALT 92.1, which is owned by Times-Shamrock Communications, and takes place on the last Thursday of the month except for October through December, when it will run a week earlier because of the holidays.
This round of the Firkin Friday series will benefit a community health clinic and a Rotary program.
Presented by North Scranton Rotary Club, Rotary Club of the Abingtons and Dunmore Rotary, the event will take place Friday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 11 p.m. at Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.
Guests can enjoy one-of-a-kind beer from a firkin, check out raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing, and hear music by Last Call on the restaurant’s “dock” from 7 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.
All proceeds from the night will go to the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured at University of Scranton and Rotary International’s polio eradication work.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Preview
Catch a preview of Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “Country Music,” in special screenings presented by WVIA.
The 16-hour documentary traces the history of the musical genre, focusing on the work of such influencers as Hank Williams. It will premiere on PBS stations on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.
A preview will take place Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. at Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., Scranton. Additional screenings will follow on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center, 88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, with musical guest Bovine Social Club; Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with musical guests Gary Carl and Joseph Michael.
Screenings will include discussion and prize giveaways. Admission is free, and guests can register at wvia.org.
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