Popular nu-metal band Limp Bizkit rolls into Northeast Pennsylvania this weekend.
Fans can see the “Limp Bizkit Still Sucks” tour Saturday, May 7, at 7:30p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.
Known for hits such as “Break Stuff,” “Rollin’” and “My Way,” the band released its latest album, “Still Sucks,” in October.
Made up Fred Durst on vocals, John Otto on drums; Sam Rivers on bass and backing vocals, Wes Borland on guitars, and backing vocals, and DJ Lethel on turntables and sampling, Limp Bizkit will be joined for various shows by $not, Wargasm UK and Scowl.
Sample wines from Pennsylvania wineries and distilleries and enjoy a day during Spring WineFest on Saturday, May 7.
Presented by Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, the festival will feature two tasting sessions, noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. In addition to buying bottles directly from wineries and distilleries, guests can shop from vendors, grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music.
Tickets for the 21-and-older event cost $39 in advance and $60 at the door for general admission. General admission tickets include festival entry, samples from all participating wineries and a commemorative souvenir glass.
Kentucky Derby events
Don your finest attire and grab a mint julep to celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7.
The annual Kentucky Derby Celebration at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp., begins at noon. Registration for the Hat Revue runs from noon to 4:30 p.m. Live racing begins at 1:30 p.m. The Kentucky Derby starts at 6:57 p.m. Mohegan Sun Pocono also will accept wagers for the derby on Friday. For details, visit mohegansunpocono.com.
Jack’s Draft House, 802 Prescott Ave., Scranton, will host the Kentucky Derby FUNdraiser to benefit the Greenhouse Project at Nay Aug Park on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The $10 cover charge benefits educational programs at the Greenhouse Project. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
The Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, will host a Kentucky Derby fundraiser on Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania. To make a reservation, call 570-586-2311.
Heritage Explorer Bike Tour
The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour returns in-person this year, traversing the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail from Carbondale through Fell Twp. on Saturday, May 7.
The race begins and ends at the John Street Trailhead, Carbondale. Riders in the family-friendly, non-competitive bike tour can pick from four courses ranging from 3 to 40 miles along the trail, including a newly debuted 20-mile stretch linking the LRHT to the D&H Rail-Trail.
Registration starts at 8 a.m., and a light breakfast will be provided. Riders will depart at either 9 or 10 a.m., depending on the route they choose. Lunch takes place at 11 a.m. and features food, drinks, basket raffles and more.
The City of Carbondale will offer free event parking at 22 River St.; the Anthracite Center, 41 N. Main St.; and the Greater Carbondale YMCA parking lot, 89 N. Main St.
For more information, call April Rogato at 570-963-6730 or email ARogato@lhva.org.
Editors Note: This event has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 21. See the Facebook post for more information.
Groove Brewing Spring Fling
Celebrate warm weather and the start of the backyard season at Groove Brewing, 1344 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, on Saturday, May 7.
Starting at 1 p.m., guests can sample brews made on site at the nanobrewery, play cornhole and get a bite to eat from Curbside Crave Food Truck. Mare & Meg will provide entertainment from 2 to 4 p.m.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5228.