Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
Monkey Salad. Free. Classic rock band Monkey Salad will reunite for its first full show in 20 years. The four piece of John “Fud” Zavacki, Cliff Evans, James “Iggy” Sciavo and Mark Sutorka will perform at 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Vspot Bar, 906 Providence Rd.
Plant-A-Promise. Free. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania is holding a fundraiser to benefit Planting-A-Promise, a community project of the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2016 to build a healing garden for child and teen victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and neglect. The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Scranton Club, 404 North Washington Ave. The event is free and hors d’oeuvres and pizza will be provided. Guest bartenders will donate their tips to the cause.
Splashin’ with Compassion. Free to attend. $35 to take the plunge. The Friends of Shannon Mcdonough and Montage Mountain will hold their annual Splashin’ with Compassion Polar Plunge at 9 a.m. on Jan. 30 at Montage Mountain Ski Resort, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd. Participants are invited to dive into the freezing pond built in front of the lodge to celebrate the life of Shannon Mcdonough as well as all those affected by cancer.
Mickey Spain. No cover. Mickey Spain, of the internationally touring group Makem and Spain, will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Kildare’s Irish Pub, 119 Jefferson Ave. Spain will play traditional Irish and American folk music in a family friendly environment with great food.