Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
Keystone Music and Arts Fair: free. More than 100 regional artists and musicians will join in this celebration, starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Hibbard Campus Center, Keystone College, La Plume. Performances by the KC Jazz Combo, the Keystone College Dance Team, small ensembles and soloists along with a demonstration of the theremin by Jason Smeltzer will take place. Followed by art, sculpture, glass blowing and bronze pouring exhibitions at 3:30 p.m. in the campus art studios. At 5 p.m., in the Theatre in Brooks, there will be a demonstration of artwork, poetry readings and a performance by the Keystone Players. Other performances include the Vocal Accord Barbershop Quartet, the Wyoming County Chorale, the Keystone Voices, Keystone Symphonic Band, Keystone Jazz Ensemble and The Choral at Keystone. For more info call 570-945-8599.
The Charming Beards. $5. The Charming Beards will perform at 9 p.m. on Feb. 26 at The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton. They’ll be joined by house favorites Skip Monday, Pity Party and The Clamstompers. The $5 cover gets patrons everything from ragtime to rock.
Performance Music: Kyle Athayde plays so many instruments including the vibraphone, piano, trumpet, trombone, bongos, congas, timbales, string bass, bass clarinet, alto saxophone and sousaphone. The multi-instrumentalist, who is adept at vocal percussion, will be guest artist appearing with the University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. Call 570-941-7624 for more information.
Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble: An all-star concert band comprised of the region’s finest high school musicians will perform at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 570-348-6211.