Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
W.T.F? Free. The What The (Scranton) Fringe? panel and workshop takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. June 25 in the second floor ladies parlor of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave. A special presentation details the history and current directions of Fringe Festivals, which began in 1947 and came to Scranton in 2015. The event also features insights and a marketing workshop specific to the 2016 Scranton Fringe Festival. Dr. Xela Batchelder, executive manager of a mid-sized venue at the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival for 13 years, is the special guest speaker.
One Red X: End of an Era. $5. Silhouette Lies, Earthmouth and Deprived join Scranton heavy rockers One Red X at 9 p.m. June 25 at New Penny, 1827 North Main Ave., Scranton. One Red X plays some of their classic material for the last time before retiring their tunes in favor of the new material they are currently working on. Their final headlining show of the year, celebrates the closing of their current era before a complete repackaging of the band kicks off a new period in their career.
Wigle Tasting. $20 for Lackawanna Historical Society members. $25 for non-members. Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, gives a presentation on Pennsylvania whiskey complete with spirit tastings at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Wigle is a family owned, small batch craft distillery that features grains from the Pittsburgh region in their spirits. Space is limited. Call 570-344-3841 to make reservations.
Kawasaki Open House. Free. Celebrate Kawasaki’s 50th anniversary in the United States with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 at North American Warhorse, 1000 Dunham Dr., Dunmore. The event features free food, giveaways and discounts for those interested in making purchases.