Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend
New trailer premier for “The Barre”: A Black Tie Affair. $5 cover before midnight. Cover goes up after midnight. A new trailer for director Terrell Bobbett’s crime drama series “The Barre” premiers during hip hop Thursday starting at 9 p.m. at Passion Lounge, 531 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre. Members of the cast will be there, music by DJ Aliaz and DJ Nellz. Bottles are available for $70, Moets for $100, mixed drinks for $5 and hookahs for $10. The kitchen is open all night, dress to impress.
Floodwood. $10. Newgrass/Americana quintet Floodwood performs at 10:30 p.m. June 30 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 North River St., Plains. Vinnie Amico (moe.), Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band), Jason Barady, Nick Piccininni and Chris Eves brings bluegrass fusion style. Hear everything from traditional bluegrass to Floodwood’s modern take, jazz vignettes and even some Grateful Dead. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more info, call 570-822-2992.
An Old-Fashioned Fourth, Wilkes-Barre’s annual celebration with food and craft vendors, rides, games, a bike-helmet giveaway for age 12 and under and a patriotic concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic followed by fireworks. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. July 4 beginning at noon with concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 570-208-4149.
Easyfeat/Plaid the Inhaler/The Tellerz – The Tanner Snyder Band/Shock Value. $5. A night of indie, math rock and folk punk features four acts starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Other Side, 119 South Main St., Wilkes-Barre. New Jersey funky punks Easyfeat are joined by Scranton rockers Plaid the Inhaler, Roaring Brook Township alternative band The Tellerz and Hazleton indie rockers Shock Value. For more information, call 570-970-9570.
Benefit Concert 4 Richard. Free, donations accepted. A benefit concert for Richard Laury, 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 2 at Cultural Center of St. Faustina, 38 West Church St., Nanticoke. Laury, 27, was diagnosed with brain cancer. Proceeds help him cover medical costs. Bill Borysewicz and friends are featured performers. Refreshments, basket raffles, T-shirts and wrist bands for sale. Donations can be mailed to, 520 South Hanover St., Nanticoke or by logging on to strength4richard.com. For more info, call 570-735-4833.