Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl. $18 in advance. $23 day of the show. Jessie’s Girl performs hits of the ’80s at 8 p.m. July 15, at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe. The top-notch musicians and vocal performers of Jessie’s Girl have built a reputation for delivering masterful renditions of the ’80s most memorable songs while dressed to impersonate the decade’s icons like Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Tickets are available at the Penn’s Peak box office, Roadies Restaurant at Penn’s Peak or through Ticketmaster. For more information, call 866-605-7325.
Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson. $25. Indie folks artists Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson perform at 8 p.m. July 15 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Porter has made his name in the folk music industry over two decades, sharing stages with Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon and Jeff Beck. Ticket
Poconos’ Wurst Festival. $12 for adults. $10 for children. $20 for a two-day ticket. The Poconos’ Wurst Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 16 and 17 at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg. Featuring both Polish and German themes, the festival offers brats, wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and cold beer. Live music is performed from two stages, and entertainment includes traditional costumed dance and the Beir Stein Olympics for adults. Children’s entertainment includes a Brat Man living statue, rubber duck races and Bavarian juggling. For more information, call 570-421-7231.
Harpeth Rising. $23 in advance. $26 for general admission. Powerful and dynamic, Harpeth Rising performs at 8 p.m. July 16 at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley. Combining folk, newgrass rock and classical music into one unique sound, the three-woman string band showcases expansive three-part harmonies, expert musicianship and soulful lyrical perspective. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 570-588-8077.