Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend
Little Theatre rocks Rodano’s. $20 to $25. Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is gearing up for a September run featuring the rock ‘n’ roll musical “Rock of Ages,” and on Aug. 21 the organization will partner with 53 Public Sq., Wilkes-Barre establishment Rodano’s for a fundraiser themed around the production. Live performances from the cast, ’80s-themed basket raffles, door prizes and ticket giveaways will supplement an afternoon of all-you-can-eat pizza, stromboli, soft drinks and domestic drafts. Tickets for the 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 570-829-6444.
Jam Stampede. $10. Jam Stampede features members of Zen Tricksters, John Kadlecik Band and Assembly of Dust playing Grateful Dead and more. They perform at 10 p.m. Aug. 19 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 North River St., Plains in celebration of music promoter Tom Moran’s birthday. “Tom’s Birthday Bash” honors Moran’s 18 years of promoting music in the Wyoming Valley.
Sauce Wars. $2 to sample all five sauces. Sauce Wars returns to the Pittston Tomato Festival at 11 p.m. Aug. 18, on the Tomato Festival grounds in downtown Pittston. Patrons can sample sauces of all entrants and meet some of the hardest working volunteers in the Wyoming Valley. This year’s beneficiary is the Greater Pittston Historical Society.
The Arc in the Park. This community gathering is free to attend and acts as a TRACE alumni meet-up and summer outdoor dance party from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Kirby Park, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Enjoy a live performance by Orange Whip. Boyer Brothers’ BBQ and Deli Food Truck will be on site, or patrons can bring their own food and beverages.