Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Laugh, Drink and be Colorful. $25. Northeastern Pennsylvania comedian Jeannine M. Luby will perform stand-up and host a coloring session featuring her book “You Know He’s Not Prince Charming When …” at Mountain View Vineyard, 5866 Neola Rd., Stroudsburg. The first glass of wine and assorted snacks are included in the $25 ticket price. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 570-619-0053.
Start Making Sense. $21. Bethlehem psycho killers Start Making Sense stand as a seven-piece moving monument to the music of David Byrne and The Talking Heads. At 7 p.m. Aug. 19, they’ll play songs about buildings and food at 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe venue Mauch Chunk Opera House. For more information or to buy a ticket, call 570-325-0249.
ABC Supply 500. $12.50 to $25. IndyCar returns to Pocono Raceway with the 2016 ABC Supply 500 race weekend. Aug. 20 events include Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying and Practice, while Aug. 21 is race day at the 500 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond location. Tickets for children 12 and under are $12.50, while admission for adults is $25. For more information, contact the raceway at 1-800-RACEWAY(722-3929).
Sherman Summer Beer Fest. $55 to $75. Fans hopped up and down at Sherman Theater’s Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds summer stage when the venue hosted Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday earlier this summer, but on Aug. 20 the venue will host hops of a different kind. The Summer Beer Fest at the fairgrounds’ 20 Murray St., Mount Pocono location will host almost 100 different beer options, as well as food and vendors. VIP tickets are $75 and give patrons access from noon until 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $55 and permit admission from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information call 570-420-2808.