Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend
Bon Jersey. Free! Get ready to celebrate the ending of summer and the ending of the 2016 Party on the Patio season as it wraps up Sept. 1 with an 8 p.m. performance by Bon Jovi tribute band Bon Jersey. Entry into the concert at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre location is free, but the casino’s usual paid attractions will also be open for business. For more information, call 570-831-2100.
Cornstock Folk Festival. $20 to $60. The forth annual Cornstock Folk Festival returns to Tunkhannock Sept. 2 through Sept. 4. at Lazy Brook Park, 55 Overlook Dr., Tunkhannock. Tickets range from a $20 Sunday only pass to a $60 weekend pass, with add-ons available for campers, and kids 16-and-under are free. Scheduled acts include The Briggadiers, The Dishonest Fiddlers, Bug Tussle and more. For more information, call 570-250-7464.
The Fort Awakens. Free! If you missed it in theaters originally, Forty Fort Park, located at 82 Park Pl., Kingston, will host its last public screening of the summer, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Sept. 2. Concessions open at 8 p.m. and the film begins at dusk.
Sordoni Gallery opening. Free! The Wilkes University on-campus art gallery will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit, “Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths,” from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Aug. 31. The event is free to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event, held at 150 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre’s Sordoni Art Gallery, call 570-408-4325.