Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
20 Minutes and a Beer with Denny Corby. $5 for member of the American Advertising Federation of NEPA, $10 for non-members and students are free. Corporate magician, entertainer, speaker and mentalist, Denny Corby speaks from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Scranton Club, 404 North Washington Ave. Through self-marketing and personal branding, Corby has found success doing what he loves, namely performing close-up magic and headlining comedy magic shows. He’ll lecture on how to market yourself as a professional and individual. This biannual social networking event brings together like-minded individuals in NEPA. Guests must be 21 and older to attend. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at http://bit.ly/2d6qW1d.
PirateFest. No Cover. Pirate-themed contests, food and drink specials and live entertainment pillage Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 North Washington Ave., from Sept. 23 through 25. Rum and beer tastings, goldfish races, $3 pints and prizes for best pirate costume are included in a three-day celebration of the sea and its saltiest sailors. Live entertainment is provided by Lightweight and Black Tie Stereo. For more information, visit the Facebook events page at http://bit.ly/2ckdhCx.
Jump, Jive an’ Jazz! $20 for general admission. Five jazz acts come together from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton. Patrick Marcinko Jr.’s Upper Valley Winds Big Band, The Nancy and Spencer Duo, The Alan Gaurmer Quartet, The Von Storch Quartet and The Jazz-Art Group perform on one impressive bill.
Happy Hour for a Cause. $20. A day of flat-fee imbibing benefits the Scranton High School Stage & Show Choirs Fund. The fundraiser takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St. The stage and choirs group needs to raise enough money to buy a new equipment trailer for travel to and from competitions. The admission fee gets patrons unlimited domestic drafts, well drinks and wine during happy hour. Patrons must be 21 and over to attend. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at http://bit.ly/2cU5AT6.