Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend

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The Poe Asylum. $10 without Fringe Festival button. $7 with Fringe Festival button. Designed on a theatrical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s most frightening tales, The Poe Asylum offers a unique, interactive experience that introduces patrons to Poe’s work in an intimate way. Performances take place at 9 p.m. Sept. 30, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Mind Body Spirit Co-Op, 209 North Washington Ave. Fringe buttons are available at the festival headquarters, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at

Green Ridge Fall Festival. Free. Around 30 Green Ridge businesses offer autumn themed treats and promotions, outdoor activities and live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at 1800 Sanderson Ave. The event features 28 sidewalk vendors and a scavenger hunt to enter to win a gift basket retailed for over $1,000. The 1,700 and 1,800 blocks of Sanderson Ave. will be blocked off for the event. For more information, email inquiries to

PA Wine Land Festival. General admission $19 in advance, $30 at the door. The “pairing pass” costs $29, $40 at the door, and includes food pairings with wine tastings. The PA Wine Land Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton. The event features wines from 18 different wineries as well as food, vendors and live entertainment. For tickets and additional information, visit

Big Gay StorySlam. $10 without a Fringe Festival button. $7 for button holders. A celebration of the vibrant and diverse voices of the LGBTQ community and its allies, Big Gay StorySlam takes place from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton. Story tellers will share a true, personal story in line with the evening’s theme, “Ch-Ch-Changes,” a tip of the cap to pop legend and gender bender David Bowie, who died in January. For tickets and additional information, visit the event Facebook page at