Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

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Riffmatick. There is no cover for this event. Multi-genre touching jam band, Riffmatik performs from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26, at the North Slope Brewing Company, 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas. Patrons can enjoy original beers and original tunes as well as blues, jazz and funk covers by this progressive-minded local act. For more info, call 570-255-4012 or visit the brewery’s Facebook page.

FSA of NEPA. Tickets cost $10 in advance or at the door. Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold its 15th Annual Spring Gala and Auction from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Celebrity bartenders Marisa Burke, formerly of WNEP, Lisa Mazzarella and Erika Funke from WVIA-FM and Rocky from 98.5 KRZ will serve drinks. The $10 donation at the door gets patrons free food and specialty drinks. The event also features a 50/50 drawing. Tickets will be available at the door, but to register online patrons can visit fsabartandurby’ For more information, contact Amber at [email protected] or call 570-823-5144 ext. 309.

Authentic Coal Miner’s Dinner. Tickets cost $22. A benefit for the Knox Mine Disaster documentary will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29, at Anthracite Cafe, 804 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre. Dinner will be prepared by chef and owner of Anthracite Mike Prushinski, and film clips will be showcased by documentary director David Brocca and author Robert Wolensky. Tickets are available at

Rokfest. Admission costs $8. Four bands will fill out the bill starting at 5 p.m. Jan. 29, at the Wright Township Fire Hall, 477 S. Main Road., Mountain Top. Andrew Blank of Send Request, City of Embers and Broken Homes will perform during a musical showcase headlined by Black Horizon. Food and drink will be available, but no alcohol will be served at the event. Music starts at 6 p.m.