Affordable things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

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Parade time. Free. The 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 beginning at the corner of South Street and South Main Street. For some of the best viewing areas, scout out seats early around Public Square. Bars will be open all day and live entertainment will be plentiful.

Jung Bergo & the Tony Halchuk Band. $5. Presented by Shows by Sam, Scranton alt. rockers Jung Bergo and Americana act the Tony Halchuk Band are coming together for an intriguing night of original music. Music starts at 10 p.m. March 12 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 North River St., Plains. Jung Bergo has a reputation for delivering continually changing versions of their songs, and Tony Halchuk’s new record promises thoughtful reflections on life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Special guest Aaron Fink rounds out this stellar bill fresh off of his latest studio effort, Heavy Feathers.

Beer tasting benefit. Admission is free. Join the Susquehanna Brewing Company and director David Brocca in support of Brocca’s documentary on the Knox Mine Disaster starting at 6 p.m. March 9 in the SBC’s new tasting room, 635 South Main St., Pittston. Brocca will be showing clips of his upcoming film, and the Peculiar Culinary Company will present their version of various ethnic foods from the coal mining period. Beer and appetizers will be available for purchase. Direct contributions to the film are tax deductible.

Barry Manilow. $19.75. Coming through Northeastern Pennsylvania on his ONE LAST TIME! Tour, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning pop musician Barry Manilow will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. Manilow will arrive into town with his band of 13 musicians and singers. Tickets are available at

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Tickets start at $19. The Penguins are home against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in this late season matchup. The action starts at 7:05 p.m. March 12 at the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. Tickets are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, by calling 570-208-7363 or online at