Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
Drink to Pink. $5. From 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Cooper’s Seafood House at 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton will host the 5th Annual Drink to Pink, a benefit for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The 21+ event will feature Pink grapefruit shandy donated by Susquehanna Brewing Co. and Innocence Blush wine from Nimble Hill Winery, as well as a raffle, baskets, a 50/50 drawing and discounts on domestics and house liquor and wine. For more information, call 570-346-6883.
Weekend Rooftop Block Party. $7 each night. Vault Tap & Kitchen and The Marketplace at Steamtown are joining forces to host weekend-long party on the top floor of The Marketplace’s parking garage. Festivities start 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and last until 10 midnight with Daddy-O & the Sax Maniax taking the stage at 9 p.m. The party picks the back up at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 with Soundside Bandits playing at 9 p.m. Things wind down Aug. 7 with a start time of 3 p.m. and music from Destination West, Grace’s Downfall and Nowhere Slow starting at 5 p.m. For more information, call 570-343-7100.
First Friday. Free! Venues in downtown Scranton welcome August’s First Friday Art Walk from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Aug. 5. See various art forms featured at each location. For more information, call 570-565-9006.
Tripp-ing fleas. Free! The Tripp Park Miss E softball league will host a flea market fundraiser from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Admission is free and spaces are available for $10. The event will take place at the park, located at 1900 Dorothy St., Scranton. The league will sell food and drinks from their stand. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 570-677-6078.