Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend
Party on the Patio: It’s the last show of the season, folks. Join thousands of other fans of the free outdoor music concert Sept. 8 when the Funky Monks, a Red hot Chili Peppers tribute band takes stage at the Mohegan Sun Pocono outdoor stage on the race track apron. The music starts at 7:30 but drink specials and fun begin earlier.
Luzerne County Fair: It’s the 54th annual county fair and all the fair staples will be there. Feast on fried food, treat your ears to some good music and meander the fairgrounds discovering just some of the elements that have made this county fair so successful. The Luzerne County Fairgrounds, located on Route 118, opens from 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7 and 8; 4 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 10; and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.
Flux Capacitor: $8. Pete, Jason and Mike Specht, the brothers of psychedelic jam who hail from Reading, bring their high energy progressive rock to Plains Township. Flux Capacitor performs at 10 p.m. Sept. 10 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 North River St. The boys have been on a premier festival tear this year, performing, for the first time at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. and, for the third year in a row, at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton. Doors open at 8 p.m. and patrons must be 21 and older to attend. Fore more information, visit riverstreetjazzcafe.com.
The ’90s Tavern Takeover. No Cover. DJ Quoth, alter ego of Scranton original electronic musician Kenny Hill, aka Quoth, invades Exeter to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Susquehanna Tavern, 167 Susquehanna Ave. He plans to spin ’90s rock ‘n’ roll, alternative rock, hip-hop and dance to fuel an evening of body moving. Patrons can also enjoy the elevated bar menu and diverse drink selection offered at the Tavern. For more information, call 570-569-2502.