Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Distorted Diznee Drag. Free to $35. The New York City drag show that flips Disney princesses on their heels is taking a vacation in the Pocono Mountains. The 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12 performance is $35 or free for guests of the venue — Paradise Stream, Route 940 & Carlton Rd., Mount Pocono. For more information, call 1-888-963-3052.
All the Mac and Cheese. $2 to $5. On Nov. 13, The Pocono Arts Council will hold its cheesiest fundraiser of the year: the 4th Annual Starving Artist Mac and Cheese Bake Off. Attendees at the council’s 210 Mt. Nebo Rd., East Stroudsburg location are treated to a number of macaroni and cheese dishes from amateur and professional chefs before tallying a vote for best of show. Tickets are $2 for children 12 and under or $5 for anyone older. For more information, call 570-476-4460.
Eat in the presence of The King. $15 to $18. Travel back in time with Kevin MacIntire’s Elvis Presley and partake in food and dance at East Stroudsburg Elks Lodge, 260 Washington St., East Stroudsburg. The Nov. 12 event lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Each price includes dinner. For more information, call 570-424-7540.
Slow and Steady. Free! Pocono Environmental Education Center is holding a slow paced, easy hike from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13. The light hike will also include some light interpretive natural history lessons. Participants should meet at 538 Emery Rd., Dingmans Ferry. For more information, call 570-828-2319.