THE 570’S FREE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • THE570.C0M • VOL. 26 NO. 29 • JuLY 12-18, 2018
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Join Making Music Matter for Kids Inc. and the Abington Business and Professional Association at this summer’s Summit Fest. This free community block party throughout downtown Clarks Summit runs from Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. to Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy arts and crafts, food vendors, a bounce house and live local music from Rock School: School of Music and cover band Grayson Drive. Summit Fest will run along Spring, South State and Depot streets. Guests can bring their own chairs. For more information, visit the Summit Fest Facebook page.
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Actors Circle presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Wit,” starting this weekend. The production runs Thursdays, July 12 and 19, through Saturdays, July 14 and 21, at 8 p.m., and Sundays, July 15 and 22, at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. “Wit,” by Margaret Edson, tells the story of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a professor of English diagnosed with terminal cancer. Throughout the play, Vivian comes to reassess her single-minded take on life and, while connecting with herself with sharp wit and irony, learns what truly makes life worth living. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information or tickets, call 570-342-9707 or email tickets@ actorscircle.com.
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The Barrel Restaurant, 881 Route 307, Spring Brook Twp., will host Rescue Day on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local rescues will be there — including Friends with Paws Rescue, Blue Chip Farm and Animal Rescue and Northeast PA and Pet Fund Rescue — so guests can learn their stories and so they can help spread awareness of the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” movement. Adoptable pets also will come along in search of forever homes. Donations are welcome, and items for raffle will raise money to support the rescue animals. Baked goods also will be available for purchase. For more information or to donate items for the raffle, call 570-780-5003.
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On Monday, July 16, join the Rotary Club of Scranton and the Women’s Resource Center to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault furnish a new home. From noon to 2 p.m., the club will host a housewarming lunch at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Admission to the event is an unwrapped gift of housewares, bedding, towels, small appliances or any other home good. Gift cards also are welcome. Register by Monday, July 9, by contacting Margaret at 570-352-5857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Operative Farmers Market of Scranton, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 18 through Nov. 21, noon to 6 p.m. Offering a wide variety of home-grown vegetables and fruits, baked goods, meats, maple syrup, raw milk, eggs, wine and more. 900 Barring Ave., Scranton. River Day, Saturday, July 21, 1 to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music, environmental activities, nature presentations, a river ﬂoat, live animals, mural painting, face painting and more. Music provided by the Ziegers, Flatland Ruckus and Hickory Project. Tunkhannock Riverside Park, Route 29. Tunkhannock Farmer’s Market, Saturdays through Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop from local farmers. Food truck available most weeks. Creekside Gardens, The Pond People, Tunkhannock. creeksidegardens.com. Yoga in the Park, Saturdays through Sept. 1, 9 to 10 a.m. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Hosted by Mountain Yoga. In case of inclement weather, classes will be moved to the studio. Wright Township Park, Mountain Top. Free. 570-474-9067. Riverfront Yoga, Saturdays through Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Enjoy a free, riverfront yoga class at Millennium Circle Portal. Bring a yoga mat and water. The River Common, River and Market Streets, Wilkes-Barre. rivercommon.org. Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market, Thursdays through Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public Square, Main and Market streets, Wilkes-Barre. 570-208-4240 or wilkes-barre.pa.us.
Camp Bisco, Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, July 14. Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Prices vary. 570-961-9000 or livenation.com. Parrot Beach, Thursday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. Jimmy Buffet tribute. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. 570-831-2100 or mohegansunpocono.com. The Pharm, Thursday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Wayne County Creative Arts Council as part of the 50th Summer Festival of Park Events. Main rain locations: Episcopal Parish Hall, the Cooperage or CUMC Church. Honesdale Central Park, 1140 Main St. David Gans, Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. $20/$30 includes meet-andgreet and book signing. 570-253-2020 or thecooperageproject.org. Christine Andrea, Saturday, July 14. Two-time Tony Award nominee performs. Dorﬂinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long-Ridge Road, White Mills. $24 general/$12 students. dorﬂinger.org. Soul of the Balkans: The Noga Group led by Avram Pengas, Saturday, July 14. Milford Theatre, 114 E. Catherine St. $15 advance/$20 at door. kindredspiritsarts.org. Day of Bluegrass, Saturday, July 14, noon to 10 p.m. Sideline performs. Buy tickets at Rocket-Courier, Route 6, Wyalusing, or Grovedale Winery or send checks to GWCC at P.O. Box 55, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Grovedale Winery, 71 Grovedale Lane. Sweetbriar Rose featuring Arrah Fisher, Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. $10 suggested donation/free for children under 15. 570-253-2020 or thecooperageproject.org. Kevin Miller’s Smashed, Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $20 advance/$25 day of show. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Bill Arnold Band, Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. 570-348-4186. Joe Sabo Elvis Experience, Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. 570-348-4186. Fireside Collective, Sunday, July 15, 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Free. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Jam Along Band Camp, Monday, July 16, through
Smashed will perform Saturday, July 14, at 8 p.m. at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Tickets cost $20 and are available by calling 570-325-4009, by visiting SoundCheck Records in downtown Jim Thorpe or at mcohjt.com. Friday, July 20, 1 to 2:15 p.m. Learn simple ways to play conventional instruments, explore traditional folk instruments and try out found and homemade instruments. Bring instruments, too. Students will be invited to play at River Day. For ages 13 to adults. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Open jam session, Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring an instrument and jump in to this weekly musical session. Duffy’s Coffee Co., 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-586-1380. Flashback, Monday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Wayne County Creative Arts Council as part of the 50th Summer Festival of Park Events. Main rain locations: Episcopal Parish Hall, the Cooperage or CUMC Church. Honesdale Central Park, 1140 Main St. Donations accepted. 570-785-3674. Learn to Enjoy Opera, Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. $15. 570-881-7612 or gatheringplacecs.com. The Renaissance Men, Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Free. 570-270-2188. Creative Arts Faculty Chamber Music Recital, Wednesdays, July 18 and 25, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188. The Peach Music Festival, Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22. Headliners include Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Gov’t Mule and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Prices vary. 855-754-7946 or montagemountainresorts.com. All Revved Up — Meat Loaf tribute, Thursday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. 570-831-2100 or mohegansunpocono.com. Creative Arts Counselor Music Recital, Thursdays, July 19 and 26, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188. Old Time Fiddlers, Thursday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Wayne County Creative Arts Council as part of the 50th Summer Festival of Park Events. Main rain locations: Episcopal Parish Hall, the Cooperage or CUMC Church. Honesdale Central Park, 1140 Main St. Wyoming Seminary’s Summer at Sem Junior Creative Arts Program, Friday, July 20, 4:30 p.m. Buck-
ingham Theater of Wyoming Seminary, 285 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188. David Wilcox, Friday, July 20, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $23. 570325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Walkin’ the Line, Saturday, July 21. Dorﬂinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long-Ridge Road, White Mills. $24 general/$12 students. dorﬂinger.org. Alt 92.1’s Furnace Frenzy, Saturday, July 21, 4 to 11 p.m. Dirty Heads, Jukebox the Ghost, Lovelytheband, L.I.F.T., Brother Sundance and Morgan Saint perform. Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave. $20. eventbrite.com. Instrumental and Choral Concert, Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188. Music of Bob Dylan by the Band, Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $25. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Gin Blossoms, Sunday, July 22. Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville. 877-800-5380 or covepoconoresorts.com. Joe Stanky and the Cadets, Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. 570-348-4186. La Voce presents Bill Dominick, Sunday, July 22, 3 p.m. Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist performs classical, bluegrass, jazz, etc. Rossetti Estate for the Arts, 1005 Vine St., Scranton. $10. Joe Stanky and the Cadets, Sunday, July 22, 5 to 7 p.m. Bring a blanket, chair or picnic. Fellows Park, South Main Avenue, Scranton. Free. Nicole Van Giesen, Monday, July 23, 1:30 p.m. Informal performance from Broadway musical actress. Buckingham Theater of Wyoming Seminary, 285 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188 or wyomingseminary.org. In Concert with Udi Bar-David, Monday, July 23, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2192. Creative Arts Student Recital, Tuesday, July 24, and Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188. Gerard Mayer Band, Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. Draw the Line — Aerosmith tribute, Thursday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. 570-831-2100 or mohegansunpocono.com.
Joe Stanky and the Cadets, Thursday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Honesdale Central Park, 1140 Main St. Donations accepted. Chatham County Line, Thursday, July 26, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $18. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Open Mic Night, Friday, July 27, 7 p.m. Featured performer is Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers. Open to audiences and performers of all varieties. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Dion, Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former member of the Belmonts performs. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $45-$79, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Bennie and the Jets, Friday, July 27, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $25. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Green River, Saturday, July 28. Dorﬂinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long-Ridge Road, White Mills. $24 adults/$12 students. dorﬂinger.org. Instrumental and Choral Concert, Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188. West 3rd Street Jazz/Funk Band, Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. 570-348-4186. The Discounts, Sunday, July 29, 3:15 p.m. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. 570-348-4186. Yanni, Tuesday, July 31, 7 p.m. Celebrate the “Live at the Acropolis” 25th anniversary tour. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $49.50$99.50, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Doug Smith Band, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. Creedence Clearwater, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $42/$48. 570325-0371 or pennspeak.com.
Wit, Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m. Presented by Actors Circle. Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. July 12 performance: $8 general/$10 seniors and $8 students; remaining performances: $12 general/$10 seniors/$8 students. 570-342-9707, actorscircle.org or email@example.com. Charlie Brown Musical Camp Production, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. $10/$5 children 5 and younger. 570-457-3589 or phoenixpac.vpweb.com. Charlie Brown the Musical, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. $10/$5 children 5 and younger. 570-457-3589 or phoenixpac. vpweb.com. As You Like It, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, July 15 and 29, 3 p.m. Presented by Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave. 570-941-7737 or scrantonprep.com. Footloose, Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 22, 3 p.m.; Sunday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave. Avenue Q, Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. $12. 570-457-3589 or phoenixpac.vpweb.com. Please see Calendar, Page 11
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Festival opens season at Pavilion at Montage Mountain
amp Bisco music festival features acts ranging from EDM to jam music to hip-hop to rock. Started in the late ’90s as the brainchild of the Disco Biscuits, a Philadelphia-born jam band, Bisco found a home in Northeast Pennsylvania in 2015. The festival returns to the Pavilion at Montage Mountain from Thursday, July 12, to Saturday, July 14. The event continues to grow with thousands of music festival lovers — called “festies” — descending on the mountain each year to dance, sing, meet friends and share in a love of live music. Electric City put together a handy guide to the sights, sounds and tastes of Camp Bisco. THE ESSENTIALS Camp Bisco is a three-day long music festival at 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Guests with RV passes may arrive Wednesday, July 11, at 4 p.m. Those with VIP camping parking passes can arrive at 8 p.m., and all other guests may arrive at 10 p.m. Single-day passes start at $90.50 for Friday or Saturday. Three-day passes start at $249.50 for general admission and $549.50 for VIP. Camp Bisco guests must be 18 or older with a valid ID. Camp Bisco takes place rain or shine, so guests should come prepared with sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear, extra clothes and shoes, mud boots, hats for shade and factory-sealed water bottles. WHAT CAMP BISCO PROVIDES There will be reﬁllable water stations on festival and camping grounds, as well as phonecharging stations, ATMs and 24-hour medical service and on-site emergency personnel. Camp Bisco’s General Store also will be stocked with essential items festival-goers may need, including soda, water and ice. Cases of beer also will be available for purchase by those 21 or older.
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From left, front, Katie Miller; back, Taylor Libby, Sam Harmon and Kerry Haggerty all of Portland, Maine, enjoy the music festival at Pavillion at Montage Mountain during last year’s event.
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FUEL UP Dancing to live music works up an appetite, and Camp Bisco fans can grab food and drink at dozens of concession and vendor stands across the festival grounds. There will be typical concert hand-held foods plus some festival and carnival favorites and produce from farmer’s markets. Vegetarian options will be available as well. Guests also can cool off with a variety of beverages from mixed drinks to craft, imported Please see Bisco, Page 14
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Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Irish Night with Jimmy Farrell Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: The Frost Molly O’sheas at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: John Smith Morganz Pub and Eatery, 325 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Lissa K New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: The Mesos, Idolizer and Willrow Hood ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Eric’s “Pop-Shop” featuring Eric Klein Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Better Than Bad Duo and Eric Harvey The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Rare Form Waldorf Park, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton: Jeffrey James Band Wildﬂowers New york Bistro, 600 Wildﬂower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Jeff Lewis Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Carie Karavas with Vinnie Mark and Buddy Harris
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279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Friendly Fyre ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Tom Graham Bar louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Drive Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Mark Williams Band Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: The Blennd with Steve Skiro Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Jack
Foley and Robbie Walsh Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mother Nature’s Sons Bradley’s sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Supe The Brew house Mini-Mart Cafe, 38 Sturges Road, Peckville: FullCircle Cooper’s seafood house, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Light Weight damien’s On The lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: Bret & Eddie Grotto Pizza/Grand slam sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Group Du Jour Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Farmers Daughter Duo Molly O’sheas at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tritide Duo Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Ronnie Morgan ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio skytop lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road: Doug Smith Orchestra streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: DWest and Buzz Buzzyrd The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nu Era Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Carie Karavas with Vinnie Mark and Buddy Harris
suNday, July 15
Backdraft sports Bar & restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Jordan Ramirez Cooper’s seafood house, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Pat McGlynn damien’s On The lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: Strawberry Jam
Grotto Pizza/Grand slam sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Mr. Acoustic heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., WilkesBarre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo The ledges hotel, 120 Falls Ave., Hawley: Dan Brother Band Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton: The Fab Three The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
MONday, July 16
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project Crotti’s on ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Tyler Dempsey Jazz Trio duffy’s Coffee Co., 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: A Proud Monkey The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK
TuEsday, July 17
III Guys Pizzeria & restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Dave Abraham ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
WEdNEsday, July 18
Bads, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night hillside Park, Winola Road, Clarks Summit: The Wanabees Ole Tyme Charley’s restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland The settlers Inn, 4 Main Ave., Hawley: Mike Casey
FrIday, July 13
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Tori Viccica ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Fake Uncle Jake Duo ali Baba liquor lounge, 219 S. Main St., WilkesBarre: Catalyna Music Bads, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke Bar louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chasing Ashlee DUo Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band Crotti’s on ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Clarence Spady Band Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Renora Code Grotto Pizza/Grand slam sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Three Imaginary Boys Grotto Pizza/skybox sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Shelly’s Underground heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., WilkesBarre: Inferno Drag Show III Guys Pizzeria & restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike and Lynett Karl hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Small Mess, Eyelet, Mr Softee and Ed Cuozzo
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Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe Tickets: 570-325-0371 David Allan Coe, Thursday, July 12 38 Special, Friday, July 13 Shellshocked Churchills, Saturday, July 14 Killer Queen, Thursday, July 19 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang, Friday, July 20 Blackmore’s Night, Thursday, July 26 Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, July 27 Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Wednesday, Aug. 1 Guster, Thursday, Aug. 2 Another Day Dawns, Friday, Aug. 3 Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg Tickets: 570-420-2808 Dead Men, Friday, July 13 A.J. Croix, Saturday, July 14 The Crowning, Friday, July 20 Benatton featuring Lani Lux, Saturday, July 21 Billy Currington and LOCASH, Sunday, July 28 Eye on Attraction, Saturday, July 28 The Bacon Brothers, Thursday, Aug. 2 Saint Slumber, Saturday, Aug. 4 Black Label Society with Corrosion of Conformity, Thursday, Aug. 9 Acoustic Pursuit EP release show, Friday, Aug. 17
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Dierks Bentley will perform Monday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at SteelStacks, Bethlehem. For more information, call 610-332-1300 or visit steelstacks.org.
F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: 570-826-1100 Josh Blue, Thursday, July 12 Dion, Friday, July 27 Yanni, Tuesday, July 31 Blues Traveler, Wednesday, Aug. 1 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Beth Hart Band, Thursday, Aug. 2 Foghat and Savoy Brown, Saturday, Sept. 1 Sebastian Maniscalco, Friday, Sept. 14 Danny Gokey, Saturday, Sept. 29 Dwight Yoakam, Friday, Oct. 5
Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono Tickets: 877-682-4791 Tee Grizzley, Saturday, July 14 (Wet Nightclub)
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Lee Brice, Friday, July 20 (Outdoor Summer Pavilion) Brian Wilson, Saturday, July 21 (Outdoor Summer Pavilion) Billy Currington, Saturday, July 28 (Outdoor Summer Pavilion) Jay Sean, Saturday, Aug. 4 (Wet Nightclub) MADEINTYO, Saturday, Aug. 18 (Wet Nightclub) Michael McDonald, Friday, Aug. 24 (Outdoor Summer Pavilion) DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Aug. 25 (Wet Nightclub) Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw, Thursday, Aug. 30 (Outdoor Summer Pavilion) The Isley Brothers, Saturday, Sept. 1 (Outdoor Summer Pavilion) Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, Scranton Tickets: 570-575-5282 Scranton Jazz Festival, Friday, Aug. 3, through
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Rico Nasty, Thursday, Aug. 2 Birdtalker, Friday, Aug. 3 Electric Factory, Philadelphia Tickets: 215-627-1332 Old Crow Medicine Show, Tuesday, July 24 Sleep, Wednesday, July 25 This Is Hardcore Fest, Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29 Glassjaw & Quicksand, Wednesday, Aug. 1 Beres Hammond, Saturday, Aug. 8 Alkaline Trio, Sunday, Aug. 19 Seether, Saturday, Sept. 15 Zhu, Tuesday, Sept. 25 Social Distortion, Friday, Sept. 28 Lost ’80s Live, Saturday, Sept. 29 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Tickets: 800-298-4200 Shania Twain, Thursday, July 12 Panic! At the Disco, Friday, July 27 The Smashing Pumpkins, Saturday, July 28 Radiohead, Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1 Super Freestyle Explosion 15th Anniversary Concert, Saturday, Aug. 18 Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Friday, Aug. 24 Elton John, Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 12 Sebastian Maniscalco, Thursday, Sept. 13 Drake with Migos, Saturday, Sept. 15
Madison Square Garden, New York City Tickets: 212-307-7171 Radiohead, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 Foo Fighters, Monday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 17 Billy Joel, Wednesday, July 18 Beck, Thursday, July 19 Panic! At the Disco, Tuesday, July 24 The Smashing Pumpkins, Wednesday, Aug. 1 Rod Stewart with Cyndi Lauper, Tuesday, Aug. 7 Shakira, Friday, Aug. 10 Jason Aldean: High Noon Neon Tour 2018, Saturday, Aug. 11 Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Wednesday, Aug. 22 Beacon Theatre, New York City Tickets: 212-465-6500 Erasure, Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 15 Dickey Betts with Marshall Tucker Band and Devon Allman featuring Duane Betts, Wednesday, July 18
FROM PAGE 5 Billy Bustamante, Friday, July 27, 1:30 p.m. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2188. Chippendales — About Last Night tour, Friday, July 27, 8 and 11 p.m. Must be 18 or older to attend. Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. $29 and up. 570-8312100 or mohegansunpocono.com. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 29, 2 and 7:30 p.m. A fundraiser for Midrasha Religious School. Temple B’nai B’rith, 408 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 570287-9606 or tbbwb.com. Barber of Seville, Tuesday, July 31. Bus takes attendees to Gilmmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, New York. The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-881-7612 or gatheringplacecs.com. Continuing
Hansel and Gretel, Saturday, July 14, noon. Presented by Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Production about a window washer’s dream of rising to the top. The Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570343-3400 or themarketplaceatsteamtown.com. The Tempest and Sycorax, Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave.
WVAL Member’s June Exhibit, through Thursday, July 12. Exhibit features recent 2-D and 3-D works from WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. wyomingvalleyartleague.org. The Roads Taken, through Friday, July 13. A selection of impressionist oil paintings by Helen Evanchik, rendered in the “plein air” method of being completed in one session on location. Geisinger Health Plan Insurance Store, 2266 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, Wilkes-Barre Twp. Ramblings of a Lost Ghost, through Friday, July 27. An exhibit by artist Theodore Scazafabo, with a display of photographs and digitally manipulated images. Widmann Gallery at King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-208-5875 or kings.edu. Sunscreen’s for Sissies, through Friday, July 27. Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. 570344-3313 or cameraworkgallery.org. Art of Evan West, through Saturday, July 28. Wayne County Public Library, 1006 N. Main St., Honesdale. 570-253-1220. Pieces Out, through Monday, July 30. The Wonderstone Gallery, 100 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. 570-3442360 or thewonderstonegallery.com. Pocono Plateau Plus, through Tuesday, July 31. This exhibit features a compilation of expressive, acrylic paintings from the Pocono landscapes and paintings from the different ski areas in the western United States. Kettle Creek Art Gallery, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 570-629-3061. The Animals We Love, through Wednesday, Aug. 8. Something Special Bakery, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. 570-288-8386. America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66, through Sunday, Aug. 12. Exhibit shares the history and fascination with the highway that cuts through eight states. It features photographs, narrative, music and objects from the route. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 570-674-
6250 or misericordia.edu. Three To See, through Saturday, Aug. 18. Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in different mediums: watercolor, pastel, photography and mixed media. Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Gallery, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. wyomingvalleyartleague.org. Christopher Ries Exhibition of Sculpture, through Monday, Sept. 3. Dorﬂinger Factory Museum and Arts Center, Elizabeth Street and Route 6, White Mills. 570-253-1185. Exhibition by Kathleen Elliott, through Monday, Sept. 3. Works feature intricate plant-inspired plant sculptures of ﬂame-worked glass. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 570-346-7186 or everhart-museum.org. New Frontiers, through Monday, Sept. 3. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 570-346-7186 or everhart-museum.org. Over There … America Joins the Fight: 100th Anniversary of WWI, through Friday, Dec. 21. Features uniforms, military artifacts, artwork and photographs from the Monroe County Historical Association’s museum collection. Stroud Mansion, 900 Main St., Stroudsburg. Art Events
Fiber Art Afternoon, Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring supplies and make some new friends while working on crochet, knitting or felting. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9565 or pittstonmemoriallibrary.org. Adult Coloring Club, Fridays, 1 p.m. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring ﬁne-tip markers or colored pencils. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. Free. 570-654-9565 or pittstonmemoriallibrary.org. Pittston City Second Friday Art Walk, Friday, July 13, 5 to 9 p.m. Stroll along Main Street and enjoy art from various mediums, live musicians and an interactive kids section. Main Street, downtown Pittston. 570654-0513 or pittstonchamber.org. Pastel Painting Workshop, Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For all experience levels. Call the theater for a list of supplies needed. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $25 per class, plus cost of materials. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Third Friday Art Block, Friday, July 20, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy Wilkes-Barre’s downtown arts district with gallery openings, arts vendors and live entertainment. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Fine Wine, Fine Art, Friday, July 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Immerse yourself in a night inspired by Impressionist artists by learning from instructors and creating a piece of Impressionist work. Bring wine and snacks. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $25 per class. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS Email your event information to electriccity@ timesshamrock.com or we will accept submissions mailed to Current Events, Electric City, 149 Penn Ave.,Scranton,PA18503.Highresolution(min.200 dpi) photos are welcome. Deadline for submissions is the Monday prior to the Thursday edition by noon. Due to the high demand for submissions, we cannot guarantee all events will be printed on a weekly basis. Most events do not run more than two to three weeks in advance. Regardless, all events submitted are published at The570.com.
A Lackawanna County Basketball Tradition
“PROMOTING ALCOHOL-FREE YOUTH”
Ofﬁce of Drug and Alcohol Programs
July 27-29, 2018 Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Friday and Saturday are slated for games (Sunday used for back-up)
Wyoming Avenue • Downtown Scranton
For more information, call 570-496-1701 or 1-800-22 WELCOME visitnepa.org
REGISTER TODAY THRU JULY 23RD BOYS & GIRLS $90 per team Minimum 3 Games. Top 4 Teams Make Playoffs. DIVISIONS BY GRADE: Determine grade as of September 2018 Grades 3-4 (8’ 6” baskets); Grades 4-5 (8’ 6” baskets); Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grades 9-10; Grades 11-12
ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) $110 per team
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s 3 on 3 basketball tournament beneﬁts local high school basketball programs and Coaches vs. Cancer.
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COMEBACKS AND KICK-OFFS
BELLY — ‘Dove’ THE GOOD: New England alt-rockers Belly reforms and releases its third album (and ﬁrst in over two decades). THE BAD: Nope. THE NITTY GRITTY: With Tanya Donelly still in front of the band’s most prominent lineup, Belly picks up right where it left off in 1996. The group reformed for a handful of concerts two years ago and realized there was still NEW music in it. “Dove” is the result of some rather prolific sessions. What’s great about the record
WE ARE SCIENTISTS — ‘Megaplex’ THE GOOD: New York indie pop duo We Are Scientists gives us its sixth. THE BAD: Mixed emotions. THE NITTY GRITTY: There’s good and bad on “Megaplex.” While the writing is focused and the songs are strong, a lot of the band’s quirky indie and new wave elements are toned down. It’s as if “Megaplex” is a bid for the pop
is that the tunes are truly timeless. Belly didn’t radically overhaul or update its sound, and at the same time, the songs don’t sound stuck in the era of “Seinfeld” and Bill Clinton. “Dove” is simply guitar-driven indie rock; Donelly’s female vocals still captivate and hold their own against the delicate thunder below. Tracks such as “Human Child” and “Suffer the Fools” are that perfect combination of grace and power, with swaying melodies riding a fair amount of sheer volume. This reunion feels totally natural. Embrace it. BUY IT?: Yes. market. I’m not saying that’s the case, but the record sounds dull and predictable in spots. We still get the delicate sway of “KIT” and the melodic punchy closer “Properties of Perception.” Technically, there are NO duds here. However, there’s a certain “sameness,” not just amongst individual tracks but also the group’s catalog in general. These guys aren’t progressing enough from release to release. “Megaplex” is an enjoyable, guitar-based rock/pop record, but it barely leaves any lasting impression. It’s also interchangeable with their previous two or three albums. BUY IT?: Your choice. Newbies may actually get more out of “Megaplex” than long-time fans craving something fresh. MIDDLE KIDS — ‘Lost Friends’ THE GOOD: Australian indie trio Middle Kids releases a conﬁdent ﬁrst full-length album. THE BAD: “Lost Friends” loses momentum across its second half, but not enough to
damage the overall work. THE NITTY GRITTY: The group teased us with a self-titled EP last year. Now, the main attraction is here (and with only two “repeats” from 2017’s mini jam). “Lost Friends” is a driven, catchy set recalling a lot of female-fronted ’90s faves (Belly, Cranberries, Sleeper) and more recent friends (Joy Formidable, Naked and Famous, Metric). There’s nothing starkly original here, but the songs are damn good, and Hannah Joy’s entrancing vocals are their perfect method of delivery. The album immediately draws us in with the one-two punch of full-bodied openers “Bought It” and “Mistake.” From there, the record rarely stumbles. By the time we reach the set’s second half though, songs begin to blend together. Still, this band is just getting started. “Lost Friends” accomplishes much, leaving us hopeful for the group’s future.
Mike Evans is a super cool radio guy who doesn’t mess around when it comes to music. Sounds appears weekly in electric city. email@example.com
BUY IT?: I would.
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and domestic beers for those 21 and older to soda, water and more. THE MUSIC More than 50 acts will perform during Camp Bisco, including ďŹ ve sets from the Disco Biscuits across three days. The music kicks off Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with performances from Tipper, Bonobo, STS9, Boogie T, Boombox, Buku, G Jones, Jai Wolf, Lettuce, Snails, Ducky, Kidswaste, Naughty Professor, Space Bacon and Squnto (Megachop). On Friday and Saturday, music begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday will include performances from Bassnectar, Lotus, 12th Planet, Anna Lunde, Desert Dwellers, the Floozies featuring Terminus Horns, the Funk Hunters, Papadosio, Quinn XCII, Space Jesus, Sunsquabi, Bass Physics, Bluetech, Cofreshi, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, the Hip Abduction, King Fu, Letâ€™s Danza!, Mungion and Yheti. On Saturday, crowds can catch sets from Excision, Illenium, Big Wild, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ghostface Killah, Liquid Stranger, Mija B2B Justin Jay, Oliver Tree, Space Jesus (Downtempo), Tauk, Zion I x Lespecial, Agent Zero, Flamingosis, Horizon Wireless, Magic Beans, Orchard Lounge, Probcause and Zeke Beats. Schedule, set times and lineup are subject to change. For updated set times, fans can download the Camp Bisco mobile app for Apple and Android. By Gia Mazur
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OPENING THIS WEEK
by Richard Roeper
From the time Whitney Houston was 18, everyone wanted a piece of her. By the time the beloved, troubled, once-in-ageneration talent died at 48, she was IN pieces — a broken, tormented soul exhausted by the pressure of decades in the brightest of spotlights, troubled romantic and family relationships, and years of drug abuse that ravaged her body and chopped up her voice. But when all was right, Lord, could Whitney sing, and she could light up a room, an arena, a universe with her breathtaking beauty and her megawatt smile and her effortless charisma. In the alternately exhilarating and heartbreaking documentary “Whitney,” the Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (“Touching the Void,” “The Last King of Scotland”) does a magniﬁcent job of taking us through the paces of Houston’s life and times, from her childhood in Newark to her rocketship ascension to international superstardom to myriad personal ups and downs to the shocking, crack-fueled descent that destroyed her career and led to her leaving this world far too soon. It’s been more than six years since Houston died in an overﬂowing bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Her story has been told in countless TV segments, a forgettable Lifetime biopic in 2015 and Nick Broomﬁeld’s solid, downbeat documentary “Whitney: Can I Be?” from last year. But “Whitney” offers the most comprehensive and intimate portrait yet, thanks in large part to Macdonald’s unprecedented access to Houston’s family members and close associates. (Notably absent from the roster of interviewees: Houston’s best friend, longtime employee and rumored love interest, Robyn Crawford. However, more than one interview subject conﬁrms their lesbian relationship. One close associate describes Houston’s sexuality as “ﬂuid.”) Interviews with various relatives and close family friends, and with Houston’s infuriatingly obtuse and arrogant ex-husband, Bobby Brown, add a new layer of understanding and insight into some of the pivotal moments in Whitney’s life — most of those moments dark and damaging. Macdonald takes us through the well-known touchstones of Houston’s career, from the adoles-
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“WHITNEY” cent Whitney ﬁnding her voice as a gospel singer in church and learning to develop her instrument under the tutelage of her mother, Cissy Houston; to Whitney’s meteoric rise as a recording and touring artist in the mid-1980s; to adding “movie star” to her resume in the 1990s; through the highlights such as the concert to honor Nelson Mandela in South Africa and the national anthem Super Bowl performance, to the infamous lowlights such as the Diane Sawyer “crack is whack” interview and the disastrous comeback tour of 2010. We get goose bumps watching Houston’s performances on comically dated MTV shows and in concert, and we see how easy it was to fall in love with her when we see home moviestyle footage of Whitney backstage, Whitney joking around with family and friends, Whitney in relatively unguarded moments. At one point, a drained Whitney is backstage after another sold-out performance. Her mother tells her to ignore the recent successes of Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul and to keep being Whitney. Houston agrees, but says of Abdul, “Mama ... they brought her into the studio ... and she’s STILL off-key, Mama.” Macdonald expertly drops in snippets of sometimes extraordinarily candid interviews with Brown, Cissy, Whitney’s half-brothers Michael and Gary (aka Gary Garland, former DePaul basketball stalwart), Kevin Costner (Whitney’s co-star in “The Bodyguard”), and her sister-in-law Pat (executor of Whitney’s estate and a producing partner on the documentary), among others. Houston’s half-brothers acknowledge they didn’t do all that much work, but they did a whole lot of partying while spending years on Whitney’s payroll. Costner talks about how extraordinary it
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was at the time for a black woman to be the movie star who runs down the stairs and kisses the hero at the end of the movie. Brown, on the other hand, comes across as a giant pile of ... denial, as he refuses to answer questions about Whitney’s addictions and says drugs had nothing to do with her life. And yet they had everything to do with her death, buddy. The most shocking revelation comes late in the ﬁlm, when we’re told Houston was molested by a (now deceased) relative when she was a little girl. This makes it all the more tragic when we hear the details of Whitney and Bobby essentially abandoning their daughter for long stretches at a time, or partying in front of her. Little wonder the teenage Bobbi Kristina Brown wanted to get high and higher and higher. Although there’s no evidence or suggestion they physically abused their daughter, the neglect and carelessness is unquestioned and devastating. Three years after her mother’s death, Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in a bathtub in her home. She passed away after being in a coma for nearly six months. Watching “Whitney,” you feel as if the girl never had a chance. After I saw this doc, I went home and cued up “The Bodyguard.” It’s borderline camp. It is NOT a good ﬁlm. Some of the dialogue is cringe-inducing and some of the supporting characters are ridiculous cliches. But Costner is Costner, doing his low-key everyman antihero thing, and Whitney Houston sparkles like a star throughout. She was beautiful. She was magnetic. And when the demons were at bay, my, but could she sing.
NOW PLAYING Deadpool 2: Ryan Reynolds’ second turn as the cynical, witty superhero is wicked, dark fun from start to ﬁnish, with some twisted and very funny special effects, cool production elements, terriﬁc ensemble work — and for dessert, perhaps the best end-credits “cookie” scene ever. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material. 111 minutes. ★★★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER The First Purge: The fourth entry in the dystopian horror series focuses on the origins of the social experiment gone terribly wrong. With Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Marisa Tomei. Written by James DeMonaco. Directed by Gerard McMurray. Rated R. 97 minutes. — LOS ANGELES TIMES Hereditary: Toni Collette deserves Oscar consideration for her great work as a woman convinced her mother is trying to reach out from beyond the grave to destroy her family. The shock moments in this horror ﬁlm are truly stunning, and grotesque, and bizarre -- and they will stay with
you long after you’ve gone home for the night. Rated for horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity. 123 minutes. ★★★★ — RICHARD ROEPER Incredibles 2: Writer-director Brad Bird’s second chapter in the story of America’s favorite superhero family is a nifty blend of loudly chaotic amusement-ride-type action pieces and domestic comedy-drama. It’s a solid double, but I’ll admit to a feeling of mild disappointment that it wasn’t a grand slam. Rated PG for action sequences and some brief mild language. 118 minutes. ★★★ — RICHARD ROEPER
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: How terrible is this exercise in wretched excess about dinosaurs being evacuated from Isla Nublar before a volcano can wipe them out? It's "Rocky V" bad. It's "Jaws 3D" bad. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-ﬁction violence and peril. 128 minutes. ★ 1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER Ocean's 8: Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett star in a solid if somewhat underwhelming caper similar in tone and style to the “Ocean’s” trilogy of the early 2000s. But while the gifted cast has ﬁrepower and charisma, “Ocean’s 8” is more of a smooth glide than
“THE FIRST PURGE” an exhilarating adventure. PG-13 for language, drug use, and some suggestive content. 110 minutes. ★★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER Sicario: Day of the Soldado: The CIA operative (Josh Brolin) and the assassin (Benicio del Toro) from 2015’s “Sicario” team up to start a drug cartel war in this powerful and pulpy modern-day Western. It’s a brilliant, bloody, gritty, dark and sometimes fantastically over-the-top fable about the evil men (and women) will do in the name of political agendas, self-preservation and the quest for power. Rated R for
strong violence, bloody images, and language. 123 minutes. ★★★★ — RICHARD ROEPER Tag: Despite the best efforts of a cast headed by Ed Helms and Jake Johnson, this comedy about friends in their 40s who reunite each year for a month-long game of tag is a deadly drag, ﬁlled with uninspired slapstick gags and cardboard characters that practically dare us not to like them. Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual content, drug use and brief nudity. 100 minutes. ★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER
SMALL SCREENS A QUIET PLACE (Horror, PG-13, 90 m., 2018). John Krasinski is the director, co-writer and co-star (with his wife, Emily Blunt) of this neatly spun and well-crafted thriller about a family that must maintain complete silence to avoid stirring deadly monsters. That’s a pretty nifty setup to keep the tension going from moment to moment. Rating: ★★★ 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE (Historical drama, PG-13, 106 m., 2018). The international cast headed by Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike are gifted but in some cases miscast in this honorable but not essential retelling of Operation Entebbe, the audacious Israeli raid on hijackers holding hostages in Uganda in the summer of 1976. Rating: ★★ BEIRUT (Spy thriller, R, 109 m., 2018). Jon Hamm delivers one of his best ﬁlm roles as an alcoholic former diplomat summoned to negotiate the rescue of a friend taken hostage in the title city. It’s an ever-twisting, old-fashioned spy thriller, and as such, it succeeds. Rating: ★★★ BLOCKERS (Comedy, R, 102 m., 2018). On the night of the senior prom, parents of three teens
“THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT” try to thwart the girls’ vow to lose their virginity. Despite the best efforts of John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz, “Blockers” becomes less interesting and less funny as the onscreen hijinks grow more outlandish and stupid and demeaning and crotch-oriented. Rating: ★★ THE DEATH OF STALIN (Historical satire, R, 97 m., 2018). Director Armando Iannucci delivers an audacious and hilarious send-up of the grab for power that followed the Soviet leader’s demise in 1953. But as in the case of all satires that resonate,
“The Death of Stalin” goes deeper than balloonpopping punch lines. Rating: ★★★1/2 PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (Fantasy-action, PG-13, 111 m., 2018). In the sequel to the outrageously entertaining “Paciﬁc Rim” (2013), humans again are piloting giant robots to defeat destructive sea monsters. Whenever there’s a chance to do something fresh or unique or original, this clunky and tedious paint-by-the-CGI-numbers actioner passes up that opportunity to embrace the cliche. Rating: ★★
UNSANE (Thriller, R, 98 m., 2018). Claire Foy delivers a smashing performance as a young professional who addresses a trauma in her life by visiting a mental health facility, but has trouble getting out. Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus by director Steven Soderbergh, “Unsane” succeeds as a lurid little thriller that cherry-picks elements of other ﬁlms while carving its own twisted path. Rating: ★★★ THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (Horror, R, 85 m., 2018). Three masked villains from 2008’s “The Strangers” return to stalk their prey at a downscale summer resort that looks EXACTLY like the setting for a horror movie. This stylish and well-choreographed throwback splatter ﬁlm doesn’t come close to avoiding a number of cliches. Rating: ★★ GRADE: ★★★★ Excellent, ★★★ Good, ★★ Fair, ★ Poor. Richard Roeper reviews movies for The Chicago Sun-Times. Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your key theme right now is growth. Let’s dig in and analyze its nuances. 1. Not all growth is good for you. It may stretch you too far too fast — beyond your capacity to integrate and use it. 2. Some growth that is good for you doesn’t feel good to you. It might force you to transcend comforts that are making you stagnant, and that can be painful. 3. Some growth that’s good for you may meet resistance from people close to you; they might prefer you to remain just as you are, and may even experience your growth as a problem. 4. Some growth that isn’t particularly good for you may feel pretty good. For instance, you could enjoy working to improve a capacity or skill that is irrelevant to your long-term goals. 5. Some growth is good for you in some ways, and not so good in other ways. You have to decide if the trade-off is worth it. 6. Some growth is utterly healthy for you, feels pleasurable, and inspires other people.
learning opportunities. Use them to cultivate more patience, expand your tolerance, and strengthen your character. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I pay tribute to your dizzying courage, you wise fool. I stage-whisper “Congratulations!” as you slip away from your hypnotic routine and wander out to the edge of mysterious joy. With a crazy grin of encouragement and my ﬁst pressed against my chest, I salute your efforts to transcend your past. I praise and exalt you for demonstrating that freedom is never permanent but must be reclaimed and reinvented on a regular basis. I cheer you on as you avoid every temptation to repeat yourself, demean yourself, and chain yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can’t sing with someone else’s mouth, Taurus. You can’t sit down and settle into a commanding new power spot with someone else’s butt. Capiche? I also want to tell you that it’s best if you don’t try to dream with someone else’s heart, nor should you imagine you can ﬁne-tune your relationship with yourself by pushing someone else to change. But here’s an odd fact: You can enhance your possibility for success by harnessing or borrowing or basking in other people’s luck. Especially in the coming weeks.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I’m feeling a bit helpless as I watch you messing with that bad but good stuff that is so wrong but right for you. I am rendered equally inert as I observe you playing with the strong but weak stuff that’s interesting but probably irrelevant. I ﬁdget and sigh as I monitor the classy but trashy inﬂuence that’s angling for your attention; and the supposedly fast-moving process that’s creeping along so slowly; and the seemingly obvious truth that would offer you a much better lesson if only you would see it for the chewy riddle that it is. What should I do about my predicament? Is there any way I can give you a boost? Maybe the best assistance I can offer is to describe to you what I see.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You wouldn’t attempt to cure a case of hiccups by repeatedly smacking your head against a wall, right? You wouldn’t use an anti-tank rocket launcher to eliminate the mosquito buzzing around your room, and you wouldn’t set your friend’s hair on ﬁre as a punishment for arriving late to your rendezvous at the café. So don’t overreact to minor tweaks of fate, my dear Gemini. Don’t over-medicate tiny disturbances. Instead, regard the glitches as
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Psychologist Paul Ekman has compiled an extensive atlas of how emotions are revealed in our faces. “Smiles are probably the most underrated facial expressions,” he has written, “much more complicated than most people realize. There are dozens of smiles, each differing in appearance and in the message expressed.” I bring this to your attention, Virgo, because your assignment in the coming weeks — should you choose to accept it — is to
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explore and experiment with your entire repertoire of more authentic version of yourself than you’ve smiles. I’m conﬁdent that life will conspire to help you ever been. carry out this task. More than at any time since your birthday in 2015, this is the season for unleashing CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Now and your smiles. then you go through phases when you don’t know what you need until you stumble upon it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lucky vibes are coalescing At times like those, you’re wise not to harbor ﬁxed ideas about what you need or where to in your vicinity. Scouts and recruiters are hovering. hunt for what you need. Metaphorically speakHelpers, fairy godmothers, and future playmates are ing, a holy grail might show up in a thrift store. growing restless waiting for An eccentric stranger may provide you with an you to ask them for favors. accidental epiphany at Therefore, I hereby authorize a bus stop or a conyou to be imperious, regal, and venience store. Who overﬂowing with self-respect. I knows? A crucial clue encourage you to seize exactly may even jump out what you want, not what you’re at you from a spam “supposed” to want. Or else email or a reality TV be considerate, appropriate, show. I suspect that modest, and full of harmonithe next two weeks ous caution. CUT! CUT! Delete that “be considerate” might be one of those odd grace periods for you. sentence. The Libra part of me tricked me into saying it. And this is one time when people of the Libra persuasion AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Reverse psychology” are allowed to be free from the compulsion to balance is when you convince people to do what you wish they and moderate. You have a mandate to be the show, not would do by shrewdly suggestwatch the show. ing that they do the opposite of what you wish they would SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emily Dickinson wrote do. “Reverse censorship” is 1,775 poems — an average of one every week for when you write or speak the 34 years. I’d love to see you very words or ideas that you launch an enduring, deephave been forbidden to express. rooted project that will require “Reverse cynicism” is acting like similar amounts of stamina, it’s chic to express glee, positivpersistence, and dedication. ity, and enthusiasm. “Reverse Are you ready to expand your egotism” is bragging about what you don’t have and can’t vision of what’s possible for do. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to carry you to accomplish? The current astrological omens suggest that out all these reversals, as well as any other constructive or the next two months will be an amusing reversals you can dream up. excellent time to commit yourself to a Great Work that you will give your best to for the rest of your long life! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Poet Emily Dickinson once revealed to a friend that there was only one SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What’s the biggest Commandment she ever obeyed: “Consider the Lilies.” lie in my life? There are several candidates. Here’s one: I Japanese novelist Natsume pretend I’m nonchalant about one of my greatest failures; S’seki told his English-speaking I act as if I’m not distressed by the fact that the music students that the proper I’ve created has never received the listenership it should Japanese translation for “I it have. How about you, love you” is Tsuki ga tottemo Sagittarius? What’s the bigaoi naa, which literally means gest lie in your life? What’s “The moon is so blue tonight.” most false or dishonest or In accordance with current evasive about you? Whatever astrological omens, Pisces, I’m it is, the immediate future advising you to be inspired by Dickinson and S’seki. More will be a favorable time to than any other time in 2018, your duty in the coming transform your relationship weeks is to be lyrical, sensual, aesthetic, imaginative, and with it. You now have extraorfestively non-literal. dinary power to tell yourself liberating truths. Three weeks from now, you could be a — Rob Brezsny
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH EMMA BLACK
Melissa Wollmering is a printmaker and professor at University of Scranton and Marywood University. She loves all forms of art, and has taught other areas of art in the past. She grew up in Minnesota and earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also has a master’s of ﬁne arts degree in printmaking from Marywood University. She and her husband, Andrew, live in Scranton. Meet Melissa Wollmering... What ﬁrst got you interested in art and more speciﬁcally in printmaking? I think my parents probably encouraged all my siblings to pursue art. I have artists on both sides of the family, so it was kind of just always an option. I’ve always had an interest from a young age. I don’t know if there’s any particular moment I can say that sparked it, but I’ve always liked making things. I grew up on a farm, so we were allowed to just go into the barn and just make stuff with whatever we found. It was nice to have that urge and put it into something more directed. As for printmaking, I had barely even heard of it until college. I went to a school that randomly had a very solid printmaking program. I was introduced to it in college and I just loved it. I insanely loved it. It was magical. What about printmaking got you hooked? I would say the materials and the process. You’re kind of like a mad scientist. The method that I started with is called intaglio, which is kind of a strange one to start with, people usually start with relief, it’s a little easier. The nature of intaglio is so cool because you have a copperplate, you get to carve it and then you get to throw it in vats of acid, and burn it and cut it. The process was so fun, it was a lot of substances, materials and processes… and a vat of acid, how cool is that. There’s this element where you don’t have full control, which I thought was really exciting. Are you working on any projects right now? There is an organization called Big Ink, which is a printmaking collaborative out of New Hampshire, and they have a mission to spread large-scale woodcut or relief work. A lot of organizations in printmaking are seeking to promote the methods because not
many people know about it. They have a very large press and they go to different galleries and have events. They ask certain artists to cut blocks. There are ﬁve artists, and they have a big event — the whole day you print big-scale and they exhibit them, so it’s a very collaborative, fun event in addition to producing art. What are some of the previous shows that you’ve had your work displayed in? I’m part of a printmaking guild. That’s a really fun kind of a show or organization to be associated with. A lot of printmakers are associated with guilds where you do editions and then print trades. So everyone would create an edition of, say, 25, and then you get one of everybody else’s print. You get to have a huge art collection because every time you are involved with it, you get 25 pieces back. Printmaking or even a lot of arts can be sort of solitary, but there’s something inherent about printmaking that’s collaborative. What is like the printmaking atmosphere in Northeast Pennsylvania like? Are you able to collaborate with other artists? The print community is quite strong in Scranton. We have this studio [at University of Scranton], and at Marywood University. Peter Hoffer, who has managed the printmaking department for 40 years, has created a lovely community. There are other teachers, including Chris Medley at The Workshop downtown. There are actually quite a few people who do printmaking in the area, and a lot of artists, even if they identify as a painter or sculptor, dip their toe in print making probably once or twice. It’s a very open thing where if you’re looking for something different, a lot of people will just try it, and if there’s a studio, it brings people in. What other types of art do you enjoy or do you like to do? Photography, I love it. It’s a real sister discipline to printmaking because a lot of the processes are similar. Photography is very process heavy if you do the darkroom and ﬁlm. And digital is very process heavy in a different way. I did a bit of that and it’s always in the back of my head as something fun. Also, when you are a print maker, you’re tied to the studio pretty tightly. You don’t walk around and do stuff outside like a painter. With photography you really can go out in the world, and I really like being an acting agent out in the world and getting a little more exposure outside of the studio. What artists inspire you? I was very into Klimt and Egon Schiele for a few years. I very much admire the work of Helen Frankenthaler and Kiki Smith as well. I get so much
Melissa Wollmering enjoyment out of almost every artist I encounter. I also like Munch, he’s Norwegian and he worked in the 19 century. He came up with some multi-colored relief wood cuts so I’m very interested in his work. He has a very strong existential sort of concern and I’m very interested in art theory and of course philosophy and the osmosis so he’s quite interesting to me at the moment now. Also, Käthe Kollwitz, she’s great and another printmaker, also a woman, which is nice.
What is the process of printmaking like? There are different types of printmaking. Relief would probably be what people are familiar with or perhaps screen printing, which is what’s done to make T-shirts. Essentially when you’re printing, you’re taking ink from one surface and transferring it to another. You’re working with a matrix as opposed to a paintbrush. You’re working from a ﬁnite mold and transferring it to a substraight. What you do to the matrix before you print is where all the variation comes in.
What is your favorite part about teaching? You’re always learning. I love getting to explore new methods and different exercises for the students and see them learning. Whenever you see a light bulb go off or that they really love something, that is amazing. It’s just nice having a community of people exploring.
Have you had a moment or time in your life that helped shape you into who you are today? I had a professor in undergrad, he was a wonderful sculptor. He was advising me one day. I was trying to decide what to do with my life, as one does in college, and he sat me down and he said ‘Don’t wait for an epiphany. You know what you want to do, just pursue it.’ Art can be a difﬁcult area because sometimes you’re not sure if you can really make a living. I think that was a lovely deciding moment hearing that.
Either from an artist’s standpoint or a teacher’s, what is one of the biggest challenges of printmaking? Printmaking is challenging in that you need space for materials and process. You can’t do it anywhere, and it takes a certain amount of physical space. Another thing that a lot of people ﬁnd challenging, but I love it, is you can’t go faster than the process allows. Sometimes the speed at which you can work is a challenge.
Emma Black UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with EMMA BLACK is a regular feature in electric city, profiling people from all walks of life throughout NEPA.
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Sauvignon blanc really is summer in a glass. Lush, green and herbal, sauvignon blanc recalls the forest on the most verdant, humid day of July. Often smelling of herbs or crushed leaves and grapefruit spray and tasting of any tropical fruit you can think of, it emerged as an international variety, its grapes grown nearly everywhere. For a benchmark of the New Zealand style, try Kim Crawford 2017 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, which has an intense smell I would describe as pine or nettle with a white grapefruit character and herbs with a cleansing acidity. $19. ★★★★
Some producers push the envelope on what is possible, such as Napa Valley
producer Cliff Lede. First, growing anything other than cabernet and chardonnay in Napa shows a labor of love, because you get paid less for doing it. Lede hand-harvests grapes at night and ferments them in a combination of steel, French oak barrels and, for some, concrete. After lots of attention and work, the result is pretty amazing. Cliff Lede 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc smells of fresh herbs, cucumber and ginger. It has a rich mouthfeel and layers of delicate citrus character with an easy, rather than sharp, finish. Get it next time you get sushi. Only the 2016 is available in Pennsylvania. $25. ★★★★ 1/2 Sauvignon blanc’s homeland is Loire. While everyone focuses on Sancerre, surrounding regions do nearly as good a job. Domaine du Vieil Orme 2017 Touraine Sauvignon has an herbal grapefruit smell and flavors of peach, grapefruit and leafiness, with slightly bitter bite at the end. $12. ★★★★ An alternative is Bordeaux blanc, which includes mostly or all sauvignon blanc. In general, avoid crisp white wines with vintages more than three years prior to the current date. —david falchek David is executive director of the American Wine Society and reviews wines each week.
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QuickChick restaurant in Pittston Twp. offers Middle Eastern food.
Fresh Middle Eastern food finds fans in NEPA
Cooking was always a passion for Yousef Kazimi. After retiring, the Jerusalem-born man decided to open a Middle Eastern-style restaurant that showed his roots through the cuisine. “This is a good location. I looked all over,” Kazimi said. “Actually, I went to Florida; it didn’t work. I went to Harrisburg; it didn’t work. I went to Philadelphia; it didn’t work. And this is meant to be — Northeastern Pennsylvania.” Kazimi opened up QuickChick Restaurant in Pittston Twp. in October, offering a variety of Middle Eastern classics ranging from shawarma and falafel to hummus and tabbouleh. Customers can choose from several entrees, such as chicken or beef shawarma, falafel, kebabs and even shawarma cheesesteaks. According to Kazimi, he uses 13 unique spices for each of his meats and marinates them overnight so they can soak up
the ﬂavors. A local favorite at QuickChick is the Mixed Grill, a combination of lamb, beef and chicken over seasoned rice, served with salad. “I’ve been in this business for a while, you know,” Kazimi said, noting he’d owned another deli in the area prior to opening QuickChick. “Not everybody can make Middle Eastern food. You can’t just look at YouTube to make shawarma or hummus. ... Sometimes there are hidden secrets to making these foods.” One of the secrets to the quality of the food, Kazimi said, is the quality of the meats he uses. He drives an hour and a half to buy them. Everything is made fresh daily, Kazimi noted. The hummus takes the chef two days to make, as he soaks his chickpeas for a full day before cooking and mashing them together to create the dip. The immediate success of the restaurant in the Walmart shopping center caused Kazimi to put his heart and soul into it, and the hard work paid off.
“I’d like to grow while maintaining the consistency of the food,” he said. “Really, (I) would like to grow without jeopardizing the quality or the customer service.” Several local businesses order catered lunches from QuickChick, which can range from a platter of shawarma to the Mixed Grill and a variety of salads, such as Fattoush, made with tomatoes, cucumbers, dressing and parsley, topped with pita. Every day, the restaurant offers a new feature, which Kazimi promotes on QuickChick’s Facebook page. They have included Kabsa, a chicken and rice entree, and Maqloba, a lamb-based dish served with potatoes and vegetables atop rice. “It gives me a lot of pleasure when people appreciate quality food,” Kazimi said. “Pittston people are really big supporters of the business, big time. A lot of them welcome the change and having something different in the area.” — Charlotte L. Jacobson
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Abdulla Kazimi adds olive oil added to a hummus bowl at QuickChick in Pittston Twp.
QuickChick Restaurant Established: October 2017 Address: 320 Route 315, Pittston Phone: 570-299-2324 Cuisine: Middle Eastern Owner: Yousef Kazimi Hours: Daily, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Online: Find QuickChick Restaurant on Facebook.
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From left: Kelli Mickowski of Mountain Top, Rachel Callahan of Wapwallopen and Sara Mirra of Dallas
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The Blue Moon Bash recently took place at Montage Mountain. Live entertainment was provided by Lightweight and Light Up The Moon.
Matt Martines of Blakely and Kate Dixon of Old Forge
Maria and Dan Weaver of Larksville
Chris Talipfki of Old Forge and Stacy Kandrac of Swoyersville
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Weed better get some Febreze I’m sober, but my boyfriend smokes pot. I’m ﬁne with that, but I don’t want him smoking in the house. He says it’s his house, too, so I’m not being fair. Plus, it is cold in the rural area where we live and rains a lot, so he’d have to put on a jacket, go on the porch, etc., to smoke. I get it, but I hate the smell, and I don’t want to go to 12-step meetings smelling like weed. That’s just not right. Help. — Upset Girlfriend
Surprisingly, the road to respect and good standing in the 12-step world does not involve strolling into meetings smelling like you live in a one-bedroom bong. Your taking care not to show up all “I just took a bath in Chanel No. 420!” at 12-step meetings — lest you trigger any recovering potheads — is what I call “empathy in action.” I write in my science-based manners book, “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say the F-Word,” that empathy — caring about how your behavior affects others — is “at the root of manners.” Rudeness, on the other hand, is the lack of consideration for what one’s behavior does to another
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person. I explain it in the book as a form of theft — theft of “valuable intangibles like people’s attention (in the case of cell phone shouters who privatize public space as their own).” In this case, there’s the theft of your reputation in a group that’s an integral part of your life (and maybe even of your sobriety). Somebody reading this might make the argument, “Ha, dummy — wouldn’t empathy involve her caring about how her ‘no toking in the house’ thing affects her boyfriend?” Well, yes. But generally speaking, the person whose behavior changes an environment — in negative ways for others in it — is the one who needs to bear the burden of whatever they’re doing. (This is why considerate people have long asked others, “Mind if I smoke?” — rather than expecting others to ask, “Mind if I breathe?”) And let’s have a look at the level of “burden” here: Oh, boohoo, might your boyfriend sometimes have to put on a parka to smoke some weed? Put both arms into the sleeves and everything? You could try to ﬁre up some empathy in Pol Pot-head by explaining that coming into 12-step meetings smelling like you just smoked a bowl is embarrassing on the level of strolling in swigging from a big bottle of Jim Beam. (Of course, it’s also completely understandable to want to live in a
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place that doesn’t reek of reefer.) You might also consider whether his stubbornness on this points to a bigger issue — a general lack of generosity and/or interest in your happiness. We are self-interested mofos, but when we love somebody, we’ll often set aside our immediate self-interest and do what’s best for them. And because we love them, it ultimately beneﬁts us to beneﬁt them. This is why you see people do extraordinary things for the ones they love: Give a kidney! Build the Taj Mahal! Move to the jungle for a year so they can do their anthro ﬁeldwork! And then there’s your boyfriend, all “Honey, you’ll just need to stand outside a window and participate in your meeting from there: ‘Hi, my name is Belinda, and I’m an alcoholic ... who’s about to be mauled by a bear.’” Angry bards I’m tired of being angry at my ex-boyfriend. My best friend suggested I write an email to him, saying everything I want to say, but send it to her instead. It seemed like a bad idea, delving into those feelings even more, but I did it anyway. Miraculously, I felt much better afterward. A ﬂuke? — Puzzled I get it: You were all, “Write a letter he’ll never read? Um, I wasn’t dating Santa.” However, psychologist James Pennebaker found that writing about upsetting events in our lives can act
as a sort of mental crime scene cleanup — in a way that simply thinking about these events or venting emotions does not. Pennebaker theorizes that the process of organizing your thoughts to write them down coherently leads you to reinterpret and make sense out of what happened, thus diminishing the power of the events to keep upsetting you. Accordingly, Pennebaker’s research suggests you could speed your healing by using what I’d call “explainer” words, such as “because” or “caused” — as well as insight words (such as “understand” and “realize”). The research also suggested it may help to do this writing thing more than once — even repeatedly. So you might want to keep hammering out those emails about him as long as you continue to have, um, strong feelings about him — like, say, the recurring idea that he should part his hair down the middle. Ideally with an ax.
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Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, ﬁll in the grid with wellknown English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q ﬁrst). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!
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47 Place to change before swimming 50 Compare pros and cons 53 Easy swimming target, slangily 56 Word before paper or metal 57 Charismatic glow 58 Reverberation 59 City between Jacksonville and Tampa 60 Seasonal employee 61 Put a halt to 62 Pied ___ (“Silicon Valley” company) DOWN 1 Sky-blue shades 2 Hub trafﬁc circle 3 Eye-related 4 Tender spots 5 Basement apartment resident at 123 Sesame Street 6 “No ___ luck!” 7 Backside before a fall? 8 Having as a goal 9 Airport runway 10 “___ or it didn’t happen!” 11 Altar-ed statement? 12 Part of MPG 13 ___ Jacinto 19 -y, pluralized 21 Bobby Flay’s milieu 24 Exclamation often misspelled with the second letter at the end 25 Be nomadic 26 ___ it up 29 Show starter
30 Water nymph, in mythology 31 Yew, for example 32 Mind 33 Philosopher’s sufﬁx 34 Midpoint, for short 35 Group in the pit 36 Carmaker Ransom 37 Intuition 38 Alveolus, e.g. 41 Pays off 42 Undeserved reputation 43 “Hurry up!,” in Spanish 44 He brought the frankincense 46 Startled sound 48 Storyteller with morals 49 Italian lawn bowling 50 Make a present presentable? 51 “___! Cherry-O” (kids’ board game) 52 Corvette roof option 53 Took a load off 54 Shade 55 Robotic factory piece LAst wEEk’s soLUtion
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