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Celebrate great brews Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Susquehanna Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest.
The day-long event, which runs from noon to 10 p.m., features food by Vince’s Cheesesteaks, Yogi’s Ethnic Foods, FonDippity and Snooks Wings and Things.
Inside the brewery, 635 S. Main St., Pittston, attendees can shop for goods from Sugar Plum Chocolates, Naked Toffee and Electric City Roasters.
Live music runs all day, with the Schützengiggles Oompah Band as the main act performing from noon to 3 p.m. and again from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tom Weskevich and Adam McKinley perform from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Scranton Brewers Guild hosts Bavarian Beerhall games, including Stein Hoisting, Keg bowling and more.
Admission is $8, which includes a souvenir beer mug and a beer fillup. After the initial purchase, beer refills cost $4.
Satellite parking is available at the Kmart lot off the Pittston bypass, with transportation to and from the lot leaving every 30 minutes.
For information, visit www.sbcbeer.com.
Fall Film Festival
Celebrate the kickoff of the Fall Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with an Oktoberfest opening night gala on Friday, Sept. 14.
The night will feature screenings of the films “Puzzle” and “Boundaries” plus food, beer, wine and desserts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40, and reservations are required and can be made by calling 570-996-1500.
The film festival will run through Thursday, Oct. 4. Other films the theater will show include “Always at the Carlyle,” “American Animals,” “British Museum: Hokusai,” “The Cakemaker,” “The Catcher Was A Spy,” “Dark Money,” “Decanted,” “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” “Eating Animals,” “Eighth Grade,” “Foxtrot,” “Generation Wealth,” “Hearts Beat Loud,” “A Kid Like Jake,” “The King,” “Leave No Trace,” “Love, Cecil,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “Whitney” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”
Visit dietrichtheater.com or call 570-996-1500 for information.
Little Eric’s Game Night
Help raise money for pediatric cancer research Saturday, Sept. 15, at Little Eric’s Game Night — Play for a Cure at Holiday Inn East Mountain, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre.
This event, which runs from 6 to 11 p.m., costs $75 per person, and includes appetizers, food stations, desserts, an open bar, five raffle tickets and $10,000 in play money to gamble. Games of chance inclue poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and horse races.
The Little Eric’s Foundation was created after 14-year-old Eric J. Speicher Jr. died from brain cancer. All proceeds benefit both pediatric cancer research and local families that have children going through cancer treatment.
For information, visit www.littleericsfoundation.org.
‘An Evening with Pete Rose Live’
Join baseball legend Pete Rose at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, for a night that aims to transport audience members back to a revered era in the sport’s history.
Rose will share stories about baseball’s past in this multimedia, Broadway-style event Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6.
Tickets cost $28, $33 and $53 for general admission and $103 for VIP meet-and-greet, plus fees.
To purchase tickets, call 570-826-1100. For information, visit kirbycenter.org.
Multicultural Parade and Festival
Celebrate diversity at Wilkes-Barre City’s second annual Multicultural Parade and Festival Saturday, Sept. 15.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. on South Main Street, at South Street, and continues to Public Square. The festival begins immediately following the parade and features food, music and entertainment from cultures across the globe.
Entertainment on Public Square includes the Wilkes University’s IFARHU Dance and Student Organization of Latinos Dance, Arts in Movement by Miss Courtney dance, St. Nicholas Church Aztec dance, David Blight School of Dance, the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, Mt. Zion Baptist Church Abundant Praise dance and young adult choir, Salsa dancing, Caribbean music by DJ Shrimpy and more.
For information, contact Special Events Coordinator Patty Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-208-4149.