The Scoop: She’s So Unusual


 
She’s so unusual, and she’s headed our way

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will make a stop in The 570 this fall when the She’s So Unusual Tour comes to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. Lauper will perform on October 22 at 8 p.m.
 
Count us in! We all remember the release of She’s So Unusual back in 1983. The album became the first debut female record to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, and “All Through the Night.” The album earned Lauper the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. I loved the album back then and I love it now.
 
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. The cost is $34 to $75. For tickets, visit www.kirbycenter.org, call 826-1100 or stop by the Kirby Center Box Office.
 
 
Party with POWER!
Members of Wilkes-Barre POWER! or those who are interested in learning more about the group may want to head to the patio at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday. From 7 to 9 p.m., a private party will be held at a casino horse racing event. The event features appetizers, drink specials, entertainment, professional photos, and more. Don’t let rain deter you — if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the party moves to the casino ballroom.
 
For those who may not be familiar with the group, POWER! is an informal group of professionals whose mission is to promote the region as a vital and pleasurable place to live, work and play. The initiative has created a forum for local professionals to meet, socialize, and network with their peers and become involved in the community. In addition to Wilkes-Barre, there are POWER! chapters in Scranton and Hazleton as well. To learn more, visit www.nepapower.com.
 
 
More summer fun
From one of our favorite pop icons to a great networking opportunity, let’s wrap up this edition of Scoop with our list of fairs and festivals. Grab your friends and go!
 
n The Harford Fair continues through Aug. 24 at the Harford Fairgrounds. You’ll find all your favorites: live entertainment, food and exhibits, and the ever-popular Demolition Derby. If you haven’t seen a demolition derby up close and personal, here’s your chance. And if you think it’s going to be like the episode of Happy Days when the Malachi Brothers unleash their famous “crunch” on the Fonz, well, you’re right. It’s just like that. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself on Saturday at 7 p.m. For the complete schedule of events and activities at the fair, visit www.harfordfair.com.
 
Hope you’re hungry because the annual Kielbasa Fest will take downtown Plymouth by storm this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, enjoy plenty of festival fare and activities. Visit plymouthalive.org for complete details.
 
Wine lovers should head to Jessup on Saturday for the Jessup Summer Wine Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jessup Carnival Grounds, 333 Hill St. Sample some of the area’s best summer wines and enjoy the Jessup Hose Company’s signature Pig Roast, live music, and a wide variety of arts and handcrafted items. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Jessup Hose Company’s fund to purchase a new rescue truck. For more information, visit www.UpstateWineCountry.com/Wine-Festivals.
 
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading and I’ll meet you here again next week.