Variety On Tap For Black History Month Events In Lynchburg Area



Teen Bibliophiles will discuss Splintered by A.G. Howard, 5-6 p.m. at the Public Library for Union County. Ask for a copy of the book at the library circulation desk. This book group is for teens in grades 6-12. Register by calling 570-523-1172, visit the library or online.

BOOK GROUP/Lewisburg

The book group will discuss The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, 7-8 p.m. at the Public Library for Union County. Ask for a copy of the book at the library circulation desk. All are welcome. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visit the library or online. 


Super Simple Science, a six-session series featuring simple science projects for children in grades K-3 held 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Public Library for Union County. This month’s theme is “Mass.” Registration is requested so enough materials are provided but walk-ins are welcome. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visit the library or online. 


DJ Spider will provide music every Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at The Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market St. More information is available by calling 570-524-2572. 

LIVE MUSIC/Lewisburg

Kimbo & Bryan will perform a variety of rock-n-roll hits from 8-10 p.m. at the Smiling Chameleon Draft House. For more information, visit 


A book discussion begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Middleburg Borough Building, to discuss Amor Towles “A Gentleman in Moscow.” More information, 570-374-7163.


Pub Valley with Poe Valley Troubadours will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Elk Creek Café & Aleworks, 100 W. Main St.. For more information, call 814-349-8850.


Runaway Stroller will be rolling into the Rusty Rail for the Acoustic Thursday Nights Upstairs at the Rail 7-9 p.m.  Rusty Rail Brewing Company is located at 5 N. Eighth St. No cover charge. For more information, call 570-966-7878 or visit


Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St., kicks off a session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL), from 3:30-5 p.m. Geared for teens in grades 6 and up, features fun with literature, meet community professionals and speakers, explore art activities and read. The focus for this session of TRL will be “Alice in Wonderland.” 


Leymah Gbowee, Nobel laureate and Liberian peace activist, will deliver the Alice Pope Shade lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium at Susquehanna University. The event is free and open to the public. Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work in leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Gbowee is the founder of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa based in Liberia. Her foundation provides educational and leadership opportunities to girls, women and youth in West Africa.



Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is hosting a discussion about racism in our community, “Beyond the Fountain,” as part of Black History Month. The discussion will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building, multi-purpose rooms A-B. The event is free and open to the public.


On Feb. 16-18, The Exchange presents the fifth annual Destination Blues Music Festival, “Your Winter Blues Heaven on Route 11.” Over those three days, 35 performances will take place at 18 venues in Berwick, Bloomsburg and Danville, with more than 90 musicians. For more info:


The Backyard Ponies will be playing 9-11 p.m. at LT Evans, Danville, as part of Destination Blues. Sweeney Blues Revue (John Sweeney, Kevin Ball, Tim Breon, Jack Lawton and Chris Wheeland) is playing a harmonica-centric variety of blues 9-11 p.m. at Old Forge Brewing Company 298 Mill St., Danville. No cover charge. AC’s Soul Medicine (Allan Combs II, Tim Latshaw and Sean Maddon) are the opening act from 6 to 8 pm.


Acoustic Coffee House will be open from 7:30-9 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Grove Presbyterian Church. Features coffee, beverages, baked goods, acoustic music. Free admission. A freewill offering accepted to benefit summer traveling day camp.


The Hershey Symphony will perform “Gypsy Passion” at 8 p.m. at the Hershey Theater, 15 E Caracas Ave. Tickets: $17-22


“The Bad Seed,” 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24 and  2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at River Stage Community Theater, Greenspace Center, 815 Market St. Tickets: $15 More information: 570-989-0848.


Greg Burgess performs at the piano bar 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 101 at Brasserie Louis, 101 Market St., Lewisburg. Event is free. More info: 570-524-5559.


LIVE MUSIC/Lewisburg

The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra will perform starting at 7:30 p.m. While at the Weis Center, the orchestra will perform Jean Sibelius’s “Valse Triste,” Op. 44, No. 1 among other favorites. For more information, visit



John Nemeth will perform for Rusty Rail Live 9 p.m. at Rusty Rail Brewing Company, 5 N. Eighth St. No cover. For more information, call 570-966-7878 or visit



An evening of comedy featuring

James Camacho and headliner

Davin Rosenblatt will begin at 9 p.m. at Front Street Station, 2 Front Street Northumberland. Doors open at 8. Cost is $10 cover at the door. Get half off the cover with entree purchase that evening. 



The Valley Players Community Theater Organization will present the comedy “Always a Bridesmaid” on Feb. 16 and 17 at the Packer House, 24 N. Third St. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the show will start once dinner is concluded. Dessert will be served during intermission. Tickets are $35. For reservations or more information on menu options, visit


Brandon Barnhart will be in concert 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Starmaker Entertainment will have the stage 9 p.m. onward at Mcguigans Public House, 266 Market St. 570-286-5002. No cover charge. 


Ricky and Harvey will perform 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 pm at The Den on Route 61 outside Sunbury.




“The Roadshow,” featuring contemporary Christian artists For King and Country, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Zach Williams and more will take place 6 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, 550 Hersheypark Dr. Tickets are $10 at the door. 


The Middlecreek Area Community Center, 67 Elm St., features a daddy daughter dance from 6-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Open to the public. Admission for dads — $6 and daughters — $4. 


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is hosting the third annual Bloom Boulder Bash competition from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center for wall climbers of all skill levels. Registration, which begins at 10 a.m., is $20 for BU students and $25 for the general public. Proceeds will benefit the Sherpa Education Fund. Climbers will have four hours to complete five different climbs on the recreation center’s 30-foot indoor climbing wall. Advance registration is required. More information can be found on the Bloom Boulder Bash Facebook event page. 


Interactive performance storytelling event — Stories on Tap — invites community members on stage to tell true stories and perform songs based on real events beginning at 1 p.m. at The Exchange, 24 E. Main St. Bloomsburg University graduate Kelsey Blue will host. For full info and tips for storytellers, visit


Beat the Winter Blues Arts & Crafts Fair held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lewisburg Hotel, 136 Market St. Sponsored by the Lewisburg Sunset Rotary Club. Features art, children’s items, chimes, essential oils, fairy and gnome gardens, flame worked glass, garden art, girls bows and barrettes, gourmet cookies, home fragrance, jams, jellies and relish, jewelry, metal art, textiles, pet products, pottery, women’s clothing, soaps and lotions, wreaths, repurposed furniture, wood crafts, and more. Food available and an author with her new book will be attending. 


SUN P.E.T.S. benefit dinner and silent auction will be held at Country Cupboard, Route 15 and Hafer Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Buffet at 6 p.m. (BYOB). Cost is $35 per ticket (only 160 will be sold). Tickets can be purchased at Brookpark Pet Supply in Lewisburg, Pompeii Soap in Mifflinburg, or from SUN P.E.T.S. members. A check can also be mailed to SUN P.E.T.S. PO Box 64, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (put “Dinner/SA” in memo). 


Ted and the HiFis will perform starting at 8 p.m. at the Elk Creek Cafe. Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories to local and national audiences for years. He is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and film composer. For more information, visit 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT/Northumberland

Amazing Grace Community Church, 138 Leed St., is sponsoring a Valentines Parents Night Out from 5-8 p.m. They will provide free childcare for children up to 10 years old while parents enjoy an evening out. All children must be picked up no later than 8 p.m. Preregister at or call 844-374-AGCC (2422). 


Memory Lane performs from 8-11 p.m. at Selinsgrove VFW, Route 522. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Actor and playwright Robert Hughes will perform a dramatic reading of a two-act play titled “Frederick Douglass: Interview from Slave to Master” at 2 p.m. at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society. There is no fee to attend the performance, but there is an admission fee to view the museum. Parking is available on the street and in back of the museum. For further information, call 570-326-3326. or view


Burgess, Stetz & James will perform jazz and dance standards as a dinner concert 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the  Scottish Rite Auditorium, Howard Cathedral, 348 Market St. Cost is $25 and includes roast beef dinner. More info: 570-323-6194.


Ted and the Hifis will perform at 8 p.m. at Elk Creek Café & Aleworks, 100 W. Main St.. For more information, call 814-349-8850.

CONCERT/Shamokin Dam

Classic rock and roll artists

Jesse will perform at 8 11 p.m. at the Shamokin Dam Fire Company. Admission: $5 


 4 Brick Stop will perform 8-11 p.m. at Mcguigans Public House, 266 Market St. 570-286-5002 No cover charge.

LIVE MUSIC/Williamsport


Everly Brothers Experience  begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center with the Zmed Brothers offering a variety of the Everly hits. More info available at 

LIVE MUSIC/Williamsport

Award-winning musician

Dr. Southclaw will perform at the Bullfrog Brewery from 9 p.m. to midnight. Find more at

LIVE MUSIC/Williamsport

The Greg Burgess Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. For more information, visit




Social justice activist and sexual assault survivor

Tarana Burke, founder of what has become the #metoo movement for victims of sexual assault and harassment, will share her personal story at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. Tickets will be available to Bucknell students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 through the Weis Center Box Office. If seating is still available, tickets for the general public will be made available in the box office on the day of the lecture starting at 6 p.m. Questions about the event can be directed to


The 26th annual Susquehanna University Honors Band Festival will culminate in a concert at 3 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium. Event is free and open to the public. This concert is the culmination of a three-day festival for talented woodwind, brass and percussion students from high schools across the eastern part of the United States. Eric Hinton, associate professor of music and director of bands at Susquehanna, will be joined by Susquehanna alumnus Nicholas Roseth ‘08 as guest conductor. Roseth earned his master’s degree in music education from the University of Colorado Boulder and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The concert features two honors ensembles, the Honors Wind Ensemble and the Honors Band, as well as the Honors Festival Band, which brings both groups together.


Kingdom Kidz Inc. Puppet Dinner Theater, “Look Into Your Heart,” Valentine’s program begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Watsontown Alliance Church Educational Building, located bend the church at 1165 Eighth St. Dr. Menu: pork and sauerkraut for adults, mashed potatoes, roll, applesauce, appetizers, dessert and drink, hotdog, boxed macaroni and cheese casserole for children, applesauce, goldfish crackers, dessert and drink. More info, contact Donna Bridge or Lisa Derr at 570-838-3133 or visit 

JAZZ SESSION/Williamsport

Burgess, Stetz & James will give a free jazz brunch session noon-4 p.m., at the Bullfrog Brewery, 229 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. More info: 570-326-4700.



OPEN MIC JAM/Mifflinburg

Rusty Rail, 5 N. Eighth St., hosts an open mic/jam every Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover charge. For more information, call 570-966-7878 or visit

LIVE MUSIC/Williamsport

Aaron Daniel Shaw will perform from 8-11 p.m. at the Bullfrog Brewery. For more information, visit




Geoff and Levan acoustic guitarist singing the classics we love will perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Penn’s Tavern, 113 River Road, Route 147. Reservations and walk-ins accepted. For more information, call 570-286-2007. 

OPEN MIC/Lewisburg

Brasserie Louis, Market St. offers a songwriters open mic. If you write songs and want to sing them for other folks, this is an event for you. All ages welcome. Hosted by songwriter/open-mic-enthusiast Billy Kelly. Sign up at 8 p.m., mic starts at 8:30. Bring a guitar or a ukulele Any and all original songs welcome.


“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m.,  Feb. 20-22, 8 p.m. Friday Feb. 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Sunday and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Hershey Theater, 15 E. Caracas Ave. Tickets: starting at $25

LIVE MUSIC/Williamsport

England’s premier clarinetist Julian Bliss and his hand-picked group of master musicians showcase original arrangements of melodies and swing tunes at the Community Arts Center starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit




The Julian Bliss Septet (Gershwin) part of the Williamsport Community Concert Association concerts, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Williamsport Community Arts Center, 220 W.Fourth St.. Ticket information:



The final program for Black History Month begins at 5 p.m. with a lecture by BU 2017-18 Frederick Douglass Scholar Ralph Godbot, Ph.D. Godbot’s talk is titled “From W.E.B. DuBois to Rick Ross: Exploring the Concept of the Talented Tenth in the Age of Hip-Hop.” The event will be held in the Kehr Union Building, Multi-Cultural Center, room 230 and is free and open to the public.



World musician Joan Soriano will present bachata music from the Dominican Republic at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Born in the countryside near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano infuses steel-string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. He is the star of Adam Taub’s The Duke of Bachata; was featured in Alex Wolfe’s critically acclaimed documentary, Santo Domingo Blues, and is on The Rough Guide to Bachata compilation. General admission tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for youth 18 and younger, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees, free for Bucknell students and $10 for non-Bucknell college students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.



McGuigans Public House, 266 Market St., will host back to back entertainment: Geezer Night hosted by Geoff Levan, 6-8 p.m.  and KJ Jake and the Fun Shine Band- 9 p.m. onward. 

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