Meant to get this in last week but ended up sticking with an all-parade motif. But the Jacob Stroud Corporation and the Sherman Theater are teaming up to organize a flash mob to be unveiled at the theater’s Pocono Raceway Festival for the race weekend in June. You can still get in on it — the next practice for it is at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sherman. Not sure if this would necessarily qualify as a flash mob since we know when and where it’s going to happen. Maybe we don’t have the complete “when” but we have the general idea. So maybe instead of flash mob we can call it a “people dancing in the street mob.” Either way, it sounds pretty cool. Anything that gets people into downtown Stroudsburg, I’m all for. Well, as long as I wouldn’t have to dance. That gets ugly really quickly and would probably keep people out of the downtown.
Sherman again — tonight is the Big Sean concert from ESU’s Campus Activities Board. Maybe I’ve been watching Friday too much lately (it seems like it’s on 24-7) when I type Big Sean I almost always type Big Worm. I’m not sure if playing with Big Sean’s money is like playing with his emotions, but I would bet it would be.
Big Sean is apparently big enough to get an after party — one that’s pretty crowded already if Facebook confirmations mean anything. They do, they do! The after party at Pocono Inn at Water Gap, right there on Broad Street off Interstate 80, already has about 660 Facebook confirmed attendees, which is pretty darn big. Gotta imagine double that will actually go, right? So if you’re going, you’d probably want to make sure you’re there early and not stuck in a line waiting for 100 people to get padded down and try to put together $10 in change. It is a college event, you know.
It’s looking more and more like 80s glam bands are never gonna die. Good? Bad? I’m undecided and mostly ambivalent. If you’re into it though, you’re in luck tonight at Penn’s Peak when Warrant, Firehouse and LA Guns will be on stage. Presumably not all together, that could make the heads of glam band fans explode. Can you imagine if they did and then Sebastian Bach came out of nowhere and surprised everyone by getting on stage with them? I can’t. But that’s probably because I don’t want to on account of the whole ambivalent thing.
Main Street Jukebox is doing a CD release party thing at 7 p.m. Saturday with Rezlep & the Apparatus. Haven’t seen many CD release parties at the Jukebox lately, but good to see they’re getting one here. Of course, I may not have been looking very hard. That’s completely possible, I am pretty lazy. Either way, I’ve been to a couple release party/concert things at the Jukebox, and they’re a good time.
Dream of Fire and King Dead are playing at Sarah Street Grill on Saturday starting at 9, which is good because I haven’t seen much from Dream of Fire around here lately. Then again, it could just be the lazy thing. Anyway, they’re a fun band and a good bunch of guys and gal.
The Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg is doing it up this weekend. The theater is screening an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream tonight at 7, then showing The Elephant Man at 10 p.m. Saturday and The 10 Commandments at 6 p.m. Sunday. The last two are part of the theater’s movie revival series, which kinda rules. Not that I’d go to see 10 Commandments, but I’m talking about the revival series in general. Chuck Curry and the theater are doing a great job with it, I hope it keeps up. Incidentally, How come there aren’t more Easter movies? And why are the ones that are around so heavy? There are movies I like to watch around Christmas, Halloween and even Opening Day. Nothing for Easter though? All we get around Easter is 10 Commandments. And no, I’m not watching Passion of the Christ again. I’m pretty sure I won’t watch that again until my daughters are old enough to be forced to watch it. Then, maybe. But I’m not going through that again, not yet. And I won’t see Hop until my daughters force me. Even then I’ll try and figure a way out of it.