Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

I started out thinking there wasn’t much going on this weekend … but then I looked again. So we’re all local today, we’ll have a ton to catch up on Monday. As per the usual, if you want me talking about your event every Friday in this space, shoot me an email about it or send me a Facebook invite.

wanna be part of this?

Mount Airy Casino Resort is hosting its second of three “Pocono Mountain Girls of Playboy Golf Search” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. I have no idea what this search entails, but, umm, I think I’d like to be there for it. I can judge! Yes, for the low, low cost of nothing, I’ll offer up my services to judge. Mind you, I have no idea what I’d be judging. It just sounds like something I’d be good at. Because, you know, I’m a golfer. So I believe I’m qualified. If you’re interested, but can’t make this one, there is another on June 16.

The Sherman Theater is undergoing a transformation with its now official change in ownership, but not much is going to change at the venue. Let’s hope one of the things that never changes is the Independent Rock Series, which continues tonight at the theater. The headliner is Patent Pending, making its 4,736th stop at the Sherman — and we love them because they keep coming back. When they leave, the people that came out won’t be able to wait for the band’s 4,737th concert here.

Another Sherman Theater favorite, Keller Williams, is coming back on Sept. 28. Tickets went on sale yesterday.

Hit up Jock & Jill’s Facebook page if you’re going there tonight. They have a special offer there for no cover in case you wanna save $5. You’ve probably done a lot weirder things to save $5 in your life.

Well this Living Room thing over at the Sherman is already having some fun, huh? About two months after it debuted as a local coffee-house type entertainment venue, it’s holding an artists’ reception at 6 p.m. Saturday with Pocono Duo providing the live soundtrack for the night. And buy some of the art that’s there — the proceeds will go directly to helping The Living Room stay in business. And from what we’ve seen so far, let’s keep it in business.

One of the things that sucks about never getting to go out anymore, or at least not as much as I used to or liked to, is that I see very little local live music. And I love watching live music. One of my favorite group of guys is Postal, and I miss getting to check out their shows. Boo. But hey, I love my kids! (Sob.)  Anyway, they’re at the Five Points down in Mount Bethel tomorrow night, and they’re always a blast.

i need me one of these. we all need one of these.

Normally you don’t associate golf with drinking. Kidding! It’s the only reason I golf anymore, actually. But instead of keeping it on the course and then in a blah 19th hole bar with a burger, you can make a whole night of it at a couple places around here. Water Gap Country Club is the innovator in the whole “party after your round” thing, at least that I’ve noticed, it’s been doing it for a couple years. The club does a public 5:30, 9-hole scramble, then has a DJ from 6:30 to 10:30 with summer beer-type specials. And I like their tiki bar set-up outside. It might not happen to plan tonight since it’s supposed to be stupid raining, but they do it every Friday. Another golf course is getting in on the action this year — Buck Hill Falls. It has live music at its Fairway Grille from 7 to 10 p.m., tonight it’s Joe Franzo.

I won’t pretend to know who country music singer Jesse Terry is. I probably couldn’t name the five biggest country music stars right now, so I certainly couldn’t name the guys beating the bushes and trying to make a name for themselves. But what I do know is that Terry is coming to the Sycamore Grille in Delaware Water Gap on Sunday — and that’s pretty cool.

Bobby Syvarth is no stranger to the area, and he’s back Saturday at Sarah Street Grill. He’s probably played Sarah Street more than Patent Pending has played the Sherman! OK, we kid. He’s got, like, a 10-show lead on them. And he’s still worth checking out, especially since you can help his GA3P charity when you buy one of the CDs he’ll be selling there Saturday.

Bad drinking news up on the mountain. Van Gilder’s Jubilee in and Pub in the Pines in Pocono Pines will be closed for a couple days due to some nasty driving by a nasty truck driver. I’ll see if we can get more information on this later, but the restaurant is without electricity, so it can’t open. Let’s all hope it gets open soon, there are thirsty people up there that — gasp! — may have to drive to Mount Pocono or Blakeslee.

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