Starting at 3 p.m., Drinky's will host the first ever Skate Jam, a sort of cousin to the snow-boarding event the downtown bar hosted in 2011 and 2012.
It will use both the city's mobile skate park and ramps from sponsor company Red Bull, and give amateur skaters a chance to show their stuff, and get a glimpse of professionals like X-games star Matt Lindenmuth, a Kutztown native.
The event will also feature a beer tent, numerous DJs, and scrimmages featuring the Two Rivers Roller Derby against other roller derby teams.
In addition, local artists will paint eight-foot murals at during the event. Those murals will be auctioned off to raise money for the Easton Main Street Initiative.
Also this weekend:
- Genesis Bicycles hosts its 20th annual Bike to Brunch ride Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. The ride will leave from Genesis' parking lot at 126 Bushkill St. for a four-mile trek to Hugh Moore Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home of Easton. Visit www.genesisbicycles.com for a complete schedule and to register.
- The School of Rock brings its psychedelic rock show to Rivals for three shows: Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 5 p.m.
- The Easton Farmers holds its annual Art for the Market auction Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Nurture Nature Center. There's a reception and preview from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., featuring live music with jazz guitarist Joe Wagner.
- Kids and adults can get in shape Saturday morning with Greater Shiloh Church's Family Fit and Fun Day. Activities include basketball, Zumba classes, and advanced hopscotch. The event begins at 9 a.m.
- The iMiJ Shop hosts an opening reception for artist Charles Vail, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday.
- ConneXions has a busy weekend: there's an open mic Friday at 8 p.m., poetry night Saturday at 7 p.m., and an artist talk by Kim Robertson Sunday at 2 p.m.