Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: NEPA Scenefest at Backyard Ale House and The Keys in Scranton, 12/09/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scenefest at Backyard Ale House and The Keys in Scranton, 12/09/17

During the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest, local artists and longtime fans of NEPA Scene surprised founder and editor Rich Howells with a keystone logo cake and the announcement that they had secretly organized the first-ever NEPA Scenefest, a fundraiser to give back to the website and bolster its mission to […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Shots for Tots and raising money for art students in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Shots for Tots and raising money for art students in Wilkes-Barre

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Fest raises funds for children’s programming in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

F.M. Kirby Fest raises funds for children’s programming in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre will be holding their second annual F.M. Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. In 2017, more than 20 various wineries, breweries, and restaurants handed out samples […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

From a press release: The carefree times of the “Roaring Twenties” will be the theme of this year’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit and Toys for Tots reception fundraiser, which will be held at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton in the former Abercrombie & Fitch space on Friday, Dec. 8. The Lackawanna County Arts […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced its first major fundraising event, “F.M. Kirby Fest – A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts” on Saturday, April 22 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This all-inclusive fundraising event, aimed at showcasing local wineries, breweries, restaurants, and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rock legend Walter Prez remembered in benefit concert at Irish Wolf Pub on March 18

Scranton rock legend Walter Prez remembered in benefit concert at Irish Wolf Pub on March 18

Walter Prezelski, better known throughout the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene simply as Walter Prez, was the definition of a true original. If that wasn’t apparent in his towering stature, long hair, black shirt with checkered pants, and iconic top hat complete with a bright red flower on the side, it was clear in his distinctive […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ever wanted to rappel down a building in Scranton? Go Over the Edge for charity on June 11

Ever wanted to rappel down a building in Scranton? Go Over the Edge for charity on June 11

From a press release: NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, which provides services that promote affordable housing and home ownership throughout NEPA, is looking for 92 volunteers to take fundraising to bold new heights this summer, specifically 146 feet to nearly the tip-top of the 165-foot Bank Towers building in downtown Scranton. Will you be one of them? […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Valentines for Felines collects donations through Feb. 16 to care for cats at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

Valentines for Felines collects donations through Feb. 16 to care for cats at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

From a press release: Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is best known for its work rescuing and advocating for farm animals, but unless you’ve visited the sanctuary yourself in Mehoopany, you may not know how many cats live on the property, providing companionship to the many cows, chickens, sheep, goats, and pigs that have also been rescued […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Here We Are In Spain at POSH at The Scranton Club, 03/11/15

PHOTOS: Here We Are In Spain at POSH at The Scranton Club, 03/11/15

When Diva Productions held its “March to a Different Drummer” fundraiser on Wednesday, March 11, there were few other local performers who could have fit that bill better than Scranton improv comedy group Here We Are In Spain. Brit Giblin, Don McGlynn, Rob Klubeck, Jonathan Maier, Patrick Martin, and Baxter Pancake kept the crowd guessing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton will join the world to ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer’ on Nov. 13

Scranton will join the world to ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer’ on Nov. 13

From a press release: In conjunction with Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Scranton will be one of 200 cities across the world participating in the sixth annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, the largest lung cancer event in the world, on Thursday, Nov. 13. Held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the North Washington Avenue side […]