NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Friday the 13th with Halloween film festival at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

Celebrate Friday the 13th with Halloween film festival at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced that its fifth annual Halloween film festival on Friday, Oct. 13 will be called “Frightday III: Friday the 13th.” This year, the Halloween film series opens with Disney’s “Descendants 2,” a 2017 animated film, and a costume parade for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

From a press release: If you hate grocery shopping or have just become too busy (or lazy) to go out and shop, Instacart has a quick and easy solution. The national service/app is launching in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area next week to do all your grocery shopping for you. Plus, they’re planning to bring on over […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Tigers Jaw, Tony Halchak, Bryan Banks, Mature Musical Pictures, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Tigers Jaw, Tony Halchak, Bryan Banks, Mature Musical Pictures, and more

In this week’s local music roundup, we have some new songs and albums from some longtime scene staples, creative music videos, and a “Got Milk?” parody that may hint at a popular event returning. ♫ Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw is currently on tour promoting their new album, “Spin,” playing an NPR Tiny Desk […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Intelligent dance music and the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Intelligent dance music and the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Broadway star Linda Eder sings at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Broadway star Linda Eder sings at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6

From a press release: Broadway actress Linda Eder, known for starring in “Jekyll & Hyde” on Broadway as well as her solo career as a singer, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $25, $29, and $45, plus fees, are on sale now and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Opioid Nation’ documentary tackles NEPA drug epidemic

After NEPA Scene premiered Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck’s first documentary, “Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City,” the 15-minute video went viral, garnering over 23,000 views and sparking debate about whether or not the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is really as bad as polls and studies say it is. In 2017, he’s back with a new topical […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Greta Van Fleet at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/25/17

PHOTOS: Greta Van Fleet at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/25/17

Red-hot rockers Greta Van Fleet played a sold-out concert in the intimate Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Aug. 25, straddling the line between classic rock and modern flair during their hour-long set. Often compared to Led Zeppelin, the young Michigan quartet of twins Josh (vocals) and Jake (guitar) Kiszka, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nominate military and first responders for free Penguins suite tickets at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

Nominate military and first responders for free Penguins suite tickets at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Twp. and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are once again proud to honor local military personnel and first responders throughout the upcoming season by donating the usage of an arena luxury suite for those that served their country and community. Over the past two seasons, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Get ‘Up Close’ with sports journalist Roy Firestone at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 20

Get ‘Up Close’ with sports journalist Roy Firestone at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 20

From a press release: Seven-time Emmy Award-winning sports host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer Roy Firestone will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $27.50 and $55, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

This week in local music, we’ve got a debut single, a few recent albums that didn’t get the attention they deserved, the return of a new band, a secret show, and some heartbreaking news that we were all dreading. ♫ Playing out almost every week at all your favorite local bars, restaurants, and cafes, it’s […]