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Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24

Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24

From a press release: Declared “the most Pennsylvania thing ever” on its flyer, the annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest is coming back for a fourth year, leaving nothing but empty Weekender bags and millions of tiny crumbs in its wake. If you’ve ever scarfed down a bag or cardboard bucket of this local snack […]

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Willie Nelson’s son Micah plays free show as Particle Kid at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 13

Willie Nelson’s son Micah plays free show as Particle Kid at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 13

Before the Outlaw Music Festival returns to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton this Friday, Sept. 14, one of its performers, Particle Kid, will play a free show and meet fans at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Particle Kid is the experimental musical identity of J. […]

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Iconic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory sold and will be renamed under new ownership

Iconic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory sold and will be renamed under new ownership

From press releases: Philadelphia has a rich musical heritage, and the Electric Factory has played a large part in shaping and showcasing the major musical acts of the last 50 years. Earlier today, it was announced the music venue was sold to concert promoter AEG under its company The Bowery Presents, which runs multiple venues […]

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Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

From a press release: The organizers of the Electric City Music Conference decided to get healthy by losing weight while raising money for charity before this year’s event in Scranton. The duo had donors sponsor each pound lost with a financial commitment. Joe Caviston and Ken Norton lost a combined 68 pounds and raised $2,160 […]

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Act Out Theatre addresses suicide with drama ‘Night, Mother’ in Dunmore Sept. 14-16

Act Out Theatre addresses suicide with drama ‘Night, Mother’ in Dunmore Sept. 14-16

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present the emotional two-woman play “Night, Mother” for one weekend only in the company’s new home in Dunmore on Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16. The production, directed by Dunmore High School senior Molly Butler, revolves around a mother, Thelma, and her 30-something daughter, Jessie, […]

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Learn how to excel in nonprofits and the arts in free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 15

Learn how to excel in nonprofits and the arts in free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 15

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council will present a free panel discussion, “Nurturing and Sustaining Yourself in the Nonprofit and Arts World,” in the Ladies Parlor at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Sept. 15 from […]

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Talk to the ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ cast live after screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 12

Talk to the ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ cast live after screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 12

From a press release: It was announced today that the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre will present a screening of the cult classic film “Napoleon Dynamite,” featuring a live conversation in person with actors Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. This […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Rudy and Buddy (Lab and springer spaniel) and Garth (orange tabby cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Rudy and Buddy (Lab and springer spaniel) and Garth (orange tabby cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

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Nashville’s Lola Montez headlines night of female-fronted rock at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 8

Nashville’s Lola Montez headlines night of female-fronted rock at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 8

From a press release: Camp Rattler continues its reputation of bringing impressive underground acts to the area while featuring homegrown talent on Saturday, Sept. 8 when Nashville rock band Lola Montez headlines a night of female-fronted music at the Border Bar in Pittston. Doors at the Border Bar (170 Laurel St., Pittston) open at 5 […]

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New Vintage Ensemble play ‘My Condolences’ holds funny Irish wake at Scranton Fringe Festival Sept. 28-30

New Vintage Ensemble play ‘My Condolences’ holds funny Irish wake at Scranton Fringe Festival Sept. 28-30

From a press release: Theatre and death have a lot in common. They bring us together, make us laugh, make us cry, and remind us of what it is to be human. The New Vintage Ensemble, in collaboration with the Gaslight Theatre Company, will debut an original piece at the 2018 Scranton Fringe Festival that […]