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Harry Potter-themed dance party Wizardfest appears at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 26

Harry Potter-themed dance party Wizardfest appears at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 26

From a press release: Wizards, witches, sorcerers, and the half-blood prince will need to make a special trip to Diagon Alley for a fresh pair of dress robes because Wizardfest is flying into West Scranton. The touring Harry Potter-themed dance party will transform the new music venue Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) into […]

 Rich Howells

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

The Scranton music and arts scene owes much to Brian Craig, so it’s only appropriate that artists and friends alike plan to give back to him in his time of need. It was announced publicly today that Craig, well-known in the area as the co-owner of The Bog in downtown Scranton, a drummer in several […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Gracie (pit bull mix) and Jemma (gray and white cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Gracie (pit bull mix) and Jemma (gray and white 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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Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

From a press release: After a successful first run on Mischief Night, Oct. 30, Scranton music venue Stage West will once again be transformed into a sexy and seductive pop-up bar on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The kinky concept comes from Josh Balz, owner of The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston and former […]

 The Conversation

Marijuana is on the ballot in four states, but legalization may soon stall, researchers say

Marijuana is on the ballot in four states, but legalization may soon stall, researchers say

The midterm elections could loosen marijuana restrictions in the United States as four states put ballot initiatives on legalization to a vote. Voters in Utah and Missouri will choose whether patients should gain access to medical marijuana. In Michigan and North Dakota, where medical marijuana is already legal, residents will decide whether to allow it […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Cartoon Network will open first resort hotel in Lancaster in the summer of 2019

Cartoon Network will open first resort hotel in Lancaster in the summer of 2019

From a press release: Cartoon Network and Palace Entertainment announced a new partnership this week that will lead to the opening of the first Cartoon Network Hotel in the country, bringing some of the television channel’s most well-loved cartoon characters to life in Lancaster in South Central Pennsylvania. Joining a global portfolio of Cartoon Network […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Halloween with family activities at Steamtown’s Spooky Spectacular in Scranton on Oct. 27

Celebrate Halloween with family activities at Steamtown’s Spooky Spectacular in Scranton on Oct. 27

From a press release: Calling all ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards, pirates and princesses – the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton will host special “Spooky Spectacular” Halloween events at the park on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A variety of free, not-so-scary family friendly activities are planned for children of […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

From an exclusive advance press release: Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween? On Tuesday, Oct. 30, also known as Mischief Night, the brand new Scranton music venue Stage West that opened last week will be transformed into an exclusive pop-up bar for one night only. The concept was dreamed up by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Wake Up with the Arts’ at free breakfast and talk at Trolley Museum in Scranton on Oct. 5

‘Wake Up with the Arts’ at free breakfast and talk at Trolley Museum in Scranton on Oct. 5

From a press release: Matthew Serio, program director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, will be the featured speaker at the free “Wake Up with the Arts” breakfast, set for Friday, Oct. 5 at the Electric City Trolley Museum on the property of the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Life of John F. Kennedy commemorated in photos at Everhart Museum in Scranton Sept. 28-Dec. 31

Life of John F. Kennedy commemorated in photos at Everhart Museum in Scranton Sept. 28-Dec. 31

From a press release: A new exhibition commemorating the private life and public trajectory of President John F. Kennedy will be on view at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton on Friday, Sept. 28 through Monday, Dec. 31, with a reception and tour on Wednesday, Oct. 10 that includes an […]

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