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After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

From a press release: Lackawanna County residents and area visitors can dive into a piece of local history once again. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park (1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton) is back open for business, beginning this Friday, April 30. The award-winning tourist attraction will, for starters, be open on weekends – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

24 bands will play live in downtown Scranton Community Block Party on May 7-8

24 bands will play live in downtown Scranton Community Block Party on May 7-8

From a press release: Earlier this month, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to host a free outdoor block party featuring live music and entertainment, shopping, dining, children’s activities, and more. Coinciding with First Friday Scranton, the Chamber Community Block Party will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

From a press release: For over a year, the entire Broadway and touring theatre community has been looking forward to reopening venue doors and welcoming back the public. Soon, local fans will once again be able to enjoy the laughter, love, and entertainment that only live performances can provide. Today, Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Graphic designers present annual art exhibit at Penn College in Williamsport April 26-May 7

Graphic designers present annual art exhibit at Penn College in Williamsport April 26-May 7

From a press release: The artistic talents of 21 graphic design seniors at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport will be showcased in “Graphic Design 2021,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College. Running from Monday, April 26 through Friday, May 7, the exhibit can be viewed in person at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announces live outdoor concert series starting May 30

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announces live outdoor concert series starting May 30

After an extremely difficult year for music venues, Karl Hall is finally bouncing back. Today, the all-ages venue in downtown Wilkes-Barre announced the lineup of “Out Back at Karl Hall,” an outdoor concert series that begins on Sunday, May 30 and runs through Sept. 26. Social distancing isn’t really possible inside the small 130-capacity basement […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Allman Betts Band returns to rock Circle Drive-In in Dickson City live on June 17

Allman Betts Band returns to rock Circle Drive-In in Dickson City live on June 17

From a press release: It was announced today that The Allman Betts Band, who played at the 2019 Peach Music Festival in Scranton and the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City last year, will return to the drive-in to perform live on Thursday, June 17. This time, they are bringing River Kittens with them, a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Philharmonic performs live for first time in a year on April 22 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will present its first in-person performance in over a year at the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 22. From 7 p.m.-8 p.m., the NEPA Philharmonic Trio is performing Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts,” a masterpiece of the chamber music literature inspired by Hungarian and Romanian folklore, […]

 Rich Howells

New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

Scranton PorchFest debuted last month, transforming about 78 homes and businesses into colorful “floats” in lieu of the St. Patrick’s Parade, which was postponed due to COVID-19. One popular feature of this first-time event was musicians performing on various porches that attracted neighbors and socially distanced crowds who truly missed seeing live music over the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

From a press release: Channeling “the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires,” the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival challenges the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention, and incite spirited debate. The festival credo is “eyes and minds wide open,” and they mean it. After canceling last year due to COVID-19, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival is partnering with the Rite Aid of Hamlin to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the general public on Thursday, April 22 at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A minimum of 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered by representatives […]