NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with Delaware comic Keith Purnell on March 27

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with Delaware comic Keith Purnell on March 27

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club opened in a newly remodeled location and hosted several successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. It was able to reopen briefly for a sold-out socially distanced event on Nov. 28 before all indoor entertainment was shut down again in December. With spring just around the corner […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

After a few years away, the NEPA Music Notes column received a warm welcome back last week, so I’ll take that as a sign that you want to see more roundups of new and noteworthy local songs, albums, and shows. Let’s dive right in! 🎶🎶 Schuylkill Haven guitarist John Hahn, who got his start touring […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Penn State campuses host free virtual programs on entertainment, business, and more from Jan. 25-April 26

NEPA Penn State campuses host free virtual programs on entertainment, business, and more from Jan. 25-April 26

From a press release: Penn State University’s northeast region campuses will host a spring virtual program series featuring topics ranging from movie promotion and the entertainment industry to chocolate and family business, NASA, forensics, bingo, children’s books, current weather, and nature. These free programs are open to the public and will be held in the […]

 Rich Howells

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

Just for the holiday season, Altoona-based convenience store chain Sheetz partnered with Wicked Weed Brewing Company in North Carolina to produce a limited edition beer called Project Happy Hole-idayz that was brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Four packs of 16-ounce cans are only $7.99 at select Sheetz locations, and once they’re sold out, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club was on a roll, opening in a newly remodeled location with successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. Now, after months of delays due to COVID-19, the club is coming back with a limited occupancy event at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore on Saturday, Nov. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Act Out Theatre presents LGBTQ play ‘Boys in the Band’ outdoors in Pittston and Scranton Oct. 9-11

Act Out Theatre presents LGBTQ play ‘Boys in the Band’ outdoors in Pittston and Scranton Oct. 9-11

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present the Tony Award-winning play “The Boys in the Band” on Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct 11 at locations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. “In an effort to provide a safe environment for our audience members, as well as our cast, we once again looked […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Act Out Theatre stages musical ‘Children of Eden’ outdoors at Pittston amphitheater Sept. 19-20

Act Out Theatre stages musical ‘Children of Eden’ outdoors at Pittston amphitheater Sept. 19-20

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore is staging an open air production of the musical “Children of Eden” on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 at the new Slope Amphitheater in Pittston. Act Out has been working outdoors and following the recommendations of the state and Centers for Disease Control […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Act Out Theatre Group hosts online and in-person theatre workshops in Dunmore starting Aug. 24

Act Out Theatre Group hosts online and in-person theatre workshops in Dunmore starting Aug. 24

From a press release: COVID-19 has taken its toll on many businesses, but those in the arts have been particularly hit hard. Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore has modified its upcoming schedule to allow some events to carry on so that children and teens can continue to pursue their creativity during this challenging time. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton artist Miranda Pikul reinvents art show for COVID-19 at Wonderstone Gallery in Dunmore on Aug. 8

Scranton artist Miranda Pikul reinvents art show for COVID-19 at Wonderstone Gallery in Dunmore on Aug. 8

From a press release: A studio art major at the University of California, Los Angeles, Scranton native Miranda Pikul is home for the summer hoping the coronavirus outbreak in Southern California subsides soon. In the meantime, she hasn’t let COVID-19 cramp her creativity. She’ll share her recent work at a new exhibit opening in person […]