NEPA Scene Staff

Rita’s holds annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

Rita’s holds annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

From a press release: Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 600 stores in 30 states and five countries, will celebrate the first day of spring with its 24th annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway – known to many Rita’s guests as simply “FDOS” – and the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Flyermile and Tired Army at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter, 02/12/16

PHOTOS: Flyermile and Tired Army at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter, 02/12/16

A huge soundscape filled the small space of The Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on Friday, Feb. 12, artfully crafted by Philadelphia trio Flyermile and local post-rock group Tired Army. Organized by Shows by Sam, the free concert began with an acoustic set by Hughestown singer/songwriter Your Pal Frank (not pictured) before Tired Army played their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre Company seeking directors for 2016-17 season

Gaslight Theatre Company seeking directors for 2016-17 season

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company, a 501c3 nonprofit theatre company dedicated to the performance of classical and under-produced works in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is now accepting directing submissions for its 2016-17 season. Directors interested in submitting must fill out a form on the company’s website and e-mail their theatrical résumé to gaslighttheatre@gmail.com in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NES Trail raises nearly $1,000 for charity with ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament, sets next event for Feb. 28

NES Trail raises nearly $1,000 for charity with ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament, sets next event for Feb. 28

From a press release: NES Trail, a local group of video gamers and collectors, hosted a “Super Smash Bros.” Wii U tournament at the Forty Fort municipal building on Sunday, Nov. 1, with proceeds benefiting the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association and its Together We Grow Preschool. The next tournament will be held on Sunday, Feb. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Doug Menuez, award-winning photographer of Steve Jobs, gives free lecture in Kingston on Dec. 1

From a press release: Award-winning photographer Doug Menuez will present a lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary (201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston), describing his historic insider images and stories from Silicon Valley that reveal the untold struggles of the greatest innovators of the Digital Revolution, including […]

 Bill Thomas

NEPA ‘black sheep’ musicians hit Indiegogo to fund psychedelic pop project Kali Ra

NEPA ‘black sheep’ musicians hit Indiegogo to fund psychedelic pop project Kali Ra

“We’re kind of black sheep.” Jami Kali doesn’t sugarcoat her thoughts on how she and Ray Novitski fit into Northeastern Pennsylvania’s music scene. She is vocalist for the dreamy folk pop duo Mock Sun and has also released a solo album of trippy trance music under the name Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms. […]

 Rich Howells

Can’t find an all-ages music venue? Throw a DIY show in a Curry Donuts parking lot!

Can’t find an all-ages music venue? Throw a DIY show in a Curry Donuts parking lot!

Young musicians improvise and keep the scene alive

The lack of all-ages venues for concerts in Northeastern Pennsylvania is an ongoing detriment to the local music scene, but when there’s a problem, you either adapt or die. As Derek Jolley of Social Loafers and Cody Novitski of Black Diamond have proven, the scene is alive and kicking ass. For the last few years, […]

 Kelly Grebeck

Gaslight Theatre Company gets comfortable and intimate in ‘Master Bedroom’

Gaslight Theatre Company gets comfortable and intimate in ‘Master Bedroom’

Series of short plays runs July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

In the fourth installment of the “Playroom” series, Gaslight Theatre Company enters the “Master Bedroom” with seven one-act plays. This will open the company’s new season tonight, July 30, and run through Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Gateway Shopping Center in Kingston. Matthew Hinton, artistic director of Gaslight, created this series to highlight regional talent […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will open their 2015-­16 season with “Playroom: Master Bedroom” on July 30 and run through Aug. 9 at the Gateway Shopping Center in Kingston. “Master Bedroom” is the fourth installment in the original series created by Gaslight Board of Directors member and current artistic director for the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Call to artists and animal lovers to support Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge art sale on May 9

Call to artists and animal lovers to support Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge art sale on May 9

From a press release: The call to artists to donate a piece of original art to the Compassionate Connections Art Sale in support of Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in Dallas ends this Wednesday, May 6, and the opening reception for the sale at Mainstreet Galleries in Kingston is Saturday, May 9 from 5 p.m.-8 […]