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New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

From a press release: The Center for the Living City, in partnership with the Scranton Fringe Festival, is planning a nearly week-long community festival celebrating Scranton through the eyes of hometown hero Jane Jacobs, an iconic city activist, on what would have been her 105th birthday. Dubbed Observe Scranton, this new event on Tuesday, May […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

The Scranton PorchFest has published an interactive map that marks all the creative locations participating in this first-ever event on Saturday, March 20 through Sunday, March 28. The annual St. Patrick’s Parade has moved from March to September due to COVID-19, so the theatrical organizers behind the Scranton Fringe Festival started PorchFest to encourage locals […]

 Rich Howells

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

Over the past year, everyone has had to adjust to doing more at home. Now, even a citywide celebration can happen from the comfort of your front porch. Just a few weeks ago, the first-ever Scranton PorchFest was announced, not long after residents learned that the annual St. Patrick’s Parade was moving from March to […]

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Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11

Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new interactive fundraising initiative that will feature live music, theatrical performances, and free giveaways. Presented by Montage Mountain Resorts, “Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show” will be live streamed on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in collaboration with Posture […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest’s live theatre ‘Under Glass’ will return to downtown this fall

Scranton Fringe Fest’s live theatre ‘Under Glass’ will return to downtown this fall

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Fringe Festival announced that Fringe Under Glass, an innovative walking tour of live performing arts staged behind the windows of various storefronts last year, will return for the second year on Thursday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 26, with possible extensions through the first weekend of October. Nearly […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts live performances in Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing’ video game Feb. 26-28

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts live performances in Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing’ video game Feb. 26-28

From a press release: Like many arts organizations, the Scranton Fringe Festival has had to get even more creative over the last year, hosting live streams and even shows behind glass. As the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions continue in a socially and politically divided 2021, the Scranton Fringe is offering an escape to a […]

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Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

From a press release: When “The Singularity” premiered at the Scranton Fringe Festival last year, the play’s dystopian themes with a wall separating people were already topical. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on this election year, a new version recorded in the style of an old radio drama seems to reflect the world outside even […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest safely presents live theatre ‘Under Glass’ on Sept. 25-27

Scranton Fringe Fest safely presents live theatre ‘Under Glass’ on Sept. 25-27

From a press release: After canceling the six annual festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scranton Fringe Festival announced “Fringe Under Glass,” an innovative walking tour of live performing arts to be staged behind the windows of various downtown Scranton storefronts from Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27. During this challenging time for […]

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Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

From a press release: As announced earlier this week, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially canceled the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Originally scheduled for Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, this fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, hosting more than […]

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2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

From a press release: After an extensive period of careful review, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. This fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, held across 11 days and hosted […]

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