Rich Howells

Get your picture with ‘Frank’ from ‘Donnie Darko’ at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Oct. 31

Get your picture with ‘Frank’ from ‘Donnie Darko’ at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Oct. 31

He’s been watching you. Come… closer. Wear your stupid man suit, or whatever you like, and meet Frank the rabbit from the cult classic movie “Donnie Darko” at The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston on Halloween, coming up next Saturday, Oct. 31. Professional photos with Frank will be taken by Amy Bezek Photography […]

 Rich Howells

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

While most summer gatherings have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems like people can still look forward to the fall and the unique events it will bring as Northeastern Pennsylvania transitions into the yellow and green phases of reopening. One such event is Bazaar of the Bizarre, which is set for Sunday, […]

 Rich Howells

Celebrate ‘The Death of 2019’ with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Celebrate ‘The Death of 2019’ with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Not everyone wants to celebrate the holidays with the same old traditions, so for those looking to kick off 2020 in an unconventional way, Noir Nights is set to return to Stage West in Scranton on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Created by The Strange and Unusual owner and former Motionless In White member Josh Balz, this […]

 Rich Howells

Skip Santa and get a photo with Krampus at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Dec. 22

Skip Santa and get a photo with Krampus at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Dec. 22

If you’ve been naughty this year, you can avoid those lines at the mall waiting for Santa Claus and go straight to The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston to meet Krampus instead on Sunday, Dec. 22. A dark counterpart to ol’ Saint Nick and his rewards for good children, Krampus is a horned […]

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‘Munsters’ star Butch Patrick will meet fans at Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Aug. 1

‘Munsters’ star Butch Patrick will meet fans at Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Aug. 1

From a press release: The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston seems like the kind of place that the Munsters would shop for basic home goods and decor, so it’s fitting that a member of the classic TV family will visit the store this Thursday, Aug. 1. Actor Butch Patrick, who played the child […]

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Metal band New Years Day plays free unplugged show at Strange and Unusual in Kingston on July 3

Metal band New Years Day plays free unplugged show at Strange and Unusual in Kingston on July 3

From a press release: Just days before they hit the road with Godsmack in support of their new album, California metal band New Years Day will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Sunday, July 7. Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X announced today that the band will also play an unplugged set in the […]

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Enjoy a kinky Valentine’s Day with Noir Nights’ ‘Dark Circus’ at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 14

Enjoy a kinky Valentine’s Day with Noir Nights’ ‘Dark Circus’ at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 14

From a press release: For those who want to celebrate Valentine’s Day a bit differently this year, the sensual and mysterious Noir Nights pop-up bar series will return to Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, Feb. 14. The fourth installment of the event has been dubbed “The Dark Circus” and is the follow-up to the […]

 Rich Howells

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Scranton may seem a little traditional or backwards to some, but the recent success of Noir Nights has shown that the city does has a provocative side, at least behind closed doors. Debuting on Mischief Night just before Halloween and returning on Black Friday, the sexy and seductive pop-up bar is back at Stage West […]

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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 Noir Nights, 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 […]

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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 […]