NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Arena holds annual public skate for Toys for Tots on Dec. 9

Mohegan Sun Arena holds annual public skate for Toys for Tots on Dec. 9

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre will open its doors for public ice skating on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone bringing an unwrapped toy or making a $5 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to skate. […]

 Lora Kormos

PHOTOS: Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash, 10/31/14

PHOTOS: Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash, 10/31/14

Halloween is a time for trick or treating, spooky costumes, haunted houses, and the annual airing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” And with the holiday landing on a Friday this year, it was the perfect excuse to don a pair of cat ears and get into the Halloween spirit while getting ready to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Survivor’ casting call back at Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 17

‘Survivor’ casting call back at Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 17

From a press release: CBS’s hit reality show, “Survivor,” is coming back to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre for a contestant casting call on Monday, Nov. 17. If you think you have what it takes to outwit, outplay and outlast your competitors, you’ll have your chance to try out from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hello, Jerry: Seinfeld returns to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 19

Hello, Jerry: Seinfeld returns to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 19

From a press release: America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Seinfeld, who sold out the Kirby Center for two consecutive nights in 2012, has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Michale Graves, The Obscuse, and Silhouette Lies, 10/25/14

PHOTOS: Michale Graves, The Obscuse, and Silhouette Lies, 10/25/14

Michale Graves, former lead singer of horror punk band the Misfits throughout the ’90s, took his solo “Zombies Unite” tour to The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Oct. 25, appropriately just before Halloween. Opening for the singer/songwriter and his band, who successfully crowdfunded their latest album, “Wanderer,” earlier this year, that night were local […]

 Sara Pokorny

Comedians have tricks and treats in store for Halloween show at Wise Crackers

Comedians have tricks and treats in store for Halloween show at Wise Crackers

There may be some tricks, and definitely plenty of treats when Shawn Cornelius, Katrina Brown, and Scott Bruce hit the stage at Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre Halloween night. The comedians bring with them a breadth of experience and variety of styles. Brown, the youngest of seven children […]

 Sara Pokorny

Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash brings out the best costumes for $1,000 prize

Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash brings out the best costumes for $1,000 prize

Will it be a 7-foot tall Transformer that wins the grand prize? Perhaps it’ll be the working iPhone? One never knows when it comes to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ annual Boo Bash, at which the aforementioned costumes were actually present in past years. The Third Annual Boo Bash Costume Party will be held this […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin unplugged, 10/26/14

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin unplugged, 10/26/14

Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin has been playing to sold-out crowds since they came back from hiatus with a new lineup, and Sunday, Oct. 26 was no different. The band’s fall acoustic tour has taken them through the tri-state area and Delaware, and they ended the eight-day jaunt back in NEPA at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg. […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen – ‘Daydream’

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen released their debut album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” on Oct. 4 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, and while they were there, they recorded the official music video for “Daydream,” which was just put online today. Shot by Jamie Sutor/Parents’ Basement Films, the video shows the energy […]

 Lora Kormos

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

Pennsylvania has some of the most famous haunted locations. From the Gettysburg battlefields to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to the bloody handprint inside the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, we have our fair share of ghost stories. And as Halloween approaches, this is the best time to delve into some of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s […]