Arts

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

WILKES-BARRE — Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke took the main stage by storm at the 2016 Peach Music Festival, and the band is poised to return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a theater performance. Blackberry Smoke will perform at 8 p.m. June 23 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. The Atlanta-based quintet brings a fresh, […]

Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre to celebrate 10th anniversary at Kirby Center

Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre to celebrate 10th anniversary at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will hold a local celebrity dance competition for charity at 7 p.m. April 6 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. Emceed by special guest state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, the event, titled 10 Years of Excellence — A Celebration of […]

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

Bailey Marie Mizenko Swoyersville Bailey Marie Mizenko Swoyersville http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_0201skin.jpgBailey Marie Mizenko Swoyersville

‘Monty Python’s’ John Cleese answers questions at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

‘Monty Python’s’ John Cleese answers questions at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? The question isn’t just bar room trivia, it’s also a famous line from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” John Cleese, the multifaceted entertainer and co-founder of the Monty Python comedy troupe, plans to divulge the swallow’s secrets – and maybe […]

Dietrich Theater and Kitson Arts Alliance team up for rock and roll event

Dietrich Theater and Kitson Arts Alliance team up for rock and roll event

TUNKHANNOCK — Neil Young may have been right — rock ‘n’ roll may never die — but the artists who create it eventually do. Those musicians, living and dead, have inspired a new multi-disciplinary event at the Dietrich Theater called “Rock and Roll in Art & Music,” held from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 29, […]

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

Brandon Gutierrez Hanover Township Brandon Gutierrez Hanover Township http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_0125skin-1.jpgBrandon Gutierrez Hanover Township

Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Jeff Foxworthy loves going to work. The lights go up, the jokes are told and the people laugh. Foxworthy is a man of many professions, with sitcom star, game show host, author and voice actor among them, but stand-up remains closest to his heart. That, and his desire to be a cowboy. […]

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

SCRANTON — The Scranton music scene will join forces with Electric City Tattoo Company to raise money on two fronts for a local woman who has faced a multitude of issues. In 2006, Ingrid Martinique had surgery to repair a broken ankle. Her ankle was repaired, but complications from the surgery put a decade-long series […]

Monthly EDM showcase at Scranton’s Leonard Theater highlights local acts

Monthly EDM showcase at Scranton’s Leonard Theater highlights local acts

SCRANTON — Camp Bisco has put Northeast Pennsylvania on the electronic dance music map, and one local deejay is hoping to use the local EDM scene to turn the Electric City into an incubator for local electronic artists. On Jan. 21, DJ Isobe’s event +GLITCH+ will turn The Leonard Theater in Scranton into an all-night […]

Free Concert Series kicks off at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe

Free Concert Series kicks off at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe

JIM THORPE — Mauch Chunk Opera House is hosting a show this Thursday, and you’re on the guest list. The first entry in the venue’s new Free Concert Series is 7 p.m. Jan. 19, and as the name implies, every patron is admitted free. The monthly entries, spearheaded by Mauch Chunk Opera House Event Programmer […]

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