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20 Can’t Miss Events in November 2019

Great Beer and Wine, Plenty of Food and Some Unforgettable Music

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Let’s roll right into another fantastic NEPA holiday season.

By now, we’ve made that turn from sunny, “I’ll just grab my vest” fall to the noticeably colder, “do I need like a jacket jacket?” fall. Sure, the chilly air bites just a bit harder, but we’ve still got so many awesome things to do.

Our beautiful parks are open for business. Try a cool, Sunday morning hike. It’s good for the body and soul. Rustle up the kids and catch a train, or visit one of our incredible historic sites. You might even find a few farmer’s markets still going strong. Nothing beats a fresh rutabaga. And, of course, we’ve officially begun the holiday season. You might as well get a jump on some of that shopping.

Oh… and while you’re out, don’t forget. It’s always best to warm yourself the old-fashioned way – with fine food and drink. At this point, many of our local breweries are cranking out their robust winter beers. And your favorite local restaurants are likely offering menus inspired by the harvest season.

NEPA never runs out of fun. Keep up on what’s going on with our amazing events page. And beat the cold November weather with this convenient can’t miss list.

Check Out This List of Awesome Fall Fun:

  • Brian McFadden with Matt Burke at Wisecrackers Comedy Club

    Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2

    Join these two iconic stand-up comedians at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre for a weekend of unbridled hilarity. The Friday night show also serves as a fundraiser for Candy’s Place, A Cancer Wellness Center.

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  • Gordon Lightfoot – 80 Years Strong Tour

    Saturday, November 2

    Stroudsburg’s famous Sherman Theater hosts the legendary singer/songwriter as he embarks on a cross-country tour to celebrate his 50-plus years as a beloved musician.

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  • GSCOM Turkey Trot

    Sunday, November 3

    The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is hosting this popular holiday season run to benefit Scranton’s Friends of the Poor. The run features a 5K and 10K walk/run and a Tiny Trot for children under 13.

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  • Paul Thorn

    Tuesday, November 5

    Don’t miss this wildly popular southern-styled blues rock icon at Wilkes-Barre’s famous F.M. Kirby Center. The musician brings his Mississippi brand of original, honest, soulful music to the stage for one night only.

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  • Italian Wine Dinner

    Friday, November 8

    Reserve a seat at this unforgettable farm to table feast. Hawley’s gorgeous Settlers Inn delights guests with authentic Italian fare and expertly paired wines. Reservations suggested.

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  • Rhythm & Brews Festival

    Saturday, November 9

    Get your fill of live, local music and over 75 local and regional craft beers at this popular fall festival on Montage Mountain. The festival also hosts local food vendors, artisans and retailers.

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  • Alejam, Kraken’s Festival for Snowboarding, Beer, Music and Food

    Saturday, November 9

    Kraken Boardsports and Susquehanna Brewing Company team up to bring you a little taste of winter. The festival will feature food, beer, music and a little early snowboarding action.

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  • John Crist “Immature Thoughts Tour”

    Sunday, November 10

    Wilkes-Barre’s Mohegan Sun Arena welcomes the groundbreaking comedian for an evening of gut-busting laughs. Enjoy a brilliant, polished set from one of America’s most popular stand-up acts.

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  • PNC Chamber Concert: A Philharmonic Fanfare

    Thursday, November 14

    Stop by the stunning Marian Chapel at Marywood University in Scranton for the opening performance of the Philharmonic’s popular Chamber Concert Series. The enchanted event will feature the trumpet, French horn and the trombone.

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  • Experience Janis! (The Janis Joplin Show)

    Friday, November 15

    Jim Thorpe’s historic Mauch Chunk Opera House offers the ideal setting for this uncanny tribute. You’ll swear the unrivaled, raspy-voiced soul icon of the 60s was gracing the stage herself.

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  • Whiskey, Wine & Cigar Dinner

    Saturday, November 16

    Experience the classic combination of earthly pleasures at this exquisite, 3-course dinner at Carbondale’s Hotel Anthracite. Enjoy perfectly cut steaks, fine wine and whiskey and an optional cigar.

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  • Last Waltz Celebration

    Saturday, November 16

    Travel back to 1976 for a recreation of the greatest farewell concert ever recorded. The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe hosts this faithful interpretation of The Band’s legendary final live performance.

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  • A Taste of Greater Pittston

    Sunday, November 17

    Indulge in an evening of great food, wine and beer at this popular event hosted by the Pittston Memorial Library. Enjoy offerings from Pittston’s top restaurants, breweries, wineries and bakeries.

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  • Eurydice

    Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23

    King’s College’s George P. Maffei II Theater in Wilkes-Barre will stage this beautifully, poetic modern take on the classic story from Greek Mythology.

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  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2019

    Friday, November 22

    Be a part of this favorite NEPA holiday tradition at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. Experience the magic of this multi-sensory Christmas-themed rock opera by one of America’s most beloved modern orchestras.

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  • Trisha Yearwood

    Saturday, November 23

    Join the Grammy Award-winning country darling as she pours her heart out for a one-of-a-kind performance at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center. The multi-talented star will dazzle audiences with a charming collection of Frank Sinatra covers.

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  • Marywood University Concert Choir

    Sunday, November 24

    The gorgeous St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre is honored to host this timeless fall concert. Enjoy the beautiful arrangements of Marywood University’s 100-member choir.

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  • Lighting of the Vineyard

    Friday, November 29 through Saturday, November 30

    Make your way to Benigna’s Creek Vineyard and Winery in Klingerstown for this annual holiday kickoff. The event will feature music, wine tastings, food, free coffee and hot chocolate, and the famous vineyard lights.

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  • Steamtown’s Holiday Express

    Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1

    Hop on board for this enchanting, 26-mile train ride from The Steamtown National Historic Site to Moscow. Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy complimentary crafts and refreshments. The ride concludes with a Santa meet and greet.

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  • The Nutcracker Ballet

    Saturday, November 30 through Friday, December 20

    The fabled Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on the Delaware will stage this timeless classic throughout the holiday season. Don’t miss the adventures of Clara, the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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