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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 04.01.22

Spring into April with Races, First Fridays and a Local Film Festival

A new month means new fun in NEPA. Friday nights are for local artists. First Friday Scranton brings the Electric City together for art displays and live entertainment. Keep the cultural appreciation going all weekend long at the 5th Annual Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival. Catch screenings of more than 20 locally made films at the Waverly Community House and The Ritz Theater. And don’t forget to plan a little fun for the kiddos. Stop by Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston for their exciting glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Skate.

Lace up your running shoes, this weekend has races all around. The Scranton Half Marathon takes runners on a tour of the iconic NEPA city. The Shawnee Inn and Resort hosts races for all skill levels and abilities. The Bearly Spring 5K and Cub 1 Mile Fun Run are ideal for beginners, and the Hair of the Bear 15K is perfect for advanced runners.

The Shawnee Playhouse presents the iconic Broadway musical Gypsy, a Stephen Sondheim classic. And a tribute to ABBA turns the F.M. Kirby Center into a disco with performances of the supergroup’s biggest hits.

Celebrate Easter early at Three Dog Bakery, where they’re having a pet photo session with the Easter Bunny. And if you can’t let go of winter sports just yet, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins play against the Bridgeport Islanders at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • First Friday Scranton

    Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

    Art of various mediums fills Downtown Scranton every First Friday. Stroll the Electric City streets to catch galleries and live shows in some of the area’s most popular restaurants, businesses and cafés

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  • Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival

    Friday, April 1—Sunday, April 3

    With the goal of encouraging cultural awareness and film appreciation, NEPA Film Festival features a unique variety of original cinema. This year’s festival will screen more than 20 films and host several presentations and panel discussions at Waverly Community House and The Ritz Theater.

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  • Cosmic Skate

    Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

    Bundle up the kids and get to Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston for a fun-filled evening on the ice. Enjoy ice skating to the latest hits during the public skate, or stay for their glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Skate. Skate rentals available.

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  • Gypsy

    Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. / Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m.

    Everything’s coming up roses at this classic Broadway musical. Hear some of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest lyrical compositions live on the Shawnee Playhouse stage.

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    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

    Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m.

    Head to the Mohegan Sun Arena to cheer on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as they challenge rivals on the ice. This weekend the Penguins take on the Bridgeport Islanders.

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  • Scranton Half Marathon

    Sunday, April 3 at 8 a.m.

    Runners of all abilities and skill levels hit the the Electric City streets for the Scranton Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile course follows a scenic route, making it the perfect opportunity to see Scranton’s historic sites and beautiful views.

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  • Bearly Spring 5K & Cub 1 Mile Fun Run

    Sunday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

    Whether you’re competing or taking it easy, the Bearly Spring 5K and Cub 1 Mile Fun Run are the perfect way to kick off spring. The beautiful scenery of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort serves as the ideal backdrop.

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  • Hair of the Bear 15K

    Sunday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

    Compete at the next level at Hair of the Bear 15K. This Shawnee Craft Brewing Co. sponsored race starts and finishes at The Shawnee Inn with a course along the Delaware River. After you cross the finish line, stick around for a complimentary ShawneeCraft beer, a buffet and live music.

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  • Pictures with the Easter Bunny

    Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m.

    The Easter Bunny is hopping on over to Three Dog Bakery in Kingston. Bring your pet for an adorable photo, all for a good cause. The cost is a $10 donation to benefit Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge.

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  • ABBA The Concert

    Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.

    Here we go again. This tribute to the iconic 1970s supergroup is the closest you’ll get to seeing ABBA in person. See and hear all of your favorite hits live on the F.M. Kirby Center stage.

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