Scranton Area Events
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First Friday Scranton | Friday, October 7 from 6pm - 9pm | Downtown Scranton
First Friday Scranton is a 501(3) non-profit, volunteer-supported organization composed of a Board of Directors and Advisory Council that organize, promote and market a free art walk held on the first Friday of every month at dozens of galleries and businesses around downtown Scranton. First Friday features a wide variety of cultural events found in some of the city’s best restaurants and cafes, as well as galleries, boutiques, and other small businesses. All events associated with First Friday take place from 6-9PM in a walk-able, close knit footprint, though a trolley bus is available to provide shuttle service at designated stops.
Check out which locations are participating in this month’s First Friday here.
Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces | Oct. 7-15 | Various Scranton Locations
The annual Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces kicks off on Oct. 7, First Friday, with a whole week of events. The first event will be the "Wake Up with the Arts Breakfast" featuring photographer and author Matthew Christopher. He will be discussing his latest book, 'Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream.' The free breakfast will be at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave.) from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. In the evening, the public is invited to participate in an interactive '#scrantonlove' project on the North Washington Avenue side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse. 'From a Spark a Flame' is an installation designed by artist Gavin Esham and will feature 750 luminary bags in the shape of a flame. From 5 p.m.-8 p.m., the public is invited to write do wn a wish and place it in a luminary bag on the lawn to help create the installation.
Bar Pazzo and Terra Preta will also have entertainment and exhibits, and there will be week-long specials from participating local businesses. For more details and to buy tickets for the Bonfire, please visit http://scrantonbonfire.com and NEPA Scene.
2016 Greek Fall Food Festival | Oct. 12-14 | Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Circle of Screams | Oct. 16-18 | Circle Drive-In, Dickson City
Chris Smither in Concert | Saturday, October 22 at 7pm | Theater at Lackawanna College
Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and as he puts it, 'a one-man band to the bone!'
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the Scranton Public Library, Nany Kay Holmes, and Library Express, or by visiting www.albright.org. All proceeds will benefit the Scranton Public Library.
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