The W: Scranton Jazz Fest, Hungry Hungry Games, and moonlight paddles

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First Posted: 7/8/2013


…will you be able to catch at the 9th Annual Scranton Jazz Festival and Jazz Walk?

A plethora of performers, including Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole), Grammy Award-winning Dave Samuels and The Organik Vibe Trio with saxophonist Joel Frahm, guitar icon Vic Juris with Jay Anderson and Adam Nussbaum, and the Keystone College Jazz Institute Students Combos, to name a few.

The festival will take place Aug. 2-4 at the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton).

The first night of jazz will be free, with Saturday night’s advance tickets being $15 and $20 at the door, and Sunday’s advance tickets being $20, and $25 at the door.

Tickets are available at all Joe Nardone Gallery of Sound locations, by calling 570.487.9354., or by e-mailing For more information, visit


…do you get when you build a series on the plot of teenagers killing each other live on TV? Well, an awesome little trilogy we call the “Hunger Games,” but also a parody that pokes fun at all the Suzanne Collins series has to offer.

“The Hungry Hungry Games,” a live stage comedy, is coming to the F.M. Kirby Center on Oct. 4.

Fan-favorite scenes will be spoofed, bringing comedy from director and co-writer Jim Millan, who has worked with sketch comedy show “The Kids in the Hall” and recent Kirby performance “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody.”

“There are teens hunting each other with bows and arrows,” Millan says, “but here you get to see the tributes duke it out with a war of rhymes during the epic rap battle. “

Tickets go on sale July 12 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, 570.826.1100, or the Kirby Center Box Office. A Kirby member pre-sale begins today at 10 a.m.


…can you paddle under the light of a full moon? At the 52-acre Lake Lacawac in Lake Ariel.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Lacawac Sanctuary have just announced two moonlight paddles on July 19 and Aug. 23, from 7-10 p.m.

Rowboats and canoes, paddles, and life jackets will be provided. Only sanctuary boats are permitted on the lake due to the delicate balance of Lake Lacawac’s ecosystem.

The program is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 570.689.9494 or send an email to