TOTAL MAYHEM


March 16. 2013 11:42PM
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TOTAL MAYHEM

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will return to Scranton come July 19 at the Toyota Pavilion.


This is the first year in the history of the festival that it will be moving to four stages: The Rockstar Energy Drink main stage, the Jagermeister Festival Stage, the Musician‚??s Institute Festival Stage and the Sumerian/Headbang for The Highway Stage. The line-up will be revealed on March 18. Tickets will be going on sale starting March 22 and March 23.


VOODOO LOVIN‚??

Just in time for Valentine‚??s Day, Arena Bar and Grill (380 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre) has announced it will host a Voodoo Valentine‚??s Beer Dinner on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.


The dinner will pair five Creole courses with tastebud-tingling beers. Courses include the likes of Cajun andouie sausage stuffed shrimp with wonton ribbons, alligator gumbo, filet mignon with a crawfish ettouffee, and bourbon stout pecan tart and beer-infused whipped cream.


It costs $69 a person and reservations are required, as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 570.970.8829.


POLLING PROBLEMS?

The Department of Communications at Misericordia University is offering a special screening of its recently completed documentary ‚??Vote‚?Ě today at 6 p.m. in the McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.


Dr. Melissa Sgroi, department chair, and Dan Kimbrough, assistant professor, traveled throughout NEPA during the Nov. 6 general election to gauge whether or not polling places met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and did not disenfranchise any members of the nation‚??s electorate by preventing them from casting their ballots.


The professors accompanied a physically challenged student and his mother from polling place to polling place, and also spoke to election officials, a state official, and others to see why these obstacles have not been corrected at polling places.


A CLASSIC REWORKED

The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton) will bring a literary classic to the stage in May.


Due to the positive response of the staged reading production of Jane Austen‚??s ‚??Pride and Prejudice‚?Ě in Nov. 2009 and in honor of the book‚??s 200th anniversary, The Vintage will stage a full production based on the novel.


This won‚??t be the typical production however, as The Vintage will put a twist on the tale, moving the time and place of the work to early 1960s New England. This will be done in order to make the piece more accessible, as well as showcase the similarities of the times periods‚?? social structures.


The play will take place in the second floor of the Jermyn Hotel Building (former Electric Theatre Company space) from May 10 through the 18. Open auditions will be held in the near future.


CALLING ALL DANCERS

The Lady Miners, dance team of local football team the NEPA Miners, are holding team auditions.


The auditions will take place Feb. 3 at Core Fitness and Rehab (1003 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton). Noon will serve as the walk-up registration/warm-up time with dance routine instruction beginning promptly at 12:30 p.m.


All participants must be 18 years of age to apply with a valid ID. They must also arrive in full hair and makeup and be outfitted in a tank top, crop top, or sports bra, black pants or shorts, and athletic shoes/sneakers.


All applicants must also bring in a recent headshot as well as the $25 registration fee.


For additional information, contact [email protected].





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