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While not perfect, ‘Venom’ provides entertainment value

Similar to the infamous Spider-Man foe, “Venom” is chaotic in every sense. The film’s best qualities established it as an exciting, fresh superhero movie with future potential, while the worst ones highlighted poor execution with moments that were unintentionally funny. Known to expose ...

Kimball’s Pub to host Comedy Night featuring comedian Steve Sabo

Comedy Night is coming back to Kimball’s Pub, 972 Second Street, at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Headlining the event will be Ohio-based comedian Steve Sabo, who has been seen on HBO, Comedy Central and E! Sabo, whose comedy can be heard regularly on Sirius XM, is currently promoting his sixth CD, ...

Spooker-Roo Spectacular coming back to Pike Drive-in

MONTGOMERY — With Halloween coming up around the corner, those in the area won’t have to look too far to find some hair-raising attractions to get themselves in the mood for the most unnerving time of year. For local fans of old-school horror movies, that is doubly true. The Pike Drive-In ...

Billtown Blues Association sets date for 26th Fall Into the Blues fundraiser

The Billtown Blues Association’s annual Fall Into the Blues fundraiser has been scheduled for Nov. 3 at the Garden Terrace Room of the Genetti Hotel, 200 West Fourth Street. With three hour-long sets planned, at least 25 area musicians will be participating in the event which is sure to be a ...

Williamsport-based musicians to team up for Elk Creek show

For many musicians in Central PA, playing a gig at Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks, 100 West Main Street, Millheim, is heavily sought-after because of both the fantastic atmosphere of the venue and the terrific crowds that tur­nout to listen. So, to say that William­sport-based musician ...

Bronze Alley Boxer brings upbeat, fun show to area stages

If you’re looking for a band that puts on a fun, high-energy, foot-stomping show, look no further than Bronze Alley Boxer. The Jersey Shore-based band has a bluegrass vibe that also mixes in hints of folk, Appalachian, Irish and punk rock music for a sound that is all their own. Though the ...

Penn State Centre Stage to debut ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Centre Stage claims that there’s one musical that’s “so much fun that it should almost be illegal” — it’s “Legally Blonde the Musical.” The first of four Centre Stage productions in the eight-show season, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” opens ...

‘My Favorite Thing is Monsters’ deserves awards it has garnered

My favorite thing is not monsters, but this book did a sufficient job of creeping me out. One often wonders reading graphic novels — and, in my case, writing them — what spurs the impetus authors have in creating their work. It makes it much harder in the case of “My Favorite Thing is ...

‘Smallfoot’ is thoughtful, entertaining with a big message

While the title may suggest otherwise, do not be deceived that animated children’s movies are made only for little kids. “Smallfoot” is a thoughtful and entertaining movie that has a not-so-small message for its older viewers. In a secluded yeti-village high up in the mountains, a ...

‘Carrie: The Musical’ to be presented by Open Stage of Harrisburg

HARRISBURG — In print, one of Stephen King’s highly-troubled and most popular teenagers is Carrie White. On the stage, one of the most infrequently mounted productions is “Carrie The Musical.” Open Stage of Harrisburg brings “Carrie: The Musical” to its stage, with 7:30 p.m. ...

Factory Works Gallery presents collection by Barbara Andreassen

Factory Works Gallery in Williamsport is delighted to present the exhibition “Barbara Anna Andreassen: PURR,” a collection of drawings, paintings and writings by artist Barbara Anna Andreassen. The exhibition runs from Friday through Oct. 25, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. ...

Lycoming College to host Pennsylvania Film & Video Festival

The Lycoming College Department of Communication will host the 2018 Pennsylvania College Film & Video Arts Festival at 7 p.m. tonight at the AMC Classic Williamsport 11 cinema, 300 West Fourth St. The festival, which is free to the public, will highlight the talents of up-and-coming ...

Bucknell’s Samek Downtown Gallery to debut ‘Women’s Work’ exhibition

LEWISBURG — Bucknell’s Classics and Ancient Mediter­ranean Studies program and Samek Art Museum are partnering together for an upcoming exhibition titled “Women’s Work,” which will premiere on Tuesday and run through Feb. 3 at the Samek Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St. “We are ...

CTL to serve up series of murder-mystery dinners

Having set sail on the high seas — well, maybe really only the Susquehanna River — the Community Theatre League will continue its murderous deeds on dry land. “Murder, Medium Rare” not only sounds like a tasty concoction, but is the name of CTL’s newest venture, an audience ...

CTL opening Moyer Studio season with ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

The Community Theatre League, 100 West Third Street, is set to open its third Moyer Studio Season with Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” on Oct. 5, 6, and 7. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son ...

Baroque classical music ensemble to play Weis Center

LEWISBURG — Les Violons du Roy will perform with renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Weis Center, 525 Weis Drive. There will be a free pre-performance talk with Music Director and Conductor Jonathan Cohen from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The ...

Aqueous to headline Liberty Pumpkin Ball

ROARING BRANCH — Through the years, the Liberty Festival Grounds, 173 Taylor Run Road, have become a favorite summer destination for many area music fans, as thousands turn out each July for Liberty Fest, where they can spend a few nights enjoying music, art and food. This year, festivalgoers ...

Charlie Daniels Band brings great show to CAC

Though he may be 81-years-old, Charlie Daniels brought the energy of a man half his age to the stage of the Community Arts Center last Friday evening, when the Charlie Daniels Band put on a great and lively show for thousands of area country music lovers. Emerging from backstage donning his ...

‘Life Itself’ a disappointing mess, lacks structure

Don’t let the previews fool you —“Life Itself” is not a happy movie; if you show up expecting one, you’re going to want your money back. Personally, I didn’t foresee either happy or sad; but I sure expected something better from Dan Fogelman. He’s the writer behind Disney’s ...