First Posted: 2/10/2015
VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Selections from the Art Collections, now through Feb. 22 in the Suraci Gallery at Marywood University. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Features recent works on paper, including photographs and prints, drawn from the Suraci Collection, Marywood University’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts, and The Maslow Collection.
Keystone College presents an exhibition of abstract paintings by Megan Hinton, now through March 1 in the Linder Gallery on campus.
2015 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition for Northeast Pennsylvania, now through March 1 in the Mahady Gallery. The exhibition features the Gold and Silver Key award-winning work by junior high and high school students from the Northeastern Pennsylvania art region. Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
After School Players, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through March 5 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Performance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 for middle and high school students. Through the use of Scene Study, students will experience all aspects of producing a play from breaking down a script, to creating a character, to the actors’ responsibilities, to choosing costumes, to designing the set in which it all happens. Cost: Free. Register: 570-996-1500.
Drumming 101, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, now through March 26 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 18 to adult. Instructor: Al Cabral. Cost: Free. In this class, students will build upon their natural sense of rhythm in an atmosphere that is relaxed and user-friendly. All drums and percussion instruments provided. Register: 570-996-1500.
Actors Circle presents: “Leading Ladies,” Feb. 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $12 General, $10 Seniors, $8 Students. Preview performance on Feb.12, tickets are $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Info/reservations: 570-342-9707 or actorscircle.org.
The Wyoming Seminary Players present: “Into the Woods,” 8 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in the new Sem Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Now a recently released movie, the show depicts several well-known fairy tales and their aftermath and is one of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular musicals. Cost: $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Info: 570-270-2192.
PNC Philharmonic Pops II: Cinematic Love Stories-A Night of Music and Romance, at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 the Theater at Lackawanna College, and 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the FM Kirby Center. Concert goers are invited to participate in a “Romance in the City” dinners. Preceding the concerts will be Valentine’s Day private Philharmonic dinners at POSH at the Scranton Club on Friday, and Genetti’s on Saturday. Each dinner is $35. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Philharmonic Office at 570-270-4444. Tickets for these concerts range from $31-$63 and may be purchased by calling the Phliharmonic at the same number, online at nepaphil.org or at the door the nights of.
A Night in Old New Orleans with Orange Kellin and the New Orleans Blue Serenaders, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) Feb. 14 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. A cash bar and light fare will be also available for purchase. Cost: $20. Tickets: at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center in person or by calling 570-344-1111 or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. Info: sccmt.org.
The Wyoming County Players’ annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge. Proceeds benefit Women of the Moose. Cost: $25. Reservations: call Amy at 570-836-5856. Info: wyomingcountyplayers.com or 570- 836-6986.
A Mardi Gras Jazz Service featuring the Presbybop Dixieland Sextet, 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. Cost: free. Info: 570-586-6306 or fpccs.org.
Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars Mardi Gras performance, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Sidel’s Restaurant, 1202 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
Dietrich Classic Movie Series: The Breakfast Club – 30th Anniversary, noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.
Bad Movie Thursday with featured film “The Giant Spider Invasion,” 7 p.m. with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase. Cost: $10. Tickets: at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center in person or by calling 570-344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets.
The Wyoming Seminary Upper School Music Department presents: a recital by John Michael Vaida, violinist, and Dr. Rick Hoffenberg, piano, 8 p.m. Feb. 20 in the new Sem Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Vaida and Hoffenberg will offer music by Rachmaninoff, de Falla, Mendelssohn, Kreisler and others. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.
The Wyoming Seminary Middle-School Players present: “Romeo and Juliet,” 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Lower School Amato Auditorium, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. One of Shakespeare’s most popular works, the play describes the doomed romance between two members of two feuding families. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.
Poetry and Jazz, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 at Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. Featuring Wayne Smith, piano; Tyler Dempsey, drums; Doug Smith, bass; Lucia Daily, poetry. Synaesthesia Social (aka Drawing Social).
Short Works by The Big Guy, 8 p.m. Feb. 26-28 and 2 p.m. March 1 at The Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. Local playwright K.K. Gordon unleashes his sense of humor to create Short Works by the Big Guy, six original short plays, presented by Diva Productions. Cost: $12 general admission and $10 senior citizens. Free parking is available in the lot behind the theater and on the street. Info: email@example.com or 570-209-7766.
Marywood University Music, Theatre, and Dance Department presents: Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts. Cost: ticket prices vary from $6 to $8; free for IHM Sisters or with Marywood ID.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash and Summer Camp Open House, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Grand Ballroom at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Rounding out the planned activities are readings of Dr. Seuss’ books with volunteers from the Lackawanna County Library System. At 12 p.m., former CaPAA Summer Campers will present scenes from “Seussical the Musical.” Cost: free; donations accepted to benefit the Creative and Performing Arts Academy Scholarship Fund. Info/pre-register: contact Sheri Melcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-346-7369, ext. 104.
After School Players Showcase, 11 a.m. March 7 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A performance of selected scenes that were the focus of After School Players 2015. After studying all aspects of producing a play, including creating a character, choosing costumes and designing a set, the students will show what they have learned by sharing these scenes with a live audience. Cost: $5. Tickets: 570-996-1500 and at the door while they last.
Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail – 40th Anniversary, 12 and 7 p.m. March 18 at Dietrich Theater, downtown Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.
From Bach To Brazil – Classical Guitar Concert, 3 p.m. March 22 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will play the music of two of his favorite composers. Cost: free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
Open Mic Night, Featuring The Breaking Ground Poets, 7 p.m. March 27 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages, including musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. After the open mic portion of the evening, the Breaking Ground Poets will take the stage. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.
Marywood University Senior Art Exhibition 2015, March 28-April 26 with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. March 28. in the Mahady Gallery. A group exhibition of undergraduate art students receiving their bachelor of art and fine art degrees in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, painting, and sculpture. Regular gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Dietrich Classic Movie Series: The Greatest Story Ever Told – 50th Anniversary, 12 and 7 p.m. April 1 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.
Tom Knight Puppet Show, 11 a.m. April 2 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Join Tom Knight and his puppets for a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals, food and books. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last. Reservations are recommended.
Abington Heights Drama Club presents: “Beauty and the Beast,” at 7 p.m. March 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium. Cost: $8 for adults and $5 for students. Info: 570-585-5300.
Valley View Performing Arts presents: “Into The Woods,” 7 p.m. March 6 and 7and 3 p.m. March 8 in the high school auditorium. Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets: available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. weekdays, Feb. 23 through March 4 in the Valley View High School Lobby.
Wyoming County Reads program, presented by Tunkhannock Public Library and the Dietrich Theater. This year’s books are “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller and “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. Program includes book discussions at the Tunkhannock Public Library and a showing of the movie “Catch-22” at the Dietrich Theater. Book discussion dates and topics include: Feb. 11 with Bill Chapla, on “The Language of Absurdity: The Bureaucracy of War”; Feb. 18 with Dr. Daniel Fraustino, of the University of Scranton, on “The Things They Carried” and Feb. 25 with John Tindell, of Northampton Community College, on “Catch-22.” All discussions begin at 7 p.m. “Catch-22” the Movie will be shown at noon and 7 p.m. March 4. Movie showings will be followed by a brief discussion with Bill Chapla. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.
Writers’ Group, 7 – 8:30 p.m. every Thursday (ongoing) at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. All genres and levels of writing are welcome. For ages 18 and up. Cost: free. Info: 570-833-5246.
Classics Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Abington Community Library. For adults who would like to read, explore and discuss works of literature and ideas in the Western Canon from 1500 to the present. Topic: Lord Byron, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.”
“Lackawanna County Chronicles,” book launch and signing, 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Avenue Scranton. Local author Margo L. Azzarelli will release her fourth book, “Lackawanna County Chronicles,” published by History Press, on Feb. 9. Info: 570-344-3841.
Family Storytime, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Abington Community Library. For children ages 3-6; siblings welcome.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE
Life Drawing Sessions, 7 – 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Provides self-guided sessions with a guest host and nude model for artists of all experience levels. Cost: $2 for students, $5 for members and $7 general admission. Info: 570-969-1040 or email@example.com.
Quilting for Everyone, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 25 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 13 and up. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler. Cost: $6 per class. Register: 570-996-1500.
Introduction To Stained Glass, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 18 and up. Instructor Esther Harmatz will show students the first steps of working with glass to create stained glass pieces. All glass supplies and equipment will be provided. Cost: $60. Register: 570-996-1500.
Paper Crafting with Maria Pappa, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Abington Community Library. Project: TBD. Materials Cost: $10, paid to the instructor the day of the class. For adults.
All Crafting Day, 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Feb. 21 at Abington Community Library. Sewing, quilting, paper crafting, knitting, crocheting, etc. Bring your current project(s) to work on among friends, old and new. For adults.
Make-It, Take-It Craft Time, 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Abington Community Library. Drop in any time during the hours listed. All materials provided. For children.
Crafters’ Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Abington Community Library. Students in grades 3-6 are invited to come meet other crafters and share tips. Project: heart-themed crafts.
Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series three: March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Series four: April 7, 14, 21 and 28. For ages 13 to adult. Students of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to work at their own pace with the medium of their choice, whether it be pottery, sculpture, drawing or painting. Instructor Steve Colley will also teach students how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. Cost: $15 per class or $60 for four classes. Register: 570-996-1500.