Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Nov. 12, 2014

First Posted: 11/11/2014


Flight of Fancy: Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds by Chala Jan, now through Nov. 23, at the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University. Illustrative digital photography by Chala Janpraphasakul. Artist’s Reception: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18.

Draftsmanship and Storytelling: The Golden Age of American Illustration, now through December 7 at Marywood University’s Suraci Gallery. Hours are 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. Organized by illustrator John Kascht, the exhibition presents a selection of vintage illustration and early animation art. Info: 570-348-6278, or

Dietrich Classic Movie Series “An American In Paris,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.

An evening with the Langley Winds, 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Cost: free. Tickets, limited to four per person, are available at the front desk inside Lackawanna College’s main building, 501 Vine St., Scranton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those interested in attending may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Lackawanna College, ATTN: Langley Winds Tickets, 501 Vine St., Scranton, PA, 18509.

Actors Circle presents: “Driving Miss Daisy,” Nov. 13, 14, 15 and 16 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Written by Alfred Uhry and Directed by John McInerney. Cost: $12 general, $10 senior citizens and $8 students; Thursday, Nov. 6 performance is $10 General and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

Dietrich Children’s Theatre presents: “Balto: The True Story of the Bravest Dog in America,” 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

Actors Circle auditions for “Leading Ladies,” 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Actors and actresses ages 20 and up are needed for a variety of parts. Show dates are Feb. 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2015. Info: 570-351-6842.

Wycliffe Gordon performance with The University of Scranton Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the university’s Houlihan McLean Center. Cost: free. Doors open at 6:40, and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Gordon will also offer a free masterclass for brass players Saturday, Nov. 15. Interested brass players high school age and older can obtain more information on scheduling and registration by emailing or calling 570-941-7624.

The Northern Tier Symphony fall concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at Tunkhannock Area Middle School and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at Greenwood’s Furniture, 61 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, or at the door.

A Song for the Ages, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Church of St. Benedict. This first concert of the Sunday Music Concert Series will feature Dana and Jim Cerminaro.

Arts at First Presbyterian Church: Second concert of the 2014-2015 season, 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Oboist Tom Heinze and soprano Jessica Hitchcock are the guest artists and the concert will highlight all the musical ensembles at First Presbyterian Church along with vocal and instrumental soloists. Cost: no admission charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Info: 570-586-6306.

The Catholic Choral Society’s Generations Sing Concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton.

Golden Days of Radio Players Performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A casual reception will follow the show. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series “A Christmas Story,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich ticket booth.

Scranton Chapter of UNICO National photo exhibit, 6 – 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Lackawanna College. The chapter began working on a photo exhibit and sister city project in April with the Pro Loco of Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy. At the exhibit with photos of the Guardiesi in NEPA Mayor Courtright will formally declare Scranton and Guardia as sister cities. A year’s schedule of Guardiese activities will be announced.

Free showing of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Marywood University Graduate MA/MFA Exhibition Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Mahady Gallery on campus. Features thesis work of Nada Alsharyoufi (MFA ceramics), Gina Barone (MFA sculpture), Ehab Kamal Mogheeth (MA cermaics), Stephen Roberts (MFA painting), and Melissa Wollmering (MFA printmaking). The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of December and regular hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series “Holiday Inn,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.

Wally Gordon Community Singers “Noel” Christmas Concert, at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, on the Morgan Highway.

Free showings of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.


Half Pint Poets, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 7 – 11. Led by Katie Wisnosky and the Breaking Ground Poets, this monthly workshop will allow children to learn and share with one another through poetry and performance. Each workshop will focus on a different and distinct aspect of writing and performance, from storytelling to improvisation. Cost: $15 per class. Register: 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.


The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Marywood University, Insalaco Center for Studio Arts Room 336A. Includes meeting and presentation on analyzing a script. Info: 570-287-2485 Refreshments served. Cost: Free.

Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21 Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m. Nov. 15, at LaSalle Academy’s Dickson City campus. Crafting, direct sales, antiques, collectibles and businesses are being sought, and those interested may contact Sarah Kovolenus at Info:

Decorative paper cutting workshop, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Marywood University, Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, Room 336A. Hosted by The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Participants will create a 3-dimensional piece of calligraphic art that casts shadows and takes on a sculptural quality and learn to make silhouettes and stencils using basic cutting tools and techniques taught by lettering artist Debra Dick. Previous calligraphy experience is helpful. Cost: $30 for members; $37 for nonmembers. Reservations required. Info: 570-287-2485.

Make-It-Take-It Craft Time, 3 – 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Abington Community Library. Children ages 3-10 may drop in any time during the hours listed. Materials provided. Cost: free. 570-587-3449.

Painting Class with Sharon Mcardle, 6 – 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Abington Community Library. Project: Mirror with White Silhouettes. Materials cost: $8, to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. For adults. Info: 570-587-3449.

Crafters’ Club, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Abington Community Library. Meet other crafters and share tips. All materials provided; bring ideas and creativity. For students grades 3-6. 570-587-3449.

Oil Painting for Beginners, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 13 and up. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $15 per class plus cost of materials. Register: 570-996-1500.

AFA Gallery’s 26th Annual Holiday Auction, 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at the gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. A variety of media, including oil, watercolor, sculpture, pottery, batik, photography, wood, acrylic and mono prints by regional artists will be auctioned. Event also includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne and open bar and live music provided by Friends of Doug Smith. Cost: $40. Info: 570-969-1040 or

31st Annual Artisans’ Marketplace, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. More than 30 local artisans and craftspeople will offer handmade and one of a kind items. A luncheon, catered by Bazil Ristorante, is offered in the Scout Room each day of the Show from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2.

Vendors wanted: Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Craft Fair, Nov. 29 at the Dalton Fire Company. Vendor info: 570-862-7837 or 570-575-1217.

Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. For all ages. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Holiday Camp, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Dec. 29 and 30, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5 – 12. Instructors Amy and Steve Colley will give attendees the opportunity to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, create sculptures and explore drawing and painting. Cost: $25. Register: 570-996-1500.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

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