Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Oct. 29, 2014

First Posted: 10/29/2014


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 “From Here To Eternity,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.

The Way of All Flesh: A Graveyard Cabaret, Oct. 30 and 31 at the Scranton Cultural Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and again at 8:15 p.m. for cocktail hour with the show beginning at 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase. A pre-show performance will take place during cocktail hour by the Fairy Tale Venture, featuring story telling accompanied by music and tarot card readings. Cost: $20. Tickets: at the Fidelity Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center in person, by calling 570-344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. Info:

Vocal Clinic, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 8 and 15 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus. Cost: free. This one to one-and-a-half hour clinic is for novice and experienced singers. Register/info: 570-836-8595.

Our First Steps: A Concert for the Fall, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Theatre In Brooks at Keystone College. Guests are asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m. The concert debuts the Keystone College Department of Instrumental Music, featuring the symphonic band and jazz ensemble. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8599, or

Actors Circle presents: “Driving Miss Daisy,” Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Staturday 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.

Mostly Opera Goes to the Movies, Nov. 8 at Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. This evening of music from the movies, both old and new, will begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers and a cash bar, followed by dinner and concert at 7 p.m. Cost: $60. Info: 570-650-5194.

Jefferson Starship concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Lackawanna College. Cost:$40-47. Tickets:, 570-955-1455, or through the Box Office, located at Lackawanna College in Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Info:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Art Explorers, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 and Dec. 5 for ages 5-8 and Thursdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4 for ages 9-12, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Participants will venture into the world of art and discover many of the innovative methods and exciting materials used by famous artists throughout history with instructors Amy and Steve Colley. Cost: $40 per series. Register: 570-996-1500.

Annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at Saint John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield. Vendor/crafter applications sought. Vendor info: call Joan Zaleski at 570-254-6882 or 570-906-4520.

The Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and noon – 4 p.m. Nov.9 at Abington Community Library. Features more than 25 local artisan vendors, a basket raffle and more. Cost: free admission. Raffle chances available for purchase at the library now through Nov. 9.

Jewelry Making For Kids, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 7 – 12. Instructor: Sarah Sidorek. All materials provided. Cost: $15. Register: 570-996-1500.

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:

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.

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

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.

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