VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Nicholson Bridge: Past and Present exhibit, June through August during scheduled movie times or by appointment at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: ‘Back to the Future’ showing, 1 and 7 p.m. July 1 at the theater. Cost: $5. Tickets: at dietrichtheater.com or the ticket booth.

Actors Circle presents: ‘To Catch a Cheat,’ written and directed by Art Walsh, July 2 through 5 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. June 25 tickets are discounted at $10 general, $8 seniors, $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707. Info: actorscircle.org.

Native American Art and Artifacts display, July 6 through 31 at Abington Community Library. See unique artifacts belonging to Sri Akhenaton in the library’s display case. For all ages.

JBOB Review Session, 4 to 5 p.m. July 7 at Abington Community Library. Review session for Jr. Battle of the Books, facilitated by Teen Leadership Committee members. For grades four through six.

Comedy Show To Benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, July 11 at The Inn At Nichols Village 1101 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. A comedy show with Rob Falcone, Joe Eichler and Father Paul. Cost: Tickets are $15 show only and $35 for dinner and show. Info: 570-587-1135.

Here We Are in Spain improv comedy show, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) July 11 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Joining the local comedians are guests Improv Beyond and Clarks Summit band Skip Monday. Cost: $7. Info: 570-604-1874.

Jammin’ in a Jugband, 1 to 2:15 p.m. July 13 through 17 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 13 to adult. Join Timothy Walker and David Driskell, PCA rostered artists, and create and make music with homemade instruments such as the washboard, washtub bass, spoons, whistles, saws and jug. Participants will also learn about conventional instruments such as the guitar, banjo, clarinet and saxophone. Students will be invited to perform with the band at River Day at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at Riverside Park. Cost: Free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: ‘Ghost’ showing, 1 and 7 p.m. July 15 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.

MFA Design/Illustration Thesis Exhibition, July 18-23 at the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University. Group exhibition features graduating students from the “Get Your Masters with the Masters” program in graphic design and illustration. Artists’ Reception: 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 18. Summer Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: 570-348-6278 or gallery@marywood.edu.

‘Music: The Magic in Film’ film and discussion series, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 22 and 29 and Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Each showing will have a pre-film lecture and post-film discussion. Participants earn continuing education credits upon series completion. Films include “1776” (1972, PG), “Wall-E” (2008, G), “Out of Africa” (1985, PG), “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962, NR) and “Star Wars” (1977, PG). Cost: $40. Register: 570-675-9253.

Open Mic Night with Skip Monday, 7 p.m. July 24 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Seating is limited. Open to audiences and performers of all ages, including musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. This month’s featured duo is Skip Monday. Info: 570-996-1500.

Summer Fest, July 24-30 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for the Opening Night event at 6 p.m. July 24. Cost: Opening night tickets are $25. Opening Night reservations: 570-996-1500. Festival info: dietrichtheater.com.

Cornstock Folk Festival, Sept. 4 through 6 at Lazy Brook Park, the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. 92, Tunkhannock. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 and stage times are 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info/tickets: cornstockfestival.com or call 570-250-7464.

Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 14, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Free, donations accepted. An evening of live folk music. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets available at the door while they last.

‘Barrymore’s Ghost’ Outdoor Encore, 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Rossetti home at 1005 Vine Street, Scranton. Clarks Summit actor Robert Hughes will perform Jason Miller’s “Barrymore’s Ghost” as a “Readers Theatre.” Proceeds benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society. Cost: $15 (includes wine and hors d’oeuvres). Reservations (required): 570-344-3841.

Open Mic Night with Alan Thatcher, 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the 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. This month’s featured musician is Alan Thatcher, who covers songs from traditional, folk, country rock, blues and pop genres. Cost: free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.

Hickory Project Live in Concert, 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free, donations accepted.

Northeast String Workshop, Sept. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Musicians of all levels of experience can improve their knowledge and skills at this workshop, which will feature instruction on mandolin, fiddle, banjo and guitar. Info: cornstockfestival.com. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets available at the door while they last.

Community Concerts at Lackawanna College presents Aquila Theatre’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Theater at Lackawanna College. Single tickets available for $25 and $30. Info: 570-955-1455.

LITERARY ARTS

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.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series 4: June 30, July 7, 14 and 21. Series 5: July 28, August 4, 11 and 18. For ages 13 to adult. Instructor: Steve Colley. 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, and learn how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. Cost: $15 per class or $60 for a four-class series. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Plein Air Sketching and Watercolor, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 13 and up. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $60 for the four-class series, plus the cost of materials. Students will work from life as they draw and sketch landscapes, cityscapes and still life displays. All levels of experience are welcome. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Jewelry Making: Create a Beaded Bracelet, 7 to 9 p.m. July 9 and 16 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Toni Hockman. Cost: $35. All materials provided. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Decorative Painting, 12 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 15, 22 and 29 and August 12, 19 and 26 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Learn decorative painting techniques while creating decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Teresa Brewer Cost: $20 per class plus cost of painting surface. Preregistration is required. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Leatherworking: Create a Dog Collar, 7 to 9 p.m. July 20 and 27 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 18 and up. Instructor: Audra Evanick-McGough. Cost: $80. All materials and tools provided. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Visual Explorations: Five Days, Five Subjects, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 10-14 at the Waverly Community House. A watercolor class for ages 8-14. Info: 570-585-8113.

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