Arts and entertainment calendar, week of July 29, 2015


VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

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

Nicholson Bridge: Past and Present exhibit, now through August during scheduled movie times or by appointment at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Free. 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.

Post-Fest Film Discussion, 1 p.m. July 31 at the Dietrich Theater. Facilitated by Ronnie Harvey Hildy Morgan. No registration required. Cost: free.

Actors Circle presents Shorts for the Summer, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 31 through Aug. 2 and Aug. 7 through 9 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. The short plays include published works from outside authors, along with some works by local playwrights Ted LoRusso, Lou Bisignani and Bill Zeranski. Cost: $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $8 for students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

House on Fire: photography invitational curated by Lori Ryan, Aug. 6 through 29 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Friday, Aug. 7 at AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. The question, “Your home is on fire and you can save one photograph. What is it and why?” was posed to photographers. The exhibition will consist of three elements from each photographer; a current self-portrait, a photograph of theirs that is precious and an explanation of why. Info: artistsforartgallery@gmail.com or 570-969-1040.

Art exhibit by Brian Keeler, Barbara Remington and Paul Nielsen, Aug. 6 through 29, with an opening reception during First Friday, Scranton from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 on the first floor of AFA Gallery, Scranton. Keeler’s paintings entitled “Lumen Picturae” will also be shown at the Laura Craig Gallery. Nielsen and Keeler will give artist talks, Nielsen at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and Keeler from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Keeler will also teach a workshop, “Plein Air Cityscapes” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 (cost: $100). Info/workshop registration: 570-746-1187 or 570-969-1040.

The Wyoming County Players’ Junior Players and Little Hams present ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,’ Aug. 7 and 8 at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock. A Theater Under the Stars Production. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join the cast and crew for a picnic supper on the grass at 7:30 p.m. The play will begin at dusk. Cost: $10 general; $7 children 12 and under. Info: wyomingcountyplayers.com or 570-836-6986.

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.

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.

2015 Marywood Art Faculty Biennial: Celebrating the Centennial, Sept. 8 through Oct. 4, in the Mahady Gallery. A multimedia exhibition of current work by Marywood University’s Department of Visual Arts faculty. Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12. Gallery Talk: 3 p.m. Sept. 16. 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. Info: 570-348-6278, gallery@marywood.edu or marywood.edu/galleries.

American Abstract Artists – AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio, Sept. 8 through Oct. 18 in the Suraci Gallery at Marywood University. Gallery Talk by by Steven Alexander: 3 p.m. Sept. 30. 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. Info: 570-348-6278, gallery@marywood.edu or marywood.edu/galleries.

PocoNotes Presents Faces and Voices 4, Sept. 19 and 20 at the historic Tripp House, 1011 North Main Ave., Scranton. Features guitarist Bill Kirchen; area photographers A. Elizabeth Baumeister, Alex Seeley, Brian Hineline and Chad Casterline and local cigar box guitar luthier Dave Whetsell, of Snikle Cigar Box Guitars. Schedule includes: photography and cigar box guitar exhibits, 12 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 12 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20; photography roundtable, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19; porch time jam, 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19; concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 19 (doors at 7:30 p.m.); guitar workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost: concert tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the door for general admission, two for $25 for seniors and students and free for military and children under age 12; exhibits and workshops are free admission. Info/reservations: 888-800-POCO or poconotes.com.

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.

Mysteries and Detectives Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Abington Community Library. Book: “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco. For adults.

Classics Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the 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. Discuss Tolstoy: Anna Karenina.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 4, 11 and 18 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 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 the four-class series. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Make Your Own Foot Soak and Moisturizer with Kristy Bayle, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Abington Community Library. For adults. Cost: materials fee of $10, due to instructor at the time of class. Info: 570-587-3440.

Knitting Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 24 at the Abington Community Library. Bring your current project and knit with other adults.

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.

DIY Vision Boards, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Abington Community Library. Create a vision board comprised of the motivating words and images of the life that you envision for yourself. All materials provided. For grades seven through 12. Info: 570-587-3440.

Clean Living with Michelle Zieger, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Abington Community Library. Learn how to make essential oil diffuser jewelry and lip balm. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

All Crafting Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Abington Community Library. Bring your current craft project and mingle with other crafters. For adults.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

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