Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Sept. 16, 2015


VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

The Glenburn Township 11th Annual Art Show Call For Entries. Submission deadline: Oct. 15. Drop-off: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22 or by appointment. Opening reception: 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25. Info: 570-563-1177.

Exhibit of paintings by Edie Suydam, Sept. 11 through 27 at Endless Mountains Council of Arts Gallery, Tunkhannock. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13.

Actors Circle presents ‘The Golden Age’ by AR. Gurney, Sept. 17 through 20 and 24 through 27 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students; Sept. 17 performance tickets are $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra begins fall rehearsals, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School auditorium. Musicians who would like to try out should call 570-289-1090 to discuss openings. Positions are available mainly in violin, viola, cello, and string bass, although all interested players should inquire. More info: northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com.

Fall 2015 Film Festival and Gala, Sept. 18 through Oct. 8 t the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Gala opens at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and tickets are $40. Gala reservations: 570-996-1500. Non-Gala film festival tickets: $8.50.

PocoNotes Presents Faces and Voices 4, Sept. 19 and 20 at the historic Tripp House, 1011 N. 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.

Ukrainian Folk concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Featuring Korinya Ukrainian Folk Band and several members of the Kazka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Cost: $15 in advance and $20 at the door; free for children fifteen and younger. Tickets: call Helen at 570 842-3539, Diann at 570 341-9383 or Paul at 570 563-2275.

Wally Gordon Community Singers auditions/practice, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 22 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, corner of West Grove Street and Morgan Highway. Info: on Facebook or by calling Roger at 570-561-6005.

Seventh Annual Wake Up With The Arts Breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 25 in The Mohegan Sun Club at PNC Field, Moosic. Eric Booth, a renowned actor, author and educator, will be the featured speaker. A creative networking event that focuses on educating, motivating and inspiring the public to use the arts, area artists, and art organizations, businesses and agencies to enhance the quality of life in the communities that comprise Lackawanna County. The program will open with a short performance by the Scranton Fringe Festival, a new three-day event under the direction of Conor O’Brien to be held throughout Scranton Oct. 1-4. Cost: free. Register: arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org or 570-963-6590, ext. 106.

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.

Pocono Mountain Quilt Heritage, 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton. Antique quilts will be on display during the program. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

The Martin’s Creek Artists Annual Art Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the United Methodist Church on State Street (Route 92), Nicholson. Info: call Ann Ross at 570-942-6995 or Diane Stizza at 570-942-4489.

Free movie: ‘Stitched,’ 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A documentary that follows three competitive art quilters as they prepare to compete in the nation’s largest quilt show. Cost: free. Sponsored by: Tunkhannock Rotary Club. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Covenant Public Concerts: ‘Dez Cordas’ Guitar and Bass Duo, 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave. Scranton. Cost: free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed.

Spanish Guitar Masterpieces Concert, 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Jay Steveskey. Cost: free. Sponsored by John P. Keker in memory of Jessie Reppy Keker. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Post-Festival Film Discussion, 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Mostly Opera Presents: ‘Viva Italia!’ 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. Features Italian musical favorites in celebration of Columbus Day, appetizers, cash bar and gourmet full course dinner. Cost: $65. Reservations suggested by Sept. 15. Info: 570-702-4356.

The Martens Creek Art Gallery event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Books in a Barn 307 SR 2009, Nicholson. Meet local artists, see their work and enjoy refreshments. Info: call Diane at 570-942-4489 or Ann at 570-942-6995.

Of Mice and Men: National Theatre Live, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 and 25 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: general admission $14; member/senior tickets $12; child/student tickets $10 and group tickets (group minimum of 10) $10. The hit Broadway production ‘Of Mice and Men,’ filmed on stage by National Theatre Live, comes to the Dietrich Theater. Info/tickets: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movies Series: ‘The Color Purple,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Free; Seating is first come, first served. Sponsored by: Tunkhannock Women of the Moose Chapter 1068. Info: 570-996-1500.

Live taping of the program ‘Celebrating the American Musical,’ 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at WVIA. Free Bus Transportation departing from the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock at 1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Presented by: Gary and Bernadette Boerckel and sponsored by First Energy Foundation, Jean Mieczkowski and the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. A light reception will follow. Reservations (required): 570-996-1500.

‘Celebrate the Centennial’ harp and strings concert, 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in Marywood University’s ette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Featuring Internationally acclaimed harpist Kathleen Bride and Marywood’s String Ensemble under the direction of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s conductor, Lawrence Loh. Cost: free. Info: 570-348-6268 or dept.mtd@marywood.edu.

Open Mic Night, featuring Ed Crawley and the Everything Natural Drummers, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Doors open for signups at 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.

Vocal Clinic, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus. Cost: free. Register/info: 570-836-8595.

Hamlet: National Theatre Live, 2 p.m. Nov. 1 and 15 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: general admission $14; senior/member tickets $12; child/student tickets $10 and group tickets (group minimum of 10) $10. Info: 570-996-1500.

Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Sponsored by: Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. Anyone whose life has been affected by addiction is invited to come out for this free movie night, featuring the 80’s Stephen Spielberg classic “The Goonies.” Info: 570-996-1500.

The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli, 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Scranton Public Theater. Cost: free. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Free ‘Saving Private Ryan’ showing, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Sponsored by: Nicholson Masonic Lodge #438 F&AM. Info: 570-996-1500.

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.

Creative Writing with Carol King, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30 at Abington Community Library. This interactive workshop for adults will showcase the importance of word choice to be the most effective communicator to your audience. The workshop will be relevant to fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at Abington Community Library. Book: “The House at Riverton” by Kate Morton.

Classics Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 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. Discuss Melville: “Moby Dick.”

Fourth annual Ignatian Values in Action Lecture, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Byron Recreation Complex at The University of Scranton. Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., the international best-selling author of “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S.,” will discuss her book. Cost: free. Info: rebecca.haggerty@scranton.edu or 570-941-4399.

Scranton Reads Book Riot, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Meet area authors of both fiction and nonfiction, including Jay Luke, Eleanor Gwyn-Jones, Tony Bernardi, Bill Conlogue, Cheryl Kashuba, Joe Klapatch, Sarah Piccini, David Hess, Barb Taylor, Dale Keklock and Joseph Krenitski, Tom Klopfer, Lucia Dailey, Tammy Mal, Margo Azzarelli, Stephanie Longo and David Wenzel. An exhibit, “Celebrating 150 Years of Local Authors,” will be on display. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Quilting for Kids, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 through Dec. 9 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 6 and up. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler. Cost: $6 per class; Fabric is free. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

Quilting for Everyone, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 through Dec. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 13 to adult. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler. Cost: $6 per class; Fabric is free. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

Fine Wine, Fine Art, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 11, Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Bring your own snacks and wine and learn to paint from life. Ages 21 and older only; ID required. Cost: $25 per class (paint, canvas and instruction included). Participants may take one or all three classes. Space is limited. Register: 570-996-1500.

Pottery for Kids, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages five to 12. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40 for the four-class series. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Preschool Pottery, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages four and five. Instructor: Amy Colley. Cost: free. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

All Crafting Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Abington Community Library. Bring your current craft project and mingle with other crafters. For adults.

Make-it, Take-it Craft Time, 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Abington Community Library. Children may drop in any time during the hours listed. Everything will be provided.

Decorative Painting, 12 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30, Oct. 14, 21 and 28, Nov. 11 and 18 and Dec. 9 and 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Teresa Brewer. Cost: $20 per class, plus cost of painting surface. Register (required): 570-996-1500.

Paper Crafting with Maria Pappa, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Abington Community Library. Materials Cost: $10, paid to the instructor the day of the class. For adults.

Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Falls Active Adult Center. Features craft, food and farmers market vendors.

Crafters’ Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Abington Community Library. Meet other crafters and share tips. All materials will be provided. Sponsored by the library’s Teen Leadership Committee for students in grades three through six.

Knitting Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Abington Community Library. Bring your current project and knit with other adults.

Open Mic Night: Dietrich Writers Group Showcase, 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for signups at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

LEGO Filmmaking, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages seven to 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Theatre. Cost: $17 per session. Sign up for one or all three sessions. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

Drawing and Painting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 and Dec. 4 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages five to 12. Students will get their hands into all kinds of fun as they paint and draw using a variety of materials, including tempera, watercolors and pastels. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

The Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21’s holiday craft fair, 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the LaSalle Academy, Dickson City Campus. The scouts are seeking vendors for this event. Crafting, direct sales, antiques, collectibles and businesses are welcome. Info: contact Sarah Kovolenus at kovolenus4@nullgmail.com.

Fourth Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center (SSC) at the Masonic Temple, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton. Admission: $1 donation to benefit the ongoing operations, restoration and programming at the SCC.

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