Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Oct. 21, 2015


VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

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 sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.

John Mitchell: An American Legend, 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. An original one-man show written and performed by Clarks Summit resident Robert Thomas Hughes. Cost: $5. Info/tickets: 570-963-4804.

Arts at First Presbyterian concert series presents Terrace Piano Quartet, 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church, 300 School St. Cost: free; A free-will offering will be taken to help defray costs. Info: 570-586-6306 or fpccs.org.

The Glenburn Township 11th Annual Art Show and Sale Opening Reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. Includes light refreshments and a chance to Vote for the People’s Choice Award. Cost: Free admission. The exhibit will be on display 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or by appointment Mondays through Thursdays Oct. 25 through Dec. 10. Info: 570-563-1177 or 570-954-1489.

Canadian Brass performance, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: VIP tickets are $50 and include reserved seating, a post show cocktail reception, and a meet and greet with Canadian Brass members; general admission tickets are $15; center section seats are $25 and student tickets are $5 with a valid student ID. Info/tickets: marywood.edu/mtd/, or 570-348-6211, ext. 6097.

Vocal Clinic, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in 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.

A Miner’s Tale, 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. A one-man dramatic narrative, written and performed by Clarks Summit resident Robert Thomas Hughes. Cost: $10. Info: 570-585-8113.

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 ’80s Stephen Spielberg classic “The Goonies.” Info: 570-996-1500.

Actors Circle presents ‘Sensory Overload,’ Nov. 5-8 and 12-15 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton.Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Features three short plays offering suspense, comedy, and chills. Cost: $12 general admission, $10 seniors and $8 students; Nov. 5 performance is $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707. Info: Actorscircle.org.

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 No. 438 F&AM. Info: 570-996-1500.

The Northern Tier Symphony fall program, 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Tunkhannock Area Middle School, 200 Franklin St., Tunkhannock. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Gay’s True Value Hardware or Greenwood’s Furniture or by calling 570-981-9006.

‘Skyscraper Still Life: A Realist Riding the Reflective Edge,’ through Nov. 20 at Keystone College’s Linder Gallery, located in the Miller Library.

Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see ‘Miracle of Christmas,’ Nov. 20. The bus will depart from Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Cost: $99 (includes bus fare and 2:45 p.m. show). Payment is due by Oct. 26. Info/reservations: 570-836-6986.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular bus trip, Nov. 30, sponsored by the Double “R” Twirlettes. Includes round trip motor coach, orchestra level seat at the show, and free time in New York City. Cost: $99. Info: 570-489-1935.

Golden Days of Radio Players performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: Free. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Free showing of ‘Home Alone,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Seating is first come, first served. Info: 570-996-1500.

Free showing of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Seating is first come, first served. 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.

Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Abington Community Library. Book: “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell. For adults.

Creative Writing with Carol King, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at the Abington Community Library. This interactive workshop will showcase the importance of word choice to be the most effective communicator to one’s audience. Relevant to fiction, non-fiction and poetry writers. For adults.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Decorative Painting, 12 to 3 p.m. Oct. 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.

Fine Wine, Fine Art, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 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 both classes. Space is limited. Register: 570-996-1500.

Sweet Memories of Peg, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Abington Community Library. Drop in to observe fabric techniques by members of the library’s Always in Stitches Quilting Group. Included a question and answer time for new and beginning quilters. Light refreshments will be served.

Fine Art, Fine Coffee, Fine Company, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 13 and up. Experience the thrill of creating your own works of art with instructor Steve Colley, and over coffee enjoy the company of fellow new and experienced artists. Supplies provided. Cost: $75 for the four-class series or $20 per class. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

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