Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Nov. 4, 2015


VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

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.

Postmodern Jukebox concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Cost: $30-$35. Tickets: at the theater box office, by phone at 570-955-1455 or online at ticketfly.com.

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.

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.

NEPA Philharmonic presents: ‘Departing Washington, D.C. for the European Capitals,’ 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Theater at Lackawanna College. Cost: $30-$65 reserved seating; free for students through high school age and $15 for college/graduate students. Tickets: nepaphill.ORG, 570-270-4444, or at the box office on concert night.

Hamlet: National Theatre Live, 2 p.m. Nov. 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.

John Angotti in Concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Church of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Cost: $10.

‘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.

Holiday Art Auction, 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Original work, including watercolor, sculpture, pottery, batik, photography, wood, acrylic and mono prints, by regional artists will be auctioned by Ken Rivenburg at a party in time for holiday gift giving. The featured artist this year is Chala Janpraphasakul, whose piece “Reach,” a framed archival print, will be raffled at $5 for three tickets. Cost: $40 admission. Tickets available at door. Includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, open bar and live music. RSVP: 570-969-1040.

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.

Creative Writing with Carol King, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 4 and 18 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.

Warrior Writers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 18 and up, these writing workshops support artistic exploration and expression and provide a safe space to share experiences in the military culture. Open to all veterans and service members. Cost: Free. Sponsored by: Tunkhannock Rotary Club. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Mystery and Detectives Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Abington Community Library. Reader’s choice of any Jeeves and Wooster novel by P. G. Wodehouse. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Book signing: ‘Images of Modern America: Scranton’ by Cheryl Kashuba and Roger DuPuis, 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Afternoon Book Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Abington Community Library. Book: “The Tiger’s Wife” by Teά Obreht. For adults.

Classics Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 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 Yeats: William Butler Yeats Poems and Four Plays.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Make Your Own with Kristy Bayle, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Abington Community Library. Learn how to make fall room spray and a foaming hand soap. All items are all natural and will include pure essential oils. Cost: $10, paid to the instructor the day of the class. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

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.

Decorative Painting, 12 to 3 p.m. 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. 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 (paint, canvas and instruction included). Space is limited. Register: 570-996-1500.

Introduction to Beading class, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Abington Community Library. Learn about beading and make a bracelet using a swiss weave technique. Materials Fee: $5, includes string and beads, due to the instructor at the time of class. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Make Your Own Unique Holiday Gifts with Michelle Zieger, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Abington Community Library. Make your own unique holiday gifts. Pick and choose what you want to make you pay only for the materials. Adults and children welcome.

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