VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series, 6 p.m. to dusk every Wednesday through Aug. 31 at Hillside Park, South Abington Township. Schedule of bands: Luongo Bros Band, June 29; Coal Town Rounders, July 6; Doug Smith Band, July 13; Village Idiots, July 20; Von Storch Quartet, July 27; Music for Models, Aug. 3; Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris Dematio, Aug. 10; Senator John Blake and Lightweight, Aug. 17; Rogue Chimp, Aug. 24, and Sassafrass, Aug. 31. Cost: free. Info: hillsidepark.net.
Movie Matinee at Providence Playhouse, 2 p.m. Saturdays in July at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. First film is “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” to be shown July 2. Other movies will include “A Farewell to Arms,” “His Girl Friday,” “Only the Valiant,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “The Gold Rush.” Cost: $3. For reservations: 570-342-9707 or [email protected]
The Wyoming County Players present ‘The Pajama Game,’ July 7, 8 and 9 at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock. Evening shows begin at 7 p.m. and the Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Cost: $7-$10. Tickets: 570-836-6986. Info: wyomingcountyplayers.com.
‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ National Theatre Live on Screen, 2 p.m. July 10 and 24 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: $14 for general admission, $12 for member and senior tickets and $10 for child or student tickets. Group tickets, with a minimum of 10, are discounted at $10. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.
Dietrich Film Favorites: ‘Chicago,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 13 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.
The Gathering at Keystone College, July 15-17. An annual three-day symposium on creativity and imagination with performances, lectures, discussions, and workshops. This year’s event, “Innovation: Radical Dreams for the Real World,” will feature guests who have broken through established ways of thinking and changed directions to accomplish new and important goals. Register/info: thegatheringatkeystone.org or 570-945-8510.
Summer Fest, July 15-28 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Opening Night doors open at 6 p.m. Friday July 15, featuring two films, popcorn, cheese and crackers, wine, beer and dessert. Enjoy 14 foreign, independent and art films in fourteen days. Cost: $25 for opening night tickets; $8.50 for all other film festival tickets. Reservations (required for Opening Night only): 570-996-1500. Info: dietrichtheater.com.
‘Get Your Master’s with the Masters’ MFA Thesis Exhibition, July 18 through 21 at Marywood University. The university’s 2016 Master of Fine Arts in graphic design and illustration thesis exhibition features students from the “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” program in graphic design and illustration. Thesis work, study tour books, and additional projects will be on display, with an opening reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 16 in the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts. Cost: free. Info: marywood.edu/galleries.
Open Mic Night with Sadie Green Sales Jugband, 7 p.m. July 22 at the Dietrich Theater. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages, including musicians, poets, comedians and more. This month’s featured guest is the Sadie Green Sales Jugband. This duo of David Driskell and Timothy Walker will engage all ages with their rollicking jug band music. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.
Summer Fest Post-Festival Discussion, 1 p.m. July 29 at the Dietrich Theater. Facilitated by Ronnie Harvey, film buff extraordinaire. Registration not required. Info: 570-996-1500.
Dietrich Film Favorites: ‘Walk the Line,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free.
Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Dietrich Theater. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages. Featured performance: the Dietrich Writers Group Showcase. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.
Hickory Project Live in Concert, 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free, donations accepted. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets will be available at the door while they last.
Cornstock Folk Festival, Sept. 2 through 4 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock. Tickets for the three-day celebration of roots and acoustic music are now on sale online at cornstockfestival.com. Free camping is included with the purchase of weekend passes, which are currently available at the discounted rate of $40, through Friday, June 10. Day passes are also available for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Info: visit Cornstock Folk Festival on Facebook.
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.
Warrior Writers, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Mondays at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. 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. Info/register: call 570-996-1500.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE
Sewing 101: Travel Pillow, 6 to 8 p.m. June 30 at the Abington Community Library. For teens in grades 5-12. Learn to sew your own travel pillow with With Cheryl O’Hora. Info: 570-587-3440.
Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Flat Leather Bracelet, 7 to 9 p.m. July 14 and 28 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 16 and up. Instructor Toni Hockman will teach Kumihimo, a form of Japanese braiding using various types of stringing material. Participants will learn how to create a flat braided bracelet using this technique. No experience is required. Cost:$35 (all materials provided).
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