Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Aug. 3, 2016


Call for Entries: Glenburn Township’s 12th Annual Art Show and Sale, delivery by Sept. 28 for Oct. 2 opening. Local artists are invited to participate. All original two dimensional media considered. Info: call Joanne at 570-954-1489.

Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series, 6 p.m. to dusk every Wednesday through Aug. 31 at Hillside Park, South Abington Township. Schedule of bands: 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:

The Lackawanna Historical Society’s Retro Movie Nights, Aug. 3 at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. A local history double feature will include “The Molly Maguires” and “That Championship Season.” A railroad double feature will also be shown on Sept. 1, featuring “Runaway Train” and “The Train” with Burt Lancaster. Tickets for both movies are $8 per person and movies will begin at dusk. Info: 570-344-3841 or email

Scranton Tomorrow’s Downtown Movie Series, 8:45 p.m. on the Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton. Schedule: “Descendants,” Aug. 4 and “Zootopia,” Aug. 11.

Scranton Jazz Festival, Aug. 4-7 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. Cost: $10 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Tickets/info: 570-575-5282 or

Theater Under the Stars – Picnic and Play ‘Jungle Book,’ Aug. 5 and 6 at Whipple Performing Arts Studio Grounds, 602 Hunter Hwy., Tunkhannock. The picnic begins at 7:30 p.m. and the play, presented by the Wyoming County Players’ Junior Players and Little Hams, begins at dusk. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Cost: $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Info: Call 570-836-6986 or “like” the Wyoming County Players’ Facebook page.

Dietrich Film Favorites: ‘Walk the Line,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free.

Our Cabaret Productions presents Dan Goggin’s ‘Nunsense,’ 7 p.m. Aug. 20 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at Holy Family Residence 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. The show is a fundraiser for the Little Sisters of the Poor and their service to the underserved of the community. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets:, or 1-800-838-3006.

John Mitchell: An American Hero, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Anthracite Heritage Museum, located in McDade Park, off Keyser Ave. in West Scranton. A dramatic reading of the two-act play was written and will be performed by Robert Thomas Hughes. The play will be presented as an interview, revealing personal and professional insights into Mitchell’s life. Cost: $5 per person. Reservations (suggested): Chester Kolesa at 570-963-4804.

The Wyoming County Players Summer Dessert Theater, ‘Adam’s Eve,’ Aug 20 and 21 at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Hwy., Tunkhannock. Cost: $15 general admission and $12 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. Info: Call 570-836-6986 or “like” the Wyoming County Players’ Facebook page.

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.

Marywood University auditions for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Black Box Theatre, located in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Auditions are open to the public. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8. Info: contact Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor and theatre program director at Marywood University, at 570-961-4517 or

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.

The Jewish Federation of NEPA’s Debut Film Festival, Aug. 28 at the Moskovitz Theater in DeNaples Center at The University of Scranton. The screenings are part of the federation’s 2016-2017 campaign, designed to introduce its mission, raise funds and expose Jewish-themed contemporary films from around the world to local film-loving audiences. The festival showcases four diverse and engaging Jewish-themed films. Cost: $50 for a Film Festival Pass, which includes admission to all four screenings, or $15 per film for single admission tickets. Tickets: visit or call 570-961-2300 x 4. Info:

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 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.

The Martens Creek Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at Books in a Barn, 307 SR 2009, Nicholson. Meet local artists, see their work and enjoy the refreshments. Info: call Diane at 570-942-4489 or Ann at 570-942-6995.


Mystery/Detective Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Abington Community Library. Selection from “Still Life” by Louise Penny. Info: 570-587-3440.

Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Abington Community Library. “The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. Info: 570-587-3440.

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.


Sculpture for Beginners, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 13 and up. Instructor: Steve Colley. Students will learn how to make a 3-D sculpture out of clay to create their own artwork in the round. Bring a photo or drawing for inspiration. Cost: $65. Info: 570-996-1500.

Color and Sip Ladies Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 21 and older only; ID required. Bring your own snacks and wine. Cost: $21 (materials and instruction included). Info: 570-996-1500.

Double Knitting with Kcaarin, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Abington Community Library. Double knit your own colorful creation. Bring different color yarns (sport weight or worsted yarn are recommended). A size four needle for sport weight yarn or size smaller than recommended for the yarn weight. Circular or flat needles are fine. Instructor may have additional needles. Knowledge of chart reading is recommended for this class. Cost: $10 material fee due from those who chose not to bring their own yarn. Info: 570-587-3440.

DIY To Go For Adults, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or while supplies last, Aug. 24 at the Abington Community Library. Stop by the library to pick up your DIY to go kit.

DIY To Go: Teen Edition, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or while supplies last, Aug. 29 at the Abington Community Library. Stop by the library to pick up your DIY to go kit. For students in grades 5-12.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or

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