Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Aug. 24, 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: Rogue Chimp, Aug. 24, and Sassafrass, Aug. 31. Cost: free. Info:

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 [email protected]

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:

Actors Circle Board of Directors’ Open House Meet and Greet, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Enjoy some refreshments, listen to what the group has going on for its 35th season and meet the directors and some cast members from the first show of the season, “The House of Blue Leaves.” Info: 570-342-9707.

Jason Miller’s ‘Barrymore’s Ghost,’ 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the reference department at Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., Scranton. A reading performed by Clarks Summit resident Bob Hughes. Registration (required): or 570-348-3000, ext. 3023.

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.

The First Prebyterian Church of Clarks Summit’s 25th annual jazz communion service, 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 in the church sanctuary, 300 School St. The Presbybop Sextet, a national touring ensemble of musicians led by the Rev. Bill Carter, will perform the music of composer Charles Mingus. Seating is first come, first served. Info: 570-586-6306 or

‘These Days: Prints by Mark Ciocca,’ Sept. 9 through Oct. 7 at the Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton. The exhibition includes numerous works addressing contemporary social issues. Ciocca will present an artist’s lecture discussing his work from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall, followed by an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hope Horn Gallery, on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall. Gallery hours: 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: free. Info: contact Dr. Miller-Lanning at 570-941-4214 or [email protected] or visit

Actors Circle presents ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 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 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; Thursday, Sept. 15 tickets are discounted at $8 for general admission and seniors and $6 for students. Reservations (held 10 minutes until show time): 570-342-9707. Info:

Philip Glass performance fundraiser, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at a residence in the SoHo District of New York City. Organized by Clarks Summit resident Marc Boriosi, the event is a fundraiser for the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund and features an exclusive performance by Academy Award-winning contemporary classical composer Philip Glass. A silent auction conducted throughout the evening will add to the charity contribution. Tickets: Info: [email protected]


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.


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.

Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Marywood University. Program: swatch book presentation. Info: 570-587-1303.

Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Marywood University. Program: making covers for swatch books from previous meeting. Info: 570-587-1303.

Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania workshop on marbling and paper paste, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Marywood University. Presenter: Ann Marie Castlegrande. Info: 570-587-1303.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or [email protected]

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or [email protected]

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