Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Feb. 26, 2015

June 18th, 2015 10:25 am

First Posted: 2/26/2015

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Keystone College presents an exhibition of abstract paintings by Megan Hinton, now through March 1 in the Linder Gallery on campus.

2015 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition for Northeast Pennsylvania, now through March 1 in the Mahady Gallery. The exhibition features the Gold and Silver Key award-winning work by junior high and high school students from the Northeastern Pennsylvania art region. Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Keystone College Inaugural Music and Arts Fair, 2 to 6 p.m. in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center and 4 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks March 1. The public is invited to attend both sessions but the 4 p.m. concert will present the majority of musicians, artists, and large ensembles. The public is asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of either session. Info: keystone.edu/bandsatKC.

After School Players, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through March 5 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Performance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 for middle and high school students. Through the use of Scene Study, students will experience all aspects of producing a play from breaking down a script, to creating a character, to the actors’ responsibilities, to choosing costumes, to designing the set in which it all happens. Cost: Free. Register: 570-996-1500.

The Quietmen concert, 7 p.m. March 12 in the Theatre at Brooks at Keystone College. A traditional and contemporary Irish music group. Cost: free. Info: keystone.edu.

Core Ensemble, performance: “Ain’t I a Woman!” 7 p.m. March 17 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, at Marywood University. Cost: free. Info: christiansen@marywood.edu.

Drumming 101, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, now through March 26 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 18 to adult. Instructor: Al Cabral. Cost: Free. In this class, students will build upon their natural sense of rhythm in an atmosphere that is relaxed and user-friendly. All drums and percussion instruments provided. Register: 570-996-1500.

Short Works by The Big Guy, 8 p.m. Feb. 26-28 and 2 p.m. March 1 at The Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. Local playwright K.K. Gordon unleashes his sense of humor to create Short Works by the Big Guy, six original short plays, presented by Diva Productions. Cost: $12 general admission and $10 senior citizens. Free parking is available in the lot behind the theater and on the street. Info: divatheater@comcast.net or 570-209-7766.

Recital featuring Faculty Pianist Rick Hoffenberg and Violinist John Michael Vaida, 8 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: $6 to $10 or free for IHM Sisters or with Marywood ID.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash and Summer Camp Open House, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Grand Ballroom at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Rounding out the planned activities are readings of Dr. Seuss’ books with volunteers from the Lackawanna County Library System. At 12 p.m., former CaPAA Summer Campers will present scenes from “Seussical the Musical.” Cost: free; donations accepted to benefit the Creative and Performing Arts Academy Scholarship Fund. Info/pre-register: contact Sheri Melcher at capaa@sccmt.org or 570-346-7369, ext. 104.

Concert featuring Saxophonist Eddie Barbash and The University of Scranton Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the University’s Houlihan McLean Center. Doors open at 6:40 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Cost: free. Barbash will also offer a free masterclass for woodwind players earlier that day. Interested saxophone, clarinet, and flute players can obtain more information on eligibility, registration, and participation in the masterclass by emailing music@scranton.edu or by calling 570-941-7624. Other Info: scranton.edu/music.

University of Scranton Players present: “God’s Ear,” March 5 through 8 in the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Play includes adult situations, content and language. Tickets are available by reservation or may be purchased at the box office located on the first floor of the McDade Center on the night of the performance. Cost: General admission is $10; Tickets for students, senior citizens, and University of Scranton faculty and staff are $7. Info: 570-941-4318, uofsplayers@gmail.com or thescrantonplayers.com.

Auditions for Children’s Community Theater production of “Music Man, Jr,” 6 p.m. March 6 and 2 p.m. March 7 at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Hwy., Tunkhannock. For ages 6–21. Be prepared to read, sing and dance. Show dates: May 14 – 16. Info: 570-836-6986 or kimdwhipple@frontier.com.

After School Players Showcase, 11 a.m. March 7 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A performance of selected scenes that were the focus of After School Players 2015. After studying all aspects of producing a play, including creating a character, choosing costumes and designing a set, the students will show what they have learned by sharing these scenes with a live audience. Cost: $5. Tickets: 570-996-1500 and at the door while they last.

“Music of the Isles,” 3 p.m. March 8 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. International performing vocal artist and Scranton native, Thomas Mark Fallon, will present a concert performing songs and ballads accompanied by four musical artists. The concert will feature Irish and Welsh vocal selections sung between the feast days of St. David and St. Patrick, the patron saints of Wales and Ireland.

The Navy Band Northeast’s Pops Ensemble performance, 7 p.m. March 13 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Cost: free. Tickets (limited to four per person): available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the front desk inside Lackawanna College’s main building, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Those interested in attending may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Lackawanna College, ATTN: Navy Band Northeast Tickets, 501 Vine St., Scranton, PA, 18509. Info: 570-961-7810 for more information.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail - 40th Anniversary, 12 and 7 p.m. March 18 at Dietrich Theater, downtown Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.

Theatre Program Showcase, 7 p.m. March 20 and 21 and 1 p.m. March 22 in the Black Box Theatre of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Marywood University Music, Theatre, and Dance Department will present a student-produced theatre program showcase. Cost: free.

From Bach To Brazil - Classical Guitar Concert, 3 p.m. March 22 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will play the music of two of his favorite composers. Cost: free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

Open Mic Night, Featuring The Breaking Ground Poets, 7 p.m. March 27 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages, including musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. After the open mic portion of the evening, the Breaking Ground Poets will take the stage. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Marywood University Senior Art Exhibition 2015, March 28-April 26 with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. March 28. in the Mahady Gallery. A group exhibition of undergraduate art students receiving their bachelor of art and fine art degrees in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, painting, and sculpture. Regular gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: The Greatest Story Ever Told - 50th Anniversary, 12 and 7 p.m. April 1 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.

Tom Knight Puppet Show, 11 a.m. April 2 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Join Tom Knight and his puppets for a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals, food and books. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last. Reservations are recommended.

Abington Heights Drama Club presents: “Beauty and the Beast,” at 7 p.m. March 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium. Cost: $8 for adults and $5 for students. Info: 570-585-5300.

Valley View Performing Arts presents: “Into The Woods,” 7 p.m. March 6 and 7and 3 p.m. March 8 in the high school auditorium. Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets: available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. weekdays, Feb. 23 through March 4 in the Valley View High School Lobby.

George Gershwin Festival, 8 p.m. March 20 and 21 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: free.

The Wyoming County Players’ Winter Dessert Theater, 3 p.m. March 21 and 22 at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Hwy., Tunkhannock. “The Latest Mrs. Adams” is a comedy-mystery in two acts by George Tibbles, and is directed by Ron Whipple. Cost: $14 for adults; $11 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. Reservations: 570-836-6986 or kimdwhipple@frontier.com.

Taipei Folk Dance Theatre, 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 28 on the Main Stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: free; tickets required. Info: marywood.edu/mtd.

Spring 2015 Film Festival Opening Night Gala, doors open at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Features food, two films, beer, wine, desserts and more. Cost: $40. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Festival continues through April 30 and includes 25 foreign, independent and art films in 21 days. Reservations are only required for the Opening Night Gala.

Percussion Ensemble, 4 p.m. April 12 in Room 104 of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. A concert by the Marywood University Percussion Ensemble directed by Steven Mathiesen. Cost: free.

Jazz Dancing, 6 to 9 p.m. April 12 in the Latour Room of the Nazareth Hall Student Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Evening with Guitar Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 17 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Invisible Dragon, 11 a.m. April 18 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Patricia Clapp’s “The Invisible Dragon” is an interactive children’s theatre public performance. It is directed and choreographed by Maura Malloy. Cost: $4 for all ages.

Wind Ensemble, 4 p.m. April 19 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. This concert will feature a pre-concert lecture by Andrew Kolojejchick in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Masters Degree in Music Education. Kolojejchick selected repertoire that will trace the emergence of compositional techniques used to develop the modern wind ensemble’s aesthetic palette. Cost: free.

Marywood University Faculty Concert, 4 p.m. April 25. Features university faculty members Sophie Till, violin; Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida, cello and Rick Hoffenberg, piano. Cost: free.

Orchestra Concert and Opera Scenes Workshop, 4 p.m. April 26 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. A concert featuring collaborations with the Opera Scenes Workshop and DANCE ÉLAN – Marywood’s pre-professional dance company; the winner of the 2014 Concerto Competition will also perform with the orchestra. Cost: free.

Dance Concert, 7:30 p.m. May 1 and 2 p.m. May 2 on the main stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: free. Info: contact Dance Director Linn McDonald at mcdonald.linn@marywood.edu.

Campus Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. May 2 and 4 p.m. May 3 in the Rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Marywood String Project Concert, 6:30 p.m. May 4 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Evening of Strings Concert, 3 to 6 p.m. May 7 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Chamber Singers Concert, 2 p.m. May 9 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

LITERARY ARTS

Wyoming County Reads program, presented by Tunkhannock Public Library and the Dietrich Theater. This year’s books are “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller and “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. Program includes book discussions at the Tunkhannock Public Library and a showing of the movie “Catch-22” at the Dietrich Theater. Remaining book discussion dates and topics include: Feb. 25 with John Tindell, of Northampton Community College, on “Catch-22.” All discussions begin at 7 p.m. “Catch-22” the Movie will be shown at noon and 7 p.m. March 4. Movie showings will be followed by a brief discussion with Bill Chapla. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

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.

Family Storytime, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Abington Community Library. For children ages 3-6; siblings welcome.

Mystery and Detectives Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 10 at Abington Community Library. For adults. Book: “A Thief of Time,” by Tony Hillerman.

Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. March 18 at Abington Community Library. For adults. Book: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” by Victor Hugo. Info: 570-587-3440.

Classics Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 21 at Abington Community Library. For adults who would you like to read, explore and discuss works of literature and ideas in the Western Canon from 1500 to the present. Topic: Emerson Essays. Info: 570-587-3440.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Life Drawing Sessions, 7 - 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Provides self-guided sessions with a guest host and nude model for artists of all experience levels. Cost: $2 for students, $5 for members and $7 general admission. Info: 570-969-1040 or artistsforartgallery@gmail.com.

Drumming 101, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, through March 26 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. For ages 18 and up. Instructor: Al Cabral. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.

Design A Painted Silk Scarf, 7 p.m. March 3 and 10 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Sarah Sidorek. Cost: $35. All materials provided. Resgister: 570-996-1500.

Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, 7 - 8:30 p.m. March 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Series four: April 7, 14, 21 and 28. For ages 13 to adult. Students of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to work at their own pace with the medium of their choice, whether it be pottery, sculpture, drawing or painting. Instructor Steve Colley will also teach students how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. Cost: $15 per class or $60 for four classes. Register: 570-996-1500.

Preschool Trash to Treasures, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Instructor: Amy Colley. Preschoolers, ages four and five, will use their imaginations to make “green” masterpieces from found objects. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.

Trash To Treasures, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Children ages 5-12 will learn to reduce, reuse and recycle to create new and inventive works of art. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40 per series. Register: 570-996-1500.

Painting Class with Sharon Mcardle, 6 to 8 p.m. March 23 at Abington Community Library. An opportunity for adults who always wanted to take painting classes but were afraid to try. Cost: A materials fee of $8 is due to instructor at time of class. Project: Daisy on a black background. Info: 570-587-3440.

Quilting for Everyone, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 25 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 13 and up. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler. Cost: $6 per class. Register: 570-996-1500.

Jewelry Making: Introduction To Metal Work, 6 to 9 p.m. March 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. An introduction to working with metal for jewelry. Instructor: Esther Harmatz. Cost: $60. All materials and tools will be supplied. Register: 570-996-1500.

Crafters’ Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Abingotn Community Library. Students in grades 3-6 can come meet other crafters and share tips. All materials will be provided; bring your ideas and creativity. Info: 570-587-3440.

Easter Pysanky Presentation, 2 p.m. March 22 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Pysanky is a traditional Ukranian craft in which patterns are drawn on eggs with wax, which protects the egg when dye is applied. The demonstration will be led by Tammy Budnovitch, who has been making pysanky since she was a child. Reservations/info: 570-344-3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Make-It-Take-It Craft Time, 3 to 5 p.m. March 25 at Abington Community Library. Drop in any time during the hours listed. Everything will be provided. For children.

Living Toys, 10:30 to 12 p.m. March 28 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5-8. Instructor: Rand Whipple and Box of Light Studio staff. Kids bring their favorite toys to be characters in their creation of simple films, while learning the basics of live film and stop motion. Cost: $17. Space is limited. Register: 570-996-1500.

Stage Combat for Kids, 2:30 to 4 p.m. March 28 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 7 – 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple and Box of Light Studio staff. This fun, safe and very active class is part stage combat and part film. Students will learn how to work safely with a partner, move together and perform as a team. Cost: $17. Register: 570-996-1500.

Scripts to Stage: A Class in Intermediate Playwrighting, 6 p.m. March 28 at Abington Community Library. Staged reading. Grades 7 - 12, family and friends. Info: 570-587-3440.

Everhart Museum – Traveling the Local Landscape, 4 to 5 p.m. April 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5–12. Instructor: An Everhart Museum educator. An art-based workshop where students will create works of art reflective of the local landscape and how people use various forms of transportation to travel from place to place. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.

Drawing and Painting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5-12. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40. Register: 570-996-1500.

Preschool Drawing and Painting, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Instructor: Amy Colley. In this class, preschoolers ages four and five will get their hands into all kinds of fun painting and drawing using a variety of materials including tempera, watercolors and pastels. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.

Pastel Painting, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays, April 11, 18 and 25 and May 2, 9 and 23 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Millie Schelling. Cost: $90. Register: 570-996-1500.


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