Arts and entertainment calendar, week of May 13, 2015

June 18th, 2015 10:28 am

First Posted: 5/13/2015

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Graduate MFA/MA Exhibition, now through June 5 at the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University. Group exhibition features the thesis work of Laura Duerwald Alexander, MFA painting; Kristie Miller McMahon, MA sculpture and Mary Sadauckas, MA ceramics. Info: 570-348-6278 or gallery@marywood.edu.

Abington Heights High School Art Show, 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at the school. Cost: free.

The Wyoming County Players’ Junior Players and Little Hams present ‘The Music Man,’ Thursday through Saturday, May 14 through 16 at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock. Cost: $10, pre-sale $8 and children 5 and under free. Tickets may be purchased at the studio or by calling 570-836-6986 or e-mailing kimdwhipple@frontier.com. Info: wyomingcountyplayers.com.

Catholic Choral Society of Scranton Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. May 15 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. The Forest City Regional High School Choir will be guest performers. A second performance will be held at 7 p.m. May 17 at St. Ignatius Church, 339 North Maple St., Kingston, and The Wyoming Valley West Concert Choir will be guest the performers. Tickets: $10 adults, children under 12 free, seniors and students $8. Info: 570-587-2753.

Barrymore’s Ghost, 8 p.m. May 16 at the Rossetti home, 1005 Vine St., Scranton. Clarks Summit actor Robert Hughes will perform Jason Miller’s play “Barrymore’s Ghost” as a “Readers Theatre.” Benefits Lackawanna Historical Society. Cost: $10. Reservations are required. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Devine School of Dance recital “Celebration of Dance,” 7:30 p.m. May 16 and 2 p.m. May 17 at Abington Heights High School.

Kidz Create Class and “Fame” Musical Theatre Workshop, May 16 at The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Session one, for second to fourth grade students will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. and session two, for pre-K through first grade students from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Presented by SCC’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy. Cost: free. Pre-register (required): contact Sheri Melcher at camp@sccmt.org or 570-346-7369 ext. 104.

Waverly Elementary School Art Show, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the school. Cost: free.

WVIA-FM presents: Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet with special guest David Liebman on a live broadcast of WVIA’s Homegrown Music Concert, 8 p.m. Monday, May 18 at the WVIA Public Media Studios. Cost: Free. Limited seating. Reservations: 570-655-2808 or wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series “Guys and Dolls” showing, 7 p.m. May 20 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.

Open Mic Night with headliner Josh Pratt, 7 p.m. May 22 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Actors Circle presents: ‘The Prisoner of 2nd Ave.’ by Neil Simon, May 28 through 31 ad June 4 through 7 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students; MAY 28 tickets are discounted at $10 general, $8 seniors, $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707, held 10 mins. untill show time. Info: actorscircle.org.

The Eighth Annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival, May 28-31 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock. Info: nepabluegrass.com. Readers may also look for updates at NEPA Bluegrass on Facebook or send an email to mandolindan2005@yahoo.com.

Nicholson Bridge: Past and Present exhibit, June throught August during scheduled movie times or by appointment at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Golden Days of Radio Players Performance, 7 p.m. June 2 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets will be available at the door while they last.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: ‘The Goonies’ showing, 7 p.m. June 3 at the theater. Cost: $5. Tickets: at dietrichtheater.com or the ticket booth.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: ‘Nashville’ showing, 1 and 7 p.m. June 17 at the theater. Cost: $5. Tickets: at dietrichtheater.com or the ticket booth.

Actors Circle presents: ‘To Catch a Cheat,’ written and directed by Art Walsh, June 25 through 28 and July 2 through 5 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. June 25 tickets are discounted at $10 general, $8 seniors, $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707. Info: actorscircle.org.

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. June 26 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Hamlet,” 7 p.m. June 27 at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Presented by Gamut Theatre Group and sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. After the performance there will be a talk-back session with the actors. Bring your own blanket or chair. Cost: free.

The Music of Irving Berlin, 3 p.m. June 28 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Learn about great American composer Irving Berlin’s career, compositions and importance in shaping American popular thought in the 20th century. Included are rare images of Berlin’s sheet music and photographs from the time. Audience discussion is encouraged. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets available at the door while they last.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: ‘Back to the Future’ showing, 1 and 7 p.m. July 1 at the theater. Cost: $5. Tickets: at dietrichtheater.com or the ticket booth.

MFA Design/Illustration Thesis Exhibition, July 18-23 at the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University. Group exhibition features graduating students from the “Get Your Masters with the Masters” program in graphic design and illustration. Artists’ Reception: 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 18. Summer Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: 570-348-6278 or gallery@marywood.edu.

Cornstock Folk Festival, Sept. 4 through 6 at Lazy Brook Park, the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. 92, Tunkhannock. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 and stage times are 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info/tickets: cornstockfestival.com or call 570-250-7464.

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.

Classics Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 16 at Abington Community Library. Read, explore and discuss works of literature and ideas in the Western Canon from 1500 to the present. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. May 20 at Abington Community Library. Book: “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Read to Dogs, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Abington Community Library. Drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs. Make a new friend and discover a new book. For grades K-3. Info: 570-587-3440.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Quilting, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Abington Community Library. Bring your current project. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Painting Class with Sharon McArdle, 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at Abington Community Library. An opportunity to take a painting class that is easy and inviting. The project for this class will be a metal pot with geraniums painted on it. Cost: A materials fee of $8 per person is due to instructor at time of class. For Adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Crafters’ Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 18 at Abington Community Library. Students in grades 3-6 are invited to come meet other crafters and share tips. All materials will be provided; bring your ideas and creativity. Info: 570-587-3440.

Knitting Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 18 at Abington Community Library. Bring your current project and knit with others. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Make-It,Take-It Craft Time, 3 to 5 p.m. May 27 at Abington Community Library. Drop in any time during the hours listed. Everything will be provided. For children. Info: 570-587-3440.

Quilting, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 28 at Abington Community Library. Bring your current project. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.


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