First Posted: 5/5/2015
VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
The Endless Mountains Spirit: M.C. Richards and Paulus Berensohn, on display now through May 8 in the Suraci Gallery and documents a synergetic nexus of the arts when clay artists and teachers Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn lived and worked in Northeast Pennsylvania (1960-1970s) and their lasting legacy of creativity. 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.
Graduate MFA/MA Exhibition, 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 email@example.com.
The Arcadia Chorale and The Doug Smith Jazz Trio present “Destinations,” 8 p.m. May 1 at the Century Club of Scranton. A cabaret-style program that features songs about places worthy of a musical excursion. Cash bar. Tickets are available at the door. Cost: $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members and free with a student ID.
The Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra’s annual spring concert, 8 p.m. May 6 in Sem’s new Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston and 8 p.m. May 9 in Marywood University’s Sette LaVerghetta Auditorium. Dr. Rick Hoffenberg, music director, will lead the orchestra in a performance of works by Kabalevsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.
“Doctor Zhivago” Dietrich Classic Movie Series, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 6 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets can be purchased at dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.
Evening of Strings Concert, 3 to 6 p.m. May 7 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.
Clarks Summit Elementary School Art Show, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the school. Cost: free.
Chamber Singers Concert, 2 p.m. May 9 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.
Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China, 1 p.m. May 9 at the Clarks Summit Borough building, 304 S. State St. Hosted by The Gathering Place and presented by the Dietrich Children’s Theater. Cost: free. Seating is first come, first served. Info; 570-945-8453 or gatheringplacecs.org.
‘American Addict: The Movie’ showing, 7 p.m. May 13 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Reservations: 570-996-1500 for reservations. Tickets will be available at the door while they last.
Abington Heights High School Art Show, 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at the school. Cost: free.
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.
The Wyoming Seminary Dance Company’s annual performance, 8 p.m. May 15 and 16 in the new Sem Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The program will offer a variety of dances created by student and faculty choreographers and will feature guest artist Lauren Golden ’13, currently a dance major at Penn State University. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Wyoming Seminary Music Department Student Recital, 7 p.m. May 26 in Sem’s new Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Features performances of compositions written by students in Sem’s AP Music Theory class, as well as performances by student vocalists and instrumentalists. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.
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 email@example.com.
Wyoming Seminary annual Farewell/Senior Recital, 4 p.m. May 29 in Sem’s new Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mystery and Detective Book Club, 7 p.m. May 12 at Abington Community Library. The club will discuss “The Black Tower” by P.D. James. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.
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
Paper Crafting: Tips, Tools and Techniques, 6 to 8 p.m. May 7 at Abington Community Library. Learn tips, experience tools, and explore techniques of the art of paper crafting. Theme: Showers of Flowers. Materials Fee: $10, includes markers, due to the instructor at the time of class. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.
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.