Arts and entertainment calendar

June 10th, 2015 9:41 am

First Posted: 3/25/2014


Wild mustangs photography exhibit, through March, in the new art gallery at the Dietrich Theater, during movie show times or by appointment. A reception for the public to meet Photographer Coralea Scranta will be held March 21 from 5 - 7 p.m. Exhibit features Scranta’s photos of wild mustangs of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Info: 570-996-1500.

Exhibit: “The Mutiny on the Bounty: a 225-Year Voyage from Fiction to Fact,” Through April 17, in the Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Features selections from the Edward R. Leahy Collection. Free during library hours. Info: 570-941-6341.

R & R + H: Image/Word Exhibit Reception and Reading, through April, at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Rose M. Wright, fiber artist, and Robert Anderson, writer and author, both of West Wyoming, will bring their visual and literary art to the Evans and the Sherwood Galleries of the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Ever-changing Light: Recent Landscape Paintings by Collier B. Parker, through May 3, Marywood University, Suraci Gallery. Exhibit features landscapes painted on site locally along the Lackawanna River in Scranton and abroad in Tuscany, Italy, capturing the ever-changing effects of light, color, and atmosphere. Artist reception will be held March 22, 6-8 p.m. Regular hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College presents an exhibition by Len Davis, through April 22. The exhibition, “Len Davis: Inner Worlds/Outer Limits” features the drawing based, pop influenced collages that present the artist’s new view of portraiture. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8335.

Art Exhibit: Crossing Disciplines: Text and Image in the Work of J.M. Dunn, through April 11, in the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, University of Scranton. Cost: Free during gallery hours. Info: 570-941-4214.

Actors Circle presents: “Doubt,” a parable by John Patrick Shanley, March 27, 28, 29 and 30 and April 3, 4, 5 and 6 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., tickets $12 General, $10 Seniors, $8 Students. Thursdays, March 27 and April 3, at 8 p.m., tickets $8 General and Seniors, $6 Students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

Ukelele Band On The Run!, March 27, at North Pocono High School Auditorium, 7 p.m. “The Ukes of S” from The University of Scranton will make a guest appearance with the North Pocono H.S. Steel Drum Project. Info: or 570-941-7624.

Marywood University’s Celebration of Women’s History Month, March 27 in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, 7 p.m. Includes a reception, performance, and an award for writing and creative work. Cost: free. Info: contact Samantha at or call 570-348-6282 ext. 2465.

“Othello”, March 27, at The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton , 7 p.m. A staged performance of the classic Shakespeare script, under the direction of Christopher Estevez, will serve as The Vintage’s participation in World Theatre Day. Info: 570-507-9671 or

“In Recital” with organist David Ball, March 28, in the Houlihan McLean Center, University of Scranton, 7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 570-941-7624 or

Social Change Film Series showing of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” March 28, presented by Marywood University Social Sciences department in Comerford Theater, Center for Natural and Health Sciences, 7 p.m. Cost: free.

Dietrich Theater’s Spring 2014 Film Festival, March 28 through April 10. Features a selection of 18 foreign, independent and art films. The event will kick off with its Opening Night Gala April 10, festival goers will be able to experience two acclaimed films, “The Lunchbox” and “August: Osage County” while enjoying hors d’oeuvres by Epicurean Delight, Twigs Restaurant and Café, Greenley’s BBQ and Seasons Restaurant. Wine and beer will be provided by Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery and Nimble Hill Brewing Company, respectively, and in between films. Epicurean Delight will provide a spread of desserts. Cost: Opening Night Gala tickets are $35, matinee tickets are $8 and evening tickets are $9. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Touring steampunk adaptation of “The Fantasticks,” March 29 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 7 p.m. Presented by Nebraska Theatre Caravan. Ticket prices vary. Tickets:, 570-955-1455, or through the Box Office, located in Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Info:

Arcadia Chorale’s 29th Annual NEPA Bach Festival, March 29 and 30. This celebration of the music of J. S. Bach and his contemporaries, begins Saturday at 4 p.m. with an Organ Concert at Elm Park United Methodist Church in Scranton, continuing at 8 p.m. with a Chamber Music Concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton, and culminating Sunday at 3 p.m. with a Choral Concert in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Cost: Admission for the Chamber Music and Choral Concerts is $15 for general, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, and $7 for students. Admission to the Organ Concert is free. Info/tickets: or 570-871-0350.

The 2014 Art Room Showcase official opening, April 1, at the Abington Community Library, 6 p.m. The artwork of over 20 young local artists will remain on display through the month of April, including pencil, charcoal, watercolors, pastel, and acrylic pieces. The work will be judged and ribbons will be awarded. Info:

DaPonte String Quartet concert, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20, $15 for students, senior citizens, and WVIA members with ID. Proceeds will support the Wilkes-Barre Free Medical Clinic and REACH of St. Stephen’s.

The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra and The University of Scranton Singers in concert, April 6, at The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center, 7:30 p.m. Info: or 570-941-7624.

The Performing Arts Institute (PAI) of Wyoming Seminary presents a special gala performance, April 6, in the Amato Auditorium of the Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, 7 p.m. The gala will feature the talents of six high school musical theater performers competing for three scholarships to attend this year’s PAI summer program. Cost: $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults and $40 for the pre-performance reception and performance. Info: 570-270-2186.

Spring Film Festival Post-Festival Discussion, April 11, at the Dietrich Theater, 1 p.m. This event will give patrons an opportunity to discuss the content and significance of some of the Spring Film Festival movies and find out what others thought about this year’s selection. It will be facilitated by Hildy Morgan and Ronnie Harvey. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

The Wyoming Seminary Music Department presents: Bartok Chamber Music Festival, April 12 at 8 p.m. April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Features the music of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Info: 570-270-2192.

Marywood University Senior ART Exhibition 2014, April 12-27 in the Mahady Gallery, opening reception April 12, 2-4 p.m. and viewing hours Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9-4, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9-8 and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4. Features a group exhibition of 60 undergraduate art students receiving their bachelor of art and fine art degrees in art education, art therapy, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, painting, and photography. Info: 570.348.6278 or gallery@marywood.ed.

We The Kings, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Misericodia University’s Anderson Sports and Health Center. Tickets: $25 for Misericordia students with valid ID, $25 general admission.

The University of Scranton String Orchestra in concert, April 25, at The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center, 7:30 p.m. Info: or 570-941-7624.

Social Change Film Series showing of “If a Tree Falls,” April 25, presented by Marywood University Social Sciences department in Comerford Theater, Center for Natural and Health Sciences, 7 p.m. Cost: free.

Comedian Jessica Kirson performance at The Comedy Palace, April 26, at Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd., Scranton, 7:30 p.m. Also featuring comedians Steve Leventhal and Raquel D’Apice. All guests must be 21 years of age or older. Cost: $25 general admission, $40 for couples, $50 for patron tickets. All ticket prices include snacks and desserts and one beverage from the bar. Additional beverages of beer, wine and soda are available for purchase. Reservations: 570-344-7201 or 570-585-1192. Info: or

The Wyoming Seminary Chorale and Madrigal Singers, String Ensemble, Orchestra and Handbell Choir annual Spring Concert, April 27, in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, 2 p.m. The Chorale and Madrigal Singers will perform music by Brahms and MacGillivray, while the String Ensemble will offer works by Bartok and Schubert. The Orchestra and Handbell Choir will perform music by Beethoven and Fauré. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.

Penn State Worthington Scranton Chorale and Jazz Band’s Annual Spring Concert, April 27, at the university’s Gallagher Conference Center (GCC) Building, 2 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 570-963-2696.

31st Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert, May 3 at The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center, 7:30 p.m. Premiering two new works by composer and conductor Kyle Athayde, performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Info: 570-941-7624.

Marywood University Graduate Exhibition, May 3 through June 13, in the Mahady Gallery on campus, Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. An opening reception will be held May 3, 3 – 5 p.m. Group exhibition includes Master of Arts candidates Ahdab Bazerbay in painting, and Justin T. Hayden and Danielle M. Zito in art education. Info: 570-348-6278 or


Women’s History Month Essay Celebration, March 26, in the DeNaples Center, room 405, University of Scranton, 7 p.m. Cost: free. Info: or 570-941-6194.

How to get published in today’s market, April 3, 10 and 24. at First Presbyterian Community Church 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Consuela Golden, award-winning author and editor, will lead attendees through the labyrinth of today’s publishing options, both traditional (print) and nontraditional (eBooks & self-publishing). Cost: $30 Register by March 24.

Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info:


Quilting for Everyone: Stairway to Heaven, March 26 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, 6 - 7:30 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Instructors Terri Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler will teach early quilting techniques as participants create their own Amish art with this classic bar quilt. Cost: $6 per class. Register: 570-996-1500.

Re-purpose Jewelry, March 27, at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit at 7 p.m. Sharon McCrone will help you create beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry from odds and ends you may have collected. Bring your buttons, nuts and bolts, old jewelry, broken watches, etc., and your imagination. Cost: $20. Register by March 17.

Art Explorers for Ages 9 to 12, March 27, and April 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Students will explore painting, drawing, sculpting and more. Cost: $40, all materials provided. Register: 570-996-1500.

Art Explorers class for ages 5 to 8, March 28, and April 4, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Students will explore painting, drawing, sculpting and more. Cost: $40, all materials provided. Register: 570-996-1500.

Rock of Ages Musical, March 28-30 at the Scranton Cultural Center to purchase tickets or get showtimes visit, or

AAC Class: Ballroom Dancing, at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, Mondays, March 31, April 7, 14, Attendees may participate in a night of dancing in a relaxed atmosphere with Jill & Gehred Wetzel, dance educators and enthusiasts. #122 - 6 p.m. Advanced Foxtrot #123 - 7 p.m. Intermediate Waltz & Tango #124 - 8 p.m. Beginner Cha Cha & Rumba.

Jazz It Up: Creative Artwork Inspired by the 1940s, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 4 - 5 p.m. For ages 5 to 12. Students will create projects inspired by the art, music and stories of the 1940s including art deco posters, memory boxes, paper dolls, recycled instruments and visual story time. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.

Finding Your Child’s Creative Spirit, Wednesdays April 2, 9, 23, 30 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Sarah Dawgert will host a fun-infused, interactive class for both child and caregiver. Enjoy music, movement, finger-play, and story time in a nurturing atmosphere that will encourage each child’s creativity, positive self-image, listening skills, and social interaction. This class is intended for children 16 months to three years of age. Tag-along younger siblings are welcome. Cost: $25, register by March 23.

Pottery for Artists with Special Needs, April 7, 14 and 28, at Abington Art Studio, 416 Depot St., Clarks Summit, 7 - 8 p.m. Diana Lombardi will teach artists to explore the coiling method of construction to create unique and individualized pots with (or without) a lid. These are great versatile containers that can be used to hold an endless number of things. Cost: $35 plus $10 supply cost; Register by March 28.

Knitting, The Next Step, Mondays April 7, 14, 28 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn how to make a cozy pair of slippers with instructor Betty Horrocks. Bring two skeins of worsted yarn, size 10 knitting needles, a large plastic sewing needle, and two buttons. Cost: $20; Register by March 28.

Your Photographic Eye, May 17, at Hillside Park at 10 a.m. Sharon Burke will help you capture nature’s glory from behind the lens. Expensive equipment not necessary. Cost: $20 Register by May 7.