Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Nov. 19, 2014

June 19th, 2015 9:12 am

First Posted: 11/18/2014


Flight of Fancy: Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds by Chala Jan, now through Nov. 23, at the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University. Illustrative digital photography by Chala Janpraphasakul. Artist’s Reception: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18.

Draftsmanship and Storytelling: The Golden Age of American Illustration, now through December 7 at Marywood University’s Suraci Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Organized by illustrator John Kascht, the exhibition presents a selection of vintage illustration and early animation art. Info: 570-348-6278, or

The University of Scranton String Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the university’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Cost: free. Info: email, or visit

The Northern Tier Symphony fall concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at Tunkhannock Area Middle School and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at Greenwood’s Furniture, 61 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, or at the door.

“A Fragile Trust” documentary screening, 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at The University of Scranton in the Loyola Science Center’s PNC Auditorium. Hosted by the university and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Keystone Pro Chapter. Cost: free. Info: contact Kimberly Pavlick at 570-941-6333 or

A Song for the Ages, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Church of St. Benedict. This first concert of the Sunday Music Concert Series will feature Dana and Jim Cerminaro.

Arts at First Presbyterian Church: Second concert of the 2014-2015 season, 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Oboist Tom Heinze and soprano Jessica Hitchcock are the guest artists and the concert will highlight all the musical ensembles at First Presbyterian Church along with vocal and instrumental soloists. Cost: no admission charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Info: 570-586-6306.

The Catholic Choral Society’s Generations Sing Concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton.

Golden Days of Radio Players Performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A casual reception will follow the show. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series “A Christmas Story,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich ticket booth.

Scranton Chapter of UNICO National photo exhibit, 6 - 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Lackawanna College. The chapter began working on a photo exhibit and sister city project in April with the Pro Loco of Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy. At the exhibit with photos of the Guardiesi in NEPA Mayor Courtright will formally declare Scranton and Guardia as sister cities. A year’s schedule of Guardiese activities will be announced.

Blinded Passenger CD release show, 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton. The band will release its first full length album, “The Electric.” Cost: $5 admission, $10 to purchase the album.

Free showing of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Marywood University Graduate MA/MFA Exhibition Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Mahady Gallery on campus. Features thesis work of Nada Alsharyoufi (MFA ceramics), Gina Barone (MFA sculpture), Ehab Kamal Mogheeth (MA cermaics), Stephen Roberts (MFA painting), and Melissa Wollmering (MFA printmaking). The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of December and regular hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series “Holiday Inn,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.

Wally Gordon Community Singers “Noel” Christmas Concert, at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, on the Morgan Highway.

Christmas Cantata, 1:30 and 4 p.m., Dec. 13 at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit. Refreshments will be served from 3 - 4 p.m. The event, titled “Hope of the Broken World” will highlight principal musicians, soloists, and music directors who will be joined by a 40 voice choir comprised of members of more than 10 local Christian faith communities.

Free showings of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.

Selections from the Art Collections, Jan. 31 – Feb. 22 in the Suraci Gallery at Marywood University. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Features recent works on paper, including photographs and prints, drawn from the Suraci Collection, Marywood University’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts, and The Maslow Collection.


Book launch dessert reception, 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24, fifth floor of Brennan Hall at The University of Scranton. Clarks Green resident Michael Jenkins, Ph.D., a criminal justice professor at the university, co-authored with John DeCarlo “Police Leaders in the New Community Problem-Solving Era.”

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.


AFA Gallery’s 26th Annual Holiday Auction, 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at the gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. A variety of media, including oil, watercolor, sculpture, pottery, batik, photography, wood, acrylic and mono prints by regional artists will be auctioned. Event also includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne and open bar and live music provided by Friends of Doug Smith. Cost: $40. Info: 570-969-1040 or

31st Annual Artisans’ Marketplace, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. More than 30 local artisans and craftspeople will offer handmade and one of a kind items. A luncheon, catered by Bazil Ristorante, is offered in the Scout Room each day of the Show from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2.

Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Dalton Fire Hall. Features craft vendors, a bake sale and food.

Victorian ornament-making workshop, 12 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Participants are asked to bring straight pins with red or white heads to make their ornaments. No glue or glitter will be involved. Reservations (required): 570-344-3841.

Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. For all ages. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Holiday Camp, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Dec. 29 and 30, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5 - 12. Instructors Amy and Steve Colley will give attendees the opportunity to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, create sculptures and explore drawing and painting. Cost: $25. Register: 570-996-1500.