Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Sept. 3, 2014

June 19th, 2015 9:21 am

First Posted: 9/2/2014


Glenburn Township 10th Annual Art Show and Sale: Call for Entries. All original two-dimensional media considered. Delivery by Oct. 23 for Oct. 26 opening. Info: call Joanne at 570-954-1489.

AFA Gallery Exhibit, at the gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Opening reception Sept. 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Regular hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. Features artists Mark Chuck, Dana Gabel and Travis Prince in the gallery and Michael Harris and Judith Snyder upstairs. Cost: free. Info or 570-969-1040.

Actors Circle Auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy”, Sept. 5 and 7 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, 7 - 9 p.m. Show dates: Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Info: call Director John McInerney, at 570-587-5922.

Art exhibit: “Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints by Herbert Simon. 1960-2014,” Sept. 8 - Oct. 10 at the University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. There will be a lecture on the exhibit at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at in the Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Cost: Free. Info: 570-941-4214 or email

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s second annual Women’s Solo Performance Festival, Sept. 11 – 14 at Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg. Info: 570-784-8181 or

Actors Circle presents: “The Cocktail Hour” by A.R. Gurney, Sept. 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students, and for preview night, Sept. 11, $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707. Info:

“The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock” Civil War drama, Sep. 13 and 14, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Reservations: 570-996-1500.

Nicholson Bridge Day Talent Show, Sept. 14 on Main Street, Nicholson, at 11 a.m. with pre-registration at 10:30 a.m. Includes four age groups: 5-10 years, 11-17 years, 18-40 years and 41 and over. A $20 prize will be awarded in each age group. To sign up, call Patty at 570-942-4481 by Sept. 14.

Nrityollasa: An evening of dance by Dr. Sanjay Shantaram, Sneha Bhagwat and Ajna Prahalad, Sept. 14 at Shri Swaminarayana Mandir, 301 Oak St., Scranton, 4 - 6 p.m. A dinner will follow. Cost: free. Info: 570-955-6209 or 570-955-7211.

“The Eternity of Moment” photography exhibit, Sept. 14 – Oct. 12 at the Linder Gallery at Keystone college. A reception for the artist, East Stroudsburg-based artist Susie Forrester, will be held Sept. 18, 5 - 7 p.m. in the gallery. Forrester will speak about her work and creative process Sept. 17 at 9:45 a.m. in Brooks Theatre. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8335 or

Marywood University’s department of music, theatre, and dance presents a vocal master class with soprano Rebecca Turner, Sept. 19, at the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center, 7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Turner will be joined by faculty pianist Rick Hoffenberg, DMA, for another class at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center. Cost: free.

The Dietrich Fall 2014 Film Festival, Sept. 19 – Oct. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. The event will launch with an Opening Night Gala Friday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required for Opening Night only. Info/tickets: 570-996-1500.

In concert: The New York Trumpet Ensemble with Mark Gould, director, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. in Houlihan-McLean Center. Cost: free. 570-941-7624 or

Marywood University’s department of music, theatre, and dance will present a performance by the Upper Choir from Liebigschule, Germany, Sept. 25,at the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center, 4 p.m. Cost: free.

“All the King’s Women” play, Sept. 25 – 28 at Wilkes University. Cost: general admission is $10 and seniors and non-Wilkes students pay $5. Wilkes students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Wilkes I.D. Info: 570-408-4540.

From the Old World to the New: Choral Music from Germany, Sept. 26, in Sem’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 8 p.m. The Liebig School Choir of Giessen, Germany, joins the Wyoming Seminary Chorale and Madrigal Singers to present this program. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.

Performance Music presents “What Makes It Great? The Great American Songbook,” at The University of Scranton, Houlihan-McLean Center. Sept. 27 7:30 p.m. Featuring conductor, composer and commentator Rob Kapilow with soprano Magdalyn E. Boga. Cost: Free. Info: 570-941-7624 or

Martin’s Creek Artists’ Annual Art Exhibit, Oct. 4 at the United Methodist Church on State Street (Route 92), Nicholson, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Local artists interested in displaying their work may contact Ann Ross at 570-942-6995 or Diane Stizza at 570-942-4489.

PocoNotes Presents: The Faces and Voices of the Blues III, Oct. 4 and 5, at the historic Tripp House, 1011 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Event includes: Porch Time Jam with musician Patrick Sweany and photographer Jim Gavenus, Saturday from 3 - 5 p.m.; Patrick Sweany concert, Saturday at 8 p.m. and free photography and guitar workshops and exhibits Saturday from 12 - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m. Concert tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door for adult admission; two for $25 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under and military. Info: or 888-800-POCO.

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


Creative Writing with Carol King, Sept. 10 through Nov. 19 at Abington Community Library, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Students will explore the basics of poetry and fiction, and have opportunity to write what they love each week. Prospective students are encouraged to come to the first class with no obligation to stay. For adults.

Scars and Stripes: The Remarkable Story of Waverly’s Black Civil War Soldiers, Sept. 21 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, 2 p.m. Presented by the Lackawanna Historical Society and The Comm, this multimedia presentation will be led by author and Waverly native Jim Remsen. His lecture will chronicle the 13 black men who left their safe haven in the Abingtons to volunteer for the Union Army and return south into harm’s way. Info: 570-344-3841 or

Susan Duncan Book Club, a small group from Countryside Community Church meet at Anne Mecca’s home, 1680 Forest Acres Drive, Clarks Summit. The book being discussed will be “Bad Girls of the Bible” by Liz Curtis Higgs. Everyone is welcome. Info: 570-586-0512.


Paper crafting: Tips, Tools and Techniques, Sept. 4 at Abington Community Library, 6 - 8 p.m. Participants will learn tips, experience tools, and explore techniques of the art of paper crafting. Topic: Fabulous Folds and Designs. For adults.

Montdale United Methodist Church’s Third Annual Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair, Sept. 20 at the Joe Terry Civic Center, Route 438 Montdale Road, Scott Township, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. An indoor event with more than 30 homemade food and craft vendors.

Waverly United Methodist Church’s Fall Festival and Craft Fair, Oct. 4 at the church, 105 Church St., Waverly, 11 a..m. - 4 p.m. Includes assorted vendors, childrens activities, food, a bake sale and more. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Abington Ecumencial Ministerium Food Pantry at the Dalton United Methodist Church. Info: call Rick Valent at 570-878-9655.

Inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire, Oct. 4 at Johnson College, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Featuring makers, crafters, tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, and vendors. Call for entries is open through Sept. 15. Info:

Complete drawing and painting classes for children, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7, younger students meeting at 4 p.m. and ages 12 and up at 5 p.m. Classes will also be offered at the Fleetville Community Center, beginning Oct. 8, ages 8-11 at 6:30 and ages 12 and up at 7:30. All supplies are provided. Info: Register: call Barry Singer at 570-945-7807.

UNICO Scranton Chapter Ladies Auxiliary’s Craft and Gift Fair, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Keyser Valley Community Center, 103 N. Keyser Avenue, Scranton. The fair will feature 16 vendors, basket raffle, door prizes, food and bake sale. Cost: $2 entrance fee. Vendor space is still available.Vendors: call Lori at 570-498-3242.

Tots and Toddlers Music Time, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Dec. 4., ages 6 - 24 months meet at 5:15 p.m., ages 24 months - 5 years at 6 p.m. and Fridays, Oct. 24 – Dec. 5, ages 6 - 24 months at 10:15 a.m. and ages 24 months - 5 years at 11 a.m. Advance registration preferred. Info: 570-586-8191 or