Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Jan. 22, 2014

June 19th, 2015 9:31 am

First Posted: 1/21/2014


Open Mic Night, Jan. 24 at the Dietrich Theater, downtown Tunkhannock. Open mic slots and seating are limited, so performers and large groups are encouraged to arrive and sign-up early. Info: 570-996-1500

Harold Levin and Friends concert, Jan. 26 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave. Scranton, 3 p.m. Features viola soloist Harold Levin in recital, joined by NEPA performers: violinist John Michael Vaida, cellist Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida, oboe soloist Tom Heinze and mezzo-soprano Carol Tome, with Timothy Smith at the piano. Cost: free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed. Info: 570-346-6400 or 914-589-1975.

Actors Circle presents: “Dracula,” Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, Thurs. Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Bram Stoker’s classic novel, adapted and directed by Lou Bisignani. Cost: $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $8 students; Jan. 30 preview: $8 general admission and seniors, $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

Hiking Update with Jeff Mitchell, Feb. 1 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. Mitchell will give an updated photographic PowerPoint presentation, featuring glimpses of his hiking experiences discovering mountain and stream panoramas, seldom seen flora and fauna, and waterfalls. Copies of Jeff’s books, including including “Hiking the Endless Mountains,” “Backpacking Pennsylvania,” and “Paddling Pennsylvania” will be for sale after the presentation, proceeds to support the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. Reservations: 570-996-1500.

Ever-changing Light: Recent Landscape Paintings by Collier B. Parker, March 22 - 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.


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, Jan. 23 at Abington Community Library, 6 - 8 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a current project. For adults. Info: 570.587.3440.