Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Aug. 19, 2015

August 18th, 2015 12:30 pm


The Glenburn Township 11th Annual Art Show Call For Entries. Submission deadline: Oct. 15. Drop-off: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22 or by appointment. Opening reception: 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25. Info: 570-563-1177.

House on Fire: photography invitational curated by Lori Ryan, now through Aug. 29 at AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. The question, “Your home is on fire and you can save one photograph. What is it and why?” was posed to photographers. The exhibition consists of three elements from each photographer; a current self-portrait, a photograph of theirs that is precious and an explanation of why. Info: or 570-969-1040.

Art exhibit by Brian Keeler, Barbara Remington and Paul Nielsen, now through Aug. 29 on the first floor of AFA Gallery, Scranton. Keeler’s paintings entitled “Lumen Picturae” will also be shown at the Laura Craig Gallery. Nielsen and Keeler will give artist talks, Nielsen at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and Keeler from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Keeler will also teach a workshop, “Plein Air Cityscapes” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 (cost: $100). Info/workshop registration: 570-746-1187 or 570-969-1040.

Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars with Vocalist Erin Malloy, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Streamside Park in Dalton. A part of the Downtown Dalton Summer Concert Series.

The Scranton Cultural Center’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy presents: Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid JR.,’ 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and 11 a.m. Aug. 22 in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre at Scranton Cultural Center. Cost: $5. Tickets: at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center in person or by calling 570-344-1111 or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets.

‘Barrymore’s Ghost’ Outdoor Encore, 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Rossetti home at 1005 Vine Street, Scranton. Clarks Summit actor Robert Hughes will perform Jason Miller’s “Barrymore’s Ghost” as a “Readers Theatre.” Proceeds benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society. Cost: $15 (includes wine and hors d’oeuvres). Reservations (required): 570-344-3841.

The Wyoming County Players’ annual Summer Dessert Theater, 3 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock. Enjoy desserts and the comedic play, “Sailor, Beware.” Cost: $15 general and $12 for senior citizens age 60 and over and children age 12 and under. Reservations: 570-836-6986 or Info:

Open Mic Night with Alan Thatcher, 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages, including musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. This month’s featured musician is Alan Thatcher, who covers songs from traditional, folk, country rock, blues and pop genres. Cost: free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.

Hickory Project Live in Concert, 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free, donations accepted.

Diverse Dimensions: 2D and 3D work by Peter Hoffer and Charles Welles, Sept. 3 through Oct. 10 at the Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. First Friday opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4, with an artist talk and demonstration at 5:30 p.m. Info: or 570-969-1040.

Beverly Coleman and the International Interdependence Hexagon Project, Sept. 3 through Oct. 10 at the second floor gallery of AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Features works by Beverly Coleman and various students and artists who donated work to the International Interdependence Hexagon Project. First Friday receptions: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2. Info: or 570-969-1040.

Northeast String Workshop, Sept. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Musicians of all levels of experience can improve their knowledge and skills at this workshop, which will feature instruction on mandolin, fiddle, banjo and guitar. Info: Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets available at the door while they last.

Cornstock Folk Festival, Sept. 4 through 6 at Lazy Brook Park, the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. 92, Tunkhannock. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 and stage times are 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info/tickets: or call 570-250-7464.

‘Near and Far’ exhibit, Sept. 4 through Oct. 7 at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio in Scranton, with First Friday reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4. The exhibit will showcase paintings by Lisa Cunningham and Renée Emanuel. Info: or 570-207-1815.

2015 Marywood Art Faculty Biennial: Celebrating the Centennial, Sept. 8 through Oct. 4, in the Mahady Gallery. A multimedia exhibition of current work by Marywood University’s Department of Visual Arts faculty. Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12. Gallery Talk: 3 p.m. Sept. 16. 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. Info: 570-348-6278, or

American Abstract Artists – AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio, Sept. 8 through Oct. 18 in the Suraci Gallery at Marywood University. Gallery Talk by by Steven Alexander: 3 p.m. Sept. 30. 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. Info: 570-348-6278, or

Actors Circle presents ‘The Golden Age’ by AR. Gurney, Sept. 17 through 20 and 24 through 27 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students; Sept. 17 performance tickets are $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

PocoNotes Presents Faces and Voices 4, Sept. 19 and 20 at the historic Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Features guitarist Bill Kirchen; area photographers A. Elizabeth Baumeister, Alex Seeley, Brian Hineline and Chad Casterline and local cigar box guitar luthier Dave Whetsell, of Snikle Cigar Box Guitars. Schedule includes: photography and cigar box guitar exhibits, 12 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 12 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20; photography roundtable, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19; porch time jam, 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19; concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 19 (doors at 7:30 p.m.); guitar workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost: concert tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the door for general admission, two for $25 for seniors and students and free for military and children under age 12; exhibits and workshops are free admission. Info/reservations: 888-800-POCO or

Ukrainian Folk concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Featuring Korinya Ukrainian Folk Band and several members of the Kazka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Cost: $15 in advance and $20 at the door; free for children fifteen and younger. Tickets: call Helen at 570 842-3539, Diann at 570 341-9383 or Paul at 570 563-2275.

Community Concerts at Lackawanna College presents Aquila Theatre’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Theater at Lackawanna College. Single tickets available for $25 and $30. Info: 570-955-1455.

Pocono Mountain Quilt Heritage, 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton. Antique quilts will be on display during the program. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or


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.

Fourth annual Ignatian Values in Action Lecture, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Byron Recreation Complex at The University of Scranton. Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., the international best-selling author of “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S.,” will discuss her book. Cost: free. Info: or 570-941-4399.


Constellation Craft for Kids, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in the outdoor amphitheater at the family campground at Lackawanna State Park. Kids can make their own star sky chart and constellation craft before the Lackawanna Astronomical Society sets up their scopes and slide show later in evening. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-7110 or

Knitting Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Abington Community Library. Bring your current project and knit with other adults.

Clean Living with Michelle Zieger, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Abington Community Library. Learn how to make essential oil diffuser jewelry and lip balm. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

All Crafting Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Abington Community Library. Bring your current craft project and mingle with other crafters. For adults.

Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Falls Active Adult Center. Features craft, food and farmers market vendors.

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