Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Nov. 18, 2015

November 17th, 2015 5:11 pm


‘Skyscraper Still Life: A Realist Riding the Reflective Edge,’ through Nov. 20 at Keystone College’s Linder Gallery, located in the Miller Library.

Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see ‘Miracle of Christmas,’ Nov. 20. The bus will depart from Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Cost: $99 (includes bus fare and 2:45 p.m. show). Info/reservations: 570-836-6986.

Holiday Art Auction, 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Original work, including watercolor, sculpture, pottery, batik, photography, wood, acrylic and mono prints, by regional artists will be auctioned by Ken Rivenburg at a party in time for holiday gift giving. The featured artist this year is Chala Janpraphasakul, whose piece “Reach,” a framed archival print, will be raffled at $5 for three tickets. Cost: $40 admission. Tickets available at door. Includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, open bar and live music. RSVP: 570-969-1040.

The Jazz Nutcracker Suite, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College. A free performance by the PA Jazz Alliance, featuring the music of Peter IIlich Tchaikovsky arranged by Duke Ellington and Shorty Rogers for the Jazz Big Band. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Keystone College Business Ethics students’ holiday toy drive to benefit the Catherine McCauley Center. RSVP by Nov. 25: Info: 570-945-8161 or

Radio City Christmas Spectacular bus trip, Nov. 30, sponsored by the Double “R” Twirlettes. Includes round trip motor coach, orchestra level seat at the show, and free time in New York City. Cost: $99. Info: 570-489-1935.

Golden Days of Radio Players performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: Free. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Actors Circle presents: ‘Seasoned Stew,’ Dec. 3-6 and 10-13 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $12 generall, $10 seniors and $8 students; Dec. 3 tickets are $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

Free showing of ‘Home Alone,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Seating is first come, first served. Info: 570-996-1500.

John Mitchell: An American Hero, 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Rossetti Family Estate, 1005 Vine St., Scranton. A dramatic reading written and performed by Robert Thomas Hughes, of Clarks Summit. Benefits Lackawanna County Historical Society. Cost: $15. Seating is limited. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Free showing of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Seating is first come, first served. Info: 570-996-1500.


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.

Creative Writing with Carol King, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Abington Community Library. This interactive workshop will showcase the importance of word choice to be the most effective communicator to one’s audience. Relevant to fiction, non-fiction and poetry writers. For adults.

Afternoon Book Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Abington Community Library. Book: “The Tiger’s Wife” by Teά Obreht. For adults.

Classics Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Abington Community Library. For adults who would like to read, explore and discuss works of literature and ideas in the Western Canon from 1500 to the present. Discuss Yeats: William Butler Yeats Poems and Four Plays.

Warrior Writers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 18 and up, these writing workshops support artistic exploration and expression and provide a safe space to share experiences in the military culture. Open to all veterans and service members. Cost: Free. Sponsored by: Tunkhannock Rotary Club. Info/register: 570-996-1500.


Decorative Painting, 12 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 and 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Teresa Brewer. Cost: $20 per class, plus cost of painting surface. Register (required): 570-996-1500.

Make Your Own Unique Holiday Gifts with Michelle Zieger, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Abington Community Library. Make your own unique holiday gifts. Pick and choose what you want to make you pay only for the materials. Adults and children welcome.

Fine Art, Fine Coffee, Fine Company, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 13 and up. Experience the thrill of creating your own works of art with instructor Steve Colley, and over coffee enjoy the company of fellow new and experienced artists. Supplies provided. Cost: $20 per class. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

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