Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Feb. 3, 2016

February 2nd, 2016 9:00 pm


‘Terezin and Kurdistan – A Journey: How do we break this chain of inhumanity?’ exhibit, through Feb. 28 with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at Marywood University’s Suraci Gallery. Gallery hours are 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. Photographs, by Michael Mirabito, Ph.D., portray former atrocities as well as the human need for normalcy. Exhibition is the inaugural presentation of the virtual Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center at Marywood University.

‘In Recital: An Evening in Vienna’ with pianist Donald R. Boomgaarden, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Cost: free. Info:, 570-941-7624 or

Nikki Moser and Ron Morris art exhibit, Feb. 4 through 26 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Moser will exhibit “Marcellus Shale Hex Signs: A Modern Pastiche.” Morris will exhibit a variety of figurines constructed from aluminum foil. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Friday, Feb. 5. As part of AFA’s Second Saturday, a series of educational programs, Moser will also host a Hex Sign Workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at STEAMWORKS at the Mall at Steamtown. Info: or 570-969-1040.

‘Andersonville and Florence Prisons: The Ezra Hoyt Ripple Memoir’ exhibit, Feb. 5, through March 11 at the University of Scranton. Presented in conjunction with the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War and the city of Scranton, the exhibit is co-sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society. Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the Hope Horn Gallery, will present a lecture about the exhibit at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. A public reception will follow at 6 p.m. in the Hope Horn Gallery in Hyland Hall. Cost: free. Info: 570-941-4214 or

National Theatre Live’s ‘The Audience,’ 2 p.m. Feb. 7 and 21 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: $14 for general admission, $12 for senior/member tickets and $10 for child/student and group tickets (group minimum of 10). Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.

The Three Stooges – Dietrich Film Favorites, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: Free; Sponsored by Keystone Community Resources and Keystone Konfections. Info: 570-996-1500.

Actors Circle presents ‘The Children’s Hour’ by Lillian Helman, Feb. 11-14 and 18-21 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; For the Feb. 11 show, tickets are discounted at $8 for general admission and seniors and $6 for students. Reservations: 570-342-9707. Info:

ESTA Awards ‘Love Songs of Broadway’ fundraiser, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Cost: $20 per person or $35 per couple (includes entry into the event, light refreshments, and a cash bar). Tickets: Info: email

Winter Fest, Feb. 12 through 25 at the Dietrich Theater, with opening night at 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Enjoy 12 foreign, independent and art films in fourteen days during the winter months at the Dietrich. Tickets: $8.50 each and $25 for Opening Night. Reservations (required only for the Opening Night): 570-996-1500.

Ziti With Your Sweetie Dinner Theater, 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Clifford Fire Hall, Route 106, Main Street, Clifford. The Clifford Community Youth Group will present “One Upon a Crime: The Trial of Goldilocks.” Cost: $10. Tickets: Call Robin at 570-222-4344 or Lisa at 570-222-5493.

Movie showing: ‘Star Wars: A New Hope,’ 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in the community room at the Abington Community Library. Come view the movie that started it all, the original Star Wars. Chairs and water will be provided. Attendees may also bring snacks, pillows and blankets. For all ages.

Covenant Public Concerts presents Mainstreet Brass Quintet, 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. Cost: free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed. Info: 570-346-6400 or 914-589-1975.

The Importance of Being Earnest, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 at Summit University of Pennsylvania. The university’s theatre department will present this comedy masterpiece of English theatre. Cost: $8. Info: 570-585-2400 or

Winter Fest Post-Fest Discussion, 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Dietrich Theater. Facilitated by Ronnie Harvey and Hildy Morgan. Info: 570-996-1500.

After School Players Performance of ‘Class Action’ by Brad Slaight, 11 a.m. March 5 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: $5. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.

‘David Zeisberger, Apostle Among Indians’ movie event, 2 p.m. March 13 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: Free. Post-film discussion with Dr. Katherine Faull. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.

A Journey Through American Quilt History, 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 13 at the Abington Community Library. Presenters: Pat and Arlan Christ, who collect and study quilts, while documenting their historical importance. Cost: free. Reservations: call 570-587-3440 or stop by the library.

Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, 7 p.m. March 16 at the Dietrich Theater. A movie night for anyone whose life has been affected by addiction. Cost: Free. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.

Open Mic Night with Breaking Ground Poets, 7 p.m. March 25 at the Dietrich Theater. Doors open for sign ups and seating at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages. Musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types are invited to share their talents. After the open mic portion of the evening the Breaking Ground Poets will take the stage. Led by Katie Wisnosky, this Tunkhannock-based group of young people dedicated to self-expression will share their original works. Cost: Free. 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.

Warrior Writers, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Mondays at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. 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. Info/register: call 570-996-1500.

Wyoming County Reads (‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Go Set a Watchman’) book discussion dates and topics, 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at at the Tunkhannock Public Library with Bill Chapla on “Coming of Age Novels, Bildungsroman”; 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at at the Tunkhannock Public Library with Bill Chapla on “Heroes and Humans: A Study of Atticus Finch”; 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Tunkhannock Public Library with Bill Chapla on “Mockingbird to Watchman: You Can’t Go Home Again or Can You?”; 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Tunkhannock Public Library with Dr. Marnie Hiester and Dr. Jim Calderone, of Misericordia University, on “Hatred, Prejudice and Ignorance vs. the Human Capacity for Goodness” and movie showing of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 2 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Classics Discussion Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Abington Community Library. Discuss Henry Adam: Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres and The Education of Henry Adams. Adults.


Fun and Easy Stained Glass Jewelry, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 16 and up. No experience necessary. Instructor: Esther Harmatz. Cost: $60 (includes materials). Register/info: 570-996-1500.

Design Two Easy Hand-Painted Silk Scarves, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Sarah Sidorek. Cost: $35 (includes all materials). Info: 570-996-1500.

Fine Art Coloring Workshop, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 26, March 11, March 25 and April 8. For adults and students ages 12 and up. Instructor: Jennifer Kozlansky. Cost: $15. Bring your pencils or markers and a favorite snack to share. Cold and hot drinks will be provided. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

Boredom Buster Craft Day, 1-4 p.m. March 5 at the Endless Mountains Nature Center Lodge, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. A variety of projects from easy (toddler friendly) to detailed (for teens through adults) will be available all afternoon. Warm drinks and homemade cookies will be served. Cost: free; donations appreciated. Allergy note: The craft projects and refreshments will be peanut and tree nut free. Register online: Info: 570-836-3835.

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