Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Feb. 17, 2016

February 16th, 2016 4:57 pm


Winter Fest, now through Feb. 25 at the Dietrich Theater. Enjoy 12 foreign, independent and art films in fourteen days during the winter months at the Dietrich. Tickets: $8.50 each. Info: 570-996-1500.

Nikki Moser and Ron Morris art exhibit, now through Feb. 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. Info: or 570-969-1040.

‘Terezin and Kurdistan – A Journey: How do we break this chain of inhumanity?’ now 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.

‘Andersonville and Florence Prisons: The Ezra Hoyt Ripple Memoir’ exhibit, now 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. Cost: free. Info: 570-941-4214 or

Actors Circle presents ‘The Children’s Hour’ by Lillian Helman, Feb. 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:

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.

National Theatre Live’s ‘The Audience,’ 2 p.m. Feb. 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.

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 theater. 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.

Songs for a New World, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on the Marywood University campus. Directed by Chuck Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre at Marywood. Cost: $10 general admission; $8 seniors; $6 students; and free for IHM Sisters or for those with a valid Marywood ID.

Marywood University Wind Ensemble, 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Latour Room of the Nazareth Student Center on campus. Cost: free. Info: 570-348-6268.

Abington Heights High School to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Musical,’ 7 p.m. March 4 and 5 at the high school. Cost: $10 general admission and $6 for students. Tickets sold at door.

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.

Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration, 7 p.m. March 5 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on campus. Cost: free. Info: 570-348-6268.

Electric City Swing concert, 4 p.m. March 6 at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit. The group will perform music of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. Cost: free, but donations will be accepted. Info: 570-586-6306.

The Quietmen in concert, 7:30 p.m. March 10 in the Theatre at Brooks at Keystone College. A traditional and contemporary Irish music group. Cost: free. Info:

Indian Classical Dance Presentation, 4 p.m. March 12 at The Century Club of Scranton. Presented by Sujata Nair-Mulloth, of Kala School of Indian Classical Dance. Info/reservations: 570-342-0204.

‘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.

Catholic Choral Society Lenten Concert, 3 p.m. March 13 at St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton. Cost: free. Info: 570-575-1040 or

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.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes concert, 8 p.m. March 19 in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton. Cost: tickets range from $32 to $39. Tickets: in person at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC, by calling 570-344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. Info:

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. 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.

Book Club: ‘The Romanov Sisters,’ by Helen Rappaport, 2 p.m. March 20 at The Century Club of Scranton. Info/reservations: 570-342-0204.


Introduction to Nature Photography: Capturing the Beauty of Winter, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27 at Keystone College. The course will teach students the basics of nature photography in a relaxed outdoor setting under the guidance of professional photographer Timothy Butler. Participants can practice photo composition and learn to maximize the features of their cameras, whether a point-and-shoot or a more technically advanced model. Cost: $40 for the general public and $20 for students. Info: or 570-945-8555.

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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