Arts and entertainment calendar for week of July 20, 2016

July 19th, 2016 12:18 pm


Call for Entries: Glenburn Township’s 12th Annual Art Show and Sale, delivery by Sept. 28 for Oct. 2 opening. Local artists are invited to participate. All original two dimensional media considered. Info: call Joanne at 570-954-1489.

Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series, 6 p.m. to dusk every Wednesday through Aug. 31 at Hillside Park, South Abington Township. Schedule of bands: Village Idiots, July 20; Von Storch Quartet, July 27; Music for Models, Aug. 3; Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris Dematio, Aug. 10; Senator John Blake and Lightweight, Aug. 17; Rogue Chimp, Aug. 24, and Sassafrass, Aug. 31. Cost: free. Info:

Summer Fest, through July 28 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Enjoy 14 foreign, independent and art films in fourteen days. Cost: $8.50 per film ticket. Info: 570-996-1500 or

‘Get Your Master’s with the Masters’ MFA Thesis Exhibition, through July 21 at Marywood University. The university’s 2016 Master of Fine Arts in graphic design and illustration thesis exhibition features students from the “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” program in graphic design and illustration. Thesis work, study tour books, and additional projects will be on display, with an opening reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 16 in the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts. Cost: free. Info:

Scranton Tomorrow’s Downtown Movie Series, 8:45 p.m. on the Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton. Schedule: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” July 21; “Descendants,” Aug. 4 and “Zootopia,” Aug. 11.

Open Mic Night with Sadie Green Sales Jugband, 7 p.m. July 22 at the Dietrich Theater. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages, including musicians, poets, comedians and more. This month’s featured guest is the Sadie Green Sales Jugband. This duo of David Driskell and Timothy Walker will engage all ages with their rollicking jug band music. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Underage Theater: Twain by the Tale, 6:30 p.m. July 22 and 23 and 2:30 p.m. July 24 at the Abington Community Libary. A collection of short stories by Mark Twain adapted for the stage by Dennis Snee and Gregg Saeger. Produced by Ghostlight Productions. Directed by Jill and Jeremy Kemmerer.

‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ National Theatre Live on Screen, 2 p.m. July 24 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: $14 for general admission, $12 for member and senior tickets and $10 for child or student tickets. Group tickets, with a minimum of 10, are discounted at $10. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.

Actors Circle auditions for ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, 7 p.m. July 26 and 27 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Needed are men and women ages 18 and up, including a middle-aged man who sings. Show dates: Sept. 15 through 25. Info: call TJ Zale, director, at 570-909-8033.

Summer Fest Post-Festival Discussion, 1 p.m. July 29 at the Dietrich Theater. Facilitated by Ronnie Harvey, film buff extraordinaire. Registration not required. Info: 570-996-1500.

The Lackawanna Historical Society’s Retro Movie Nights, Aug. 3 at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. A local history double feature will include “The Molly Maguires” and “That Championship Season.” A railroad double feature will also be shown on Sept. 1, featuring “Runaway Train” and “The Train” with Burt Lancaster. Tickets for both movies are $8 per person and movies will begin at dusk. Info: 570-344-3841 or email

Theater Under the Stars – Picnic and Play “Jungle Book,” Aug 5 and 6 at Whipple Performing Arts Studio Grounds, 602 Hunter Hwy., Tunkhannock. The picnic begins at 7:30 p.m. and the play, presented by the Wyoming County Players’ Junior Players and Little Hams, begins at dusk. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Cost: $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Info: Call 570-836-6986, visit or “like” the Wyoming Coungy Players’ Facebook page.

Dietrich Film Favorites: ‘Walk the Line,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free.

Our Cabaret Productions presents Dan Goggin’s ‘Nunsense,’ 7 p.m. Aug. 20 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at Holy Family Residence 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. The show is a fundraiser for the Little Sisters of the Poor and their service to the underserved of the community. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets:, or 1-800-838-3006.

The Wyoming County Players Summer Dessert Theater, ‘Adam’s Eve,’ Aug 20 and 21 at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Hwy., Tunkhannock. Cost: $15 general admission and $12 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. Info: Call 570-836-6986, visit or “like” the Wyoming Coungy Players’ Facebook page.

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Dietrich Theater. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages. Featured performance: the Dietrich Writers Group Showcase. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Hickory Project Live in Concert, 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free, donations accepted. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets will be available at the door while they last.

The Jewish Federation of NEPA’s Debut Film Festival, Aug. 28 at the Moskovitz Theater in DeNaples Center at The University of Scranton. The screenings are part of the federation’s 2016-2017 campaign, designed to introduce its mission, raise funds and expose Jewish-themed contemporary films from around the world to local film-loving audiences. The festival showcases four diverse and engaging Jewish-themed films. Cost: $50 for a Film Festival Pass, which includes admission to all four screenings, or $15 per film for single admission tickets. Tickets: visit or call 570-961-2300 x 4. Info:

Cornstock Folk Festival, Sept. 2 through 4 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock. Tickets for the three-day celebration of roots and acoustic music are now on sale online at Free camping is included with the purchase of weekend passes, which are currently available at the discounted rate of $40, through Friday, June 10. Day passes are also available for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Info: visit Cornstock Folk Festival on Facebook.


Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. July 20 at the Abington Community Library. Selection: “The Garden Of Lies” by Amanda Quick.

Book signing: ‘Labor Unrest in Scranton’ by Margo L. Azzarelli and Marnie Azzarelli, 6 p.m. July 27 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Hosted by the Lackawanna Historical Society, the Azzarellis will offer a brief presentation on labor relations in Scranton, including the strike and riot of 1877 and the Great Anthracite Strike of 1902. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Reservations/info: 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.

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.


Paint Your Own Wooden Mandala with Lisa, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Abington Community Library. Each participant can choose from two basic designs and supplies needed to paint their own creation. Cost: $36 materials fee, due with registration. Visit the Circulation Desk to sign up and drop off payment.

DIY To Go: Teen Edition, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., while supplies last, at the Abington Community Library. Stop by the library to pick up your DIY to go kit. For students in grades 5-12.

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