Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Aug. 31, 2016

August 30th, 2016 7:50 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.

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.

The Martens Creek Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at Books in a Barn, 307 SR 2009, Nicholson. Meet local artists, see their work and enjoy the refreshments. Info: call Diane at 570-942-4489 or Ann at 570-942-6995.

The First Prebyterian Church of Clarks Summit’s 25th annual jazz communion service, 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 in the church sanctuary, 300 School St. The Presbybop Sextet, a national touring ensemble of musicians led by the Rev. Bill Carter, will perform the music of composer Charles Mingus. Seating is first come, first served. Info: 570-586-6306 or

Dietrich Film Favorites Series: ‘Scooby Doo,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free.

‘These Days: Prints by Mark Ciocca,’ Sept. 9 through Oct. 7 at the Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton. The exhibition includes numerous works addressing contemporary social issues. Ciocca will present an artist’s lecture discussing his work from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall, followed by an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hope Horn Gallery, on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall. Gallery hours: 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: free. Info: contact Dr. Miller-Lanning at 570-941-4214 or or visit

Gathering of Singers/ Songwriters 15, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Dietrich Theater. An evening of live folk music, featuring area musicians Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Josh Pratt and Lorne Clarke. Cost: free; donations accepted.

Actors Circle presents ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 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 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; Thursday, Sept. 15 tickets are discounted at $8 for general admission and seniors and $6 for students. Reservations (held 10 minutes until show time): 570-342-9707. Info:

Fall Film Festival Opening Night Gala, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Dietrich Theater. Enjoy food, film, beer, wine, desserts and more. The evening’s featured films include “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “Captain Fantastic.” Cost: $40. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 23 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. This month’s featured act is The Ziegers, an acoustic husband and wife duo. Cost: free.

Fall Film Festival, Sept. 16 through Oct. 6. Tickets: $8.50 each, except for Gala Night. Info:

Philip Glass performance fundraiser, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at a residence in the SoHo District of New York City. Organized by Clarks Summit resident Marc Boriosi, the event is a fundraiser for the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund and features an exclusive performance by Academy Award-winning contemporary classical composer Philip Glass. A silent auction conducted throughout the evening will add to the charity contribution. Tickets: Info:

Post-Festival Film Discussion, 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. The discussion will be facilitated by Ronnie Harvey.


MYSTERY/Detective Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Abington Community Library. Selection from “The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe. Info: 570-587-3440.

Creative Writing: Fiction With Carol King, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 at the Abington Community Library. This interactive workshop will showcase the importance of word choice to be the most effective communicator to your audience. The workshop will be relevant to poetry and fiction. Info: 570-587-3440.

Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Abington Community Library. Book: “The Devil Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger. Info: 570-587-3440.

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.


Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Marywood University. Program: swatch book presentation. Info: 570-587-1303.

Adult Coloring Night, 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Abington Community Library. Bring your crayons and colored pencils for a fun night of coloring and mingling. Coloring sheets will be supplied. Info: 570-587-3440.

Painting Class with Sharon Mcardle, 6 to 8 Sept. 26 at the Abington Community Library. An opportunity for adults who always wanted to take painting classes but were afraid to try. Project: Fairy Rock Houses. Cost: $8 materials fee, due to instructor at time of class. Info: 570-587-3440.

Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Marywood University. Program: making covers for swatch books from previous meeting. Info: 570-587-1303.

Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania workshop on marbling and paper paste, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Marywood University. Presenter: Ann Marie Castlegrande. Info: 570-587-1303.

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