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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Jan. 9


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Visual Arts/Performing Arts


New Visions Studio and Gallery January Exhibit: Annmarie Ciccarelli and Alexandra Price, Jan. 4 - 19,



Classical Guitar Concert in the Carriage House, Jan. 13 at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Avenue, Montrose at 3 p.m. Classical Guitarist, Jay Steveskey, will share music for the here and now, featuring modern American guitar compositions as well as Spanish and Latin American favorites. Spicy Tea and refreshments will follow performance. Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Info/RSVP: 278.9256, wellness@epix.net or www.wellnessarts.com..



Alyssa Amori Photography Art Exhibit, Jan. 13 at The Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton, from 3 to 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Over 60 pieces will be available to be viewed and they have been placed into 4 different categories: Philadelphia Zoo Animals, flowers and foliage, The Abington's and local scenes. All pieces may be purchased.



Actors Circle Auditions for Seniors of the Sahara, Jan 13 and 20 at 7 p.m. at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Males: 25 and up. Females: ages 50 and up. Seniors of the Sahara is a romantic comedy by Barbara Pease Weber. Director: Art Walsh. Show Dates: Mar 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2013. Info: 677.1285.



The Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band's Annual Winter Concert, Jan. 15, in Wyoming Seminary's Buckingham Performing Arts Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston, at 7 p.m. The Wind Ensemble will present music by Strauss, Karrick, Strommen and Main, while the Jazz Band will perform numbers by Gillespie, Mingus, Rollins, Coltrane and other jazz greats. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.



Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Jan. 16 - 21. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Features more than 60 Disney stars that span the decades. Cost: $25 - $55 and opening night tickets are $15.50. Tickets/info: ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000.



Stories From Around the World, Jan. 19 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. Snow date: Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. For all ages. Presented by: Master storyteller Fiona Powell. Admission: free (sponsored by Toni Hockman). Info: 996.1500.



The Wyoming Seminary Fine and Performing Arts Department's Winter Instrumental Concert, Jan. 20 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston at 2 p.m. Featuring the Sem Orchestra, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Handbell Choir, on Sunday. The program will include music by Cirone, Laverack, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Gustafson and other classical and contemporary composers. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.



Auditions for the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, in Tunkhannock Jan 23 from 5 - 9 p.m., Jan 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Jan 30 from 5 - 9 p.m. and in Honesdale, date and location to be announced. Positions available: Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster, Principal Second violin, violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, harp, piano and percussion. Compensation and mileage available for all positions. Info/Schedule an audition: 570.289.1090 or northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com.



Open Mic Night, Jan. 25 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7:15 p.m. Breaking Ground Poets will be featured at 8:15 p.m. Cost: Free. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Open mic sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Info: 996.1500.



The National Players of Washington, D.C. Presents Animal Farm, a play based on the novella by George Orwell, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in Wyoming Seminary's Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The performers will host a question and answer session following the production. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.



Lamar Advertising's Up and Coming Comedy Series, Jan. 26 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Shopland Hall-Fourth Floor, at 8 p.m. with cocktail hour at 7 p.m. Headliner: Lord Carrett. Opener: Bruce Cherry. Cost: $16. Tickets: 344.1111 or ticketmaster.com.



Actors Circle Presents: Busybody - A Comedy by Jack Popplewell, directed by Lou Bisignani, Jan 24, 25, 26 and 27 and Feb.1, 2 and 3 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general; $10 Seniors; $8 students. Jan 24 preview tickets: $8 general and Seniors, $6 students. Reservations: 342.9707. Info: actorscircle.com.



Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway, Jan. 27. Bus will meet at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, departing at 1:30 p.m. Concert begins at 3 p.m. Presented by: Pianist Gary Boerckel and soprano Bernadette Boerckel. Admission and transportation: Free. Reservations (required): 996.1500.



The Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra presents a program featuring the works of Elgar, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Dvorak, Jan. 29 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston at 8 p.m. Music Director Yoon Jae Lee will lead the musicians in a performance of Elgar's Elegy for Strings, the Ruy Blas Overture by Mendelssohn, the Karelia Suite by Sibelius and the Symphony No. 9 From The New World by Dvorak. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.



Annie: The Musical, Feb 1 to 3, 8 to 10, 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Fridays and and Saturdays bar opens at 6 p.m., buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays bar opens at 1 p.m., dinner served at 1:30 p.m., curtain at 3 p.m. Cost: Dinner and show: $34, children 12 and under: $28. Show-only: $16. Groups of 20 or more-dinner and show: $32. Reservations: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.



Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania, Feb. 2 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. Presented by: Jeff Mitchell. Cost: Free. This presentation will showcase Pennsylvania's parks and natural areas, including hiking trails and waterways, with a focus on locations in northeastern Pa. Info: 996.1500.



February: The Month for Dance Films and Dance Lessons
, at the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock, Sundays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango in the Tent invite the public to experience dance through movies and lessons during the month of February. Featured films include: The Tango Lesson Feb.10, Singin' in the Rain Feb. 17 and Shall We Dance Feb. 24. After each movie showing at the Dietrich, there will be a dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall taught by local dance instructors. No experience is required. Cost: $10 per movie and lesson. Info/reservations: 996.1500.



Open Mic Night, Feb. 22 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7:15 p.m. Feature at 8:15 p.m. Open mic sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Feature: K.K. Gordon. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.



Under the Big Top After School Theatre Arts Show, Feb. 23 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages Starring: After School Theatre Arts students. Written and produced by the students, this production will be full of movement and fun dialogue. Cost: $5. Info: 996.1500.


Literary Arts

Anthracite Labor Wars in the Wyoming-Lackawanna Coal Field, 1890-1935, Jan. 16 at the Catlin House at 7 p.m. The Lackawanna Historical Society will host authors Dr. Robert Wolensky and William Bill Hastie to discuss their new book, Anthracite Labor Wars. Info: 344.3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com.



Meet the Author: Jeannine Luby, Jan. 23 at the Abington Community Library from 4 to 5 p.m. Luby will read her book, Wartz. . . And All and invite children to participate in a special craft. For ages 7 and older.



Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.



STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.


Arts, Crafts and More


Mommy and me Wintertime Art Craft, Jan. 9 at Abington Art Studio, 208 Depot Street, Clarks Summit from 10 - 11 a.m. Cost: $12 (includes supplies). Reservations: 313.0527.



Five-week Watercolor Painting Class, beginning Jan. 10, continuing Thursdays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Abington Senior Community Center, 1151 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Cost: $40. Info: 586.8996.



Ladies Night Out - Intro. to Watercolor Class, Jan. 11 at Abington Art Studio, 208 Depot Street, Clarks Summit, from 5 - 8 p.m. Cost: $40 (includes supplies and complimentary wine and cheese). Reservations: 313.0527.



Black and White Photography Class - Film and Darkroom Essential Techniques, Mondays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 4, at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For ages 16+. Photographing experience preferred (taking pictures) as this class will teach you how to develop your own black and white film and make prints in the darkroom. Instructed by Melanie Boisseau. Cost: $249.99 (includes all supplies necessary). Info: 878.3970.



Mommy and me Story Time Art project, Jan. 23 at Abington Art Studio, 208 Depot Street, Clarks Summit, from 10 - 11a.m. Cost: $12 (includes supplies). Reservations: 313.0527.



Yoga for You, Dietrich Theater 60 E. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, Wednesdays 10 - 11 a.m. Yoga Instructor: Melissa Russo. This class will teach or reinforce the basic yoga poses (asanas) which gently stretch and strengthen the body. Attention will be given to breathing and alignment in postures. Bring a mat or beach towel. Cost: $10 per class. Info: 996.1500 or visit www.dietrichtheater.com.




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