Visual Arts/Performing Arts
Robert Stark Inside the Studio, through Nov. 30 at Keystone College Linder Gallery in the Miller Library. Info: keystone.edu/lindergallery.
The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley presents “Flights of Imagination,” an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by the artist William Tersteeg, through Dec. 2. Flights of Imagination showcases fourteen hanging and freestanding works that date from the 1980s to 2012. On display in the Museum’s Payne Hurd Gallery the visitor will discover a variety of forms, glazing techniques, and use of non-clay materials, which confirms the connection for the artist between the natural world and the studio: clay, wood, copper, and found objects are combined with Plexiglas, porcelain, and mirror. Each work includes a surprise element, such as images inside or on the bottom of pieces, which creates different spatial perspectives within a single sculpture. Info: allentownartmuseum.org.
“Natura Sensus” Exhibition by Karl Neuroth, continuing through Dec. 4, at Laura Craig Galleries, 307 Linden St, Scranton. Focused on the intrinsic character of the subject at hand, the smaller works that comprise this exhibit are a gentle compliment to Neuroth’s larger configurations with their signature display of jubilant color and content.
The Glenburn Township Eighth Annual Art Show and Sale, through Dec. 13 at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. The show may be viewed during regular office hours from 9 a.m. - noon or by appointment. Original artwork by many local artists are available for sale. Info: 954.1489. Cost: free.
Open Mic, Nov. 21 at The Cooperage,1030 Main Street, Honesdale from 7 - 10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Hosted by “The Crackers”, one of the region’s favorite Americana bands. Cost: donations appreciated. Info: thecooperageproject.org or 253.2020. “The Wizard of Oz” and the Grand Opening of the new home of Applause Theater, Nov. 23, 24, and 25 at 64 Church Street, Pittston (formerly St. Casimir’s Church). Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Cost: $15. Info/tickets: 430.1149.
The Music Box Players present: “It’s A Wonderful Life”, Nov. 24, 25, 29 and 30, Dec 1, 2, 6 to 9, 13 to 16, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Based on the beloved film classic as told in a radio station on Christmas Eve, 1946, complete with holiday music. Thursdays thru 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 at 1:30 p.m., curtain at 3 p.m. Cost: Dinner and show from $32 to $39, Show-only from $18 to $20. Info/reservations: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
Christmas with The Choral Society, Nov. 25 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Olive and Madison Streets, Scranton, at 3 p.m. Includes music of the season, audience caroling and a holiday reception. Six adult, youth and children’s choirs will participate, along with organist Dr. Timothy Smith. Tickets (available at door): $15 with a $3 discount for seniors, students, Lackawanna Library System cardholders, WVIA members and members of the Hood Room at the Scranton Cultural Center. Reservations: 343.6707 or choralsociety.net.
The Music Box Players Auditions for “Annie”, Dec. 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for girls ages 6 to 13, adults (ages 13 and over) from 8:30 to 9:30, and Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for adults. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Directed by Michael Marone. All roles are open. All who audition should prepare a brief song and an accompanist will be provided. Performance dates are: Fridays thru Sundays: Feb. 1 to 24, 2013. Cost: Free.
One-man Interpretation of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, Nov. 30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit at 7 p.m. Performed by Rev. Timothy Coombs, of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Scotia, N.Y. Cost: free. Info: 586-6306 or fpccs.org.
45th Annual Noel Night, Dec. 1 at the University of Scranton Houlihan-McLean Center at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m. Prelude begins 7:05 p.m.) Presented by The University of Scranton Singers, Chamber Choir, Strings and small instrumental ensembles. Cost: free. Info: 941.7624.
The Montrose Community Chorale’s Eighth Annual “Christmas in Montrose” Concert, Dec. 2 in the auditorium of the Montrose Area High School at 3 p.m. A varied concert, including instruments, is planned to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Special guests this year include the ’Note-a-Bell’ hand bell choir from Hallstead. A free will offering will benefit local charities.
“Phineas and Ferb Fight Hunger in Wilkes-Barre”, Dec. 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Donate an unopened canned food item at the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena now through December 1 and receive a free kids ticket to the show (valid for both shows for kids ages 2 – 12 with the purchase of an adult ticket). All canned food items will be donated to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Food Bank. Info: PhineasAndFerbLive.com
Weinberg Memorial Library 20th Anniversary Lecture: “Native Son: Stephen Karam in Conversation with Paul Holdengraber,” Dec. 3 at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts at 5:30 p.m. Karam is a prize-winning playwright and Holdengraber is director of public programs at the New York Public Library and “LIVE from the NYPL.” Cost: free. Info: 941.7816.
Dietrich Radio Players Performance, Dec.4 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7 p.m. Cost: free. Attendees will go back to the golden days of radio during this live performance of radio plays. A casual reception will follow the show. Info/reservations: 996.1500.
Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, Dec. 4 at The University of Scranton Houlihan-McLean Center at 7:30 p.m. Includes The University of Scranton Bands, Choirs, and Strings. Admission: one new toy or piece of children’s clothing, or cash donation. Benefits children of local families in need. Info: 941.7624.
Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents: “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center. Artistic Director: Helen Gaus. Tickets (free): 344.1111 or 1.800.745.3000.
Wally Gordon Community Chorus Christmas Concert, Dec. 8 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Morgan Hwy. at 7 p.m. The theme of the concert is “joy.” Cost: Free.
“A Mystical Moment” harp concert, at the Clarks Green Assembly of God Church, 204 South Abington Road from 6 to 8 p.m. All are invited to quietly come as you can and stay as long as you are able enjoying the meditative strings of Christmas. Cost: Free.
The Tunkhannock Area High School Marching Band 6th Annual “Twelve- Twenty Four” Concert, Dec. 14 at the Tunkhannock Area High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. (doors will open at 6 p.m.). Tickets may be purchased beginning Oct. 15 at Gay’s True Value, Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, or online at www.twelvetwentyfour.net. Cost: pre-sale is $15 or $20 at the door.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts, Crafts and More
“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.
The American Red Cross Wyoming Valley Chapter’s 19th Annual Holiday Craft Show, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., continuing Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Kingston Armory. The event benefits the American Red Cross and is sponsored by Geisinger Health Systems. It features more than 100 vendors exhibiting a variety of handmade items including soaps and lotions, jewelry, clothing for people and pets, glassware, food and more. The event will be catered by Philly’s Phinest. Cost: General admission is $4 and children ages 12 and under are free. All exhibits are indoors and free parking is available at the Armory, located at 280 Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Info: 823.7161.
Wreath making with Abby Peck, Dec. 7 at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: $2. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org.
Holiday Workshop, Dec. 8 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For all ages. Cost: free (Sponsored by Ace-Robbins Inc.) Attendees are invited to “get into the holiday spirit” with a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. For all ages. Info: 996.1500 for details.
Quilting for Kids – “Birds in the Air,” Wednesdays through Dec. 12 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For ages 6 and up. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane, and Ingrid Rogler. Admission: $6 per class. Children will learn early American quilting techniques as they create this quilt that was popular during the time of the Civil War. This colorful yet simple quilt that is all about freedom from slavery stitches up quickly. All materials will be supplied. Register: 996.1500.