Arts and entertainment calendar for week of April 26, 2017



Spring Film Festival, April 7 through 27 at the Dietrich Theater. Twenty-one foreign, independent and art films in twenty-one days. Cost: all festival tickets are $8.50 each, except for Opening Night. Info/show times:

Post-Festival Film Discussion, 1 p.m. April 28 at the Dietrich Theater. Facilitated by Ronnie Harvey, movie buff extraordinaire! No need to register. Cost: free.

All About Theatre presents ‘Hydro’s Revenge,’ 2:30 p.m. April 29 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State Street, Clarks Summit. The original play is a special talent workshop written and acted by the local performing group, directed by Michaela Moore, which made its debut in February at the Clarks Summit Fesitval of Ice. Info:

The Ballet Theatre of Scranton presents ‘Dracula,’ 7:30 p.m. April 29 at the Theater at North. The tragic tale based on the Bram Stoker novel. Tickets: Info: call 570-347-2867.

‘Moments to Remember’ concert, 7 to 8 p.m. April 30 in the Theatre In Brooks at Keystone College. Features the Keystone College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Vocal Jazz Singers and selected soloists. Jazz vocal soloists include Trista Carpenter, of West Abington Township; Alyssa Walker, of Dalton; Mariana Correa Costa, of Scranton and Alex Nebraski, of Covington Township. No reservations required. Cost: free; Donations will be accepted for local charities. Info: contact Jeffrey Tylutki, director of bands and performance, at 570-945-8599, or

Mostly Opera presents: ‘Opera to Die For,’ 4 p.m. April 30 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 500 Madison Ave., Scranton. Grand opera’s most dramatic moments brought to life by the regional cast of Mostly Opera. Features scenes from Lucia De Lammermoor, Manon, Andrea Chenier, La Wally, Dido and Aeneas, L’Arlessiene and Turandot. Cost: $20 general admission and $10 for students. Tickets/info: 570-702-4356 or Checks can be mailed to Mostly Opera, P.O. Box 20044, Scranton, PA, 18503.

Chamber Music for Experienced Players, 7 p.m. May 10, 17, 24 and 31 at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit. This course will organize individual community members into chamber music groups, each group receiving a weekly coaching session on a piece of music appropriate for their level. All instruments welcome. Students must provide their own instrument. Cost: $30. Info/register: or

An Evening with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, 8 p.m. May 13 at The Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College. Cost: $40-$45. Tickets: online at, by phone at 570-955-1455, or through the Box Office, located at Lackawanna College in Angeli Hall, 501 Vine Street, during the hours of 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Info:

The Devine School of Dance presents its 41st annual recital, ‘Opening Night, From the Screen to the Stage,’ 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Abington Heights High School. Tickets will be available the evening of the performance. Info: contact Jaclene Devine at 570-604-2398.

Actors Circle presents ‘The Uninvited’ by Tim Kelly, May 25 through 28 and June 1 through 4 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. An edge-of-your-seat thriller in which a charming house by the sea holds a dark secret. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students; MAY 25 show is discounted at $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707 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, 7 to 9 p.m. second Fridays 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.

Adult Poetry Slam, 7 to 9 p.m. April 29 at the Abington Community Library. A night of original spoken word poetry, in honor of National Poetry Month. Prizes will be awarded. Info: 570-587-3440 or

Mystery and Detective Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 9 at the Abington Community Library. Discuss Bruce Alexander’s “Blind Justice.” Info: 570-587-3440.


Tips and Techniques for Re-purposing Furniture, Thursday evenings, May 4 through 25 at The Gathering Place. Participants will transform furniture with creative paint and finishing techniques. Take an old piece and bring it to new life with milk paint, chalk paint, staining and antiquing guided by Val Langan of Woods & Company. Each student should bring one piece of furniture that is no larger than a night stand or end table. Cost: $25 plus a supply fee of $20 paid to instructor. Info/register: or

Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania general meeting, 7 p.m. May 5 at Marywood University. Program: Sign Painting. Presenter: Michael Buffalino. Info: 570-587-1303.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or