Arts and entertainment calendar for week of May 31, 2017

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AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRY

Actors Circle auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank,’ by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, 7 p.m. June 10 and 5 p.m. June 11 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Sought are males and females ages 15 through 70. Performances are set for Sept. 7-17, 2017. Info: call the director, George Conrad IV, at 570-497-9343.

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents: ‘On Stage Please,’ 7 p.m. May 31 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Under the artistic direction of Miss Helen Gaus, 125 students, ages 3 and up, will perform. Cost: $17. Info/tickets: 570-346-7369.

Actors Circle presents ‘The Uninvited’ by Tim Kelly, June 1 through 4 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday 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. Reservations: 570-342-9707 or tickets@actorscircle.com.

10th annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival, June 1 through 4 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock Township. Headliners this year include the Gibson Brothers, Leroy Troy, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, and the U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band. The purchase of a weekend pass for the family-friendly event includes free camping. Cost: Ticket prices range from $20-$75. Info: nepabluegrass.com.

Jeremy Ciliberto and Matthew Mroz art exhibit, June 1 through 30, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. June 2 and an artist talk at 1 p.m. June 10 in the First Floor Gallery of AFA, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Inspired by the personification of death in the Middle Ages, Ciliberto views bones as an artistic opportunity for a medium. Mroz’s work focuses on balance and the forces that affect it. Cost: free. Info: 570-969-1040 or artistsforartgallery@gmail.com.

ArtWorks Gallery and Studio First Friday Opening, 6 to 9 p.m. June 2 at the gallery, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. The June exhibit, “Cats, Canines and Cubism,” is a collaborative collection of artworks produced by various students with special needs enrolled in the award-winning art program at ArtWorks Scranton and Tunkhannock studios. It will be on display throughout the month of June. Cost: free admission.

The Seventh Annual Scranton Zine Fest, 6 to 9 p.m. June 2 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3, with an art exhibit on display June 1 through 30, on the second floor of AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. An underground arts and literature festival and celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. Cost: free. Info: 570-969-1040 or artistsforartgallery@gmail.com.

Ghostlight Productions’ Ninth Annual Shakespeare in the Park: ‘The Tempest,’ June 2-4 and 9-11 at South Abington Park. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Cost: free; donations accepted. Info: GhostlightNEPA.com.

Scranton Storyslam, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.) June 3 at the Scranton Cultural Center. The theme of the evening is “Taking the Fifth!” as a nod to the Storyslam’s 5th Anniversary. Features 10 area storytellers. Cost: $7. Info: bit.ly/2pGEB0F.

The Vocal Studio of Jessica Hitchcock’s 10th Anniversary Student Recital, 6 p.m. June 3 at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. The studio’s voice and piano students will perform songs from classical composers to contemporary Broadway. Cost: free. Info: 570-575-0408.

Classical Guitar Plays the Classics, 3 p.m. June 4 at the Dietrich Theater. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will perform a program of the Classics, from classic rock arrangements to classic movie themes. Cost: Free; Sponsored by John P. Keker in memory of Jessie Reppy Keker. Info: 570-996-1500.

The Carmel Ardito School of Dance presents ‘That’s Entertainment,” 7 p.m. June 4 at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to show and from participating dancers.

The Carmel Ardito School of Dance presents “The Young Dancer: That’s Entertainment…for Juniors!” 7 p.m. June 9 at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning at 6 p.m. or from participating dancers.

Golden Days of Radio Players Performance, 2 p.m. June 11 at the Dietrich Theater. A live performance of favorite radio plays. Cost: Free; Sponsored by Ed Battestin in memory of Pat Battestin and by the Rotary Club of Tunkhannock. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Film Favorites Series: ‘Dirty Dancing,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 14 at the Dietrich Theater. Go back to 1987 and enjoy this hit film, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach. Cost: Free; Sponsored by a friend of the Dietrich in memory of Barbara J. Jones. Info: 570-996-1500.

National Theatre Live on Screen: ‘St. Joan,’ 2 p.m. June 18 at the Dietrich Theater. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary. Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece. Cost: $14 for general admission, $12 for member/senior tickets and $10 for child/student tickets and group tickets (minimum 10 people). Info: 570-996-1500.

Open Mic Night with Jason Vo, 7 p.m. June 23 at the Dietrich Theater. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Open to audiences and performers of all ages, including musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. This month’s featured artist is guitarist Jason Vo, who specializes in both traditional and percussive fingerstyle. Cost: free.

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ 7 p.m. June 24 at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Presented by Gamut Theatre Group and sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. The performance will be followed by a talk-back session with the actors. Bring your own blanket or chair to sit on. Cost: Free.

Summer Fest Preview Day, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 6 at the Dietrich Theater. See the trailers for the 14 films to be featured in the Dietrich’s Third Annual Summer Fest. Cost: Free admission; discounted concession.

The Gathering Place bus trip: Glimmerglass Festival, July 18. A bus trip to see “Porgy and Bess” at the Glimmerglass Opera House. The price includes bus, lunch, ticket to performance, a post-performance Q & A with the cast and more. Cost: $95. Reservations: Call Glimmerglass directly and ask for Sean Sansevere at 607-547-2255 extension 241 or email ssansevere@glimmerglass.org and tell him you are with the Jean Stark group, then let The Gathering Place know you are coming. Info: call Anne at 570-881-7612.

Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars concert, 3 p.m. June 25 at the Dietrich Theater. Doug Smith’s All-Stars take a modern approach to Dixieland music while retaining the deep traditional roots of the medium. A light reception will follow the concert. Cost: free; Sponsored by the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

National Theatre Live on Screen: ‘Peter Pan,’ 2 p.m. July 9 and 23 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: $14 for general admission, $12 for member/senior tickets and $10 for child, student and group tickets. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Film Favorites: ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 12 at the Dietrich Theater. Admission: free; Sponsored by the Nicholson Lodge #438. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Summer Fest Opening Night, 6 p.m. July 14 at the Dietrich Theater. An evening of two acclaimed films, popcorn, cheese and crackers, wine, beer and a strawberry shortcake dessert. Cost: $25. Reservations/info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Summer Fest, various show times July 14 through 27 at the Dietrich Theater. Watch some of the best foreign, independent and art films released in past few months – 14 films in 14 days. Cost: tickets are $8.50 each, excluding Opening Night. Info: dietrichtheater.com.

Dietrich Summer Fest Post-Festival Discussion, 1 p.m. July 28 at the Dietrich Theater. Discuss the content and significance of the film festival movies with others. Facilitated by film buff Ronnie Harvey. No need to register. Cost: free.

Open Mic Night with Alex Creamer, 7 p.m. July 28 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 performers of all types. This month’s featured artist is local singer-songwriter Alex Creamer. Cost: free; sponsored by: the Dietrich Fundraising Committee. Seating is limited.

LITERARY ARTS

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: 570-996-1500.

Redeeming Suffering: Book reading and Q&A with Dr. Mark Mcginniss, 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at the Abington Community Library. Dr. Mark McGinniss, a professor of Old Testament at Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit University) and contributing author to the recent collection “When Suffering is Redemptive,” will read from his chapter and discuss the effects and long-term implications of living with severe chronic pain. Info: 570-587-3440.

‘White Abolitionists, Black Fighters of Waverly’ history talk, 6 p.m. June 2 at the Library Express Bookstore in the Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton. Waverly Township native Jim Remsen, author of a new history book, “Embattled Freedom,” will present an illustrated history talk chronicling the region’s Underground Railroad era. The author will also be available to sign copies of his book. Cost: free admission. Info: 570-558-1670.

Mystery and Detective Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 13 at the Abington Community Library. Selection from Lee Child’s “Killing Floor.” Info: 570-587-3440.

Afternoon Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. June 21 at the Abington Community Library. “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. Info: 570-587-3440.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Creation Station, 1 to 4 p.m. June 3 at the Abington Community Library. For all ages. Learn how to use Photoshop and exploring the creative station lab. An intro to Photoshop will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and an Exploring the Creative Station Lab Class from 2:30 to 4 p.m. People may attend one or both of the classes. Info/register: 570-587-3440.

Deco mesh wreath with Marie Kapp, 3 to 6 p.m. June 7 at the Abington Community Library. Make a wreath for your home just in time for the 4th of July. Instructor Marie Kapp will provide the supplies and walk people through the process of making a red white and blue deco mesh wreath. Bring a ruler if you have one. Cost: $20 materials fee, due at the time of sign up. Register at the circulation desk. Info: 570-587-3440.

Introduction to Metal Working, from 6 to 9 p.m. July 24 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 16 and up. Students will learn to use a jeweler’s saw, cut, form, stamp and polish. Everyone will leave with a finished brass pendant. No soldering. All materials and equipment will be supplied. Instructor: Esther Harmatz. Cost: $55. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

All Crafting Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at the Abington Community Library. Do you knit, bead, make rugs, hand stitch or do any kind of handcraft? Come share ideas, show off your work and get another crafter’s eye and perception. Chat and meet your neighbors while working on a craft. Bring any project you’re working on, or come just to be inspired. All levels of experience welcome. Info: 570-587-3440.

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