VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Exhibit: “Penmen, Artists and Educators: 125 Years of the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Company,” through April 14 in the Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Open during regular library hours. Cost: Free. Info: 941.6341.
“Imagination and Spirituality: Public Sculpture on The University of Scranton Commons” Exhibit, through May 10 at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, The University of Scranton. Cost: free. Info: 941.4214.
Pysanky Workshop, April 10 at the Everhart Museum from 6 - 8 p.m. Participants will create traditional pysanky for year-round decorating. This is a beginner’s class on traditional wax-resist egg decorating with a Romanian pattern emphasis in honor of the exhibit. The class is taught by Stefanie Colarusso (Director of Interpretive Programs) and is open to ages 16 and older. Cost: $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration/pre-payment is required. Info or register: 346.7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Misericordia Players Present: “Working: A Musical”, April 11, 12 and 13 at Misericordia University, Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall, at 8 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students. Tickets: 674.6719 or at door.
“Breathe Deep and Jam Out!” benefit concert, April 12 at River Street Jazz Café, 667 N. River St., Plains, from 7 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Bands include: Back Mountain, Jennie Gold, Rich Partington, Got U Covered, Paulsko, 20 Lb Head and Esta Coda. For ages 21 and over. A fundraising event by the committee of “Breathe Deep NEPA,” a grassroots volunteer group for the Lungevity Foundation. Event includes drinks, food and music. Cost: $8 donation at door.
Ann Hampton Callaway performances, April 12 and 13. Platinum Award-winning vocalist and songwriter will join Maestro Lawrence Loh and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic for two collaborative performances “Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Streisand Songbook,” April 12 at 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre and April 13 at 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Presented by PNC Bank, tickets start at $29 for adults and $15 for students, and are available by calling 270.4444.
The Music Box Players Present: “Loving You Has Made Me Bananas”, April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Fridays and Saturdays the bar opens at 6 p.m., buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays the bar opens at 1 p.m., buffet dinner at 1:30 p.m. and curtain at 3 p.m. Cost: $34 for adults for dinner and show, $28 for children 12 and under for dinner and show and $16 for show only. Info/reservations: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
The Northern Tier Symphony Spring Concert, April 13 at the Tunkhannock Middle School at 8 p.m. Cost: $8/$4 in advance, and $9/$5 at door. Info: 289.1090 or northerntiersymphony.org.
Ninth Annual Grand Civil War Ball and Downton Abbey Tea, April 13, at The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave, Scranton. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m. Hosted by the Lackawanna Historical Society with music by period dance band Spare Parts and prompting by Ball Preceptor Martha Griffin. Dancers will spend the evening participating in many of the dances that were popular during the time of the Civil War. A dance workshop will be held at 1 p.m. at The Century Club for those who wish to learn or review the dances before the ball. Cost: $35 or $60 per couple. April 14, the event continues with a Downton Abbey Fashion Show and Tea at the Historic Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave, from 1-3 p.m. Models will show and discuss period clothing from the early 1900s, the time period shown in the BBC series Downton Abbey. Tea and luncheon will be provided. Tickets are $35 and must be reserved by April 10. Info/tickets: 344.3841 or email@example.com.
PAI Musical Theater Scholarship Gala Benefit, April 14 in the Amato Auditorium at the Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, at 7 p.m. Students will compete for three scholarships to attend Sem’s summer Performing Arts Institute (PAI). Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for students and senior citizens; $40 for adults who wish to attend a pre-performance reception and the show. Proceeds will benefit PAI’s Musical Theater Program and fund three Performance Scholarships, rewarding three serious students of musical theater. Info/tickets: 270.2186.
The Music Box Players Auditions for “The Misadventures of Little Red Riding Hood”, April 15 at The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, at 7 p.m. All roles are open to men and women. All must bring sheet music of a song of their choice and an accompanist will be provided. All will be asked to read from the script. Show dates are May 17, 18, 19 with schoolday performances Wed, May 15 and Fri, May 17. Info: 283.2195.
Vampires at the AFA Gallery, April 17 at the AFA Gallery in downtown Scranton from 6 - 8 p.m. This is the second in a series of vampire films hosted by the Everhart Museum. Shown will be the 1964 horror classic “The Last Man on Earth” (unrated) starring Vincent Price. For ages 18 and older. Cost: free; donations will be accepted at the door.Info: 346.7186 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Concert, April 19, at Baptist Bible College, Murphy Memorial Library, at 8 p.m., continuing April 20 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Musical Department of Baptist Bible College will present the Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and faculty and student vocalists and instrumentalists. Cost: $5 general, $3 alumni, empoyees and students. Info: 585.9295 or bbc.edu.
Open Mic Night, April 19 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7 p.m. The evening’s feature performance, Here We Are in Spain, will begin at 8:15 p.m. Cost: Free. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Doors open for Open Mic sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Info: 996.1500.
Performance Music presents “In Concert,” April 20 at The University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center at 7:30 p.m. Features The University of Scranton Jazz Band with guest soloist Erica VonKleist, saxophone and flute. Cost: Free. Info: 941.7624.
Earth Week Environmental Art Show, April 18 through 25 in the Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Features student art and photography concerning environmental themes. Open during regular library hours. Reception April 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: 941.7520.
The Music Box Players Auditions for “The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, April 23 and 25 at The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, at 7 p.m. All roles are open to men & women ages 16 & older. There are 5 men’s roles and 4 women’s roles. All those who wish to audition must bring sheet music of a song of their choice and an accompanist will be provided. All will be asked to read from the script. Performances are June 13 to 16 and June 20 to 23. Info: 283.2195.
The Glass Prism “Rock On” Dinner Dance and CD Release Party, April 27 at Genetti’s Ballroom 1505 Main Street, Dickson City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner will run from 6 - 7 p.m. Performance by special guests The Jeffrey James Band will be held from 7 - 7:50 p.m. and 9:10 - 9:50 p.m. The Glass Prism will perform from 8 - 9 p.m. and 10 - 11 p.m. Cost: $39. Tickets: 570.383.0206. Info: 607.785.9120.
Sipping Into Spring Wine Festival, April 27 at Pioneer Plaza Hotel, Carbondale, from 12 - 6 p.m. Includes wine, craft beer, music and food. Info: 806.1158, email@example.com or sippingintospring.com.
The Marywood University Senior Learners Bus Tours, including: “Peter Nero and The Philadelphia Pops Concert, April 28 (cost $148); Culinary Institute of America with lunch and a tour of Locust Grove May 14 (cost $95); and Allentown Museum of the Arts and Lehigh Valley Mall, June 6 (cost $46). All trips will leave from Marywood University. Info/reservations: 383.0544.
SLP Concerts/Knitting Factory presents Shinedown with Bush and Airbourne, April 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, at 7:15 p.m. Cost: ticket prices vary. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000.
Colors of Spring: A Musical Journey by Sanjukta Sen, May 11. A seminar will introduce participants of all ages to the world of Indian music, particularly the fundamental principles of Hindustani Classical Music. Check-in for the seminar will begin at 4:45 p.m. The seminar is free, but pre-registration is required. Followed by a welcome reception with refreshments of traditional chai and snacks and introduction of the honored guests. A concert will begin at 6 p.m. in the Waverly Community House Auditorium. In this concert, Sanjukta Sen, supported by Shruti Sen, will present Indian Classical Songs which will conjure the romanticism, colorful nature and joyous mood of spring. She will be accompanied on tabla by Tapan Modak and harmonium. There will also be a group presentation by her senior students. Open to all age groups. Admission fee for refreshments and concert is $5 for students and $10 for all others. Tickets can be obtained by reservation at 570.586.8191.
Music Box Players Auditions for “Les Miserables: The Musical”, May 20 and 22 at 7 p.m. at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. All roles are open. Auditioning participants should each be prepared to sing a song of their choice and bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. Production dates are: July 19 to 21, 25 to 28 and August 1 to 4. Info: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
The Music Box Summer Theatre Workshop, July 22 to August 16 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, from 9 a.m. To noon. An educational theatre program for children ages 6-11. Students will perform Disney’s Winnie the Pooh August 16, 17 and 18. Info/enrollment: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
Author John J. Zelenski Book Signing Event, April 13 at Northern Light Espresso Bar, 536 Spruce Street,Scranton,from 1 – 3 p.m. Zelenski, a resident of Scranton, will be available to sign copies of his book, “Walker’s Vale.”
Environmental Art and Essay Exhibition, April 25 on the fourth floor of the DeNaples Center on The University of Scranton campus, from 6 - 9 p.m. The showcase will include the artwork submitted by area students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades participating in Pennsylvania American Water’s 11th annual Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest. Info: 941.7520.
Fire-fighting Presentation and Book Signing, April 28 at the Catlin House at 2 p.m. The Lackawanna Historical Society will host local author Gary Ryman for a program and book signing for his recent book, “Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Fire-Fighting Family.”
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.