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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of April 1, 2015

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VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Marywood University Senior Art Exhibition 2015, now through April 26 with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. March 28. in the Mahady Gallery. A group exhibition of undergraduate art students receiving their bachelor of art and fine art degrees in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, painting, and sculpture. Regular gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: The Greatest Story Ever Told – 50th Anniversary, 12 and 7 p.m. April 1 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the ticket booth.

Tom Knight Puppet Show, 11 a.m. April 2 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Join Tom Knight and his puppets for a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals, food and books. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last. Reservations are recommended.

On the Edge: Elaine Equi and Jerome Sala Read Poems, 7 p.m. April 2 in Brooks Theatre at Keystone College. These award winning, New York City-based poets will read from their original works, including Equi’s 2011 “Click” and Clone and Sala’s 2014 “The Cheapskates.” Cost: free. Info: contact Amanda Bradley at [email protected] or 570-945-8489.

The 2015 Keystone College Senior Art Exhibition, on display April 3 through 24 with an opening event from 6 to 9 p.m. April 3 at Art Works Gallery and Studio and AFA Gallery, Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Features student works in graphic design, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography and print.

Spring 2015 Film Festival Opening Night Gala, doors open at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Features food, two films, beer, wine, desserts and more. Cost: $40. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Festival continues through April 30 and includes 25 foreign, independent and art films in 21 days. Reservations are only required for the Opening Night Gala.

The 2014 Season Northeast Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance (NEPTA) Awards Dinner, April 11 at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort at Lake Wallenpaupack. Schedule includes cash bar at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the awards show at 7:30 p.m. Formal attire required. If staying overnight, reservations can be made by calling Ehrhardts at 570-226-4388 and mentioning “NEPTA” to receive a discounted room rate. Members who will be represented at the awards dinner include: DIVA Productions, The Lakeside Players, Music Box Players, Theatrical GEMS, Tamaqua Area Community Theatre, The Worthington Players at Shawnee Pocono Playhouse, Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre, Endless Mountains Theatre Company, Actors Circle, and Penna Theatre of Performing Arts. Tickets: zyworld.com/nepta/.

Comedy Variety Series with deadliners Joe Ohrin and Michael Dean Ester, 8 p.m., cocktail Hour at 7 p.m., April 11 at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Shopland Hall, fourth floor. Mature Audiences Only. Host and Opening Act: Liz P. Curtis. Cost: $16. Tickets: at the Fidelity Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center in person or by calling 570-344–1111 or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. Info: sccmt.org.

“The Native American Story of the Dugout Canoe,” 2 p.m. April 11 and 12 at the Clifford Community Center, 119 Cemetery St., Clifford. The free-admission program will be held in the gym of the Museum of Local History. Free refreshments will be served and Native American items will also be available for sale.

Korngold Chamber Music Festival, 8 p.m. April 11 and 2 p.m. April 12 at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Featuring the music of Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Music by Korngold’s contemporary Paul Hindemith also will be performed. The concerts will include instrumental and vocal works and will feature professional and student performers. Info: 570-270-2192.

Percussion Ensemble, 4 p.m. April 12 in Room 104 of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. A concert by the Marywood University Percussion Ensemble directed by Steven Mathiesen. Cost: free.

Jazz Dancing, 6 to 9 p.m. April 12 in the Latour Room of the Nazareth Hall Student Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Scott Helmer concert, 7 p.m., doors 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the Scranton Cultural Center. All proceeds benefit the venue’s Building and Restoration Fund. A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase. Cost: $20. Tickets: in person at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center, 570-344-1111 or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets.

Newton Ransom Elementary School Art Show, 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the school. Cost: free.

Diva Productions presents: “Witness” by Caleb-Matthew C. Williams, 8 p.m. April 15 through 18 and 4 p.m. April 19 at The Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. Cost: Wednesday through Saturday tickets are $12 for general admissionand $10 for senior citizens and Sunday tickets are $15, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Lackawanna Historical Society. Info: [email protected] or 570-209-7766.

Actors Circle presents “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson, April 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $8 students; Tickets for the preview performance on April 16 are $8 general admission and senior citizens and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

Evening with Guitar Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 17 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Invisible Dragon, 11 a.m. April 18 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Patricia Clapp’s “The Invisible Dragon” is an interactive children’s theatre public performance. It is directed and choreographed by Maura Malloy. Cost: $4 for all ages.

The Endless Mountains Spirit: M.C. Richards and Paulus Berensohn, Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 18 and gallery talk 3 p.m. April 22 at Marywood University. The exhibition is on display through May 8 in the Suraci Gallery and documents a synergetic nexus of the arts when clay artists and teachers Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn lived and worked in Northeast Pennsylvania (1960-1970s) and their lasting legacy of creativity. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Wind Ensemble, 4 p.m. April 19 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. This concert will feature a pre-concert lecture by Andrew Kolojejchick in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Masters Degree in Music Education. Kolojejchick selected repertoire that will trace the emergence of compositional techniques used to develop the modern wind ensemble’s aesthetic palette. Cost: free.

The Northern Tier Symphony spring concert, 3 p.m. April 19 at Tunkhannock Area Middle School. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets: Available at the door the night of; in advance at Gay’s True Value Hardware, 189 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock; Greenwood’s Furniture, 61 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock and JR’s Hallmark, 512 Towne Plaza, Tunkhannock or by calling 570-981-9006.

Mostly Opera Presents: “Great Moments in Opera,” 3 p.m. April 19 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Cost: $25 for adults and $7 for students. Checks, payable to Mostly Opera, may be mailed to 142 N. Washington Ave., Suite 800, Scranton, PA, 18503. Info: 570-702-4356.

The Wyoming Seminary Spring Concert, 2 p.m. April 19 in the Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The Chorale will present a series of gypsy songs by Brahms while the Madrigals will offer music by Paul Hindemith and three Renaissance Madrigal songs. The String Ensemble also will perform works by Hindemith and the Orchestra will play music by Hull, Prokofiev and Whitney. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.

South Abington Elementary School Art Show, 7 p.m. April 23 at the school. Cost: free.

Marywood University Faculty Concert, 4 p.m. April 25. Features university faculty members Sophie Till, violin; Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida, cello and Rick Hoffenberg, piano. Cost: free.

Misericordia University and the Performing Arts Training Academy “Spring into Song,” 7 to 9 p.m. April 25 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Special performances will be conducted by some of Lauren Timek’s dancers from the Academy of Movement in Sinking Spring, Pa. Info/tickets: 570-674-6207.

Orchestra Concert and Opera Scenes Workshop, 4 p.m. April 26 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. A concert featuring collaborations with the Opera Scenes Workshop and DANCE ÉLAN – Marywood’s pre-professional dance company; the winner of the 2014 Concerto Competition will also perform with the orchestra. Cost: free.

Abington Heights Middle School Art Show, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 29 at the school. Cost: free.

Dance Concert, 7:30 p.m. May 1 and 2 p.m. May 2 on the main stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: free. Info: contact Dance Director Linn McDonald at [email protected]

Campus Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. May 2 and 4 p.m. May 3 in the Rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Graduate MFA/MA Exhibition, May 2-June 5 in the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University. Group exhibition features the thesis work of Laura Duerwald Alexander, MFA painting; Kristie Miller McMahon, MA sculpture and Mary Sadauckas, MA ceramics. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. May 2. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Marywood String Project Concert, 6:30 p.m. May 4 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Evening of Strings Concert, 3 to 6 p.m. May 7 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Clarks Summit Elementary School Art Show, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the school. Cost: free.

Chamber Singers Concert, 2 p.m. May 9 in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center at Marywood University. Cost: free.

Abington Heights High School Art Show, 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at the school. Cost: free.

Waverly Elementary School Art Show, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the school. Cost: free.

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.

On the Same Page Book Discussion, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11 at Abington Community Library. Book: “Need You Now,” by James Grippando. For Adults. Register: 570-587-3440.

Family Storytime, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Abington Community Library. Bring the whole family to this special evening storytime, sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Featuring: books about money. Register: 570-587-3440.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Life Drawing Sessions, 7 – 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Provides self-guided sessions with a guest host and nude model for artists of all experience levels. Cost: $2 for students, $5 for members and $7 general admission. Info: 570-969-1040 or [email protected]

Pottery and Sculpture, 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 13 and up, all experience levels. All materials provided. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $60 for a series of four classes. Register: 570-996-1500.

Everhart Museum – Traveling the Local Landscape, 4 to 5 p.m. April 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5–12. Instructor: An Everhart Museum educator. An art-based workshop where students will create works of art reflective of the local landscape and how people use various forms of transportation to travel from place to place. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.

Drawing and Painting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5-12. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40. Register: 570-996-1500.

Preschool Drawing and Painting, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Instructor: Amy Colley. In this class, preschoolers ages four and five will get their hands into all kinds of fun painting and drawing using a variety of materials including tempera, watercolors and pastels. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.

Pastel Painting, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays, April 11, 18 and 25 and May 2, 9 and 23 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Millie Schelling. Cost: $90. Register: 570-996-1500.

Spring Into Stamping!, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at Abington Community Library. Event includes make and take projects, goody bags and door prizes and lunch and snacks. Attendees may bring their current projects to work on. Many will be stamping, but all are welcome to bring whatever crafts they enjoy. Cost: $30. For Adults. Register: 570-587-3440.

Crafters’ Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 20 at Abington Community Library. Go green for National Recycling Month by creating crafts using recycled materials. Bring your own materials from home (cardboard, paper, plastic, etc.) and use your imagination and creativity to invent a project that will be judged by Crafters’ Club facilitators. Prizes will be awarded. For Grades 3 through 6. Register: 570-587-3440.

Art With Alex, beginning Wednesday, April 29 at the Waverly Community House. Six week sessions. Tots and Toddlers Paper Crafts and Collage for ages 18 months to 5 years will be held 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Fridays. Foundations Drawing and Painting for ages 7 and older will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or waverlycomm.org.

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