VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Spectacular Beetles: Exploring the Order of Coleoptera with Joan Danziger, through Jan. 19. Exhibit features the sculptures of Washington, DC artist Joan Danziger. Gallery hours are Mon., Thurs. and Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tues. and Wed. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. 1 – 4 p.m. A gallery talk will be held Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. Info: email email@example.com or visit www.marywood.edu/galleries.
The Vintage Theater’s Fifth Anniversary Concert, Jan. 17, at The Vintage, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) An all-ages show, co-produced by The Vintage and Highway 81 Revisited. NEPA bands A Social State, Esta Coda, Young At Heart and Katie Kelly & the Charming Beards will perform. Info: 570-507-9671, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyoming Seminary Fine and Performing Arts Department’s annual Winter Instrumental Concert, Jan. 19, in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, 2 p.m. Features the Sem Orchestra, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Handbell Choir’s performance of music by Beethoven, Gliere, Bizet, Haydn, Wiren and other classical and contemporary composers. Cost: Free. Info: 570-270-2192.
Actor’s Circle “Doubt” auditions, Jan. 19 and 20, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, 7 p.m. Parts available: one male, age 50 or older and three females, age 20-60’s. Show dates: March 27, 28, 29 and 30 and April 4, 5 and 6. Info: 570-351-6842 or email Caseyt418@gmail.com.
“King’s Dream,’’ Jan. 20 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus of Misericordia University, 7: 30 p.m. Presented by Key Arts Productions. “King’s Dream’’ is a dynamic live performance ensemble that specializes in innovative multimedia to offer a rousing tribute to the slain civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Cost: Free. Info: 570-674-6400 or misericordia.edu.
The Children’s and Youth Programs of the Choral Society of NEPA’s auditions for new members, Jan. 21, at at the Trinity Baptist Church, Scranton. The Choral Society offers six unique choral ensembles to children and youth 5 to 18 years of age. Appointments: call Kay Ten Eyck at 570-313-0146 or email email@example.com.
Harold Levin and Friends concert, Jan. 26 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave. Scranton, 3 p.m. Features viola soloist Harold Levin in recital, joined by NEPA performers: violinist John Michael Vaida, cellist Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida, oboe soloist Tom Heinze and mezzo-soprano Carol Tome, with Timothy Smith at the piano. Cost: free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed. Info: 570-346-6400 or 914-589-1975.
Actors Circle presents: “Dracula,” Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, Thurs. Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Bram Stoker’s classic novel, adapted and directed by Lou Bisignani. Cost: $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $8 students; Jan. 30 preview: $8 general admission and seniors, $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.
Hiking Update with Jeff Mitchell, Feb. 1 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. Mitchell will give an updated photographic PowerPoint presentation, featuring glimpses of his hiking experiences discovering mountain and stream panoramas, seldom seen flora and fauna, and waterfalls. Copies of Jeff’s books, including including “Hiking the Endless Mountains,” “Backpacking Pennsylvania,” and “Paddling Pennsylvania” will be for sale after the presentation, proceeds to support the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. Reservations: 570-996-1500.
Ever-changing Light: Recent Landscape Paintings by Collier B. Parker, March 22 - May 3, Marywood University, Suraci Gallery. Exhibit features landscapes painted on site locally along the Lackawanna River in Scranton and abroad in Tuscany, Italy, capturing the ever-changing effects of light, color, and atmosphere. Artist reception will be held March 22, 6-8 p.m. Regular hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
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: 570-996-1500.
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
Make-It, Take-It, Jan. 21 at Abington Community Library, 3 - 5 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are invited to drop in and make winter-themed crafts during the hours listed. Everything will be provided. Info: 570-587-3440.