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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of April 17, 2013


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VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS


“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.


The Music Box Players Present: “Loving You Has Made Me Bananas”, 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.


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 general.information@everhart-museum.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, employees 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.


“Groovy Tones to Soothe your Soul” concert, April 19 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Features bands Eye On Attraction; Atlas Arrows, Binghamton, N.Y.; Static In The Attic; and In Writing. All ages welcome. Cost: $7. Info: 878.3970 or online at NewVisionsStudio.com.


The University of Scranton Jazz Band and Erica von Kleist in concert, April 20 in the Houlihan-McLean Center at 7:30 p.m. Performance Music at The University of Scranton presents Erica von Kleist, saxophonist and flautist, in concert with The University of Scranton Jazz Band. Cost: free. Von Kleist will also offer a workshop on the use of her approach to teaching jazz theory and improvisation the same morning. Regional jazz educators, private instrumental teachers and music education students are welcome to attend free of charge. Info: cheryl.boga@scranton.edu.


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 Green Hour: Absinthe at the Everhart, April 24 at the Everhart Museum from 7 – 9 p.m. From a taste of its colorful history to a taste of the green drink itself, attendees will join the Everhart staff and special guests in experiencing the allure of this once forbidden beverage. For ages 21 and older.


“Auntie Mame” Live Theatre, April 24 through 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Directed by: Jennifer Jenkins. Sponsored by: the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Based on Patrick Dennis’ bestselling 1955 novel about his aunt, “Auntie Mame” is an unforgettable show. Cost: $10. Tickets/info: 996.1500.


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, info@sippingintospring.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.


Actors Circle Presents: “Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw, May 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun at 2 p.m. Directed by John McInerney. A romantic comedy armed with chocolate. Cost: $12 for general, $10 for seniors, $6 for students; May 9 tickets are $8 General and Seniors, $6 Students. Reservations: 342.9707. Info: actorscircle.org.


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 Aug. 16 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, from 9 a.m. - noon. An educational theatre program for children ages 6-11. Students will perform Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Aug. 16, 17 and 18. Info /enrollment: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.


LITERARY ARTS


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: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.


ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE


The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, April 19 at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Cost: free. Info: 296.6507.


Zentangles Calligraphy Workshop, April 20 at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225, from 1 – 4 p.m. Zentangles are elaborate “doodles” which result in ornate design through repetitive patterns. The presenter, Virginia Pinto Sosik, is an award winning artist and fine art educator/lecturer who holds degrees in painting, illustration and design. Cost: $20 for Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania members and $25 for non-members. Info: 296.6507.


Spring Craft Fair, April 20 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine Street, Scranton, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Indoor and outdoor vendors will offer original artwork, vintage and handmade jewelry, candles, baked goods, oils and herbal remedies, vintage accessories, Mary Kay, honey and syrup from local farms and more. Cost: free admission.


Spring Pottery and Art Sale, April 20, in the Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 276 Church St., Montrose, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., continuing April 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: free admission. Benefits the Historical Society.


Hand Dyed Silk Scarves Class, April 21 at Abington Art Studio from11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $40 (includes all supplies needed and one 11”x60” silk scarf). Complimentary light fare provided.


Preschool “Trash to Treasures”, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 10 - 10:45 a.m. For ages 4 and 5. Amy Colley will teach young artists about 3-D collage as they transform household items into masterpieces. Students will learn about recycling along the way. Cost: Free. Register/info: 996.1500.


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, April 30, May 7, 14 and 21, at the Dietrich in downtown Tunkhannock, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. For ages 13 to adult. Students of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to work at their own pace with the medium of their choice, whether it be pottery, sculpture, drawing or painting. Instructor Steve Colley will also teach students how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. Cost: $15 per class or $60 for four classes. Register/info: 996.1500.


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, May 28, June 4, 11 and 25, at the Dietrich in downtown Tunkhannock, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. For ages 13 to adult. Students of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to work at their own pace with the medium of their choice, whether it be pottery, sculpture, drawing or painting. Instructor Steve Colley will also teach students how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. Cost: $15 per class or $60 for four classes. Register/info: 996.1500.


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Dietrich in downtown Tunkhannock, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. For ages 13 to adult. Students of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to work at their own pace with the medium of their choice, whether it be pottery, sculpture, drawing or painting. Instructor Steve Colley will also teach students how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. Cost: $15 per class or $60 for four classes. Register/info: 996.1500.


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, at the Dietrich in downtown Tunkhannock, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. For ages 13 to adult. Students of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to work at their own pace with the medium of their choice, whether it be pottery, sculpture, drawing or painting. Instructor Steve Colley will also teach students how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. Cost: $15 per class or $60 for four classes. Register/info: 996.1500.


“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.




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