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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of May 8, 2013


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VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS


Call to Artists: The Vintage Slates “Works in Wood” for June Exhibit, The Vintage Theater, a visual/performing arts venue in downtown Scranton slated “Works in Wood” for its June 2013 visual exhibit. All pieces must be made entirely or at least primarily with wood. Those interested in exhibiting should submit images/descriptions of their works or proposed “works in progress” to info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com or by physical mail addressed to 326 Spruce Street, Scranton PA 18503. Submission deadline is May 20 at noon. Installation will occur June 3 and 4 with the exhibit on display from June 7 – 30. Info: 589.0271 or scrantonsvintagetheater.com.


“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.


“Golden Days of Radio Players,” May 14, 21 and 28 and June 4 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 7 - 9 p.m. For ages 18 and up. Instructors: Hoyt Keiser and Esther Harmatz. Cost: Free. Atendees will learn and experience putting together a live show to be performed June 4 at 7 p.m. Register: 996.1500.


“Unimpeded Imagination” art exhibit, May 3 - 25 with an opening reception May 3 from 6 – 10 p.m.at New Visions Studio and Gallery Featuring artwork by Jordan Fees, Chantal Rich and Ashley Ruth Truitt. The reception is free to the public and will include food, drink and meet and greet opportunities with the artists. This is a family- friendly exhibit .


Dinner Theater Scholarship Fundraiser, May 8 at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, Tafton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar. A buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the show follows at 8 p.m. Cost: $36. Reservations (required): 226.6207 or 470.8713.


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.


The Robert Dale Chorale Pops Concert: A Night at the Oscars, May 10, at Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center at 8 p.m. Featuring Oscar-nominated songs – winners and losers – from throughout the years. Cost: General $15; Seniors $12; Students $7. Info: 871.0350 or www.robertdalechorale.org.


“Scandal and Lies” Concert, May 10 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Features bands Days In transit, Crock Pot Abduction (C.P.A.), Bad Answers and Birds Eye View. Cost: $7. Info: 878.3970 or NewVisionsStudio.com.


The Wyoming Seminary Dance Company’s annual performance, May 10 and May 11 at 8 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Ave, Kingston. Cost: free to the public. Info: 270.2192.


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.


Dual CD Release Show, May 11 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Features two new recordings from local bands A Fighting Chance, which is releasing a 6-song, self titled E.P., and Those Clever Foxes, which is releasing a 10-song, full length album titled “Quincy Ave.” Supporting bands performing at the show include Lesser Animals, Esta Coda and Down To Six Cost: $7. Info: 878.3970 or NewVisionsStudio.com.


Children’s show: “Mozart – A Musical Timeline,” May 11, 18 and 25 and June 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn about Mozart’s life and music. A timeline is created of Mozart’s life with story telling and anecdotes about one of the greatest composers of all time, who started composing as a child. Cost: $10 (does not reflect ticketing fees). Reservations: 421.5093 or www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.


The Wyoming Seminary Music Department’s Student Recital, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, just north of Kingston Corners. The recital will feature performances of four compositions written by students in Sem’s AP Music Theory class, as well as performances by student vocalists and instrumentalists. Cost: free and open to the public. Info: 270.2192.


The Marvelous Misadventures of Little Red Riding Hood, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, May 17 at 6 p.m., May 18 at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. School day performances: May 15 and 17 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An original musical for children written by Kevin Costley. Cost: $12. Tickets: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.


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.


Music for Models show, June 1 at Armetta’s, 329 Northern Blvd, Chinchilla, from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Music for Models (Marko, Tara and John) will perform. Info: 586.5492.


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


Sand County Almanac Book Discussions, May 8 and 15 at the Tunkhannock Public Library at 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.


Revitalizing Writers Workshop, Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 and 29 and June 5, 12, 19 and 26, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 17 and up. To “stretch their literary muscles,” students will write in a variety of genres including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwrighting and more. Instructor: Laurel Radzieski. Cost: $75. Register: 996.1500.


Book signing at 16th Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness, May 11, at the Schimelfenig (pool) pavilion in Nay Aug Park in Scranton at 10:30 a.m. A special feature of this year’s walk will be a book signing by local athlete Charlie Wysocki and co-author of C. Terry Walters of their book “Saddle Up Charlie: Charlie Wysocki’s Journey from Gridiron Glory into Mental Illness.” Cost: free. Info: 342.1047.


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


Spring Story Hour and Kreative Kids, at the Dalton Community Library. The story hour is every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and/or 1 p.m. Children are also welcome to join in the fun after-school activities with the Kreative Kids group from 4 - 5 p.m. every Tuesday. Info: 563.2014.


Dark Shadows: Silhouette Workshop, May 8 at the Everhart Museum from 6 - 8 p.m. Students ages 18 and older will learn the basics of photographic transfer and create a work of art using a variety of medium including digital photography, watercolor, and pencil. Cost: $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration/pre-payment is required. Info/reservations: 346.7186 or general.information@everhart-museum.org.


Preschool “Trash to Treasures,” May 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.


Jewelry Making: Spiral Rope Bracelets, May 14 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7 p.m. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Sarah Sidorek. Students will learn to make bracelets by using a simple spiral bead weaving technique. All materials provided. Cost: $30. Info / register: 996.1500.


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, May 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. 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.


Acting Camps for Kids, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Camp 1: July 8 and 12 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Camp 2: July 22 and 26 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. For ages 6 to 12. Instructor Michaela Moore, of All About Theatre, will help children use their imaginations and learn about acting through theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more. A casual performance for family and friends will end each week. Admission: $60 per camp. Info / register: 996.1500. For additional summer camps for kids at the Dietrich, call 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.


Jammin’ in a Jugband, July 15, 16, 17 and 19 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 10 - 11:15 a.m. For ages 6 to 12. Instructors David Driskell and Timothy Walker, Sadie Green Sales Jugband, will help kids create and make music with homemade instruments such as the washboard, washtub bass, spoons, whistles, saws and jug. Students will be invited to perform with the band at A Day at the River on Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Admission: Free. Register: 996.1500.


Summer Theater Workshop 2013, beginning July 22 to Aug. 16, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays- 9 a.m. - Noon. For children ages 6 - 11. Performances of Disney’s “Winnie The Pooh” by the workshop students will be held August 16, 17, and 18. Kids attending any of the performances of “Little Red Riding Hood” May 17, 18 and 19 will have a chance to win a full scholarship to the workshop. Info / register: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.


Dance, Dance, Dance, Aug. 5 and 6 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Ages 2 and 3 from 10 - 10:45 a.m.; Ages 4 – 6 from 11- 11:45 a.m.; Ages 7 to 9 from noon to 12:45 p.m.; and Special needs from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Instructor Judy Weist, of Stage Door Dance Studio, will help kids explore the world of dance, rhythm and movement through these introductory workshops. No experience is required. Admission: Free. Space is limited. Register: 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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