VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, Wednesdays from now through Aug. 28 at Hillside Park on Winola Road from 6 p.m. - dusk. There will be food and free music. Every week, a different band will perform.
“Civil War: Our Service Our History,” through July at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. This exhibit feature galleries and exhibits from the Civil War, including photos, currency and a Civil War wedding dress. Also featured: battlefield relics from Antietam, Washington County, Maryland and Fredericksburg, Virginia from the collection of Sean Callahan. On June 22, Callahan will be at the Dietrich Theater to showcase more relics he has hunted and collected. The exhibit will also feature items from the G.A.R. Civil War Museum in Scranton. The exhibit will be available for viewing during movie showings and by appointment. Info: 996.1500.
“Serenity in Print” Photographs by Michael Pryle, through July 20 at Camerawork Gallery, in the Marquis Gallery, 515 Center Street, Scranton.The gallery is open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pryle is a nature and wildlife photographer from Coopersburg, and is a juried member with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Most recently, his work was exhibited at the Olympus Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Free to the public.
Photography by Marty Straub and Jakub Jasinski, through July 31 at the Abington Community Library. Fine art photography by two regional artists for all ages.
“Art in the Park,” July 23 at Aylesworth Park, Archbald; and July 20 at McDade Park, Scranton. Each program runs from 10 a.m. to 12p.m. Art in the Park features free summer art activities from children ages 5-12. Complimentary food, snacks and water will be available and no registration is required. On July 30, Doug Smith’s Dixieland All Stars will be performing.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Student Solo and Chamber Recital, July 17, 24, 30 and August 2 at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston at 7:30 p.m. Recitals will feature PAI music students performing a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Quey Percussion Duo and Friends, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Presented by the Wyoming Seminary PAI, the concert will feature music by the percussion group Quey Percussion Duo and Friends. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Second Round of NEPA Stars, July 18 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple at 5:30 p.m. Chef Kate Gabriele and Jon Stevens, a financial advisor with Janney Montgomery Scott will compete for a spot in the final round of Dancing with the NEPA Stars. The winner will move on to the final round Aug. 15 to compete agains Jack Puhl, an American artist and the first round winner. Fans and event attendees can vote for their favorite prior to the event by visiting www.ScrantonCulturalCenter.org. Each vote is $1 and all proceeds benefit the Cultural Center. Online voting closes at 12 p.m. on July 18. Cost: $20 and includes drinks and light fare. Info: Tickets can be purchased at the SCC Box Office, by calling 344.1111, at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1.800.745.3000 or at select Wal-Mart, Boscov’s or Gallery of Sound locations.
The Gathering: “The Art of the Living Moment,” July 18-21 on the Keystone College campus. A nationally recognized annual conference for people of diverse backgrounds who share the idea that imagination can help solve problems that threaten communities, both large and small. The Gathering features lectures, workshops, performances and discussions. This year’s theme is “The Art of the Living Moment,” derived from the Buddhist practice of living in the present. Will feature several renowned artists, poets and writers, as well as Tibetan Lamas (spiratual teachers) of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. Diane Ackerman, Ilya Kaminsky, Ioannis Glykokokalos are principal speakers. Other speakers include Whitney Stewart, Trebbe Johnson, Judy Keats, Philip Mosely and Donna Fetzko. Info: www.thegatheringatkeystone.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or 945.8510.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble: “The Enchanted Pig,” July 18-28 at the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, Pa, 17814. The BTE presents its annual summer family show, “The Enchanted Pig.” Performances are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Cost / Tix: Regular: $14; Child: $8.00 (12 and under). Preview Prices & Group Rate (groups of 8 or more): Regular: $12; Child: $7. Info: 784.8181, email@example.com or www.bte.org.
The Music Box Players present: “Les Miserables”, July 19 - 21, 25 - 28 and Aug. 1 - 4. at The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Cost: $34 for dinner and show, $16 for show only. $28 for children 12 and under for dinner and show. Reservations: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, July 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center at Wyoming Seminary, North Sprague Ave., Kingston. The ensembles will feature PAI students and faculty in recital. They will perform a variety of jazz and classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Masterworks Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, July 20, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The ensembles will include PAI faculty and students who will perform a variety of instrumental and vocal classical words. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Be Life Cafe Takes to You to New Orleans, July 20 at Be Life Cafe from 7 - 10 p.m. Celebrate the birthplace of Jazz and savor New Orleans Creole cuisine while listening to music by Nick and the River Street Stompin’ Po Boys. Cost: $57 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to 32 guests. Info / Reservations: Jason at 926.8045. RSVP by July 15. Payment in advance is required to reserve a seat.
A Day at the River, July 20 at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park from 1 - 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation, A Day at the River will include live music, environmental activities, nature walks, a River Float and more. Sadie Green Sales Jugband, The Coal Town Rounders and The George Wesley Band will provide the live entertainment. Cost: free. Info: the River Float, 746.9140 or the Dietrich, 996.1500.
Jewish Food Festival, July 21 at the Scranton Cultural Center. Drinks and appetizers in the lobby at 5 p.m. Ballroom doors open at 5:30 p.m. Benefit will support the JDC annual programming. Includes varieties of food, from middle-eastern falafel to traditional east-side deli favorites. Vegetarian options and a cash bar with kosher wine and spirits. 8th Day Band, a “Jewish-Indie-Folk” band will perform at 6:45 p.m. Cost: $60/general seating, $42/seniors, $30/students, children under 12 attending with parents or guardians are free. Info: tickets are available until they are sold out. Deadline for ads is July 11. Visit www.jewishfoodfest.com for information about tickets, sponsorship and donations.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Dance Company Production, July 21 at 3 p.m. at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center on the Wyoming Seminary campus, North Sprague Ave., Kingston. Dance students and faculty will perform classical ballet, modern dance and jazz pieces. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
“Crazy for Patsy,” July 21 from 3 - 6 p.m. at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront on Lake Wallenpaupack. Terri Dixon, a former Broadway singer, will be accompanied by John Curtain and his band. The musicians have performed the Patsy Cline show for many years. The concert will feature over 30 songs from Cline’s life as well as facts and tidbits about the singer’s life. The cost of the show features both hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. From 3 - 4 p.m., there will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Cost: $32, includes food and admission. Info / Tickets: committee chair, Kathy Wood, 253.5779.
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.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Faculty Recital, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The recitals will feature PAI faculty members who will perform a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Actors Circle Auditions for “Ghost of a Chance,” July 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Three male and 3 female adults (ages 20 and up) are needed. Show dates are Sept. 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, 2013. Info: Jeff Ginsberg at 575.8725 or Bill Mecca at 561.6631.
Steve Fidyk and Friends jazz concert, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the River Commons in Wilkes -Barre. Presented by the Wyoming Seminary PAI, the concert will feature Fidyk, a nationally-acclaimed jazz drummer, educator, author and percussion product designer. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
“Completely Inappropriate in NYC: A Freakin’ Hilarious Cabaret,” July 26, at the Duplex in Manhattan. Carbondale natives John Baldino and Erin Canedy will lead this production of music and comedy. The show runs one night only at the Duplex Piano and Caparet Bar, 61 Christopher St. (at 7th Ave.), New York, N.Y. Cover charge is $15 with a two-drink minimum. Reservations are strongly recommended. Info / Reservations: Call the Duplex at 212.255.5438 or ourcabaret.com.
Open Mic Night, July 26 at the Dietrich Theater at 7 p.m. with feature Brian Fanelli at 8:15. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 Local poet Brian Fanelli will take the stage and musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Cost: free. Info: 996.1500.
1st Annual Arts on the Square, July 27, Courthouse Square, Scranton from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Commissioners Corey O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Pat O’Malley and the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department aim to have more than 100 vendors for music, food and performing arts. ScrantonMade is accepting applications for artists, demonstrations, food vendors and performing arts. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Faculty Recital, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The recital will feature PAI instrumental music performed by the faculty. They will perform a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
“Les Miserables” presented by the Wyoming Seminary PAI, July 31 and August 1 at 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes -Barre. This student-version production is directed by Gary Race. Cost: $20 for adults $12 for students and senior citizens. Info: Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Call 270.2186 or the F.M. Kirby Center box office 826.1100.
9th Annual Scranton Jazz Festival and Jazz Walk, Aug. 2-4, at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, Pa. The festival will feature performers such as Freddy Cole, the brother of Nat King Cole, Grammy Award Winning Dave Samuels and The Organik Vibe Trio with saxophonist Joel Frahm, and many more. The festival will feature a Jazz Walk, the Festival Jazz Jam and other activities. There will be a free night of jazz on Friday, Aug. 2 at the Radission Hotel Main Stage Venue. Cost: Saturday night ticket, $15/advance or $20/at the door. Sunday night ticket, $20/advance or $25/at the door. Tickets are available at all Joe Nardone “Gallery of Sound” locations or at The Scranton Jazz Festival Box Office: 487.3954 or email email@example.com. Info:www.scrantonjazzfestival.org.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Season’s End Grand Finale, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, and the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, on the Wyoming Seminary Campus, North Sprague Ave., Kingston. The program will feature PAI students and faculty who will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental classical and jazz music. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
12th Annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters, Aug. 21 at the Dietrich Theater. Celebrate live folk music. Singers and songwriters include Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Hannah Bingman and Lorne Clarke. Info / Registration: 996.1500.
Open Mic Night, Aug. 23 at the Dietrich Theater at 7 p.m. with feature Breaking Ground Poets at 8:15. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30. Breaking Ground Poets, a group of Tunkhannock-based youths will take the stage and musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Breaking Ground Poets will be appear on the Dietrich stage shortly after their trip to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, the largest youth poetry competition in the world Cost: free. Info: 996.1500.
Auditions for the Northern Tier Symphony, Aug. 24 in Tunkhannock, Aug. 26 in Towanda, Aug. 27 in Honesdale and Aug. 28 in Tunkhannock. The Northern Tier Symphony is hosting auditions for several openings. For audition requirements, visit http://www.NorthernTierSymphony.org. Info / Audition Scheduling: 289.1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music on the Lawn Craft Fair and Yard Sale, August 24 on the grounds of Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Maple Drive, Mill City. Live Christian bands will be performing, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be a campfire for roasting marshmallows at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own lawnchairs and marshmallows. Craft Fair and Yard Sale at 1 p.m. Chicken barbecue will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. Tickets are $9/presale or $10/day of. Call 351.7365 for tickets. Yard Sale/ Craft vendors wanted; call 351.7365. Rain or shine event.
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: email@example.com.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE
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.
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.
Harmony Heart Camp Day Camp, July 29 - Aug. 3, at Harmony Heart Camp, 1557 Heart Lake Road, Scott Twp. Drop off is from 9 - 9:20 a.m. and pick up is at 5:30 p.m. For boys and girls ages 7 - 12. Includes a range of summer activities in a caring Christian environment such as swimming, soccer, archery, boating, basketball, crafts, fishing, volleyball, nature study and more. Cost: $120 all inclusive (family discount available). Additional $15 charge for overnight campout activity Thursday night for 11-12 year olds. Info: 254.6272.
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.
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.
“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.