Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Feb. 12, 2014

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

George Schelling exhibit, through February, in the Earnshaw Gallery at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, whenever movies are shown or by appointment. On display are natural landscapes in oil and acrylic by Laceyville artist George Schelling. Info: 570-996-1500.

“TAG: Works by Susan Scranton Dawson and You,” Interactive Art Display, through May 16, in various locations throughout the Loyola Science Center at The University of Scranton. This interactive installation featuring nine large-scale composite photographs. Artist Susan Scranton Dawson invites members of the campus community and visitors to help further develop these abstract pieces by writing and drawing with marker on the works’ plexiglas coverings. “TAG” will begin with a Starter Event on Friday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the second floor lobby of the Loyola Science Center. The ongoing transformation of the works will be discussed at a public reception on Friday, April 4. Info: contact Dr. Miller-Lanning at 570-941-4214, or darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Actors Circle presents: “Dracula,” Feb. 14 and 15, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, at 8 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.

Wyoming County Reads — “The Scarlet Letter” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” book discussions, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 and March 5 and 17 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Women’s Forum will be held March 16 at 3 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Casablanca, Feb. 12 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Tickets: at dietrichtheater.com or at the theater’s ticket booth.

Love Us or Leave Us: A Family-Friendly V-Day Cabaret, Feb. 14 at The Theater at Trinity Church, 58 River Street, Carbondale, 8 p.m. The classic Valentine’s Day theme of this show lends itself toward some of the great love songs of Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. Cost: $11 in advance or $13 at the door. Advanced Sales: 1-800-838-3006 or ourcabaret.com.

Cabaret of Broken Dreams: A Bitter and Jaded Look at Love, Feb. 15 at Ballroom ONE, 209 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, 8 p.m. Sappy love songs, romantic comedy and happy endings are strictly prohibited in this anti-Valentine’s Day comedy cabaret. Cost: $11 in advance or $13 at the door. Advanced Sales: 1-800-838-3006 or ourcabaret.com.

University of Scranton Jazz Band concert, Feb. 15, in the University’s Houlihan McLean Center, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:40 p.m. Jumaane Smith, lead trumpeter with Michael Bublé, who has performed for sitting presidents and with a host of famous pop and jazz artists, will join The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble as their guest soloist. Cost: free (seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis). Info: music@scranton.edu or www.scranton.edu/music.

Ziti With Your Sweetie dinner theater, Feb. 16 at the Clifford Fire Hall, Route 106, 2 p.m. Salad, ziti with meatballs, beverage and dessert will be served while the Clifford Community Youth Group presents “Who Killed Mother Goose?”. Cost: $9. Info: 570-222-3331 or 570-222-4344.

The Wyoming Seminary Middle-School Players present “Music Man, Jr.,” in the Lower School Amato Auditorium, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Donations will be taken at the door and will benefit area charities. Info: 570-270-2192.

Recital by John Michael Vaida, violinist, and Timothy Burns, piano, Feb. 22, in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, 8 p.m. Vaida and Burns will offer music by Gabriel Faure and Eugene Ysaye. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.

Open Mic Night Featuring Brian Fanelli, Feb. 28, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. Doors open for seating and sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all types. Poet Brian Fanelli will read from his new book, “All That Remains.” Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

“One Night In Paris” After School Theatre Arts Show, March 1 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. For all ages. Presented by: After School Theatre Arts students. Cost: $5. Info: 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.

LITERARY ARTS

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: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Quilting for Everyone: Stairway to Heaven, Wednesdays through March 26 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, 6 - 7:30 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Instructors Terri Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler will teach early quilting techniques as participants create their own Amish art with this classic bar quilt. Cost: $6 per class. Register: 570-996-1500.

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