VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Exhibit: “Penmen, Artists and Educators: 125 Years of the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Company,” through April 14 in the Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Open during regular library hours. Cost: Free. Info: 941.6341.
“Imagination and Spirituality: Public Sculpture on The University of Scranton Commons” Exhibit, April 5 through May 10 at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, The University of Scranton. Also includes exhibit lecture April 5 in Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall at 5 p.m. and public reception April 5 in Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, at 6 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 941.4214.
Poetry Sucks Workshop, April 3 at The Everhart Museum from 6 - 8 p.m. Participants will explore the art of “Found Poetry” in this writing workshop led by Tom Blomain, president of the Mulberry Poets and Writers. Open to ages 16 and older. Cost: $5 for museum members, $10 for non-members. Pre-registration (required): 346.7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association’s Annual Conference, April 4 through 6 at the Hilton and Conference Center in Scranton. Info/register: www.mar-amta.org.
Camera For A Cure and Marley’s Mission art exhibit, April 5 on the second floor in Posh, 404 North Washington Ave., Scranton, from 6 – 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday. CFAC will feature photos taken at the Marley’s Mission farm. All proceeds from photo sales will benefit Marley’s Mission.
Architecture exhibit, April 5 on Lackawanna County’s Courthouse Square in Scranton, from 5- 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday Scranton Art Walk. Twenty-five architecture students designed and constructed the pavilions using sustainable design and construction practices. By building their own architectural designs, the students get an opportunity to test the ideas they are researching in the classroom.
Gallery Talk, April 6 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue in Scranton, at 2 p.m. The Lackawanna Historical Society will host artist Claire Marcus for a gallery talk and hands-on workshop discussing the inspirations and techniques behind her Railroad Perspectives series. Marcus’ work will be exhibited at the Catlin House from March 12 through May 28. Info: 344.3841 or email@example.com.
Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, April 6 at Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace St, Honesdale, at 8 p.m. Cost: Tickets in advance are $8 for adults, $4 for students and tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $5 for students. For advance tickets, mail check to: NTSO, P.O. Box 111, Nicholson, PA, 18446-0111. Active duty military and/or their immediate family may attend free (Call 570.289.1090 to pre-register).
Bloch Chamber Music Festival, April 6 at 8 p.m. and April 7 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. Features the music of Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch. The concerts will include instrumental and vocal works and will feature professional and student performers. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.
“Railroad Perspectives” presentation, April 6 at the Catlin House at 2 p.m. Artist Claire Marcus will present a gallery talk on her “Railroad Perspectives” exhibit and print-making workshop.
Chamber Music Festival, April 6 and 7 the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. The instrumental and vocal works of Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch will be celebrated in a special chamber music festival to be held at Wyoming Seminary Upper School on April 6 and 7. The concert April 6, which will begin at 8 p.m., will include Bloch’s Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio, the Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, and the Quintet No. 1 for Piano and Strings. The concert April 7 will begin at 2 p.m. and will feature Bloch’s “Baal Shem for Violin and Piano,” the Meditation from Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service), and the Concerto Grosso No. 1 for String Orchestra and Piano. Info: 270.2192.
Jazz for Kids Concert with Mr. McFeely, April 7, at First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit at 4 p.m. Features Rev. Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet, with a focus on “Jazz for Kids,” offering lively music for all ages, including the young at heart. Much of the music will be drawn from the compositions of Fred Rogers, creator of the acclaimed “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” on PBS, and the event will welcome Mr. McFeely, the postman from the PBS show. As played by David Newell, he will share stories with the children who are present, and bring some of the puppets from the original show. Info: 586.6306 or fpccs.org.
Performance Music presents “In Concert”, April 7 in The University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center at 7:30 p.m. Features The University of Scranton Singers with The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra, Mark Gould, conductor, with Tim Smith, organist. Cost: free. Info: 941.7624.
Yoga for Healing, April 9 at the Visiting Nurse Association office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant from 6:15 - 7:45 p.m., continuing the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County is offering a “Yoga for Healing” program, taught by a professional yoga instructor, is designed to help participants increase flexibility, enhance strength, improve concentration, posture, breathing, balance and reduce feelings of stress. This class is for beginners and those with moderate yoga skill level. Cost: $8 per session. Info: 383.5180.
Pysanky Workshop, April 10 at the Everhart Museum from 6 - 8 p.m. Participants will create traditional pysanky for year-round decorating. This is a beginner’s class on traditional wax-resist egg decorating with a Romanian pattern emphasis in honor of the exhibit. The class is taught by Stefanie Colarusso (Director of Interpretive Programs) and is open to ages 16 and older. Cost: $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration/pre-payment is required. Info or register: 346.7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, April 13 at Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin Avenue, Tunkhannock, at 8 p.m. Cost: Tickets in advance are $8 for adults, $4 for students and tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $5 for students. For advance tickets, mail check to: NTSO, P.O. Box 111, Nicholson, PA, 18446-0111. Active duty military and/or their immediate family may attend free (Call 570.289.1090 to pre-register).
Performance Music presents “In Concert,” April 20 at The University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center at 7:30 p.m. Features The University of Scranton Jazz Band with guest soloist Erica VonKleist, saxophone and flute. Cost: Free. Info: 941.7624.
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 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.
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.
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.
Author Beverly Donofrio book signing, April 4 at Marywood University in the Upper Main Dining Hall, Nazareth Student Center. Donofrio is best known for her memoir, Riding in Cars with Boys, which was made into a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore. Her latest work, Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace, was released in March.
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.
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
“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.