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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of May 28, 2014

May 27. 2014 3:27PM
By Elizabeth Baumeister

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Paintings display by Sarah Proctor Perdew and James Proctor, now through May 31, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, during scheduled movie times or by appointment. Granddaughter/Grandfather duo showcase their plein-air paintings, highlighting the contrast between their tight/loose styles. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Paintings display by Amy Colley, now through May 31, at the Dietrich Theater in the Earnshaw Gallery, downtown Tunkhannock, during scheduled movie times or by appointment. In bursts of bright colors, the artist captured the beauty of simple arrangements of garden flowers and the peaceful quality of country and domestic scenes. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Marywood University Graduate Exhibition, now through June 13, in the Mahady Gallery on campus, Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. An opening reception will be held May 3, 3 – 5 p.m. Group exhibition includes Master of Arts candidates Ahdab Bazerbay in painting, and Justin T. Hayden and Danielle M. Zito in art education. Info: 570-348-6278 or

7th Annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival, May 29 - June 1, at Lazy Brook Park, Tunkhannock. Features two stages: traditional and progressive; Danny Stewart’s Jam Tent, craft vendors, food, workshops, children’s program, church service, shade tent and more. Cost: ticket prices vary. Info:, or 570-721-2760.

Wyoming Seminary student musicians’ Annual Farewell/Senior Recital, May 30 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., 4 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.

Actors Circle presents: Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park”, May 30 and 31 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. Thursday, May 15 Tickets: $8 general and senior, $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707. Info:

Ellis Paul benefit concerts for KISS Theater, June 1 at Wilkes University’s Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South St., Wilkes-Barre. A family show at 1 p.m. will feature hits from the kids’ CD “The Hero in You”. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for children. Then, geared for adults, the evening show at 7 p.m. features fan favorites and songs from the upcoming CD “Chasing Beauty”. Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets: Info:

Golden Days of Radio Players Performance, June 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Arsenic and Old Lace, June 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich ticket booth.

Scranton ZIne Fest, June 7 at the Tripp Park Community Center, Scranton, 1 – 7 p.m. Includes a lineup of acoustic musical acts, poets, artowrk and more. Info: or

Summit Christian Academy Art Show Reception, June 8, in the Ryan room at the Abington Community Library, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. SCA students’ art will be displayed in the library for the months of June and July.

MFA Design/Illustration Thesis Exhibition, July 14-17 at Marywood University’s Mahady Gallery. A group exhibition featuring eight students from the “Get Your Masters with the Masters” program in graphic design and illustration. Info:, or 570-348-6278.

Actors Circle presents: “Murder in the Manor House,” June 19-22 and June 27, 28, 29, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. An interactive murder mystery written by by John McInerney and directed by John McInerney and Carol Arena. Cost: ticket prices vary. Info/reservations: 570-342-9707.

Actors Circle presents: “A Private War,” July 17,18,19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Written and directed by Lou Bisignani, this play takes place in a small pub in a Southwestern coastal village in Ireland. Cost: ticket prices and showtimes vary. Info/reservations: 570-342-9707.


New York’s Lady Jane’s Salon monthly romance fiction reading series event, June 5, at Bartolai Winery, 100 Coolidge Ave., Exeter Township, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guest authors include: New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart, Romance author Andrew Grey, and Contemporary Romance author Megan Erickson. Cost: $5 or one gently used romance novel. Net proceeds to support Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in an annual award at the end of the year. Info: 570-388-VINO or

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:


Quilting for Everyone: Quilting Bee, Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 6 - 7:30 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Cost: Free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Paper Crafting: Tips, Tools and Techniques, June 5 at Abington Community Library, 6 - 8 p.m. Participants will learn ink and stamping techniques. For adults.

Kundalini Yoga, Mondays through June 9, at the Dietrich Theatre, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For ages 16 to adult. Cost: $10 per class. Participants should bring a yoga mat and blanket. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Chair Yoga, Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 10 - 11:15 a.m. Cost: $10 per class or $40 for 5 classes. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Nia, Tuesdays through June 10, at the Dietrich Theater, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For ages 16 to adult. Cost: $10 per class. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Decorative Painting, Wednesdays, May 28, June 11, 18 and 25, July 16, 23 and 30 and August 13, 20 and 27, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, noon to 3 p.m. For ages 16 and up. Cost: $20 per class, plus the cost of painting surface. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

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