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VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS


Dietrich Classic Movie Series: “Spartacus,” June 18 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Tickets: dietrichtheater.com or at the Dietrich ticket booth.


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.


Shakespeare in the Park, June 21, at Tunkhannock’s Lazybrook Park, 7 p.m. Presented by: Gamut Theatre Group. The 80-minute version of Shakespeare’s original text tells the story of “Macbeth.” The performance will be followed by a talk-back session with the actors. Attendees should bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.


Scranton Brass Orchestra Performance, June 22, in the Houlihan-McLean Center at The University of Scranton, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45, and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Cost: free. Info: Scranton.edu/music or 570-941-7624.


Dinosaur Sculpture Exhibit and Lecture, June 23 at Abington Community Library, 7 - 8 p.m. Host: Gene Moyer. For adults.


Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, every Wednesday from June 25 to August 27 at Hillside Park, 6 p.m. to dusk, rain or shine. Features live music, food, canoeing and visual artists. Musical lineup includes: Mace In Dickson Band, June 25; Kenny McGraw’s Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris Dimattio, July 2; Jeffrey James Band, July 9; Doug Smith Featuring Erin Malloy, July 16; Wannabees, July 23; East Coast Trio, July 30; Whiskey Tango, Aug. 6; Lightweight with special guest Senator John Blake and Friends, Aug. 13; Fab Three, Aug. 20 and Hitchin’ Cricket, Aug. 27.


Open Mic Night Featuring Ed Crawley and the Everything Natural Drummers, June 27 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. (Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m.) Open to audiences and performers of all ages. Musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types are invited to share their talents. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.


Waverly Community Church’s 5th annual Patriotic Concert, June 27, at the Ramada Inn, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, at 7 p.m. Featuring: Lenoxville Community Band and Guest Speaker David Madeira, host of The Morning Show on 94.3 FM “The Talker.”


Folklore and Coal Mining Songs of the Northeast, June 29 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, 3 p.m. This musical program with Jay Smar highlights the struggles and disasters of coal miners in northeastern Pennsylvania. Cost: free. Reservations/info: 570-996-1500.


Dietrich Classic Movie Series: “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” July 2 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Tickets: www.dietrichtheater.com or at the Dietrich ticket booth.


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: marywood.edu/galleries, gallery@marywood.edu or 570-348-6278.


Dietrich Classic Movie Series: “North by Northwest,” July 16, at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Tickets: www.dietrichtheater.com or at the Dietrich ticket booth.


The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute presents: Musical Theater Cabaret Recital, July 17, in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2186.


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 show times vary. Info/reservations: 570-342-9707.


PAI Jazz on the River, July 22 at River Commons in Wilkes-Barre, 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2186.


Open Mic Night Featuring the Breaking Ground Poets, July 25 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.


The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute’s annual Dance Company Production, July 27 in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 3 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2186.


The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute presents: “In the Heights” musical, Aug. 7 and 8 at the F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, at 8 p.m. Cost: $20 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. Info: 570-270-2186 or 570-826-1100.


Music on the Lawn, Craft Fair and Yard Sale, Aug. 23 at Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Maple Drive, Mill City. Craft Fair/Yard Sale begin at 1 p.m., chicken BBQ from 4 - 7 p.m. Features live music from Christian bands: Mark and Debbie Gibson, of Syracuse, New York, 2 - 3 p.m.; Mike Lewis, of Nashville Tennessee, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; March Forth, of Mechanicsburg, 5 - 6 p.m. and Kingdom Come, of Tunkhannock, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Also features Movie over the Campfire, 8 - 10 p.m. Vendors wanted. Info: call Mark at 570-351-7365.


Cornstock Folk Festival, Aug. 29-31 at Lazy Brook Park, in Tunkhannock, gates open Friday at 9 a.m. Features diverse line-up of folk, swing, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian, reggae and Americanna acoustic rock musicians. Cost: Weekend tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the gate. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by a parent/guardian. Info: cornstockfestival.com or 570-250-7464.


Warped Tour, July 9 at Toyota Pavillion, in Scranton. Doors opens at 11 a.m. Close to 100 bands are scheduled to perform. To purchase tickets, visit http://vanswarpedtour.com.


LITERARY ARTS


“Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night” Book Signing, July 16, at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, 7 p.m. Local author Barbara J. Taylor will give a brief reading, followed by a book discussion and signing. Cost: free; copies of the book will be available for purchase. Info: 570-344-3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com.


Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in 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


Decorative Painting, Wednesdays, June 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.


Zentangle Inspired Art Class, June 20 at Abington Community Library, 4 - 6 p.m. Teens are invited to attend and learn Zentangle-inspired basics through lettering, flowers, and patterns. All materials provided.


Chair Yoga, Mondays, June 23 and 30, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 10 - 11:15 a.m. Cost: $10 per class. Info/register: 570-996-1500.


Create a Clay Pendant, June 24, at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. For ages 18 and up. Cost: $25. Register: 570-996-1500.


Paper Crafting with Maria Pappa, June 26 at the Abington Community Library, 6 - 8 p.m. Cost: $10, paid to the instructor the day of the class. For adults. Info: http://lclshome.org/abington.

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