VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
“Glory Road: an exhibit of railroad themed posters and photo illustrations,” through July 6 at the Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. The exhibit by Al Pierce will be on display during regular park hours. Pierce will host an artist meet and greet in the Changing Exhibits Gallery on the second floor in the Visitors Center on June 9 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Info: 201.790.1904 or email@example.com.
Photography by Marty Straub and Jakub Jasinski, on display through July 31 at the Abington Community Library. Fine art photography by two regional artists for all ages.
Marywood University Lifelong Learners Spring Luncheon and Maslow Collection Tour, June 5 in Nazareth Student Center. Tour is at noon in the Visual Arts Center, lunch at 1 p.m. Cost: Members $15, non members $20.
“Degrees of Separation,” June 6-29, at 514 Lackawanna Ave. Scranton, Pa, hosted by Artists for Art. There will be an open reception on June 7 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m.
Children’s show: “Mozart – A Musical Timeline,” June 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn about Mozart’s life and music. A timeline is created of Mozart’s life with story telling and anecdotes about one of the greatest composers of all time, who started composing as a child. Cost: $10 (does not reflect ticketing fees). Reservations: 421.5093 or www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.
Fire at the Furnace, June 7 at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. The event will include an industrial arts preview with the opportunity to purchase art, a professional iron pour performance by Green Foundry’s Bessemer Converter and live music by the Coal Town Rounders. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Cost: donation $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Info: 963.4804.
Tim Zimmerman and King’s Brass concert, June 7, at The Cathedral of St. Peter’s, 315 Wyoming Ave.Scranton, at 7 p.m. Program features trumpets, trombones, tuba percussion and keyboards. The instruments blend together to create an innovative sound to be enjoyed by all generations. Benefits the cathedral. Cost: $10 general admission, $5 for college students with valid student ID, free for children 12 and younger. Discount available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets: 344.7231, www.stpeterscathedral.org or at the door.
Here We Are in Spain improv show, June 8 on the second floor of the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Cost: $7 or $5 with a valid student ID. Info: 604.1874.
Johnny Hirsch Band, June 8, at the 5h Annual Pocono Raceway Festival at 1 p.m. as part of the group’s Summer 2013 tour. Hirsch’s style is often compared to a cross between Steely Dan and Jamiroquai - new age blues and rock with a jazz influence. Hirsch has played on stages such as the Presidential Inauguration Ball and his music has received radio play on over 15o stations. Info: www.johnnyhirsch.com or http://www.shermantheater.com.
NEPA Philharmonic ‘Silver Screen Classics’ concert, June 8 at the Scranton Cultural Center at 8 p.m. Maestro Lawrence Loh and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will conclude their 2012-2013 POPS season June 8, at 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. This POPS season finale will feature silver screen selections commemorating Academy Award winners, action-adventure films and old westerns, as well as legendary Hollywood composers Henry Mancini and John Williams.Guest pianist Sasha Voinov will perform selections featured in “Shine.” Cost: starting at $29 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets / info: 270.4444 or nepaphil.org.
Scranton Zine Fest, June 8, at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine st, Scranton, from noon – 5 p.m. for zine/art trading and selling and 5:30 -7 p.m. for poetry session curated by Keystone creative writing professor, Brian Fanelli. Includes more than 30 different vendors from the East Coast with zines, posters, patches, buttons, vinyl, jewelery and more. Catering provided by Crispin’s. Free admission.
Fourth Annual Arts on Fire Industrial Arts Festival, June 8-9, at the Scranton Iron Furnaces historic sight, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The industrial arts festival includes an iron pour and industrial arts demonstrations. Art, food vendors and music will be available on both days. Cost: free.
“Perhaps in a Dream” digital photography exhibit, June 14 - July 6 at the Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St., Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764. Opening reception June 14 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Gallery hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The digital photography exhibit by Joe Statuto was in part, inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” musical, June 13 to 16, and 20 to 23 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. A Tony Award winning musical considered to be one of the funniest musicals written for the Broadway stage. Times and ticket prices vary. Info/tickets: www.musicbox.org, 283.2195, or 800.698.PLAY.
Aloha Hawaii Dinner Concert Event, June 15 at 7 -10 p.m. at Be Life Cafe and Marketplace. The dinner features the live sounds of Elohquin. Advanced payment is required to reserve a seat. Seating is limited ot 32 guests. RSVP: by June 10. Cost: $60 for the four course vegan entree and $70 for the four course mahi mahi entree. Info / Reservations: Jason Carlyle 926.8045.
The Vintage Theater’s monthly improv / comedy show, June 29, at The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. Doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m. Featuring Unorganized Business Ensemble and Here We Are In Spain. Cost: $5.
135th Annual Wyoming Commemorative Observance, July 4 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. The event, sposored by the Wyoming Commemorative Association, marks the 235th anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming. The battle was fought on July 3, 1778. The Wyoming Valley Band will begin their concert at 10 a.m. and the annual floral tributes and keynote speech will follow. Tent covered seating will be available. Cost: free.
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.
Revitalizing Writers Workshop, Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 17 and up. To “stretch their literary muscles,” students will write in a variety of genres including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwrighting and more. Instructor: Laurel Radzieski. Cost: $75. Register: 996.1500.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE
Marywood Lifelong Learners trip, June 6, to the Allentown Museum of the Arts to see the Henri de Toulouse-Laultrec exhibit. Following the exhibit, the group will spend the afternoon at the Lehigh Valley Mall. The bus will depart Mar4ywood University at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $46. RSVP 383.0544.
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.
Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, 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.
Jammin’ in a Jugband, July 15, 16, 17 and 19 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 10 - 11:15 a.m. For ages 6 to 12. Instructors David Driskell and Timothy Walker, Sadie Green Sales Jugband, will help kids create and make music with homemade instruments such as the washboard, washtub bass, spoons, whistles, saws and jug. Students will be invited to perform with the band at A Day at the River on Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Admission: Free. Register: 996.1500.
Anthracite Heritage Museum Camp, July 16 - 19 at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum rain or shine. Boys and girls, ages 7 -12 years of age will learn about the heritage and history of coal, canals and railroads through stories, crafts, snacks, special guests, music and hands-on activities. Conducted by professional staff and volunteers. Cost: $50 (includes all snacks and supplies). Enrollment is limited. Reservations / info: 963.4804.
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.
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.