VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
The Faces and Voices of the Blues, June 22 and 23 at the Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Sponsored by PocoNotes, there will be free exhibits and workshops, as well as an all ages concert. The work of Jim Gavenus, an acclaimed documentary photographer will be featured, Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a performance by Roy Book Binder, a legend in the world of Blues. A photography workshop will be held Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. and a guitar workshop Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m. Porch Time will take place Saturday from 3 - 5 p.m., and the concert Saturday night at 8 p.m. Cost: adults, $25 advance / $30 at the door; seniors/students, 2 for $25. Children 12 and under and military members and family are free. Info / Tickets: www.poconotes.com or 800.POCO or at Duffy Accessories at 218 Linden Street or Nada & Co. at 137 Wyoming Ave.
Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, June 26 - Aug. 28 at Hillside Park on Winola Road from 6 p.m. - dusk. There will be food and free music. Every week, a different band will perform.
“Degrees of Separation,” through June 29, at 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, hosted by Artists for Art.
“Civil War: Our Service Our History,” through July at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. This exhibit feature galleries and exhibits from the Civil War, including photos, currency and a Civil War wedding dress. Also featured: battlefield relics from Antietam, Washington County, Maryland and Fredericksburg, Virginia from the collection of Sean Callahan. On June 22, Callahan will be at the Dietrich Theater to showcase more relics he has hunted and collected. The exhibit will also feature items from the G.A.R. Civil War Museum in Scranton. The exhibit will be available for viewing during movie showings and by appointment. Info: 996.1500.
“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. Info: 201.790.1904 or email@example.com.
“Perhaps in a Dream” digital photography exhibit, through July 6 at the Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St., Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764. 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.
Photography by Marty Straub and Jakub Jasinski, through July 31 at the Abington Community Library. Fine art photography by two regional artists for all ages.
Third Friday Exhibit, June 21, with a reception from 5 - 7 p.m. at the B&B Art Gallery, 222 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp. The children of the United Neighborhood Centers Photography Club, under the tutelage of April Holgate, are featured artists for the month. The reception will feature gourmet samples from the Gallery Gift Shop. Several other artists will be shown.
Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (PAI) Counselor Solo and Chamber Recital, June 24 and July 15, at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston at 7:30 p.m. Recitals will feature PAI music counselors, who are undergraduate and graduate students studying at major music schools and conservatories across the country. Counselors will perform a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Student Solo and Chamber Recital, June 27, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 30 and August 2 at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston at 7:30 p.m. Recitals will feature PAI music students performing a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Dancing with the NEPA Stars, June 27 at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple at 5:30 p.m. With local celebrities Erin Malloy, Professional Singer and Entertainer, and American Artist Jack Puhl. Cost: $20 (includes drinks and light fare provided by Constantino’s Catering). Tickets: 344.1111, Ticketmaster.com, 1.800.745.3000 or at select Wal-Mart, Boscov’s or Gallery of Sound locations. Info: ScrantonCulturalCenter.org.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, June 28, July 5, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center at Wyoming Seminary, North Sprague Ave., Kingston. The ensembles will feature PAI students and faculty in recital. They will perform a variety of jazz and classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Waverly Community Church’s Fourth Annual Patriotic Concert, June 28 at 7 p.m. at Lackawanna State Park. Featuring: Lenoxville Community Band. Attendees should bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Cost: free.
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.
10th Annual Dietrich Theater Bus Trip to Everhart Museum and Nay Aug Park, June 29. Sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation, reservations can be made to board the bus at the Dietrich Theater. The trip will feature a guided tour of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art. Participants will have the chance to see exhibits, including the hall of birds collection and the art gallery. Following the trip to the museum, participants will visit the tree house at Nay Aug Park and have time for a walk to the gorge. The tree house is handicapped accessible. Open to adults and children. Cost: $10, includes a box lunch. Info / RSVP: 996.1500.
Steamtown National Historic Site Founder’s Day Celebration, June 29. A 104-mile roundtrip excursion to the Delaware Water Gap for the “Founders Day” celebration, this excursion travels through a tunnel, along creeks and rivers, lakes and ponds and the beautiful Pocono Plateau through East Stroudsburg and passing nine railroad stations on its way to the historic town of Delaware Water Gap. Powered by historic Lackawanna Railroad diesel locomotives. Departure from the Steamtown NHS Boarding Platform at 9 a.m., and arrival at Delaware Water Gap at 12 p.m. Cost: $54 for adults 16 - 61 years old, $49 for ages 62 and older and $32 for children 6 - 15. Children to age 5 are free with a paying adult, but a ticket is required. Tickets: 340.5204 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Masterworks Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, June 29, July 6, 20, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The ensembles will include PAI faculty and students who will perform a variety of instrumental and vocal classical words. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Faculty Recital, July 1 and July 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The recitals will feature PAI faculty members who will perform a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Concert with Melanie Goelitz, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Goelitz will be accompanied by pianist Ron Stabinsky. Goelitz is a Montrose native. A lyric soprano, Goelitz recently returned from her European debut tour in Poland. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
135th Annual Wyoming Commemorative Observance, July 4 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. The event, sponsored 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.
Musical Theater Cabaret Recital, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center on the Wyoming Seminary campus, North Sprague Ave., Kingston. Presented by the Wyoming Seminary PAI, the performance will include students of the PAI Musical Theater Program. Students will perform Broadway music. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble performance with Col. Timothy W. Foley, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephens Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes- Barre. Foley is the former director of “The President’s Own” Marine Band. He will conduct a varied program featuring the work of organists Canon Mark Lauback and Michael Barone. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Masterworks Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra special performance, July 13 at 7:30 at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The concert will feature a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and Griffes Poem for Flute and Orchestra. Elizabeth Landon is the featured flute soloist and is the principle flute for the Charlotte Orchestra. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Quey Percussion Duo and Friends, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Presented by the Wyoming Seminary PAI, the concert will feature music by the percussion group Quey Percussion Duo and Friends. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
The Music Box Players present: “Les Miserables”, July 19 - 21, 25 - 28 and Aug. 1 - 4. at The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Cost: $34 for dinner and show, $16 for show only. $28 for children 12 and under for dinner and show. Reservations: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Dance Company Production, July 21 at 3 p.m. at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center on the Wyoming Seminary campus, North Sprague Ave., Kingston. Dance students and faculty will perform classical ballet, modern dance and jazz pieces. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
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.
Steve Fidyk and Friends jazz concert, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the River Commons in Wilkes -Barre. Presented by the Wyoming Seminary PAI, the concert will feature Fidyk, a nationally-acclaimed jazz drummer, educator, author and percussion product designer. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Faculty Recital, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The recital will feature PAI instrumental music performed by the faculty. They will perform a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
“Les Miserables” presented by the Wyoming Seminary PAI, July 31 and August 1 at 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes -Barre. This student-version production is directed by Gary Race. Cost: $20 for adults $12 for students and senior citizens. Info: Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Call 270.2186 or the F.M. Kirby Center box office 826.1100.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Season’s End Grand Finale, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, and the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, on the Wyoming Seminary Campus, North Sprague Ave., Kingston. The program will feature PAI students and faculty who will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental classical and jazz music. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186.
Afternoon Book Club, June 19 at the Abington Community Library, from 2 - 3 p.m. This book club for adults will discuss the book “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Sinjie Dai.
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
Make It, Take It Craft Time, June 19, at the Abington Community Library. Drop in at any time between 2 - 5 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-10. Participants will paint their own rock and plant a flower. Please pre-register.
Kids Night Out Downtown Go-Around Fundraiser, June 21 at the Municipal Building from 6 - 9 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to create an original work of art and watch a movie. Popcorn and refreshments provided. All proceeds benefit the Clarks Summit Downtown Go-Around. Cost: $20 per child. Info / Tix: 313.0527.
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.