VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, Wednesdays from now through 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.
Photography by Marty Straub and Jakub Jasinski, through today at the Abington Community Library. Fine art photography by two regional artists for all ages.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Student Solo and Chamber Recital, 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.
The Music Box Players present: “Les Miserables”, 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.
“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.
Artists for Art 25th Anniversary Members Show, Aug. 1 - 29 with reception on First Friday, Aug. 2, AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, from 6-9 p.m. More than 80 works will be exhibited in a wide variety of artistic styles and media on two floors.
9th Annual Scranton Jazz Festival and Jazz Walk, Aug. 2-4, at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. The festival will feature performers such as Freddy Cole, the brother of Nat King Cole, Grammy Award Winning Dave Samuels and The Organik Vibe Trio with saxophonist Joel Frahm, and many more. The festival will feature a Jazz Walk, the Festival Jazz Jam and other activities. There will be a free night of jazz Aug. 2 at the Radission Hotel Main Stage Venue. Cost: Saturday, $15/advance or $20/at the door; Sunday, $20/advance or $25/at the door. Tickets are available at all Joe Nardone “Gallery of Sound” locations or at The Scranton Jazz Festival Box Office: 487.3954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.scrantonjazzfestival.org.
Wyoming Seminary PAI Season’s End Grand Finale, Aug. 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.
“Hats Off to the Everhart!” summer garden party fundraiser, Aug. 4 at Patsel’s Restaurant, 1385 Lackawanna Trail Rd., Clarks Summit, at 5 p.m. Benefits the Everhart Museum in Scranton. Includes live music by Dixieland Jazz, buffet and more. Wear your coolest sundress or seersucker jacket and an outrageously beautiful or unique hat. Cost: $100 per person. Ages 21 and older only. Reservations: 570.563.2000.
“Folk Art at the Library,” Aug. 9 at the Abington Community Library. In celebration of Downtown Go Around, from 5-9 p.m. Library quilts will decorate area businesses and there will be food, music and sidewalk vendors throughout Clarks Summit. The library will be kicking off its handmade quilt raffle. The quilt and pillow shams have been created and donated by Always in Stitches. Tickets: $2 or three for $5. Drawing set for Nov. 9 at the library. The library will also be featuring art from Karen Reid and Joan Matsui.
Author Ed Murphy book signing, Aug. 10, at Glenburn Grill and Bakery, 1144 Lackawanna Trail Rd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
12th Annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters, Aug. 21 at the Dietrich Theater. Celebrate live folk music. Singers and songwriters include Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Hannah Bingman and Lorne Clarke. Info: 996.1500.
Music on the Lawn, Aug. 22 at the Waverly Community House. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment by Music for Models. Rain date is Aug. 29. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Cost: Free. Info: 586.8191 ext. 2.
Open Mic Night, Aug. 23 at the Dietrich Theater at 7 p.m. with feature Breaking Ground Poets at 8:15. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30. Breaking Ground Poets, a group of Tunkhannock-based youths will take the stage and musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Breaking Ground Poets will be appear on the Dietrich stage shortly after their trip to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, the largest youth poetry competition in the world Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra Auditions, Aug. 24 in Tunkhannock, Aug. 26 in Towanda, Aug. 27 in Honesdale and Aug. 28 in Tunkhannock. Openings include: Harp I, Harp II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster, English Horn, Principal Second Violin, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Principal Viola, Viola, Violin I, Violin II, Bassoon I, Horn I, Horns (section), Cello, Trumpet I, Bass, Percussion and Substitutes for all chairs. To schedule an audition, contact the Symphony at 570.289.1090 or email@example.com. For 2013-14 Audition Requirements, visit NorthernTierSymphony.org.
Music on the Lawn Craft Fair and Yard Sale, August 24 on the grounds of Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Maple Drive, Mill City. Live Christian bands will be performing, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be a campfire for roasting marshmallows at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own lawnchairs and marshmallows. Craft Fair and Yard Sale at 1 p.m. Chicken barbecue will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. Tickets are $9/presale or $10/day of. Call 351.7365 for tickets. Yard Sale/ Craft vendors wanted; call 351.7365. Rain or shine event.
Amelia Bedelia’s Birthday, Aug. 1 from 12:30-2 p.m at Abington Community Library. Cindy Reynolds will present a program dressed as storybook character Amelia Bedelia. Participants may bring a picnic lunch to eat outdoors before the program. The picnic time will run from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be ice cream for participating children. Pre-registration is necessary and this event is open to all ages. Info: 570.587.3440.
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
Harmony Heart Camp Day Camp, through Aug. 3, at Harmony Heart Camp, 1557 Heart Lake Road, Scott Twp. Drop off is from 9 - 9:20 a.m. and pick up is at 5:30 p.m. For boys and girls ages 7 - 12. Includes a range of summer activities in a caring Christian environment such as swimming, soccer, archery, boating, basketball, crafts, fishing, volleyball, nature study and more. Cost: $120 all inclusive (family discount available). Additional $15 charge for overnight campout activity Thursday night for 11-12 year olds. Info: 254.6272.
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.