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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of April 24, 2013


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VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS


Call to Artists: The Vintage Slates “Works in Wood” for June Exhibit, The Vintage Theater, a visual/performing arts venue in downtown Scranton slated “Works in Wood” for its June 2013 visual exhibit. All pieces must be made entirely or at least primarily with wood. Those interested in exhibiting should submit images/descriptions of their works or proposed “works in progress” to info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com or by physical mail addressed to 326 Spruce Street, Scranton PA 18503. Submission deadline is May 20 at noon. Installation will occur June 3 and 4 with the exhibit on display from June 7 – 30. Info: 589.0271 or scrantonsvintagetheater.com.


“Imagination and Spirituality: Public Sculpture on The University of Scranton Commons” Exhibit, through May 10 at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, The University of Scranton. Cost: free. Info: 941.4214.


The Music Box Players Auditions for “The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, April 25 at The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, at 7 p.m. All roles are open to men & women ages 16 & older. There are 5 men’s roles and 4 women’s roles. All those who wish to audition must bring sheet music of a song of their choice and an accompanist will be provided. All will be asked to read from the script. Performances are June 13 to 16 and June 20 to 23. Info: 283.2195.


The Green Hour: Absinthe at the Everhart, April 24 at the Everhart Museum from 7 – 9 p.m. From a taste of its colorful history to a taste of the green drink itself, attendees will join the Everhart staff and special guests in experiencing the allure of this once forbidden beverage. For ages 21 and older.


“Auntie Mame” Live Theatre, April 24 through 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Directed by: Jennifer Jenkins. Sponsored by: the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Based on Patrick Dennis’ bestselling 1955 novel about his aunt, “Auntie Mame” is an unforgettable show. Cost: $10. Tickets/info: 996.1500.


Concert, April 26, at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Bands include Shayfer James, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Astorian Stigmata and The Stereo Clique. All ages show, 21 and older can B.Y.O.B. with valid I.D. Cost: $7. Info: 878.3970 or NewVisionsStudio.com.


The Wyoming Seminary Players Present “The Tempest”, April 26 and 27 in the Upper School Buckingham Performing Arts Center on North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, at 8 p.m. Cost: $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Info: 270.2192.


The Glass Prism “Rock On” Dinner Dance and CD Release Party, April 27 at Genetti’s Ballroom 1505 Main Street, Dickson City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner will run from 6 - 7 p.m. Performance by special guests The Jeffrey James Band will be held from 7 - 7:50 p.m. and 9:10 - 9:50 p.m. The Glass Prism will perform from 8 - 9 p.m. and 10 - 11 p.m. Cost: $39. Tickets: 570.383.0206. Info: 607.785.9120.


Sipping Into Spring Wine Festival, April 27 at Pioneer Plaza Hotel, Carbondale, from 12 - 6 p.m. Includes wine, craft beer, music and food. Info: 806.1158, info@sippingintospring.com or sippingintospring.com.


Fourth Annual “You Live Here, You Should Know This!” game show, April 27 in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center at 7 p.m.


Metal Show, April 27 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bands include Where Horizons Meet, As We Whisper, Silhouette Lies and Off The Coast. The show will mark the release of Where Horizons Meet’s newly recorded E.P. All ages. Cost: $7 for show only or $12 with purchase of the E.P. Info: 878.3970 or NewVisionsStudio.com.


The Wally Gordon Community Chorus Spring Concert, April 27 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Morgan Hwy, at 7 p.m. The concert is titled “Back to Broadway” and features music by Rogers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber and the music of “Les Miserables”. Cost: $5 at door.


The Marywood University Senior Learners Bus Tours, including: “Peter Nero and The Philadelphia Pops Concert, April 28 (cost $148); Culinary Institute of America with lunch and a tour of Locust Grove May 14 (cost $95); and Allentown Museum of the Arts and Lehigh Valley Mall, June 6 (cost $46). All trips will leave from Marywood University. Info/reservations: 383.0544.


13th Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine, April 28 at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $100. Tickets: 344.1111, ticketmaster.com or 1.800.745.3000. Info: ScrantonCulturalCenter.org.


SLP Concerts/Knitting Factory presents Shinedown with Bush and Airbourne, April 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, at 7:15 p.m. Cost: ticket prices vary. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000.


Binghamton High School ‘Juice Blenders’ Steel Drum Band Concert, April 30 in the newly renovated Montrose Theatre, Public Avenue, Montrose, at 7 p.m. Cost: free.


The Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band Annual Spring Concert, April 30 in Wyoming Seminary Buckingham Performing Arts Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston, at 7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.


“Golden Days of Radio Players,” April 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and June 4 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 7 - 9 p.m. For ages 18 and up. Instructors: Hoyt Keiser and Esther Harmatz. Cost: Free. Atendees will learn and experience putting together a live show to be performed June 4 at 7 p.m. Register: 996.1500.


“Bats in my belfry, dingbats in yours?” May 1 at Jack’s Draft House from 6 – 8 p.m. The Everhart Museum, in collaboration with Green Drinks Scranton and Gary Kwiecinski, will present a general discussion of anecdotes, usefulness, displeasures and whatever, associated with bats. Ages 21 and older. Cost: free. Info: 346.7186 or general.information@everhart-museum.org.


Bill W. Movie Event, May 1 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7 p.m. Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Persons of the 20th century. Cost: free. Tickets are available at the door while they last or they can be reserved by calling 996.1500.


Actors Circle Presents: “Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw, May 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun at 2 p.m. Directed by John McInerney. A romantic comedy armed with chocolate. Cost: $12 for general, $10 for seniors, $6 for students; May 9 tickets are $8 General and Seniors, $6 Students. Reservations: 342.9707. Info: actorscircle.org.


Colors of Spring: A Musical Journey by Sanjukta Sen, May 11. A seminar will introduce participants of all ages to the world of Indian music, particularly the fundamental principles of Hindustani Classical Music. Check-in for the seminar will begin at 4:45 p.m. The seminar is free, but pre-registration is required. Followed by a welcome reception with refreshments of traditional chai and snacks and introduction of the honored guests. A concert will begin at 6 p.m. in the Waverly Community House Auditorium. In this concert, Sanjukta Sen, supported by Shruti Sen, will present Indian Classical Songs which will conjure the romanticism, colorful nature and joyous mood of spring. She will be accompanied on tabla by Tapan Modak and harmonium. There will also be a group presentation by her senior students. Open to all age groups. Admission fee for refreshments and concert is $5 for students and $10 for all others. Tickets can be obtained by reservation at 570.586.8191.


Music Box Players Auditions for “Les Miserables: The Musical,” May 20 and 22 at 7 p.m. at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. All roles are open. Auditioning participants should each be prepared to sing a song of their choice and bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. Production dates are: July 19 to 21, 25 to 28 and August 1 to 4. Info: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.


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.


LITERARY ARTS


Environmental Art and Essay Exhibition, April 25 on the fourth floor of the DeNaples Center on The University of Scranton campus, from 6 - 9 p.m. The showcase will include the artwork submitted by area students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades participating in Pennsylvania American Water’s 11th annual Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest. Info: 941.7520.


Fire-fighting Presentation and Book Signing, April 28 at the Catlin House at 2 p.m. The Lackawanna Historical Society will host local author Gary Ryman for a program and book signing for his recent book, “Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Fire-Fighting Family.”


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: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.


ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE


Montdale United Methodist Church Second Annual Craft fair, April 27 at the Joe Terry Civic Center, 1038 Montdale Road, Scott Twp., from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Includes more than 30 craft vendors, a church bake sale, live music, homemade food, silent auction table and more.


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, April 30, May 7, 14 and 21, 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.


Preschool “Trash to Treasures”, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 10 - 10:45 a.m. For ages 4 and 5. Amy Colley will teach young artists about 3-D collage as they transform household items into masterpieces. Students will learn about recycling along the way. Cost: Free. Register/info: 996.1500.


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, May 28, June 4, 11 and 25, 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.


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.


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.


“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.




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