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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of May 1, 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.


“Golden Days of Radio Players,” 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.


“Into the Forest: Recent Paintings” exhibit by Maria Grzybowski, May 3 at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Fourth Floor, Shopland Hall Lobby, from 6 - 9 p.m. with live music from 6 - 7 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 346.7369. ext. 122.


The Wyoming Seminary Music Department’s Annual Spring Concert, May 3 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, at 8 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.


“Unimpeded Imagination” art exhibit, May 3 - 25 with an opening reception May 3 from 6 – 10 p.m.at New Visions Studio and Gallery Featuring artwork by Jordan Fees, Chantal Rich and Ashley Ruth Truitt. The reception is free to the public and will include food, drink and meet and greet opportunities with the artists. This is a family- friendly exhibit .


Free Movie Showing of “ The Jungle Book,” May 4 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages. Includes movie, popcorn and soda. Cost: Free. Tickets 996.500. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.


“Raise the Roof” Family Fun Day Fundraiser for Whipple Performing Art Studio Starlite Playhouse, May 4 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays in Springville from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Children can enjoy a Bounce House donated by Taylor Rental, face painting, a puppet show, sporting clay shoot (snowballs for kids), cotton candy, raffles, breakdance and hip hop performances and DJ entertainment. A picnic lunch will also be served for $6 per person and will include 2 chicken thighs, beans, chips, bread and a drink. Cost: $10 (goes directly to the Starlite Playhouse Building Fund). Info: 836.6986 or email kimdwhipple@frontier.com.


Music for Models show, May 4 and June 1 at Armetta’s, 329 Northern Blvd, Chinchilla, from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Music for Models (Marko, Tara and John) will perform. Info: 586.5492.


Rock Bottom: Monologues About Starting Over, May 4 at The Olde Brick Theatre on the second floor at 126 W. Market Street just off Providence Square in Scranton, at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 3 p.m. A program of new original monologues by The Jason Miller Playwright’s Program. Cost: $5-10 suggested donation, to be collected at the door. Info/reservations: 591.1378 or nepaplaywrights@live.com.


Cinco de Mayo: Guitar Music of Mexico, May 5 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 3 p.m. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will pay tribute to Mexico’s rich folk music heritage by performing our southern neighbor’s vibrant songs and dances as well as exploring and sharing the country’s exciting and diverse contemporary classical music for the guitar. Cost: $10. Tickets: 996.1500 or at the Dietrich’s ticket booth.


The Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra’s Annual Spring Concert, May 5 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, at 8 p.m. Yoon Jae Lee, music director, will lead the orchestra in a performance of his orchestral reduction of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.


Annual Bluebell Celebration, May 5, at the Endless Mountains Nature Center at Camp Lackawanna, located on Vosburg Neck Road between Tunkhannock and Meshoppen, at 2 p.m. Honoring an astounding patch of Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia Virginica), the Celebration will feature native garden tours, displays, activities, live music and refreshments. Cost: $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets: www.emnconline.org or 836.3835 (please leave a message).


Children’s and Youth Ensembles of The Choral Society of NEPA’s Spring Concert, May 5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton, at 3 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults; ages 18 and younger free; $2 discount for seniors, students, Lackawanna County Li-brary System Cardholders, WVIA Members, and members of the Hood Room at the Scranton Cultural Center. Info: choralsociety.net.


Dinner Theater Scholarship Fundraiser, May 8 at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, Tafton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar. A buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the show follows at 8 p.m. Cost: $36. Reservations (required): 226.6207 or 470.8713.


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


Sand County Almanac Book Discussions, May 8 and 15 at the Tunkhannock Public Library at 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.


Revitalizing Writers Workshop, Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 and 29 and 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: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.


ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE


Open Studio and Portfolio Prep, 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. Register/info: 996.1500.


Dark Shadows: Silhouette Workshop, May 8 at the Everhart Museum from 6 - 8 p.m. Students ages 18 and older will learn the basics of photographic transfer and create a work of art using a variety of medium including digital photography, watercolor, and pencil. Cost: $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration/pre-payment is required. Info/reservations: 346.7186 or general.information@everhart-museum.org.


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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