VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
“Unimpeded Imagination” art exhibit, through May 25 at New Visions Studio and Gallery. A family-friendly exhibit featuring artwork by Jordan Fees, Chantal Rich and Ashley Ruth Truitt.
Music Box Players Auditions for “Les Miserables: The Musical,” May 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.
Vampires at the AFA Gallery, May 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. This is the third in a series of vampire films hosted by the Everhart Museum at the AFA Gallery located in downtown Scranton. Shown will be “The Hunger,” rated R. Directed in 1983 by Tony Scott the 97-minute film centers on Miriam, a centuries-old Egyptian vampire, who preys on urban clubgoers with her vampire lover John. Open to ages 18 and older. Cost: free; donations will be accepted at the door. Info: 346.7186 or email@example.com.
WNEP’S “The View” with a Scranton Attitude: Let’s Hear It from The Boys, May 23, at The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, fourth Floor, Shopland Hall, at 7 p.m. with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. In this twist on the popular daytime talk show, panelists will discuss hot topics, talk about their lives and answer audience questions. Featured panelists this month include: Fast Freddie – Traffic Reporter for Entercom Communications and Host of Metal on the Mountain on 102.3 The Mountain; Judge Jim Gibbons – Magisterial District Judge in Lackawanna County; Chris Kelly – Enterprise Editor, Columnist and Writing Coach for “The Times Tribune” and Mayor Patrick “Nibs” Loughney – Mayor of Dunmore. The evening will be moderated by Laurie Cadden of Laurie Cadden Enterprises. Cost: $6. Tickets: 344.1111, www.ticketmaster.com or 1.800.745.3000. Info: www.scrantonculturalcenter.org.
Open Mic Night, May 24 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, at 7 p.m. Doors open for Open Mic signups at 6:30 p.m. The featured poet, Nygel Metcalfe, will take the stage at 8:15 p.m. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Cost: Free. Seating is limited. Info / reservations: 996.1500.
Children’s show: “Mozart – A Musical Timeline,” May 25 and June 1, 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.
Breaking Ground Poets Poetry Slam, May 26, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 5 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. For ages 14 and up. Host: Amye Archer. Cost: $5. In this live competition, members of the Breaking Ground Poets will perform original poetry over the course of three rounds before a panel of judges. Info: 996.1500.
Abington Heights High School’s New Playwright’s Festival, May 29 at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Cost: $3.
The Lakeside Players Present: “The Hallelujah Girls,” May 31 and June 1 at Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 827 Church St., Honesdale, at 7:30 p.m. A Sunday matinee will be held June 2 at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 with a $2 per ticket discount for groups of 10 or more. Info / reservations: 226.6207.
Music for Models show, 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.
A Steppin’Time Dance Company Spring Performance , June 1, at Abington Heights High School at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: (sold day of performance): $12 adults, $6 children. Info: 876.4311 or 903.0741.
Annual Forest Hill Cemetery Tour:Commemorating William Connell and Family, June 2 at 1 p.m., at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1830 Jefferson Ave., Dunmore. June 9 is the raindate. The Taylorville Troupe will tell the “rags to riches” story of William Connel, a congressman, coal operator, bank president and capitalist. Bring your own blankets or folding chairs. Cost: Free. Info: Margo at 346.6179 or Forest Hill at 344.5113.
The Annual Forest Hill Cemetery Historical Tour, June 2, at 1830 Jefferson Avenue, Dunmore, at 1 p.m. Raindate June 9. Commemorates Scranton Pioneer William Connell and Family. No reservations required. Some chairs will be set up but attendees are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets. Cost: Free. Info: 346.6179.
“Glory Road: an exhibit of railroad themed posters and photo illustrations,” June 3 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Fourth Annual Arts on Fire Industiral 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 awailable 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.
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.
Holistic Moms Network of Wyoming Valley presents: “Family Writing” with guest speaker Jennifer Judge Yonkoski, June 1, at Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meetings are for members only, but newcomers are welcome to join one free meeting. Fathers and Children are also invited to attend. A tax-deductible membership is $45 per year. Info: 466.1347 or email@example.com or visit www.wyomingvalleypa.holisticmoms.org.
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
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.
Dark Shadows: Silhouette Workshop, May 29 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/museum members and $30/non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration/pre-payment is required. Info / reservations: 346.7186 or email@example.com.
Disco Yoga Dance Party, May 30 at Shopland Hall, Fourth Floor, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, with yoga workshop at 7 p.m. and Disco Dance Party at 8:15 p.m. The night will begin with an all-level, candlelight yoga class lead by Alex and Kelly of Mission Yoga. Following the class, there will be a short break to give participants a chance to freshen up, and then the dance party will begin. Participants should bring a yoga mat, comfortable workout apparel and a change of clothes for the dance party. Cost: $10 for both events, $5 for dance party only. Reservations: www.mission-yoga.com. Info: www.ScrantonCulturalCenter.org.
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.
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.