Auditions for the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, in Tunkhannock Jan. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m., Jan 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. and in Honesdale, date and location to be announced. Positions available: Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster, Principal Second violin, violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, harp, piano and percussion. Compensation and mileage available for all positions. Info/Schedule an audition: 570.289.1090 or [email protected].
Open Mic Night, Jan. 25 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7:15 p.m. Breaking Ground Poets will be featured at 8:15 p.m. Cost: Free. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Open mic sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Info: 996.1500.
The National Players of Washington, D.C. Presents Animal Farm, a play based on the novella by George Orwell, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in Wyoming Seminary's Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The performers will host a question and answer session following the production. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.
Art show: Within by Lisa Wray, Jan. 25 through April 25 at the Wyoming County Courthouse art gallery, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock. Opening reception Jan. 25 from 4 – 6 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lamar Advertising's Up and Coming Comedy Series, Jan. 26 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Shopland Hall-Fourth Floor, at 8 p.m. with cocktail hour at 7 p.m. Headliner: Lord Carrett. Opener: Bruce Cherry. Cost: $16. Tickets: 344.1111 or ticketmaster.com.
Actors Circle Presents: Busybody - A Comedy by Jack Popplewell, directed by Lou Bisignani, Jan 24, 25, 26 and 27 and Feb.1, 2 and 3 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general; $10 Seniors; $8 students. Jan 24 preview tickets: $8 general and Seniors, $6 students. Reservations: 342.9707. Info: actorscircle.com.
Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway, Jan. 27. Bus will meet at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, departing at 1:30 p.m. Concert begins at 3 p.m. Presented by: Pianist Gary Boerckel and soprano Bernadette Boerckel. Admission and transportation: Free. Reservations (required): 996.1500.
Gallery Talk, Jan. 27 at B & B Art Gallery at 2 p.m. January's featured artist, Lynn Gano will talk about the process of Fine Art Printmaking and her works that are on display. Attendees will learn the difference between a print you buy at a poster store versus one where in traditional art printmaking, the printing plate is created by an artist by hand, inked and printed by hand.
The Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra presents a program featuring the works of Elgar, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Dvorak, Jan. 29 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston at 8 p.m. Music Director Yoon Jae Lee will lead the musicians in a performance of Elgar's Elegy for Strings, the Ruy Blas Overture by Mendelssohn, the Karelia Suite by Sibelius and the Symphony No. 9 From The New World by Dvorak. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.
Virst Vriday: What is a Vampire, Feb. 1, at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 North Washington Ave, Scranton. Art exhibit from 6 - 9 p.m. and free movie from 9 - 11 p.m. Cost: free.
Rock The House, Feb. 1 at Baxters Bar and Grille, Dunmore, from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Featuring live music all night from Coal Town Rounders, Backdraft, Take 3 and Chixy Dix. Happy Hour from 5 – 8 p.m. includes food and drink specials. Also includes basket raffles and 50/50 drawing. Must be 21 to enter. Benefits Leadership Lackawanna's project for Friendship House to raise awareness for foster care services in NEPA. Cost: $10 cover 5 - 8 p.m. and $5 cover 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Illuminations by Nina Davidowitz, Feb. 1 – March 30 at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Opening reception Feb. 1 from 6 - 9 p.m. A second reception will be held March 1 from 6 - 9 p.m. with the addition of an exhibition of Nina's drawings in the classroom.
Annie: The Musical, Feb 1 to 3, 8 to 10, 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Fridays and and Saturdays bar opens at 6 p.m., buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays bar opens at 1 p.m., dinner served at 1:30 p.m., curtain at 3 p.m. Cost: Dinner and show: $34, children 12 and under: $28. Show-only: $16. Groups of 20 or more-dinner and show: $32. Reservations: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania, Feb. 2 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. Presented by: Jeff Mitchell. Cost: Free. This presentation will showcase Pennsylvania's parks and natural areas, including hiking trails and waterways, with a focus on locations in northeastern Pa. Info: 996.1500.
Randolph Kelly Violist Recital, Feb. 5 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston at 8 p.m. The Wyoming Seminary Upper School Music Department will present a recital by Randolph Kelly, principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.
The Lackawanna College Marketing Club's Falcon Music Fest, Feb. 9, in the Mellow Theater on the Scranton campus at 7:30 p.m. The band MiZ will be the featured act. Mile High Club will be the opening act. All proceeds go to the Lackawanna College Student-Athlete book program. Tickets: eTix.com or Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mellow Theater Box Office. Cost: $22.50.
Crock Pot Abduction (C.P.A.) Concert, Feb. 9 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). The band will release their newly recorded album, Slow Dance For Teens. The show will also feature the bands Eye On Attraction, Down To Six, The Faceless Shadows and Ed Cuozzo of A Social State. Cost: $7 at the door or $10 and C.P.A.'s CD is included. Snow date: Feb. 10 or 12. Info: 570.878.3970 or NewVisionsStudio.com.
Millennium Music Conference, Feb. 14 - 17 at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center (Camp Hill) and 30 showcase venues in and around Harrisburg. Info: www.musicconference.net.
The Wyoming Seminary Middle-School Players Present: Twelfth Night, Feb. 15-16 in the Lower School Amato Auditorium, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort at 7 p.m. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular, with a story of hidden identities, love and practical jokes. Cost: donations will be taken at the door and will benefit area charities. Info: 270.2192.
St. Valentine's Massacre 2013, Feb. 16 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) The show will feature the bands Terror On The Screen, AAYU, A Fighting Chance and Lila Ignite, N.Y. Cost: $7. Snow date: Feb. 17. Info: 878.3970 or NewVisionsStudio.com
February: The Month for Dance Films and Dance Lessons
, at the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock, Sundays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango in the Tent invite the public to experience dance through movies and lessons during the month of February. Featured films include: The Tango Lesson Feb.10, Singin' in the Rain Feb. 17 and Shall We Dance Feb. 24. After each movie showing at the Dietrich, there will be a dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall taught by local dance instructors. No experience is required. Cost: $10 per movie and lesson. Info/reservations: 996.1500.
Open Mic Night, Feb. 22 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7:15 p.m. Feature at 8:15 p.m. Open mic sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Feature: K.K. Gordon. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
Under the Big Top After School Theatre Arts Show, Feb. 23 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages Starring: After School Theatre Arts students. Written and produced by the students, this production will be full of movement and fun dialogue. Cost: $5. Info: 996.1500.
An Afternoon Remembering Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, March 10 at Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., Waverly at 2 p.m. Narrated by Pete Noto. Featuring: Tex Beneke, Ray Ebrle, Marion Hutton, The Modernaires, Sgt. Johnny Desmond, The U.S. AAF Band, and prominent leaders of the Big Band Era. Cost: free. Info: 586.8166.
28th Annual NEPA Bach Festival, in Scranton. Organ concert March 16 at Elm Park United Methodist Church, at 4 p.m., chamber music concert March 16 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. and choral concert March 17 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 3 p.m.
Celtic Woman Musical Ensemble, March 19 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple at 7:30 p.m. Info: www.celticwoman.com.
Meet the Author: Jeannine Luby, Jan. 23 at the Abington Community Library from 4 to 5 p.m. Luby will read her book, Wartz. . . And All and invite children to participate in a special craft. For ages 7 and older.
Photo Scanning Day for Old Forge and Moosic book, Feb. 9 at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. Taylor from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Photo scanning for the upcoming Arcadia history book will be completed on the spot so participants do not need to leave the photos there. Community members are invited to search those old photo albums for church events, family photos, schools, postcards, yearbooks and bring in their favorites to be scanned. Info: Margo Azzarelli at 346.6179.
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: [email protected].
Mommy and me Story Time Art project, Jan. 23 at Abington Art Studio, 208 Depot Street, Clarks Summit, from 10 - 11a.m. Cost: $12 (includes supplies). Reservations: 313.0527.
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.