Wednesday, January 22
Campion Literary Society
TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Room 117
The Campion Literary Society’s writing workshops – hour-long, informal writing classes – are themed, free, and open to the public. Student leaders will share writing exercises with participants so that they may produce drafts of poems, short stories, or non-fiction.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570- 208-5957.
Wednesday, January 22
Wilkes University/King’s College Alumni Pre-Game Mixer
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Rodano’s, 53 Public Square
Wilkes and King’s alumni and friends are invited to get together at Rodano’s before the Colonels and Monarchs go head-to-head on the basketball court at King’s at 8 PM. The cost is $5 and includes pizza, soft drinks and a shuttle to and from the game. Guests are welcome! Wear your school colors and win prizes from your alma mater. To register, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information: http://www.wilkes.edu/alumni or 570-408-7787.
Saturday, January 25
Memphis: the Musical
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square
Turn up that dial! From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Critically acclaimed Memphis, which won the 2010 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score, arrives at the F.M. Kirby Center on January 25. Tickets start at $35 plus fees.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street):
HOURS: Tu-F, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Sat, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Art of Lawrence Russo
DATES: November 16, 2013 through January 31, 2014
The best-known work of Lawrence Russo is probably the 24-foot high statue of Christ the King atop the King's College Administration Building in Wilkes-Barre, but the work of this prolific Wyoming Valley sculptor adorns many churches, cemeteries, and public buidings throughout the mid-Atlantic. This exhibit explores Russo’s work in various media, including a number of his paintings.
Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.
More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244
King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center)
Spirited Energy by Michael Hiscox
DATES: January 13 through February 24, 2014
HOURS: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Local artist Michael Hiscox of Dallas will convey the action and energy of human activity in a collection of his works in a variety of media, ranging from watercolors to graphite, during an exhibition titled “Spirited Energy.” The artist’s goal is to capture the spirit, emotion, and craft of each activity.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900.
Wilkes University Sordoni Art Gallery
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)
A World Apart: the Legacy of George Gabin
DATES: January 14 through May 11, 2014.
HOURS: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Tuesday - Sunday
The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University presents the exhibition, A WORLD APART: THE LEGACY OF GEORGE GABIN, featuring a variety of works by the 20th century American imaginist painter and teacher at the Montserrat College of Art.
More information: http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/1531.asp