This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre- April 17

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April 18 – April 24, 2017
 
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
April 18 – April 24, 2017
 
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
April 18 – April 24, 2017
April 18 – April 24, 2017
 
 
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
 
 
April 18 – April 24, 2017
 
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
April 18 – April 24, 2017
April 18 – April 24, 2017
 
 
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
 
 
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
 
 
April 18 – April 24, 2017
April 18 – April 24, 2017
April 18 – April 24, 2017
 
 
 
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
It’s going to be another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
The F.M. Kirby Center hosts two events this week: Tuesday evening’s “Guitars and Stars” concert, sponsored by Froggy 101; and Saturday night’s inaugural “Kirby Fest: a Night of Pints, Pinot, and Performing Arts” benefit, a fundraiser being held in support of the Kirby Center’s wonderful free Young People’s Theatre Series and cultural outreach programs.
 
There will be two free lectures this week: an exploration of religious freedom in Russia at King’s College on Wednesday; and the latest edition of Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
 
And, Friday evening brings Downtown’s first Third Friday Art Walk of 2017. This monthly event gives you a chance to sample original artwork, exhibit openings, and live music at a dozen participating downtown galleries and businesses from 5 PM to 8 PM. This month, Third Friday features three different exhibit openings, along with open houses at a variety of venues.
 
Third Friday puts a monthly spotlight on downtown’s arts scene, making this an appropriate time to note that all sorts of cultural riches are routinely accessible in each of our center city’s various galleries and museums.
 
The exhibition schedules at Marquis Art & Frame’s Second Floor Gallery, the Sordoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, and the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts provide an abundance of enjoyment for art lovers.
 
Local history is highlighted at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum, a downtown landmark since 1894. Within its historic quarters, tucked behind the Osterhout at 69 South Franklin Street, you can currently tour two special exhibitions, “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” and “Bringing the Giant to its Knees,” along with a permanent exhibit exploring Native American settlement in the Wyoming Valley.
 
Art and local history merge in local artist Sue Hand’s encyclopedic series of 213 acrylic/collage paintings, titled “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hallowed Ground,” which illuminate the lives of anthracite miners during the age of coal. The artworks are on permanent display at King’s on the Square at 20 Public Square.
 
King’s on the Square also contains the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA’s Reverend Jozef Murgaš Room, whose displays tell the life story of one of the Wyoming Valley’s great polymaths – simultaneously a priest, an artist, a botanist, a scientist, a pioneer in wireless telegraphy, and a champion of Slovak independence.
 
Another one of Downtown’s special spaces – the Wilkes University Polish Room – is found within Wilkes’ Farley Library. Since 1950, this fascinating exhibition room, designed by renowned artist and author Stefan Mrozewski and sponsored by the Polish Room Committee, has told the story of Poland through interior design, craft, furniture, paintings, books, and programs.
 
These varied venues are all open to the public – and they are all found within a short walk from one another in our center city. They collectively enrich our community, and their presence is part of the reason why Downtown Wilkes-Barre is our region’s center of arts and culture. See for yourself: visit one of Downtown’s galleries or exhibition spaces this week. You’ll be glad that you did!

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This week at the F.M. Kirby Center:
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Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, April 18
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa

Tuesday, April 18
Osterhout Seminar: “What is Mindfullness?

TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn to be present in the moment during this seminar for the entire family, presented by Karen Holcomb, L.S.W. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Tuesday, April 18
The F.M. Kirby Center and Froggy 101 Present “Guitars and Stars

TIME: 7:00 PM 
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Froggy 101 and Wisnosky Jewelers will present Guitars & Stars at the F.M. Kirby Center. Main stage acts include Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, reigning American Idol Trent Harmon, and former member of the pop/rock group Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan Follese. A portion of all of ticket sales will benefit the Froggy Arts Fund in an effort to keep music programs thriving in local schools. 
Tickets start at $15.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Wednesday, April 19
Osterhout Teen Night

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday night is Teen Night at the Osterhout! Enjoy snacks, bring your friends, make new friends and – most importantly – just relax and have fun! Free and open to teens aged 12 to 18.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, April 19
King’s College Lecture: Religious Liberty in Russia

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACEBurke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Former U.S. Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russia and its impact on American foreign policy. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Thursday, April 20
Wilkes University United Nations Lecture Series: Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development and Climate Change

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214, 274 South Franklin Street

Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series presents Abdul Hannan, Senior Development Expert for the United Nations Development Program, whose talk is titled “Global Poverty Reduction: The Nexus of Conflict, Development, and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-4330.


Thursday, April 20
Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

This month’s Franklin Street Sleuths book discussion focuses on The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. Books may be purchased at the Osterhout. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Friday, April 21
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. April’s movie theme is “April Showers,” and this week’s movie is Singin’ in the Rain (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

 
Friday, April 21
Wilkes University Contemporary History Project: “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”

TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Breiseth Hall, Room 106, 159 S. Franklin Street

Agnieszka Tuszynska, Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, presents a Wilkes University Contemporary History Project lecture titled Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno’s Black Fury”.  Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Friday, April 21
Third Friday Artwalk

TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: All around Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown Wilkes-Barre is alive with visual art, music, book signings, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visit www.thirdfridaywb.com each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.thirdfridaywb.com.


Friday, April 21
Meet the Artist Reception: “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” 

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Street

Meet Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden of the Kitson Arts Alliance as they display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music.”
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Friday, April 21
WVAL Spring Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

TIME: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join the Wyoming Valley Art League for an opening Third Friday reception unveiling the WVAL’s Members’ Spring Juried Exhibit. Both galleries will feature artworks; awards will be presented at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
More information:
 www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, April 21
Marquis Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: “Recent Works”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

The Second Floor Gallery opens its new group exhibition, “Recent Works,” with a Third Friday Meet the Artists Reception. The exhibit features recent works by three local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.
More information: 570-823-0518.


Saturday, April 22
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride
TIME: 8:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 8:30 AM. It is a progressive ride starting with flat training. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, April 22
Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts

TIME: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square


The F.M. Kirby Center presents its inaugural fundraising event, featuring local beer, wine, and food tastings, plus lots of entertainment! There will be a  silent auction of signed memorabilia from some big stars! All proceeds benefit our Young People’s Theater Series and Community Outreach program. Help us to continue to provide live theater programs for children in our local school districts free of charge! Tickets: in advance, $50.00; door price $60.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
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Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Submit An Event!
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Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Submit An Event!
Let the community know about your Downtown Wilkes-Barre event by clicking on the link above. Add it to the community calendar and we’ll share it in this email during the week of your event! Please be sure to choose “Downtown” as your event type.
 
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This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre is brought to you by the following organizations:
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Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
Opening March 1, 2017

The exhibit will detail Luzerne County’s rich and varied history through landscape art, from Revolutionary War battles to coal mining, from Native American settlements to posh hotels and downtown department stores.  


“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: the History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb”
March 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017

“Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb” explores the 110-year history of one of America’s greatest motor races, reviving the echos of names like Penske, Shelby, Danko, Chevrolet, De Palma, and Koveleski. View a fabulous collection of art, pictures, trophies, artifacts, and memorabilia from “The Giant.”

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
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.

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
“Rock and Roll in Art and Music”

April 3 to April 28

Artists Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden – all members of the Kitson Arts Alliance – display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, April 21.


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

“Recent Works”
Opening April 21

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by three fine local artists: photographs by Dr. Henry Smith; pastel paintings by Joe Kluck; and marble sculptures by Charles Welles. Free and open to the public.


More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Stark Learning Center, 150 South River Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM -4:30 PM
 
“Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color”
DATES: March 23 to May 22, 2017

St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.
 

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spring Members’ Juried Show 
DATES: April 21- June 8

The WVAL’s Spring Members’ Juried Show represents a compilation of the best works by Art League members. See it for yourself! Free and open to the public.


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
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Let the community know about your Downtown Wilkes-Barre event by clicking on the link above. Add it to the community calendar and we’ll share it in this email during the week of your event! Please be sure to choose “Downtown” as your event type.
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