This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre March 23-April 1, 2019

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March 26 – April 1, 2019
 
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

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, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

 
 
March 26 – April 1, 2019
 
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

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, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

 
 
March 26 – April 1, 2019
March 26 – April 1, 2019
 
 
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

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, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

 
 
 
 
March 26 – April 1, 2019
 
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

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, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

 
 
March 26 – April 1, 2019
March 26 – April 1, 2019
 
 
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

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, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

 
 
 
 
March 26 – April 1, 2019
March 26 – April 1, 2019
March 26 – April 1, 2019
 
 
 
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Music, comedy, lectures, conferences, networking, and more: as we head toward the end of March, there’s so much to do in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!
 
Interested in music? The F.M. Kirby Center features two great concerts this week: country star Lee Brice on Friday night, and Texas singer-songwriter Cody Jinks on Saturday evening.
 
There’s the Downtown Ministerium’s lunchtime Lenten Organ Recital at St. Stephen’s on Wednesday, or King’s College’s Cantores Christi Regis Choral Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The spooky sounds of the theramin are integral to the Wyoming Valley Art League’s latest Sunday at the Circle: a performance of Robert Anderson’s humorous “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple,” inspired by a Russian folktale.
 
Or, you can head to Karl Hall for three consecutive nights of live local music, ranging from hardcore to acoustic, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
 
The laughs come courtesy of comedian Red Green, making a return appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center during what may be his final tour on Thursday night.
 
Interested in learning? Notre Dame professor Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings presents the 40th annual Moreau Lecture at King’s College on Tuesday – a talk titled “Pope Francis and the American Saints.”
 
Later this week, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber and the United Way present the first annual Young Professionals Conference at the THINK Center on Thursday, while King’s College hosts “Horizons of Business Education” – a two-day conference focused on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship – on Thursday and Friday.
 
How about some networking? For local members of the “creative class,” Wilkes-Barre Connect’s inaugural Creative Meetup will be held at the THINK Center on Tuesday evening. And, Wilkes-Barre POWER holds its March networking event, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Thursday at the Westmoreland Club.
 
If you like movies, check out 1964’s The Best Man, this week’s entry during Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film Series, or the free Friday-afternoon “bad film” series at the Osterhout. Or, head to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on East Northampton Street any time to enjoy Hollywood’s latest on the big screen.
 
And, this doesn’t even include all of the retail and restaurant options that our center city has to offer.

This week, why not check it for yourself?

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
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
 
 
 
 
 
 

Downtown Events

Tuesday, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, March 26
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, March 26
King’s College Moreau Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

TIME: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and an associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame,  will discuss “Pope Francis and the American Saints: Witness from the Past, Wisdom for the Future” during two separate presentations as part of King’s College’s 40th annual Moreau Lecture. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5767.

Tuesday, March 26

“Wilkes-Barre Connect” Creative Meetup
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 South Main Street

Introducing Creative Meetups fueled by Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect! These free monthly creative meetups will promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives in NEPA. Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, a developer, an inventor, a filmmaker, an enthusiast, a supporter, a community member or something else entirely, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas! Free and open to the public; food and drink provided.

More information: www.wilkes-barre.org or 570-823-2101.

Tuesday, March 26

Wilkes University “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality”
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes University, 169 S. Main Street

Award-winning educator, speaker, writer and grassroots activist Robyn Ochs will lead the interactive event “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilkes University. The program will explore the question of how we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality. Using an interactive format, attendees will explore the landscape of sexuality. The program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels. 
Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Lenten Organ Recital Series

TIME: 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
PLACE:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street

St. Stephen’s and the Downtown Ministerium present a pre-noon Lenten organ recital by Jack Warren Burnam, Organist and Choirmaster of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. The liturgist at the noon service will be Reverend Timothy Alleman, and the preacher will be Deacon William Behm. Special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be served after the service. Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s has offered free organ recitals prior to a noon Community Ecumenical Lenten Service. Free and open to the public.

More information: www.ststephenswb.org or 570-825-6653.

Wednesday, March 27
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop
TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Thursday, March 28
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.


Thursday, March 28
Osterhout Harry Potter Book Discussion

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

Join us at the Osterhout Library for the fourth meeting of our adult Harry Potter book discussion! This month we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This program is for adults.  Free and open to the public. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Thursday, March 28
Wilkes-Barre POWER March Event

TIME: 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: The Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street


Join us for our March Networking event at the Westmoreland Club this Thursday,  March 28. Our featured nonprofit will be Big Brothers Big Sisters. Complimentary Light Fare and CASH BAR! Since the Westmoreland Club is a private Club, there is a strictly enforced dress code. The Club Dress Code Policy is Business Attire.
More information: 
http://wilkesbarrepower.com/

Thursday, March 28
Penn State “Meet Your Neighbors” Spring Film & Discussion Series: The Best Man 

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: R/C Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This spring, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. Spring 2019 Theme: “Meet Your Neighbors!” Join us as we salute local talent who made their mark in Hollywood! The spring film series continues with The Best Man, featuring two Wyoming Valley residents: Edie Adams from Kingston, and Lee Tracy who maintained a home in Dallas. Series tickets: $25 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion
More information: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/film-discussion-series or 570-675-9253.

Friday, March 29
The Horizons of Business Education: Conference on Non-Profit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

“The Horizons of Business Education’,” a two-day conference on non-profit leadership and social entrepreneurship, will be held at King’s College on March 28-29. Sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the William G. McGowan School of Business, the free public event is designed to explore the question of what sort of jobs and careers a Catholic business school should be preparing its students for. For more information on the conference and to register click here
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Friday, March 29
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Tingler

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. This week’s movie will be The Tingler (1959), starring  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman.  Free and open to the public: popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

Friday, March 29
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Friday, March 29
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Friday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Friday, March 29
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Lee Brice
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center this Friday, March 29! With well over 2 billion digital spins, Brice is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, and he is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque, putting him in company with not only Urban, but legends including Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac, and pop phenoms such as John Legend.  Tickets start at $39.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, March 30
Osterhout One More Row Knit and Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Learn, share, knit or crochet! Come out and join our knit and crochet group! New members are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Saturday, March 30
The F.M. Kirby Center Presents Cody Jinks

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

Texas powerhouse songwriter, Cody Jinks, will visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday, March 30, with special guests, The Steel Woods! Since first emerging as a solo artist in the mid-2000s, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter has steadily advanced from playing nearly-empty bar rooms to building a following so dedicated they’ve formed their own fan club—a self-governed group called the “Flockers,” comprised of more than 21,000 members and counting. For well over a decade, Cody Jinks has devoted himself to making country music that is equal parts uncompromising and empathic, often giving voice to those who exist on the margins of modern life. Tickets start at $35.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.


Saturday, March 30
Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: King’s College J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Corner of North Franklin and Jackson Streets

Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College choir, will perform its annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral pieces. The concert will feature performances of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” by John Rutter; “O How Amiable,” by Vaughn Williams; and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6044.


Saturday, March 30
Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Saturday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.


Sunday, March 31
WVAL Sunday at the Circle: “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple”
TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 South Franklin Street
 
Work, work, work, every day! Poor Khavroshechka! With no help from her new family, little orphan Khavroshechka seeks solace from her only friend, the family cow, and when she does things get Krazy! Fresh from a highly praised performance in New York City, NEPA’s own Los Chiflados performance gang brings “Krazy Kow, Khavroshechka, and the Apple” to Wilkes-Barre. Written by Robert Anderson, inspired by a Russian folktale, with music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin. Free and open to the public; food and drink provided; $5 donation suggested.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Sunday, March 31

Karl Hall presents a Night of Live Music
TIME: 8:00  PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street


Downtown Wilkes-Barre live-music venue Karl Hall hosts a Sunday night of live music!  All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Irem Temple Restoration Project’s Public Square Pop-Up Museum
(1 South Main Street, fourth floor):
HOURS: Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM; Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM;  Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

The ITRP’s Pop-Up introduces our area’s incredible heritage, with the goal of showcasing the full breadth of our history and demonstrating that heritage tourism – such as a restored Irem Temple – can be a shared source of prosperity.

More information:www.iremtemplerestorationproject.com orwww.facebook.com/IremTempleRestoration/.

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

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.

“The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”
 

This exhibition remembers one of the bloodiest American defeats of the Revolutionary War.  It draws from the LCHS collection on the Battle, including paintings, drawings letters and objects. The exhibit explores the massacre as well as the exodus from the Valley afterwards. This battle shaped the Wyoming Valley forever.


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

“A Visual Playlist”
DATES: February 25 – April 26

An exhibition of oil paintings by Honesdale resident Melissa Short. The paintings are inspired by music and each painting represents a different song.

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

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

 

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


The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery is currently closed for reinstallation, and will reopen on April 2.


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

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center 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

“Along the Way” Artworks Of :  Michelle Thomas Art Exhibition
DATES:  February 15 – April 2


This exhibition features a series of paintings rendered in several mediums depicting rural scapes in both Plein Air and studiowork methods. 

WVAL Member’s March Exhibition
DATES: March 15 – April 4

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

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Downtown Exhibits
 
Irem Temple Restoration Project’s Public Square Pop-Up Museum
(1 South Main Street, fourth floor):
HOURS: Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM; Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM;  Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

The ITRP’s Pop-Up introduces our area’s incredible heritage, with the goal of showcasing the full breadth of our history and demonstrating that heritage tourism – such as a restored Irem Temple – can be a shared source of prosperity.

More information:www.iremtemplerestorationproject.com orwww.facebook.com/IremTempleRestoration/.

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

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.

“The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”
 

This exhibition remembers one of the bloodiest American defeats of the Revolutionary War.  It draws from the LCHS collection on the Battle, including paintings, drawings letters and objects. The exhibit explores the massacre as well as the exodus from the Valley afterwards. This battle shaped the Wyoming Valley forever.


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

“A Visual Playlist”
DATES: February 25 – April 26

An exhibition of oil paintings by Honesdale resident Melissa Short. The paintings are inspired by music and each painting represents a different song.

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

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

 

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


The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery is currently closed for reinstallation, and will reopen on April 2.


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

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center 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

“Along the Way” Artworks Of :  Michelle Thomas Art Exhibition
DATES:  February 15 – April 2


This exhibition features a series of paintings rendered in several mediums depicting rural scapes in both Plein Air and studiowork methods. 

WVAL Member’s March Exhibition
DATES: March 15 – April 4

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Irem Temple Restoration Project’s Public Square Pop-Up Museum
(1 South Main Street, fourth floor):
HOURS: Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM; Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM;  Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

The ITRP’s Pop-Up introduces our area’s incredible heritage, with the goal of showcasing the full breadth of our history and demonstrating that heritage tourism – such as a restored Irem Temple – can be a shared source of prosperity.

More information:www.iremtemplerestorationproject.com orwww.facebook.com/IremTempleRestoration/.

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

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.

“The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”
 

This exhibition remembers one of the bloodiest American defeats of the Revolutionary War.  It draws from the LCHS collection on the Battle, including paintings, drawings letters and objects. The exhibit explores the massacre as well as the exodus from the Valley afterwards. This battle shaped the Wyoming Valley forever.


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

“A Visual Playlist”
DATES: February 25 – April 26

An exhibition of oil paintings by Honesdale resident Melissa Short. The paintings are inspired by music and each painting represents a different song.

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

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

 

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


The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery is currently closed for reinstallation, and will reopen on April 2.


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

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center 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

“Along the Way” Artworks Of :  Michelle Thomas Art Exhibition
DATES:  February 15 – April 2


This exhibition features a series of paintings rendered in several mediums depicting rural scapes in both Plein Air and studiowork methods. 

WVAL Member’s March Exhibition
DATES: March 15 – April 4

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Irem Temple Restoration Project’s Public Square Pop-Up Museum
(1 South Main Street, fourth floor):
HOURS: Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM; Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM;  Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

The ITRP’s Pop-Up introduces our area’s incredible heritage, with the goal of showcasing the full breadth of our history and demonstrating that heritage tourism – such as a restored Irem Temple – can be a shared source of prosperity.

More information:www.iremtemplerestorationproject.com orwww.facebook.com/IremTempleRestoration/.

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

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.

“The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”
 

This exhibition remembers one of the bloodiest American defeats of the Revolutionary War.  It draws from the LCHS collection on the Battle, including paintings, drawings letters and objects. The exhibit explores the massacre as well as the exodus from the Valley afterwards. This battle shaped the Wyoming Valley forever.


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

“A Visual Playlist”
DATES: February 25 – April 26

An exhibition of oil paintings by Honesdale resident Melissa Short. The paintings are inspired by music and each painting represents a different song.

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

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

 

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


The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery is currently closed for reinstallation, and will reopen on April 2.


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

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center 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

“Along the Way” Artworks Of :  Michelle Thomas Art Exhibition
DATES:  February 15 – April 2


This exhibition features a series of paintings rendered in several mediums depicting rural scapes in both Plein Air and studiowork methods. 

WVAL Member’s March Exhibition
DATES: March 15 – April 4

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Irem Temple Restoration Project’s Public Square Pop-Up Museum
(1 South Main Street, fourth floor):
HOURS: Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM; Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM;  Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

The ITRP’s Pop-Up introduces our area’s incredible heritage, with the goal of showcasing the full breadth of our history and demonstrating that heritage tourism – such as a restored Irem Temple – can be a shared source of prosperity.

More information:www.iremtemplerestorationproject.com orwww.facebook.com/IremTempleRestoration/.

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

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.

“The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”
 

This exhibition remembers one of the bloodiest American defeats of the Revolutionary War.  It draws from the LCHS collection on the Battle, including paintings, drawings letters and objects. The exhibit explores the massacre as well as the exodus from the Valley afterwards. This battle shaped the Wyoming Valley forever.


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

“A Visual Playlist”
DATES: February 25 – April 26

An exhibition of oil paintings by Honesdale resident Melissa Short. The paintings are inspired by music and each painting represents a different song.

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

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

 

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


The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Sordoni Art Gallery is currently closed for reinstallation, and will reopen on April 2.


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

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center 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

“Along the Way” Artworks Of :  Michelle Thomas Art Exhibition
DATES:  February 15 – April 2


This exhibition features a series of paintings rendered in several mediums depicting rural scapes in both Plein Air and studiowork methods. 

WVAL Member’s March Exhibition
DATES: March 15 – April 4

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles.

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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