This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre: October 10 – October 16

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October 10 – October 16, 2017
 
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


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, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
 
October 10 – October 16, 2017
 
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


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, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
 
October 10 – October 16, 2017
October 10 – October 16, 2017
 
 
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


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, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
 
 
October 10 – October 16, 2017
 
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


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, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
 
October 10 – October 16, 2017
October 10 – October 16, 2017
 
 
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


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, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
 
 
October 10 – October 16, 2017
October 10 – October 16, 2017
October 10 – October 16, 2017
 
 
 
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Sidewalk chalk to scary movies, discussion groups to doo-wop concerts, “Game of Thrones” to Greek delicacies: this week, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Children and families love Chalkfest, which will be held on Saturday, October 14 (rain date on Sunday), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the River Common. During this free annual autumn event, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee, the sidewalks of the River Common become a giant canvas for the art and creativity of hundreds of participating kids. Children use sidewalk chalk to let their imaginations go, while exhibits and displays provide everyone with an afternoon’s worth of fun opportunities for learning. Come down to the river for Chalkfest!

One day earlier – on the evening of Friday the 13th – the F.M. Kirby Center will get everyone in the mood for that certain spooky day at the end of October with its “Frightday” Halloween Film Series.
This year’s annual three-film extravaganza starts with an all-ages costume parade and the kid-friendly Disney movie Descendants 2, which will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. It all concludes with the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Join the festivities – and come in costume!

On the next night – Saturday evening – the Kirby Center’s auditorium will be filled with the sounds of  the Platters, the Flamingos, and the Cameos as Joe Nardone presents another fantastic Doo Wop Celebration concert on Saturday evening, October 14.


This week will also be a great one for fans of Greek food: that’s right; it’s time for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Fall Food Festival – three days of delicious Greek food and pastries – available from Thursday through Saturday at the church on East Ross Street.

The week also brings multiple lectures and discussions: Tuesday’s Panamanian Culture Day at Wilkes; an exploration of Game of Thrones as a mirror of real global conflicts at King’s and a curator’s tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new Warhol exhibit on Wednesday; Thursday’s community discussion at the Historical Society about the Agnes Flood at 45 and the movie Miracle during Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14; and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning.

And, you can always find great farm-fresh produce on Thursdays at Farmers Market on Public Square; great food in one of dozens of great downtown dining options; and great films at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.

So, whether you’re headed to Downtown’s parks or in its performance halls, this week everyone can find something to do in our center city.


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, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 10
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, October 10
Panamanian Culture Day

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street 

Join us for Panamanian Cultural Day at Wilkes University! Experience the culture of Panama through food, dancing, music, and more! Free and open to the public. 

More information: www.wilkes.edu

Wednesday, October 11
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Wednesday, October 11
King’s College Lecture: “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

TIME: 12:00 PM
PLACE: Postupak Room, King’s College McGowan School of Business, North River Street
 
King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac discusses fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a public lecture titled “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict.” Pavlac is the editor and co-writer of the recently published “Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood” – a collection of essays in which professional historians reveal the historical connections and relations of the books and television series. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5487


Wednesday, October 11
“Warhol Wednesday” Lecture: Curator’s Tour
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street

Join Sordoni Art Gallery Director Heather Sincavage, curator of the Sordoni’s “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon” Andy Warhol exhibit, for a guided tour of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery or 570-408-3365.


Wednesday, October 11
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square
 
Thursday is Farmers Market day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this fall! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php or 570-208-4149.

Thursday, October 12
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or 570-823-4805.

Thursday, October 12
Historical Society Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street

The Luzerne County Historical Society hosts a “Community Conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45, in conjunction with its current exhibit of the same name. Join us and share your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story. We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and hear about the community’s recovery efforts. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-members.
More information: http://luzernehistory.org/ or  570-823-6244 ext.3. 


Thursday, October 12
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group 

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

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.


Thursay, October 12
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Miracle
TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. This week’s film is Miracle, the story of the determination and persistence of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team as it battled to victory over the Russians in 1980. 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, October 13
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

TIME: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 West Market Street
 
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber holds its annual Legislative Breakfast, presented by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan. The breakfast will feature many of our local state legislators, who will rotate between four stations to maximize discussion between the legislators and attendees. Cost is $30 per person (breakfast included).
More information or to RSVP: http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events or 570-401-1724.


Friday, October 13
Wilkes-Barre Fall 2017 Greek Food Festival

TIME: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street
 
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean by attending the 2017 Fall Greek Food Festival, hosted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. An assortment of Greek food and pastries will be available for eat-in or take-out purchase. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome (but not required) to pre-order their food by calling 570-823-4805 during festival hours, or by ordering online, where you can also find a menu and festival details.
More information: http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com/ or
570-823-4805.

Friday, October 13
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Stalking Moon

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

Join us every Friday for a themed movie selection. October’s movie theme is “Harvest Moon”. This week’s movie is The Stalking Moon (1988), starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Decendants 2 (2017)   
TIME: 5:20 PM costume parade; 5:30 PM movie
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

This year, the Kirby’s “Frightday” Halloween Film series opens with Disney’s Decendants 2 and a costume parade for all ages! When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula’s daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen. Tickets: $3.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Friday, October 13
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: The Shining (1980)

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

The Kirby Center’s Halloween Film Festival’s second film will be The Shining (R). This 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic will sure give audiences a fright!  With his wife and psychic son in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences Jack into violence, while his son sees horrific visions from the past and future. Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
Kirby Halloween Film Festival: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

TIME: 12:00 AM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween Film Series features a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick.  Come dance the Time Warp at the Kirby Center! Tickets: $5.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-823-4599.


Saturday, October 14
One More Row Knit & Crochet Group

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street
 
Learn, share and knit or crochet! All ages and beginners welcome. Free and open to the public; please call to register.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.


Saturday, October 14
Riverfront Parks Committee’s Chalkfest and Hydromania

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PLACE: Millennium Circle Portal, River Common

The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest, a free event celebrating children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment. Children of all ages and abilities are given a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw. Your kids will also enjoy the Imagination Playground, Water Olympics, free family fishing, rain stick making, environmental exhibits, and a live Mammal Show! ChalkFest also features Hydromania! – a water education program that teaches children about the properties of water through experimentation. It’s all free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org.


Saturday, October 14
Joe Nardone presents A Doo Wop Celebration

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

Joe Nardone brings another of his popular Doo Wop concerts to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts! “A Doo Wop Celebration” features great acts representing the best of a memorable era, celebrating three groups from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This nostalgic line-up of your old-time favorites includes Herb Reed’s Platters, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnsson, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers and the Cameos. Tickets start at $34.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
 
 
 
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 South Main Street opened its doors – and its inaugural Andy Warhol exhibit, “15 Minutes: Image to Icon” – to a delighted crowd on Friday, October 6.
 
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
DATES: March 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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

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.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day”: Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibittion explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

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

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

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

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
The Last Coal Breakers
DATES: October 2 – November 3

This exhibit features a collection of photographs by Lorena Beniquez documenting two local coal breakers: the Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Old Saint Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.


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

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

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

“Natural Connections”
DATES: September 15 – November 3

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents “Natural Connections” – an exhibition of new works in clay by artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and watercolors by artist John Clark, exploring and emphasizing the interconnection between nature, the environment, and the human psyche.

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 PM -5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Please note that the Sordoni Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, October 12 – Monday, October 16 for Fall Break. 

Andy Warhol “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon”
DATES: October 6 – December 20

Pennsylvania artist Andy Warhol changed how we view art. Inspired by pop culture, Warhol’s imagery defined the new age of fine art and influenced society, to be a creator of pop culture in turn. This exhibition examines the artist’s inspiration, process, and his wide influence upon both fine and commercial art.

 
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


WVAL Members’ Exhibit
DATES:  September 15 – October 12

The WVAL’S Members’ Exhibit features recent two-dimensional and three- dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public. 

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