This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre: October 3 – October 9

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There’s always something good happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre!
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October 3 – October 9, 2017
 
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week 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 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
 
October 3 – October 9, 2017
 
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week 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 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
 
October 3 – October 9, 2017
October 3 – October 9, 2017
 
 
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week 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 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
 
 
October 3 – October 9, 2017
 
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week 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 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
 
October 3 – October 9, 2017
October 3 – October 9, 2017
 
 
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week 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 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
 
 
October 3 – October 9, 2017
October 3 – October 9, 2017
October 3 – October 9, 2017
 
 
 
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
In 1973, Downtown Wilkes-Barre received a gift: a new art gallery at Wilkes College, made possible by the Sordoni family, and intended to serve as a place where the visual arts could be shared by Wilkes and the larger community.

During the next forty years, the small venue on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center would assume an outsized role in the Wyoming Valley’s arts landscape.

Now, on Friday, the Sordoni Art Gallery begins its next chapter as it opens a new home at 141 South Main Street – in the midst of what’s rapidly emerging as Downtown’s “arts district” – with a must-see show: an exhibition of works by the canonical Pop artist Andy Warhol.

The exhibit, titled “15 Minutes: From Image to Icon,” brings a show of paintings by the world-famous Pittsburgh native to Downtown Wilkes-Barre for the first time. It’s a fitting debut for the Sordoni’s new, substantially larger Main Street gallery, which has specifically been designed to accommodate significant exhibits and anchor the second block of South Main.

The opening of the Warhol show at the new Sordoni is the centerpiece of another busy week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre – one that also encompasses Wilkes University’s Homecoming Weekend.

The week’s offerings at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’s include the metal band Fozzy, performing live from the Chandelier Lobby on Wednesday night, and a Friday-evening concert by chanteuse Linda Eder, star of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde.

King’s College Theatre’s presentation of the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” – perfect for young audiences – continues with performances from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday evening brings Something for Joey to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s fall film series at Movies 14.

There’s a lecture by Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” at King’s College on Tuesday; the Boy Scouts’ Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday; and the YMCA’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday.

So, whether you’re viewing works by Andy Warhol on South Main Street, enjoying movies on East Northampton Street, watching a play on North River Street, or attending a concert on Public Square, everyone can find something great to do this week 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 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
Downtown Events

Tuesday, October 3
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 3
King’s College presents Sister Simone Campbell:
“Nuns on the Bus: Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times.” Sister Simone’s appearance is the result of King’s victory in a national contest sponsored by NETWORK in advance of the 2016 presidential election, during which King’s registered a larger percentage of its student body to vote than any of the other competing colleges and universities. She will discuss the national divisions that have been put into sharp contrast since the 2016 election. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5958

Wednesday, October 4
2017 Veterans Recognition Breakfast

TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to join us for our Veterans Recognition Breakfast. This special breakfast is to honor and recognize America’s finest, our veterans; those who are here with us today and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security. Special honoree: Al Kircher, Past Commander of Kingston VFW Post 284. Tickets: $40.00.
More information: www.nepabsa.org  or 570-829-3978.

Wednesday, October 4
King’s College “Ultimate Flag Challenge”

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
PLACE: King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 105 N. Main Street

As part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival, the Multicultural & International Student Programs and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Office at King’s College will host “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” featuring games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-8021.

Wednesday, October 4 
Osterhout Teen Night

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

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

Wednesday, October 4
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Fozzy in Concert

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

Atlanta metal band “Fozzy,” led by lead singer Chris Jericho (of WWE fame) and guitarist Rich Ward, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series this Wednesday! See for yourself why Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $22.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Thursday, October 5
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 5
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Thursday, October 5
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street

This year’s YMCA Leadership Awards Dinner honors Clayton Karambelas, Eric Mahler, Michael Hirthler, and Air Excellence for their exceptional level of commitment and contributions of time, service and support to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and our community. Dinner proceeds benefit programs at the Y that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all! To attend, please contact Jamie Dudick at jamie.eustice@wbymca.org 570-970-5027.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-970-5027.

Thursday, October 5
Penn State “Greatness is Forever” Film & Discussion Series: Something for Joey

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 Something For Joey, the real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia patient. 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 6
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Moonstruck

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 Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 6 
Sordoni Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception

TIME: 4:30 PM (Ribbon Cutting); 5:00 PM (Opening Reception)
PLACE: Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main Street

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Sordoni Art Gallery located at 141 South Main Street. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception to open the inaugural show in the Sordoni Art Gallery’s new facility: 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, which features the work of Andy Warhol.
More information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery or 570-408-4325.

Friday, October 6
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.

Friday, October 6
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Linda Eder in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Best known for originating the role of Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, Linda Eder brings her diverse repertoire, spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz, to the Kirby stage. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary live performance, showcasing one of the great voices of our time! Tickets start at $25.00. 
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Saturday, October 7
King’s College Theatre presents A Year With Frog and Toad

TIME: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, 133 North River Street
 
King’s College Theatre performs the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5.
More information or tickets: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5825.
 
 
 
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

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

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

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

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

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!
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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

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

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

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

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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This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre is brought to you by the following organizations:
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Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

“Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes” 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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