Scranton Area Events

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The Office of Community Relations is pleased to provide information on downtown and area community events.  Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Scranton happenings.  

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Hamlet, Scranton Cultural Center, January 30-31

Shopland Hall will host an intimate production of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, Hamlet.  The production, with a cast of nine actors, will be tightly focused on the familial story of love, loss and revenge.  In conjunction with REV Theatre Company and directed by Rosemary Hay, the piece is set at the turn-of-the-century (just before World War I) on the verge of impending war, revolution and chaos.  REV Theatre Company’s Hamlet will bring the audience directly into the action of the play as both witness to and participants in the events. Tickets are $16.00 For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Scranton Cultural Center website.

First Friday, Downtown Scranton, February 6

On February 6, go downtown for a free art walk held on the first Friday of every month at dozens of galleries and businesses around downtown Scranton. First Friday features a wide variety of cultural events found in some of the city’s best restaurants and cafes, as well as galleries, boutiques, and other small businesses. All events associated with First Friday take place from 6-9PM in a walk-able, close knit footprint, though a trolley bus is available to provide shuttle service at designated stops.  For more information, visit the First Friday website.

Clarks Summit 11th Annual Festival of Ice, Downtown Clarks Summit, February 13-16

11th Annual Festival of Ice in downtown Clarks Summit beginning February 13-16th. This year’s theme, “Frozen Fairy Tales” will delight everyone in the family. The family fun kicks off at 5pm and offers live music and fun faire. Stay into the night and enjoy the parade, beginning at 7:30pm on Friday. Bring the whole family and create a uniquely memorable experience at no cost.  For more information, visit the Festival of Ice website.

Philharmonic-Cinematic Love Stories, Theater at Lackawanna College, February 13

Maestro Loh will proudly present a concert filled with Cinematic Love Stories from the silver screen performed by the Philharmonic. Featuring music from Gone with the Wind, Vertigo, Brokeback Mountain, Cinema Paradiso, Titanic, Doctor Zhivago and more. This is the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend! The orchestra will also perform The Way We Were, written by our friend and guest conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch. For more information, or to puchase tickets, visit the Philharmonic website.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Bash, The Scranton Cultural Center, February 28

A FREE and FUN event for the whole family! Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with the instructors and creative staff of the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of the Scranton Cultural Center.  Visit with The Cat in the Hat! Watch scenes from Seussical the Musical! Sit down and listen to your favorite Seuss stories! Participate in several craft and activity stations! And what would a birthday celebration be without some cake!  This event is FREE to the public but donations will be accepted at the door. Any donations made from the event will benefit the Creative and Performing Arts Academy Scholarship Fund.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Downtown Scranton, March 14

The next Parade Day in Scranton is on Saturday March 14, 2015. It kicks off at 11:45am. Parade Day begins with Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral at 10am. The parade kicks off at Noon. For more information, visit the Parade website.

What the Dinosaur Did Last Night!, Everhart Museum, Through March 23

Exclusive to the Everhart Museum is What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night! a family-oriented exhibit featuring the creative photography of Refe and Susan Tuma. For more information, go the the Everhart website.

EverART (3-8 Grade), Everhart Museum, Through June 2015

The Everhart Museum is partnering with the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit to offer everart @ the EVERHART, a Saturday morning program for elementary and middle school students. Each month from September 2014 to June 2015, students will work with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered artists to create wonderful works of art. Disciplines include: painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, illustration, dance, theater and poetry.  Fee is $5/child per session.  Pre-registration is required. Sessions are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  For more infomation, visit the Everhart website.

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu.