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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Sunday Music Series "Swing" afternoon of Gershwin Favorites, Scranton Cultural Center, February 22

You’ll be mesmerized by beautiful music inside the historic Scranton Cultural Center building. Offering a wide variety of musical stylings from gospel to classical, this series truly has something for everyone! We’re proud to feature professional artists who have been heard in venues across the world. Cost is $15 per person.  For more information, visit the website.

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Sette La Verghetta Center, Marywood University, February 28

Marywood University Music, Theatre, and Dance Department will present Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, a theatre performance directed by David Zarko, at 7:30 PM, February 28 on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts. Admission is $10/$8/$6/ free for IHM Sisters or with Marywood ID.  For more information, call:  570-348-6268.

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.

First Friday, Downtown Scranton, March 6

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 and social 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 free shuttle service at designated stops.  For more information, visit the website

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.