1. ‘Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre’
Local celebrities paired with professional dancers will face off on the dance floor Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. during ‘Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre.’
Presented by KISS Theatre in Joe Amato East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre, the show mimics the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars,” but with a local twist. Seven local celebrities will be featured in this year’s dance-off. TUX, the official mascot of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, will take to the stage along with Fast Freddie Fabbri, Kyle Reed, Anne E. Rodella, Bruce Lefkowitz, Kimberly McLendon and Ed Ciarimboli.
WNEP-TV anchor and reporter Julie Sidoni and Dave Reynolds, an associate professor of theater at King’s College and artistic director of Gaslight Theatre Company, will host the event.
A People’s Choice trophy will go to the dancing team that receives the most votes from the public, and a Judge’s Choice trophy will go to the team that receives the highest score.
Tickets cost $25 and $35 for adults and $15 for students and are available at dancingstarsofwilkesbarre.com.
2. Founders Art Exhibit
View the artwork of three former faculty members who helped found Keystone College’s Linder Gallery in the Founders Art Exhibit, now showing at the La Plume college.
On display until Saturday, Dec. 1, the exhibit is a part of a series commemorating Keystone’s 150th anniversary and features pieces from Karl Neuroth, Cliff Prokop and Bill Tersteeg. The three professors worked together to develop the art department and, combined, have touched the lives of more than 10,000 students.
The gallery is on the first floor of the Miller Library, and entry is free. For gallery hours or more information, call 570-945-8335.
3. ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’
Join Actors Circle as it presents the story of a television actress who, over her career, moves to a town to write her memoirs in “A Bad Year for Tomatoes.”
The show will take place at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, on Thursday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Directed by Art Walsh, the show stars Kelly Ann Walsh, Chris Eibach, K.K. Gordon, Carol Davis, Lorrie Loughney, Warren Cox and Justin O’Hearn.
In the play, the actress settles in Beaver Haven with the expectation that it will be a quiet place to write, but it always seems that someone is around to interrupt her.
Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For reservations, call 570-342-9707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit actorscircle.com for more information.
4. A Taste of Greater Pittston
Spend the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 4, sampling food and drinks from local restaurants, breweries and wineries at A Taste of Greater Pittston.
Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., will host the event from 2 to 5 p.m. in its John P. Cosgrove Center.
Only 200 tickets will be sold and cost $30 in advance, available at the library.
In addition to the food and drink samplings, guests can enjoy such activities as basket raffles and entertainment by Mike Dougherty. They will be able to vote for the best red wine, best white wine and best brew.
All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the library. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
5. ‘Nick and Ophelia’
Join Scranton Films for the premiere of its first feature film, “Nick and Ophelia,” on Friday, Nov. 2, on the second floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackwanna Ave., Scranton.
The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m., with the film starting at 7. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening, and audience members can meet the filmmakers and Scranton Films team.
The movie falls into the genres of romance, drama and horror. Parental discretion is advised, as the film is not suitable for small children.
Vendors at the food court will be open to provide food and refreshments.
For more information about the event or Scranton Films, email email@example.com.