The Waterfront hosts Dueling Pianos
Flying Ivories — Dueling Pianos will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at The Waterfront at Silver Birches, 205 Route 507, Hawley.
Enjoy the Flying Ivories' live piano performance from Billy Joel to Aretha Franklin, from Sinatra to Metallica, from Garth Brooks to Madonna.
Tickets are $30 and include a munchie buffet from 7 to 8 p.m. and show at 8:30 p.m. Cash bar available. For information, call 570-226-4388 or visit SilverBirchesResortPA.com
Enjoy live music at American Legion
Musical trio extraordinaire of Ray Cramer, Christy Jo and Skeeter will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Evans-Blitz Post 922, 3407 Spruce Cabin Road, Canadensis.
Cash bar only. Open to the public. For information, email email@example.com.
Naturalist offers winter tree identification workshop
Join local naturalist Don Miller for this educational indoor workshop on how to identify winter trees from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, 1539 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg.
If the weather allows, a walk on the Forevergreen Nature Preserve will accompany the lecture, creating an outdoor classroom experience.
For information or to register, visit phlt.org.
Harlem Globetrotters tour stops in Wilkes-Barre
The Harlem Globetrotters will bring its new “Pushing the Limits” World Tour to Wilkes-Barre at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre.
Holders of 21 current world records, the Globetrotters will attempt a new world record live at each game on tour this year, hoping to add to their list of impressive accolades and innovations. In many markets, the Globetrotters will also perform their legendary pre-game “Magic Circle” ball handling warm-ups in the dark, using a glow in the dark Baden basketball to provide the illumination.
The Globetrotters will celebrate their fans by introducing “The Fifth Quarter,” a free interactive post-game autograph session where fans will have the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters stars.
As part of the tour, the Globetrotters will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the four-point shot, a shot 30-feet from the basket, which they introduced to the sport in 2010. The team will also bring back its popular “Magic Pass” pre-game event, which enables fans to come onto the court, meet their favorite Globetrotters for pictures and autographs, and even learn how to spin a ball on their finger just like the stars.
The Harlem Globetrotters roster showcases some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and more.
Tickets start at $20 and are available at ticketmaster.com. For information, visit harlemglobetrotters.com or call 877-856-0806.
Dance raises funds for music education
A Bloomsburg University music education fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at TC Dance Club International - PA, 6623 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap. Bloomsburg students will be performing. Music by a Ballroom, Latin DJ. Refreshments will be served and BYOB.
This is a ballroom, Latin and swing social dance. All level of dancer welcome, with or without a partner. Cost is $15 per person at the door. For information, call 610-881-1000. All proceeds go to the National Association for Music Education. For information and directions, call 610-881-1000.
'Cut Stories to Read’ opens at Peters Valley School of Craft
Peters Valley School of Craft will feature a solo exhibition by artist Béatrice Coron in its Sally D. Francisco Gallery on view through March 29 at Peters Valley Gallery, 19 Kuhn Road, Layon, New Jersey.
The artist will be present and give a talk about her work at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. March 14 with the talk at 4:45 p.m.
“Béatrice Coron: Cut Stories to Read” features visual storytelling through paper cuts and artist books. Coron hand cuts finely detailed silhouettes with an X-Acto and black Tyvek (a durable building material) in mainly large-scale wall hangings. These fantastical worlds are playful both in their allegorical depictions and the way the installations present the work with light and shadows. The artist books are a more intimate exploration of narrative, among them are image-text collaborations with several writers or paired with audio files.
The archetypal stories Coron conveys in her papercuts have been influenced by her life experience with a series of odd jobs after briefly studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Lyon and Mandarin Chinese at the Université of Lyon III. She has been, among others, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and a New York City tour guide. Coron has lived in France (her native country), Egypt, Mexico, China and New York, where she has lived since 1985.
Coron's oeuvre includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum, The Walker Art center and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airports and sports facilities among others.
For information, call 973-948-5202 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music teachers to perform at University of Scranton
The performing talents of some of the region’s high school music teachers will be showcased at The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble’s upcoming “Teacher Feature” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday inside the University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Ave., Scranton.
The evening’s guest soloists will be four local high school music teachers who have taught, mentored and inspired members of the current University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble during their high school years.
The featured teachers are: Laurie Burdett of the Scranton School District; Mike Lesnesky of the Valley View School District; Ken Luckey of the Tunkhannock Area School District; and Elaine Ort of the Western Wayne School District.
The big band-style Jazz Ensemble is made up of University of Scranton student musicians from majors spanning the curriculum, with no music majors among them. They perform five or more times a year, and the majority of their concerts are open to the public and free of admission charge.
Admission is free, with seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. For information, call 570-941-7624, email email@example.com or visit scranton.edu/music.
'Four Centuries of Creativity’ on display at Misericordia U.
Misericordia University to host “Women Artists: Four Centuries of Creativity” Saturday through May 10 in The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Dallas.
Scott Schweigert, exhibit curator from the Reading Museum, will offer a talk about the collection from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Dudrick Room 216 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall, followed by a public reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Friedman Art Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit features works on paper – etchings, engravings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors, woodblock prints, and photographs – by some of the most important women artists of the last four centuries.
“Women Artists: Four Centuries of Creativity” features 37 works from the Reading Public Museum’s permanent collection. The show chronicles the emergence of women as professionals in the field of art and records noteworthy creative contributions made over the centuries.
The exhibit features historical works by or after Elisabetta Sirani (Italian, 1638 to 1665) and Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (French, 1755 to 1842); acclaimed 19th-century works by Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822 to 1899), Anna Lea Merritt (American, 1844 to 1930), and Eliza Greatorex (American, 1819 to 1897); and examples by icons of 20th-century art including Sonia Delaunay (French, 1885 to 1979), Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867 to 1945), Louise Nevelson (1899 to 1988), and Françoise Gilot (French, b. 1921).
Works Progress Administration-era pieces by Clara Skinner (American, 1902 to 1976), Peggy Bacon (American, 1895 to 1987) and Isabel Bishop (American, 1902 to 1988) capture contemporary life on the streets of New York, in theaters and rural America.
Examples by additional contemporary artists, including Lee Bontecou (American, b. 1931), Elizabeth Osborne (American, b. 1936), Ida Applebroog (American, b. 1929), and Lorna Simpson (b. 1960), explore meaningful trends in the current world of art.
The spring hours for the Friedman Art Gallery are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; or by appointment. For information, visit misericordia.edu/art or call 570-674-6250.