Speak and See Listings: Jan. 4 to 10, 2017

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    THIS WEEK: Jan. 4 to 10, 2017

    JCC Book Club, a discussion of “My Life on the Road” by Gloria Steinem. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 5 with lunch at noon and discussion at 12:30 p.m. 570-824-4646.

    Maslow Faculty Reading Series, five days of readings and films by faculty and alumni of Wilkes University. Begins Jan. 8 with readings 7 to 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues with screenings of the film short “Can’t Dance” and a full-length feature film produced by faculty member Susan Cartsonis 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9 at Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre; readings 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 and 12, and the play “Norris: A Ticket to the Circus” 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, Wilkes University. Free and open to the public. 570-408-4779.


    Gingerbread Houses, entries and winners in the holiday competition. Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. Through Jan. 7 with hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed on holidays. 570-389-9206 or childrens-museum.org.

    Members Exhibit, works in various mediums by members of the Wyoming Valley Art League. Circle Centre for the Arts, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Jan. 12 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. 570-288-1020.

    Winter Photos, by Janie Stabinsky of Jenningsville. Through Jan. 15 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.

    Prints and Small Abstracts, works by artists Mary Lou Steinberg and Darlene Smith. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Jan. 21 with hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.

    The Creative Voyage, a collaborative student exhibition. Through Jan. 24 at ArtWorks Gallery, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-207-1815.

    Bringing the Giant to Its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb, exploring the 110-year history of the motor race and its participants through art, trophies, artifacts, programs and memorabilia. Through March 1 at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 570-823-6244.

    A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 19 unique posters celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s African American Museum, part of its traveling exhibition series. International Guest House, Keystone College, La Plume. Through March 30 with hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 570-945-8160.


    Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, with works by traditional and digital artists including photographers, graphic designers, sculptors and printmakers. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Jan. 13 to Feb. 17 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

    Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, an interactive exhibit outlining how Hitler was supported by medical doctors and researchers in his quest for improving the Aryan race. Jan. 18 to March 14 with Rabbi Larry Kaplan speaking on “Should Good Come Out of Evil?” 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Also: an opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Additional presentations continue on Jan. 26, Feb. 1, 7, 22 and March 1 and 14. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-674-6400.