THIS WEEK: Jan. 18 to 24, 2017
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 an opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21. 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.
The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Baker Street Letters” by Michael Robertson. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Should Good Come Out of Evil? A talk by Rabbi Larry Kaplan of Temple Israel in Wilkes-Barre who discusses the results of Nazi medical experimentation and the ethical implications of using those results for good. Room 218, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Free. Held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” 570-674-6400.
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. Opens Jan. 20 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 9 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. 570-288-1020.
African-American Coal Miners in Northeastern Pennsylvania: A Personal Perspective, a Mining History program with professor Christine Patterson of Atlanta; John Hepp, Wilkes University Department of History; and Robert Wolensky, King’s College Department of History. Room 101, Stark Hall, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Free. 715-252-6742.
Lady Caress, a reading by the theatrical and spoken word poet who combines comedy, music and beat boxing. Cougar’s Den, Banks Student Life Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 9 p.m. Jan. 21. Free. 570-674-6400.
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.
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. Through 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.
The Blues Show, an invitational held in conjunction with the Destination Blues Music Festival highlighting works with a “blue” or “blues” theme. Through Feb. 24 at The Exchange, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Reception 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 with gallery hours generally 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-317-2596.
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.
Here I Come to Save the Day, a multi-disciplinary exhibit exploring the science, culture and art of comic book superheroes and supervillains and incorporating contemporary art pieces and historical artifacts to illustrate how these characters influenced American history and global popular culture. Opens with a party 6 p.m. Feb. 2 offering themed cocktails and heavy hors oeuvres ($75). Continues Through July 17 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Open noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-346-7186.
Life in the Poconos, with works by Darryl Speicher. Opens Feb. 4 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Continues through Feb. 28 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Skip Sensbach, sculptural works by the artist-in-residence at Misericordia University, created in response to witnessing a loved one’s dementia and its impact on memory. Also: large-scale installation works. Opens Feb. 17 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Continues through March 30 at the Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. 570-288-1020.