THIS WEEK: March 23 to 29, 2016
Breaking Ground Poets, the featured act at the monthly Open Mic Night. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. March 25 with open-mic performer signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.
Scranton Story Slam: As Luck Would Have It, themed stories celebrating storytellers of Irish descent. Tequila Mexican Bar & Grill, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton. March 26 with doors at 7:30 p.m. and stories at 8 p.m. $5. 570-470-6861 or scrantonstoryslam.com.
Great Books at Hayfield, an informal discussion of “The Sibyl” by Par Lagerkvist. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. March 28. Refreshments served. 570-675-2171.
On Gravity, installations and sculpture by Emily Harris, Tobin Rothlein and Brendan Hughes. Through March 25 at Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 57-969-1040.
Altered States, an exploration of human consciousness using a combination of photography, digital art, audio editing and lighting effects by artist Shane McGeehan. Through March 25 at Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 57-969-1040.
From the Mainline/A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad, an exploration of the landscape along the former Pennsylvania Railroad by photographer Michael Froio. Through March 29 at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
Woods and Waters, paintings by Will Daskal celebrating the scenery of the Pocono Mountains. Through March 31 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
The Blues Show, a group exhibit of mixed-genre art works with the theme of “the blues” or the color blue. Through April 1 at The Exchange, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays but call to confirm. 570-317-2596.
Art of Jill Swersie, oil paintings by the Pocono Mountain artist. Markle Gallery, 225 E. Broad St., Hazleton. Through April 10 with a First Friday reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 1. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
Narratives Seen, paintings that tell a story ranging from the realistic to the abstract by artists Kevin Kinkead, Gayle Wells Mandle, Gretchen Dow Simpson and Mark Webber. Through April 3 at the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-348-6211.
Development, a collection of digital photographs focusing on self-expression by Mary Louise Good. Through April 18 at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
#EverhartSnaps: Community Art at the Everhart, photos taken by community members throughout the years at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 6. 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.
Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, found and mass-produced books transformed into sculptures and installations of all shapes and sizes. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 6. 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.
The Roaring ’20s, an exhibit covering major trends of the age including art, entertainment, Prohibition and bootlegging, criminals, music and dances as well as 30 dresses representing the fashion of the era. Through September 3 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.