Public Building Tour
Nov 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Take a tour of the Scranton Cultural Center housed at the historic Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral. Tours meet in the main lobby at 10:00am and take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tours are free, however donations to the Scranton Cultural Center are appreciated.


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8th Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace
Dec 1 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8th Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace @ Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States

Applications are now open for new vendors!  CLICK HERE to get yours today.  Apps close 9/21.  Juried show.  No direct sales, please.  With questions, contact

Come explore the historic Scranton Cultural Center as it bursts at the seams with some of the area’s finest artisans, crafters and local businesses! We’ll truly have something for everyone, from wine and cheese, to jewelry and accessories, handcrafted decor, beautiful fine art, children’s items, pet gifts and more! We’ll feature approximately 120 vendors and offer FIVE FLOORS of shopping! Admission is $2 and the first 1,000 shoppers receive a FREE reusable shopping bag courtesy of FNCB Bank. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Presented by United Gilsonite Laboratories and sponsored by FNCB Bank and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Public Building Tour
Dec 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Take a tour of the Scranton Cultural Center housed at the historic Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral. Tours meet in the main lobby at 10:00am and take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tours are free, however donations to the Scranton Cultural Center are appreciated.


Can’t make the tour this week, try the audio tour via the SCC Tour Skill on your Alexa Device.

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Free Film Showing: “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992) Rated G Running Time 1 Hour 25 Minutes
Dec 14 @ 11:00 AM – 12:25 PM

The Times-Tribune Children’s Series PRESENTS

A Free Screening of “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

Tickets are Free in person (Online and Phone orders may incur convenience fees) from the Scranton Cultural Center’s Fidelity Bank Box Office (420 North Washington Avenue, Scranton)

Seating is General Admission, First Come, First Served. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets for floor seating.


The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 1h 25min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 11 December 1992 (USA)
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.
Director: Brian Henson
Writers: Charles Dickens (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” starring Barbara Eden & Barry Bostwick
Feb 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Scranton Cultural Center presents

Barbara Eden & Barry Bostwick starring in

Reserved Seating | Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre | $62.50-$42.50, $50.00 Post Show Meet and Greet Upgrade

America’s long running hit play – pulling your heart strings – and now starring Two Iconic Stars – Barbara Eden and Barry Bostwick! It’s the late A.R. Gurney’s most famous Broadway production – holding audiences spellbound throughout the USA. It’s a sure-fire sentimental evening of star power and supreme acting. Theatres all over America have been thrilling to TV’s I Dream Of Jeannie and the ‘Rocky Horrow Show’s’ Barry Bostiwck – live onstage. Barbara and Barry deliver a once-in-a-lifetime evening. Don’t miss it!

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?

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times and prices are subject to change without notice.
When you visit the venue, our first priority is your care and safety. To that
end, please be aware in advance of increased security measures for all
events. Backpacks, oversized bags, outside food and beverage, and
weapons of any kind are not permitted in the building. Also, upon entry,
bags and coats must be open and ready for inspection by our security
team. Thank you for your cooperation!
Winter Blues Guitarmageddon IV with Headliner Vanessa Collier, “King” Solomon Hicks, and The Gabe Stillman Band, with Emcee Chris “Bad News” Barnes
Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

$25.00 In Advance, $30.00 Day of Show | Grand Ballroom | General Admission

Winter Blues Guitarmageddon V
Headliner Vanessa Collier
“King” Solomon Hicks
The Gabe Stillman Band
Emceed by Chris “Bad News” Barnes

Tickets are $25.00 in Advance, $30.00 Day of Show
Light fare and a cash bar will be available for purchase.

Throughout the years, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon has evolved into a one-night mini festival showcase, each year offering a different flair. This year’s event, dubbed “Next Generation,” will feature three rising stars under the age of thirty who are instrumental in keeping the blues alive. Headliner, Vanessa Collier is a 2013 Berklee
College of Music graduate on an accelerated track in her career. She is a five-time Independent Blues Awards and three-time BMA (Blues Music Awards) nominee as well as recipient for Best Horn – “Instrumentalist” which is the equivalent to the ‘Blues Grammys.’ She has been promoting her Billboard Blues chart-topping album, “Honey
Up,” and will just be returning from an extensive world tour where she shared stages with blues legends like Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, George Thorogood and many more. Additionally, she has worked alongside Annie Lennox, Kathy Mattea and Willie Nelson. Woven by funk, gospel rock and
blues, her soulful sound is one of distinction as she trail blazes through a guitar-centric world of contemporary blues pushing boundaries all over the world.“We’re thrilled to have Vanessa on this bill and are very excited to have her here in Scranton for the first time,” says organizer, Maria Santomauro. “In fact, the entire lineup is super-impressive and all will be debuting here.
Plus, they are all great friends sharing a kinship that’s going to resonate on and off the stage. You can’t get more special than that.”

Adding to the lineup hailing from Harlem, NY will be “King” Solomon Hicks, who at 13-years-old, began playing with the Cotton Club 17-piece band as lead guitarist and continues to perform there today. Known has “Lil BB,” Hicks has not only traveled the world playing festivals and clubs, but has also performed with Tony Bennett, The Destroyers (George Thorogood), Marcus King and Jimmy Vivino (Bandleader for Conan O’Brien), just to name a few. He performs regularly in NYC’s notable blues clubs and his first major release on Mascot Label Group will hit the streets in late Spring.

Completing the lineup is The Gabe Stillman Band – a three-piece machine that runs at full-tilt for every performance. While their sound is unmistakably rooted in the blues, the band draws from the deep well of all-American roots music. Based in Williamsport, Gabe Stillman, who is also a Berklee graduate, is known for his
high-energy, hard-stomping blues. In January 2019, Gabe and his band returned from the 35th International Blues Challenge, IBC, in Memphis TN, after landing in the final eight out of 101 starting entries. Additionally, Gabe’s command of the guitar earned him serious notice with the slate of judges and earned him top honors, winning the esteemed Gibson Guitar Award. He, too, is no stranger to celebrity stages and has had the privilege of playing alongside Buddy Guy. The Gabe Stillman Band also was a supporting act for George Thorogood; The Destroyers.

Scranton Native Chris “Bad News” Barnes will serve as the evening’s emcee. With three chart-topping albums, Barnes is hailed as one of the most exciting new live acts on the current Blues scene. He is a Blues Foundation Charter Member and serves on the International Blues Challenge Teen Program Board of Judges. Barnes started
his comedic blues career at 17-years-old, as the opening act at Terry Dunne’s legendary NYC Blues club, Tramps, where he would improvise original blues tunes based on audience suggestion with wild harmonica riffs.

Barnes opened for Legendary Blues Acts like Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Lightnin’; Hopkins. He went on to write for Jim Belushi on “Saturday Night Live” writing “Rappin Jimmy B” with Tom “Bones” Malone penning the music. Barnes then moved to Chicago to become a main-stage cast
member with the famed Second City Comedy Troupe.
Winter Blues Guitarmageddon V: Next Generation is sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, UGI Utilities, Inc., Toyota of Scranton, Lackawanna Insurance Group, Community Bank NA, the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and LT Verrastro. It is supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

King Solomon Hicks
The Gabe Stillman Band
Chris “Bad New” Barnes