RiverStage Community Theatre will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with the romantic comedy about the swordsman with the giant nose, Cyrano. Performances will be held over two weekends, Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m., at Greenspace Center, 815 Market St.

Looking for something to do over the next week. Check out our Applause calendar for a listing of local entertainment and related events.

FEB. 17

FREE MOVIE/Lewisburg

Bucknell University Film Series: North by Northwest presented at 7 p.m. at Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Admission is free and open to the public. A breathless ride — from the spiffy Saul Bass title sequence to the cliffhanger climax on Mount Rushmore — North by Northwest was, per screenwriter Ernest Lehman, “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures.” Featuring an unforgettable Bernard Herrmann score, VistaVision Technicolor cinematography, an impeccable Cary Grant and a classic case of Hitchcockian mistaken identity — and also the crop duster sequence, one of Hitch’s most iconic set pieces. Asked by an admiring Truffaut about the audaciously conceived scene’s “fantasy of the absurd,” Hitchcock replied, “The fact is, I practice absurdity quite religiously!”


Eric Ian Farmer and his band will perform folk and roots music at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This is a free family-friendly President’s Day performance and tickets are not required. The Exchange's Art Cart will be on-site from 1-2 p.m. with special all-ages activities related to this performance. Bring a canned food item to be distributed to local families in need through Union County Children and Youth Services. Info: 570-577-3727 or email

FEB. 18


A signature quilt created during the Great Depression to raise funds for a long-gone church in Lower Augusta Township will be presented during the meeting of the Mahanoy and Mahantongo Historical and Preservation Society at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Church. The quilt, which is seven feet long and nearly six feet wide, was made as a fundraiser for the United Methodist Church in Boyle's Run Valley, which was founded in 1843. A new church was constructed on an adjacent property in 1909. The structure has since been razed. One of the quilt’s current owners, Jack Minnier of Harrisburg, said that the quilt was “created, designed and constructed” by Mary Jane (Minnier) Engle. She was the only person who worked on the quilt, which was fashioned from mainly white cotton cloth, with primary colors of red, white, blue and gold. It contains the names of 266 people. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.


Trivia hosted by Bucknell University's student committee, 9 p.m. at Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market St. Info: 570-524-2592.


Cuban-based contemporary dance company, Malpaso Dance Company, will leap onto the Weis Center’s stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center, Bucknell University. They will perform: "Ocaso" by Osnel Delgado; "Elemental" by Robyn Mineko Williams; "Why You Follow" by Ron K. Brown. Tickets: $25/adults, $20/seniors 62+, $15/youth 18 and under, $15/Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10/Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15/non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at or call 570-577-1000. Special rate for local youth taking dance classes: $5/youth, $15/accompanying adult, $10/accompanying senior 62+. To redeem, purchase tickets online at and add promo code DANCECUBA after selecting seats. Or, call the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000. Tickets also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Info: 570-577-3727 or email

FREE MOVIE/Lewisburg

Bucknell University Film Series: L'Eclisse presented at 7 p.m. at Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Admission is free and open to the public. The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L’avventura and La notte), L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Vitti) who leaves one lover (Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world. Introduced by Philosophy Professor Adam Burgos in conjunction with his course Critical Theory.


Introduction to African Drumming, 6:30-8 p.m. in the upstairs classroom at the Gallery on the Square. Hosted by the Millersburg Area Art Association. Cindy Stauffer is a licensed psychologist and owner of Susquehanna Psychological Services, as well as co-author of Simply be Your Magnificent Self. Classes are provided in a group format with participation in a drum circle. Learn the basics of African Drumming. Space is limited. For information or to register, 717-692-4914 or email


The Winter Music Series, sponsored by Selinsgrove Projects Inc. and funded by the Rudy Gelnett Trust, features Doug McMinn from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Kind Cafe, 16 N. Market St.


The Septura Brass Septet will present its rendition of brass chamber music at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium, Susquehanna University. Currently the ensemble-in-residence at the Royal Academy of Music, the group is recording a series of discs, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a “counter-factual history” of brass chamber music. Weaving this ever-increasing repertoire into captivating live events, Septura is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and imaginative programming. Tickets are $20/adults, $15/senior citizens, and $5/non-SU students. For tickets and info: 570-372-2787.


Chris LaRose helps welcome the 2019 Memphis Blues semi-finalist back for an evening of driving blues and upbeat rock, 6-8:30 p.m. at Penn's Tavern, 113 River Road.

FEB. 19


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania presents Jim Pawelczyk, Ph.D. for a lecture titled “What Price a Martian? Human Limits to Exploring the Red Planet”, at 6 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 2303. Free and open to the public. Pawelczyk, associate professor of physiology, kinesiology, and medicine at Penn State University and a former NASA astronaut, will explain current plans for human planetary exploration and highlight knowledge gaps and opportunities for human biologists to help reach the most audacious destination that humankind has ever contemplated, a trip to Mars.


Singing and Ukulele Fun, 6-8 p.m. at Pine Street Lutheran Church social hall on Pine Street. All skill levels welcome. Info: 570-437-2515 or


Seven Mountains Audubon, the area’s local Audubon chapter, monthly program features Robyn Groboski, who will present: "All About Wildlife Rehabilitation at the Centre Wildlife Care," accompanied by an animal representative. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly Township Supervisors Building, 551 Zeigler Rd.


Open Mic hosted by Bill Russum, 9 p.m. to midnight at Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market St. Info: 570-524-2572.


The Susquehanna University Institute For Lifelong Learning presents Dr. Michael Ozlanski, assistant professor of accounting in the Sigmund Weis School of Business, for a talk at 11 a.m. in the Degenstein Theater. Dr. Ozlanski’s presentation is entitled “They’ve Got the Whole World in Their Hands: Reflections From Engaging Students Through International Programs.” Info: 570-372-4354.


Geezer Night hosted by Geoff Levan, 6-8 p.m. at McGuigan’s Public House, 266 Market St. No cover. Info: 570-286-5002.

LIVE MUSIC/Turbotville

Ann Kerstetter and Bryan Noaker perform 6:30-9 p.m. at the Turbotville Hotel. No cover.