Activities in Lehigh Valley This Weekend and Beyond (December 3-9)

WHAT’S WRONG? Here is a small selection of regional events – some in person, others online – that you might want to try out over the coming days.

Bethlehem’s Southside neighborhood is hosting its annual Naughty or Nice cookie and cocktail crawl on Saturday December 4th.Southsideartsdistrict.com

Art museums

CONSTANTLY

ALLENTOWN “Washi Transformed – New Expressions in Japanese Paper”, more than 30 two-dimensional works, sculptures and installations, “The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu” until January 2nd, 11 am-4pm Friday-Sunday until December 31st Allentown Art Museum, 31 N 5th St. allentownartmuseum.org, 610-432-4333.

BETHLEHEM “Hear Me Roar – Women Photographers”, four-part exhibition on 50 years of women in Lehigh with photos from the university’s collection in the Dubois Gallery in Maginnes Hall; Gallery in the Rauch Business Center; Siegel Gallery in the Iacocca Hall; and the Fairchild-Martindale Gallery, through May 27th. Lehigh University, 27 Memorial Drive West. luag.lehigh.edu/exhibitions/hear-me-roar-women-photographers-part-i, 610-758-3615.

“Gloria Naylor – Other Places”, Dubois Gallery exhibition with primary source material from the author’s archive, until May 27th. Lehigh University, Maginnes Hall, 9 W. Packer Ave. luag.lehigh.edu/exhibitions/gloria-naylor-other- places, 610-758-3615.

Selection from the permanent collection, changing selection with works by George Bellows, Gustave Courbet, Jack Whitten, Marsden Hartley and Käthe Kollwitz, until December 4th. “Thinking Through Drawing”, works on paper, drawings and sketchbooks from collection and community, until Dec. 4 Lehigh University Art Galleries, 420 E. Packer Ave. luag.lehigh.edu/exhibitions, 610-758-3615.

“Moravian Christmas – 100 Years of Tradition”, objects from the 1850s Morris plaster and 20th century Sullivan plaster, with lights and nativity story, until January 9th. Moravian Museum Bethlehem, Common House Hall, 66 W. Church St .historibethlehem.org, 610-867-0173.

EASTON “Another American’s Autobiography”, more than 25 pieces from the Petrucci Family Foundation’s collection of African American art, through December 30th. Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St. sigalmuseum.org, 610-253-1222.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP “Women Warriors – Resilience, Leadership, Activism”, exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in honor of Indian women, until August 30th. Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road. museumofindianculture.org, 610-797-2121.

CONCLUDE

BETHLEHEM Selections from the Permanent Collection, changing selection with works by George Bellows, Gustave Courbet, Jack Whitten, Marsden Hartley and Käthe Kollwitz, until 4 December “Thinking Through Drawing”, works on paper, drawings and sketchbooks from the collection and community, until 4 December December Lehigh University Art Galleries, 420 E. Packer Ave. luag.lehigh.edu/exhibitions, 610-758-3615.

comedy

DEC. 4th

BETHLEHEM Frank Caliendo, 8 p.m., Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd. $ 29.50- $ 49.50. windcreekeventcenter.com, 610-297-7414.

DEC. 9

BETHLEHEM Penn and Teller, 8 p.m., Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd. $ 55- $ 75. windcreekeventcenter.com, 610-297-7414.

To dance

DEC. 4th

WIND GAP Ballroom, Latin, Swing Social Dance, lessons followed by dancing to the DJ, 7-10pm, TC Dance Club International – PA, 6623 Sullivan Trail. $ 12. dancewindgap.com, 610-881-1000.

G Herbo

G Herbo is due to appear in One Center Square in Easton on Friday, December 3rd.onecentresquare.com

Food / drinks / food

DEC. 4th

BETHLEHEM “Naughty or Nice” Cocktails and Cookies Crawl, vacation-themed cocktails, mocktails and cookies at participating SouthSide restaurants and stores, 1pm, Southside Bethlehem Arts District, $ 30; Ticket collection at car park 324 New St .. southsideartsdistrict.com, 610-419-9180.

BELVIDERE, NJ Barefoot Grape Stamping Dinner and Wine Tasting, 3:00 p.m., Four Sisters Winery, Matarazzo Farms, 783 Route 519. $ 42.50. foursisterswinery.com, 908-475-3671. Registration required.

Literature / books

DEC. 4th

EASTON Rebecca Price Janney, reading and Q&A with author of “Easton at Christmastide,” 1:00 pm, Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St. sigalmuseum.org, 610-253-1222.

music

DEC. 3

BETHLEHEM Breaking Benjamin, unplugged, 8pm, Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd. $ 59.50. windcreekeventcenter.com, 610-297-7414.

EASTON G Herbo, 6 p.m., One Center Square, 1 Center Square. $ 40-60. onecentresquare.com, 610-905-2300.

A John Denver Christmas Tribute Show with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon, 7:30 pm, State Theater, 453 Northampton St. $ 30. statetheatre.org, 610-252-3132.

JIM THORPE Twelve Twenty-Four, TSO Christmas Show, 8 p.m., also December 4th, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway. $ 38. mcohjt.com, 570-325-0249.

Hot Tuna, “Acoustic and Electric”, with David Grisman Trio, 8 pm, Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road. $ 38- $ 44. pennspeak.com, 610-826-9000.

SELLERSVILLE The Association, 6 p.m., also Dec 3, 9 p.m. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main and Temple Streets. $ 39.50- $ 55. st94.com, 215-257-5808.

BLAIRSTOWN, NJ Slambovian Circus of Dreams, “A Very Slamvobian Christmas,” 8:00 pm, Roy’s Hall – Live Arts Emporium, 30 Main St. $ 28- $ 33. royshall.org, 908-362-1399.

READINGTON, NJ Whitehouse Wind Symphony, Free Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Whitehouse United Methodist Church, 73 Route 28, Whitehouse. whitehousewindsymphony.org, [email protected]

DEC. 4th

BETHLEHEM Concordian Dawn, Yuletide Revels performance of early music, 5-6.30pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St. $ 15 donation proposal, free for ages 12 and over. concordiandawn.com, 610-867-4741.

JIM THORPE Jessie’s girl, 8 p.m., Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road. $ 22-27. pennspeak.com, 610-826-9000.

Easton at Christmas time

Author Rebecca Price Janney will discuss her new book “Easton at Christmastide” on Sunday at the Sigal Museum in Easton.sigalmuseum.org

SELLERSVILLE “A Rat Pack Christmas,” Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin, 2 p.m., $ 33- $ 45; Loudon Wainwright III, 8 p.m., $ 33- $ 45. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main and Temple Streets. st94.com, 215-257-5808.

BLAIRSTOWN, NJ Steve Forbert, 8:00 p.m., Roy’s Hall – Live Arts Emporium, 30 Main St. $ 27.50- $ 32.50. royshall.org, 908-362-1399.

RARITAN TWP., NJ Hunterdon Harmonizers, Original Musical “Holiday Reunion,” with Ovation Vocal Quartet, School Orchestra, and Sing-Along, 7pm, Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 84 Route 31. $ 10– $ 20. holiday-reunion.eventbrite.com, 908-806-6683.

DEC. 5

BETHLEHEM Lehigh University Choral Arts, Christmas Vespers, 4 p.m., also December 5, 8 p.m. Lehigh University Packer Memorial Church, Fourth and Adams Streets. 610-758-3414.

EASTON Chandler Moore, Life Church “Night of God,” 7:00 pm, State Theater, 453 Northampton St. $ 30- $ 150. statetheatre.org, 610-252-3132.

STROUDSBURG Pocono Pops, Holiday Concert, 3:00 p.m., Sherman Theater, 524 Main St. $ 15- $ 40. shermantheater.com, 570-420-2808.

FLEMINGTON, NJ Whitehouse Wind Symphony, Holiday Free Concert, 3:00 p.m., Flemington United Methodist Church, 116 Main St. whitehousewindsymphony.org, [email protected]

DEC. 6th

SELLERSVILLE “Christmas with the Celts”, holiday show with dance and music, 8 pm, Sellersville Theater 1894, Main and Temple Street. $ 33- $ 45. st94.com, 215-257-5808.

DEC. 8th

JIM THORPE REO Speedwagon, 8 p.m., Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road. $ 69- $ 75. pennspeak.com, 610-826-9000.

SELLERSVILLE Cherish the Ladies, 35th Anniversary Show, 8 p.m., Sellersville Theater 1894, Main and Temple Streets. $ 29.50 to $ 40. st94.com, 215-257-5808.

DEC. 9

BETHLEHEM John McEuen, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Godfrey Daniels Center, 7 E. Fourth St. $ 35. gofreydaniels.org, 610-867-2390.

SELLERSVILLE Matt Cappy, 8 p.m., 1894 Sellersville Theater, Main and Temple Streets. $ 19.50- $ 29.50. st94.com, 215-257-5808.

theatre

DEC. 3

ALLENTOWN “A Christmas Carol”, 7.30pm, also December 4th and 9th 7.30pm; December 5, 2:00 p.m. Civic Theater of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St. $ 17- $ 38. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943.

“At home for the holidays”, dinner and show, 6:30 p.m., plus December 4th, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; December 5, 8 am-9am, 12:30 pm Pines Dinner Theater, 448 N. 17th St. $ 20- $ 30 and la carte menu. pinesdinnertheatre.com, 610-433-2333.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ “A Christmas Carol,” Centenary Stage Company production of Stephen Temperley’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novella, 8:00 pm, also 4:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 8:00 pm; December 5 and 8, 2 p.m.; December 9, 7:30 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $ 15- $ 29.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ “A Christmas Carol”, stage production based on a holiday film, 8 pm, plus December 4th, 3 pm and 8 pm; December 5, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $ 25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

Other

DEC. 3

BETHLEHEM “First Friday,” live music in four locations, lawn games, hot dog food contest, craft demonstrations, art exhibits, discounted parking, 6-9pm, Southside Bethlehem Arts District, southsideartsdistrict.com, 610-360-5778.

Christmas Walking Tour of the City, with Guides in Period Dress, 1:00 p.m., Historic Bethlehem Visitors Center, 505 Main St. $ 9- $ 15. historicbethlehem.org, 800-360-8687.

DEC. 4th

BATH Holiday Craft Fair, 35+ vendors, open kitchen, 10 am-3pm, Keystone Rod & Gun Club, 243 Mulberry Street. krgclub.org, 610-837-7644.

BETHLEHEM “Railroad Days” model railway exhibition, two floors with passenger and freight trains in continuous operation, 1 – 4 p.m. 4-5. December, Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers, 902 E. Macada Road. $ 5, children 11 and under free. bdsme.org, 610-258-6079.

Christmas bazaar, fundraising campaign Sale of handicrafts, ornaments, stars, candles, wreaths and Christmas “attic treasures”, 9 am-4pm Dec 4th; 9 am-2pm Dec 5th, Central Moravian Church Christian Education Building, 40 W. Church Str. 610-866-5661.

BOWMANSTOWN Holiday Open House, HO and N scale operating displays, flea market, 1 – 4 p.m. 4-5. December; 7-9 p.m., December 9, Carbon Model Railroad Society, 529 Ore St. cmrs.info, 610-826-6636.

DEC. 6th

SOUTH WHITEHALL Children’s Book Sales, Friends of Parkland Community Library fundraiser, 10 am-4pm, Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave. parklandlibrary.org, 610-398-1361.

DEC. 9

HANNOVER TOWNSHIP “Christmas Trees by the Decade” Drive-Thru, exhibition of trends in decorating Christmas trees from the 1960s-90s, 6-7pm, Traditions of Hanover, 5300 Northgate Drive. Free of charge, but reservation required. traditionsofhanover.com, 610-882-0400, [email protected]

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