Things to do in Lehigh Valley this weekend and beyond (Dec. 3-9)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings — some in-person, others online — you may want to check out in the coming days.

Bethlehem’s Southside District will host its annual “Naughty or Nice” cookie and cocktails crawl Saturday, Dec. 4.southsideartsdistrict.com

Art/Museums

ONGOING

ALLENTOWN “Washi Transformed — New Expressions in Japanese Paper,” more than 30 two-dimensional works, sculptures and installations, through Jan. 2. “The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu,” 11 am-4 pm Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 31 Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St. allentownartmuseum.org, 610-432-4333.

BETHLEHEM “Hear Me Roar — Women Photographers,” four-part exhibition celebrating 50 years of women at Lehigh with photos from the university’s collection displayed at Dubois Gallery in Maginnes Hall; Gallery at Rauch Business Center; Siegel Gallery in Iacocca Hall; and the Fairchild-Martindale Gallery, through May 27. 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 exhibit of primary source materials from the author’s archive, through May 27. Lehigh University, Maginnes Hall, 9 W. Packer Ave. luag.lehigh.edu/exhibitions/gloria-naylor-other-places, 610-758-3615.

Selections from the Permanent Collection, rotating selection including works by George Bellows, Gustave Courbet, Jack Whitten, Marsden Hartley and Kathe Kollwitz, through Dec. 4. “Thinking Through Drawing,” works on paper, drawings and sketchbooks from collection and community, through 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 1850s Morris putz and 20th century Sullivan putz, with lights and narration of the Nativity story, through Jan. 9. Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, Hall of the Common House, 66 W. Church St .historicbethlehem.org, 610-867-0173.

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

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP “Women Warriors — Resilience, Leadership, Activism,” 19th Amendment centennial exhibit honoring Native American women, through Aug. 30. Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road. museumofindianculture.org, 610-797-2121.

CLOSING

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

comedy

DEC. 4

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

DEC. 9

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

dancing

DEC. 4

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

G Herbo

G Herbo is scheduled to appear Friday, Dec. 3, at One Center Square in Easton.onecentresquare.com

Food/Drink/Dining

DEC. 4

BETHLEHEM “Naughty or Nice” Cocktails and Cookies Crawl, holiday-themed cocktails, mocktails and cookies at participating SouthSide restaurants and shops, 1 pm, Southside Bethlehem Arts District, $30; Ticket pickup at 324 New St. parking garage. southsideartsdistrict.com, 610-419-9180.

BELVIDERE, NJ Barefoot Grape Stomping Dinner, with wine tasting, 3 pm, Four Sisters Winery, Matarazzo Farms, 783 Route 519. $42.50. foursisterswinery.com, 908-475-3671. Registration required.

Literary/Books

DEC. 4

EASTON Rebecca Price Janney, reading and Q&A with author of “Easton at Christmastide,” 1-3 pm, Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St. sigalmuseum.org, 610-253-1222.

Music

DEC. 3

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

EASTON G Herbo, 6 pm, 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 pm, i.e. Dec. 4, 8 pm 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 pm, i.e. Dec. 3, 9 pm 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 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 pm, Whitehouse United Methodist Church, 73 Route 28 in Whitehouse. whitehousewindsymphony.org, [email protected]

DEC. 4

BETHLEHEM Concordian Dawn, Yuletide Revels performance of early music, 5-6:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St. $15 suggested donation, ages 12 and younger free. concordiandawn.com, 610-867-4741.

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

Easton at Christmastide

Author Rebecca Price Janney will discuss her new book “Easton at Christmastide” 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 pm, $33-$45; Loudon Wainwright III, 8pm, $33-$45. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main and Temple streets. st94.com, 215-257-5808.

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

RARITAN TWP., NJ Hunterdon Harmonizers, “Holiday Reunion” original musical, with Ovation vocal quartet, school orchestra and sing-along, 7 pm, 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 pm, i.e. Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Lehigh University Packer Memorial Church, Fourth and Adams Streets. 610-758-3414.

EASTON Chandler Moore, Life Church “worship night,” 7 pm, State Theater, 453 Northampton St. $30-$150. statetheatre.org, 610-252-3132.

STROUDSBURG Pocono Pops, holiday concert, 3 pm, Sherman Theater, 524 Main St. $15-$40. shermantheater.com, 570-420-2808.

FLEMINGTON, NJ Whitehouse Wind Symphony, free holiday concert, 3 p.m., Flemington United Methodist Church, 116 Main St. whitehousewindsymphony.org, [email protected]

DEC. 6

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

DEC. 8th

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

SELLERSVILLE Cherish the Ladies, 35th anniversary show, 8 pm, Sellersville Theater 1894, Main and Temple streets. $29.50-$40. st94.com, 215-257-5808.

DEC. 9

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

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

theatre

DEC. 3

ALLENTOWN “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 pm, i.e. Dec. 4 and 9, 7:30 p.m.; Dec 5, 2 pm Civic Theater of Allentown, 527 N.19th St. $17-$38. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943.

“Home for the Holidays,” dinner and show, 6:30 pm, i.e. Dec. 4, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Dec 5, 8-9, 12:30 pm Pines Dinner Theater, 448 N. 17th St. $20-$30 and a la carte menu. pinesdinnertheatre.com, 610-433-2333.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ “A Christmas Carol,” Centenary Stage Company production of Stephen Temperley adaptation of the Charles Dickens novella, 8 pm, i.e. Dec. 4, 2 and 8 pm; Dec 5 and 8, 2 p.m.; Dec 9, 7:30 pm 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 holiday film, 8 pm, i.e. Dec. 4, 3 and 8 p.m.; Dec 5, 3pm 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, hotdog eating contest, craft demonstrations, art displays, discounted parking, 6-9 pm, Southside Bethlehem Arts District, southsideartsdistrict.com, 610-360-5778.

Christmas City Stroll Walking Tour, with guides in period dress, 1 pm, Historic Bethlehem Visitors Center, 505 Main St. $9-$15. historicbethlehem.org, 800-360-8687.

DEC. 4

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

BETHLEHEM “Railroad Days” Model Train Display, two floors of passenger and freight trains in continuous operation, 1-4 pm Dec. 4-5, Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers, 902 E. Macada Road. $5, ages 11 and younger free. bdsme.org, 610-258-6079.

Christmas Bazaar, fundraiser sale of crafts, ornaments, stars, candles, wreathes and holiday “attic treasures,” 9 am-4 pm Dec. 4; 9am-2pm Dec 5, Central Moravian Church Christian Education Building, 40 W. Church St. 610-866-5661.

BOWMANSTOWN Holiday Open House, HO and N scale operating displays, yard sale, 1-4 pm Dec. 4-5; 7-9 pm Dec 9, Carbon Model Railroad Society, 529 Ore St. cmrs.info, 610-826-6636.

DEC. 6

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

DEC. 9

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

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