Things to do in the Lehigh Valley area this weekend and beyond (September 17-23)

WHAT IS HAPPENING? Here’s a small sample of the area’s events – some in person, some online – that you might want to check out in the coming days.

The third international cultural festival is scheduled for Saturday September 18 at Allentown Arts Park in

Art museums


BETHLEEM “Hear Me Roar — Women Photographers” four-part exhibition celebrating 50 years of women at Lehigh with photos from the university’s collection on display at the Dubois Gallery in Maginnes Hall; Gallery in the Rauch business center; Siegel Gallery in the Iacocca Hall; and the Fairchild-Martindale Gallery, until May 27. Lehigh University, 27 Memorial Drive West., 610-758-3615.

“Gloria Naylor – Other places”, Exhibition of the Dubois gallery of primary source materials from the author’s archives, until May 27. Lehigh University, Maginnes Hall, 9 W. Packer Ave., 610-758-3615.

Selections from the Permanent Collection, rotating selection including works by George Bellows, Gustave Courbet, Jack Whitten, Marsden Hartley and Kathe Kollwitz, until December 4. Lehigh University Art Galleries, 420 E. Packer Ave., 610-758-3615.

“Thinking through drawing” works on paper, drawings and sketchbooks from the collection and the community, until December 4. Lehigh University Art Galleries, 420 E. Packer Ave., 610-758-3615.

“The unconscious call to adventure and the poetry of life”, paintings and drawings by Dorian Vallejo, until October 15. Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., 610-868-2971.


NAZARETH Paint Box Art Club Members Lounge, 6-8 p.m., Nazareth Center for the Arts, 30 Belvidere St.,



SELLERSVILLE Comedy Liberty, Ophira Eisenberg and Tony Deyo, 8 p.m., Sellersville Theater 1894, Main and Temple streets. $ 25 to $ 40., 215-257-5808.


Bethlehem Jeff Foxworthy, 8 p.m., Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd. $ 55 to $ 85., 610-297-7414.

FLEMINGTON, NJ “NJ Laughs Festival”, Elks Camp Moore Scholarship Benefit Dinner Show with Steve Trevelise, Mark Riccadonna, Denny Corby, Justin Gonzalez and John Lombardi, 6 p.m., Flemington Elks Lodge 1928, 165 Route 31 South. $ 55 to $ 75., 908-823-4647.

Fairs / Festivals


ALLENTOWN Third Annual International Cultural Festival, The Rilyc Fundraiser with Ethnic Cooking, Belly Dancing, Indian Bollywood Dance, NCC International Student Fashion Show and other entertainment, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Allentown Arts Park, 510 W. Linden St., 484-903-7892.

EMMAS Farewell to the summer festival, live music and entertainment, kids’ activities and learning stations, craft vendors, food and drink from local businesses, 11 am-4pm, Emmaus Triangle Park, Main Street., 610-739-1273.

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ Festival in the borough, free street fair with three stages with 18 groups and shows, 70 art and craft vendors, farmers market. Family entertainment area and beer garden, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Pocket Park, 44 E. Washington Ave., 908-689-4800.

Food, drinks and meals


BETHLEEM Apple Days and Market to Go, live music, vendors, crafts and children’s activities, colonial demonstrations, desserts and apple products, 10 a.m., also September 19, 10 a.m. Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road. $ 5., 800-360-8687.

Chile Day, chili preparation, tastings, live music, children’s activities, 9 am-4pm, Southside Bethlehem Arts District,, 610-360-5778.

ESTON Lehigh Valley Wine Sales, outdoor fundraiser with auction prizes, cuisine, Argentinean wines, cigar and bourbon tent to benefit the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Children’s Home of Easton, 6 p.m., Hugh Moore Park, Lehigh Drive., 610-253-1222.

Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega is due to perform at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem on Friday September



BETHLEHEM Suzanne Vega, “An Evening of New York Songs and Stories”, 7:30 p.m., ArtsQuest, Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way. $ 39- $ 65., 610-332-1342.

The temptations, the four peaks, 8 p.m., Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd. $ 45 to $ 69., 610-297-7414.

ESTON Big eyed phish, Tribute to Dave Matthews Band, 8 p.m. State Theater, 453 Northampton St. $ 25., 610-252-3132.


ESTON Elton’s first trio, Tribute to Elton John, 8 p.m. State Theater, 453 Northampton St. $ 26., 610-252-3132.


Bethlehem The High Kings, 7 p.m., ArtsQuest, Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way. $ 39- $ 45., 610-332-1342.

Lehigh University Faculty Recital, 3:00 p.m. Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave. $ 15., 610-758-5323.

WEST AMWELL, NJ Long Hill String Band, outdoor concert, 5 p.m., Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, 39 Mt. Airy Village Road in Ringoes. Suggested donation of $ 5., 609-397-2086.


Bethlehem Los Lobos, 7:30 p.m., ArtsQuest, Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way. $ 30 to $ 65., 610-332-1342.


Bethlehem Robert Cray Group, 7:30 p.m., ArtsQuest, Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way. $ 45 to $ 55., 610-332-1342.

ESTON Row of boathouses, Free “Live at the Falls” concert, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Scott Park, South Third Street and Larry Holmes Drive.



FORKS TOWNSHIP Lehigh Valley Polo for Equi-librium, Equilibrium fundraiser with polo match, VIP tent with drinks and catered lunch, pony rides, tailgate festivities, market, raffles, 11:00 am, Braden Park, Uhler Road and Bushkill Drive. $ 35 to $ 150., 610-365-2266.



ALLENTOWN “Mid-Life 2! Why did I come here? ” dinner and musical, 6.30 p.m., also Sept. 18, 6.30 p.m .; September 19 and 23, 12:30 p.m. Pines Dinner Theater, 448 N. 17th St. $ 20 to $ 30 and a la carte menu., 610-433-2333.

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ “The Sleepy Riding Hood”, musical comedy about the characters from a recording of the cast coming to life, 8 p.m., also September 18, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 19, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $ 23 to $ 25., 609-397-3337.


EMMAUSS “Newsies The Musical”, Featured production of the day in the covered Emmaus Performing Arts Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., also September 19, 3 p.m. Emmaüs Community Park, 1401 Shimerville Road. $ 15 to $ 20., 484-809-9228.



ALLENTOWN Lehigh Valley Conquer Chiari Walk Across America, 10 a.m., Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane., 610-504-1135.

EASTON “Family fun”, Free outdoor activities, including themed tours, demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fry’s Run Watershed Association, 30 Browns Drive., 610-252-7633.


IDEPENDENCE, NJ Tricky Tray, Hackettstown Medical Center Auxiliary Fundraiser, 3 p.m. Sept. 18, Independence Township Fire Hall, 24 Cemetery Road. $ 20. 908-850-6876.


FRANKLIN, New Jersey Community Day, Self-guided tours, wildlife presentations, activities and crafts, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, 676 Route 513 in Pittstown. $ 20 to $ 25, 12 and under free., 908-730-8300.


Virtual information session on the career of health workers at BETHLEEM, on Zoom, 1 p.m., Northampton Community College. , 610-332-6585.


WASHINGTON, NJ Poets Catherine Doty and Jared Harel, reading and book signing, 7:30 p.m., Warren County Community College, 475 Route 57 West., 908-835-9222.

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