All you need is love and performances by some of the Lehigh Valley's premier musical talent. The Lehigh Valley Beatles Showcase, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, is poised to bring a diverse group of performers to Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
The event, now in its second year, is presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA) and will feature 20 area acts, including notable 1960's pop music cover artists, The Large Flowerheads, and blues stylists The James Supra Band.
The show must go on, but in Kander and Ebb's "Curtains," someone in front of or perhaps behind the stage wants to see it close.
"Curtains" is a multi-genre production: a play within a play, romantic-comedy, murder-mystery and musical comedy performed by a large ensemble cast.
The Pennsylvania Playhouse production of "Curtains," weekends through Oct. 21, offers a little something for most theater-goers' appetites. The play, which runs just more than two hours, kicks off with a big musical number that features most of the cast of roughly 20 on stage at once.
Crowded Kitchen Players' production of "Design for Murder," through Oct. 7, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, Quakertown, keeps you guessing.
Playwright George Batson's murder mystery is as much a tale of intrigue and suspense as it is socio-economic commentary.
Kilts and Celts will descend upon Bethlehem for the 25th annual Celtic Classic.
What was once a tiny festival conceived by a small group of individuals dedicated to preserving Celtic heritage has blossomed into the largest Celtic event in North America.
The Celtic Classic, Sept. 28 - 30, features food, music, and sport, all with roots in the rich Celtic tradition.
More than 250,000 people travel to Bethlehem to partake in the Celtic Classic.
Mezzo-soprano Steph-anie Blythe will present her cabaret performance of music by American icon Kate Smith.
The show, "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith," 8 p.m. Sept. 22, Symphony Hall, Allentown, features Blythe accompanied by pianist Craig Terry.
"The show is a tribute to the great American singer Kate Smith. It is not an impersonation show," says Blythe. "I don't pretend to be Kate Smith or try to sing like Kate Smith."
In addition to the songs, Blythe offers background and biographical material about Kate Smith.
The blues return to SteelStacks on Bethlehem's southside for the second annual Blast Furnace Blues Festival. The three-day blues showcase will consist of more than 25 acclaimed local and national acts performing on three stages.
Headlining the opening day of the festival, which runs Sept. 14 - 16, is legendary harmonica player James Cotton.
Rock music for a cause is the theme of We Rock's concert, 1 - 9 p.m. Sept. 8, MainGate nightclub, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.
The concert benefits Lehigh Valley Health Network's Breast Health Services. We Rock has held biannual charity concerts for the past six years.
We Rock was organized by Matt Wolf, better known in the Lehigh Valley music scene as Matt Metal, host of a long-running radio show on Lehigh County Community College radio station WXLV.
Traditional treatments for cancer primarily focus on healing a person's body. But often the patient needs emotional support as well.
Wellness and a holistic approach to cancer is the goal of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
The Cancer Support Community, formerly the Wellness Center, is located in the stately Anneliese B. Vollrath house, 3400 Bath Pike (Route 512), Hanover Township.
Lorita Musselman loves to play dress-up.
"Miss Lorita," as Musselman is known, a knowledgeable collector of antique and vintage apparel, presents "Miss Lorita's Vintage Fashions," 2:15 p.m. Sept 1, Centennial Stage, Agri-Plex, at the Great Allentown Fair.
The 45-minute presentation highlights clothing from the Victorian era through the close of the 20th century.
"Every outfit is complete with accessories typical of the era, including shoes, purses, gloves, hats and maybe a parasol for the Victorian ladies," says Musselman.