"Captain Phillips" is a harrowing movie bristling with tension. It is superb film-making and has incredible performances.
The movie, directed by Paul Greengrass, is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of a United Stated-flagged container cargo freighter with 25 crew members and the hostage-taking of the ship's captain, Richard Phillips.
The screenplay by Billy Ray ("The Hunger Games," 2012; "Fllghtplan," 2009) is based on Phillips' book, written with Stephan Talty, "A...
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 10
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19
Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. Oct. 29
Night Club Two-Step, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150
The 28th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (LVPGC), is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 27, The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township.
"It seems impossible, but the level of craftsmanship at this show just gets better and better each year," says show chairperson and LVPGC President Brad Sears of Brad Sears Fine Woodturning.
Artists are expected to be in...
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
David Cook, 8 p.m. Oct. 24
David Bromberg, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25
Mike Lorenz Trio, 8 p.m. Oct. 26
Dennis DeYoung, 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Rescheduled from July 18
Tall Tall Trees, 8 p.m. Nov. 1
Marty Stuart, Roger McGuinn, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8
Chef Robert Irvine, 6 p.m. Nov. 16
The Von Trapps, 2 p.m. Nov. 21, 22...
It's that time of year again. The flu vaccine is available. Getting vaccinated every year is the best way to protect against the flu.
There are two types of vaccines: the flu shot and the nasal spray.
The flu shot is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in those older than six months, including healthy people and those with chronic medical conditions.
There are three different flu shots available: a regular flu shot approved for those...
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery
Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery
Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery
South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery
American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and...
Community Music School holds its annual Monster Concert, noon - 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley Parkway.
There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo and other musical tricks and treats.
Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of each sale made with a Bookfair voucher (11133378) to Community Music School.
Information: Barbara Ballard, 610-435-7725
Views to a bridge: "Connecting for the Future: The Eighth Street Bridge Turns 100," featuring the work of 30 regional artists, including "Eighth Street Bridge," above, by Walter E. Baum, opens Oct. 28 and continues through Dec. 20, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. In addition to Walter E. Baum, artists featured include Rudy Ackerman, Edgar Baum, John Berninger, Greta Brubaker, Lee Butz, Sandra Corpora, Ron De Long, James Doddy, Adriano Farinella...
"Gifts," 8 p.m. Oct. 26, created and performed by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, Independent Eye, at Touchstone Theatre. 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-867-1689
Mandudebro, 11 p.m. Oct. 25; 11 p.m. Nov. 8: Long-form improv comedy, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Rent," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 26; 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Northampton Community College, Main Campus,...
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) screens the award-winning documentary "Who Cares About Kelsey?" with star Kelsey Carroll and filmmaker Dan Habib in attendance Oct. 26, Community Services Center (CSC), main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
The event is 9 a.m. - noon, with registration at 8:30 a.m. Carroll and Habib are available for a question and answer session.
Information: LCCC Teacher Education department, 610-799-1716