@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-433-4150
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"
@Body.8 Days Head: LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, WILLIAMS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Quad Drive, Easton. 610-868-2971
"Dance Quilt," 7 p.m. May 16, 17: Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone
Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 26
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10
Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Blue Öyster Cult, Foghat, 8 p.m. May 2
The Winery Dogs, 8 p.m. May 4
Branson Fever, 1 p.m. May 6 - 8
Fitz and the Tantrums, 8 p.m. May 9
Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, 8 p.m. May 18
Danny and the Juniors, 1 p.m. May 20, 21
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Monach Dance Company, 2 p.m. May 3
Hot Bijouxx, 7 p.m. May 7
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761
The songs of Eric Taylor, who is regarded as a lyrical genius and one of the finest songwriters of our time by contemporaries such as Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith, are narratives woven with insightful musings and intricate roots-inspired guitar playing.
With nine albums to date, culminating with his most recent release, "Studio 10" (Blue Ruby Records, 2013), Taylor has toured extensively in the United States and Europe, appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," won folk music awards, and held songwriting workshops in the U.S., England and Wales.
Civic Theatre presents the finale to its 2013 - '14 main stage season with the irreverent, laugh-out-loud Tony-winning musical, "Urinetown," May 2, 3, 8 - 10, 15 - 18 with performances at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. May 18, Nineteenth Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.
"Urinetown," inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht, spares nothing with its irreverent humor and sharp wit.
The 12th annual "Nobodies of Comedy" tour rolls into Easton, 8 p.m. May 3, State Theatre, 453 Northampton St. A vehicle for spotlighting up and coming comics, the tour offers proven laughs at accessible prices.
Liz Miele, a New Jersey native, is one of the "Nobodies of Comedy" in the Easton show, along with Kelly Collette, Adrienne IapalucciAdrienne, Mark Walton and Steve Burr.
Right to Become, founded by Hollywood stunt girl and Broadway performer, Courtney Rains Loo, performs 7 p.m. May 2, Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville.
The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. The evening includes praise and worship with Rez Music Ministry, a meet-and-greet and refreshments.
Fans of Simon & Garfunkel can experience the music of the iconic duo live as Jim Witter pays tribute to their genius with "Feeling Groovy," 8 p.m. May 2, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
Witter, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is well-known to State Theatre audiences for his Billy Joel-Elton John tribute, "The Piano Men," which he performed there.
"Is heaven a hope or real?"
Todd Burpo (Greg Kinnear) asks that question in the opening narration of "Heaven Is For Real," a touching tale of admittedly corny sentimentality that left me all blubbery and emotionally- moved.
Burpo is pastor of a nondenominational church in Imperial, Neb. The pastor's faith, as well as the beliefs of his wife, Sonja (Kelly Reilly), and the faith of his congregation are put to the test when the pastor's four-year-old son, Colton (Connor Corum), has a near-death experience.