@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14
Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18
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: DESALES UNIVERSITY
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Phil Vassar, 8 p.m. Jan. 11
Kix, 8 p.m. Jan. 31
Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Feb. 1
Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8: Jimmy Buffet tribute
Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21
Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute
Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1
Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9
Don Williams, 8 p.m. March 21
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, 8 p.m. March 22
Heart, 8 p.m. March 30
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery
The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200
Brilliant Brass Beauties, through April 30
Pieces by Carl Renner, through May 31
@Body.8 Days Head: THE BANANA FACTORY
25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. 610-332-1305
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Nebraska," 1:15, 6 p.m. Jan. 1; 6:15 p.m. Jan. 2
"Philomena," 3:45, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 1; 4, 8:45 p.m. Jan. 2
"The Wolf of Wall Street," 12:30, 4, 7:30 p.m. Jan.1; 4:15, 7:45 p.m. Jan. 2
"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," 10:45 p.m. Jan. 4
"Paper Moon," 7:15 p.m. Jan. 6
@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN
527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3, Musikfest Café
Nick Andrews Staver, 8 p.m. Jan. 3, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
Craig Thatcher Band, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4: Eric Clapton retrospective, Musikfest Café
Hot Breakfast, 8 p.m. Jan. 4, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
Kevin Devine, 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Musikfest Café
Blue Jersey Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 10, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Open Mic, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5
"Amador," 2 p.m. Jan. 25: Free Film Series
"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22: Free film Series
Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28
Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11
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
Q. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in the news a while ago for getting obesity surgery. What exactly did he have done and does it work?
Governor Christie had Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) surgery which limits food intake with a band around the top of the stomach. The size of the restriction can be adjusted with a circular balloon inside the band. AGB works mainly by decreasing food intake. The snugger the band, the less hungry people feel.
Bonner performs a concert, 7 p.m. Jan. 3, Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville.
The event includes praise and worship with Rez Music Ministry followed by Bonner, a Christian rock group of three brothers and their sister.
Bonner includes Zac Bonner, vocals, guitar; Jesse Bonner, vocals, guitar; Jake Bonner, vocals, guitar; Morgan Bonner, vocals, ukulele, tambourine; and Luke Desiato, drums.
Bonner released its self-titled EP in 2012.
Information: rezministries.org, 610-261-0924
Lehigh Valley theater-goers: Consider yourself lucky in the year 2013.
What other region of similar demographics and geographic area has as much live theater as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area?
Professional acting and directing and production values are paced each summer by Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, with its 34rd season upcoming, and The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, going into its 23rd season, and year-round at Touchstone Theatre, going into its 33rd season.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem begins its 2014 Winter-Spring "Bach at Noon," Jan. 14, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.
Greg Funfgeld's "Bach at Noon" programming for 2014 continues to explore the music of Bach and Mozart.