"Amateurs," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown. Free. Donations benefit Care Net of the Lehigh Valley. firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-923-6742
"Cinderella: Enchanted Edition," 7 p.m. Oct. 25; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3; 2 p.m. Oct. 28; 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Stagemakers at the J, JCC of Allentown, 702 N .22nd St., Allentown. allentownjcc.org, 610-435-3571
"Restless Heart," a feature film about St. Augustine, will be shown 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by DeSales' Salesian Center for Faith and Culture and the Diocese of Allentown. No ticket is required.
The Macungie Minstrelaires' "Souled on Motown" is 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie.
Noreen Bachman is producer-director and Betsy Lichtenwalner is music director of the show of hits by The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and The Jackson Five.
Proceeds benefit East Penn Angel Network.
Tickets: macungie-minstrelaires.org, 610-770-6845.
Janis Ian is no stranger to the Lehigh Valley area, as she has made frequent tour stops, including Bethlehem's Musikfest. Janis Ian is back, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Sellersville Theatre, 24 W. Temple Avenue, Sellersville.
"It's a great theater," says Ian about Sellersville, where she's also previously performed. "There's always a good audience, fantastic stage, great sound and mikes [microphones]."
The Baum School of Art presents "In Memory of Adrienne Snelling," a memorial exhibition, Oct. 24 - Nov. 16, Rodale Family Gallery, honoring one of Allentown's beloved and highly respected citizens and photographers. The opening reception is 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 24.
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@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
"Piano Factory," 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Free
"Protektor," 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Free
"Karen Cries on the Bus," 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Free
@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER AT STEELSTACKS
@Body.8 Days:Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, First Street and Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Arbitrage," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; 2, 4:15 p.m. Oct. 25
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower," 5:15 p.m. Oct. 24; 1:45, 4, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25
As a child, choosing your career seems endless with the possibilities of astronaut, cowboy, or magician. David Caserta, 36, is living his childhood dream.
Caserta performs his "Haunted Illusions" magic show, 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27, State Theatre for The Arts, Easton, for the Halloween season. Caserta is the resident magician at the State, where he works as the theater's lighting designer.
"Argo, an action-thriller that boasts impressive acting and directing, is based on a true spy story, "The Canadian Caper."
"Argo," directed by and starring Ben Affleck, tells the story about the United States Central Intelligence Agency bankrolling a fictitious Hollywood movie production to rescue Americans from Iran during the 1979 - '81 hostage crisis when Islamic student militants stormed and took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran.
CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) poses as a Canadian movie producer to scout locations for "Argo," a science-fiction movie.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN
The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honored four organizations and individuals during its annual "Tribute to the Arts," Oct. 4, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem. Above, from left: Dave, Fry, musician-Godfrey Daniel co-founder; Dawn Ketterman-Benner, founder-professor-faculty advisor, Moravian College Dance Company; Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan; Marylou Cummings, plein-air artist-Mayor's Award recipient; and Silagh White, Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs, Lehigh University.
Virtuoso guitarist John Jorgenson, co-founding member of the Desert Rose Band and the Hellecasters, takes the stage, 7 p.m. Oct, 18, Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
"I've been very lucky over my career," Jorgenson says. "I was named guitarist of the year three years in a row back in the '90s and I won a Grammy a few years ago [2008 Best Country Instrumental] for a collaboration with Brad Paisley."