Auditions for Civic Theatre of Allentown's 2013 production of "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 6 - 21, will be held for children and teenagers ages 6 - 15 at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and for adults and teenagers ages 16 and up at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Rehearsal Hall, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.
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
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
Among the awards Lynnie Godfrey has amassed during her entertainment career are a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut in "Eubie!" and Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for her supporting actress outstanding performance in "No Place To Be Somebody."
Godfrey appears in the "Jazz Upstairs" series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
In addition to "Eubie!" on Broadway, she's had roles on the TV shows, "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law," and was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski."
"Einstein's Girl:" Gia Mora, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: Charlie Barnett, piano, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132
Mandudebro, 11 p.m. Oct. 25: Long-form improv comedy, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Poe: A Madman Knows Nothing," 8 p.m. Oct . 17, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, Allentown Public Theatre, The Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. allentownpublictheatre, 888-895-5645
PRESS PHOTOS BY DON WENNER
The Lutheran church of the Holy Spirit holds a Blessing of the Animals service Oct. 12.
You've heard of "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" and his educational television show.
Gia Mora is "The Science Gal," but not of television fame (not yet, that is), but of the stage, and more in the entertainment realm than education, although there is that.
Mora's "Einstein's Girl," 7 p.m. Oct. 18, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, brings the, ahem, elements of entertainment and education together -- in a supercollider of comedy.
Youthful exuberance lights up the stage in the Civic Theatre of Allentown production of "Spring Awakening," continuing through Oct. 27.
Civic Artistic Director William Sanders directs a cast of college and high school all-stars in what is a rock opera of tragic proportions and emotional triumph.
The on-stage, seven-piece orchestra, conducted by Music Director Justin Brehm, doesn't overpower excellent solo vocals and choral work.
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
King Henry and the Showmen, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 22
Jessie's Girl, 9 p.m. Oct. 18: 1980s pop-rock tribute
Real Diamond, 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 24; 8 p.m. Oct. 25: Neil Diamond tribute
Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Oct. 26
America, 8 p.m. Nov. 2
Get The Led Out, 8 p.m. Nov. 9: Led Zeppelin tribute
.38 Special, 8 p.m. Nov. 16
Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 22
Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 27: Grateful Dead tribute
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
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: ARTSQUEST
Musikfest Café, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-332-3378
Writers' Salon, 7 p.m. Oct. 22; Nov. 12