@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
2013 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2
Bacontopia: A Celebration of Bacon, 1 p.m. Nov. 10
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays
Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday
Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays
2014 Blast Furnace Blues Festival, Feb. 7 - 9
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM
Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962
Holiday Cocktail Trail, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Nov. 23
@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. Oct 22, Dec. 3, 10
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 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
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Bethlehem Palette Club Juried Exhibition, through Oct. 20, Community Gallery. Closing reception: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20
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
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Fight Night at SteelStacks II, 7 p.m. Oct. 17
Shanon McMahon, 8 p.m. Oct. 18
Hot Club of Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Oct. 19
The Lehigh Valley Beatles Showcase III, 3 p.m. Oct. 20
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
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Gravity," 7:45 p.m. Oct. 16; 4:15 p.m. Oct. 17
"Short Term 12," 7:30 p.m. Oct.16; 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17
"Decoding Annie Parker," 7 p.m. Oct. 17: Gala benefit screening
"Faces in the Mirror," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21
"Monty Python's Meaning of Life," 2 p.m. Oct. 20
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail," 4:25 p.m. Oct. 20
"Monty Python's Life of Brian," 6:15 p.m. Oct. 20
"Animal House," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 23
The annual Walnutport Canal Festival is Oct. 19 and 20 along the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport, presented by the Walnutport Canal Association.
The "12th Tow Path Trot" along the canal begins with registration at 8 a.m. The 6k Walk and Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. The 6k Run begins at 9:30 a.m.
A "Feast-ival," with roast chicken, pulled pork sandwich, baked potato, coleslaw, hot dog, and applesauce, will be served 4- 5: 30 p.m. Oct. 19. To register: walnutportcanalassociation.tripod.com, Janets63@gmail.com, 610-737-3900
A reception to meet New York artist Bill Hayward for his photography exhibit is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Muhlenberg College, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Guest curator Geoff Gehman has selected 30 prints for the exhibition, which continues through Nov. 9 and is in collaboration with the InVision Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month.
Hayward will be working as an artist-in-residence 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 24, Galleria Lobby, Baker Center for the Arts.
"Gravity" is a masterful achievement in cinema. It will be regarded as a classic and a landmark film.
Look for Oscar nominations in the double digits, including actress: Sandra Bullock; supporting actor: George Clooney; director: Afonso Cuaron; original screenplay: Cuaron and his son, Jonas; cinematography, and numerous technical categories.
"Spring Awakening" continues Civic Theater of Allentown's philosophy of debuting edgy works in the Lehigh Valley.
The Tony Award-winning musical, in its Lehigh Valley debut through Oct. 27, opened Civic's main stage 2013 - '14 season
"We've been trying to do it for about three to five years," says Civic Artistic Director William Sanders, who is directing "Spring Awakening," with music direction by Justin Brehm. "The moment I saw it, I wanted to do it," Sanders says.
Q. What happens when you have a heart valve that leaks?
Valves can malfunction and strain the heart. If a valve doesn't close properly, blood will flow backward. This is called regurgitation.
If valve flaps don't open correctly, they prevent blood from flowing through them. This is called stenosis.
Advanced valve disease can cause blood clots, stroke or sudden death from cardiac arrest.