First of two parts
It can't be.
But it is.
And I know I say this every year and it certainly seems to be true, but yet I know it's impossible.
Does each year pass more quickly than the previous one?
How could I possibly be writing my 15th annual "Bud's View: Looking Back" column? Didn't I just write about looking back at 2012 a few months ago?
Do you remember how most everyone was worrying about the arrival of the New Millennium and what might happen to our computers and possibly our bank accounts and investments?
Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) return, 3 - 7 p.m. Jan. 5, SteelStacks,101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day). The event is free and open to the public.
Donations to the "Three Kings Gift Drive" may be dropped off fnoon - 9 p.m., through Jan. 3., at the front desks of ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, and the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. Gifts should be toys, books or other presents appropriate for children; they must be new, unwrapped and cost $10 or less.
Recently, you couldn't turn on the TV without seeing Will Ferrell portraying Ron Burgundy.
In car commercials, promotional segments and actual broadcast news shows, there was Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, never breaking character.
In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Will Ferrell continues the ruse as Ron Burgundy.
Ferrell, co-writing the screenplay with his producing-writing partner, Adam McKay, who is back to direct "Anchorman 2," misses no opportunity to show how dim-witted, self-absorbed, politically-incorrect and oblivious to it all is Ron Burgundy.
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Nebraska," 8:30 p.m. Dec. 25; 2:45, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26; 4, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 27; 1:15, 6 p.m. Dec. 28, Jan. 1; 3:15, 8 p.m. Dec. 29, 31; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30; 6:15 p.m. Jan. 2
"Philomena," 4, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 25; 12:30, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 26; 1:45, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27; 3:45, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28; 1, 5:45 p.m. Dec. 29; 3:15, 8 p.m. Dec. 30; 5:45 p.m. Dec. 31; 3:45, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 4, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 2
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Brosky and Meyer, 8 p.m. Dec. 27
Jimmy and the Parrots, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27
Chuck Schaeffer, 8 p.m. Dec. 28
Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. Dec. 31: Talking Heads tribute; Great White Caps; HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute
Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3
Nick Andrews Staver, 8 p.m. Jan. 3
Craig Thatcher Band, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4: Eric Clapton retrospective
Hot Breakfast, 8 p.m. Jan. 4
Kevin Devine, 8 p.m. Jan. 8
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery
American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and Rodale Galleries
Drawings on Character: The Art of Children's Graphic Novels, through Dec. 29, Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery
The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery
Holiday Art Ventures, 1 - 3 p.m. Dec. 27
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
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
15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4
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: 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
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: Pink Floyd tribute
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: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, ArtsQuest Center
Peeps Fest, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 30; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 31
Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit, through Dec. 31, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone
SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Feb. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
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
Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761