Civic Theatre of Allentown is collaborating with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance Films and Emerging Pictures in presenting the 18th edition of "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema," showcasing contemporary French film, through April 11, Civic Theatre514 and 514 N 19th St., Allentown.
The selections include new works from auteur Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tatou, Roman Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 11, 16, 18, 25; 12:30 p.m. April 18, May 2; Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192
"Chicago," 8 p.m. April 24, 25, 26, 27; 30, May 1, 2, 3, 4;2 p.m. April 28, May 4, 5; 9:45 a.m. April 29, Act 1, DeSales University Performing and Fine Arts, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. desales.edu, 610-282-3192
The Story Fusion Festival, produced by the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild and Northampton Community College, is April 16 - 21, NCC main campus, Green Pond, Bethlehem Township.
NCC students' "Stories of the Stars: Myths and Legends" begins the festival, 7 p.m. April 16.
For teachers, there is an Act 48 accredited workshop, "Using Story to Connect Cultures in the Classroom."
Antonio Sacre, a writer, storyteller and solo performance artist, is featured storyteller.
Lucie Arnaz, above, performs "Latin Roots," which includes songs performed by her father, Desi Arnaz, and video clips of her mother, Lucille Ball, and their family, 8 p.m. April 20, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.
Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.
The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.
"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past two years," says Embassy Bank CEO, President and Chairman Dave Lobach Jr.
Following up on a successful excursion to the Philadelphia International Film Festival in October 2012, Civic Theatre of Allentown is host for a one-day excursion April 21 to the 21st Annual Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.
At the festival, participants will see two highly-anticipated U.S. releases, "Whitewash," starting Thomas Hayden Church, and "Hide Your Smiling Faces."
"Everyone is invited to join us on this trip," said Michael Traupman, Managing Director of Civic Theatre of Allentown.
The Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Department presents "Dance Emerge," a showcase for dance works created by emerging choreographers, April 18 - 21, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
"Dance Emerge" showcases 14 choreographers and 60 dancers from the department's dance program, with costume and lighting by the department's professional staff.
Jeffrey Peterson and Teresa VanDenend Sorge are co-artistic directors for the concert.
Q. I'm 79 and I've taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I'm concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this?
About one in 10 over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem. Inner-ear disturbances are the primary cause.
Losing balance when you're older is serious stuff. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year more than one in three over 65 years suffers a fall.
Musikfest fans, collectors and music aficionados from throughout the United States will have a chance to own a piece of music history when ArtsQuest holds its second-annual ArtsQuest Anniversary Party at SteelStacks, 6 - 10 p.m. April 26, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.
Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they tolerate a variety of soil types and have relatively few insect and disease pests. Herbs can be incorporated into any garden, planted in spaces between shrubs and trees, or be grown formally in a garden of their own.