Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley!

60 Things to Do This Week in the Valley | September 30 - October 6, 2022

What is there to do in the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Check out these events happening in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.

What is there to do in the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Check out these events happening in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.

 

Festival UnBound

Friday, September 30 - October 2, 2022. Touchstone Theatre opens its 2022-23 season with the fourth iteration of Festival UnBound, a celebration of Lehigh Valley arts and community discourse!

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Organic Apple Picking

Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 15, 2022. Head to Rodale Institute in Kutztown to pick your own organic apples from their sprawling orchards. This will be available through mid-October (or until there are no more apples left on the trees). Pick-your-own hours are Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Apples are $3 per pound, $40 per half bushel or $70 per bushel.

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Jack-O-Lantern Lane

Friday, September 30 - November 6, 2022 | 10 AM to 5 PM. Jack-O-Lantern Lane is an interactive Halloween experience for the whole family! This fan-favorite exhibit experience returns in a re-imagined way. Step right into the heart of Halloween with hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, not-so-spooky houses, hands-on activities, and more.

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Screamin' Green Hauntoween

Friday, September 30 - October 31, 2022. Come experience SPOOKtacular family fun and WITCHtacular crafts. Creep through our MONSTERific attractions while collecting ghoulish clues for our Scavenger Hunt.

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Oktoberfest at SteelStacks

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 5 PM to 10 PM. The oom-pahs and bratwurst are back! Now in its 12th year, Oktoberfest presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport will be held at SteelStacks. Experience a free, authentic German Oktoberfest with a special Pennsylvania flair. Featuring brew samples, live music, authentic German food and beer, as well as attractions such as the axe-wielding lumberjacks of the Great Lakes Timber Show, captivating fringe festival acts, an elimination-style ice sculpting competition, the popular dachshund races, local artisans, and more.

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Oktoberfest Hot Glass Experience

Friday, September 30 - October 2, 2022 | Various Times. At Oktoberfest 2022 the ArtsQuest Glass Studio presents the opportunity to make a solid glass pumpkin or acorn. Work one on one with a hot glass instructor to create your own piece of art from molten glass.

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 5-9 P.M.
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 12-8 P.M.
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 12-4 P.M.

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Halloween Haunt

Friday, September 30 - October 29, 2022 | 6 - 11 PM. On select nights in the fall, Dorney Park transforms into Halloween Haunt through October 29. Hundreds of terrifying ghouls and ghosts have been released into the park, all ready to turn your nightmares into reality.

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Eerie Easton Walking Tours

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 6 PM to 9 PM.  Join NCHGS for a tour relating tales of murder, mischief, and misadventure in the Downtown Easton Historic District.

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Fall Winemaker's Dinner

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 6 - 9 PM. Join us for a delicious Fall-inspired menu.  Each course perfectly paired and served with a Folino Estate Wine. The evening will be lead by our Sommelier, Nancy Kantz. If you've ever wanted to learn more about wine and food pairings, what better way to learn than from our in house sommelier! Nancy loves to answer questions and educate people about wines and why they pair well with the chosen food. Click HERE for tickets.

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Comedy Night in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 6 PM to 8 PM. Have a good laugh and great food at Comedy Night (Fridays) outside in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park, next door to the Downtown Allentown Market! Your hosts Kris Fried and Tyler Rothrock will feature hilarious and talented comedians. Grab some food and drinks from the Downtown Allentown Market! Best part, the event is FREE to attend!

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I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett

Friday, September 30 - October, 23, 2022 |  6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  You’ll go wild over the four decades of music that Bennett recorded, from his early top-40 hits, jazz recordings with Basie, Stan Getz, and Bill Evans, to his torch songs, film scores, all the way to his now infamous MTV unplugged, which introduced him to a whole new generation of listeners.

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Haunted Hayride in the Parkway

Friday, September 30 - October 29, 2022 | 7 PM to 11 PM. The Thrills, Chills, and Frights will put a scare into your night at the Haunted Hayride in the Parkway. Located at the Whitehall Parkway (4689 S. Church St., Allentown, PA), it's a hayride you won't want to miss. Refreshments and free parking available.

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The Johnny Folsom 4 - Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 7 PM. From A Boy Named Sue to Ring of Fire, the Johnny Folsom 4 pays tribute to the legendary Man in Black. Lead singer David Burney brings a lilting southern baritone to Cash’s classic songs which hits the mark well enough that you will wonder if Johnny, himself, is in the building. David Gresham more than meets the challenge of filling in for Luther and Carl Perkins on those classic guitar licks. And Tom Mills (bass) and Randy Benefield (drums) provide the hallmark, train-like driving rhythm the whole world loves.

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The Hasselhoff-Off

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 7:15 PM. The popular Hasselhoff-off returns! Adored and embraced as one of their own, Germans can’t get enough of David Hasselhoff! What better way to celebrate an Oktoberfest event than by finding the best Hoff in the land? Hasselhoff-Off contestants will show off their Hoff-like good looks in this hilarious costume and impersonation contest. The Hasselhoff-Off starts off slow with a Baywatch-inspired slow-motion running competition. Then things get real interesting. The contest winner will gain eternal Oktoberfest fame and the friendship of Spongebob Squarepants!

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Elton Rohn

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 8 PM. Elton Rohn has elevated to become one of the elite tributes in North America. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, they have headlined over 300 theatre and festival shows in North America. They were the only Elton John tribute asked to play the Elton John convention in Las Vegas where they met the band. Davey Johnstone (Elton’s long time guitarist and musical director) told the band that they were the best 70’s Elton John tribute in the world.

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Karaoke with Royal

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 9 PM to 11 PM. Join host, Royal Rehrig for two hours of karaoke fun at the Oktoberfest Arena! Royal has been hosting Karaoke across the Lehigh Valley for 27 years! You can find him regularly at Brew Works, and at the newly opened The Vogue Lounge in Allentown.

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Fall Festival

Saturday, October 1 - October 30, 2022. Grim's Fall Festival is the Lehigh Valley's premiere fall harvest experience! With everything from hayrides to apple cider slushies, Grim's has something for everyone!

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2022 NPC Big Cat Classic

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 9 AM. Get ready for an experience as you watch talented bodybuilding athletes pose down for top prizes and a chance to earn National Qualification. Featuring Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Figure, Bikini, and Wellness divisions. While at the event, you will also have a chance to visit our vendors who offer food, supplements, fitness apparel, and more!

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Women’s 5K Classic Run

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 9:15 AM. They are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization with their mission being two-fold: To promote fitness among women; To support women with Breast & Gynecologic (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal & vulvar) Cancers and their families and to contribute funding for related programs and research in the Lehigh Valley. What makes them different? All funds raised STAY LOCAL, directly in the Lehigh Valley!

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Easton Garlic Fest

Saturday, October 1 - October 2, 2022 | 10 AM to 6 PM. Garlic Fest is back to celebrate a favorite stinky food: Garlic. Vendors will sell it, chefs will cook it, and musicians will sing about it, the air will be sweet with the stink of it but best of all, you can eat it!

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Fall Wine Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 10 AM to 3 PM. Join the Lehigh Valley for the 5th Annual Fall Wine Festival! Come sample and savor some of the Valley’s best wines, ciders, and more, all while enjoying a great day out at the zoo. Listen to live acoustic music while sampling gourmet treats from artisanal vendors. Included in regular admission!

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

Saturday, October 1 - October 30, 2022.  Great Pumpkin Fest offers one-of-a-kind Halloween events for kids throughout the park! Located in Wildwater Kingdom, you’ll find family-friendly activities, games, play zones, costume contests, dance parties and more! Around every hay bale you can catch toe-tapping, live entertainment and grab a comfy seat to just kick back and take it all in.

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Fall Fest at Covered Bridge Park 

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce and South Whitehall Township will host their annual fall fest at Allentown’s Covered Bridge Park. Enjoy live music, craft and food vendors, kids’ activities and more.

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Holistic Wellness & Craft Fair in Catasauqua 

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holistic Awakenings Center is hosting a day filled with connection, healing, crafts and more. The event is free to attend and promises vendors offering mini sessions as well as craft vendors with offerings for purchase.

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Pumpkin Succulents with Sterner’s Stems at Bell Hall 

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 12 - 3 PM. Bell Hall will host Sterner’s Stems for a pumpkin succulent workshop with timeslots available from from noon to 3 p.m. The cost to attend is $30 and includes a glass of wine or beer.

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Wiener Dog Parade

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 12PM. Beginning at 12 p.m. at the Oktoberfest Arena at the PNC Plaza each Saturday and Sunday, pups donning their favorite costume or simply trotting as they are could be elected President or Chancellor of the parade! There will be prizes and there will be adorableness. The parade is free to participate, and no pre-registration is required.

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Dreamland Oktoberfest at McCoole’s

 Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 12 - 10 PM. McCoole’s Red Lion Inn celebrates its second annual Dreamland Oktoberfest & Vintage German Auto Show. The cost to attend is $25, which incudes your first beer and a commemorative stein. Traditional Oktoberfest cuisine like sausages, pretzels, sauerkraut, potato salad, spätzle and more will be available for purchase.

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Science Sphere Spotlight

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 1 PM to 2 PM. Nurture Nature Center’s (NCC) Science on a Sphere® (SOS) show and exhibit, developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, features breath-taking visualizations of earth and space science and is a centerpiece of NNC’s visitor area. The Sphere is a 6-foot diameter globe suspended from the ceiling with a four projector system to create complete global and planetary views. One of only about 130 centers around the world, NNC was the 66th installation of the SOS exhibit, funded by a grant from NOAA.

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Wiener Dog Races

Saturday, October 1 -2, 2022 | 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. On your bark! Get set! Register! The annual running of the wiener dogs is back at Oktoberfest presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) Join in the festivities at the Oktoberfest Arena by registering your fast, four-legged friends in the unforgettable Weiner Dog Races!

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PierogiPalooza

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 2 PM. PierogiPalooza is back after a sellout debut at Oktoberfest 2021! Your passport will get you six delectable pierogis. We'll have six different flavors and you'll be able to have any combination of them up to six total pierogis.

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Party at The Patio

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 2 PM to 4 PM. The Shops at Promenade announce show times for local artists to perform at The Patio presented by Allegiant! These FREE shows will be held every Saturday, weather permitting.

  • October 1 - Tim Harakal

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Cyr Wheel Performance

Saturday, October 1, 2022 |  6–7:30 p.m. Matt has been working with Cyr Wheel since he was first captivated by the art form in 2016. The Wheel occupies a special place in Matt’s life. It functions as a dance partner on demand, a consistent reminder that falling hurts, and a mechanism to inspire others to attempt what would otherwise seem impossible.

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KC Makes Music & Serg

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 6 PM. KC Makes Music is an independent Hip Hop artist based in central Connecticut. His first Studio album was released in 2018 and reach #72 on the Apple Music Hip Hop charts. With a combined social media following of over 200k, he has always highlighted his talent as a way to put a spotlight on anything from mental health, struggle with addiction, overcoming life obstacles and losing friends, to good times with friends, successes, relationships, and life in general.

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New York Philharmonic

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 7:30 PM. The New York Philharmonic, which helped inaugurate Zoellner Arts Center in 1997, and marked its 10th anniversary, returns for a third performance in Baker Hall to commemorate the 25th anniversary. Music Director, Jaap van Zweden, conducts the orchestra in a concert that blends the impressionistic delicacy of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun with the Romantic virtuosity of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with Bomsori Kim as soloist. The rediscovered Symphony No. 4 by Florence Price completes the program.

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Martha Redbone / "Bone Hill"

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 8 PM. Native and African American singer/songwriter Martha Redbone is the consummate storyteller, a modern-day bard who holds listeners in thrall with original music steeped in bluegrass, gospel, and the powwows of her youth. In Redbone’s hands, Bone Hill is also a jamboree, with songs of love and faith, and toe-tapping tunes that bring audiences to their feet.

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Dragtoberfest

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 8:30 PM. Join some of the Lehigh Valley’s favorite drag queens as they serve up Oktoberfest-themed performances! It’ll be a show filled with dancing, ballads and comedy; it’s sure to be a night you won’t forget!

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House Of Wax

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 9:45 PM. Vincent Price stars in this classic horror film as the hideously disfigured proprietor of a wax museum who covers his murder victims in wax to create disturbingly lifelike museum figures. Charles Bronson, credited as Charles Buchinsky, plays a diabolical wax sculptor.

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Yuengling Oktoberfest 5K

Sunday, October 2, 2022  | 10:30 AM. The Yuengling Oktoberfest 5K is back and better than ever!

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Fall Fest

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Join Lehigh Valley Church for a full day of fun! A worship service (child care provided) will be followed by a family-friendly fall festival. The day will feature their annual chili cook-off, games, vendors and more!

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Sunday at Folino Estate

Sunday, October 2, 2022. Events at Folino Estate Winery

  • Live Music with Uptown Band | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. View Event

 

The Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 4:30 PM. After years of raising steins and sweating out the minutes, we've made it official - our Steinholding Championship is now the official Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship! The man and the woman who win our contest will each win $500 in cash and will be crowned the 2022 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Champions.

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Skyfall: Part of 60 Years of James Bond: A 007-Film Retrospective

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 6:15 PM. When Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest mission goes wrong, agents around the world are exposed and MI6 is attacked. These events cause M's (Judi Dench) authority to be challenged by Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised, M is left with only one ally she can truly trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows, following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

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National Theatre Live Downtown

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 7 PM. Outstanding productions from the U.K.’s most prestigious venues, featuring acclaimed stage and screen actors, this ground-breaking initiative captures performances before a live audience for broadcast in high-definition cinemas around the world. Now in its fifth season, National Theatre Live Downtown is presented in association with the Lafayette College Department of Theater.

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Billy Ocean

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. Billy Ocean is an award-winning recording artist best known for a string of pop and soul anthems in the ’70s and ’80s, including the Grammy Award-winning “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)”, “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”. Billy Ocean is Britain’s most commercially successful Black artist, having sold more than 30 million records worldwide.

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Kids Event at The Promenade

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 10 AM to 11 AM. Join The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley for Toddler Tuesdays at The Patio presented by Allegiant in September! Jump around with YOYO during her interactive fitness, fun and playful classes. You will enjoy live music, dances, and lots of imaginative fun!

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The Jazz Improvisation Experience

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 7 PM. Jazz is a conversational music language. Every performance is unique and engaging. This is a truly American art from includes: Swing, Latin, Funk and Blues: there is something for everyone!

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Movie Talk Seminar: Shaun of the Dead

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 7 - 10 PM. Movie Talk Seminars offer a fun and eye-opening approach to further understanding cinema's most popular films. These seminars take place at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas and one registration includes a preliminary in-depth lecture before the film, a ticket to the film itself, and a talkback after the film.

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Billy Joel Live at Yankee Stadium

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 7:15 PM. Billy Joel’s legendary 1990 concert at Yankee Stadium stands as one of the greatest concert films of all time. Shot in 16mm color film, the original concert has now been meticulously re-mixed and re-edited. The newly edited version includes a never-before-released performance of “Uptown Girl” along with interviews from Billy and behind-the-scenes footage from the event’s production. The set list consists of re-edited versions of songs from the original film including “Piano Man,” “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” “New York State Of Mind,” “Shout” and more -all live from the iconic stadium in The Bronx.

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Shaun of the Dead

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 7:45 PM. Already a smash hit in the U.K., Shaun of theDead, a “rom zom com” (romantic zombie comedy), follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best mate Ed (Nick Frost) as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun’s girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton). It’s going to be one hell of a weekend.

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Fifth Street Cross-Country Run

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 5:45 PM to 6:20 PM. Fifth Street Cross affectionately refers to the cross-country run as a “5k-ish” because the run is two laps and is generally pretty close to 5k. No, you will not get a refund if your watch tells you it’s a lot shorter (or longer).

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Fifth Street Cross Races

Thursday, October 6, 2022 |  6:30 PM to 7:45 PM. Head out every Thursday for one 5k-ish run and two cyclocross races. The 5k-ish is 2x laps starting at 5:45 p.m. The first bike race starts at 6:30 p.m. and is four laps. The crews and cyclists take a break between each race to check lights or figure out why they came here in the first place. The second race is three laps in the opposite direction. The organizers keep score, but as long as you’re starting the race, you’re winning!

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Mad Hatter Tea Party Whiskey Tasting at McCarthy’s 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7 PM. Join McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar for a Mad Hatter Tea Party Whiskey Tasting event, featuring Tea Jameson infusions paired perfectly with desserts. Tickets available for $60.

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The Electrifying Jack O Lantern Experience

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7 PM to 9 PM. Stroll among thousands of illuminated hand-carved pumpkins displayed in unique and artistic ways, it's an Instagram-worthy experience and a real treat for the eyes. It's all held on the grounds of The West End fairgrounds, Gilbert Pa.

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Jeff Allen

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7:30 PM. Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor like no other comedian working today. Besides performing at corporate functions and fundraisers, he regularly appears on television, radio, and casinos across the country.

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Dehydrated Meatballs & Greg

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 8 PM. This show will contain adult language and/or situations. Seating will be assigned by ArtsQuest staff upon arrival into the showroom. Anyone coming in between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No child 12 or under will be admitted.

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 8 PM to 9:30 PM. What began a half-century ago as a radical experiment in artistic democracy is today the model of egalitarian musicmaking. To observe the milestone, Orpheus commences its 50th anniversary season with the same forward-thinking bravado that launched the conductorless orchestra, with a world premiere commission from composer and horn virtuoso Jeff Scott. The luminous Tine Thing Helseth returns to perform the opener, as well as Hummel’s dashing Trumpet Concerto. 

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Open Mic Night 

  • Five Maidens Cider co. | Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 2-5 pm. View Event
  • Böser Geist Brewery | Monday, October 3, 2022 | 6 PM View Event
  • Black & Blue | Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 2022 | 7-10 p.m. View Event
  • SteelStacks Open Mic Night | October 6, 2022 | 7 PM View Event
  • Free Jokes! Standup Open Mic | October 6, 2022 | 9:45 PM View Event
 

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