Things to Do This Week in the Valley

Valentine Celebration, Harlem Globetrotters, Winter Winefest, Swipe Right, THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK! and much more!

Native American Beadwork: Evolution, Trade, and Artistry
Friday, February 16 - May 19, 2024 | 9 AM to 4 PM. Discover the history and the evolving art form of Native American Beadwork:  Evolution, Trade, and Artistry, a new exhibit at the Museum of Indian Culture.

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New & Improved: The Age of Convenience in the Home
Friday, February 16 - September 29, 2024 | 10 AM - 5 PM. National Museum of Industrial History's latest exhibit examines what it means to strive for the American Dream following World War II through the end of the 1970s. Coordinated with the electrification of the country, advancements in mass production allowed people to acquire prestigious, affordable objects designed to make life easier. New and Improved! is a multi-dimensional experience that invites the visitor to explore the evolution of material culture in the modern home.

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Angela Fraleigh: Threaded with moonlight
Friday, February 16 - April 21, 2024 | 11 AM to 4 PM. Threaded with moonlight intertwines traditions from across centuries and cultures, honoring women’s labor and examining the possible communications, intentions, and invocations embedded in their work.


Ice-less Skating Rink
Friday, February 16 & Saturday, February 17 (12 - 8 PM), Sunday, February 18, 2024 (12 - 4 PM). Folino Estate Winery's iceless skating rink is the perfect spot to create magical winter memories with friends and family at the winery! Grab a cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine and warm chocolate chip cookies too. Don’t forget to tag Folino Estate in all your photos!

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Valentine's Day Carriage Rides in Historic Bethlehem
Friday, February 16 - February 17, 2024 | 3 PM to 9 PM. Enjoy Valentine's Day horse-drawn carriage rides in Historic Bethlehem presented by Bethlehem Carriage Company! Take a Romantic ride in downtown Bethlehem this Valentine's Day! On these rides, you'll travel down Bethlehem's historical downtown area on a romantic vis-a-vis carriage ride in an elegant and cozy white vis-a-vis carriage.

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Sonic Snow Tubing
Friday, February 16 - March 10, 2024. Join Blue Mountain Resort after 5 p.m. Thursday thru Friday to participate in Sonic Snow Tubing! The Snow Tubing Park turns into a laser light and music show.

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Wildlands Conservancy - Owl Paint and Sip
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 6 - 8 PM. Join us for a paint and sip where we’ll enjoy hot cocoa and paint an owl! An eastern screech owl will be our muse. Bring a friend or partner! Materials will be provided.

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A Very Brady Murder Mystery
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Our popular Murder Mystery dinner is back with A Very Brady Murder! The Brady’s are being badly behaved! It’s a Very Brady Murder, and we need YOU to help solve the crime! Jan is throwing a party because she has a super groovy announcement, but it turns out Marcia does, as well. Tensions flare as the Brady’s collide, but when a tiki appears, things get deadly. It’s a Very Brady Murder, and we need YOU to help solve the crime! Listen closely, gather the clues, and wine and dine with your friends and family.

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Harlem Globetrotters
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 7 PM. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters global tour as they take the court with moments of extreme basketball innovation and unparalleled fan FUN. See the Globetrotter stars LIVE in Allentown as they DRIBBLE, SPIN and DUNK their way past their relentless rivals, the Washington Generals! You'll be amazed by new levels of mind-blowing trick shots, expert ball-handling skills, and BIG LAUGHS with NEW unrivaled opportunities for pre-game, post-game and in-game fan engagement.

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Acoustic Kitty Duo
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 7 - 10 PM. Country-rock tunes played with soul. Originals and covers.

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A Celebration of Love and Healing Benefit Show for Todd Juknevic
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Join Trouble City All-Stars and Space Kamp for a special night of music benefitting the recovery for Todd Juknevic. Todd Juknevic is a beloved member of the Lehigh Valley community and the drummer for Trouble City All-Stars. Trouble City All-Stars is one of Lehigh Valley's favorite premiere roots reggae bands. Space Kamp are the psychedelic, reggae, and hip hop, genre bending duo comprised of Adoo and Oskee (Son of Latin Lifetime Grammy recipient Cuco Valoy).

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Lehigh University Philharmonic: Italian Fables
Friday, February 16 - February 17, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Three family-friendly Italian fables for orchestra (The Old Witch and the New MoonThe Big Sword and the Little Broom, and Palma) with words by Dana Gioia and music by Paul Salerni. Featured performer: Diane Monroe, violin (Horger Artist-in-Residence). Paul Salerni, director.

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TANAEL "TJ" JOACHIM
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 8 PM. TJ is a Haitian born stand-up comedian who is currently based in New York City. TJ has a very laid back, smooth, and conversational style. He jokes about race, society’s idiosyncrasies, and the inherent contrast between life in Haiti and America.

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Alash
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 8 PM. The members of Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, the mesmerizing technique of singing multiple pitches at the same time: “Like a human bagpipe,” (Newsweek), “it’s one of the most astonishing sounds a human body can produce” (The Washington Post). What makes Alash unique is its subtle infusion of traditional Tuvan music with Western elements, continually evolving the form.

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Steal The Sky
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Riveting lead vocalist, Alyssa Lee Lewis, has a reputation of mesmerizing audiences with unparalleled charisma and a soulful voice. Steal The Sky plays a mix of innovative non-stop medleys, mash ups of contemporary hits, and pop party rock anthems. Turning heads everywhere, Alyssa and fellas are hands down one of the most outstanding bands on the circuit.

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Winterfest Express
Saturday, February 17 - 18, 2024 | 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Leave the driving to Reading and Northern Railroad and come aboard the train! Winterfest is the perfect time to explore the kinds of festivities Jim Thorpe is known for.

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Easton Winter Market
Saturday, February 17 - April 1, 2024 | 10 AM to 12 PM. Bundle up and enjoy a vibrant outdoor experience in front of the Easton Public Market every Saturday. Don’t let the cold weather stop you from eating fresh and local all winter long! Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) hosts its Winter Market.

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Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 10 AM to 2 PM. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a late-winter bird census in the U.S. and around the world. Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

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Belleville Flea
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 11 AM to 8 PM. The Belleville Flea is the market's very own pop-up vendor faire within Belleville Market. This monthly series features a hand-picked assortment of revolving artisans who set-up shop in the Atelier at Belleville Market for the weekend.

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Historic Downtown Bethlehem Chocolate Trail
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Date your Downtown this Valentine’s season and get ready for the sweetest dates in the Historic District – February 10th and February 17th! You're getting twice the sweetness this winter with 2 back-to-back weekends of “choco” a lot of fun on our annual Chocolate Trail!
Pasta Making Workshop
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 12 - 3 PM. Have you ever wondered how to make your own ravioli? You’re in luck! Our Chef will be teaching a hands-on class on how to make a roll fresh ravioli, how to properly stuff them with ravioli filling and how to then cut and correctly prepare them. It’s the perfect skill to show off to family & friends!

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Phorgotten No More: Glimpses of the African-American Presence in Phillipsburg, NJ 1777-2021
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 1 PM. Join author Rev. Wayne C. Sherrer to discuss his newly-released book, Phorgotten No more: Glimpses of the African-American Presence in Phillipsburg, NJ 1777-2021.
Science on a Sphere: Static Electricity
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 1 PM to 2 PM. In this shocking show, learn what electricity is, how we generate it at power plants and how our bodies can generate sparks of static electricity in the winter.

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Dina Hall
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 5:30-7:30p.m. Dina Hall is a performing songwriter and recording artist rooted in Bethlehem, Pa. “When I saw her...opening for New Orleans legend Marcia Ball, she blew me away. The Aquarian Hall has forged her own path as a self-reliant professional musician, honing her craft in solo intimate listening room shows and bringing that spark to large theater stages and music festivals with a full band behind her.

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. Syracuse Crunch
SaturdayFebruary 17, 2024 | 7:05 p.m. (Youth Jersey Giveaway). The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are the proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. Head to the PPL Center to watch Lehigh Valley Phantoms, based in Allentown, PA vs. Syracuse Crunch!
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RUBIX KUBE: THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK SHOW!
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 7:30 PM. RUBIX KUBE has taken the universe by storm as the most excellent ‘80s tribute band of all time! Its one-of-a-kind “THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK Show” is performed in their NYC headquarters, across the planet, and to galaxies far . . far away. The KUBE is more than just a cover band - it's a totally awesome, true '80s Experience. 

Swipe Right: The Online Dating Game Show
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 8 PM. Swipe Right: The Online Dating Game Show brings to life the potential for greatness in everyone's dating profile. Host Aliya Brown will take away key words in real people's online dating profile bios. Two teams of comedians will compete to replace the words Mad-Libs style to please the judges. Will the judges swipe right? Swipe left? Super like? 


Chasing Daylight
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 8 PM. Chasing Daylight’s soulful blend of alternative/pop/R&B/hopebeat and contagious pocket will have you dancing, singing along, or tapping your feet. Chasing Daylight performances are inviting, fun, full of energy, and feature a wide-array of well-known covers, including some you don’t hear often, in addition to original material

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The Best of The Eagles
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 8 PM. BOTE is the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles in America, bar none! Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. However, this is no simple copy band or impersonator act but rather a group of excellent musicians who expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands.

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New Normal
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 9:30 PM. New Normal is the music experience every high energy venue / event deserves! With an ever-growing song repertoire spanning 6+ decades and multiple genres – we have only one mission: keep every person in the room dancing and singing all night long with us!

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Galentine’s Make & Take | Painting with a Twist
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 11 AM - 1:30 PM. The perfect excuse to spend time with your favorite Galentine! Join us for a fun make & take Painting with a Twist workshop.

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Winter Winefest & Market
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 12 PM to 5:30 PM. Raise a glass at ArtsQuest's celebration of all things wine! The Winter Winefest & Market is a wine lovers dream – an event that features sampling and the chance to buy glasses and bottles of wine direct from some of Pennsylvania’s best wineries! But it’s not just wine – the event will also feature vendors and other retailers selling wine-adjacent goods… think cheese, chocolate, and more!

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Build Your Own Charcuterie Board with Boar's Head
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 2:45 PM. If you think appetizers are the best part of sharing a bite to eat, this is the class for you! Your guide will show you how to put together all the components and flavors to make the tastiest board you can imagine. And you'll get to keep the commemorative charcuterie board (and eat the food you'll be putting on it)!

St. Patrick's Parade Fundraiser
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 3 - 6 PM. Join us for the family friendly St. Patrick's Parade Fundraiser at Knights of Columbus-Columbian Home. Tickets include select beer and soda with our amazing Basket Raffle and Door Prizes.  Featuring the presentation of awards to the school children’s Poster Contest winners.  A DJ for music and dancing, also a full menu of Irish fare food is available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit Allentown St. Patrick's Parade. 

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Greg Funfgeld Family Concert | Dancing With Bach
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 3 - 4:30 PM. Immerse yourself in a shared rhythm of unity at The Greg Funfgeld Family Concert - Dancing with Bach. In collaboration with the acclaimed dance departments of Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and Muhlenberg College, we bring you an invigorating fusion of music and dance. Enjoy Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and Bach's First Orchestral Suite, featuring the masterful synchrony of Greg Funfgeld and Eugene Albulescu on a four-handed piano performance.

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Great Art on Screen: Othello
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 7 - 8:30 PM. An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy. She’s the headstrong daughter of a senator, elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s a refugee of slavery who, having risen to the top, finds that love across racial lines has a cost. In the title role, “Giles Terera shines in this powerful, brutal staging” (Evening Standard).

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Grandes Amigos with Alvaro Torres & Jose Luis Rodriguez
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 8 PM. For the first time, Álvaro Torres, the eternal romantic, presents himself in concert with "Great Friends," special guest José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma." A single night of romance and friendship. Let's celebrate among Great Friends, love, and friendship in a grand concert.

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Scott Marshall & The Highway Souls
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 8:30 PM. Hailing from the Southeastern Appalachia PA, Scott Marshall and The Highway Souls deliver an authentic does of high energy, heartfelt Northern grilled and a lil’ Southern fried, American Rock n’ Roll roots music. Marshall and company season their sets with classic sounds of Southern rock, outlaw country blues and foot stompin’ bluegrass tunes.

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Improv 101 with Jamie Bleasdale Grad Show
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 7 PM. Join the students of Improv 101 for their Improv 101 Grad Show! Improv 101 focuses on the 3 core principles of comedic improvisation: agreement, being active, and justification. We designed our classes to create an energetic and supportive environment for play. Whether you’ve never taken the stage before, you’re a seasoned improviser, or you’re simply looking to help yourself in your career and/or life, you’ll get a lot from this class.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Thursday, February 22 - 25, 2024. Join Cedar Crest’s performing arts for an all-American musical odyssey where chaos ensues and hilarity reigns! This play follows a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over North Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, a stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the cussing gets loud and storms begin to brew. Join us for this offbeat, fun-loving musical that the New York Times called “a heartfelt, humorous look at trailer park life,” with music that “slips across the dial of American radio from country to blues to rock to disco to bump and grind and R&B.”

Twelfth Night
Thursday, February 22 - March 3, 2024. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, shipwrecked and rescued to the town of Illyria, where she disguises herself as a man to serve the court of Duke Orsino. The Duke has Viola bring messages to the noble Olivia, whom he loves. Olivia however, in grief over the death of her brother, proclaims she will not love anyone for seven years—even though she begins to fall for the disguised Viola. Meanwhile, one of Shakespeare’s more memorable comedic characters, Sir Toby Belch, plots to embarrass Olivia’s head servant, the pompous Malvolio. Filled with sly humor, deceptions, mistaken identities, all commentated on by a very wise fool, Twelfth Night , “Shakespeare’s most perfect comedy” (The Guardian), is an enjoyable romp.

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The Improv JAM-BER-EE
Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 8 PM. The Improv Jam-ber-EE is a Free, once a month event for improvisors, free agents and teams looking for extra stage time and to be silly with likeminded locals from the Lehigh Valley.

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