Things to Do this Week in the Lehigh Valley

Pig Day Celebration, Dancing Dream, Basket Trail, Bridal Show, Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival and much more!

Native American Beadwork: Evolution, Trade, and Artistry
Friday, March 1 - 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, March 1 - 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,March 1 - 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.


Sonic Snow Tubing
Friday, March 1 - 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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Bunny Photo Experience
Friday, March 1 - March 30, 2024. Reserve your visit with the Easter Bunny March 1 - 30 at the Lehigh Valley Mall.   

Antigonick
Friday, March 1 - March 10, 2024. An Antigone for our times. Morality vs. patriotism. To honor the law or follow one's conscience? Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day as Antigone is faced with impossible decisions.

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2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated
Friday, March 1 - Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Venture X ConneXions
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. 🚀 Network at Venture X Bethlehem on March 1, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Connect with entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators in their vibrant coworking space! Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network and collaborate.

Double Feature at Shankweiler’s
Friday, March 1-3, 2024 | 6 PM. Catch Dune: Part Two and Wonka, both starring Timothée Chalamet, at Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre this weekend. . Gates open at 6 p.m. each night, with the snack bar open and filled with a menu of tasty treats and meal options.

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First Fridays
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 6 - 9 PM. First Friday activities are located at the Banana Factory Arts Center and include guided gallery tours, select open studios, family-friendly art activities, community art projects, exhibition openings, artist talks, and live art making and glassblowing demos!

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Twelfth Night
Friday, March 1 - 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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Movement Workshop with Heather Gidusko
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. Experience an energy-infused total mind, body and spirit workout featuring fluid movements, balanced poses, strength exercises, core moves, a mindful stretch and more.

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Rock Steady
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 7 PM. Ted Donatelli (The Aardvarks), Steve Placotaris (Truth & Soul), and Lee LaBar (Hattrick) make up the trio Rock Steady. Covering rock and soft rock from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. America, Little River Band, Boston, Bee Gees… plus a good diet of AM Gold.

The Book Club Play
Friday, March 1 - March 3, 2024 | 7:30 PM. From Dramatic Publishing: “Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens.

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Dancing Dream - ABBA Tribute Band
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 7:30 PM. DANCING DREAM: The Tribute to ABBA, ABBA being the greatest pop supergroup from Sweden that ruled the music world in the 70s' and it still holds the title of one of the best pop groups in the world ever. Dancing Dream from New York City pays the tribute to the legendary Swedish group honoring their legacy.
Ain't Misbehavin' The Fats Waller Musical Show
Friday, March 1 - March 10, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Join the Civic Theatre of Allentown on a journey through the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s told through the timeless music of Thomas Fats Waller.

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Diana Krall
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 8 PM. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered two Grammy® Awards, ten Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.

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HeadEye: The Musical
Friday, March 1 - March 10, 2024. Join Touchstone Theatre on a mind-bending musical mission through intergalactic space as HeadEye and his crew face dastardly villains, dramatic thrills, and perhaps the most terrifying thing of all – love. This raunchy romp brings to life the music of Jason E.R. Hedrington as it takes you to the furthest reaches of the universe, and your imagination!

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We're Good, You're Great
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 8 PM. We’re Good, You’re Great is a quick witted, fully improvised show focusing on the humor found through a labyrinth of audience informed characters and comedic situations.

Latin Night featuring Fabry Orihuela @Steel City Bowl & Brews
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 9 PM to 1 AM. Sing and dance the night away to Fabricio Orihuela and the rhythmic sounds of Latin America. NO COVER CHARGE!


Cat 5
Friday, March 1, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Fronted by powerhouse female vocalist, Cat Manning, this band delivers an extensive resume of rock, pop, & everything in between. With a dynamic makeup of high octane musicians, they're crossing every genre seamlessly.

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Pig Day Celebration
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 9 AM to 12 PM. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are excited to be hosting their annual Pig Day Celebration on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the PNC Club at Coca-Cola Park.

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Access Culture: Sighted Guide Training at Lehigh University Art Galleries
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 10 AM to 12 PM. Join Rita Lang, Client Activities Manager at Sights for Hope, for a Sighted Guide Training at Lehigh University Art Galleries! This training will prepare front-of-house staff such as visitor services personnel, docents, theater ushers, and tour guides how to better prepare to welcome and guide patrons who are blind and/or have low vision in your arts and cultural institutions.

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Easton Winter Market
Saturday, March 2 - 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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Yoga at the Brewery  
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 10:30–11:30 a.m. Lost Tavern Brewing’s Yoga at the Brewery event series has returned for 2024, offering a monthly practice in the tap room.

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Unveiling Diversity: Black Children’s Book Week Authors’ Panel
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 10:30–12:30 PM. Black Children’s Book Week is global celebration of Black children and the people who ensure Black children are represented in books and other children’s media.

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Belleville Flea
Saturday, March 2, 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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The Rainbow Fish
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 11 AM. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents a tale about the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow.

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Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 11 AM to 1 PM. The Easter Bunny has been sighted at The House and Barn! Join us for another Breakfast with the Bunny event.

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Bunny Tales & Basket Trail
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 12 PM. Bring the little ones to Lehigh Valley Mall for crafts, entertainment, story time, giveaways and more. 

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ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOW & POP CULTURE COMMUNITY BAZAAR
Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 12 - 5 PM. ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOW & POP CULTURE COMMUNITY BAZAAR LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC: Lisa Bodnar and Whistlegrass Nick Franclik Rameen Shayegan VINYL DEALERS, ROCK & ROLL MUSIC PARAPHERNALIA, VINTAGE, SEEDS, PLANTS, GARDEN INSPO, AND MORE!

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Live Music by DEAL @ HiJinx Taproom at the Sports Factory
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7 - 10 PM. Live Music by DEAL at the HiJinx Taproom at the Sports Factory!  Join HiJinx for a night of live music celebrating the Grateful Dead.

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The Britles
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7 PM. An acoustic Beatles tribute band that brings the timeless classics of the iconic British band to life with an authentic and captivating energy.  Their repertoire includes a wide variety of classic Beatles songs from different eras, as well as deep cuts and many tracks that were never performed live by the Beatles themselves. 

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. Bridgeport Islanders
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7:05 p.m. (Hockey is for Everyone). 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. Bridgeport Islanders!
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Myq Kaplan
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Myq (Mike) Kaplan is a standup comedian who has appeared on the Tonight Show, Conan, Letterman, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Comedy Central, Kamau Bell's Totally Biased, Last Comic Standing, and America’s Got Talent.

Gary Bartz & Lehigh University Jazz Repertory Orchestra
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 8 PM. This year’s Horger Jazz Artist, the great saxophonist/composer Gary Bartz, in collaboration with director Bill Warfield and the LU Jazz program, premieres a new Jazz suite.

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Until Sunrise
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Until Sunrise is an absolute smashing, high energy pop party rock band for this new decade. Playing a wide range of undeniable hits of the 80s and 90s to contemporary pop instant classics, Until Sunrise gets party people moving on a whole other level.

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Bridal Show at Lehigh University Rauch Fieldhouse
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 12 - 4 PM. Bridal show vendors include many choices of hotels, banquet halls, rustic venues, caterers, country clubs, photographers, dj’s, flowers, limos, travel agents, gown shops, formalwear stores, wedding cake bakers, hair and makeup artists, rental items, photobooths, décor, and so much more.

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Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival   
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 12:30 PM. Enjoy bands including Blues on the Loose, Slim and the Perkolators, The Little Red Rooster Blues Band and The BC Combo. The event will feature food by Lehigh Valley BBQ and Queen V. Pay $10 at the door (cash or card).

Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 1 - 3 PM. We’ll walk about 3 miles on this out-and-back hike along part of the 31-mile McDade Trail, beside the Delaware River. We’ll go north from Bushkill Access as the trail follows a narrow ribbon of land between US 209 and the river. Then we’ll continue north beside overgrown fields, and pine and hardwood forests to our turn-around spot where picnic tables and park benches overlook the Delaware. Our trail is hardpacked gravel and mostly level.

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Schadt String Competition: Finals Round
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 2 PM. Come see and hear the best talent from around the world as they vie for the $12,000 prize! The Schadt String Competition is the biennial national solo string competition of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Begun in 1997 following a bequest to the Allentown Symphony Association from Edwin H. and Leigh W. Schadt, the competition alternates every other year between violin and cello.

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Eugene Albulescu: A Steinway Fantasy Concert
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 3 PM. Lehigh Professor and award-winning Steinway Artist Eugene Albulescu performs piano masterworks, celebrating Lehigh’s new Concert Steinway which he selected for Baker Hall.

Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. Hershey Bears
SundayMarch 3, 2024 | 3:05 p.m. (meLVin's Birthday). 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. Hershey Bears!

Joan Osborne
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 7 PM. On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply engaging collection of new original songs is her response to “the crazy, chaotic times we’re living in.” 

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 7 - 8:30 PM. Portrait of the Queen offers an original rendering of the story of Elizabeth II from a totally new perspective: through the most intense, amazing, revealing photographic portraits of her, as shared by the extraordinary photographers who accompanied and often created the image of the British monarchy itself.

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Dear Zoe
Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 8:30 PM. Dear Zoe has ONE goal. 1. The audience exits the venue with no voice from singing along so loudly. With many influences from the classics to today, Dear Zoe has a new upbeat sound that brings back the classics but does not shy away from today's popularity.

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Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing with Jiah Peck Grad Show
Monday, March 4, 2024 | 7:00 PM. Join the students of Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing as they debut their freshly crafted sketch material.

Connect & Create: Gel Plate Image Transfer Prints
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Join Lehigh University Art Galleries for a fun and experimental workshop to create your own image transfer prints that make a statement about climate change.
Element | Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Join Element Design Co. for tours, light refreshments, and brief remarks at their new location in Easton! This is a ticketed event.


The Oscars Prediction Show (Virtual Program)
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Join the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas staff and ArtsQuest Cinema Committee as we make our final predictions for Hollywood's biggest night! We'll predict who we think WILL and SHOULD win in all of the major categories.

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TENTHING BRASS ENSEMBLE
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 7:30 - 10:30 PM. Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth as a fun and exciting collaboration between musical friends, the ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing have firmly established themselves on the international scene to great acclaim. With a diverse and ever-expanding repertoire that spans from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein, and Lully to Bartok, tenThing ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions. This is not a classical concert hooked on staid formality, tenThing is a stream of living water.

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The Fly Fishing Film Tour
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | 7 PM. Gear up for trout season and transport yourself to some of the most exotic angling destinations on Earth as the preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, the acclaimed Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), returns to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks for the 8th year.

Briar Chase Cross-Country
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - March 27, 2024 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Come together. Run. Bring the vibes. Leave your bike at home (or ride to the farm!!). !!). Join at the Portch Tea farm in Emmaus for a cross-country run series! Race BCXC off-road at the farm, over fields and through swamps and woods! Similar to the Fall run at FSXC, you'll run 2 laps each race week; alternating weeks run in the opposite direction of the prior week.

Jazz Jam
Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 7 PM. Inviting all instrumentalist and vocalist to come share some songs with a top rhythm section. We invite all to join! Weather you do: Straight ahead Jazz, Blues, Funk.........Let's blend it all together.

Red Hot Chili Pipers
Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 7:30 PM. It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. It’s The Red Hot Chilli Pipers – an 8-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers with passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.

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David Nail
Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Hailing from Kennett, Missouri, David Nail is well-respected up and down Music Row. Some might even call him a “tour de force” as his songs pull no punches in evoking the demons with which he has wrestled through much of his life. 

Thunderdome
Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 8 PM. WELCOME TO THE THUNDERDOME!! Each show, bear witness to two Long-Form Improv teams battling for comedy glory. Who will be eliminated? Who will conquer and have to defend their title? YOU decide! Each show, audience members will choose the winner. Two teams enter. One team leaves. Everybody laughs.