That night is here, with a wide variety of entertainment options. Here's what's happening:
- Spuyten Duyvil, from New York’s Hudson Valley, plays the free Levitt Pavilion stage at 7 p.m. The eclectic jug band featuring pedal steel guitar and Chicago-style blues harmonica has been a favorite among public radio disc jockeys since their 2011 CD “New Amsterdam.” If you caught them at Musikfest 2012 you know they are 100 percent awesome.
- Coming out of left field, the first-ever SteelStacks drag show comes to the Fowler Blast Furnace Room at 8 p.m. TheSteelStacks Stunner Ball will include live music and performances. Tickets are $20, less for students, seniors and ArtsQuest members.
- The Associated Mess from Allentown does the imrov comedy thing—with members who have trained at some of the world’s best improv comedy theaters—at the Banko Cinemabeginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8, less for students, seniors and ArtsQuest members.
- Modern-day country gentleman David Nail visits theMusikfest Café, also at 8 p.m. He is described as Jim Reeves crossed with Elton John; Garth Brooks meets Stevie Wonder; and Glen Campbell blended with Michael Buble. Tickets are $25, $22 and $18.
- Actress/writer/director Lake Bell’s In A World … a comedy about a woman trying to break into the voiceover business opened Sunday at the Banko. It will be there all week along with the critically acclaimed Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
- Godfrey Daniels marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of American music legend Gram Parsons on Thursday by presenting an evening of his music performed by Jack Murray and the Wallace Brothers Band. Though he died when he was only 26, Parsons is credited with being a founder of both country rock and alt country. As it says in the coffee house’s Website: “It would be hard to overstate the importance of Gram Parsons’ influence on American music. His writing and singing is more than enough. Beyond that, he helped introduce and ‘validate’ the expansiveness and deeply rooted soul of traditional country music to much broader and younger rock audiences in the late 1960s and early ‘70s through his work with the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and his own brief solo career, in which he introduced a young Emmylou Harris to the world.” The show starts at 7:30. Admission is $19.50.