DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN RESTAURANT WEEK (HAMILTON DISTRICT)
- WHERE/WHEN: Hamilton Street, Allentown, January 9 – 15, lunch and dinner.
- WHY GO: Venture to Allentown and explore something different—Bada Bingg, Cosmopolitan, Made in Brazil, Sangria, and many more. Along with delicious meals and drinks, each time you dine at a participating restaurant you will be entered to win a prize.
- PRICING: Free Parking in the Farr Lot after 5 p.m. and in the Spiral Deck at Eighth and Linden streets after 6 p.m.
SATURDAYS AT THE READING ROOM (
- WHERE/WHEN: Northampton Community College, Fowler Family Southside Center, Reading Room, 511 East Third Street, 4th floor, Bethlehem, Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon.
- WHY GO: Develop an appreciation for reading in you preschool through fifth grade children at the Reading Room. Kids get a free book.
- PRICING: Free. Pre-registration required, (610) 861 – 5526.
LIVE MUSIC AT MUSIKFEST CAFÉ ()
- WHERE/WHEN: Steelstacks, 101 Founders Way, South Bethlehem, Friday Chris Smither and Ellis Paul, 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, Everclear, 8 p.m.
- WHY GO: Chris Smither is a world renowned acoustic singer and songwriter whose songs have been covered by Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris. On Saturday, the Portland based band Everclear will rock the stage with their charismatic frontman Art Alexakis.
- PRICING: Friday Tickets, $30 Balcony / $25 Cabaret. Saturday tickets, $25 balcony / $22 SRO. Services fees apply. $10 minimum food and beverage.
LIVE MUSIC ()
- WHERE/WHEN: Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., South Bethlehem, Friday, Betty Soo and Doug Cox, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bill Staines, 8 p.m.
- WHY GO: Betty Soo is an up-and-coming songwriter from Austin whose strong, soulful voice compliments Doug Cox’s guitar perfectly. Saturday, folk fanatics are in for a treat with Bill Staines, a 40 year veteran of the road.
- PRICING: Friday, $18.50, Saturday, $17.50, reservations recommended.
INDOOR WINTER FARMERS MARKET ()
- WHERE/WHEN: Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, 1st Floor, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, Saturday, noon-4 p.m., through March 31.
- WHY GO: You don’t have to wait for spring for garden fresh produce. Head down to the indoor farmer’s market where you can find organic meats, artisan breads, fresh baked goods and much more. Opening day features nutritional activities for kids and adults with Dr. Meagan Grega and Erich Ruth of the Kellyn Foundation.
- PRICING: Free entertainment.
RIOULT DANCE FABLES ()
- WHERE/WHEN: Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, Sunday, 3 – 5 p.m.
- WHY GO: Rioult literally leaps off the pages of Aesop’s Fables, animating favorites like the Tortoise and the Hare and The Grasshopper and the Ant.
- PRICING: Tickets, Adult $22 - $25, Seniors $20 - $23, Students/Children (5 – 17) $15.