5 Things to Know Today

First Friday is flush with holiday treats; ArtsQuest hosts a legendary virtuoso and a rising star.


Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Friday, December 2, 2011. Here comes the weekend.

  1. Get a low-cost at from the from 1 to 3 p.m. Shots are $10 or free to some Medicare Part B patients.
  2. will be the featured presenter at the at the 1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St. At 5 p.m. sharp, the doors to the city’s first brick building will open and a surprise will be given to the guests waiting outside. Will it be some entertainment? Some holiday season treats? Go and find out.
  3. , the monthly celebration of arts and culture in South Bethlehem, runs from 6 to 10 p.m. with, of course, a holiday theme. Catch the Carolers as they stroll along Third, Fourth and New streets. Visit to hear live music from Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer. Celebrate the grand re-opening of the expanded with small bites, drinks, live entertainment and giveaways. Enjoy some ballroom dancing at . There is plenty more to do along Third and Fourth streets as the businesses of SouthSide come alive for this monthly tradition.
  4. See and hear , as performed by the at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, 57 River St., on . It’s opening night for this production of the classic musical interpretation of the old comic strip. The performance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for premium seating, $15 for adults and $12 for children.
  5. As usual, there will be plenty to do at the campus. The holiday market is the epicenter of activity with its array of craftsman vendors, food and festive music. Or you can take a break from the Christmas shopping with your choice of new and old school folk musicians. Legendary guitar virtuoso David Bromberg brings his considerable talents and the Angel Band to the Musikfest Café at 8 p.m. Bromberg can play in any style and has worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Jerry Garcia to Willie Nelson to George Harrison. Tickets are $54 and $44. Feral Foster, one of the rising stars Brooklyn, N.Y.’s exploding music scene, plays the TD Bank Community Stage on the first floor of the ArtsQuest Center at 8 p.m. That show is free.


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