CNN prime-time host Piers Morgan comes to the Lehigh Valley Sunday night for a discussion about his career, his passionate campaign for gun control and his new book (based on his diary), Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney.
The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks plays host to the 7:30 talk that will also feature Today Show contributor and psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors and free for ArtsQuest members.
Here is what else is going on in Bethlehem this weekend:
- The final weekend of the regular high school football season means the Christmas City Classic—Freedom vs. Liberty—will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday, at BASD Stadium. The 4-5 Hurricanes have dominated the all-time series, winning 30 of 45 meetings. But the 2-7 Patriots will be as motivated as ever to close out the season with a W and keep Liberty from finishing at .500. Come early as the bands of both high schools and all four of Bethlehem’s public middle schools join together in one grand concert on the field during pregame at 12:30.
- Dynamic filmmakers from throughout the region will be spotlighted during the third-annual Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, which concludes Saturday at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem. Fifteen different films and two web series will be showcased over the course of five screening blocks. Admission for each block is $5 for the public and $4 for ArtsQuest Members. Tickets are on sale now at www.artsquest.org/film and 610-332-3378; they’ll also be available at the ArtsQuest Center Box Office.
- The fourth-annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival continues through Sunday at the Banana Factory and SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The festival features presentations by renowned photographers such as Eugene Richards, Olivia Bee, Chase Jarvis and Stephen Wilkes, as well as dynamic photography exhibits including the Pennsylvania Photographers Competition, InVision College Photography Contest Exhibit and the work of the acclaimed photographers who are part of the Olympus Visionary Program. Click here for information about presentations and tickets.
- The Golden Hawks of Bethlehem Catholic, who are 5-4, can clinch a winning season—and perhaps even a berth in the state Class-AAA playoffs—by prevailing in the “Holy War.” The Hawks host the annual tilt with rival Allentown Central Catholic—having a disappointing 2-7 season—at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Frank Banko Field.
- Godfrey Daniels hosts an evening of humor in song, story, and monologue with the appropriately named Coffeehouse of the Absurd with Mike Agranoff and John Forster at 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Admission is $17.50.
- The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts presents its Third Annual Benefit Fashion Show: Flying Solo: A Celebration of Individuality on Sunday from 2 to 5p.m. in Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Come enjoy an exciting Fashion Show produced by the Charter Arts Parent Association, featuring emerging high school student designers and additional fashions provided some well known designers high-end retailers. VIP tickets, which include preferred seating, goody bag and VIP check in, cost $30. Standard adult tickets are $25, while student tickets cost $15. Tickets can be purchased at www.CharterArts.org.