Jazz Legend Stanley Clarke at SteelStacks: Your Weekend

Also, laugh with comic Joy Behar, learn to waltz at the Unitarian Church or hear 'Dark Side of the Moon' played live.

Stanley Clarke
Stanley Clarke

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained "living legend" status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso.

On Friday night, Clarke visits the Musikfest Café at SteelStacks for a 7:30 performance.

A veteran of more than 40 albums, he most recently won the 2011 Best Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy Award for The Stanley Clarke Band.

Clarke co-founded the seminal fusion group Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Lenny White. In 2012 Return to Forever won a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Forever.

Tickets are $40 and $50.

Here's what else is going on in Bethlehem this weekend:

  • Third Mask Theatre Company presents an evening of Broadway music at its Winter Cabaret at Northeast Middle School at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children.
  • The Lehigh Valley’s resident jazz virtuoso, Frank DiBussolo, performs at Godfrey Daniels at 8 p.m. Friday. He has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Buddy Rich, and has received eight Grammy nominations. Admission is $20.50. Reservations are recommended.
  • Standup comic and former Emmy award winning co-host of The View, Joy Behar, brings her comedy to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are from $39.50 to $59.50.
  • Learn how to waltz and contra dance at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem, on Saturday. A waltz workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a potluck supper at 6. A contra dance introductory lesson will be given at 7 followed by contra dancing until 10:30 p.m.
  • The Mohnton, Berks County—based American roots music band The Youngers come to Godfrey Daniels at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $17.50.
  • Classic Albums Live, a live touring act that performs entire classic rock albums, note-for-note, comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center at 8 p.m. Saturday to play Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon. Tickets are $35 and $25.
  • It's a collision of sketch and improv comedy as Lehigh Valley-based improv heroes Mandudebro team up with Philadelphia-based sketch heroes High Dramma at 11 p.m. Saturday at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in SteelStacks. What's scripted? What's made up? Who knows? Tickets are $5, or $4 for students, seniors and ArtsQuest members.
  • Among the film offerings at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks this weekend is 365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley—an in-depth look at life in State College in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The documentary is scheduled to be screened at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.


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