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Three Kings Day at SteelStacks: Your Weekend

Also, Leon Russell visits, Craig Thatcher plays Clapton and the Lehigh Valley Bridal Expo.

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Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) are returning to SteelStacks on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m., to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day), a cherished religious and cultural tradition in many Latin American countries.

During the Three Kings Celebration, guests can partake in fun games and arts & crafts in addition to savoring delicious Latin food available for purchase from Holy Infancy Catholic Church. Families also enjoy live music, as well as sing along to Latin holiday songs.

The Three Kings - Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar - arrive during the event to spend time with children and their families, presenting a gift to every girl and boy age 8 and under.  

Children are also encouraged to dress as their favorite king for the "Best Dressed King" and "Best Decorated Crown" contests judged by the Three Kings, with several prizes awarded.

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

  • Leon Russell has been called a rock and roll Renaissance man, and indeed there is little that this Oklahoma-bred singer-pianist hasn't done. His quixotic half-century in music stretches from his teen years in Oklahoma in the late '50s to his best-selling collaboration with Elton John from 2010, “The Union.” Russell performs at the Musikfest Café at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $40 and $30.
  • The acclaimed “Master of the Telecaster,” Jim Weider and Project Percolator, come to Godfrey Daniels for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $30.50 at the door.
  • Long-form improvisational comedy geniuses Mandudebro “kicks your bucket list,” at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks at 11 p.m. Friday. The group interviews a member of the audience about something they've crossed off their bucket list. Then, based on that interview, Mandudebro creates a completely improvised comedy show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. Tickets are $5.
  • If your holiday season included an engagement ring, you may want to spend part of your Saturday at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for the Lehigh Valley Bridal Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include some of the area’s best wedding professionals including photographers, florists, bakers and wedding planners. Brides to be can get in free with discount tickets for grooms and guests if they go to this Website. Admission at the door is $10.
  • Craig Thatcher, a favorite among local music lovers, performs an Eric Clapton tribute show at the Musikfest Café at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 and $20.
  • For nearly twenty years Justin Solonynka has performed his virtuosic piano blend of folk, rock, and jazz for audiences throughout the greater Philadelphia area. On Saturday at 8 p.m., he comes to Godfrey Daniels to celebrate his latest CD, “A Cup of Kindness.” Your admission of $15.50 comes with a copy to take home.
  • The Lehigh Valley Storytellers Guild hosts an afternoon of children’s stories with Mary Wright at Godfrey Daniels at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4.50 and free for children less than 5.

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