After a successful kick-off last year, Touchstone Theatre presents its second concert fundraiser Jakopa’s Punch Bowl on Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. This Mardi Gras-themed evening of eclectic music by three local bands, New Orleans-style lite fare, and all-you-can-drink beer and wine supports upcoming original works at Touchstone, including the April premiere of Dictators for Dummies.
The spirit of independent art was in the air at Allentown’s Cedar Beach Park on Saturday afternoon, where long-awaited (by some) brisk fall conditions didn’t stop the crowds from coming out to enjoy Day 2 of Allentown ArtsFest.
Like the weather, the music scene plans to stay hot this week, with another weekend festival highlighting the action.
Take a look at what’s in store, ladies and gentlemen, as we ride into the (presumably) colder months with these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
I spent a couple of hours at the festival at Scott and Riverside Parks along the Delaware River, and had the opportunity to enjoy sights and sounds that included live music, unique hairstyles, interesting talents, and a little bit of street art.
Easton’s Riverside Festival of the Arts takes place this weekend, September 16 and 17, at Scott and Riverside Parks along the Delaware and Lehigh River meeting in Easton. The festival “celebrates the colorful and creative spirit of Easton” by providing free visual, literary, and performing arts programming throughout the weekend.
Below, we have a full itinerary for both parks throughout the weekend. Those looking for more updates and information can find it here on Facebook.
Third Mask Theatre Company is preparing to present CHICAGO: The Musical this week for its 2017 summer season, after obtaining rights to a show which is currently running on Broadway and enjoying a national tour.
After months of preparation (which included a spirited fundraiser along the way), Jakopa’s Punch is venturing outside of Touchstone Theatre’s confines this weekend with a performance that promises something for everyone.
Riverside Films is nearing completion of “Make Art Local,” a Bethlehem-centric documentary “that celebrates and investigates the history and future of grassroots arts in Bethlehem.”
Now, they need your help to finish the project.
Photo credit: John Millington
EDIT: Moved to July 2 raindate.
Allentown will once again hold its Fourth of July Weekend celebration at J. Birney Crum Stadium, and will enlist the help of some of the region’s most popular artists for the festivities.
Photo credit: BananaFactory.org
ArtsQuest’s SouthSide Arts & Music Festival is getting a makeover.