Although October started as a cold, rainy mess, we hope that your weekend wasn’t a washout!
Either way, you can start anew with a fresh month’s first batch of…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Wed., Oct. 5 | 5:30 p.m. uMan ERA’s Ace Frehley Pre-Party
Venue: Sherman Theater’s Sherman Showcase Lounge, 522 Main St., Stroudsburg Admission: FREE Description: Visit our friends to the north, uMan ERA, and score some Ace Frehley tickets for that night’s main stage performance.
Thurs., Oct. 6 | 9 p.m. Open Mic Night, Hosted by Carter Lansing Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton Admission: FREE Description: You never know who is going to show up to an open mic in the Valley. It could even be… you!
Sat., Oct. 8 | 4 p.m. The Moondogs Howl at Oktoberfest Venue: 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem Admission: FREE Description: The Moondogs Rock-toberfest in their return to SteelStacks!
Sat., Oct. 8 | 10 p.m. Shawn Cav Ensemble Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton Admission: FREE Description: Have a Super Saturday of your own, and complete it with this nightcap of jazz fusion and instrumental grooves.
There is a myth that exists in the Lehigh Valley, and it goes a little something like this: the music scene dries up when summer ends. As the sun begins to set earlier in the day, so, too, does it set on the active season in our arts and culture community.
That notion could not be further from the truth.
Between festivals, showcases, and our typical haunts, our dance card is already filling up for the fall, and will likely keep us out of the pumpkin patches and absorbing the sights and sounds as the autumn chill permeates the air. Here’s what’s on our radar.
Dates: Now through Oct. 2 Location: Cedar Beach Park, Allentown Description: ArtsFest 2016 features more than 300 artists, vendors, musicians, buskers and performers. All admission and entertainment is FREE for all ages.
Dates: Now through Oct. 2; Oct. 7-9 Location: SteelStacks, Bethlehem Description: Music isn’t all Oktoberfest has to offer, with games, dachshund races, food and, of course, plenty of great beer. If you’re looking for tunes, though, Scott Marshall (10/1, 9 p.m.), The Moondogs (10/8, 4 p.m.), and Truth & Soul (10/9, 12 p.m.) are among the highlights that stand out to us.
Thirteen Butterflies Productions’ Annual Anti-Bullying Show
Date: Sat., Oct. 29 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Allentown Masonic Temple, 1524 W. Linden St., Allentown Description: Craig Thatcher, Friar’s Point Band, Taylor Ash, and many more artists cap Anti-Bullying Awareness Month with an all-star jam.
PA Bacon Fest 2016 Date: Nov. 5-6 Location: Center Square, Easton Description: 100+ vendors, 10+ musical acts, and bacon. Lots and lots of bacon.