Community Music School holds its annual Monster Concert, noon - 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley Parkway.
There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo and other musical tricks and treats.
Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of each sale made with a Bookfair voucher (11133378) to Community Music School.
Information: Barbara Ballard, 610-435-7725
Kansas is considered the stuff of rock legends, an iconic and awe-inspiring band that is a fundamental part of Classic Rock radio, yet continues to entertain audiences today.
Kansas performs 8 p.m. Oct 25, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The group remains relevant with new and younger audiences by its presence in video games such as "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Kansas's impressive 40-year span was highlighted by its 2013 induction into the Kansas Historical Hall of Fame.
Views to a bridge: "Connecting for the Future: The Eighth Street Bridge Turns 100," featuring the work of 30 regional artists, including "Eighth Street Bridge," above, by Walter E. Baum, opens Oct. 28 and continues through Dec. 20, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. In addition to Walter E.
The 28th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (LVPGC), is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 27, The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township.
"It seems impossible, but the level of craftsmanship at this show just gets better and better each year," says show chairperson and LVPGC President Brad Sears of Brad Sears Fine Woodturning.
Artists are expected to be in attendance.
Among the awards Lynnie Godfrey has amassed during her entertainment career are a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut in "Eubie!" and Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for her supporting actress outstanding performance in "No Place To Be Somebody."
Godfrey appears in the "Jazz Upstairs" series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
In addition to "Eubie!" on Broadway, she's had roles on the TV shows, "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law," and was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski."
"Einstein's Girl:" Gia Mora, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: Charlie Barnett, piano, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132
Mandudebro, 11 p.m. Oct. 25: Long-form improv comedy, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Poe: A Madman Knows Nothing," 8 p.m. Oct . 17, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, Allentown Public Theatre, The Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. allentownpublictheatre, 888-895-5645
PRESS PHOTOS BY DON WENNER
The Lutheran church of the Holy Spirit holds a Blessing of the Animals service Oct. 12.
You've heard of "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" and his educational television show.
Gia Mora is "The Science Gal," but not of television fame (not yet, that is), but of the stage, and more in the entertainment realm than education, although there is that.
Mora's "Einstein's Girl," 7 p.m. Oct. 18, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, brings the, ahem, elements of entertainment and education together -- in a supercollider of comedy.
Youthful exuberance lights up the stage in the Civic Theatre of Allentown production of "Spring Awakening," continuing through Oct. 27.
Civic Artistic Director William Sanders directs a cast of college and high school all-stars in what is a rock opera of tragic proportions and emotional triumph.
The on-stage, seven-piece orchestra, conducted by Music Director Justin Brehm, doesn't overpower excellent solo vocals and choral work.
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King Henry and the Showmen, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 22
Jessie's Girl, 9 p.m. Oct. 18: 1980s pop-rock tribute
Real Diamond, 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 24; 8 p.m. Oct. 25: Neil Diamond tribute
Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Oct. 26
America, 8 p.m. Nov. 2
Get The Led Out, 8 p.m. Nov. 9: Led Zeppelin tribute
.38 Special, 8 p.m. Nov. 16
Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 22
Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 27: Grateful Dead tribute