"Cinderella" for Christmas: The Kaleidoscope Children's Theatre performs "Cinderella's Christmas," 1 p.m. Nov. 24, Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Jillian Rivers-Keegan (Princess) and Ben Church (Prince Charming), above, star. Cinderella, her evil stepmother, wicked stepsisters and her handsome prince are brought to life in the holiday interpretation of the classic fairytale. Will Cinderella make it to the Christmas Ball? The mice seem to think so. Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610- 432-7961
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"Fringe," 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 15, 16, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009
"Going Green the Wong Way," 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689
"Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Salisbury Senior High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown. stsd.org, 610-797-4107
The Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones, one of the elite groups in the Rutgers University Chamber Jazz Ensemble Program, performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St. Allentown.
The number of participants in the group varies each year. In the performance, hosted by the Rutger's Club of the Lehigh Valley as part of The Arts at St. John's concert series, there will be a rhythm section with no fewer than five trombonists.
Great news for "Star Trek" fans and comedy lovers in the Lehigh Valley area: William Shatner beams into the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, to perform his one-man show, "Shatner's World."
In a recent telephone interview, Shatner says his show "grew from sitting around doing interviews."
With the success of the recent Mars Rover Curiosity landing, Cedar Crest College is bringing a NASA to the Lehigh Valley to provide insight into space exploration.
Jennifer Stern, Ph.D., a scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Planetary Environments Laboratory, will present a lecture, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Alumnae Hall. The program is free and open to the public.
"Cloud Atlas" is the year's most astounding film.
"Cloud Atlas" is an epic in concept, screenplay, casting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound and production design. "Cloud Atlas" is akin to the Hollywood epics of Cecil B. DeMille.
"Cloud Atlas" recalls what big studios films do best and yet it's an indie film at heart, albeit one with a $100-million budget. "Cloud Atlas" shows us new ways of looking at the world, and new ways of thinking about the universe.
There can be no dispute that Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the world's most influential and inspiring artists. His work has been immortalized all over the world, including here in the Lehigh Valley.
Before his passing in 1994, Charles Dent began a project to recreate Leonardo's Horse from a couple of inches image into three-dimensional 12- and 24-foot sculptures.
The Associated Mess improv comedy troupe will hold auditions, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Callbacks will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at ArtsQuest Center.
Auditions are scheduled in 30-min. blocks. Auditions will be held with 4 - 6 actors at a time, some of whom will be troupe members. Improv games and scenarios will be played.
Actors do not need to prepare anything. Those interested in auditioning should bring a printed resume and headshot if available.
The Lehigh Valley has much to offer art lovers as the 18th annual "Hidden Treasures Artisans Studio Tour" will prove once again when it returns, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11.
The "Hidden Treasures Tour" presents the richness of local talent represented in handcrafted items.
"Hidden Treasures" is a self-guided tour of six area art studios featuring 24 artists demonstrating their processes.
It's his "World": Television and movie legend William Shatner brings his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St. Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. "Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I've ever had as an actor," says Shatner, above, with an image of himself as Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Wars" TV series.