Moses Pendleton calls himself an "avant-gardener," who likes to see things grow, and uses this principle in his dance choreography.
Pendleton founded and is artistic director of MOMIX, an internationally-known avant-garde dance company, which performs "Botanica," 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Erin Cassano, a former MOMIX company manager, gives a free pre-show lecture, "MOMIX from the Inside."
"Eleven" a Peak: Martina McBride features songs from "Eleven," her 11th and latest studio album, 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. "Eleven" includes the singles "Teenage Daughters" and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." McBride, a Grammy winner, has won the Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times (a tie with Reba McEntire for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music "Top Female Vocalist" award three times. Five of McBride's singles have gone to No. 1 on the country chart 1995 - 2001, and one hit No.
"Amateurs," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown. Free. Donations benefit Care Net of the Lehigh Valley. firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-923-6742
"Cinderella: Enchanted Edition," 7 p.m. Oct. 25; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3; 2 p.m. Oct. 28; 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Stagemakers at the J, JCC of Allentown, 702 N .22nd St., Allentown. allentownjcc.org, 610-435-3571
"Restless Heart," a feature film about St. Augustine, will be shown 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by DeSales' Salesian Center for Faith and Culture and the Diocese of Allentown. No ticket is required.
The Macungie Minstrelaires' "Souled on Motown" is 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie.
Noreen Bachman is producer-director and Betsy Lichtenwalner is music director of the show of hits by The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and The Jackson Five.
Proceeds benefit East Penn Angel Network.
Tickets: macungie-minstrelaires.org, 610-770-6845.
Janis Ian is no stranger to the Lehigh Valley area, as she has made frequent tour stops, including Bethlehem's Musikfest. Janis Ian is back, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Sellersville Theatre, 24 W. Temple Avenue, Sellersville.
"It's a great theater," says Ian about Sellersville, where she's also previously performed. "There's always a good audience, fantastic stage, great sound and mikes [microphones]."
The Baum School of Art presents "In Memory of Adrienne Snelling," a memorial exhibition, Oct. 24 - Nov. 16, Rodale Family Gallery, honoring one of Allentown's beloved and highly respected citizens and photographers. The opening reception is 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 24.
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@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
"Piano Factory," 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Free
"Protektor," 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Free
"Karen Cries on the Bus," 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Free
@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER AT STEELSTACKS
@Body.8 Days:Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, First Street and Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Arbitrage," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; 2, 4:15 p.m. Oct. 25
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower," 5:15 p.m. Oct. 24; 1:45, 4, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25
As a child, choosing your career seems endless with the possibilities of astronaut, cowboy, or magician. David Caserta, 36, is living his childhood dream.
Caserta performs his "Haunted Illusions" magic show, 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27, State Theatre for The Arts, Easton, for the Halloween season. Caserta is the resident magician at the State, where he works as the theater's lighting designer.
"Argo, an action-thriller that boasts impressive acting and directing, is based on a true spy story, "The Canadian Caper."
"Argo," directed by and starring Ben Affleck, tells the story about the United States Central Intelligence Agency bankrolling a fictitious Hollywood movie production to rescue Americans from Iran during the 1979 - '81 hostage crisis when Islamic student militants stormed and took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran.
CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) poses as a Canadian movie producer to scout locations for "Argo," a science-fiction movie.