Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend – January 21, 22, 23

1. “Hazelle… Don’t Get Me Started!

Shows at 7 and 9 pm, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, On-stage in Baker Hall, Bethlehem

In her non-stop, spitfire show, the comedienne-actress Hazelle Goodman unleashes 12 fast-talking New Yorkers—from Jerrie Curl Ann, the neighborhood gossip and toilet bowl activist, to Willie Enrique Edwardo Colon serenading on NYC subways for his next love affair—for an “exceptionally sharp and witty performance” (Time Out New York), based on her funny and irreverent HBO show. Sexual content, mature themes and explicit language.

2. Joseph Ryan Gourniak Art Showing/Reception

Saturday from 7 to 10 pm, 207 Church St., Studio 5A, Easton

World Famous Enterprises presents Joseph Ryan Gourniak as the featured artist for the month of January.The Show is up for the the month. Feel free to stop by anytime. Reception is Saturday the 22nd at 7pm. World Famous DJ Jack Rabbit will be in the house DJing the reception. Come enjoy the music and the art. $5 donations appreciated.

3. Valley Contra Dance

Saturday from 7 to 10:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem

The family friendly, award winning Valley Contra Dance. Live acoustic string band music. Lesson at 7pm, walk-throughs before each dance number, and a live caller make it easy for newcomers to enjoy. Informal, vigorous, sociable. For singles, couples, groups. Amiable partners plentiful on site. To preserve the good wood floor, dance in soft-sole shoes. Every second, fourth, and fifth Saturday Sept through June. Visit or call 610-868-7432.

4. The Pedestrians Brass Band

Saturday from 10:30 pm to 1:30 am, The Funhouse, Bethlehem

Come funk it up at the Funhouse with The Pedestrians Brass Band with a special guest appearance from the one, the only, Mark Brown on keys.

5. Lehigh Valley Blues Network Jam

Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Emmaus Fire Co. #1, 50 S. 6th Street, Emmaus

From the event’s facebook event page: “In spite of the Eagles game, the last Jam was well attended, so let’s keep the momentum going this week. We are very happy to report we have returned to a venue we know well, the Emmaus Fire Company #1 at 50 South 6th Street in Emmaus! We will be playing upstairs this time and have access to the excellent food and bar.”

6. Board Game Night

Friday from 8 to 11 pm, Hava Java, 526 19th St., Allentown

This is aweekly event and usually features a game of the night and people are free to bring their own board game for the group to play as well. It’s a free event and always alot of fun. It usually goes until 11pm. 610-432-3045

7. Zen for Primates at the Sands

Sunday from 8 to 11 pm, Sands Casino, Bethlehem

From the facebook event page (reposting because it’s pretty funny): “Zen returns to the Sands Casino! Let’s have fun! No Cover…. and no maximum on your number of drinks. Plus, a chance to win a million bucks (in quarters.) Can’t beat that! See you there.”

8. Easton Restaurant Week Begins

Starts Sunday at 11 am, Participating Restaurants throughout Easton

Enough of the being cooped up inside . . . it’s time to go out to eat! Fixed price lunch $8 and dinner $30. Reservations highly suggested! Enter to win dinner and tickets to see Jesse Cook at the State Theatre. For more information, visit

9. Vote for Bethlehem!

Every day until February 7th, Everywhere!, Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton

Vote for 18018 to help Bethlehem win its its share of $5 million! What helps one town in the LV helps all of the LV!

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