Laini’s List of 9 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend

by laini abraham


1. Who Shot Rock & Roll Preview Party

Saturday from 7 to 11pm, Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St., Allentown

Party like Rock Stars and be the first to see this exciting collection of historic rock photography and videos.


2. Artists & Models Valentines Day Party & Benefit

Tuesday from 7 to 10pm, Antonio Salemme Foundation, 542 Hamilton St. #203, Allentown

Live music, food and drink, beautiful models, paint-smeared artists! A silent auction of figure drawings and other art to benefit one of the arts community’s favorite modesl, Pat Sonne. Suggested donation: $10. For more info: or  610-433-4150.


3. A Week of Romance

February 11 through February 18th, Various locations through North and South Side Bethlehem

A whole week to celebrate love! And it’s not just for couples. “Whether you are in love, lust, or running from both—Bethlehem’s Week of Romance has something to make you fall in love with Bethlehem, again.”


4. Vagina Monologues

Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm, Packard Lab Auditorium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem

Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed this weekend at Lehigh for VDAY. All proceeds will be donated to Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley and the women and girls of Haiti to provide support services to survivors of gender violence. Tickets are $7 each, and are also available at a group rate of $50 for ten tickets. Tickets are available in advance by calling 610-758-6484. Tickets will also be sold at the door.


5. Lehigh vs. Colgate Fan Appreciation Day

Saturday at 7pm, Stabler Arena, Bethlehem

From the website: Lehigh men’s basketball’s game vs. Colgate on Saturday, Feb. 11 will be FREE of charge as part of a special Fan Appreciation Night. Tipoff against the Raiders is set for 7 p.m. in Stabler Arena. As part of the night, Lehigh Athletics has partnered with Radio Disney (AM 640) to provide on-site entertainment, prizes and more.


6. Red Bull Butter Cup

Saturday from 2 to 7pm, Centre Square, Easton

A snowboarding contest in the center of Easton. Ramp set up in the Circle. For real. From the website: Red Bull Butter Cup is a contest series that showcases creativity in technical flatland trickery. Born in the northeast in 2009, it’s all about going back to the basics of what made us all fall in love with shredding in the first place: FUN! Butter up and cut loose on the custom Red Bull butter pads and bring your bag of tricks.


7. Flood Impact Hike

Sunday from 1 to 3pm, Meets at Fish Ladder Parking Lot, Rt. 611S, Easton

Take an adventurous hike over rough terrain to see what last year’s flood waters did to the towpath. The hike will be about 3 miles round trip. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes are recommended due to rough and rocky terrain. For more information visit, call Ian at 610-982-0166 or e-mail


8. Literary Speed Dating

Tuesday from 7 to 8:30pm, Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Talking about a book that was either loved or hated becomes a Valentine’s Day ice-breaker for single adults in their 20s and 30s. Refreshments and door prizes from Girlfriends Boutique, Horns and Billy’s Downtown Diner. Registration is required and limited to 14 dudes and 14 dudettes. Register online at


9. Winter Dance Party with Ron Sunshine and His Orchestra

Sunday, February 12, from 7 to 10pm, Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

Looking to break out some sweet dance moves in a judgment-free zone? (OK,mostly judgment free) Grab your special someone and dance your winter blues away at the Winter Dance Party with Ron Sunshine and His Orchestra. The 10-piece big-band group–hailing from NYC–will get your toes tapping with jazz, swinging blues, romantic ballads and rockin’ R&B. Admission includes 2 drinks tickets, snacks and entertainment. Cost is $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visi or call 610-435-3571.

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