Laini’s List of 9 Things to do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – August 19, 20 & 21

By Laini Abraham and Katie Vogel

1. Palmer Twp. Community Weekend

Friday, 6pm to Midnight, Saturday, 5pm to Midnight, Sunday, 3pm to 10pm Fairview Park, Mine Lane & Fairview Avenue, Palmer Township

Summer might be drawing to a close soon but that doesn’t mean there aren’t anymore fairs! Get out to Palmer Days in Fairview park for some good fair food, music, and rides. This is a wonderful family friendly event and a traditional classic that shouldn’t be missed.

2. Burning Hearts Fire Performance – “Crazy with the Heat”

Saturday, 8:30pm, Union Terrace Park, 939 W Union St., Allentown

You don’t have to go to Hawaii to see fire twirling. A group of fire artists known as The Burning Hearts Fire Performance will be putting on a show at Union Terrace Park this weekend. This kind of fire art isn’t often found on the east coast, so get out what this group turn up the heat.

3. Pacific Rim Dinner

Sunday from 5 to 8 pm, The Starfish, 51 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

A special dinner with dishes inspired by nations of the Pacific Rim. Dinner will be $35 with optional wine pairing

4. Book Signing: “The End of Country” by Seamus McGraw

Sunday, 1 to 3pm, Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St. Bethlehem

From Moravian Book Shop’s website: “The End of Country is the compelling story about the epic battle for control of one of the richest natural gas deposits the world has ever known: the Marcellus Shale, worth more than one trillion dollars. In a remote northeastern corner of Pennsylvania, an intense conflict begins, pitting the forces of corporate America against a community of stoic, low-income homesteaders, determined to acquire their fair share of the windfall—but not at the cost of their values or their way of life.”

5. Wandering Root Live at Pearly Baker’s

Friday, 10pm to 1am, Pearly Baker’s, Centre Square, Easton

It’s TJ Duddy’s birthday and now it’s time to celebrate at Pearly Bakers. Hosted by Wandering Root, this birthday bash will certainly be a good time. Bring your friends and enjoy good times and good music in downtown Easton.

6. Todd Wolfe Band at Grumpy’s BBQ Roadhouse

Friday, 9:30pm to  12:30am, Grumpy’s BBQ Roadhouse, 3000 Mauch Chunk Rd., Mechanicsville

From the Facebook event page: “Todd Wolfe Band stop in for some ribs and get bluesadelic!”

7. Free E-Waste Recycling Event

Friday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem

From the Facebook event page: Gather up your old electronics and bring them to Double Click’s FREE recycle event! All you need to know about what you can donate is explained here. Also feel free to call our Bethlehem store at 610-865-4999 with any questions or for more information.

8. Saturday Morning Road Ride – Every Saturday!

Saturday, 9am to 11am, Cutter’s Bike Shop, 418 E. Third St., Bethlehem

This will be a weekly ride out of Cutters Bike Shop led by Lisa Ronca. C pace (14-15 mi/hr) according to group leaving from the shop and heading out for 25 mi avg length. Returning to the shop for bagels and a cool down. Rain cancels ride, if usnure of weather check our website or fan page for updated info.

9. Grand Opening of “Our Garage Space” — New Art Space in Downtown Easton

Saturday, 6pm to 10pm, 43 North Sitgreaves St., Easton

This cool new art space will feature three artists and two musicians for its Grand Opening. And if you didn’t already know, this is one of my all-time alleys in Easton. If you think alleys are a place to be afraid of, think again. This one’s pure enchantment. Oh, and it’s within crawling distance of Easton’s best restaurants, so it would be really easy to make a night of it. Sitgreaves = the alley next to Sogo.

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