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

By Laini Abraham and Katie Vogel


1. Bethlehem Historic District Open House & Shop for a Cause

Saturday, Participating Bethlehem Businesses, Bethlehem

There’s just too much going on with these events to list here. Please read this. Then go check out the kickoff of the holiday season in the Christmas City.


2. Doug Hawk Proposition Presents: Live Recording and Video Shoot 11/11/11

Friday, 9pm to Midnight, Black & Blue, 683 Walnut St., Easton

Be a part of the Doug Hawk Proposition as they do live a live recording and video shoot. Set in the relatively new and seductively dark Black & Blue bar, the band will be recording 11 original songs and collecting footage for an upcoming video. There will also be free giveaways for viewers.


3. Open House at the Moravian Book Shop, featuring laini’s little pocket guide to Bethlehem Book Signing

Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main Street, Bethlehem

There’s a lot going on at the Moravian Book Shop this weekend from Troll beads, to food tastings, and book signings! Come learn how to fold paper stars just in time for the holidays. Watch members of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley make store windows come alive with “The Nutcracker.” And don’t forget to get your copy of Laini’s Little Pocket Guide signed by Laini. 🙂


4. Katie’s Pick  – Hidden Treasures Artisans Studio Tour

Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm, Participating Studios, Allentown, Bethlehem, Zionsville, & Topton

Have you ever wondered how an artist or craftsman makes their work? Well this is your chance to see how many of our local artists do what they do best during the Hidden Treasures Artisans Studio Tour. This is a cool way to see what goes into making some these fine pieces of art. You can witness everything from painted silk, to pottery, to jewelry making, and even glass blowing. You might even be inspired yourself!


5. Doors and Windows of Bethlehem Kickoff

Saturday, Participating Bethlehem Businesses, Bethlehem

It may only be the beginning of November but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start bringing out some of the holiday decorations, especially when competition is involved. Businesses throughout Bethlehem will be decorating their doorways in the spirit of the holidays, and viewers can vote on their favorites. Themes include Theatrical, Musical, and Traditional. Voting Begins November 13th and ends December 24th.


6. Veterans of the Blues

Friday, 8pm, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem

There’s nothing like a good Blues show and Maurice John Vaughn has quite the sound. Raised in the city of Chicago, Vaughn was brought up on the best of classic blues and that influence is felt in his music while still keeping his own style. He will also be joined by B.J. Emery and Holle Thee Maxwell. Tickets are $21.50, and $24.50 on the day of the show.


7. The Lehigh Valley Community Health Expo 2011

Saturday, 12pm to 6pm, The Hyatt Place, 42 W. North Street, Bethlehem

One’s health should never be left solely to chance, but sometimes it’s hard in our busy days to make sure we are making good choices and get the exercise we need. At the Lehigh Valley Health Expo, you will get the chance to talk with other health experts to learn new ways of incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine. This event will be educational and entertaining as there will also be music, food, children’s activities, and a stage for performers and panel discussions. Best of all, this event is free, so come on out and learn a few things for a healthier lifestyle!


8. “As They See It” InVision Photography Reception

Saturday, 4pm to 7pm, Just Around the Corner, 5A North Bank St., Easton

Come celebrate the works of 10 of our favorite photographers, as part of InVision Photography Month, a Lehigh Valley-wide photography event by ArtsQuest. The photographers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their art form. Each brings their own unique perspective and voice to this medium, and the results are thought provoking and intriguing.


9. Shared Treasure: The Legacy of Samuel H. Kress

Sunday, 12pm to 5pm, Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth Street, Allentown

Come check out this unique collection of art entitled “Shared Treasure,” at the Allentown Art Museum. Compiled by Allentown native Samuel H. Kress, this showing is of 40 key pieces from Kress’s lifetime collection. He was particularly fond of work from the Italian Renaissance and other European artwork. This is an excellent opportunity see some rare pieces right here in the Lehigh Valley. This exhibit will be onsite until January 15th, 2012.

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