Laini’s List of Nine Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

By Laini Abraham


1. Weekend at Molly’s

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, E. 4th & New Sts., Bethlehem

One of the best Irish pubs in the Valley, Molly’s, will be having events all weekend, including a St. Practice Day tonight and breakfast tomorrow morning, starting at 7am.


2. St. Patty’s Day Party for Allentown Freakout

Saturday from 8pm to 12am, Allentown BrewWorks Silk Lounge, 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

From the event’s Facebook page: Party to benefit Allentown Freak Out. For a $7 cover, join us in the Allentown BrewWorks Silk Lounge. Put on your green and come out and enjoy DJ/dancing, Irish celebrity look-alike contest, test your Luck o’ the Irish in our pot of gold auction of great prizes donated by local businesses, $4 Long Islands/$5 Pomegranate Martinis and half-priced appetizers until midnight!


3. Allentown Art Works “The Game of Life” Group Art Exhibit

Saturday from 5 to 7pm, Fegley’s Burrito Works, 818 W. Hamilton St. Allentown

From the Facebook event page: The Allentown Art Works presents “The Game of Life”, the next in our series of exhibits curated by a local artist. The show will feature works selected by pop artist Chris P. Jones including works from over 10 other local artists.


4. Marcellus Shale Exposed: A Symposium for Action and Truth

Friday and Saturday, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem

From the event’s website: Marcellus Shale Exposed is a Symposium for Truth and Action. Our two goals for the event are: 1) to provide you with information you didn’t know about unconventional natural gas drilling, regardless of much you know about the issues when you arrive, and 2) to provide you with opportunities to TAKE ACTION to stop unsafe gas drilling!


5. Hotel Bethlehem St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Historic Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St., Bethlehem

St. Patrick’s Eve, post-parade party, and Sunday brunch, all in the beautiful and historic Hotel Bethlehem.


6. Bliss of Chant Kirtan with David Newman & Mira

Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30pm, Kula Heart Yoga & Wellness Center, 3864 Courtney St., Ste. 150, Bethlehem

Looking for something to do Saturday night that doesn’t involve beer and bars? Check out what should be a blissful event at Kula Heart Yoga.


7. Terry Kitchen with Maria Levine

Sunday from 1 to 3pm, The Gallery at St. John’s, 330 Ferry St., Easton

Folksinger Terry Kitchen will present Music in the Gallery, joined by New Jersey folk singer Mara Levine. Check out the Plaid Show while you’re there!


8. Various and Sundry St. Patrick’s Day Happenings throughout the Lehigh Valley

Various Times and Locations

There’s just too much happening this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day to fit in one post, so last week Carrie Havranek did this special 5 Cool Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This is where you’ll find out about the St. Patrick’s Day parades, too!


9. Images of Nori – A Fundraiser for Dan

Saturday from 7 to 10pm, Connexions Gallery, 213 Northampton St., Easton

I believe this event is important but also an example of the way this community often comes together in times of need. This is one of those times. I’m including the entire description of the event and Dan and Nori’s situation from the Facebook event page here. Please read. Please share. Please go. Whatever you can do to help is appreciated.

“Nori Critter Zelenz has worked with countless members of the Lehigh Valley arts community as model and muse throughout the past several years. We came to know her through her participation in Connexions Gallery’s “Skin Sessions” as part of the “Drink & Draw” events organized by Samantha Beedle throughout the Lehigh Valley. To the artists that she has worked with, she and her husband Dan Unger have become family. Nori’s husband Dan was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer and is now in a desperate fight to beat this diagnosis with no ability to cover the costs of health care. In a tremendous outpouring of support, Nori and Dan’s friends within the art community have come forward to generously offer their support and to organize a traveling show to benefit Dan and we are genuinly honored to have to opportunity to provide space for this show. As Diane Richter, one of the contributors to this benefit has stated, “This is more than an uphill battle for Dan and Nori.”

Several local and national photographers and visual artitists have contributed work to benefit Dan and his fight with cancer. Amongst those artists are Olaf Starorypinski, Scott Nichol (two of the show’s primary organizers) Lorna Doone, Diane Richter, Boris Vallejo, and Julie Bell. Others also included in the show are Marcus Ranum, Bil Earle, Candance Nivana, Ted Preuss, Dave Aharonian, and Eric Scott Anderson.

Works included in the show are priced accordingly with most falling between $75 to $150 with a substantial amount of the direct proceeds from the sales going to Nori and Dan to assist with his medical bills. The work consists of fine art prints and photographs as well as several original handmade platinum prints. This is truely a unique opportunity to obtain one of a kind traditional photographic prints in addition to helping support someone in their battle with cancer.

We invite you to join us as we open up our portion of this traveling show and host our reception for the artists and to meet Nori on Saturday, March 17th from 7-10PM. The show will be running through the remainder of March and into the early portion of April. Donations will be accepted in addition to purchases.”


Did I miss something you think people should know about? Please feel free to add your event in the comments below. Thank you!


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