Laini’s List of Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – April 27–29

By Laini Abraham

1. Historic Downtown Cleanup and Earth Day Celebration

Saturday from 9am to 2pm, Main and Broad Sts., Bethlehem

Help keep Bethlehem clean in celebration of Earth Day! Join others from the Valley in cleaning up the Historic Downtown District in the City of Bethlehem!


2. Forks of the Delaware Shad Fishing Tournament

Saturday, April 28 through Friday, May 4th from 9am to 9pm, Scott Park, Easton

Visit Scott Park for the Annual Forks of the Delaware Shad Fishing Tournament and celebrate one of the rites of spring, the migration of the Shad.


3. Allentown Symphony Orchestra Family Concert with Bill Harley

Sunday at 2pm, Allentown Symphony Hall, 23 N. 6th St., Allentown

From the Allentown Symphony Hall website: “Bill Harley brings “Jack and the Beanstalk” and other great stories to life! Two-time Grammy Award-winner Bill Harley joins the ASO for our annual Family Concert.  When Harley shares his uproarious songs and stories about growing up, “it’s hard to tell who enjoys him more – parents or children.” (Los Angeles Times)”


4. Opening Reception for Michael Burmeister’s Loose Luv | Tighthunder

Friday from 6 to 10pm, Soft Machine Gallery, 725 N. 15th St., Ste. 7, Allentown

Michael Burmeister’s abstract, poetic and literary paintings seem to bridge the gap between belief and irony, statement and question and even self and relationship. There will be experimental jazz by Mike Lorenz from 7:30 to 9:30pm.


5. JCC Juried Fine Craft Show

Sunday from 10am to 5pm, Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

Thirty-five crafters and artisans from up and down the East Coast will make up this Fine Craft Show. It’s a perfect place to find a unique Mother’s Day gift.


6. Madness – Party Like it’s 1965

Friday from 7:00 to 9:30pm, UnderWired & Sew on & So Forth!, 91 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

From the event’s Facebook page: “Join us for a Mad Men themed party! Cocktails, dapper men, sassy ladies, lipstick, fun, and of course fabulous vintage. Madness News: Our party will dazzle you with 60s music, raffles, prizes for costumes, crinolines by Swank Underpinnings, and 60s inspired jewelry by a special guest!”


 7. Pianist Agnes Wan Performs

Saturday at 8pm, Noble Art Pianos, 226 Bushkill Dr., Easton

All programs in the Noble Art Recital Series are followed by a reception with the artists. There is no charge for this concert event, reservations are
required due to limited seating. Phone 610.258.8188 to reserve seats.


 8. Opening Reception: Jason Travers “Black & White”

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

Celebrate and see Jason Travers’ new show at Connexions. Guitarist Joe Wagner will be performing live Jazz.


9. Phoot/Abhaya Fibers Trunk Show

Saturday from 11am to 6pm, NewVox Gallery, 425 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

From this event’s Facebook page: “Come over to NewVox Gallery and go through an assorted collection of prints, knits and misc. I’ll have a portfolio of prints ranging from 5×7 to posters and framed pieces, along with a trunk full of knits and miscellaneous creations.”

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