Laini’s List of Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – April 6–8

By Laini Abraham



 1. The Psychedelic Furs

Saturday, Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm, Musikfest Café, The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem

So it appears the Psychedelic Furs will be at the Musikfest Café tomorrow night! Listening to “Heartbreak Beat” right now takes me back to 1986. So if you like Echo & The Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Jesus and Mary Chain or were alive and over the age of 10 in the 80s, clear your calendar, unless, of course, you happen to be celebrating Passover. It also appears that local musicians/treasures XVSK (Trevor Exter & John Kimock) will be opening for the Furs. Cool, cool, cool!


2. Farm in the Zoo Grand Opening

Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville

It’s the “Farm in the Zoo” Grand Opening! Ribbon cutting at 10:30am. Sheep to Shawl, Griesemer Beekeeping, Pennsylvania Dairy Princess, Pennsylvania Honey Queen, Animal Encounters, Alpaca Walk, and a new General Store.


3. First Friday

Friday from 6 to 10pm, Various locations, SouthSide Bethlehem

“Bring on Spring” First Friday will welcome spring in style. Get your weekend started in style, too. As always, this is the place to be on the first Friday of any month in the Lehigh Valley.


4. Opening Reception for “The Future is Female”

Saturday from 6 to 10 pm, Our Garage Space, 43 N. Sitgreaves, Easton

Art, Music, Fashion featuring: Suzanne I. Cunningham, Jaqui Alexander, Leah Cahill, Laura H. Muraco, Megan Franklin, Michelle Neifert, Laura Catignani, Arielle Casale, Dark Circles. Coolest alley in Easton.


5. DaVinci Science Center EggCellent Adventures

Friday, Saturday, and Monday, 11am to 3pm, Egg Drops at 12:30, DaVinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown

The return of the Just Born Peep-flavored Egg Drop Challenges from the Da Vinci Science Center’s balcony and roof will highlight the Center’s 2012 EggCellent Adventures.


6. The Chair Project “Guest” Appearance at the Banana Factory

Friday from 6 to 9pm, The Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

From the Chair Project’s Facebook event page: “Come see all 8 amazing chairs by 10 very talented local artists! We will be taking over the Olympus Digital Classroom on the first floor for First Friday! All proceeds from the sale of this auction will benefit the Allentown Freak Out. Chairs were graciously donated by Cityline Construction and auction sponsored by the Allentown Art Works.”


7. Make Your Own Easter Bunny Ice Cream Creation

Saturday from 11:30 to 1pm, America on Wheels, 5 N. Front St., Allentown

Make your own Easter Bunny out of ice cream! Children 12 & Under Receive FREE museum admission and can make their own Easter Bunny Ice Cream Creation! Reservations required call 610-432-4200 x16.


8. RISE: a downtown arts vigil

Saturday at 7pm, Zion’s “Liberty Bell” UCC Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

Art, music, video, space. An Easter vigil. An art show. A place for secular and sacred. A different kind of Saturday night.


9. Define [an urban art show] w/ Spraynard, Roebus One, Brian McGee

Friday from 7 to 10pm, Secret Art Space (Directions below), SouthSide Bethlehem

Directions from the Facebook event page: Stand like you just walked out of Your Welcome Inn (New St.), and look across the street. Follow signs with ARROWS down Rink Street to the SAS! We will be waiting with art, live music, an interactive community painting, great people, and more!


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