Laini’s List of Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – May 11–13

By Laini Abraham


1. Downtown Bethlehem Fine Art Show

Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm, Main St., Historic Bethlehem

47th Annual Bethlehem Fine Art and Craft Show – A Juried Exhibition


2. Cash Mob in Downtown Easton

Saturday at Noon, In front of the Crayola Factory, Centre Square, Easton

After meeting at noon, the “mob” will head to an undisclosed business’ location for a surprise shopping spree. The goal is to offer a downtown business the opportunity for media exposure, new customers and a surprise infusion of cash.


3. Bethlehem Bicycle Jam

Saturday from 10am to 2pm, Sand Island, Bethlehem

Bicycle education for children and adults. Music by DJ Discreet.


4. Greek Festival 2012 – Bethlehem

Friday through Sunday, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1607 Union Blvd., Bethlehem

Traditional Greek Foods including Fried Calamari, Greek Pasteries, Lunch and Deiiers. Take out available. Greek Dancing, Church Tours, Vendors.


5. Old Allentown Flower & Flea Market

Saturday from 9am to 4pm, 800 Block of Gordon St., Allentown

Flower, Finds & Fun


6. Bloomin’ Easton: 2012 Garden Tour & Fair

Saturday from 9am to 5pm, Starts at College Hill Presbyterian Church, Corner of Brodhead and Monroe Sts., Easton

Self-guided tour featuring unique gardens throughout Easton.


7. Start Making Rent

Friday at 10:30, The Funhouse, 5 E. 4th St., Bethlehem

An eclectic mix of fun tunes including songs by The Who, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, David Bowie, Prince, The Beatles, The Temptations, Elvis Costello, Hall & Oates, The Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Squeeze, Parliament/Funkadelic, and much more.


8. Lehigh Valley Art Wars, Event 3, Round 1

Saturday at 8pm, Connexions Gallery, 213 Northampton St., Easton

See artists Emily Finegold, Matt Nixon, Raul Gomez, Katie Vogel, Kate Santee, create artwork live for two hours.


9. Grey Gardens

Friday & Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 2pm, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown

“Grey Gardens” is the compelling story of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, ‘Little’ Edie, the delightfully eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register, these two women became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion.







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