Nov 20 Sunday
Guitarists/vocalists Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia, both Gulf Coast Records artists, will be reprising their spring tour together as “The Blood Brothers” for Reading Blues Fest, bringing their bands for a concert which will feature each band performing separately, then joining forces for a grand finale. Contemporary blues guitarist/vocalist Mike Zito, a five-time BMA winner, was already well known on the St. Louis music scene by his late teens. Guitarist/vocalist Albert Castiglia won the 2020 BMA for Album of the Year, for his “Masterpiece.” His most recent album, “I Got Love,” was produced by Zito, who co-owns Gulf Coast Records.
More than 100 student works from the Easton Area School District explore the natural wonders of winter. The exhibit is in partnership with the Greater Easton Development Partnership and Easton Area School District.
In addition A Science on a Sphere show, Giving Thanks, Saturday, November 26 at 1pm, will focus on all the things the Earth provides for life. Another Science on a Sphere show, Frozen Earth, Saturday, December 17, at 1 pm looks at how snow and ice affect the Earth's environment. Free parking is available in the lot behind Nurture Nature, but guests must walk around the block to enter via the front door.
Jam Session with Scott Ricketts
The Pennsylvania Jazz Society is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and presentation of Traditional Jazz, including Dixieland, Swing, Big Band and Ragtime. The Pennsylvania Jazz Society was founded in 1978 by a group of local Jazz fans who, upon returning from a trip to New Orleans, decided they wanted to bring the music to the Lehigh Valley rather than having to travel long distances to hear good traditional sounds.
During this Sunday afternoon filled with musical notes, you will enjoy classic repertoire for concert band.
Three SATORI musicians -- cellist Elizabeth Mendoza, flutist Nora Suggs and guitarist John Arnold -- perform music from Haydn and Telemann to Americana, Brazilian dances, a new work based on Sephardic song, a gypsy fandango and more. Something for everyone, from classical to contemporary, Baroque to blues!Reception to follow.
Rod Picott has released thirteen albums over the last twenty years and at the age of fifty-seven his engine is still running strong. Picott, a former construction worker, traded his hammer for a guitar and never looked into the rear view. Picott has written two poetry collections, God in His Slippers and Murmuration (Mezcalita Press). His book of short stories titled Out Past the Wires is published by Working Title Farm. Rod Picott was born in New Hampshire, raised in Maine, and has lived in Nashville for twenty-five years. He is unnaturally prolific and released four albums in the last three years to rave reviews.
NCC Theatre Dept. presents the dark comedy "The Food Chain," in its Lehigh Valley premiere. It will performed live in person in the college's Norman R. Roberts Lab Theatre.
Directed by Bill Mutimer, the show will be presented on Thursday, Nov 17 - Saturday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.
Even almost 20 years after its acclaimed first Off-Broadway run in 1995 at the Wooly Mammoth Theater, "The Food Chain's" sharp commentary on self-image, acceptance, and the desperation that follows from a lack of both rings true with present-day audiences.
Playwright Nicky Silver's philosophy of mixing his message with a heavy dose of absurd character-based humor makes for a heavy-hitting comedy that sheds light on the darker side of our insecurities and coping mechanisms.
In Silver's toxic, fractured tale of sex, loneliness and the importance of being thin, the pursuit of love is an even more convoluted process than usual.
Tickets are on sale at ncctix.org or by calling the Box Office at 484-484-3412. Those with a valid NCC ID can attend at no charge with a donation of a non-perishable food item for NCC's HOPE Food Pantry for students. Tickets for all others are $5 each. Seating is general admission.
Nov 21 Monday
Immerse yourself in the imaginative world of Robert Fulton! Take an up-close look at painted miniatures, power a steam engine and explore how they propel ships forward. Learn how a submarine works through experiencing a traditional Cartesian diver. Hear first person narratives on the dock at the launch of the 1807 Clermont steamboat! Flip through Fulton’s personal papers and get inside the mind of this Industrious Revolutionary.
Fascinated by art, steam engines, canal engineering, and military technology, Fulton inspired to push the limitations of mechanical engineering. His innovations sparked the American Industrial Revolution, opened up new trade routes, and helped usher in a major wave of globalized trade on a scale never seen before. Fulton established a pattern of technological innovation that would go on to embody American ingenuity and leave an immeasurable legacy.