• Sign-ups begin for fall children’s programs (for 3 months to fifth grade), to be held the week of Oct. 22, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
• Sign-ups begin for family Halloween craft, to be held 6 p.m. Oct. 29, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
Volunteers are sought for “Festival Unbound,’ Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day festival of original art and community conversation, Oct. 4-13.
Volunteer tasks include ushering, setting up folding chairs, helping audience members dance their way down the South Bethlehem Greenway, and being a “Closing Ceremony Ambassador.”
“What gets me so excited is how different aspects of the festival touch on all these parts of Bethlehem, all these different communities and age groups and parts of the history,” said Michael Duck, festival volunteer coordinator.
Auditions for new members of the Allentown Symphony Chorus are 6 - 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The Allentown Symphony Chorus is a professional-level chorus that accompanies the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in at least one concert per season.
For the 2019-2020 season, the chorus performs with the ASO Feb. 8 and 9, 2020, and April 18 and 19, 2020. The chorus has about 50 persons.
The Allentown Art Museum Society of the Arts (SOTA) presents its Seventh annual “Luncheon With The Authors,” 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 3, Lehigh Country Club, Allentown.
Three nationally-acclaimed authors, Juliet Lapidos, Christopher J. Yates and Lyndsay Faye, will share remarks, participate in a panel discussion and sign books for attendees.
PBS39 “News Tonight” reporter K.C. Lopez is emcee for the Allentown Art Museum benefit.
Lapidos is author of “Talent,” a modern-day exploration of the parable of the talents set in a fictionalized New Haven, Conn.
The Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, is holding auditions for its production of the musical, “She Loves Me,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, at the playhouse. Callbacks, if necessary, are Sept. 25.
Those auditioning are to prepare 32 bars of music from the show or a similar show or genre, and be ready for movement. A headshot is not necessary. Schedule conflicts should be noted.
Performances of the show are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6 - 22.
Piano, plus: The Piano Guys return at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The Piano Guys have made more than 65 music videos since 2011, including their hit, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and a reinvention of the song, “Let It Go,” from Disney’s animated feature movie, “Frozen.” The Piano Guys, each of whom hails from Utah, are pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek.
The Allentown Arts Commission 31st annual Arts Ovation Awards will be presented 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 26, in a new venue, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The 2019 Arts Ovation Awards recipients are:
Jodi Duckett, former Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Morning Call, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Ron De Long, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts
Mike Krisukas, Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts
Diane Wittry, Outstanding Achievement in Literary Arts
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, September 11: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.
Thursday, September 12: Asian BBQ turkey, mixed Asian vegetables, brown rice, crackers, fresh fruit salad.
Friday, September 13: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.
Monday, September 16: Roast beef, parsley boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, apple bread, pudding.
Tuesday, September 17: Chicken primavera, tomato basil soup, whole wheat penne, crackers, mixed berries.
An opening reception will be held 5:30 - 7 p.m. Sept. 18 for the exhibition, “Ronny Quevedo: Space of Play, Play of Space,” continuing through Nov. 2, with an artist’s talk, 7 - 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Martin Art Gallery and Trexler Library Field, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The exhibition is part of Muhlenberg’s Center for Ethics 2019-2020 programming, “Borders, Nationalisms, Identities: The Ethics of Global Citizenship.”