"Elysium" is a science fiction metaphor for the haves and have-nots of today.
In the year 2154, the super-rich live on a huge bicycle wheel-shaped space station orbiting Earth. It is a Garden of Eden. The wealthy are coddled in Boca-Raton meets Disney World surroundings. Health-care "med-pods" heal patients completely and quickly.
Down below, the whole Earth has become the Third World. Los Angeles is reduced to shanty towns such as those, for example, surrounding Mexico City....
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS
Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday
Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays
@Body.8 Days Head: BERKLEIGH GOLF CLUB
14623 Kutztown Road, Kutztown. 610-573-2500
5th Annual Autumn Scramble for Autism, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14
@Body.8 Days Head: DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION
Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962
Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: It's Not Me, It's You," 11:15 p.m. Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Pinnochio," through Aug. 25, Allentown Public Theatre, Community Room, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. Seventh St, Allentown. 610-433-4271
"Route 66," Sept. 6 - Oct. 20, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333
The Associated Mess, 8 p.m...
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
The Wilhelm Brothers, 6 p.m. Aug. 22
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
You're in for a wonderful and wonderfully unusual treat when Scott Sherk's new sound pieces debut Aug. 28 in "Scott Sherk: Surround," Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Sherk, head of the art department at Muhlenberg as well as professor of art (sculpture), creates sculpture using sound. A platform covered with a shag rug will allow visitors to sit or lay down to experience the pieces which are created by sound coming in...
Q. Do copper bracelets relieve arthritis pain?
There is no scientific evidence that copper bracelets do anything more than make a fashion statement. However, there is no proof that the bracelets don't provide relief to arthritis sufferers.
Copper bracelets for arthritis have been around for a century or more. Many people swear that they work. Some doctors suspect that the positive reports are based upon symptoms going away by themselves.
Folk remedies like copper...
@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Steal Your Face Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22: Deck Party
Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, 8 p.m. Aug. 23
Coal County Express, 2 p.m. Aug. 25: Deck Party
DJ the Doctor on the Deck, 6 p.m. Aug. 27: Deck Party
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR
Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown. 610-433-7541
John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27
Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31
Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road,...
Heidelberg Lutheran and United Church of Christ congregations sell food Aug. 17 at A Night in the Country.
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Toulouse-Lautrec and His World, through Sept. 1, Scheller and Rodale Galleries.
South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery
The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery
Illusions in Ink: Photorealist Prints, through Aug. 11, Payne-Hurd Gallery
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
5 N. Front St.,...