@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
The 2014 East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit, through Feb. 16, Crayola Learning Center
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery
Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries
The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery
Noon Gallery Talk: Paul Harryn's Essence of Nature Exhibit, noon Feb. 5: Paul Harryn
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8: Jimmy Buffet tribute
Remember When, 7 p.m. Feb. 15: Valentine's Dinner Dance
Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21
Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute
Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1: Pink Floyd tribute
Jessie's Girl, Voyage, 8 p.m. March 7: 1980s music tribute
Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9
Don Williams, 8 p.m. March 21
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Inside Llewyn Davis," 7:15 p.m. Feb. 5; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6; 7 p.m. Feb. 7; 12:45, 5:45 p.m. Feb. 8; 3:45 p.m. Feb. 9; 7:15 p.m. Feb. 11; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12; 4:45 p.m. Feb. 13
"Labor Day," 4:45, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 7; 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8; 12:30, 2:45, 5 p.m. Feb. 9; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 11; 4:45 p.m. Feb. 12; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13
@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE
"An Evening At A British Music Hall," 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1: 40th anniversary show and final performances, Godfrey Daniels 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-867-2390
"Fancy Nancy," 1, 4 p.m. Feb. 22: Vital Theatre Company, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. 610-432-6715
Lehigh Valley Standup Comic Showcase: Tyler Rothrock, 11 p.m. Feb. 8: Featuring Nate Marshall, Garrett Smith, Randy Tonge, Blue Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-297-7100
Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Strawberry Fields, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6: Beatles tribute, Musikfest Café
Wanamaker Lewis, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Mike Mettalia, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Sarah Miles, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Fans of the popular improvisational ensemble comedy series, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," can see the show's stars Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie perform their trademark improv, "The Two Man Group," 8 p.m. Feb. 7, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
This live performance brings the action of televised show, now seen on The CW, directly to the State Theatre audience.
Picture a tropical paradise: sun warming the earth, a fresh moist breeze blowing in from the ocean. A refreshing early morning shower passes. Dappled shadows appear under tall palms as the sunshine returns to dry the rain.
Well, that pretty much describes the environment of most of our houseplants in their natural state: warm temperatures, moist breezes and plenty of bright light.
It's no wonder that adjusting to our household environments is quite a challenge for tropical plants. And it's amazing how many of them can flourish if given the basic care that suits their needs.
"First and Foremost, it's about the music," says Colin Byrne, cast manager for the Tony Award-winning, "Memphis," to explain the popularity of the Broadway hit that comes to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., at 3 p.m. Feb. 9.
Byrne, an Easton native and 2000 graduate of Wilson Area High School, says the musical evokes the spirit of the 1950's when music bridged the gap between blacks and whites.
"It's inspired by true events when radio deejays were able to help overcome prejudice through music," Byrne explains.
My wife, Bev, and I feed the birds year-round, thus enjoying their daily visits to our feeders. The bird visits not only provide us with hours of enjoyment, they furnish us with a natural calendar marked by their arrivals and departures.
Although many Canada geese have become year-round residents, migrating geese and other bird species that do not stay in the Lehigh Valley for winter provide a sign that fall is in the air. Many species follow a specific time schedule to migrate south.
Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section "Readers Pick the Oscars" recipients contest for the 86th Academy Awards:
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years A Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
Supporting Actor, Male