July 8 - 14, 2019
Northampton Community College Presents:
The Perfect Dog
- The Search Is Gonna Be Ruff
* July 10 - Aug 3
* 1 pm - 2 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Children's show, The Perfect Dog, is inspired by New York Times’ best-selling author (and National Dog Show host), John O’Hurley’s book, The Perfect Dog. Sam, a twelve-year old perfectionist, searches for a flawless dog to enter in the town’s dog contest. Unable to find a canine that measures up, Sam must resort to training the family dog, Max, who is less than eager to obey commands.
PA Shakespeare Festival Presents:
Anthony & Cleopatra
* July 10 - Aug 4
* 8 pm - 10:30 pm
* Center Valley, PA
One fateful meeting reshapes the ancient world when Roman triumvir Marc Antony falls like Caesar before him for Cleopatra, the enchanting Queen of the Nile. As civil unrest plagues Rome, this exotic and intriguing tale illuminates the collision of power and passion as empires hang in the balance. Shakespeare’s dark and intimate portrait of this storied affair features some of the most transcendent poetry on love and loss in the canon. In a world of great nations and greater longing, the quest for transcendence yields both tragedy and triumph in one of history’s greatest love stories. Ages 13+
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Presents:
Cole Porter's Anything Goes
* July 11 - 28
* 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
* Allentown, PA
Cole Porter’s classic jazz-age musical stands among the most beloved of the 1930s, featuring timeless standards like “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.” A delightfully silly tale of love, deception, and hijinks on the high seas, Anything Goes features breathtaking melodies and wickedly clever lyrics by one of Broadway’s all-time great songwriters.
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
* July 11 - 14
* 12 pm - 4 pm
* Nescopeck, PA
Since 1998, The Briggs Family has hosted one of the nation's most revered Blues Festivals on their 250 year old farm. Through the years we have grown in size, but have maintained a small festival feel. Our goal has always been to bring the best Blues music possible to our area. Keeping the music we love alive and thriving is easy to do with the support of our passionate guests, and amazing musicians who come year after year ready for another Briggs Fest! ​ For our dedication to the Blues, in 2017 we were awarded the "Keeping the Blues Alive" Award in Memphis, TN. This honor is given to one Festival each year. ​ Come join us in 2019, whether it's your 1st year, 22nd year or anywhere in-between! If you make the trip to Briggs Farm once, we know you'll be back for more of "The Best Weekend of the Year!"
Billy Bauer Band
with Special Guests
Cubbage and Tyler Rothrock
* July 12
* 8 pm - 10 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
A Bethlehem, PA based acoustic rock group, the Billy Bauer Band has played some of the most prestigious music festivals & venues in America. Their sound is craftily woven with electric violin, and folky grooves. They built their fan base the old fashioned way, through years of touring and great live performances. The band has opened for Grammy winners and top billboard artists: Young The Giant, Third Eye Blind, O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), Tim Reynolds (of Dave Matthews Band), Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Pete Francis (of Dispatch), Uncle Kracker, and more. Cubbage hails from Philadelphia, but his heart is that of a traveler. With music rooted in pop/folk foundations, his style also seeks inspiration from jazz and soul reminiscent of John Mayer and Jamie Cullum. Traveling across the US in a sleeper van and busking on the streets between gigs, Cubbage has given himself wholly to a life of a modern bohemian musician. Tyler Rothrock is a stand-up comedian and the co-host of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast on PBS39. Also, he has notably never read an entire book. Tyler will be performing between band sets to add a fun element to this night of entertainment.
NCC Summer Theatre Presents:
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
* Now - July 14
* Wednesday - Saturday, 7:30 pm
* Sunday, 2 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
This bio-musical about the legendary Buddy Holly covers his start in the music business and his challenges in the music industry, and features Matt McClure as Buddy. McClure has been featured in this iconic role in numerous productions around the country. This show is appropriate for all ages.
PA Shakespeare Festival Presents:
The Mystery of Irma Vep:
A Penny Dreadful
* Now - July 14
* 8 pm - 10:30 pm
* Center Valley, PA
Lauded as “the funniest two hours anywhere” by The New York Times and “lunatic fun that keeps you in stitches” by The Daily News, this madcap mystery features werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and damsels in distress. In a parody of the gothic literary “penny dreadful” tradition, Charles Ludlam’s spoof reaches from the eerie moors of England to the depths of an Egyptian tomb. Ages 12+
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in and around the Lehigh Valley in
WDIY's Community Calendar.
6 - 6:30 pm
Hosts: George Miller, Kate Scuffle
Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle will be looking into two Allentown Art Museum Exhibitions, An Essential Presence and Deco After Dark. This week's guests will be Claire McCree , the Museum's assistant curator who will be discussing Deco After Dark plus; Berrisford Boothe , the principal curator of the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection, who will be discussing An Essential Presence.
“Pavarotti” looks at the life and career of the great opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. The film is directed by Ron Howard. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the documentary.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Calley Stevens Taylor Ph.D. joins Eleanor Bobrow to discuss how to succeed in college.Taylor is the Dean of Student Success at Cedar Crest College . In her capacity as Dean, she provides leadership for the Academic Services Department: The Student Success Center, academic advising and academic recovery programs, the Act 101 program, peer and professional tutoring, disability services, courses for student success, international student services, and the academic components of the First-Year Experience program.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Steve Aaronson
Tonight's program will feature "Golden Age Americana," and will include both traditional and some less familiar material. Among the highlights will be the Jimmy Driftwood 's version of "The Battle Of New Orleans" and "Amazing Grace" performed by Three Folk Tenors.
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ® will be joined by  Timothy G. Roof , CFP ® and Connor Darrell , CFA from Valley National Financial Advisors to discuss the 2nd Quarter Market Review . Laurie,Tim, and Connor will take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810 or online at yourfinancialchoices.com .
Provocative, informative and newsworthy; Lehigh Valley Discourse brings you the people and the issues that move and shape our region. With rotating guest hosts, you’ll hear engaging conversation about many subjects affecting the Lehigh Valley. 
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
On the next  Galactic Travels , the month-long Special Focus on Vir Unis  continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Symbology" on AtmoWorks Records. You will also hear new music by Palancar.

The   latest show's playlist (July 4 - show #1161)  is available for your inspection.
5 pm - 7 pm
Swing Sunday
Hosts: Steve Aaronson, Rosalie Viscomi
It's the annual "Summer Cool" edition, with big band and vocals exhibiting a seasonal flavor -- balmy nights, libations, tropical dancing, and all stages of love. The annual paean to Rum and Coca Cola will be part of the scene.