With temperatures in the 90s many people have been in search of air conditioning or aquatic activities, but if you’ve had enough of the pool or your own four walls, this weekend is chock full of activities.
The Pennsylvania Playhouse will host performances of "The Wedding Singer," a comedy based on the popular 1998 film of the same name. And at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare for Kids, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Hamlet and Pride & Prejudice will be performed.
On Sunday afternoon, the Science of True Love, a free seminar by author E. Grey Lorimer at Starfish Brasserie, will provide singles with tips on acquiring fulfillment and growth in true love.
And on Friday, the final concert in the QNB summer concert series--by jazz trio Fuzed--will be held at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.
Finally, two noteworthy performers will bring their unique vocal stylings to the Musikfest Café this weekend. On Friday, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (remember "Stay?") will serenade an audience with her sweet voice. And on Saturday, the reigning Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, will demonstrate why she wears that crown.
As a very hot July comes to a close, remember that the end of summer really isn't that far away. Stay cool this weekend and enjoy the rest of it--heat, haze and all.
BEST PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND
- FUZED, JAZZ TRIO: QNB SUMMER CONCERT SERIES (PROMENADE SHOPS AT SAUCON VALLEY)
WHERE/WHEN: Town Square, The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, 2845 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHY GO: This is your last chance to enjoy a free concert in the Town Square this summer!
COST: The tunes are free! Also check out dining deals at Cosi, Fuzziwig’s, Maggie Moo’s and Red Robin while you're at the lifestyle center.
- THE WEDDING SINGER (PENNSYLVANIA PLAYHOUSE)
WHERE/WHEN: Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
WHY GO: You loved the movie with Adam Sandler! Now see Dallas Young bring the character he made famous to life. This comedy set in the mid-1980s is about a washed up New Jersey wedding singer (Robbie Hart) whose life takes some strange turns after he's jilted at the altar. With laughs a minute and a bit of romance, it will be worth the trip down the aisle…of the Pennsylvania Playhouse, that is.
COST: Tickets: Adults $22, students $19 (18 and under or students with proper ID) and seniors $19 (65 and over). Call 610-865-6665 for ticket information.
- LISA LOEB/WANDA JACKSON (ARTSQUEST)
WHERE/WHEN: Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, Loeb on Friday, 7:30 p.m. – midnight, Jackson on Saturday 7:30 p.m.
WHY GO: If the background music to your life is the soundtrack from the movie “Reality Bites,” go see Lisa Loeb on Friday. If rockabilly is more your thing, Wanda Jackson will rock your world on Saturday.
COST: Tickets: $42 VIP Box, $32 Cabaret ($10 food and beverage minimum).
- SHAKESPEARE FOR KIDS AND MORE (PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL)
WHERE/WHEN: DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley
Shakespeare for Kids, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
The Two Noble Kinsmen, Friday, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Pride & Prejudice, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Hamlet, Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
WHY GO: Shakespeare for Kids is a great way to introduce children ages four to 10 to the bard. If you're planning on leaving the kids at home, the festival opens The Two Noble Kinsmen this weekend. Continuing for a second week will be Pride & Prejudice and Hamlet.
COST: Tickets: Shakespeare for Kids, Adults $15, Children (12 and under) $11; The Two Noble Kinsmen, $30-$32; Pride & Prejudice and Hamlet, Adults $45-$50, Seniors, $42-$47. Call 610-282-9455 for information on seating and availability.
- THE SCIENCE OF TRUE LOVE (STARFISH BRASSERIE)
WHERE/WHEN: Starfish Brasserie, 51 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, Sunday, 4:00 p.m.
WHY GO: This 30-minute seminar may just be enough to convince you that true love has nothing to do with luck or coincidence. Author E. Grey Lorimer is on a mission to help people breed true love in their lives.
COST: Can’t buy love? That's OK because this seminar is FREE!