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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PHOTO BY ROBERT WALCH in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

A roaring good exhibition: You only have a few more weeks to take in "Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection," through April 14, Scheller Gallery, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, 31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. The exhibition includes evening gowns, lingerie, bridal wear, sportswear, handbags, vanity cases, jewelry, footwear even flapper salt and pepper shakers (1920s, hand-painted porcelain, Japan), above. Approximately 150 items worn by flappers and their beaus to beaches, football games, tea dances, weddings, night clubs, and speakeasies are on display. The decade of the Roaring '20s brought styles and changes to the United States as represented in the exhibit. Area resident Laubner, author of "Fashions of the Roaring Twenties" and "Collectible Fashions of the Turbulent 1930s," has donated more than 2,000 items spanning more than 200 years from her private collection to the Allentown Art Museum. allentownartmuseum.org, 610-432-4333

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Tickling the ivories: "I Love A Piano," continuing through June 2, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown, features nearly 60 of Irving Berlin's top songs, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and the title song, sung by a cast of six, above, back, left to right, Brandon Wood, Casey Wood and Lauren Eitzenberger and, front, left to right, Ned Donovan, Gwen Swanson Vigorito and Brian M. Vigorito. The revue chronicles the spirit of the American Century from World War I through the Roaring '20s and the Great Depression through to the 1950s. Performances are: 12:30 p.m., dinner; 2 p.m., show Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays; and 6:30 p.m., dinner; 8 p.m. show, Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets: pinesdinnertheatre.com, 610-433-2333

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Never done: "Women's Work: An Art Exhibition," continues through April 21, Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery, Suite 203, 542 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Six artists are featured: Janet Barna, mixed-media assemblages; Alison Bessesdotter, contemporary quilts and wearable art; Eileen Cressman-Reeder, polymer clay sculpture; Marilyn Hazelton, photography with poetry; Maryann Riker, mixed-media artist books and collage; and Susan Weaver, jewelry. In connection with the exhibition and theme, there's Allentown Public Theatre's two-woman sketch comedy, "Parallel Lives," continuing 8 p.m. March 28 - 30, April 4 - 6 and 2 p.m. April 7; an open mike night of readings, comedy and music, 7 - 9 p.m. April 11; "The Vagina Monologues," 4, 7 p.m. April 20; 4 p.m. April 21; and "A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and A Prayer," 7 p.m. April 19. Information: antoniosalemme.org, 610-433-4150

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