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8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Now you see him:Fresh off a television appearance on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on the CW Network, iIllusionist David Caserta returns to the State Theatre Center for the Arts with “Haunted Illusions,” 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Caserta performed one of his new illusions, “Cutting,” on the show that aired July 20. Caserta had many goals when he was learning magic at the age of 6. He was able to cross one of them off his list when he performed on “Penn & Teller.” After working relentlessly on something original for his annual show, “Haunted Illusions,” Caserta is excited to be the only magician in the United States to perform his illusion live on stage: cutting himself in half. “Haunted Illusions” features several original illusions. There is audience participation, including when someone from the audience will vanish into thin air. Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132

Hot in here:The Hot Club of Philadelphia is featured for October in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The group was founded in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. The acoustic ensemble plays “Gypsy Jazz,” pioneered by the Hot Club of France Quintet led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. The group includes bassists Jim Stager, Joshua Machiz and Dylan Taylor, second guitarist Dan Pearce, violinist Joseph Arnold and clarinetists Bob Butryn and Paul Butler. The group’s CDs include “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams” and “Gypsy Routes.” The group has performed at The Kimmel Center, The World Café, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; allentownsymphony.org; 610-432-6715

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Bank on it:Noted barn historian Greg Huber speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania,” 1 p.m. Oct. 21, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.“Iconic wooden and stone barns stand as mute evidence of our rural roots,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Huber’s presentation will examine almost 300 years of barn-building traditions, architecture, and barn decorations. Pennsylvania bank barns, with earthen ramps leading to second-floor storage, were born of European traditions with the design brought here by German and Swiss settlers. Huber has observed and recorded thousands of barns in the eastern United States and Canada, including more than 1,600 in Lehigh County. Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074