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Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Sweet 16 film fest: The 16th annual SouthSide Film Festival begins at 6:30 p.m. June 11 with the “Opening Night Party and Screening” sponsored by PBS39. The party is at WLVT PBS 39 Studios, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. The feature film, “The Weight of Water,” is at 8 p.m. June 11, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem. The “Late Night Movie” is the feature, “DeadTechtives,” 11 p.m. June 14, Touchstone Theatre. 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. The “Closing Night Screening” is the feature, “Gay Chorus Deep South,” 7:20 p.m. June 15, Charter Arts School. The “Closing Night Party” is at 9 p.m. June 15, Color Me Mine, 25 E. Third St., Bethlehem. The third SSFF venue is the National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E. Second St., Bethlehem. Festival headquarters is Deja Brew, 101 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Single tickets, film block tickets, event tickets, and all-access passes available: Deja Brew, festival venues, and: southsidefilmfestival.com/festival/film-schedule/

To “The Heights” at NCC: The third season of Northampton Community College Summer Theatre opens June 5 with “In The Heights,” through June 16, Lipkin Theatre, Green Pond Campus. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. NCC Summer Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Mutimer directs the Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes. Lucille Kincaid is music director. Cristina Williams is choreographer. Brett Oliviera is scenic and lighting designer. The NCC Hispanic Caucus offers a pre-show “block party” in the lobby with DJ Sonny Rivera; food (empanadas, piraguas) and information tables. Tickets: Kopecek Hall lobby, Northampton Community College, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; ncctix.org; 484-484-3412

“Fresh” Touchstone: Original works-in-progress by Alyssa Lou Ann Allen, right, Touchstone Theatre’s 2018-19 apprentice, are featured in the annual “Fresh Voices” showcase of original works, 8 p.m. June 7, 8, at the southside Bethlehem venue. “Fresh Voices is a seasonal mainstay that we always look forward to,” says Emma Ackerman, Touchstone Ensemble Member and apprentice coordinator. “Seph and the Butterfly King” is a chapter from an original story that Allen has been brainstorming as a children’s book or a comic for several years, using peculiar puppets, quirky costumes and colorful set pieces. “I wanted to write the hero’s journey about a brave girl who faces criticism and danger, and returns with self-knowledge and magic,” says Allen, of Easton. Tickets: Pay-What-You-Will at the door, with a suggested amount; touchstone.org; 610-867-1689