Jingle Babes rock: The Jingle Babes, above, "Deck the Halls with Songs and Folly," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The Jingle Babes is the holiday edition of The Four Bitchin' Babes, which has been dazzling audiences on stage for more than 20 years, including nine recordings and a concert DVD. The Babes (Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deirdre Flint, Marcy Marxer), who accompanying themselves on guitar, mandolin, ukulele, bass, piano and the Irish Bodhran, sing and perform an evening of carols and comedy in four-part harmony.
Downtown addys: Historic addresses abound, including two National Historic Landmarks (1741 Gemeinhaus, Bethlehem Waterworks), in "Christmas City, USA." Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites holiday tours begin Nov. 29.
They're going their way: Byrds founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roger McGuinn, above, and five-time Grammy Award winner Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives take the stage, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Get ready to hear Byrd's classics ("Mr. Tambourine Man," "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and "Turn, Turn, Turn") as well as personal favorites from Stuart and McGuinn.
Jazzing it up: Stage, television and movie actress Lynnie Godfrey, above, steps into the "Jazz Upstairs" spotlight, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Her performance will feature music and lyrics from the Great American Songbook, including hits written by Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Her Broadway shows include "Eubie!" She's had roles on the TV shows "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law." She was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski." Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610-432-6715
Something "Wild": "Jungle Jack" Hanna brings his Emmy-Award winning "Into the Wild" show to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Hanna, recognized as America's favorite zookeeper, has made countless guest television appearances since he was first on "Good Morning America" in 1983. In the 30 years since, Hanna has put his infectious energy into two nationally-syndicated television shows and numerous live shows around the United States.
State's 87th season: Wanda Sykes, above, kicks off the 87th season of the State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton, at 8 p.m. Sept. 21. Sykes has appeared on the Comedy Central show, "Wanda Does It," where she tried various non-show business jobs; an HBO stand-up special, "I'm A Be Me," in 2009; her first HBO comedy special, "Sick & Tired," nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy; "The Wanda Sykes Show," on Fox, and as Barb on "The New Adventures of Old Christine," on CBS.
Fair game: The 161st annual Great Allentown Fair continues through Sept. 2, Labor Day, with rides, games, food, exhibits by farmers, gardeners and homemakers and Fairgrounds Grandstand shows. Shows on the headliner stage continue with Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28; Zac Brown Band, above, 7 p.m. Aug. 29; Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia Line, 7 p.m. Aug. 30; Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, and Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1. The Zac Brown Band is featuring "Uncaged," its fifth album that received a Grammy award for Best Country Album in February.
On top of Hawk Mountain: See a live Bald Eagle during a free program by Carbon County Environmental Center educator Franklin Klock for "Bald Eagle Migration Day," 2 - 3 p.m. Aug. 24, Outdoor Amphitheater, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton. While there, check out the Irma Broun-Kahn Building, above. The expanded visitors' center was dedicated July 13. The annual Autumn Hawkwatch, which began Aug. 15, continues 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Dec. 15. Hike to the North Lookout for sightings of Bald Eagles, kestrels and Ospreys.
"Crazy" for choreography: "Crazy for You" choreographer Karen Dearborn, above left, with, left to right, Patrick McTamany, Chelsea Montgomery-Duban, Ryan Skerchak, Tommy McCarthy and Joe Marx inspires the dancers at the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre. The 1992 Tony Award winner for best musical and choreography continues through June 30, Dorothy Hess Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
They try: the David Murray Quartet featuring Macy Gray, above, performs 7:30 p.m. June 18, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, Steel Stacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. From the moment he first visited New York as a 20-year-old student in 1975, Murray has careened forward in a cool, collected, rocket-fueled streak. Over the past 35 years, he released more than 150 albums under his own name.