@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Cowboy Junkies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Musikfest Café
Two-Cent Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Blue Jean, 8 p.m. March 1, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Blood, Sweat & Tears, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Musikfest Café
The Steel Wheels, 7:30 p.m. March 6, Musikfest Café
The Irish Comedy Tour, 7:30 p.m. March 7, Musikfest Café
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10
Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1: Pink Floyd tribute
Jessie's Girl, Voyage, 8 p.m. March 7: 1980s music tribute
Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9
Don Williams, 8 p.m. March 21
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, 8 p.m. March 22
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. April 15, 22
Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25
Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1, 8
Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29
Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-433-4150
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Her," 7:15 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27
"American Hustle," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 6, 10:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 5, 7:45 p.m. March 1; 1:45, 4:45 p.m. March 2; 4:45 p.m. March 3; 7:30 p.m. March 4; 7:15 p.m. March 5; 1:45, 4:45 p.m. March 6
"Gloria," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:15, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 27; 1, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2:45, 5:30 p.m. March 1; 11:30 a.m. March 2; 4:45 p.m. March 4, 5; 2:30 p.m. March 6
WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is celebrating the 14th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, the "Heart of the Valley" antiques show, March 1, 2, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem.
There will be 25 dealers selling their wares, including early Americana and Victorian, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. March 1 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 2.
It's like spending a weekend antiquing without having to get in your car and drive all over the countryside.
The Ice House space is part of the pleasure of the event.
The Canadian band, The Cowboy Junkies, emerged from the Toronto music scene with a blend of country, blues, folk and rock. The band, in which three of the four members are siblings, formed in 1985.
Their melodic cover of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" was used in the 1994 film, "Natural Born Killers," and was the group's highest-charting single in the United States, reaching No. 5 on the modern rock chart. The group is now on a tour of the northeast United States.
Following its critically-acclaimed production of "August: Osage County," Civic Theatre presents another Lehigh Valley premiere, that of "Other Desert Cities."
"One of my things was, if you liked the Westons, you'll love the Wyeths," says William Sanders, Civic Artistic Director who's directing "Other Desert Cities."
The Wyeths is the family at the center of "Other Desert Cities." The Westons is the family at the center of "August: Osage County."
It's not nearly as surprising as who will receive an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, as who has not received a competitive Oscar.
The list, to name a few, includes Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Peter O'Toole.
That said, the year 2013 is memorable for brilliant directing, brave acting and superb productions. It was a year for the ascendancy of African-American directors and actors, as well as for fact-based stories.
This year, there could even be a WeightWatchers honor in the first category:
The family opera, "Young Meister Bach," a comical and educational tale about composer Johann Sebastian Bach's early years, has its world premiere, 3 p.m. March 1, Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.
The music of Bach has a long history in the Lehigh Valley. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, which is producing "Young Meister Bach," was established in 1898 and continues to be a beloved part of the Lehigh Valley music landscape.
"We are five guys, five musicians, not a look-a-like band. We honor the great records of the Beatles and bring our passion for their music to the stage."
Those are the words of Will Lee, bassist for the Fab Faux, a popular Beatles tribute band performing at 8 p.m. March 1, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
The Fab Faux has a devoted following in the Lehigh Valley and has returned to the State many times. "We have a huge variety of people in our audience," says Lee. "All ages come. Grandparents bring grandchildren."