"8th Annual Young Playwright's Festival and Gala" 7 p.m. May 18, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. touchstone.org, 484-767-2456
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 12:30 p.m. May 2; Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192
"Chicago," 8 p.m. May 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 p.m. May 4, 5. Act 1, DeSales University...
"Chicago" is as brash a musical as can be expected to be set in America's second-city, where crime, scandals and front-page newspaper headlines are second to none.
The musical, directed stunningly with that brash spirit by Dennis Razze, chair of theater, DeSales University, and Associate Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, continues 8 p.m. May 1 - 4 and 2 p.m. May 4 and 5 on the main stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley....
Dedication of the George Taylor House Monument, presented by Lehigh County in celebration of its 200th anniversary, is 1 - 4 p.m. May 5, opening day, George Taylor House 35 S. Front St., Catasauqua.
Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 Honor Guard salute;
Sheckler Elementary School Band performance, 2 p.m.;
George Taylor House guided tours 2 - 4 p.m.;
May Day Maypole dances and crafts for children, 3 p.m.;
Springtime arts and crafts...
Muslims and Christians United holds a potluck supper and program, 6:30 p.m. May 2, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.
A panel of Muslims and Christians from Wesley Church, Moravian Academy and Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley will moderate the program. Information: muslimschristiansunited.org
Gregory Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater, 1, 4 p.m. May 5, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. Donate pet food to benefit the Sanctuary at Haafsville and receive a free child-price ticket to the show. Animals available for adoption at the Sanctuary will be on display in the State Theatre's Brown-Daub Gallery. Ticket information: 610-252-3132
Dana Carvey, 8 p.m. May 2, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The Emmy- award winning comedian is best known for his "Saturday Night Live" characters, including the Church Lady; Hans, of the Hans and Franz body-building duo; and Garth, Wayne Campbell's (Mike Myers) "Excellent Co-Host" in the sketch "Wayne's World." Ticket information: 610-252-3132
The Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater presents "StarBright," 8:30 p.m. April 27, Joseph S. Daddona Lake & Terrace, St. Elmo and Union streets, Allentown.
The 75-minute free performance includes more than one dozen performers who will take the stage featuring fire tools such as poi (ball-shaped wicks attached to chains), staffs, hula-hoops, fans and a few new creations.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to "Friends of the Allentown Parks," a non-profit...
A reception for "2013 Senior Thesis Exhibition," opening May 1 and continuing through May 19, is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400, Chew St., Allentown.
The exhibition includes paintings, digital photography, print-making, sculpture and drawings by Muhlenberg College art majors Nina Marie Corona, Tori Kline, Mancy R. Maxwell, Jesse Nusbaum, Amy Elizabeth Osika and Lowell Wynn.
The students' work is the culmination of meeting...
The Moravian College Choir presents "Celebration of the Sacred and Profane," under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.
The concert includes Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," and Barber's "Reincarnations."
Ticket information: 610-861-1650
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers ride into the State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7:30 p.m. April 28. Martin's banjo and bluegrass music received a 2009 Bluegrass Album Grammy for his solo, "The Crow." His second bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, "Rare Bird Alert," has 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of "King Tut." The Steep Canyon Rangers, from Asheville, N.C, received the 2013 Bluegrass Album for "...