@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Small Space Gardening Series with Lori Metz, 6 - 7 p.m. Feb. 12, 19, 26
"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22
Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28
"Downton Abbey" Discussion, 2 - 3 p.m. March 1
Laura Tsaggaris, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. March 12
Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Allentown Public Library, 6 p.m. April 5
Swing Into Spring with Mike McGrath, 7 p.m. April 9
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS
17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Eastern PA Spring Home Show, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Feb. 14; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Agri-Plex
ATMA Spring Thaw Train Meet, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 22; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Feb. 23; 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Feb. 24, Agri-Plex
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
The 2014 East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit, through Feb. 16, Crayola Learning Center
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery
Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries
The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery
Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Competition, 6 p.m. Feb. 13
@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
Remember When, 7 p.m. Feb. 15: Valentine's Dinner Dance
Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21
Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute
Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1: Pink Floyd tribute
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER
Members and friends of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie, gather Jan. 26 for the third annual chili cook-off.
In "The Royal Family," playwrights George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber take Shakespeare's dictums that "all the world's a stage. And men and women merely players" and "the play's the thing" and apply it to a thinly-veiled send-up of the first family of theater, the Barrymores.
Only, in "The Royal Family," through Feb. 16, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, the Barrymores are called the Cavendishes and Kaufman and Ferber take liberties with the subject material by minimizing their accomplishments and maximizing their foibles.
"Existence" exhibition: An opening reception for the exhibition, "Más allá de la existencia" ("Beyond The Existence"), will be held 5 - 10 p.m. Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, at surrealist artist Rigo Peralta's studio gallery, 1131 Linden St., Allentown. The exhibition is named for the painting, "Beyond The Existence," above. Peralta's studio gallery opened in October 2013. Peralta's former studio was at the Banana Factory, Bethlehem.
Nominations for the 86th Academy awards have been announced.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 86th Academy Awards for 2013 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 2, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles. The ceremony is televised live on the ABC television network.
"Her" is a brilliant, prescient and unsettling romantic comedy by director Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel; director, "Adaptation," 2002; "Being John Malkovich," 1999).
The "Her" of the film's title is an OS1 (as in "Operating System," the recorded voice within a phone, mobile device or computer).
"Her" takes place in Los Angeles of the not-too-distant future where Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) works as a Cyber Cyrano, composing hand-written love letters for folks at a loss for words to express their feelings to their significant others.
The world- renowned Angelique Kidjo has a vast musical career paralleled by her extraordinary humanitarian achievements and a passion for her homeland in Africa. She has a tireless advocacy for the women of Africa, traveling extensively for charitable projects. These include visits to Darfur and Kenya.
Kidjo, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, was named one of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World by The Guardian, a British newspaper. Time magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva." London's Daily Telegraph named her "The undisputed Queen of African Music."