Q. I have a four-year-old grandson, who is a very sweet child. However, when angry he kicks, slaps and pinches his parents. His parents are calm, spend time with him and do not hit him. He doesn’t act like this with his grandparents. Any suggestions?
“My first response,” panelist Denise Continenza said, “relates to the idea of temperament: How children respond emotionally and behaviorally to the world.
“Some children have high-intensity emotions, so when they get frustrated and don’t get what they want, their emotions are so strong they take over,” said Continenza.
Chaise Lounge returns for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for a free buffet, included with the ticket price admission. A cash bar is available.
The Washington, D.C.-based group presents an upbeat blend of standards and originals with an early 1960s’ jazz vibe.
Charlie Barnett, piano, accordion and guitar, also writes and-or arranges most of the group’s tunes.
A “Third Thursday” opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 for the “Faculty & Staff Exhibition,” which continues through Sept. 11, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Allentown.
Instructor Dana Van Horn has several works in the exhibit, including a watercolor of two seagulls, a small oil of a white pig in mud, and a large oil portrait of his adult son.
The Allentown Band is on board to perform a live soundtrack for the 1926 Buster Keaton silent film, “The General,” to be shown on the big screen, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
“I’m using Civil War music whenever I can,” says Allentown Band Conductor Ron Demkee, “but also the kind of background music that fits the action onscreen. There are obvious chase scenes.”
Relaxing jazz: Chaise Lounge eases back into Miller Symhony Hall, Allentown, for the “Jazz Upstairs Series,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Charlie Barnett, Marilyn Older, Tommy Barrick, Gary Gregg, Joe Jackson and Pete Ostle perform music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and found its way onto a contemporary CD. The five Washington, D.C. area jazz musicians play arrangements of standards and original tunes, featuring the vocals of Marilyn Older. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; millersymphonyhall.org; 610-432-6715
The 36th annual Musikifest continues through Aug. 11 in Bethlehem’s Historic District on the city’s northside and SteelStacks on the city’s southside.
There is music at 16 of Musikfest’s 18 venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during the 10-day event.
Also, there are 40-plus food vendors, 45 artisans, street performers and art attractions.
Musikfest hours are noon-11 p.m. through Aug. 11.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, August 7: Honey mustard chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roll, fresh apple slices.
Thursday, August 8: Boneless pork ribs, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, vanilla pudding.
Friday, August 9: Turkey cacciatore, broccoli, whole wheat penne, fresh fruit salad.
Monday, August 12: Cheeseburger, potato salad, vegetable soup, mixed berries.
Tuesday, August 13: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.
You pretty much know what you’re going to get with a film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
There’s going to be knucklehead characters just on this side, or that side, of the law.
There’s going to be pop culture-infused quippy dialogue and visuals.
And there’s going to be an explosion, or explosions, of violence.
You get all this and more in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood.”