David Lubar of Lower Nazareth Township speaks about and signs copies of his latest young adult novel, “Character, Driven,” at 5 p.m. March 5, Emmaus Public Library, 11 E Main St., Emmaus.
Lubar, a Morristown, N.J., native who received a degree in philosophy from Rutgers University, began writing for Creative Computing magazine in 1980. He took a job designing and programming video games in 1982 for the Atari 2600, Apple II, Atari 8-bit family and later Nintendo Gameboy (he programmed “Super Breakout” and “Frogger” and designed “Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge”).
“Once Upon An Orchestra: Musical Fairy Tales” is this year’s annual Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Family Concert,” 2 p.m. Feb 20, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The concert brings together fairy tales and stories told through orchestra performance.
The Allentown Symphony Orchestra has prepared a program of orchestral classics, with the goal of introducing children to classical music. Those age 21 and younger are free thanks to a grant from The Century Fund.
The Hit Men concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, is postponed until 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, because of the snowstorm.
The Hit Men are composed of former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, including drummer Gerry Polci, who sang on The Four Seasons’ hit, “Oh What a Night,” and keyboard player Lee Shapiro.
3 Doors Down, a multi-platinum American rock bank from Mississippi, performs at Musikfest, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Sands Steel Stage, PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
Collective Soul performs at 7 p.m. Eighteenth Hour performs at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
3 Doors Down is: Brad Arnold, lead singer; Chris Henderson, guitar; Chet Roberts, guitar; Justin Biltonen, bass, and Greg Upchurch, drums.
Collective Soul is an American rock band formed in the 1990s in the small town of Stockbridge, Ga. The band performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Also on the bill is 3 Doors Down.
Collective Soul consists of Ed Roland, principal songwriter and front man on keyboard, guitar; Jesse Triplett, lead guitar; Dean Roland, rhythm guitar; Will Turpin, bass, and Johnny Rabb, drums.
Guster, an American alternative rock band, performs at 8 p.m. July 17, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
The band, formed at Tufts University in 1992, is known for its live performances and humorous onstage presence. The group includes Brian Rosenworcel, Ryan Miler, Adam Gardner and Luke Reynolds.
"We have a good time and don't take ourselves too seriously," says Brian Rosenworcel in a phone interview.
Artists Tom and Ellen Flynn of Fountain Hill have created a space where artists of all skill levels can hone their craft. The Art Establishment is at 945 Broadway, Fountain Hill.
"We understood the need for a space for people to go to create art. Something was missing in this not being offered. All skill levels should be able to experience art," said Ellen Flynn.
The concentration is on four genres of art.
Author Eileen Flanagan will read from and signs copies of her book, "Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope," 2 p.m. June 20, Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, 2845 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley.
"Renewable" has been described as an inspiring book about the challenging quest for change within society and ourselves and how people, as small and insignificant as they may think they are, really can make a difference.
The David Bromberg Quintet returns to the Lehigh Valley for a concert at 7:30 p.m. June 14, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. He has performed there previously, including in 2013
Joining him on stage will be Bob Taylor, bass; Mark Cosgrove, guitar and mandolin, Nate Grower, fiddle, and Josh Kanusky, drums.
In concert, Bromberg hopes to transport the audience to a different level of musical experience.
"I want to take them out of where they are and put them somewhere else," says Bromberg in a phone interview.
Grammy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band present "Beyond The Bog Road," celebrating the history of Irish immigrants in America through music, story, dance and film as part of the "Wine Down Series," 7 p.m. April 16, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar available.
The Allentown show incorporates 17 hours of high-definition scenes of Ireland and portrays immigrants and their work. Joining her on stage will be Irish dancers from the O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance.