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laini’s list of 9 things to do

Think there’s nothing to do? Think again. Here’s 9 things which should give you some options.

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1. ACE Studio Tour

Arts Community of Easton 12th Annual Arts Tour

12 – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, Easton

Visit the Studios and Galleries of Easton’s art scene. You can pick up a map of the tour at Connexions Gallery, 213 Northampton Street. See the facebook event page for more info.

2. Allentown Environmental Advisory Council’s 1st Annual Sustain-A-Ball

Saturday, April 10, 6 to 9 pm at Allentown Brew Works, Allentown

The Sustain-a-Ball is both a fundraiser and a celebration of past and present Lehigh Valley initiatives to protect and sustain Allentown’s natural resources. The evening will feature live music, dancing and the Brew Work’s wonderful hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Attire is dressy casual to fun

3. Go to HomeBase & vote for the Skateplaza

14 W. 4th St., Bethlehem

You don’t NEED to go there to vote, but why not take a nice trip over and say hi to Andy Po and find out more about this project. You can vote there, and if you don’t think you can vote on your own every day in April, just give him your email and he can make sure your vote gets in. To vote right now, visit the Pepsi Refresh site. To learn more about the Skateplaza, see the feature in laini’s little pocket guide to Bethlehem.

4. Mercantile Home “Outside In” Opening Reception

Saturday, April 10, 4 to 7 pm
526 Northampton Street, Easton

For more information about this event, see yesterday’s littlepocketguide post by Carrie Havranek.

5. Trouble City All Stars at the Funhouse

5 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

3 words… Reggae is HOT. Saturday, April 10 starting at 10 pm at the Funhouse. For more information about the Funhouse, see the little Culture Guide in laini’s little pocket guide to Bethlehem or check out the Take a Walk on the South Side feature by Jason Hedrington.

6. Drum Circle –  Drum w/ Rusted Root Drummer Jim Donovan

Saturday April 10th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, 930 North 4th St., First Floor (Silkwerks building) Allentown, PA

Join us for a Day of Drumming with Jim Donovan (Rusted Root) At the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley. No experience or rhythm needed. For more information, see the facebook event page.

7. Sale at Barn Star Home

140 C Northampton Street in the Grand Eastonian, Easton

Visit one of the Valley’s most beautiful stores for this GREAT spring sale. Saint jewelry is 25% off. Hobo handbags and wallets are 50% off. Sofas and arm chairs on the floor are 40% off. Lots of clothes for 50% off. For more information, visit

8. Visit a Brand New Shop – Seasons

504 Main St., Bethlehem

Stop by and see the first shop of its type in the Valley… a veritable taproom of Oil & Vinegar! To read more about Seasons, see yesterday’s littlepocketguide post by Jaime Karpovich.

9. Lehigh Valley Blues Network Sunday Night Jam

Salisbury Fire Company, 1226 Marlow Street Allentown, PA 18103 | 610-797-9921 | 6:30pm

Lehigh Valley Blues Network presents this Sunday night Jam… what better way to end the weekend! For more information, visit the facebook event page.

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This is my first list. This list will appear every weekend… maybe published Friday, maybe Saturday… I haven’t decided yet. I’m trying to include a variety of events throughout the Valley. If you have an event for next week, please email it to me by Wednesday night. email is


This is awesome! I have heard, so many times, that there isn’t much to do around here. It couldnt be farther from the truth. Thank you for showing us Laini!


Thanks, Lauren! Yup… plenty to do. And it seems like there’s just more and more all the time. My problem is not being able to do all the things I’d like to… can’t be in more than one place at a time!


great idea! go laini! happy belated b-day as well….


Thank you, Tim… for the birthday wishes, as well.


Great idea Laini! Just got our second Little Pocket Guide to Bethlehem – this ones to send to friends in Texas (ex-Bethlehemites) Enjoy the Funhouse – I love that bar!


Awww, thanks, Andy! I love to hear when pocket guides make their way to faraway lands! I hope they like them.


I love this! What an excellent thing to look forward to every week. The weekends just got better.


Nice site and solid photography!

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