It’s not too late to make plans for the last weekend in July

Lazy summer days often lead to last minute plans for summer nights. You won’t need tickets to hear good live music on Friday night, July 25th. Jessi Ross and friends are playing at Java Good Day Cafe between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – drop by anytime. If you want to hear more music after that, or are having a late dinner and can’t get out until later, drive over to VIP Taproom at 841 Broadway, Fountain Hill (Bethlehem) to hear Upper Perk local (and another MMUP musician) Tom Cooney play a full hour at Phil Stahl’s open mic night beginning at 9 p.m. ; Tom plays a mix of original, rock, blues, jazz, and folk.

For something completely different, but requiring quite a lot of creativity, check out the annual Zucchini 500 at the Easton Farmers Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The race, pitting racers who’ve carved cars out of zucchini, is open to all ages. Yes, there are prizes.30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 

 $7 to race (includes your choice of zucchini, wheels and axles and access to craft supplies and the expert assistance of our pit crew). Car building begins at 9:00 am; race time: 11:00 am.Race categories: Sportscar, Midsize and Monster Truck. All cars must be carved on site. Wheels must be attached directly to zucchini, NO chassis permitted. Prizes awarded for fastest car in each category, PLUS 2 prizes for most creative car designs.

And speaking of something completely different, this is the final weekend to see Monty Python’s Spamalot at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater. Final performance is 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, July 27th. Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater, Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA. Order tickets online or call 484-664-3333.

 

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