Last chance to hear the wonderful harmonies of Peregrine before one of their group flies away again to her job overseas. Don’t miss this year’s final performance in the Valley, Friday night, August 29, 2014, at Java Good Day Cafe, Main Street, East Greenville, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. No cover charge, but you’ll find it hard to resist trying the homemade soups, desserts, smoothies, lattes, and steamers available at Java.
Last chance before summer ends to hear big band sounds at the New Goshenhoppen Park, 3rd Street, East Greenville, Saturday evening, August 30, 2014. The Allentown Band takes over the Bandstand from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Students from Grace Notes Piano Studio will grace the audience with a “pre-show performance” from 3:30 – 4 p.m.. The concerts are free. Refreshments including hamburgers, soda, and ice cream, will be for sale at the Park from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. There are seats near the bandstand, but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit under the trees or on the grass.
And last chance to see the art for free at the Allentown Art Museum. Admission has been free all summer, and will continue to be until September 7, 2014. This is also the last chance to see Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums now through September 7, 2014. This is the exhibit’s only appearance on the East Coast. Destinations in Painting: The Kasten Collection will stay on exhibit until September 14, 2014.
The paintings in the exhibition Destinations in Paintings: Kasten Collection depict scenes from artists’ travels. Viewing them is like being transported to another time—from the 1860s through the 1920s—and to other places including Europe and Asia. During the second half of the nineteenth century, new modes of transportation (trains and luxury ships) made it possible for middle-class artists to study, live, and travel abroad.
The Allentown Art Museum, 31 North 5th Street, Allentown, is open Wed – Sat, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.