Starting tonight – weekend highlights

Irish music is in the air and in our area this weekend, starting tonight.

Charlie Zahm returns for the 4th annual Celtic Night on Friday, April 22, 2016.Tickets will be available at the door tonight, which opens at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. Celtic concert at the Pottstown Public Library, 500 E. High Street. Proceeds benefit the Pottstown Regional Public Library. Light refreshments are included in the $20 ticket price. Refreshments are provided by Manatawny Still Works.

Charlie Zahm is one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast and the Pottstown Regional Public Library is lucky to be hosting this amazing performer for one night of music. His knowledge of Irish and Scottish stories and deft guitar skills will entertain everyone.
With his baritone voice, Charlie Zahm has performed on television and has been one of a few in the world invited to sing with the “Black Watch” of Scotland.

Burning Bridget Cleary  takes the stage in Barto on Saturday evening, April 23, 2016 at Landhaven B & B, 1194 Huff’s Church Road, Barto, PA. Doors open at 7:15 and the show starts at 8 p.m. All concerts at Landhaven are BYOB, but Concert Cuisine in a Box meals may be requested if ordered before noon on Friday (610.845.3257).

Celebrate spring and this beautiful weather by dropping by the Southside Arts Festival and Spring on SouthSide in Bethlehem on Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Consider starting at the Banana Factory, 25 W. 3rd Street, Bethlehem where you can see, and in some cases create some art yourself, graffiti art and tagging, glass-blowing, mosaic tiling, sidewalk chalk art, and more.

An interactive arts experience, the SouthSide Arts Festival is packed with dynamic activities for every artist in the family. With yarn bombers to transform ordinary backdrops into works of fabric art, chalk artists to inspire driveway masterpieces, and a host of demonstrations and workshops, the festival is five straight hours filled with artistic inspiration.

Walk down 3rd Street and check out the South Side Chili Festival, hear the music on stage at Godfrey Daniels at 7 E. 4th Street from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (folk, alternative rock, rock, and blues; performers include Dave Fry, Mike Duck of Not for Coltrane and Jack Murray & The Blue Tarp Wranglers). The guitar duo AcoustiKatz will play from noon to 2 outside of the Asian Bistro at 24 E. 3rd Street. Additional free entertainment, science experiments for kids, crafts, and more will be happening on 3rd Street at the NCC Fowler Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Students at Liberty High School, 1115 Linden Street, Bethlehem, are performing the musical Pippin on  Friday and Saturday night, April 22 and 23, 2016. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. For tickets call 610-865-0615 or email

Notre Dame High School students are also on stage this weekend, performing the musical She Loves Me. Their Friday and Saturday night performances this weekend begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 610-252-1068 or email

And if you are interested in seeing next weekend’s high school performance of the musical The Producers at Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving Street, Allentown, tickets for the show can be purchased by calling 610-349-5269 or emailing Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, shows start at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s matinee on April 30th begins at 2 p.m.


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