Must-See April Events
9 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Month
From Spring on the Southside to a homebrewers' beer fest and Mariah Carey live, there's plenty to choose from this April.
One Night of Queen - April 4
Gary Mullen and The Works have been performing Queen to sold-out audiences since 2002, recreating the look, style and vocals of the beloved band. Enjoy a spectacular night that will most certainly rock you.
$39–$45 | 7:30 p.m. | State Theatre Center for the Arts | 453 Northampton St., Easton | 610.252.3132 | statetheatre.org
Lotus Land: Tribute to RUSH - April 5
Lotus Land, the American RUSH tribute band, is coming to the Musikfest Café. Lotus Land has been heralded as the ultimate celebration of RUSH’s musical craftsmanship. Doors open and dinner starts at 6 p.m.
$20–$25 | 7:30 p.m. | Musikfest Café | ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks | 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem | 610.297.7100 | steelstacks.org
Spring Awakening - April 5–13
The 2007 Tony Award-winning Best Musical is coming to the Zoellner Arts Center. With a hard-driving alternative rock score, this musical depicts the journey from adolescence into adulthood.
$12 | Times vary | Zoellner Arts Center | 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem | 610.758.2787 | zoellner.cas2.lehigh.edu
Mariah Carey: Caution World Tour - April 6
Caution! Grab your girlfriends, because you’re in for a good night. Five-time Grammy Award-winner Mariah Carey takes the stage in her Caution World Tour at the Sands Event Center.
$97.50–$158 | 8 p.m. | Sands Bethlehem Event Center | 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem | 610.297.7414 | sandseventcenter.com
Dance Emerge - April 11–14
This show demonstrates original work by Muhlenberg College student choreographers who spent the whole semester crafting their pieces. The themes include culture, society and life. There are multiple dates for guests to come out and support local artists.
Adults: $15, Youth: $8 | Times vary | Studio Theatre Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance | 2400 W. Chew St., Allentown | 484.664.3333 | muhlenberg.edu
Easter Shopping Craft & Vendor Show - April 13
The Easter Bunny is comin’ to town. Head to the South Mall to shop local crafts and get the kids’ pictures taken with everyone’s favorite bunny. Free crafts will be available for children.
Free | 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | South Mall | 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown | 610.791.0606 | shopsouthmall.com
Nick Di Paolo - April 26
Emmy-nominated and brutally honest comedian Nick Di Paolo will perform at Fowler Blast Furnace Room at ArtsQuest for one night only. With previous performances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan O’Brien, attendees are in for some laughs.
Online: $25; Door: $30 | 8 p.m. | Fowler Blast Furnace Room | ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks | 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem | 610.297.7100 | steelstacks.org
Spring on the SouthSide - April 27
Spring on the SouthSide
Say goodbye to Old Man Winter and welcome spring with the SouthSide Community Festival & Chili Cook-Off. At this chili challenge like no other, more than 20 competing recipes will fight for the coveted title. At the festival, families can enjoy art demonstrations and crafts, live music and a beer garden. (Don’t forget to bring your Musikfest mug for a special refill!)
11 a.m.–7 p.m. | SouthSide Arts District | 610.419.9180 | southsideartsdistrict.com
Kutztown University Campus Walk - April 28
Get outside and walk for a cause. Now in its fourth year, the Out of the Darkness Walk at Kutztown University supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration begins at 4 p.m.
4–7 p.m. | Kutztown University | 484.651.4162 | kutztown.edu