Must-See February Events
17 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Month
From Valentine's Day happenings to hockey and more, February is packed with events in Lehigh Valley. Don’t be fooled - your fun doesn’t have to be put on hold until spring rolls back around!
PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History - Through April 30
Check out hundreds of priceless handbags on display at the Kemerer Museum. Spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, ranging in style from folk art to contemporary designer to embroidered -- Wood’s collection, which numbers into the thousands, is broken into sub collections of 150 to ~300 purses grouped by material, aesthetic elements, and use.
Sacred Cacao Ceremony - February 1
This empowering worship offers a unique view of cacao, which is used as a healing plant in many cultures and not as an indulgence of candy. This ceremony will explore some of cacao’s healing properties along with discussion and meditation.
$40 | 6:30–8 p.m. | Mama Flowers Botanical Apothecary | 2358 Sunshine Rd., Allentown | eventbrite.com
KISS: End of the Road World Tour - February 4
Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS are making their way to the Lehigh Valley in one of the last legs of a final tour. This iconic rock show includes some of the band’s greatest hits, including “Detroit Rock City” and “Shout It Out Loud.”
$69.50+ | 7:30 p.m. | PPL Center | 701 Hamilton St., Allentown | 484.273.4490 | pplcenter.com
Home Games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms - Feb. 7, 9, 14-15, 28-29
Cheer on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, as they take on opponents on the ice inside Allentown’s PPL Center. Phantoms games are family-friendly and offer plenty of entertainment off-ice as well.
ABBA Mania - February 7
The world’s number-one touring ABBA production, ABBA Mania celebrates the music of ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Super Trouper” and many more.
$29 | 7:30 p.m. | State Theatre | 453 Northampton St., Easton | 610.252.3132 | statetheatre.org
Historic Downtown Bethlehem Chocolate Trail - Feb. 8
Be prepared to be carried away by chocolate bliss! Purchase a passport for just $25. This is your ticket to sample different chocolate treats from the 15+ participating businesses along Main & Broad Streets.
Jakopa’s Punch - Feb. 8
Charles A. Brown Ice House
It’s a Mardi Gras dance party, and you’re all invited! Come on down to the Charles A. Brown Ice House in Bethlehem for original music and covers of old favorites, headlined by Touchstone house band Jakopa’s Punch, featuring some close musical friends and collaborators. This fundraiser features New Orleans-style lite fare, all-you-can-drink wine and beer, and an opportunity to support Touchstone’s work onstage and in the community.
$35–$40 | 7 p.m. | Charles A. Brown Ice House | 56 River St., Bethlehem | 610.867.1689 | touchstone.org
Easton Farmers’ Market Winter Market - Feb. 8 & 22
Behind the Easton Public Market
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from eating fresh and local all winter long! Easton Farmers’ Market hosts its Winter Market from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays, January-April. For the winter season, the Easton Farmers’ Market temporarily relocates to Church Street behind Easton Public Market, before it returns in May to its home in Centre Square.
RENT - Feb. 9
State Theatre Center for the Arts
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
$59–$65 | 3 & 8 p.m. | State Theatre | 453 Northampton St., Easton | 610.252.3132 | statetheatre.org
Beer Week - February 15–22
Beer Week is a time for locals to celebrate the craft beer scene and experience the best that the Valley has to offer. Many participating breweries will sample limited releases for the event and host meet and greets.
Various area locations | lehighvalleybeerweek.com
Make ‘n Take: Stained Glass Wine Bottle - February 16
Sip on some wine while decorating a rose-themed glass wine bottle. The bottles are predesigned; all attendees have to do is pick paint colors and have fun with it!
$39.99 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Easton Wine Project | 1247 Simon Blvd., Easton | 610.438.2533 | eventbrite.com
The Nerds - February 21
The Nerds have been redefining what it means to be a cover band for more than 20 years. They’ve been dubbed America’s Party Band Fun-omenon, and continue to live up to the reputation.
$10–$15 | Dinner: 6 p.m.; Show: 7:30 p.m. | ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks | 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem | 610.297.7100 | steelstacks.org
LU Philharmonic: 11th Annual Concerto Marathon - Feb. 21-22
Zoellner Arts Center
The annual concerto marathon features student soloists as well as full orchestra compositions. Repertoire includes: Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture; Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite. Eugene Albulescu, director.
Harlem Globetrotters - February 27
The Harlem Globetrotters are heading to the PPL Center to show off in their new “Pushing the Limits” world tour. The Globetrotters currently hold 21 world records and will attempt to break one at each game they add to their list.
$27.25+ | 7 p.m. | PPL Center | 701 Hamilton St., Allentown | 484.273.4490 | pplcenter.com
The Chris & Paul Show - February 29
Finalists on NBC’s Bring the Funny, Chris and Paul of The Chris & Paul Show have proven that they are a comedy act worth seeing. The duo is known to take predictable situations and shock audiences with their twists and signature surprise endings.
$26–$29 | Dinner: 6:30 p.m. | Show: 8 p.m. | ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks | 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem | 610.297.7100 | steelstacks.org
Emmaus Soup Crawl - Feb. 29
Emmaus has offered you a Troll Trail, Scarecrow Trail, and Cheers Trail, but now they are offering a trail for all ages throughout the entire Borough. The Soup Trail will take participants through Chestnut Street Strip Malls and around the Triangle to try soups in a variety of different businesses. Passports are $15 in advance or $20 day of the event.
Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival - Feb. 29
During this event, the ArtsQuest Cinema Committee will present one winner with the Best in Show Award and a $500 cash prize. The award will be determined by a jurying panel of committee members and regional film professionals. A celebration for filmmakers and cinephiles alike, the evening includes screenings of all the top submissions in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.