The popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, The B-Street Band, will perform at Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House, Saturday, December 27th, featuring original E-Street Band drummer, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez.
Shawnee Playhouse presents a one-night only showing of The Messiah on Monday, December 22nd at 8:00pm.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold dog adoption days from 11 - 2 on Sunday, December 21 at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know. Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with references and a home visit prior to adoption.
Aztec Two-Step shows are mini-holidays, one-night vacations from the grind and the gristle. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman unwrap gifts they’ve been creating together for over 40 years. Fluid, flashy acoustic guitars. Branching, brotherly vocals. Topical, timeless songs about life’s serpentine highways. Sly, spry celebrations of the bond between veteran performers and well-seasoned listeners.
This holiday vibe will be spiked on Saturday, December 20 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House when Aztec Two-Step performs Two-Step classics, songs by the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel, and Christmas favorites.
There was no way that the teen-aged Butchy Sochorow would miss the final concert of his first tour with the GratefulDead, his favorite musical tribe. It was one of many examples of Deadication for Sochorow, who attended more than 200 shows by the Grateful Dead from 1984 to 1995, the year the band disbanded after Garcia died.
Sochorow and his Splintered Sunlight mates will perform Friday, December 19 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, where 15 months ago they recreated a Dead Halloween gig from 1980, which is preserved in a free download on the Opera House website.
40 STORY RADO TOWER musical guest: THE GRAND SLAMBOVIANS on Thursday, December 18
40 Story Radio Tower is a Prairie Home Companion-like exploration of the spoken word in plays, comedies, poetry and music.
Now to December 23: Coolbaugh Township Volunteer Fire Company c, Tobyhanna. Offering #1 Douglas Fir #1 Frazier Fir and #1 Colorado Blues with proceeds benefitting the fire company. Fridays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Mondays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays through Sundays, Now through December 23: Franklin Lions Festival of Lights Returns in Lehighton, www.FranklinTwpLions.com. A virtual “Christmas City” awaits as Phifer Ice Dam Park overflows with thousands of twinkling lights ready to immerse you in the holiday spirit! Admission is $5 for adults with kids ages 4 to 12 $2. Don’t forget to bundle up as this is an outdoor tour!
Fridays and Saturdays, Now through December 20: The Inn at Pocono Manor Magical Fireside Christmas, Pocono Manor, (800) 233-8150 ext 7601, www.poconomanor.com. Awaken you senses with the popular holiday time featuring, horse and wagon rides, craft and ornament making, face painting, cookie decorating and so much more including the chance for little ones to take time to tell Santa their list! Cost is $5 per person.
Saturdays and Sundays, Now through December 21: Santa’s Winterfest at Country Junction, Lehighton, (610) 377-5050, www.countryjunction.com. Making the “Most Wonderful Memories” there’ll be opportunities for pictures with Santa for all-literally! With pets welcome as well! Dress up your little princesses to come see costumed characters Elsa & Anna!