Patch has you covered on the weekends. We'll highlight some things you can do in the area this weekend, so stay tuned every Friday for your weekend essentials!
1. Friday, 8 p.m. - at .
The Raven Hill band plays hard driving, straight-up bluegrass music in the tradition of that heard in Appalachia. It is the music of Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs and those earlier who forged a new genre from the mountain music played in the early part of the 20th century. For audiences who value authentic bluegrass music, Raven Hill will certainly deliver.
The Mail Pouch Express, the band that introduced bluegrass to the Lehigh Valley got their first start in the early 1980's at a pub in the little town of Schnecksville, just north of Allentown. For nearly a decade, they performed weekly at Ye Ole Ale House, and continued performing the East Coast at festivals, the Bethlehem Musikfest and the Carter Family Homestead in Hilton VA. Their performance at the Lincoln Center "Out of Doors" summer concert series in NY was a pinnacle of success for MPE. Tickets are $10 prior to the event and $12 at the door.
2. Saturday, 8 a.m. - at - Spring Valley Branch.
No charge for admission. Crafters can reserve a vendor table for $30, and set up begins at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Y-Cares community YMCA scholarship program. The cafe will be open with snacks and beverages for sale.
3. Saturday, 2 p.m. - at 1312 Old Swede Rd, Douglassville, PA
This year's show will be based on music from the radio, throughout the history. Come and enjoy an afternoon of a capella four-part harmony with a feminine touch.
4. Saturday, 8 p.m. - at .
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on these monstrosities and freaks of nature: White Elephant Burlesque Society. Bawdy humor and salacious dancing with a gypsy cabaret twist! The National BirdFolk-rock chime punk-rock thunk with monster guitars! The Absinthe Drinkers Unholy experiments in literary corpse revival from their steam-pop laboratories! Come in costume dance with us monsters all! Prizes will be awarded to the most monstrous and delightfully costumed! This is a BYOB event! Get stink-o on the cheap-o!
5. Sunday, 7 p.m. - at .
A silent film presentation of the legendary actress Greta Garbo in The Temptress (1926) with live musical accompaniment by Nashville multi-instrumentalist Ricko Donovan, featuring hammered dulcimer with percussion and guitar, looping. A combination of years of performance experience and a fascination with silent film inspired Donovan to compose a score to one of the finest films of Hollywood's Golden Age.