Kate Racculia is the genre bending author of three novels, including This Must Be the Place and Bellweather Rhapsody, winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award, an honor for a work written for adults which also has special appeal to young adults. Her new novel, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt October 2019), tells the story of a dying billionaire, a cast of dreamers and a citywide treasure hunt.
The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep
The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. Click HERE for the artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
Tchaikovsky's adored music and Petipa's challenging yet beautiful choreography have made The Sleeping Beauty one of the most popular ballets in modern day repertoire. Be spellbound as the beneficent Lilac Fairy outwits the evil Carabosse Fairy and spares Princess Aurora in this classic sleepy fairy tale brought to luxurious life by the finest Russian dancers. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergrads attend for FREE, click for more info.
Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland is the Broadway musical that tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Take a flight of fancy with author J.M. Barrie and meet the inspirations for his fabulous and fantastical characters. This magical production is by the same team behind Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and Pippin. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
Established writers and industry professionals talk about existing work that inspired and fueled their writing processes as well as the techniques and forms that produce new work. Moderated by Bob Watts, Lehigh University, poet and nonfiction writer, with panelists Sonya Chung, novelist; Juilene McKnight, novelist; Robb Fillman poet; Stephanie Powell Watts, fiction and nonfiction writer; Kate Prosswimmer, editor of children's literature.
Join us for the second annual Wine, Shine & Dine event presented by Zoellner Arts Center's Friends Committee. Event chairs LuAnn Silberg and Kirk Kozero welcome you to the Bell Gate Farm for an exciting evening of wine provided by Black Hawk Imports, beautiful jewelry by acclaimed jewelers from the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths, caterer Karen Hunter's delicious food, jazz music by Lehigh students and a performance by local band favorite, The Verdict. This premier event was created for people passionate about supporting the arts.
Arts education is at the core of Zoellner Art Center’s mission, rooted in the belief that the arts have the power to transform young minds and provide a needed outlet for self-expression and discovery. The center is committed to bringing that crucial outlet to children across the Lehigh Valley. More than 100 Lehigh Valley K-12 schools and groups have partnered with Zoellner Art Center for arts education, giving 80,000+ children access to music, dance, and theater. As public-school funding continues to shrink, the art center is filling the void to ensure the next generation experiences the benefits of arts education.
By attending Wine, Shine & Dine, you'll enjoy a beautiful and unique setting at Bell Gate Farm, wonderful wine by Blackhawk Imports and food provided by Karen Hunter Catering, and have the chance to not only purchase one of a kind pieces of jewelry but to also meet their makers from the PA Society of Goldsmiths. In addition, a silent auction will provide the opportunity to bid on a variety of amazing items. A single admission is $100; to receive a discount of $50 purchase a four-pack of tickets for $350. A portion of funds raised will directly benefit Zoellner Arts Center's presenting of education and community outreach programs.
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Can't make it to the event, but would still like to support this cause? Click HERE to make a donation.
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Speaker Series: Featuring Underwater Photographer Brian Skerry. From the glacial waters of the North Atlantic to the balmy central Pacific, National Geographic photographer Skerry shares the oceans’ stories from his more than 10,000 hours underwater. Featuring images he captured while on assignment, Skerry offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the 'soul of the sea.' Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info. Photo by Brian Skerry
Welcome aboard! Take a seat on-stage and take a journey with award-winning crooner Matt Dusk as he whisks you away to an era where jazz reigns supreme. His cool and classy performance pays homage to his hero, Frank Sinatra, and includes nods to other greats like Chet Baker and soulful singers like Bill Withers. Swing along to his stylized interpretations of Just the Two of Us, My Funny Valentine, Come Fly With Me and many more favorites that garnered him multiple gold and platinum albums. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
Cash Bar (Beer & Wine) available on stage throughout the evening
Two modern-day clowns take to the stage. Brilliant, tender, hilarious and ingenious, inspired by Chaplin, Keaton and the stars of silent films, Baccalà’s performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite expression has delighted audiences around the world. Without a single word being spoken, these two characters sweep us up in a timeless and award-winning performance with all the seriousness, innocence, and unkindness of the human condition. Inventive, exciting, ridiculous, this breathtaking pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.
Recently featured on America’s Got Talent, these four friends and talented musicians—comprised of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist—serendipitously came together at graduate school and began what they describe as a long, beautiful journey of creating music that touches people’s hearts. A Billboard charting act, they offer fresh interpretations of popular music in the hope their audiences lives will be a little better—even if just for a moment. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.