There’s murder afoot on the stage at Notre Dame High School with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical comedy, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Easton.
With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and written by Rupert Holmes, “Curtains” is based on the book and concept by Peter Stone.
Sly dog:Kinky Friedman, above left, Texas singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and politician, performs at 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, Friedman, who styles himself in the tradition of American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain, formed the band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, releasing his first satiric country-rock album in 1973. Among his infamous tunes are “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” In 2006, he ran for governor of Texas.
“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Allentown Central Catholic High School, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.
Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.
Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and founder-director of The Conversation Project, will speak on “The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having” at the seventh annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement, 7:30 p.m. April 19, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The lecture is also sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Kinky Friedman is anything but predictable.
That bodes well for his concert, 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.
Friedman promises a mix of the old and new. In between such Kinky classics as “They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and songs from his most recent album (2015), “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” expect to hear rants and raves from the iconoclastic singer-songwriter who rose to fame, or infamy, in the 1970s with his band, Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys.
Mighty Mahler:The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, with Diane Wittry, Music Director-Conductor, performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, C minor ”Resurrection,” 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 3 p.m. April 9, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts feature the Allentown Symphony Chorus, with Eduardo Azzati, Chorus Master, and vocal soloists Charlotte Daw Paulsen, above left, mezzo soprano, and Ashley Milanese, above right, soprano. The concert will not have an intermission. “Meet the Artist,” noon April 7, with Wittry, Azatti, Daw Paulsen, Milanese and Todd Cravens, ASO Conducting Fellow.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, April 5: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, shoofly pie.
Thursday, April 6: Hearty vegetable soup, chicken Florentine pasta, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.
Friday, April 7: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, battered haddock, rice pilaf, roasted sweet potatoes, root vegetable and kale blend, wheat bread with margarine, cherry turnover.
The great-grandniece, Bibi Gaston, of Gifford Pinchot, former two-term Pennsylvania Governor and First Chief of the United States Forest Service, will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women who Launched the American Conservation Movement,” 1 p.m. April 8, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074