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ALL THE SINGLE (FUNNY) LADIES: “I Like Someone With A Sense of Humor”

When an event’s online description boasts “Sexy And/Or Funny Ladies That Might Be Single And Willing”, you know it’s going to be good.

Last year, the Valley’s improv troupe The Associated Mess kicked off a new angle of comedy by incorporating sketches into their all improv shows. That sold-out event has paved the way for round two, happening this Sunday night.

The All the Single Ladies show will feature an all-female cast, full of improv comedy goodness the AssMess does best along with interjecting sketches including a visit from America’s most loved/hated Alaskan VP candidate and  enacting actual worst date stories submitted ahead of time by audience members.

If you need a Valentine’s Date idea and don’t feel like feigning romance over a white tablelcoth, grab your date (or some friends, or heck, get there early and try to pick up a date!) and check this out.

INFORMATION:

  • Sunday, February 13th
  • Show Starts at 8:00pm  (Doors at 7:30)
  • Tickets $8, or $5 with student ID
  • Civic’s Theatre 514
  • (Across the street from Civic Theatre of Allentown/main theater)
  • 514 N. 19th Street Allentown

Visit TheAssociatedMess.com for more information and future shows!

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I’M GOING TO FREAK OUT! And it’s going to be so much fun! The first ever FREAK OUT Fringe Festival in Allentown is THIS Weekend

“I’ve been really inspired lately to see other young people bringing things to the valley. It’s almost like a changing of the guard or a generational shift is taking place and everyone’s getting comfortable with a new way of seeing and doing things.” – Sarah Fulton

The Lehigh Valley has a lot of festivals. A LOT. But never before have we been some to something quite like this. The ALLENTOWN FREAK OUT Fringe Fest is the first of it’s kind in our area (another nod to the way young people are getting out and changing the scene of the whole Valley!).

What makes this fest different is the key word “fringe”. FREAK OUT is a true art festival, bringing in acts and artists that don’t quite fit into the Art Festivals held on Main Street. Among the acts are fire performers, burlesque shows (one of them by “conjoined twins”), improv comedy, a lot of live music, special gallery exhibits, drum circles, and film screenings.

PHEW. Read on to see how two Allentown residents are about to turn the Valley’s arts culture on it’s head, and let their freak flags fly.

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CLAYMATION: Allentown artist Collin Cavote Tells Us How he Creates Something from Nothing

“Clay is very zen. You confront the reality that even your art is at times outside of your own control.” Collin Cavote

Sculpture artist Collin Cavote was born and raised in Allentown. His work uses organic, smooth shapes that take on human forms almost by accident. Other pieces look like soft, folded paper or ribbon, a juxtaposition as they’re made from hard clay.  His work has been featured and sold out of Loose Threads Gallery. We were lucky enough to have the chance interview him before he leaves for inspiring travels.

Read the INTERVIEW below.


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