Events: Guest Artist

01/24/2020 - 7:30pm

South African artist Kumalo, the original bass player on Paul Simon’s Graceland, whose iconic bass lines and bright smile bring authenticity to a show that has passion, energy and pulsing rhythms featuring all of the Grammy-winning hits (Call Me Al, Graceland, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, etc). Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info.   

Watch Bakithi talk about his music with Grover Wilcox on PBS39 Counter Culture HERE

FREE Curtain Warmer | Panel | 6:30pm | Todd Watkins: The LU Professor of Economics moderates a panel discussion about Reflections on Contemporary South Africa. Seniors in Lehigh’s Martindale Student Associates Honors Program offer reflections and insights from their ongoing year-long research on current major cultural, social, political, economic and business issues in South Africa. 

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FREE PARKING on levels 2-4 of the attached garage for this event

01/31/2020 - 7:30pm

Join us for a celebration of work and wonder acknowledging the career and retirement of Zoellner artistic director, Deborah Sacarakis! The program features work by RIOULT Dance NY; Musicians Doug Hawk & Alyssa Allen; Dancers from The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts; “4 Corners” by Ronald K. Brown performed by dancers from DeSales University. Please join us for poetry, pleasantries, and most importantly, a party!

Tickets are not required; You and your guests are welcome. Please let us know how many will be in attendance by clicking HERE so we may plan refreshments. 


02/01/2020 - 4:00pm

Emerging virtuosos all, the musicians of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra meld into an expression of something much greater. Repertoire: Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor); Sibelius, Symphony No. 2. Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Jonathan Biss, piano. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info. 

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02/04/2020 - 7:00pm

Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa and raised in Southern California. She is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Octopus Museum (Knopf 2019). 2012’s Our Andromeda was a New York Times’ 100 Notable Book, a finalist for the Griffin International Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Prize. She’s the recipient of a 2018 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 2013 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.  Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Nation, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Poetry Magazine, The Yale Review, and elsewhere.  She is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark.


02/15/2020 - 8:00pm

Rennie Harris is a Philadelphia hip-hop legend. In his new work Funkedified, Harris’ Puremovement company pushes the boundaries of street dance to create a multi-media performance set to the soundtrack of 1970s funk music and more. Through live musicians and an eclectic soundscape, audiences follow his personal journey from the culture of funk music to the evolution of hip-hop. Click HERE for artist's website. LU Undergrads attend for FREE, click for more info.


03/03/2020 - 7:00pm

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.  

03/13/2020 - 7:30pm

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.  

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03/15/2020 - 4:00pm

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. 

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03/22/2020 - 7:00pm

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. 

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03/26/2020 - 4:00pm

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.