Miss Maggie Sings! (Peggy Gernerd) will perform Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as part of the “Pea’s & Q’s Children’s Series” at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Creativity Commons in Bethlehem. The program is titled “Think Spring with Miss Maggie!”
Miss Maggie Sings! also performs Sunday from 2 to 2:30 p.m., at the Allentown Art Museum with “One World, One Song.” It’s all part of the museum’s Spring Family Festival in its Kress Gallery.
An opening reception for the exhibit, “Michelle Neifert: Reaching Out,” will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., at Studio B, 39 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. Neifert’s work is described as interactive and an emotional conversation between the viewer and the art’s color and form. Her abstract work has shapes and forms generally self-created and often resembling landscape or human form.
For further info: studiobbb.org
“A Band of Exiles on the Wild New England Shore: The Place of Peter Frederick Rothermel’s The Landing of the Pilgrims in National Memory,” opens Monday and runs through May 24 at the Williams Center Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton.
One of the great American history paintings of the 19th century, The Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620, is the centerpiece of the Kirby Collection of Historical Paintings in the college Art Collection. The Grand Manner composition from 1854 is recognized as a masterpiece work by renowned Philadelphia artist Peter F. Rothermel (1812-95). The exhibit will focus attention on the picture, the historical, literary and artistic contexts in which it was produced, and the echoing of its image in American visual culture.
Curator Mark Thistlewaite will present a talk on the art of Rothermel on Thursday, March 27, at 4:10 p.m., in room 108 of the gallery, followed by a reception.
For further info: 610-330-5361
The Camerata Singers will present their annual spring concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown. The program will feature the monumental “Mass No. 3 in F Minor” by Anton Bruckner and including the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Allan Birney, and soloists Elizabeth Weigle, soprano; Patricia Risley, mezzo-soprano; Owen McIntosh, tenor, and Dashon Burton, bass.
For further info: PACamerataSingers.org
Tom Angleberger, author of “Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! An Origami Yoda Book,” will hold a book signing and talk on Tuesday at 4 p.m., at Let’s Play Books! 379 Main St., Emmaus, Lehigh Co. Ticketed event; limited seating.
For further info: letsplaybooks.com
Emerging theatrical talents are on display through Sunday in Allentown at Muhlenberg College’s “New Visions” Emerging Artists’ Festival. Plays are directed by senior directing students in the college’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Still to catch is Tom Stoppard’s “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” directed by Benjamin Wald, Matt Dicken’s original one-man show, “butyou’reaman” directed by Arthur Strimling, and Steven Dietz’s “Still Life with Iris” directed by Alex McKhann.
For further info: muhlenberg.edu/theatre
Grammy-winning bandleader/pianist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra return to Lafayette College in Easton on Wednesday at 8 p.m., at the Williams Center for the Arts on campus. The concert is part of the college’s Jazz Masters series.
For further info: williamscenter.lafayette.edu/performance