An official dedication of blue bird nest boxes along the Parkway’s Lenape Trail will be held Saturday at 10 a.m., along with recognition of the second anniversary of the Bird Town Coalition in Allentown.

For further info: artifest.org

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Allentown’s 6th annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue at 9th and Hamilton streets will be held Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., with entertainment including the Christopher Dean Band with special guest Sarah Ayers, James Supra Blues Band, BC Combo, and the Alexis P. Suter Band.

For further info: allentownpa.gov/blues

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Summer theater is in full swing beginning Wednesday, when the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre in Allentown offers “Crazy for You,” and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens with “Oklahoma!” Both shows will run through June 30.

Now in its 33rd season, Muhlenberg continues with the rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” July 10-28; and “Seussical,” the Dr. Seuss Musical, June 19-July 27, in a Young Audiences edition.

Charles Richter, director of “Crazy for You,” promises a “pretty spectacular production” with tap dance numbers including Muhlenberg alumni. Choreographer is Karen Dearborn. Muhlenberg graduate and professional actor Frankie Grande stars in the lead role.

Offerings for the 22nd season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley, include “The 39 Steps,” June 19-July 14; “The Importance of Being Earnest,” July 10-Aug. 4; “Measure for Measure,” July 18-Aug. 4, and “Henry VIII,” July 24-Aug. 4. For children, “Beauty & the Beast” currently is running through Aug. 3, and “Shakespeare for Kids,” July 24-Aug. 3.

“Oklahoma!” is directed by Dennis Razze, with musical director Nathan Diehl and choreographer, Stephen Casey.

“More than 30 directors and designers will create the sets, costumes, lights and special effects this season,” said Patrick Mulcahy, PSF’s producing artistic director. Tony nominee Michael McDonald (“Hair,” 2009) has designed the costumes for “Oklahoma!”

For further info: muhlenberg.edu/SMT                   pashakespeare.org

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“Nature’s Way,” with work by nationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Ben Marcune and ceramic artist Lisa Fraenkel, opens tonight and runs through June 18, at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St. A reception will be held tonight from 6 to 8. Marcune’s work includes representations of nature at different sizes, from seascapes to local scenes, while Fraenkel’s sculpting work captures vegetation, textiles, animals and travel.

For further info: allentownjcc.org

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The first of four Sunday evening Valley Vivaldi concerts takes place Sunday at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown, and includes Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto in C Minor for strings.” Robin Kani, principal flutist with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, is soloist for “Flute Concerto in G” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Sinfonia principal oboist Cheryl Bishkoff is featured in J.S. Bach’s “Oboe d’amore Concerto in A.” Valley Vivaldi continues June 30 at Christ Lutheran Church, and July 21 and Aug. 18 at Wesley Church, Bethlehem.

For further info: LVArtsBoxOffice.org                                      

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