Events Calendar

Apr
20
Fri
SouthSide Arts & Music Festival @ SouthSide Arts & Music Festival
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 11:30 pm

SouthSide Arts & Music Festival presented by Capital BlueCross

APRIL 20 & 21, 2018
Friday, April 20: 6-11:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21: 2-11:30 p.m.

Throughout South Bethlehem

Join ArtsQuest for two days filled with visual arts experiences, live music and family programming at the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival. Through this event we hope you experience all the SouthSide has to offer including its shops, restaurants and arts venues. In addition to great, live music, the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival showcases visual and performance art in both expected and unexpected places.

Full info: http://www.steelstacks.org/ssamf

Wristband Music Lineup:
http://www.steelstacks.org/ssamf-wristband-music-lineup/

FREE Art & Music Lineup:
http://www.steelstacks.org/ssamf-free-events/

Fee-Based Art Activities:
http://www.steelstacks.org/ssamf-fee-based-art-activities/

Island Drifters Reggae Band @ Hot Plate Soul Kitchen
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
ODH Hip Hop Show feat. Rebel Diaz, A.D. Carson, and Basement Poetry @ SteelStacks
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Rebel Diaz

Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz, and MC/Producer G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip-Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in front of a half million people, the bilingual crew has taken the international community by storm with their explosive live shows. With influences ranging from Chicago house to South American folk, Rebel Diaz combines classic boom bap tradition with Hip-Hop’s global impact. The group’s versatility has allowed for them to share the stage with the likes of Common, Mos Def, and Public Enemy, while feeling right at home with acts like Rage Against the Machine and Calle 13. Multiple tours throughout Europe and Latin America have only solidified their international appeal.

With roots in Chicago and now based in the South Bronx, NY, Rebel Diaz has also piqued the interest of the academic community with their poignant social commentary and energetic performances. They have spent the last 7 years visiting dozens of colleges and universities, facilitating workshops, speaking on panels, and performing at national conferences. Building on this growing network of positive young people in Hip Hop, the group opened a community arts center in the South Bronx in 2008, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective.

On the heals of their critically acclaimed Otro Guerrillero mixtape series, and 2011’s #Occupy The Airwaves mixtape, Rebel Diaz will soon be releasing their debut album, The Radical Dilemma.

Follow Rebel Diaz on Twitter: @RebelDiaz

A.D. Carson

A.D. Carson is a performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. He received a Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University doing work that focuses on race, literature, history, and rhetorical performances. A 2016 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Excellence in Service at Clemson, Carson worked with students, staff, faculty, and community members to raise awareness of historic, entrenched racism at the university through his See the Stripes campaign, which takes its name from his 2014 poem. His dissertation, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions,” is a digital archive that features a 34 track rap album and was recognized by the Graduate Student Government as the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation.

Carson is an award-winning artist with essays, music, and poetry published at a variety of diverse venues such as The GuardianQuiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program, and Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, among others. His essay “Trimalchio from Chicago: Flashing Lights and the Great Kanye in West Egg” appears in The Cultural Impact of Kanye West (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and “Oedipus—Not So Complex: A Blueprint for Literary Education” is in Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop’s Philosopher King (McFarland & Co., 2011). Carson has written a novel, COLD, which hybridizes poetry, rap lyrics, and prose, and The City: [un]poems, thoughts, rhymes & miscellany, a collection of poems, short stories, and essays.

Carson is currently assistant professor in Hip-Hop and the Global South at the University of Virginia.

Follow A.D. Carson on Twitter/IG @aydeethegreat.

Basement Poetry

Basement Poetry, is a Bethlehem-based performance group.

Follow Basement Poetry on Twitter @basementpoems

Apr
22
Sun
Indie Craft Fair @ The Arts Establishment
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s our Spring Indie Craft Fair! 35 vendors, all local, all handmade, all unique!

This ain’t your grandma’s craft fair! Young, hip, local indie vendors selling their wares. Pottery, textiles, food, clothing, jewelry, and anything else you can think of. Perfect for gifts, or find a little something awesome for yourself.

Apr
27
Fri
LU Philharmonic: Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky @ Zoellner Arts Center - Baker Hall
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The ensemble’s spring concert features Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Michael Jorgensen and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite with dancers from the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley performing in front of the orchestra. Eugene Albulescu, director.

Apr
28
Sat
LU Philharmonic: Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky @ Zoellner Arts Center - Baker Hall
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The ensemble’s spring concert features Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Michael Jorgensen and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite with dancers from the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley performing in front of the orchestra. Eugene Albulescu, director.

Jun
2
Sat
Artisan Pop-Up Shop @ ArtsQuest
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artisan Pop-Up Shop at Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley. ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem PA 18015. Concentration is on artisans whose work concentrates on the outdoors and nature. This includes but is not limited to: garden arts, pet items, pottery, outdoor recreation, photography, herbal crafts, glass, recycled materials, nature art, jewelry, paper making, and sculpture.

Jun
3
Sun
Artisan Pop-Up Shop @ ArtsQuest
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artisan Pop-Up Shop at Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley. ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem PA 18015. Concentration is on artisans whose work concentrates on the outdoors and nature. This includes but is not limited to: garden arts, pet items, pottery, outdoor recreation, photography, herbal crafts, glass, recycled materials, nature art, jewelry, paper making, and sculpture.

Jun
12
Tue
15th Annual SouthSide Film Festival @ SouthSide Film Festival
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 11:00 pm

Our annual festival brings films and filmmakers from around the country and around the world to Bethlehem’s South Side!

Visit Deja Brew Coffee Shop and Deli, the Official SSFF Headquarters, for all your festival questions, tickets, passes, schedule, etc.

Deja Brew
101 West 4th Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-865-2739