Third Thursday in downtown Allentown


February 16 (Thursday)
Third Thursday in downtown Allentown—Destination: Arts
4-9 p.m.

Every Third Thursday the Museum partners with other downtown arts organizations, restaurants, and retailers to fill your evening with fun things to do and see, from after-work drink specials to gallery tours, artist receptions, live music, and more; click here for a complete list of Third Thursday activities.

4-9 p.m.

Free admission to the galleries

Bring a date or visit solo to see our new exhibitions Made in America: Industrial Photography from the Ungar Collection and Japonisme: Landscapes.

from Japonisme

5:30 p.m.
Black History Month film series: Before They Die!

We are thrilled to be a part of a national dialogue that honors the lives of African Americans. Through this shared experience we invite you to examine notions of urbanism, class, economics, culture, race, identity, and how it all helped shape American history. Free screening tonight of Before They Die! (92 mins), about the survivors of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Click here for details.

6–7 p.m.
Art of the Rhythm & Movement with Tahya

Tahya brings community together in an experience of friendship and love. You are invited to experience rhythm and movements, and the joy and mystique of cultural traditions deeply steeped in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East. Bring a friend and express your spirit, but most of all have fun. 


6 p.m.
Free guided tour of Franz Kline's LEHIGHTON

No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour about Kline's mural, just check in at the front desk

detail from Lehighton


6:30-9 p.m.
Theatre Café with Allentown Public Theatre

Enjoy a dramatic reading in the Museum Café, in partnership with Allentown Public Theatre. Tonight's Theatre Café showcases an American classic, Fences, the story of Troy, a former baseball player struggling in the wake of a sports career tainted by prejudice and racism. Free, and the Museum Cafe will be open for snacks and refreshments.

To audition for upcoming Theater Café performances, actors and playwrights can contact Allentown Public Theatre here.