Third Thursday NOVEMBER

Date

November 16 (Third Thursday)
Destination: Arts
4-8 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. Admission to the Museum is free starting at 4 p.m., with entry to all of the galleries, and there's a full schedule of free Third Thursday events throughout the Museum; see below. For other Third Thursday art happenings, go to DowntownAllentown.com.

5:30-7 p.m.
Free Adult Workshop on Mosaics
Local artist Kim Hogan will help adults explore the theme “How do you see nature?” through the medium of mosaic.

 

5:30 p.m.
Movie: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

This documentary (87 mins) uses striking archival footage to evoke the atmosphere of Baldwin's formative years: the Harlem of the 1930s, his father's fundamentalist church, and the émigré demimonde of postwar Paris. Newsreel clips from the 1960s record Baldwin's running commentary on the drama of the Civil Rights movement. The film also explores his quiet retreats in Paris, the South of France, Istanbul and Switzerland--places where Baldwin was able to write away from the racial tensions of America. Writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, William Styron, and biographer David Leeming place Baldwin's work in the African-American literary tradition: from slave narratives and black preaching to their own contemporary work. The film skillfully links excerpts from Baldwin's major books--Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, Blues for Mister Charlie, If Beale Street Could Talk--to different stages in black-white dialogue and conflict.

 

6. p.m.
Free tour through the exhibitionsThe Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society and American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.


Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Autumn Woods, 1886. Oil on linen. The New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, 1910.11

 

6:30–7:30 p.m.
Tahya:
Movement & mudra for health and awareness
Designed to introduce participants to mudra (hand gestures) and movements rooted in ancient arts that cultivate cultural awareness and activate powerfully positive outcomes, this program will engage participants in ways to naturally and comfortably integrate meditative and movement practices into their lives, facilitating joy and a healthier perspective on life. Recognized among the leading authorities on Middle and Far Eastern dance, Tahya is a vibrant and natural dancer with more than thirty years of teaching and performance experience both nationally and internationally. Tahya's mission has always been and always will be to serve as bridge between East and West utilizing, music, dance, drumming and poetry as a gateway to the splendidly rich cultures of Northern Africa and countries throughout the Middle and Far East.

 

6:30-9 p.m.
Theatre
Café
Allentown Public Theatre’s ensemble of dramatic artists will present a passage from Coming Clean, an interactive theatre program designed to help young people process the impacts of the opiod crisis. It draws on the disciplines of Theatre of the Oppressed (Forum Theatre and Image Theatre) to empower audience members to participate as brain-stormers and problem-solvers--both on stage and in their own lives.