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Entertainment events around the area

Whether seeking comedy, music of various genres, classic films or even theater, local and regional venues have plenty of entertainment options available over the next couple of weeks.

Penn’s Peak

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe

866-605-7325, pennspeak.com

• Jim Breuer: Freedom of Laughter Tour, 8 p.m. May 12. Breuer, named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, was born in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, performing his first official stand-up gig in 1989. The comedian, known for his Goat Boy character and Joe Pesci impression on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” from 1995 to 1998, appeared in films such as “Half Baked” and “Zookeeper.”

• Eric Gales with Vanessa Collier, 8 p.m. May 13. A blues rock guitarist, Gales has released 19 albums since 1991. His latest release, “Crown,” features production by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith, and touches on Gales’ struggles with substance abuse and his personal reflections on racism, among other topics. Collier, a multi-instrumentalist, has released four albums to date, with her most recent, “Heart on the Line,” out in 2020.

• The Music of Randy Travis, 8 p.m. May 14. James Dupré, country singer and “The Voice” alum, will perform with the original Randy Travis Band. Travis, who suffered a stroke in 2013 that affected his singing, will appear with wife Mary. Since releasing debut album “Storms of Life” in 1986, Travis has scored 16 No. 1s on Billboard’s country singles chart, including “On the Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses.”

• Fuel, 8 p.m. May 21. Formed in Harrisburg in 1989, Fuel’s current lineup features Carl Bell, founder, guitarist and songwriter, longtime drummer Kevin Miller, and new players John Corsale, Mark Klotz and Tommy Nat. The band’s biggest hits include 1998’s “Shimmer” and 2000’s “Hemorrhage (In My Hands).” Fuel’s latest set, 2021’s “Anomaly,” marks the first album Bell and Miller have recorded together in 18 years. Another Day Dawns and Crooked Ways will also perform.

Mauch Chunk Opera House

14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe

570-325-0249, mcohjt.com

• Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones: The Prince Show, 8 p.m. May 13. Ford and his band perform, among other Prince music, the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety.

• Craig Thatcher Band: Eric Clapton Retrospective, 8 p.m. May 14. Thatcher‘s roles include band leader, international clinician/ambassador for C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth, guitar instructor and recording artist. Recipient of numerous Lehigh Valley Music Awards, Thatcher’s band blends classic rock and blues standards with original tunes. This performance will trace the musical career of Clapton, the only three-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

• Security Project: Peter Gabriel Re-Envisioned, 7:30 p.m. May 19. Security Project started performing in 2012, to mark the 30th anniversary of Gabriel’s “Security” album. The band, which performs Gabriel’s early progressive repertoire, features Jerry Marotta, the drummer from Gabriel’s 1977-1986 band, plus Trey Gunn from King Crimson, on touch guitar. Michael Cozzi, David Jameson and Happy Rhodes round out the lineup.

• The Glimmer Twins: Classic Stones Live, 8 p.m. May 20. Hailing from Philadelphia, the Glitter Twins features frontman Keith Call as Mick Jagger, with Bernie Bollendorf as Keith Richards. The band also includes Michael Rubino, Bobby Corea, Rob Ekstedt, Valorie Steel, Bobby Michaels and Rocco Notte. The Glimmer Twins refers to the pseudonym under which Jagger and Richards produced or co-produced numerous Stones albums.

• EagleMania, 8 p.m. May 21. The tribute band - which performs the Eagles’ greatest hits, plus solo material by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh - consists of Frankie Reno, John Gaechter, J.D. Kelly, Ken Darcy, Jon Weiswasser and Dennis Espantman.

The Stitch at Tamaqua Community Arts Center

125 Pine St., Tamaqua

570-668-1192, tamaquaarts.org

• Know Return & Fooling Ourselves: The Music of Kansas & Styx, 7 p.m. May 14. Know Return, an ensemble of Philadelphia-area musicians, re-creates the sound of Kansas. Taking its name from the Kansas song “Point of Know Return,“ the tribute act consists of Dave Boardman, Bob Falgie, Patrick Igoe, Thuy Nguyen, Sean Reiter, Howard Whitman and Chuck Whitmore.

Vic’s Jazz Loft at the Stabin Museum

268 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe

570-325-5588, vicsjazzloft.com

• DaMoJo and Hector Rosado, 7 p.m. May 13. Pianist/composer Skip Wilkins will join bassist Morrie Louden, drummer Daniel Gonzalez and percussionist Hector Rosado to play original compositions, traditional bop and Latin, plus takes on jazz standards.

• Bonito Finito, 7 p.m. May 20. Guitarist Bill Washer, along with bassist Tony Marino, percussionist Hector Rosado and drummer Daniel Gonzalez, comprise Bonito Fonito.

The Mahoning Drive-in Theater

635 Seneca Road, Lehighton

610-683-7243, mahoningdit.com

• It’s A Mad Mad Mad Max Weekend, May 20 to 21. General gates open at 6 p.m. Vernon Wells, mohawked maniac Wez in the second “Mad Max” film, “The Road Warrior,” will appear at the event. The theater will screen all four “Mad Max” films over two nights: May 20, 1979’s “Max Max” and 1981’s “The Road Warrior”; May 21, 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” and 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The weekend will feature a Q&A with Wells both nights between films.

• Sunday Essentials, 6 p.m. May 22. The theater will screen the 1973 martial arts classic “Enter the Dragon,” starring Bruce Lee. Showtime at sundown. Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali, authors of “These Fists Break Bricks: How Kung Fu Movies Swept America and Changed the World,” will discuss how “Enter the Dragon” helped fuel kung fu’s popularity in the U.S.

PPL Center

701 Hamilton St., Allentown

610-224-4625, pplcenter.com

• Megadeth and Lamb of God: The Metal Tour of the Year, 6 p.m. May 15. Formed in Los Angeles in 1983, Megadeth’s current lineup features Dave Mustaine, Kiko Loureiro and Dirk Verbeuren, with James LoMenzo as touring member. The “Symphony of Destruction” band plans to release its 16th studio album this summer. Lamb of God, formed in 1994 in Richmond, Virginia, consists of John Campbell, Randy Blythe, Mark Morton, Willie Adler and Art Cruz. Trivium and In Flames will also perform.

• “Star Wars: A New Hope” in Concert, 7:30 p.m. May 20. The Allentown Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of composer John Williams, as the classic 1977 film plays. “A New Hope” serves as the first film in the “Star Wars” film series and fourth chronological entry of the “Skywalker Saga.”

Wind Creek Event Center

77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem

610-297-7414, windcreekeventcenter.com

• LGBTQ+ Club Night, 9 p.m. May 14: The Club at Wind Creek Event Center. Brittany Lynn hosts the event, which stars Miz Cracker, a past contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,“ and features Asia Monroe with DJ Mourning Glory. Ages 21 and up. No cover.

• An Intimate Evening With David Foster, 7 p.m. May 21. Foster - a musician, songwriter and producer, among other roles - has worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Stevie Wonder. Singer Katharine McPhee, Foster’s wife and runner-up on the fifth season of “American Idol” in 2006, will also appear.

Sherman Theater

524 Main St., Stroudsburg

570-420-2808, shermantheater.com

• Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. May 12. Formed in Chicago in 1997, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. The band features Lisa Mackey, Skip Vangelas, Rob Koritz, Dino English, Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco and Jeff Mattson.

• Superunknown, 8 p.m. May 13. Vocalist/guitarist Jason Reed started Superunknown - which performs the music of late rocker Chris Cornell - as a solo act in 2018. Aside from Reed, the band’s current lineup consists of Louis Graff, Tom Laskas, Ron DiSilvestro and Pete Heffley.