Written by Amanda Seemayer, Marketing/Social Media Intern | 3/31/2023

Finally, spring has sprung! And whether this month will bring those anticipated April showers, ArtsQuest will be sure to provide you with quality programming, no matter the weather! From music, comedy, films, art classes, & more – let us prove that April indeed is the kindest month.


This month will be packed with performances that you’ll be humming along to all spring long.

The Legendary Lenny Kaye with the Craig Thatcher Band

Lenny Kaye, who you may know from The Patti Smith Group, joins the stage with The Craig Thatcher Band on Saturday, April 1st at Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling. Get your tickets here!

Riki Rachtman

On Sunday, April 2nd, Riki Rachtman will perform his spoken word show. This will be an intimate evening of stories and unbelievably true tales of rock ‘n roll, sleaze, and debauchery. Get your tickets here!

Strawberry Field – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band

Strawberry Fields is the closest you can get to seeing The Beatles perform live today! Catch this tribute to The Fab 4 on Saturday, April 8th at Musikfest Cafe, presented by Yuengling. Get your tickets here!

Jim Messina

On Thursday, April 13th, don’t miss guitarist Jim Messina at Musikfest Cafe, presented by Yuengling! Jim Messina’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits. Get your tickets here!

Start Making Sense & The Ocean Ave Horns Present the Music of Talking Heads, David Byrne, and More

Don’t miss out on Friday, April 14th at Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling! This special evening will feature tributes to David Byrne’s solo material, Talking Heads songs and more surprises with the Ocean Avenue Stompers Horns. Get your tickets here!

Alan Cumming

Don’t worry about acting your age on Thursday, April 20th! Alan Cumming sure isn’t. This is a “can’t-miss” show at Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling. Get your tickets here!

For all of our other musical acts this month, visit here!


This month is stuffed with back-to-back laughter, thanks to these fabulous performers. Please note that these shows will contain adult language/situations.

If We Were Married…

Comedians Sam Beedle and Matt Candio present this fully improvised show on Saturday, April 1st. “If We Were Married…” takes the audience’s thoughts, feelings, gripes, and grievances on marriage and spins them into a comedic event you’ll be happy you RVSP-ed to. Get your tickets here!

Trevor Wallace

Trevor Wallace will be coming to the Fowler Blast Furnace Room on Monday, April 3rd. He has built a following of over 16 million followers across social media platforms, and has been featured on Comedy Central and Barstool Sports. Get your tickets here!

Two Show Show: Staycation & Barn People

Get two comedy shows for the price of one! On Saturday, April 8th, experience this guaranteed hour of laughs.

Join Staycation as they use the power of ritual and your suggestions to invoke the comedy gods and bring about the apocalypse (end of the world not guaranteed).
Barn People is an improv comedy team whose combined experience includes decades of comedy and performance arts trainings.

Get your tickets here!

Tina Friml

Catch Internet famous funny lady Tina Friml on Friday, April 14th! Tina has cultivated a strong following with 127K followers on Instagram and over 92.5K on TikTok. Get your tickets here!

Earl David Reed

Dubbed “the urban Don Rickles” by The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Earl David Reed will be stopping by the Fowler Blast Furnace Room on Saturday, April 15th. Get your tickets here!

Rachel Feinstein

Rachel Feinstein, who’s past credits include Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will be performing at Musikfest Cafe, presented by Yuengling on Friday, April 21st. Get your tickets here!

Glen Tickle Against The World Crime League: A Standup Album Recording

Be sure to attend Glen Tickle’s comedy show taping on Saturday, April 22nd. Glen Tickle is a comedian who uses humor as a defense mechanism to avoid processing his feelings. His Dry Bar Comedy special has racked up well over a million views, and he has millions of views and likes on TikTok. Get your tickets here!

Mouth Full Monologues

Are you the best at monologues? Want to win money? Now’s your opportunity on Friday, April 28th! Join the competition show that will put your monologue skills to the test! Learn more here.

Brian Posehn

Does Brian Posehn look familiar to you? Probably because he’s been featured on hit shows such as Mr. Show and The Big Bang Theory! Be sure to see Brian Posehn perform at Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling on Friday, April 28th. Get your tickets here!

Check out our other comedy shows here!


Discover old and new favorites at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas this month!

Dream Demon

As part of our First Saturday Horror Series on Saturday, April 1st, we will be showing Dream Demon. This terrific blend of psychological horror and late-1980s practical gore SFX has at long last been stirred from its slumber and given a new Director’s Cut by Arrow Video. Get your tickets here!

Drunken Angel (75th Anniversary)

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this Akira Kurosawa classic on Monday, April 3rd. Get your tickets here! This film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

This is my Son, This is my Daughter

Presented in partnership with Easton Opioid Awareness Task Force, on Tuesday, April 4th, this documentary detailing the devastating effects of opioid abuse illustrates the impact of addiction right here in the Lehigh Valley.

PLEASE NOTE: This film features occasional vulgar language and graphic descriptions of true events. Get your tickets here.

Hedwig And The Angry Inch

On Thursday, April 6th, as part of our LGBTQ+ Film Series, we will be showing Hedwig And The Angry Inch. In this trail blazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen. Get your tickets here!

The Fly Fishing Film Tour

On Tuesday, April 11th and Wednesday, April 12th, gear up for trout season and transport yourself to some of the most exotic angling destinations as the preeminent exhibition returns for the 8th year. Get your tickets here!

Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres: Live At River Plate

Don’t miss your chance to share what has been called “the greatest live music show” on Wednesday, April 19th and Sunday, April 23rd. This joyful experience with Coldplay includes a special behind-the-scenes documentary – featuring unseen interviews with the band. Get your tickets here!

Candy Planet

This family friendly screening is presented in partnership with Northampton Community College. On Saturday, April 22nd, you and your kiddos will be in for a great time at this sugar rush of an event! Get your tickets here!

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (40th Anniversary)

On Wednesday, April 26th, catch this brand new high-definition restoration of Francis Ford Coppola’s adaption of the classic novel, The Outsiders. This screening will show an added 22 minutes of footage that includes a beginning and ending more true to the book. Get your tickets here!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Buckle up for our monthly screening of the cult classic on Friday, April 28th! This showing features a live performance from the Spaced Out Sensations shadowcast. Get your tickets here!


On Saturday, April 29th, this documentary – directed by Andrea Patiño Contreras – is about the resilience of survivors of military sexual violence and their fight to change the system that silenced them. This screening is presented in partnership with Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving. Get your tickets here!

Grave of the Fireflies

Catch this classic anime directed by Isao Takahata as part of our Saturday Night Anime Series on Saturday, April 29th. Get your tickets here! This screening will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

33 and Me w/ Filmmaker Stephanie Gardner

Discover local filmmaker Stephanie Gardner’s upcoming project “33 and Me,” an international travel documentary television series on Sunday, April 30th.

This series follows the 33-year-old as she travels to over 33 countries around the world to meet and engage with other film directors in their thirties, to explore their lives, careers, and cultures. Get your tickets here!

Be sure to keep up with our cinema showings, as they change weekly!


Drink, eat, and be merry all month long! We have something for everyone in April.

Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival

Join us for this showcase of local filmmakers on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd. During the GLVFF, the ArtsQuest Cinema Committee will present one winner with the Best in Show Award and a $500 cash prize. Get more information on the festival and get your tickets here.

Easter Brunch

Celebrate the holiday with us on Sunday, April 9th for some good food, drink, and music by pianist Joe Lazorik. Get more information on the menu and get your tickets here.

Spring Beer Fest

Get your suds on at our first annual Spring Beer Fest, presented in partnership with The Lehigh Valley Brewers’ Guild on Saturday, April 15th. Grab your friends and enjoy 24 brewers of the Lehigh Valley Brewers’ Guild for a day of beer sampling. Get your tickets here!

Bloody Mary Drag Trivia Brunch

Bring your appetite for drinks and trivia on Sunday, April 23rd. Hosted by Elektra Fearce St. James, patrons will enjoy a buffet style brunch with special Bloody Mary and Mimosa toppings while playing pop culture trivia with Elektra. Get your tickets here!

Art Classes

There’s no excuse to take a class (or two, or three … who’s counting) when weather is this nice!

Street Photography Workshop

Ever walk a crowded street and wish you knew how to capture a certain “can’t-be-recreated” moment? Then, sign up for this one day workshop on the basics of street photography on Saturday, April 1st. Learn more here.

Date Night Experience: Wheelthrowing

Gather your sweetheart for our Date Night Experience: Wheelthrowing on Wednesday, April 5th. Learn the basics of the pottery wheel from instructor Gabriella Gentile. Learn more here.

Yoga in the Gallery

Ommm… For three weeks starting on Thursday, April 6th, assemble the spirit of serenity. Learn more here.

Needle Felting: Turtle Portrait

At this one day workshop on Wednesday, April 19th, create your own turtle plush out of wool! This workshop is open to beginners. Learn more here.

Paint Like Bob Ross

Learn from the painting master himself! On Sunday, April 23rd, we will be following the step-by-step approach just like Bob Ross himself used on his PBS shows. By the end, you’ll have your own version of a Bob Ross original! Learn more here.


For six weeks starting on Tuesday, April 25th, students will learn the art of mosaics from expert Kim Hogan. Learn more here.

We update our class list weekly, so be sure to be informed here.

If you can’t decide where to start, take our latest Buzzfeed quiz to see which of our programming suits you best!

As usual, there’s a ton of fabulous programming planned for the month of April! Be sure to check out our website, as we’re always adding more events.