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8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look at Valley Arts

Another month, another fest: The 11th annual Oktoberfest continues for a second weekend, Oct. 8-10, PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem. The free festival has German-style food and beer, music and contests. Among the highlights: Polkadelphia, 5-10 p.m. Oct. 8, PNC Plaza; GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Oct. 8, PNC Plaza; The Oktoberfest Kong Pong Tourney, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Oktoberfest Arena. Vanessa Collier, 6 p.m. Oct. 9, Levitt Pavilion. All the King’s Men: A Jolly Joe Timmer Tribute, noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Hofbräu Biergarten, and The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Parade, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 10; The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races, 1:30 p.m. Oct 10; The Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship, 3 p.m. Oct. 10, all Oktoberfest Arena. Hours: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 8; noon -10 p.m. Oct. 9; noon- 6 p.m. Oct. 10. https://www.steelstacks.org/festivals/oktoberfest/, 610-332-1300

Little River on The Peak: Little River Band, with seven-piece orchestra, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. Rescheduled from Oct. 16, 2020. Original tickets honored. During the 1970s and ‘80s, Little River Band’s hits included “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Help Is on Its Way” and “Lady.” Worldwide album and CD sales have topped 30 million. In 2004, Little River Band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame. Little River Band is: Wayne Nelson, lead vocals, bass; Chris Marion, keyboards,vocals; Rich Herring, lead guitar, vocals; Ryan Ricks, drums, percussion, vocals; Colin Whinnery, guitar, lead vocals. Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com; Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000; Penn’s Peak box office; Information: https://www.pennspeak.com/events/all; 866-605-PEAK

British folkie: Iain Matthews, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Matthews, English musician, singer-songwriter, was an original member of British folk-rock band Fairport Convention from 1967 - 1969 before leaving and forming his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort. During the 1970s, Matthews had another group, Plainsong, supported by his ex-Fairport mates Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson in the studio and on tour. Matthews has released 10 albums to critical acclaim, and a Top 10 United States hit single, “Shake It.” www.godfreydaniels.org, 610-867-2390