In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official 3-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian.
Hard-rock juggernauts Five Finger Death Punch give audiences four for flinching on their Share The Welt tour, a high-octane evening of nail-driving metal and chugging aural concrete. Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 with its gold-selling debut, The Way of the Fist, Five Finger Death Punch has scaled the charts and the musical food chain, gulping its competition like a possessed Takeru Kobayashi. For the tour in support of its latest effort, American Capitalist, the gang enlists an entire posse of heavy hitters. Massachusetts metal mavens All That Remains, fresh from melting soles on the Vans Warped Tour, bludgeon audiences with an arsenal of hits, and hardcore shredders Hatebreed share unkind words as they haze the speed of sound. Adding power-chord crunch to the show, Fort Wayne’s Rains sprinkles audiences with raw and emotional sonic sleet.
The unconventionally crafted Pocono Raceway features three turns, the longest front straightaway in NASCAR, and a challenging 500-mile course that carves through the Pocono Mountains. In the Pocono 500 and Pennsylvania 500, pedal-pushers such as Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, and Racer X, who Carl Edwards does not know is his older brother, will engage in full-throttled pursuit of the prestigious Sprint Cup crown. Today's package grants fans three-day pre-race access to the track-level pits and paddocks, where they can closely observe the drivers and vehicles as they prep for the Sunday showdown. Stroll through the paddock area to get an up-close view as cars are garage-tuned for maximum performance, or line up in Autograph Alley to meet your favorite racer and discuss John Denver B-sides. Once the race begins, you'll settle into a concourse-vista grandstand seat, from which you can enjoy the contest in all its speed-seeking glory while perusing the included program or mentally clearing a mantel spot for your new die-cast model.
Inside Cinema Center, moviegoers are enveloped in a state-of-the art film-viewing environment to enjoy the latest Hollywood flicks. Bring a friend or frenemy to catch a new release, such as The Dilemma, a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, or The Green Hornet, a quirky take on the superhero genre starring Seth Rogen. Indulge eardrums with the mellifluous luxury of digital surround sound while Cinema Center theaters’ stadium seating ensures clear sightlines and good angles for not throwing popcorn.
Pocono Community Theater projects independent and art films across three screens. The unique selection of films allows audiences to catch flicks that are not widely shown at standard movie theaters or reviewed by Oscar statuettes. During the show, moviegoers can alternate between sipping on large sodas and munching on popcorn that's been popped in sunflower oil and topped with real butter. For coffee lovers, local arabica-bean brews from Electric Roasting Company are available for purchase at the theater's café. Along with showing films, the venue supports the arts community by providing artists with stages and an exhibition space to showcase their works and fold their laundry.
The Lehigh gridiron sizzles with the meaty tackles and scorching sprints of the Yale Bulldogs, who have nabbed the Patriot League crown eight times in the past 20 years. Senior quarterback Chris Lum earned first-team All-Patriot League honors in 2010 after completing 58% of his passes for 2,881 yards, then landed the Sports Network's Offensive Player of the Week title for scoring four touchdowns and stealing the referee's hat at Lehigh's season opener against Monmouth. Having transitioned from linebacker to defensive lineman, senior Ben Flizack hopes to top last year's 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Today’s Groupon teams with the United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley to celebrate Educator Appreciation Day with school spirit and a giant, freshly polished apple orbiting above the stadium. Deal-getters can don their new Live United T-shirts and cheer on the Mountain Hawks from the home team's slice of the stadium, located in visitor sections EA–EB.