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The Mauch Chunk Opera House is Jim Thorpe's gem of a venue for live entertainment.

The Mauch Chunk Opera House is Jim Thorpe’s gem of a venue for live entertainment.

A little song, a little wine and a bowl of chili adds up to a lot of hot fun in store for those in Jim Thorpe this holiday weekend.

Our favorite music venue, the Mauch Chunk Opera House, is hosting the Infamous Stringdusters Thursday night, Jan. 15 to kick off the long weekend. Check out Let it Go…no princesses here.

The LA-based New West Guitar Group returns to the Opera House on Saturday night, Jan. 17. If you didn’t catch them on WFMZ earlier this week, check out this link.

Tickets for the Infamous Stringdusters: $23; New West Guitar Group; $15. Showtime 8 p.m.

If you’re looking for a great bowl of chili, you have seven chances to find the one that’s just right for you at Galen Glen Winery’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Click here for more information, The winery is just a short drive from Jim Thorpe and a member of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, of which our neighbors at Big Creek are members.

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is one month from today? At the Times House on historic Race Street, we’re celebrating all-February long with a bottle of wine, bouquet of flowers and a heart-shaped box of chocolates at no additional charge with a two-night stay. Just bring your love!