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January 31, 2019 at 1:33 p.m.
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Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 13 & 14

“FAME.” ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains.  Feb. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.; Feb. 14: Grinton Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 6-8:30 p.m. Seeking people of all ethnicities, physical types and ability levels with plenty of leading and featured roles for strong actors, singers, dancers, rappers and musicians. The leading, featured and ensemble student roles are open to performers ages 11-23.  There will also be roles for older adults (24+) who will play the teacher. A Little Radicals production. For an appointment go to


Sun., Feb. 10

CHINESE NEW YEAR. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free and open to all ages. Traditional Lion Dance from 1:30-2:30 p.m. by members of Kwan’s Kung Fu followed by two workshops that highlight New Year’s crafts that bring good luck and prosperity. Ruby Chen, a master of Chinese traditional decorative knots, will create silk earrings that will be available for purchase for $10.


Sat.-Mon., Feb. 16-19

ROYAL HANNEFORD CIRCUS. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 10 a.m., 2 & 6 p.m. Three-ring extravaganza featuring death –defying high flyers, amazing feats of strength, dexterity, beautiful artistry high flyers, barnyard animals and Renaldo the Clown plus many more crowd-pleasing acts including death-defying stuntman, the Human Cannonball and Oink, the singing pig. $35 premium seats; $27 regular reserved seats. or at the County Center box office. Additional fees if purchased from Ticketmaster or

Sat., Feb. 16

CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA. Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. In celebration of Black History Month, this African-styled Cirque du Soleil, comprised of uniquely talented individuals from across 16 African nations, features acrobats, tumblers, lion dancers, contortionists, singers and gymnasts. Traditional arts and circus skills blend with classic African style. $24 general admission; $22 students & seniors; $18 children under 13. 914/606-6262.


Fri., Feb. 1

TOMMY GOOCH. Lucy’s Laugh Lounge, 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. Ages 16+; 13+ with parent. $20. 914/200-4812;

Mon., Feb. 4, 11 & 18 & Wed., Jan. 30

OPEN MIC COMEDY. Lucy’s Laugh Lounge, 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. Free. Comedians can work out new jokes, change old jokes or just experiment. 914/200-4812.

Thurs., Feb. 7

DETENTION WITH DANTE PLUS & FRIENDS. Lucy’s Laugh Lounge, 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 8 p.m. Dante Plush is bringing a BIG night of comedy! For teachers, by teachers! With Headliner Joe Fernandes plus Esther Chen, Brian Eldberg and Michael Salgarolo! Ages 16+; 13+ with parent. $20. 914/200-4812;

Fri. & Sat., Feb. 8 & 9

THE ART OF LAUGHTER. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 8-10 p.m. Two nights of women-empowered standup. Feb. 8: Kerri Louise who has enough personal material to last a lifetime—as a mother of three boys, the wife of another prominent comedian (Tom Cotter), and as a touring female comic. Feb. 9: Judy Gold who draws on aspects of her own life experiences—being a lesbian, being Jewish, being a woman, being a mother and being very tall—to bring people together in laughter. $50 for one ticket for each night; $30 single entry. Ticket price includes one free glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Reserve at

Fri., Feb. 15

GOUMBA JOHNNY. Lucy’s Laugh Lounge, 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 8 p.m. He is a radio host, comedian, actor and author. Ages 16+; 13+ with parent. $25. 914/200-4812;


Thru Sun., Feb. 17

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown.  Feb. 1 & 2: Julius Rodriguez Quintet at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25.  Feb. 8 & 9: Matt Wilson’s Honey & Sat. at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Feb. 10: Michael Weiss Trio ft. Paul Gill and Mark Taylor. 4 & 6 p.m. $20. Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Jazz: Bertoncini, Slylianou and Sturm Trio. 7 p.m. $20. Feb. 15 & 16: T.S. Monk Sextet at 7 & 9:30 p.m.  $25-$30. Feb. 17: Steve Sandberg Quartet featuring Zach Brock, violin. 6 p.m. $20.; 914/631-1000.

Fri., Feb. 1

JAMS AT JAY: THE BROOKLYN BLUEGRASS COLLECTIVE. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 7-9:30 p.m. First set at 7:15 p.m., second set at 8:45 p.m. Bluegrass, jazz, or R&B accompanied by seasonal beverages, bites and more. $25.; 914/698-9275.

Sat., Feb. 2

“THE IMMIGRANT SONG” CONCERT. Temple Israel, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle. 7:30 p.m. Concert celebrates the immigrant experience, both the joy and hope and the hardship and pain of moving to a new place and culture. Concert will present a sweeping array of music from the newly arrived to those whose voyage took place generations ago. Cantor Randall Schloss will be joined by his wife, soprano Leah Schloss and Cantor David Rosen, Cantor Tracey Sher and Cantor Mo Glazman; percussionist Jim Weingast and violist Jeremy Klein. Boston jazz pianist David Sparr will make a special appearance. Joining the adults, Kol Simcha, Temple Israel’s youth choir, will perform “Somewhere Out There,” from the animated film, “An American Tail.” A dessert reception will follow. Open to all. $36 for adults; $18 for students and seniors; $5 for children; free for tots under 6. 914/235-1800 or

LOVE ACOUSTIC STYLE. The Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers Lane, Wilton. 8 p.m. An intimate evening of heart-warming and toe-tapping acoustic love songs. Valentine reception to follow with a toast and delectable treats. $35. 203/762-7629;

LARRY CAMPBELL AND TERESA WILLIAMS. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 8 p.m. A Common Ground Coffeehouse concert. Special guest: Mark Erelli. Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and Williams is a singer-guitarist. $30.

Sun., Feb. 3

WINTER INTERLUDE. Classroom Building, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 3 p.m. Chamber music concert featuring music of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. $20 general admission; $18 seniors; $14 students. 914/606-6262’

SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER. Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. 3 p.m. Young Artist Showcase will feature three winners of the Symphony’s 5th annual Young Artist Concerto Competition who will play a movement of a Baroque or early classical concerto with the fully professional orchestra. The Symphony will also perform compositions written by 10 students from the Composers of the Future program. Snow date: Feb. 2. $15 for adults; $5 for children and students. or 914/654-4926.

Fri., Feb. 8

GALLERY CONCERT: ELLEN WEISS. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 6-8 p.m. Free and open to all ages. She is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 914/738-2525.

Sun., Feb. 10

JAZZ BRUNCH. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Features the Arcadia Jazz Trio. $55 per person includes buffet brunch by Corner Stone Caterers; wine & champagne.

WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC FRIENDS & FAMILY CONCERT.  Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Rachael Worby conducting; special guest: Savion Glover. An unforgettable afternoon of music, tap dance and the fireworks. On the program: Copland, Gould, Vivaldi and more. 0Kids attend free with a paid adult. $28.50-$95.50. 914/328-1600

Thurs., Feb. 14

ABBA DANCING DREAM VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. One of the best ABBA tributes since ABBA itself. $89 plus tax per person; $55 plus tax show only. 914/592-2268 x804.

KATYA GRINEVA. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. A world-celebrated performer, who has the distinction of being a Steinway artist, Ms. Grineva will present an evening of beautiful music to benefit The Music Hall’s nonprofit mission. $45 & $75. www.tarrytown

Fri., Feb. 15

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck., 8 p.m. Bluegrass music. $52 & $45. 914/698-0098;


Sat., Feb. 2

SALSA SATURDAYS. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 8 Lewis St., Greenwich. Every Saturday. 5 p.m. Open salsa nights. Family, friends and guests welcome. $15. 203/869-1800.

DIAVOLO: ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Leaping, flying and falling, this contemporary dance company utilizes trust, teamwork and imagination in large, surreal architectural playgrounds to create metaphors of life through dance and movement. $65, $45 & $30.

Mon., Feb. 4

FREE SQUARE DANCING FUN NIGHT. Katonah Methodist Church Parish Hall, 44 Edgemont Rd., Katonah. 7:30-9 p.m. Hosted by Friendly Squares Dance Club. This is an enjoyable fun activity for all ages and also an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Open to singles, couples and families. For additional information call Tee at 914/433-2919.

Wed., Feb. 20, Apr. 24 & June 26

WEDNESDAY DANCE WITH BALLET DES AMÉRIQUES. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. French-American choreographer Carole Alexis and her Port Chester-based Ballet des Amériques dance company bring a rich and sprawling repertoire to the Tarrytown Music Hall in a new series called Westchester Wednesday Dance. These weekday evenings of dance offer audiences a break in the workday routine and a chance to witness the original work of the Music Hall’s company in residence. Treat yourself to a Wednesday night of vibrant culture! $20 & $35.


Sat., Feb. 2

MUSSOLINI: THE MAN BEHIND THE UNIFORM. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Lecture by Toni McKeen. $25. Register at or 914/771-8700.

Tues., Feb. 5

SHOCKING BODIES: ELECTRICITY AND MEDICINE IN THE 18TH CENTURY. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Doors open at 6:20 p.m., reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by lecture at 7 p.m. by Dr. Paola Bertucci, Associate Professor of History and History of Medicine and Curator of the History of Science and Technology Division, Peabody Museum, Yale University. She will illuminate the connections between the first uses of electricity in medicine and the fashionable performances that literally electrified audiences. $15 for non-members. Reservations required at; click on “Reservations.”

Thurs., Feb. 7

BEYOND THE NILE: ANCIENT ROME IN THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Lecture by Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe explores the artistic interplay and partisan cultural influence between these two great civilizations—Ancient Rome and Ancient Egypt. Learn how mummification was kept in style once the Romans conquered the land, but put a classical spin on the method, or how two sets of gods merged together to form a third set with characteristics similar to both cultures.  $25. Register at or 914/771-8700.

Wed., Feb. 13

CINQUE TERRE: THE CROWNING JEWEL OF THE ITALIAN RIVIERA. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Lecture by Joseph Spedaliere. $25. Register at or 914/771-8700.

Fri., Feb. 15

LEONARDO DA VINCI: MASTERPIECES AND MYSTERY. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7 p.m. Lecture by John Coppola. Register at or 914/771-8700.


Thru Feb. 24

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Thurs.-Sat.  dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Sun., lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m.; dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. and Wed., Thurs. & some Fri. matinees lunch at 11:30 a.m., show at 1 p.m. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s comes to life in this Tony Award-winning musical revue. Experience the heart and soul of Harlem where the onset of swing joined ranks with the rhythms of ragtime and the passions of jazz, creating an explosive musical movement. Dinner and show prices range between $59 and $89 plus tax depending on performance chosen. Beverage service and gratuities not included in price. 914/592-2222;

Fri., Feb. 1

“CLUE ON STAGE.” Stepinac High School, 950 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 7 p.m.  Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, this hilarious whodunit takes place on a dark and stormy might when six unique guests, plus a butler and maid, assemble for a dinner party. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe. Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. $10 all ages. Tickets will be sold at the door on the day of each performance.

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 1-10

“RENT.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. Fri.-Sun. at 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 2 p.m. Presented by Random Farms Kids’ Theatre. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.  Contains mature themes and language. $20 & $25.

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 1-23

“SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.” Curtain Call, Inc., 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. This is a fictitious account of the romantic life of the Bard as he sets out to write “Romeo and Juliet.” The story, at heart, is a romantic comedy in which the young Shakespeare finds himself falling for the courtly Viola de Lesseps, who has disguised herself as a boy in order to perform on stage. The play celebrates the way magic and mystery are borne out of the chaos and confusion that surround bringing theatrical productions to life. $35 for adults; $25 for senior citizens and $17.50 for children. Thrifty Thursday tickets on Feb. 14 & 27 are $27.50. 203/461-6358 x36 or

Fri., Feb. 8-10 & 15-17

“ANNIE.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport, Ct. Evenings at 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun. at 1:30 p.m. A perfect musical for the whole family. $45. 203/227-4177.

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 8-17

TWISTED VALENTINES FESTIVAL. Axial Theatre, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. Feb. 8 & 15 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 9 & 16 at 3 & 8 p.m.; Feb. 10 & 17 at 4 p.m. Festival features seven original one- act plays that, through comedy, drama and a skillful blend of both, probe the depths of joy, despair and everything else that follows when Cupid’s arrows strike—or miss-their mark. The plays are: “The Revelator,” “Plattsburgh,” “The Ninth Circle of Hell,” “Dream Lover,” “Sleeping Dogs,” “The Circus Acrobat Girl” and “Requiem for a Third Wheel.” $27.50 general admission; $22.50 seniors and students. For additional information call 914/286-7680 or go to

Wed., Feb. 13

“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. 2019 production of The Vagina Monologues is raising funds for Hope’s Door and My Sisters' Place. $29, $65 & $175 premium.


THE GREAT RACE. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Sat., Feb. 2-Mar. 30. Narrates the travels of the 12 zodiac animals to the Jade Emperor to solidify their place in the Chinese calendar. Each ceramic artist has chosen one animal of the zodiac to represent in clay—their own unique history shapes their contemporary interpretation. Each artist will provide information as to why they chose each animal and how it is relevant to contemporary culture. There will be an opening reception Sat., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment.

YOUNG ARTISTS ON THE RISE 2018. Mamaroneck Artist Guild, 126 Mamaroneck Ave., Larchmont. Thru Feb. 9. Artwork from local high school students. Participating schools include Maria Regina High School, Mamaroneck High School, French American High School of New York and New Rochelle High School. There will be a reception Wed., Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m. Snow date: Thurs., Feb. 7. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/834-1117;

A FRENCH AFFAIR: DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS FROM THE HORVITZ COLLECTION. Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, Ct. Thru Mar. 29. The 80 works on view comprise two separate exhibitions—Imaging Text: Drawings for French Book Illustrations and 17th and 18th Century French Paintings. Feb. 2: Gallery Talk: Drawing for Books in 18th Century France with Sarah Cantor, PhD. At 12 p.m..; Feb. 7: Art in Focus: Pierre-Paul Prud’hon with Michelle DiMarzo, PhD., at 11 a.m. Feb.  9: Family Day: Fun with Book Illustration. 2 sessions 1-4 p.m. Feb. 12: Performance: ekphrasis vii. 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 21: Gallery Talk: Drawings to Prints at 5 p.m. Feb. 27: A Drawing Party 7-9 p.m. Mar. 6: Lecture: 18th-century French Drawings at 5 p.m.  with Elizabeth Rudy Ph.D. All events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is recommended.

BURIED TREASURES OF THE SILK ROAD. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Sat., Feb. 9-June 2. Showcases the collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection at the museum. Features dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics and other antiquities. Feb. 27: 1-2 p.m. Kirsten Reinhardt will give a Curator’s Talk on the collection. Free to visitors with paid admission. Mar. 18: 10-11 a.m. Virginia Bower, Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia will discuss “Of Camels and Kings: The Silk Road and Tang Dynasty Tomb Sculpture. $10 for non-members. Apr. 18: 6-8 p.m. David Ake Ssnsabaugh will present “Providing for the Afterlife in Han Dynasty China.” Museum hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. 203/869-0376;

THE CREATIVE SPIRIT. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Tues., Feb. 12-Mar. 2. There will be an opening reception Sat., Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m. Members’ group exhibition on Creativity: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/934-1117;

ONE FINE DAY. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Feb. 23. Solo exhibition features paintings on Mylar by Jackie Battenfield. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. 914/834-8077;

INTENT AND PURPOSE. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Feb. 23. Exhibition of works by Meg Hitchcock, Michiyo Ihara and Eleanor White. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment.

THE BORSCHT BELT: REVISITING THE REMAINS OF AMERICA’S JEWISH VACATIONLAND. Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Thru Fri, Feb. 22. Exhibition features Marisa Scheinfeld’s large-scale color photographs of the abandoned remains of once-famous resort hotels of the Catskill Mountain region. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thurs. 4-6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 914/606-6835.

DEEP SKIN. Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Mar. 4-Apr. 12. Features paintings, drawings and prints by Cynthia Lin that originate from images of skin. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thurs. evenings, 4-6 p.m.; 914/606-6835.

MASTERPIECES FROM THE MUSEUM OF CARTOON ART. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Apr. 20. Exhibition will showcase more than 100 original works celebrating the history of this unique art form in America including comic strips, newspaper panels, comic books, editorial cartoons, magazine cartoons, caricature, illustration and animation. Feb. 18: Lecture Breaking into the Boys Club: A Whirlwind History of Women and Cartooning by Jenny Robb, Curator and Associate Professor at the Billy Ireland. Mar. 7: Panel tribute to the Golden Age of Cartooning in Connecticut with Cullen Murphy, Chance Browne, Brian, Greg and Neal Walker. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. 203/869-0376;

UP AND DOWN: GLOBAL VISIONS. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Thru Mar. 2. The works of Nestor Madalengoitia & Tova Snyder, two unique artists with two unique view of the world. Hours: Mon. & Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

GHOSTS: FRENCH HOLOCAUST CHILDREN. Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, Ct. Thru Mar. 2. An installation of sculptural and photographic work by Hirsch Projects. There will be a public talk with the artist, Robert Hirsch, Wed., Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 12-4 p.m.

MINIATURING MODERNISM: RICHARD PETTIBONE PAINTS THE NEUBERGER’S RICKEY COLLECTION. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru June 17. A display of some of the abstract works by well-known artists that were collected over time by George and Edith Rickey. Exhibited alongside the Pettibone works on view are their large-scale corresponding prints, paintings and sculptures.,

PRESSED FOR TIME: BOTANICAL COLLECTING AS GENTEEL PASTIME OR SCIENTIFIC PURSUIT? Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Mar. 3. Widely popular nationwide in the 1820s, botanical collecting was practiced by both laymen and professionals. Highlighting botanical collecting in Connecticut from 1885-1944, this exhibition presents numerous beautiful and fragile historical herbarium sheets. These pressed and dried plants were made for both study and pleasure, destined to be useful for decades after collection. Visitors will be introduced to the many collectors and learn of the diverse reasons they collected their specimens--some collected for purely scientific reasons; others to enjoy relaxing walks in the fields. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. 203/869-0376;

THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Apr. 7. Exhibition presents a thought-provoking examination of how far medical technology advanced across the 19th century—and how once-revolutionary concepts and instruments became commonplace. The exhibition showcases approximately 100 artifacts ranging from surgical tools to quack patent medicines to early x-ray tubes, telling the story of how various branches of diagnostic and therapeutic medicine evolved. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. 203/869-0376;

HISTORY IS…SEVEN WAYS WE CONNECT TO HISTORY. Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. Thru Sept. 7. Exhibit encourages visitors to reflect on the role history plays at different stages in their lives and explores the ways individuals look at, define and interpret history. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-4 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors & students; free for members, children under 18 and for all on the first Wednesday each month.; 203/869-6899.

WAXING POETIC. Pelham Art Center, 155 Firth Ave., Pelham. Thru Spring 2019. To Wax Poetic is to grow more expansive or expressive lyrically. Growth and transformation are inherent in the verb to wax, and within the creative or poetic process itself. Each of the six New York based artists in this exhibition has created a symbolic language, or aesthetic, using encaustic paint. Encaustic is the ancient medium of beeswax, resin and pigment, applied while molten. The medium is highly adaptable, and each artist has works selected to show the possibilities of the medium and the breadth of their vision. The new public artwork by Sui Park in the courtyard consists of five exciting creations that hang, lay and stand in different areas in the courtyard and around the art center. The materials are non-durable, disposable, trivial and easily consumed. Hours: Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

BRETT SLAVIN EXHIBITION AND SALE. Slavin Studios, The Mariner, 21 Willett Ave., Port Chester. Ongoing. Ceramic sculpture and functional wares.  914/671-4252.

COASTAL SCENE. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Permanent. The Bruce Museum has acquired and installed this painting by Alfred Thomas Bricher, a well-known 19th century American landscape artist. The painting, which currently hangs behind the information desk in the front lobby of the Museum, is a fine example of luminist painting.

CHINESE FOLKTALE: KAI AND THE DRAGON. Rye Town Park Administration Building, 95 Dearborn Ave., Rye. Permanent installation. Clay Art Center invites individuals and families of all ages to celebrate this mural installed on the wall surrounding the historic buildings in Rye Town Park. This mural project was created and installed during the summer of 2009 by local ceramic artist Sarah Coble who created the clay tiles with elements sculpted in relief so that the mural seems to move and flow like the waterfront it faces. The tiles narrate a folktale about a young boy named Kai who fights against adversity to save his town and outwit a fearsome dragon. The vibrant tiles also reference the historic Dragon Coaster of Playland amusement park and the inspiring waters of Long Island Sound. It was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rye Town Park. It was made possible by ArtsWestchester’s Municipal Challenge Grant, funded by Verizon and in partnership with the Rye Town Park Commission and the Clay Art Center. or 914/937-2047.

HOPE MURAL. Café Brazil Courtyard, North Main Street between Westchester Avenue and Adee Street, Port Chester. Sponsored by Hope House and the Westchester Arts Council.

SCULPTURE FOR PERMANENT EXHIBIT. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. The Museum has acquired a major sculpture by the French/American artist Gaston Lachaise titled “Man Walking (Portrait of Lincoln Kirstein).” Lachaise was one of the pioneers of modern art in the early decades of the 20th century. The sculpture depicts author, impresario and patron of the arts, Lincoln Kirstein, who with George Balanchine established the School of American Ballet which later became the NYC Ballet. “Man Walking” is the finest piece of 20th century sculpture in the Bruce collection and is currently on view in the entrance rotunda of the Museum. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. 203/869-0376 or

CHANGES IN OUR LAND. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Permanent exhibit. Exhibition addresses environmental history from global to local perspectives and from ancient times to the present. This visual display of the environmental and historical development of the area includes a mineral gallery, wigwam, life-size woodland habitat and a live-animal marine tank. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Admission: $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. www.brucemuseumorg; 203/869-0376.


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