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March 28, 2019 at 8:53 a.m.
Arts & Entertainment
Arts & Entertainment

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Mon. & Tues., Apr. 1 & 2

“BIG RIVER.” Curtain Call Inc., Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. 7 p.m. All roles are open. Especially seeking African American actors for leading and featured roles. Performances will be June 7-22; rehearsals begin Apr. 8. Full details including audition scenes and songs are available at


Thurs., Apr. 4-June 13

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE CELEBRITY SALON SERIES. Various private homes. Events raise funds for student scholarships. Apr. 4: Lisa Friel. 7 pm. at an art-filled home above Bronxville. Friel, special counsel for investigations at the NFL, once led the sex crime prosecution unit in the Manhattan DA’s office. She will discuss how domestic violence, child abuse and sexual misconduct became private sector issues and how the handling of these matters has evolved, especially in today’s #metoo era. Apr. 8: Maureen Sherry. 7 p.m. at a 1920s-era Edgemont home. Once the youngest managing director at Bear Stearns, she will discuss why she is bullish about women in finance.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at all salons. $165 per event. Additional events will be listed in upcoming issues.; 914/606-6558.

Sat., Apr. 6

WHEN ALL BOATS RISE. Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club, 555 S. Barry Ave., Mamaroneck. 6:30 p.m. cocktails; 7:45 p.m. dinner and dancing. A benefit to support Port Chester Carver Center. Special guest DJ: April Larken. For tickets go to


Thru Sun., Apr. 7

LUCY’S LAUGH LOUNGE. 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. Mar. 29: Steve Hofstetter. 8 p.m.  Mar. 30: Saturday Early Show at 6 p.m.  Samantha Bednarz is hosting a WILD night of comedy with some of the best comics working today! Richie Redding at 8 p.m.  Apr. 3: Waist Up Open Mic. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tanya Cooper hosts a new monthly comedy open mic where the only thing off limits is what’s below your belt! Apr. 5: Chrissie Mayr Headlining. 7:30 p.m. She is a stand- up comedian, writer, and on-air personality. $20. Apr. 7: Bob Nelson. 8 p.m. Watching a Bob Nelson live performance is like watching several different types of top comedians all rolled up into one.  $25. Admission is for ages 16 & over or 13 & over with a parent. 914/200-4812.

Fri., Mar. 29

COMEDIANS FROM “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT.” Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Paul Mercurio, Nick Griffin and Bonnie McFarlane. $39 & $30.; 914/698-0098.

Fri. & Sat., Mar. 29 & 30

PABLO FRANCISCO. Yonkers Comedy Club, Ridge Hill Mall, Yonkers. 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Ages 16 & over. 2 drink minimum. $30 & $40.

Sat., Apr. 6

VIC DIBITETTO. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. He is a super high-energy comedian who's made audiences rock with laughter in theaters and casinos all over the country. $37.50 & $47.50.


Thru Sun., Apr. 7

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Mar. 29 & 30: Fred Hersch Trio at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25.  Mar. 31: Sergio Pereira Brazilian Jazz celebrating Zoho CD. $15-$20. Apr. 5 & 6: Chico Freeman Quartet. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25 & $30. Apr. 7: Massimo Farao Quartet featuring Nicola Barbon, Steve Williams and Rita Payes. 4 & 6 p.m. $15 & $20.; 914/631-1000.

Fri., Mar. 29

THE MUSIC OF CREAM. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. The 50th anniversary world tour. $35, $45 & $55.

Sat., Mar. 30

DOM FLEMONS PRESENTS “BLACK COWBOYS.” Common Grounds Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. He is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist and is considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones. $25. For tickets go to

Sun., Mar. 31

MOZART: REQUIEM. Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 3 p.m. The adult choirs of Rye Presbyterian Church and Christ’s Church Rye accompanied by orchestra with Ruardaidh Sutherland, organ and Jason Charneski, conductor. $10 suggested donation. 914/967-0842;

AN EVENING WITH POCO AND JIM MESSINA. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. This is a rare chance to see these two iconic bands on the same night, performing the hits for which they are best known. For more than 50 years, Poco’s distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock. Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. $58-$88.

Fri., Apr. 5

ARIAS & DUETS FROM THE CLASSICS. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 3 p.m. Free. Performed by the Bronx Opera Company accompanied by music on the 1830 Erben pipe organ. 914/667-4116.

RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC ON STAGE: CLARE MALONEY WITH PETER CALO. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 9:30 p.m. Internationally acclaimed vocalist. $25. www.tarrytown

Sat., Apr. 6

I AM KING: THE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE. Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. Experience the magical life and achievements of the greatest entertainer of all time. Michael Firestone performs as Jackson. $24 general admission; $22 non-WCC students, seniors; $18 children under 18.

Sun., Apr. 7

TIEMPO LIBRE. PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. They perform dance music—an exhilarating mix of contemporary sonorities, jazz harmonies and seductive Latin rhythms. $45, $35 & $25.

WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ALL-BEETHOVEN FINALE. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 5. Features violinist Pamela Frank together with conductor Jaime Laredo. A pre-concert discussion with the artists at 2 p.m.—free for ticketholders. $98, $76 & $36.

NATHAN LEE. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 4 p.m. Piano virtuoso plays Bach’s Partita No. 4 in D Major, Mozart’s Adagio for piano in B Minor, Kapustin, Variations for Piano, Op. 41, Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 in B minor and Grunfeld’s Soiree de Vienne, Op. 56. $30, $35 & $25.; 914/698-0098.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Sun., Apr. 7

JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM FOLK ART FESTIVAL. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free and open to all ages. Cherry blossoms are celebrated in Japan as a herald of hope and a bright future. Festival will feature a Japanese Taiko drum performance with colorful Japanese music & dancing, followed by workshops in Ikebana and Origami.; 914/738-2525.


Sat., Apr. 6

DANCE OFF THE GRID. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck.  8 p.m.  Performances by choreographers Caleb Teicher, Abigail Zbikowski and Malini Srinivasan, who are redefining today’s dance landscape. $30 & 20.; 914/698-0098.

Wed., 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.


Tues-Wed., Apr. 2-17

WESTCHESTER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Apr. 2: “You Only Die Twice.” 6:30 p.m. Opening night with reception. $25. Also showing Apr. 4, 7, 11 & 13. Apr. 2: The New Black.” Opening night with reception at 7 p.m. $25. Also showing Apr. 4, 6, 9, 12 & 15. Shows are $16 for non-members unless noted otherwise. For a complete list of all films and times go to

Wed., Apr. 3, 10, 24, May 8, 15 & 22

EMELIN FILM CLUB SPRING 2019. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 p.m. Six of the best new critically-acclaimed independent films from around the world. Films span a wide range of genre and subject matter. Titles of the films are not known prior to screening which adds to the fun. Q&A after each film with special guest(s). $125.; 914/698-0098.

Thurs., Apr. 4

“CELLING YOUR SOUL.” Stepinac High School, 950 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 7 p.m. Free and open to the community. Film is an examination of our love/hate relationship with digital devices from the first digitally socialized generation and what we can do about it.


Thurs., Apr. 25

GREAT BOOKS FORUM. Gateway Center, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Theme: Imperial Narratives.   Junot Diaz’s “Drown.” No reservations necessary.


Tues., Apr. 2

WJCS GALA. Brae Burn Country Club, Barnes Road, Purchase. 6:30 p.m. Honoree is Neil Sandler WJCS Board President for the past three years. Register at


Mon., Apr. 1

ADM. JAMES STAVRIDIS. Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, Ct. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. The author, monthly columnist for “Time” magazine and chief International Security Analyst of NBC News will discuss 21st Century Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities. He will address navigating leadership roles at every level and will highlight key tools that all leaders need to succeed in the 21st century. After the lecture Adm. Stavridis will be available for a book signing. To reserve a seat, go to

Thurs., Apr. 4

LEADING LADIES OF THE RENAISSANCE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7-9 p.m. Presented by Carla Gambescia. Explore the lives and legacies of Italy's “Renaissance Women,” as well as several lesser known Italian women. These ladies inspired famous artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, and Michelangelo.  $25 for non-members. Register at

Sat., Apr. 6

VENETIAN WOMEN AND THEIR STATUS IN SOCIETY. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Presented by Toni McKeen. The lives of women from the various social classes of Venetian society all tell different stories. Lecture will cover the life of one of the most famous courtesans of Venice, Veronica Franco, as well as many others. $25. Register at


Sun., Mar. 31

VERDI “REQUIEM.” White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains. 3 p.m. Presented by the Taconic Opera. The Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass for the deceased and includes four soloists, double choir and orchestra. Also to be performed Sat., Mar. 30 at the Ossining United Methodist Church, 1 Emwilton Place at 3 p.m. $27; $20 for seniors and $15 for students. or 855/886-7372.


Tues., Apr. 16

NICHOLAS POWERS. Gateway Building, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 9:30-10:45 a.m. Free. The poet, journalist, activist and professor will read from his works—his books include “The Ground Below Zero” and “Theater of War.” He also co-hosts the NYC College Poetry Slam at the Nuyorican Café. 914/606-6716.


Thru May 26

DISNEY’S “NEWSIES.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Wed., Thurs. and some Fri. matinees: lunch at 11:30 a.m.; show at 1 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat.  dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; Sun. matinee lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Musical is based on the 1991 Disney movie about the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, it is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dream only of a better life  far from the hardship of the streets. $59-$89 plus tax, depending on the performance chosen. Beverage service & gratuities are not included in the ticket price.; 914/592-2268.

Fri.-Sun., Mar. 29-Apr. 13

“PROOF.” Whippoorwill Hall Theatre, North Castle Library, Kent Place, Armonk. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. at 3 p.m., Sat., Apr. 13 at 3 p.m. Presented by the Hudson Stage Company. Proof is the intriguing story of an enigmatic young woman, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.  $40; $35 for students and seniors.

Fri-Sun., Mar. 29-Apr. 27

“A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER.” Kweskin Theatre, Curtain Call, Inc., 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford.  Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.; (no performance Easter Sunday, Apr. 21) and Thurs. Apr. 18 & 25 at 8 p.m. A little bit murder mystery, a little bit love story and a lot of laughs, this musical is the story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. $35 for adults; $25 senior citizens and 17.50 for children. Thrifty Thursday tickets are $27.50. 203/461-6358 x36 or


HIDDEN MASTERS: THE EXCEPTIONAL AGING ARTIST HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Thru Thurs., Apr. 11. There will be an opening reception Sat., Mar. 30, 2-5 p.m. Presented by At Home on the Sound. Sat., Apr. 6: Hands-on mixed media collage workshop Collage and Conversation. Free. Tues., Apr. 9: Panel discussion at Larchmont Ave. Church. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/834-1117.

POTS FOR PETS. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Sat., Apr. 6-June 1 with an opening reception Sat., Apr. 6, 6-8 p.m. Celebrating pottery for the “furry members” of our family with handmade dog and cat bowls. 10% of all gallery sales will go to Adopt-a-Dog, a Greenwich, CT nonprofit organization with a shelter in Armonk.

BOCES STUDENT ART EXHIBIT. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. Mon., Apr. 1. 12 p.m. 914/422-1480.

FIBER NOW. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Thru Apr. 27. Artists from a wide range of backgrounds gather together to exhibit works that feature a common “thread”—fiber. Wed., Apr. 3: Free workshop, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 8-adult. Workshops give attendees a chance to participate on a piece that will be included in the exhibition. All are welcome.; no experience necessary. Registration required Apr. 11: Artist Talk at 6 p.m. followed by Q&A. Register at

THE GREAT RACE. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru 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. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment.


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