Joey Watson is one of the artists featured in the exhibition Reinvented: Future Now at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester Sept. 23-Nov. 11. See “Exhibits” for details.
Joey Watson is one of the artists featured in the exhibition Reinvented: Future Now at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester Sept. 23-Nov. 11. See “Exhibits” for details.

Benefits

Sun., Sept. 24

FEDERATED CONSERVATIONISTS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY FALL BENEFIT-CLEARWATER SAIL. Historic Yonkers Pier, 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Two sailings aboard Pete Seeger’s historic Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Meet local environmentalists and hear about the Hudson River’s history and ecology. Learn how to navigate the sloop and enjoy sea chanteys. Tickets are $150; free for children under 3 and $50 for ages 3-12. www.eventbrite.com/e/fcws-fall-benefit-clearwater-sail-tickets-36762831619#tickets.

Thurs., Sept. 28

6TH ANNUAL SPRYE BENEFIT. Willow Ridge Country Club, 123 North St., Harrison. 6-8 p.m. Event will honor Roz and Joe Carvin of Rye Brook. Both Roz and Joe have long been involved in many community initiatives and organizations, giving of their time and resources. Besides being a former SPRYE Board member for six years, Roz still volunteers as a SPRYE driver, taking members to their medical appointments or helping them with grocery shopping and other essential errands. SPRYE ‘s mission is to enable older adults in Harrison, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook to live safely and independently in their homes while remaining fully engaged in community life. The benefit will feature a silent auction, including destinations and gift certificates for beauty services, restaurants and more. A jewelry raffle and a wine toss will add to the fun. $95. For information or to purchase tickets, call 914-481-5706. 

Classes

SATURDAY DROP IN. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Saturday 2-4 p.m. Sept. 30 & Oct. 7 will feature Halloween-themed projects. Each class is $30 for adults; $20 for children under 12. Fees include materials and firing. Tickets go on sale each Saturday at 10 a.m. for that day. 914/937-2047.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Oct. 1

JAZZ FORUM CONCERTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown.  Sept. 22 & 23:  Joe Lovano Quartet, 7 & 9 p.m. $25. Sept. 24: Laura Dreyer & The Manhattan/Rio Connection. 4 & 6 p.m. $15. Sept. 29 & 30: John Patitucci Trio. 7 & 9 p.m. $25. Oct. 1: Roger Davidson Quartet, 4 & 6 p.m. $15. 914/631-1000.

Fri., Sept. 22

MATTHEW SWEET. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Sweet is the leading figure of the American pop power revival. $30, $34 & $45. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Sept. 23

ERIC THOMAS. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. Enjoy a musical presentation featuring Eric Thomas on jazz flute with keyboard. 914/667-4116; www.nps.gov/sapa.

PESKY J. NIXON. Common Ground Coffeehouse, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. Special guest: Kirsten Maxwell. www.commongroundconcerts.com.

CYRILLE AIMÉE. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua. 8 p.m. Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée will perform at the opening night of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25-$75 and are available at Ticketmaster.com, 800/745-3000 or in person on the night of the show at the lobby box office.

CHARLIE LAGOND & FRIENDS. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk. 8 p.m. Free. Jazztastique celebrates the unique masters of jazz and is presented by the Friends of North Castle Public Library and the Lagond Music School. www.northcastlelibrary.org or 914/323-3887.

Tues., Sept. 26

THE DUPREES. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. Frank Corso, the Italian-born singing sensation, brings his show to WBT. $84 plus tax per person for dinner and show; $50 plus tax show only. 914/592-2222.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24

ANNUAL ST. PIO FESTIVAL. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. Fri., 5-10 p.m., Sat., 5-11 p.m. and Sun., 12-7 p.m. Enjoy live Italian music, entertainment and food vendors all weekend long. Special concert Sat., Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. featuring Village People, Sugarhill Gang, Alfa, Luci & Norma Jean formerly of Chic and from the TV show “America’s Got Talent” Angelica Hale & Evie Claire. For information go to www.wiccny.org.

Sun., Sept. 24

JAY DAY FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the 2013 Hudson River Ramble! With storyteller Jonathan Kruk as John Jay and the music of the Hudson River Ramblers. Falconry demonstration by Jim Eyring. Step back to the days and intrigue of the Revolutionary War in Rye and explore our American heritage at the historic home of John Jay and his family. Pony rides, farmers markets, children’s crafts, cider and cheese tastings, music; tours by costumed docents; face painting and balloon animals. $30 per Family; $10 per individual. 914/698-9275.9

Dance

Mon., Sept. 25

FREE SQUARE DANCING FUN NIGHT. Katonah Methodist Church Parish Hall, 44 Edgemont Rd., Katonah, 7:30-9 p.m. An enjoyable activity for all ages, square dancing is a lot of fun and great exercise for both body and mind. It’s also a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Open to singles, couples and families. Casual attire; no experience necessary. For information call Tee at 914/433-2919.

Films

Fri.-Thurs., Sept. 22-28

CONTEMPORARY ARAB CINEMA. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Sept. 22: “The Insult.” 7:30 p.m. A modern-day fable about dignity and justice in Lebanon. Opening night with reception. In Arabic with subtitles. $15. Sept. 23: “In Between.” 4:30 p.m. This engaging, controversial film tells what happens when a veiled Muslim woman moves into a Tel Aviv apartment with a couple of partying Arab-Israelis. In Arabic/Hebrew with subtitles. 7:30 p.m. “Solitaire.” Therese, the wife of a mayor of a small Lebanese village, holds tightly to the memory of her brother, who was killed by a Syrian bomb during the Lebanese Civil War 20 years ago. Arabic with subtitles.  Q&A with filmmaker Sophie Boutros via Skype. Sept. 24: “The Preacher.” 3 p.m. Political thriller about a moderate Muslim television preacher in a largely conservative society. In Arabic with subtitles. Q&A with filmmaker Magdi Ahmed Ali. Sept. 25: “Before the Summer Crowds.” 5 p.m. A wry, incisive look at the Egyptian bourgeoisie, that follows the people on holiday at a beach resort near Alexandria in the off-season. 7:30 p.m. “The Dark Wind.” Q&A with filmmaker Hussein Hassan Ali via Skype. Reko and Pero, a young Yazidi couple, are preparing for their wedding when ISIS fighters attack their village, capturing Pero, along with other women and girls. In Kurdish with subtitles. Sept. 26: “Tramontane.” 5 p.m. Rabih is a blind musician from a small Lebanese village whose band is about to embark on an international trip. He needs a passport. But going to the passport office to perform the mundane task of submitting paperwork proves to be the beginning of a trip of a whole other kind. In Arabic with subtitles. 7:30 p.m. “Clash.” Police in Tahrir Square arrest and lock up a group of Muslim Brotherhood government supporters along with anti-regime demonstrators. In Arabic with subtitles. Q&A filmmaker Mohamed Diab via Skype.  Sept. 27: “Ghost Hunting.” 5 p.m. Filmmaker Raed Andoni places an ad in a Ramallah newspaper, looking for former inmates of West Jerusalem’s notorious interrogation and detention center, Moskobiya. In Arabic with subtitles. 8 p.m. “The Nile Hilton Incident.” this stunning political thriller is based on a true story. In Arabic with subtitles. Sept. 28: 5 p.m. “Last Man in Aleppo. Q&A with filmmaker Feras Fayyad via Skype. Film follows the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who rush toward explosions in the hope of saving lives. In Arabic with subtitles. 8 p.m. “Hedi,” a touching, provocative portrait of male suffocation in traditional Muslim society and a universal tale of having to choose between love and duty. In Arabic with subtitles. Films are $13 for non-members unless noted otherwise. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Wed., Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 25; Nov. 8 & 15

EMELIN THEATRE FILM CLUB. 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 p.m. Fall session features six new independent films $125. To join call 914/698-0098 or log on to www.emelin.org.

Lectures

Thurs., Sept. 28

FROM THE HEART: A TREASURY OF ITALIAN SONGS. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7 p.m. Presented by William Ronayne. This is a 1-hour video presentation featuring a collection of some of the most beautiful and beloved songs of Mario Lanza, the opera legend. $25. Register at www.wiccny.org.

Sat., Sept. 30

THE FOUR “C’S” OF THE ART OF NAPLES. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Presented by Toni McKeen. Cameo, corals, capodimonte and Carravagio. Discover the history of skills of these magnificent artworks. $25. Register at www.wiccny.org.

OVER HERE: TRACING THE IMPACT OF WWI ON AMERICAN SOCIETY. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. Prof. Stephen Ortiz of SUNY Binghamton will speak. 914/667-4116

Theater

Thru Sept. 24

“GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.” Dressing Room Theatre, Curtain Call Inc., 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. matinee at 2 p.m. Show is based on the hit movie set in 1967 and explores a progressive couple’s proud liberal sensibilities as they are put to the test when their daughter arrives home with an expected fiancé. $32 for adults; $25 for senior citizens and $16 for children up to age 21. 203/461-6358 or www.curtaincallinc.com.

Sat., Sept. 23

“STORY PIRATES.” White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 2 p.m. Celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a big, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional actors and musicians. $23 for adults; $19 for ages 12 & younger. 914/328-1600.

“SENSE & SENSIBILITY.” Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. Presented by the Aquila Theatre Company. Based on Jane Austen’s novel, this play portrays the socioeconomic world where the choices for women are limited. $24 general admission; $22 students & seniors; $18 children under 13 and free for WCC students. www.sunywcc.edu/smartarts.

“JUST TRUST.” Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center, 3 Owen(s) Rd., N. Salem. 8 p.m. Written and performed by Amy Stiller, this is a semi-autobiographical journey of a spiritually desperate woman striving to emotionally survive as the only non-famous person in a very famous family. $25. 914/277-8477; www.schoolhousetheater.org.

Thru Oct. 14

“DAMN YANKEES.” Kweskin Theatre, Curtain Call, Inc. 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.; $32 for adults; $25 for senior citizens and $16 for children up to age 21. Thurs., Sept. 28, Oct. 5 & 12 all seats are $25. 203/461-6358.

Thru Nov. 26 & Dec. 28-Jan. 28

“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Wed., Thurs. & some Fri. matinees, 11:30 a.m. lunch; 1 p.m. show. Thurs.-Sat. evenings 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; Sun. matinees 12 p.m. lunch, 1:30 p.m. show and Sunday evening dinner 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. show. $56-$84 plus tax depending on performance chosen. 914/592-2222.b

Exhibits

REINVENTED: FUTURE NOW. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Sat., Sept. 23-Nov. 11.  There will be an opening reception Sat., Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m. Exhibit highlights the future of ceramic art and the cutting-edge technologies that are pushing ceramic artists to take risks and explore new ways of creating. There will be a symposium Sat., Sept. 23 from 2:30-5 p.m. moderated by Bryan Czibesz, Associate Professor SUNY New Paltz and a panel of innovators and forerunners of the digital age. Exhibit hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment[JA1] .

ART FOR POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 40 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua. Sat., Sept. 23. 4-7 p.m. The Arts Center has partnered with Love Art Gallery to present this pop-up exhibition and reception. The exhibition will feature a group of 12 artists from Connecticut and New York sharing a cross section of work focusing on social issues from race to feminism to politics. 914/458-5143.

BEATLES ART SHOW AND SALE. C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 24. A unique exhibit featuring hand-signed artwork from Paul, John, George and Ringo. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

ART EXHIBIT. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Weekends thru September. 12-4 p.m. Works by local artists on view in the Main House Gallery. 914/864-7282.

A STUDIO IN THE GALLERY: THE PLAYFUL UNIVERSE OF IGNACIO ITURRIA. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Sun., Sept. 24-Feb. 25. For Iturria, one of Uruguay’s leading artists, childhood tableaux are inspiration for the canvases he paints. This interactive exhibition illustrates key moments in his trajectory of the past 30 years and features a living studio in which the artist will work in collaboration with Purchase College students to create new works during a two-month residency. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m., Wed., 12-8 p.m. $5 general public; $3 seniors 62+ and students; free for children 12 & under. www.neuberger.org.

YOLANDA SANCHEZ: A VERDANT HEART, GAMEZ DE FRANCISCO: NEW WORK & JUNE GLASSON: NEW WORK.  Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Oct. 28. Works by three artists. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Thru Oct. 28. Artists examine social issues through the lens of childhood dreams, fables and humor. For gallery hours call 914/738-2525.

THE AMERICAN DREAM COLLECTION. Westchester Children’s Museum, Playland Park, Rye. Thru end of Dec. Works by Lynn Mara. 914/421-5050.

IN THE LIMELIGHT: TOULOUSE-LAUTREC PORTRAITS FROM THE HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Sat., Sept. 23-Jan. 7. Henri de Tourlouse-Lautrec in most well- known for his pictures of the café-concert and the entertainers who performed there. This exhibition focuses on the artist’s portraits of entertainers, the people who became icons of the Parisian nightlife and explores the relationship between portraiture, caricature and the rise of the cult of celebrity in the late 19th century.  Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students ages 5-22 with valid ID; free for children under 5 and members. www.brucemuseum.org.

ESPERANZA MAYOBRE. Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Thru Nov. 22. Mayobre is a Venezuelan artist living in Brooklyn whose multidisciplinary work uses materials in unconventional ways to address a range of topics. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thurs. 4-6 p.m. www.sunywcc.edu/gallery or 914/606-6621.

JANET BIGGS: A STEP ON THE SUN. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 22. In this video installation, Biggs documents sulfur workers as they extract minerals from inside Indonesia’s fiery Ijen volcano. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m.; Wed. 12-8 p.m. $5 general public; $3 seniors (62+) and students. www.neuberger.org.

NIKON’S SMALL WORLD. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Oct. 20. This traveling exhibition showcases the top 20 award-winning photographs and additional honor mentions in Nikon’s 2016 Photomicrography Competition. The images show the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. These super close-up photographs are judged by independent experts on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students ages 5-22 with valid ID; free for children under 5 and members. www.brucemuseum.org.

ROMARE BEARDEN: ABSTRACTION. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 22. Bearden is recognized as one of America’s great 20th century artists best known for his uniquely textured collages evoking the history, culture, richness and tension of the African-American experience. Exhibit features his largely unknown works. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m.; Wed. 12-8 p.m. $5 general public; $3 seniors (62+) and students. www.neuberger.org.

GEORGE WHARTON EDWARDS: ILLUSTRATOR, PAINTER, WRITER. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Nov. 25. Wharton was a turn-of-the-century painter, illustrator and author who lived in Greenwich. Show features more than 30 paintings, drawings and sketches that spotlight his art—picturesque American and European scenes in a variety of media. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students ages 5-22 with valid ID; free for children under 5 and members. www.brucemuseum.org.

JIM AND JANE HENSON: CREATIVE WORK, CREATIVE PLAY. Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. Thru Oct. 8. Explores the Henson’s Greenwich years, during which the pair’s creative energy set the backdrop for both work and family life as they laid the foundations for what would results in a global entertainment phenomenon. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-4 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 students and seniors; free to members and chil

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