A scene from the film of “The Nutcracker” which will be shown at The Picture House in Pelham Sun., Dec. 9. See “Film” for details.
A scene from the film of “The Nutcracker” which will be shown at The Picture House in Pelham Sun., Dec. 9. See “Film” for details.

Auditions

Mon. & Tues., Dec. 10 & 11

“ANNIE.” Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. for orphans; Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. for adults. Callbacks will be Dec. 13. Those auditioning should provide a resume and a photo; prepare 16 bars of a stander musical theater song in the same genre as Annie; bring sheet music in the key you are singing. Children should bring appropriate shoes and attire in case asked to stay for the dance audition. Adults will not dance until the callback. Performers are not paid. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 6 and the show will be performed in March. This is a production of Clocktower Players. www.clocktowerplayers.com.

Wed.-Fri., Dec. 12-14

“ANNIE, JR.” Round Hill Community Center, 395 Round Hill Rd., Greenwich. 7 p.m. Presented by Open Art Alliance. Children ages 8-18 are encouraged to audition. Performances will be Apr. 27 & 28 at the Greenwich Library. Registration can be completed at www.OpenArtsAlliance.com.

Benefits

Sat., Dec. 8

CHAPPAQUA ORCHESTRA’S HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT. Mt. Kisco Country Club, 10 Taylor Rd., Mt. Kisco. 7-10 p.m. Delicious hot hors d’oeuvres, wine & cheese and enchanting music. There will also be a fun raffle with tickets sold at the door.  $100 per ticket. Purchase tickets at tcobenfit2019.brownpapertickets.com.

Comedy

Fri., Dec. 14

LOUIE ANDERSON. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. One of the greatest stand-up comedians. $45 & $35. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Dec. 16

JAZZ FORUM ARTS CONCERTS. The Jazz Forum, 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Dec. 7 & 8: Monty Alexander Trio at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Dec. 9: Mauricio de Souza’s Bossa Brazil at 4 p.m.; Brian Q. Torff & New Duke at 6 p.m. $15-$20. Dec. 14 & 15: Bill Charlap Trio featuring Peter Washington and Kenny Washington at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Dec. 16: Welsey Amorim Quartet at 4 p.m., Garry Dial Trio at 6 p.m. $150$20. 914/641-1000.; www.jazzforumarts.org.

Fri., Dec. 7

LIVE! FROM THE HAVEN” HOUSE CONCERT SERIES. 9 Haven St., Elmsford. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Steve Forbert, a concert performance of his newly published memoir “Big City Cat; My Life in Folk Rock.” Individual tickets are $30 & $40 at Eventbrite.com with a $15 food and/or beverage minimum per person.

Sat., Dec. 8

HOLIDAY MUSIC & THE HOLIDAY OF CHRISTMAS. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 2 p.m. Free. Performance featuring Alyssa Riet on harp and Peter Reit on French horn with audience chorus on with seasonal carols. Arrive early at 1 p.m. for a presentation about the historical development of Christmas as a holiday in America. 914/667-4116; www.nps.gov/sapa.

ORPHEUS CHAMBER MUSIC. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 5 p.m. Featuring cellist Steven Isserlis playing C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major. Program also includes Rott’s Symphony for String Orchestra in A-flat Major and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810. $75, $60 & $40. www.artscenter.org.

MAMARONECK CHORUS. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 5 & 8 p.m. Original rock/funk/jazz arrangements of popular and holiday music. All ages. $5 & $10. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7:30 p.m. An all-star line-up of vocalists and musicians assembled from the ranks of the Capitols and the Miracles and former members of the Temptations. $39, $49 & $59. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sun., Dec. 9

BOSTON BRASS & BRASS ALL-STARS BIG BAND: CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE SWINGIN’. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Big band arrangements of holiday classics and carols. $65, $45 & $30; kids 16 & under: $33.75, $223.75 & $16.25. www.artscenter.org.

A CANTICUM NOVUM CHRISTMAS. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 68 Bedford Rd., Katonah. 3 p.m. With Jim Adams, organist and the Canticum Novum Youth Choir. $20; $10 for students/seniors. 914/763-3453; www.canticumnovum/org.

Mon., Dec. 10

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MAESTRO. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. $89 plus tax per person; $55 plus tax show only. 914/592-2222; www.Broadwaytheatre.com.

Tues., Dec. 11

THE NEW YORK TENORS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 11:15 a.m. lunch; 1 p.m. show or 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. Inspirational performances of newly created and timeless Christmas classics from the days of Irving Berlin to the millennium. Matinee: $73 plus tax per person; evening: $95 plus tax per person. 914/592-2222; www.Broadwaytheatre.com.

Fri. & Sat., Dec. 14 & 15

25TH ANNIVERSARY ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Mathes plus his all-star band, choir and special guest starts in a high-energy evening of rock, jazz and blues—original tunes and holiday classics to put you in the spirit of the season. $85, $65 & $40. www.artscenter.org.

Sat., Dec. 15

SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERT. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 5 & 6 p.m. Free. Enjoy the holiday spirit with performances by the Westchester Oratorio. 914/864-7282.

THE WEIGHT BAND PERFORMS THE BAND’S “MUSIC FROM BIG PINK.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m.  $30, $35 & $40. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sun., Dec. 16

WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC: WINTER POPS. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Special guest: Time for Three. Rachael Worby, conducting. Light classics, American Songbook gems and holiday favorites. $40-$97. 914/251-6200.

SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER BAROQUE PROGRAM. Iona College, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. 3 p.m. Violinist Alexander Abayev will perform Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” Program also will include Bach’s “Air from Suite no. 3 BWV 1068 in D major” and “Brandenburg concerto no. 3 BMV 1048 in G major.” $50 general admission; $35 seniors 65+ and $15 students with ID. www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org or 914/654-4926.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Thru Dec. 24

10TH ANNUAL GREENWICH REINDEER FESTIVAL & SANTA’S VILLAGE ™. Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St., Greenwich. Visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and enjoy the new Santa’s Village, North Pole on North Street. Photo packages begin at $29.99 and include a gift bag filled with promotions redeemable at participating downtown Greenwich stores. Hours for the Photos with Santa are Mon.-Fri., 12-6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The reindeer will depart Dec. 22, but Santa will remain for photos Christmas Eve, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. www.Greenwichreindeerfestival.com.

Dance

Thru Sun., Dec. 9

PURCHASE DANCE COMPANY: FALL DANCE CONCERT. Dance Theatre Lab, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. & Sun. at 3 p.m. Dec. 7: Special pre-concert talk with the artists at 7:15 p.m. moderated by Darrah Carr, Assistant Professor in the Conservatory of Dance. Event is a program of world premieres alongside historical re-stagings that highlight the dynamic range and technical virtuosity of the company’s dancers and reflect the Conservatory of Dance’s commitment to providing the best of both classical and contemporary training. $17.50 with discounts available for seniors and students. Purchase tickets in advance at www.artscenter.org/events/purchase-dance-company-fall-dance-concert-2/ or by cash or check only at the box office.

Sat., Dec. 22

NUTCRACKER DREAM. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 3 & 7 p.m. World premiere of a special family adaptation of ballet by choreographer Carole Alexis featuring Westchester professional dance company Ballet des Amériques, based in Port Chester. $25 & $20. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Films

Sat., Dec. 8

INTERACTIVE MOVIE SCREENING: “ELF.” Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua. 4-6 p.m. A hilarious tale about an elf (Will Farrell) who learns of his true identity as a human, embarks on a journey to NYC to find his biological father (James Caan) and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Audience members will receive a participation bag filled with various Elf-related items to use throughout the show. $15. www.chappaquapac.org; 914/458-5143.

Sun., Dec. 9

“THE NUTCRACKER.” The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 3 p.m. All ages. NYC Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s choreography to the big screen. $20 general admission; $10 children. www.thepicturehouse.org.

Mon., Dec. 10

“FINDING LEAH TICKOTSKY: A DISCOVERY OF HERITAGE IN POLAND.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 7 p.m. Free. Film tells the story of Stanford University student and filmmaker Sarah Golabek-Goldman’s excursion to Poland to teach English in the village of Zakliczyn. While there, she visited the towns where her family lived before WW II to search for Poles who remembered her relatives. In the village of Jasionowka she discovered the gravestone of her great-great grandmother Leah Tickotsky. Film explores Polish-Jewish relations as well as her personal journey. Appropriate for ages 10 & up. www.westportplayhouse.org.

Wed., Dec. 12

ELF.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Fun movie for the family! After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. $5. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Thurs., Dec. 13

GLOBAL WATCH: CRISIS & SOCIAL ACTION SERIES: “THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7 p.m. Q&A filmmaker Assia Boundaoui and Prof. of Media Studies and Film at The New School, Michelle Materre. When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers thousands of pages of documents proving her hometown was the subject of one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11. Film weaves the personal with the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her community fell under blanket government surveillance and her ongoing struggle to confront the emotional effects of this decades-long investigation. $17 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Fri., Dec. 14

“RBG.” Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Documentary chronicles the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and reveals what many people don’t know about her. Before she was the second woman on the Court, she was a crucial crusader and an unsung hero in the fight for women’s rights. Event will include a discussion of the film by its filmmaker, Julie Cohen and the newly elected NYS Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins. $30 for VIP tickets (first 4 rows and a free glass of wine); $15 standard seating. Seats are assigned. For tickets go to www.irvingtontheater.com.

Readings

Mon., Dec. 17

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 7 p.m. Script-in-hand play reading based on the best-selling memoir by Mitch Albom. Albom was an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career and Morrie Schwartz was his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch catches Schwartz’s appearance on a TV news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. $20. www.westportplayhouse.org, 203/227-4177 or 888/927-7529.

Theater

Fri. & Sat., Dec. 7 & 8

“THE FOREIGNER.” Whippoorwill Theater, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk.  8 p.m. This is an inventive comic romp set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. It tells the story of a pathologically shy young British man who pretends he can’t speak English in order to avoid making conversation with strangers—the other guests in the lodge. $20 adults; $10 students 18 & under. www.ArmonkPlayers.org.

Fri.-Sun. thru Dec. 15

“ELF, THE MUSICAL.” Kweskin Theatre, Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 8 & 15 at 2 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 13 at :30 p.m. Doors open 1 hour prior to show time. $35 for adults; $25 for senior citizens and $17.50 for children. Thrifty Thursday tickets are $27.50. 203/461-6358 x36 or www.curtaincallinc.com.

Thru Dec. 23

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Wed., Thurs. & 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 Sun. evening dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. A new musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic features an original score as well as many traditional carols for all ages. Dinner & show prices range between $59 & $89 plus tax depending on performance chosen. Beverage service & gratuities are not included in ticket prices. Discounts are available for children and senior citizens at selected performances. 914/592-2222; www.BroadwayTheatre.com.

Thru Sat., Dec. 22

“THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. Tues. at 7 p.m., Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m.; matinees Wed. at 2 p.m., Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. Stars Grammy-nominated pianist and storyteller Mona Golabek in the story about her mother, who, as a young Jewish girl, was sent from Nazi-threatened Vienna to London, holding on to her music to stay alive. Golabek intertwines the true story of family, hope and survival with piano selections by Grieg, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Bach and even a little Gershwin. Dec. 10: Free screening at 7 p.m. of documentary film “Finding Leah Tickotsky: A Discovery of Heritage in Poland.” Dec. 16: A free age-appropriate group discussion with community Holocaust survivors hosted by the ADL and Federation of Jewish Philanthropy following the 3 p.m. performance. Ticket prices start at $30; $20 for students/educators. 203/227-4177; 88/927-7529 or www.westportplayhouse.org.

Fri.-Sun., Dec. 7-9

“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.” The Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers La., Wilton, Ct. Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m., Dec. 9 at 2 & 5 p.m. Live version of the TV Christmas special. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’s help to learn the real meaning of Christmas. $15 & $20. Wiltonplayshop.org.

Fri., Dec. 14

“A BRONX TALE.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Chazz Palminteri in a 1-man stage version of the hit movie and recent Broadway musical. $48 balcony only seats available. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Tours

Thru Dec. 30

UNION CHURCH. 555 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. Daily except Tues., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sun., 2-4 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Stained-glass windows by European masters, commissioned by the Rockefeller family adorn this unassuming country church. Henri Matisse’s last work, the Rose Window and nine windows by Marc Chagall create a dramatic combination of light and color, art and spirituality.

Workshops

Tues.-Thurs., Dec. 11-13

ALTERNATIVE PRINTMAKING. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 3:30-5:30 p.m. For teens and adults. Led by Satish Joshi. Students will first work with the basics of printmaking using techniques such as linoleum block, clay board, plywood and monotype. Then we will move on to the really exciting experience of experimental work in improvisational printmaking. Improvisational imagery encouraged will be everything from conventional to abstract work and will provide a unique and satisfying experience for everyone. $135 for non-members. Register at pelhamartcenter.org.

Sat., Dec. 15

FAMILY GINGERBREAD HOUSE WITH DONNA ROSS. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Come decorate your gingerbread house! Customize your candy land dream home with sweet architectural details including gumdrop gables, candy cane cornices, Pizelle windows, ice cream cone towers, waffle wainscoting, and so much more. Embellish with professional icing techniques with Wilson Decorating Tips for fabulous frosted finishes. $50 for non-members (1 parent and 1 child); $25 additional child and $45 for extra house. Register at pelhamartcenter.org.

PUPPET ORNAMENTS WITH SUSAN SAAS. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Create your own custom puppet ornaments. These lightweight, movable dolls will be a delightful addition to your holiday. Participants will be led through the production and decoration of these personality-filled ornaments. $45 for non-members (1 parent and 1 child); $25 each additional child. Register at pelhamartcenter.org.

Exhibits

MEMBER EXHIBIT. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Sat., Dec. 8-Jan. 5. There will be a reception Thurs., Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m. Explore the works of members ranging from beginners to professionals. Stop by to celebrate the works of your creative community. www.ryeartscenter.org.

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT OF ART BY BIAGIO (GINO) CIVALE.  Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford. Thru Jan. 19. There will be an opening reception Sat., Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. 65 works that represent 68 years of activity in the arts. 914/721-8200.

43rd ANNUAL GROUND GLASS EXHIBITION. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Thru Sat., Dec. 8. Exhibition of a selection of photographs. The Ground Glass is an independent association dedicated to promoting the practice and appreciation of fine photography in Westchester County. It serves as a forum for photographers to express ideas, share technical information and participate in juried exhibitions. The group also addresses issues concerning photography through lectures, demonstrations and workshops. www.ryeartscenter.org.

#FOODPORN. Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Thru Dec. 15. Exhibit brings together various artists who examine the theme of food in our contemporary world. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thurs. evenings, 4-6 p.m. 914/606-6735; www.sunywcc.edu/gallery.

THE WORLD ALONGSIDE OURS. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Dec. 22. Woodcut prints by Eve Stockton. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. 914/834-8077.

LUSH. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Dec. 22. Exhibition features new work by Gary Cruz, Court Lurie, Melanie Parke and Sophie Treppendahl.  Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. 914/834-8077.

ARTISAN BOUTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES. Pelham Arts Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Thru Dec. 29. Annual handmade objects and art exhibit. All the works in the exhibition by mid-career and emerging artists will be priced under $2,500. Hours: Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.pelhamartcenter.org.

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 will present 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; www.brucemuseum.org.

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 will showcase 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; www.brucemuseum.org.

DOWNSIZED: SMALL-SCALE SCULPTURE BY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Jan. 27. Miniatures, models and dioramas explore interior and exterior architecture in a range of scales. Some works contemplate the sculpture and its place in history as a monument to architectural creativity, others pay homage to the history of an urban environment, yet others depict fanciful, surreal places that could only exist in miniature. These mixed media sculpture fascinate because of the juxtaposition of size and subject and elicit amazement at the precision of the workmanship. 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; www.brucemuseum.org.

OUTRAGEOUS ORNAMENT: EXTREME JEWELRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Thru Jan. 27. Exhibit reimagines the traditional boundaries that for so many centuries have defined body ornamentation with 45 bold, unique and innovative pieces of jewelry that broaden our expectations of personal adornment. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m. $10 adults; $5 seniors and students; members and children under 12 enter free. www.katonahmuseum.org.

HISTORY IS…SEVEN WAYS WE CONNECT TO HISTORY. Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. Thru Sept. 7, 2019. 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. www.hstg.org; 203/869-6899.

MAY WE ALL GROW UP TO BE CHILDREN. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye. Thru Dec. 30. A special exhibit celebrating friendship and childhood wonder.  www.discoverWCM.org; 914/421-5050.

BRICK BY BRICK: THE ERIE CANAL AND THE BUILDING BOOM. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Thru Jan. 19. This exhibition of contemporary art is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal and the Hudson Valley brickyards. Powerful, large-scale installations and photographs commissioned especially for the exhibition are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. www.artswestchester.org.

KLUTZ® AMAZINGLY IMMATURE. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Thru Jan. 2019. Exhibit will offer opportunity to embrace your inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach you about science, engineering, math and literacy. It demonstrates that laughter and silliness are vehicles for learning and create an environment that encourages multi-generational communication and learning through laughter, play, comedy and memories of different generations’ childhood hijinks. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 for adults and children; $10 for seniors. Free for children under 1. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org; 203/899-0606.

IRVING SANDLER: POINTS OF VIEW. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 23. Celebrates the legacy of a noted art critic, historian and prolific writer with ties to Purchase College and the Museum. Exhibit includes critical writing and observations from Sandler’s memoirs and textbooks. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m., Wed. 12-8 p.m. $5 general public; $3 seniors 62+ and students. www.neuberger.org.

AMERICAN MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN SHEARER. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 23. Photojournalist John Shearer bears witness to pivotal events in American history, with a focus on social justice. More than 40 of his compelling photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, taken during periods of intense turmoil and upheaval in the U.S. will be on view. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m., Wed. 12-8 p.m. $5 general public; $3 seniors 62+ and students. www.neuberger.org.

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. www.pelhamartcenter.org.

RE-TOOLED: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HECHINGER COLLECTION. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Dec. 30. An engaging look at the unexpected subject of tools, featuring more than 40 richly imaginative, quirky and thought-provoking paintings, sculptures, photographs and sketches. Exhibitions celebrates the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty, insight and wit. 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; www.brucemuseum.org.

ANDY WARHOL: SUBJECT AND SERIALITY. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 23. Warhol helped transform popular culture into an art movement. His method of repeating images of his subjects in various and multiple ways brings this complexity into focus. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m., Wed., 12-8 p.m. Admission: $5 general public; $3 seniors 62+ and students. www.neuberger.org.

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

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. www.brucemuseum.org.

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. www.clayartcenter.org 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 www.brucemuseum.org.

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.