The cast of Wedding Belles playing at Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford thru Jan. 27. See “Theater” for details.
The cast of Wedding Belles playing at Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford thru Jan. 27. See “Theater” for details.

Benefits

Sat., Jan. 19

NYC COMEDY. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 55 Main St., Irvington. 7:30 p.m. Lenny Marcus headlines the bill as NYC comics bring their act for a concert benefitting the Friends of the ITHT. Each ticketholder 21 or over will get two free drinks. Those who buy VIP tickets get seats in the first five rows and entrance to a VIP party with beer and nibbles on the theater stage beginning at 6:15 p.m. before the show. $35 standard seating; $20 balcony seating; $50 VIP. 914/591-6602.

Comedy

Sat., Jan. 12

PETE DAVIDSON AND FRIENDS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7:30 & 10 p.m. Note: the 7:30 p.m. performance is sold out on the website. The Saturday Night Live cast member does his stand-up. $40 & $50. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Jan. 20

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Jan. 11 & 12: Bobby Watson with the Curtis Lundy Trio. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Jan. 13: Neal Spitzer and Friends. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. Jan. 18 & 19: Jason Miles Presents “To Grover with Love” featuring Maya Azucena. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Jan. 20: David Weiss Sextet. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. www.jazzforumarts.org; 914/631-1000.

Fri., Jan. 11

BROKEN ARROW: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO NEIL YOUNG. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. $25, $40 & $35. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Jan. 12

LEZ ZEPPELIN. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 pm. Tonight marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Zeppelin 1, the album that started it all. This special tribute celebrates this milestone with the authentic female counterpart to one of the greatest rock groups of all time.  $45, $38 & $30. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

TRAVELING JEWBURYS. Central Stage, 2361 B Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 8 p.m. Two sets with a $10 cover and no minimum. The TJs are a rockin’ 8-piece band rooted in the rock, folk, blues, soul, country and jazz of the 50’s and 60’s. Patrons who buy tickets in advance will receive one free drink courtesy of Central Stage. www.centralstage.rocks; www.ticketweb.com/event/traveling-jewburys-central-stage-tickets/8872835?pl=centralstage.

Fri., Jan. 18

LUANN DE LESSEPS: COUNTESS & FRIENDS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. She is an American television personality, model, author, and singer. $35, $65 & $135 (premium). www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Jan. 19

GINA CHAVEZ. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Multi-ethnic Latin pop sensation with a rooted, passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton and folk. $45, $35 & $25. www.artscenter.org.

Dance

Sat., Jan. 19

TARRYTOWN FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO: “DANCESPIRATION.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Each year the students and teachers of the Tarrytown Fred Astaire Dance Studio celebrate the magic of ballroom dance with an extravaganza of foxtrots, salsas, rumbas and show dances. $35. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

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. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Films

Fri.-Thurs., Jan. 11-17

“CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME.” The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. Author Lee Israel struggles with financial troubles, writer's block and alcoholism. With her agent unable to secure her an advance for a new biography, Israel is forced to sell her possessions to cover her expenses; she sells a personal letter she received from Katharine Hepburn to Anna, a local book dealer. While conducting research for a novel about Fanny Brice, Israel happens upon a letter from Brice folded in a book, which she takes and offers to sell to Anna. She offers Israel a low price due to the letter's lack of interesting content. Israel begins to forge and sell letters by deceased writers, playwrights, and actors, lacing them with intimate details to command a higher price. $12; $10 seniors and students. www.thepicturehouse.org; 914/738-7337.

“CHEF FLYNN.” The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. $12; $10 seniors and students. www.thepicturehouse.org; 914/738-7337.

Sun., Jan. 13, 20 & 27

SUNDAY CINEMA. The Picture House, 155 Wolfs La., Pelham. 8 p.m. Important and timely, yet less celebrated films. Jan. 13 & 27: “Science Fair.” Film follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setback and, of course, hormones on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineer Fair. Jan.  20: “Inquiring Nuns.” Captures the attitudes, fears and dreams of ordinary Chicagoans, giving insight into the political and social climate of the 1960s. $12 general admission; $10 students, seniors and members. www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office.

Tues., Jan. 15

WORLD STAGE ON SCREEN: “THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD II.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 p.m. Live broadcast of National Theatre production. $35 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Thurs., Jan. 17

GLOBAL WATCH: WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7 p.m. Q&A filmmaker Astra Taylor with JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the U.S.’s reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor. Featuring a diverse cast including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers, this urgent film connects the past and present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. $17 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Readings

Fri., Jan. 18

THE LAST PAIR OF EARLIES.” Whippoorwill Theatre, Kent Place, North Castle Public Library, Armonk. 7:30 p.m. Staged reading of Joshua Allen’s play.  In 1921 a young shoemaker is consumed with dreams of leaving his home in rural Mississippi for the excitement of Chicago, but tragedy befalls him on the way to the promised land. Many years later, his dreams unfulfilled, he and his wife discover the true price of his ambition. $10 door donation. No reservations necessary. www.hudsonstage.com.

Theater

Thru Jan. 13

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.” White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. Jan. 11 & 12 at 7 p.m.; Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. The story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town and the Beast who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. $22-$57. www.wppac.com or 914328-1600.

Thru Jan. 27

“PHANTOM.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Based on the novel “Phantom of the Opera.” Book by Arthur Kopit; music & lyrics by Maury Yeston. It is not to be confused with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” Wed.-Sat. dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; matinees Sun. lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. Evenings dinner at 5:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. $59-$89 + tax depending on performance chosen. 914/592-2268; www.broadwaytheatre.com.

“WEDDING BELLES.” Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Seating is cabaret-style with BYOEverything format. What happens when four “mature” Texas women take it upon themselves to stage an elaborate wedding—for a total stranger—all in one day? This show has the answers. $35 for adults; $25 senior citizens and $17.50 for children. Thrifty Thursday tickets are $27.50. 203/461-6358 x36 or curtaincallinc.com.

Fri.-Sun., Jan. 18-20

“MAMMA MIA!” Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. Jan. 18 & 7 p.m., Jan. 19 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. Performed by Little Radical Theatrics. $24; $12 ages 8+/students/seniors; $12 kids under 8. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3902651; 800/838-3006.

Exhibits

COLORS ABOUND: THE BRIGHT SIDE OF WINTER. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Mamaroneck Ave., Larchmont. Thru Sat., Jan. 26. MAG’s Winter Exhibition. There will be a reception Sat., Jan. 12, 3-5 p.m. Artists use color for emotional purposes or as metaphors. Come and view the many aspects of how color is presented in original artwork. 914/834-1117; www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

RISING STARS. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru Fri., Jan. 25. CAC’s annual student show exhibits more than 100 pieces of ceramic artwork made in 2018. Jan. 19-21: Resident Roll Call Workshop with Mari Ogihara, Jon McMillan and Kelsey Dundan. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. 914/937-2047; www.clayartcenter.org.

ONE FINE DAY. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Fri., Jan. 11-Feb. 23. Solo exhibition features paintings on Mylar by Jackie Battenfield. There will be an opening reception Fri., Jan. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Open to the public. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. 914/834-8077; www.kbfa.com.

INTENT AND PURPOSE. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Fri., Jan. 11-Feb. 23. There will be a reception Fri., Jan. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Exhibition of works by Meg Hitchcock, Michiyo Ihara and Eleanor White. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. www.kbfa.com.

THE BORSCHT BELT: REVISITING THE REMAINS OF AMERICA’S JEWISH VACATIONLAND. Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Tues., Jan. 22-Feb. 22. Exhibition by Marisa Scheinfeld features her large-scale photos of the abandoned remains of once-famous Catskill region resort hotels. Free and open to the public Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thurs. evenings from 4-6 p.m. www.sunywcc.edu/gallery; 914/606-6835.

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.

FIBER ART. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Harrison. Thru Fri., Feb. 1. Presented by Harrison Council for the Arts. Artists Rosario Villavicencio and Martina Brunner will display their textile art which consists of dyed materials that are cut into strips by hand or with special cutters and “hooked” into a design drawn on the linen base. Hours: Mon. & Wed., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. and Sun., 1-5 p.m. 914/835-0324.

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.

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT OF ART BY BIAGIO (GINO) CIVALE.  Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford. Thru Jan. 19. Features 65 works that represent 68 years of activity in the arts. 914/721-8200.

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.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. Greenwich Bank & Trust, 1103 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside. Thru Jan. 31. Joint exhibit by photographer Julie DiBiase and painter Elaine Conner. 203/618-8900.

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; 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 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; www.brucemuseum.org.

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. www.hstg.org; 203/869-6899.

KLUTZ® AMAZINGLY IMMATURE. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Thru Jan. Exhibit offers the 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.

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.

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.