One of the acts of the Royal Hanneford Circus. They will perform 9 shows at Westchester County Center in White Plains Feb. 16-18. See “Circus” for details.
One of the acts of the Royal Hanneford Circus. They will perform 9 shows at Westchester County Center in White Plains Feb. 16-18. See “Circus” for details.

Auditions

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 littleradicals.com.

Cabaret

Wed., Feb. 13

FRIENDS & LOVEDRS: A VALENTINE’S CABARET. The Church of St. James the Less, 10 Church La., Scarsdale. 8 p.m. The cabaret will lead guests through a relationship from beginning to end with the help of 14 vocalists and two very special guests. Refreshments and wine are included in the price. $35 for a spot at the Singles’ table; $50 for a table for two; $100 for a table of four and $175 for a table of eight. www.chillbucketproductions.com or 914/708-9312.

Celebrations

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. www.pelhamartcenter.org.

Circus

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.  www.countycenter.biz or at the County Center box office. Additional fees if purchased from Ticketmaster or ticketmaster.com.

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.

Comedy

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 www.artswestchester.org.

Mon., Feb. 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.

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; www.lucyslaughlounge.com.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Feb. 24

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. 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. Feb. 22 & 23: Quincy Jones Productions Presents Justin Kauflin Quartet. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Feb. 24: Mark Morganelli and The Jazz Forum All-Stars “Brasil” CD Release. 4 & 6 p.m. $20 .www.jazzforumarts.org; 914/631-1000.

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. www.wainwright.org.

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 musichall.org.

Fri., Feb. 15

VALENTINE’S DAY JUKEBOX. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Take your loved one out for a romantic night of sultry jazz favorites, where you pick the songs. Enjoy an evening of jazz classics, featuring award-winning vocalist Alexis Cole and her trio. For tickets go to www.artswestchester.org.

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

MAX WEINBERG’S JUKEBOX. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. An interactive concert experience. You choose the setlist! A truly interactive experience, Max Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his crack four piece group will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll your guests get to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs — everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits — and hear the group play ‘em the way they want to hear them played! $38, $48 & $58. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Feb. 16

ROBIN SPIELBERG. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 7 p.m. A romantic “Piano Parlour Soiree” with Spielberg performing music from her vast repertoire of popular American melodies and original favorites. $97.50 includes dinner. www.artscenter.org.

Films

Fri., Feb. 8-Thurs., Feb. 28

THE OSCARS 2019: SHORT FILMS. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. Oscar-nominated Short Films in all three categories—Animated, Live Action and Documentary. This is your annual chance to predict the winners. www.thepicturehouse.org.

Mon., Feb. 11-Wed., Feb. 27

JBFC PROGRAMMERS’ PICKS 2019. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. A selection of films that, perhaps, didn’t get the attention or audiences they deserved this past year. Feb. 11: “Minding the Gap.” 7 p.m. A coming-of-age saga centered on three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown, which has been hit hard by decades of recession. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera, his friends, and his own troubled past, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, discipline and abuse, and, ultimately, that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult. Feb. 12: “Woman Walks Ahead.” 7:50 p.m. Film tells the story of Catherine Weldon, a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull. Her arrival at Standing Rock is met with open hostility by a US Army officer who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship—and his life—are threatened by government forces, Catherine must stand up and fight for what is most important to her. Feb. 13: “Night Comes On.” 7:30 p.m. Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, Angel embarks on a journey with her 10-year-old sister to avenge her mother’s death. Feb. 20: “The Guilty.” 7:30 p.m. When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. Feb. 26: “You Were Never Really Here.” 7:30 p.m. A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence and suffering from severe PTSD, finds and rescues missing girls for a living. When a routine job spins wildly out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as an uncovered conspiracy leads him down a dark and violent path to what may be a death trip—or a spiritual awakening. Please note, this film contains moments of graphic, violent imagery—viewer discretion is advised. Feb. 27: “Happy as Lazzaro.” 7:15 p.m. Pure-hearted, cherubic teenager Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper on a remote tobacco farm in the Italian countryside, where his good nature and decency makes him both cherished and exploited by those around him. When the marquise’s rebellious son arrives, an unlikely friendship changes Lazzaro’s world. All films are $14 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Thru Mar. 7

THE MEDITATIVE LIFE 2019: CONSCIOUSNESS, MEANING AND CONNECTION. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Series explores not only meditation and mindfulness, but also the many ways in which we investigate the different realms of the human experience. This year’s programs draw us close to spiritual leaders and practitioners, steep us in music and art, and bring us into the worlds of kirtan, monastic life, and yoga. They encourage us to grapple with the end of life, the nature of reality, provocative treatments for trauma—and how to really listen. Feb. 10: “From Shock to Awe.” 5 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker Luc Coté and Dr. William Vingiano. When trauma leaves us broken spiritually, where do we turn? Is healing even possible? $15. Feb. 12: “The Nature of Reality.” 7 p.m. On Feb. 16, 2017, two world-renowned thinkers—the esteemed Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace, who was trained by the Dalai Lama, and Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist and best-selling author—sat down together at Dartmouth to discuss the nature of reality from their two very different perspectives. Please note: This is not a film, but a debate captured on video. $14. Feb. 19: “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring.” 7 p.m. This breathtakingly beautiful film takes place on and around a tree-lined lake where a solitary monk tends a tiny Buddhist monastery floating on a raft. After a child arrives in this serene setting, we witness the seasons of his life, his physical being and emotions changing along with the landscape around him. After the screening, Tracy Cochran will talk about how this film conveys the meditative mind. $15. Feb. 21: “Iyengar: The Man, Yoga and the Student’s Journey.” 2 & 7 p.m. For many yoga devotees, the name B.K.S. Iyengar is synonymous with the practice itself. He made yoga accessible to millions around the world. In this illuminating documentary, we see him teaching, lecturing, and effortlessly demonstrating the pretzel-like poses he’s known for. $14. Additional films will be listed in upcoming issues. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Thurs., Feb. 14 & 28

RETRO REVIVAL. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Feb. 14: “The Awful Truth.” 1, 3:05, 5:10 & 7:15 p.m. In this 1937 Oscar winner, Cary Grant and Irene Dunne display affection, charm, and a knack for rapid-fire one-liners as a couple who decide to divorce. But as they try to move on with their lives, he can’t help but try to sabotage her relationship with a stodgy Oklahoma businessman. It is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible to one another. Feb. 28: “I Am Cuba.” 2 & 7 p.m.  This wildly chaotic 1964 celebration of Communist kitsch mixes Slavic solemnity with Latin sensuality. Its four stories explore the seductive, decadent and marvelously photogenic world of Batista’s Cuba, deliriously juxtaposing images of rich Americans and bikini-clad beauties sipping cocktails poolside with scenes of ramshackle slums and the hungry people who live in them. $14 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Lectures

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 www.wiccny.org 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 www.wiccny.org or 914/771-8700.

Theater

Fri. & Sat., Feb. 8 & 9

“SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.” Clocktower Players, Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 7:30 p.m. Performed by the Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. $22 adults; $18 students & seniors. Ticket prices are increased by $3 at the door. www.irvingtontheater.com.

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; www.BroadwayTheatre.com.

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 8-10

“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. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Fri.-Sun., thru Feb. 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 www.curtaincallinc.com.

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. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3921382. For additional information call 914/286-7680 or go to www.axialtheatre.org.

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. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Workshops

Sat., Feb. 16

SHAKESPEARE FOR ADULTS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore the work of the world’s greatest playwright with Academy Director Peter Royston. You’ll play some games, get up on your feet, learn some Elizabethan history, speak some famous speeches and just generally have fun. $65. Register at www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Exhibits

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; www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

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. www.clayartcenter.org.

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.  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. www.fairfield.edu/museum.

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. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/834-1117; www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

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; www.brucemuseum.org.

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; www.kbfa.com.

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. www.kbfa.com.

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. www.sunywcc.edu/gallery; 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; www.brucemuseum.org.

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. www.ryeartscenter.org.

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. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 12-4 p.m. www.fairfield.edu/museum.

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; 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.

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.