Jennifer Stockman will lead a panel discussion on How Contemporary Women are Re-Shaping the Art World on Thurs., Sept. 5 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. See “Discussions” for details.
Jennifer Stockman will lead a panel discussion on How Contemporary Women are Re-Shaping the Art World on Thurs., Sept. 5 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. See “Discussions” for details.

Auditions

Mon., Sept. 9

HUDSON CHORALE. Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. By appointment from 6-7 p.m. prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place Monday evenings, 7:15-9:45 p.m. The group is welcoming new members in all voice parts to join for an exciting concert season of great, much-loved choral music. To schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call 914/478-0074.

Benefits

Thurs., Oct. 3

SPRYE’S 8TH ANNUAL BENEFIT. Apawamis Club, 2 Club Rd., Rye. 6-8 p.m. This year’s honorees include the Senior Centers in Harrison, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye. For information call 914/481-5706 or email director@sprye.org.

Classes

Mon., Sept. 9

HOWARD MEYER’S ACTING PROGRAM: FREE OPEN HOUSE. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. Refreshments will be served. Aspiring actors 10-17 years should arrive at 5:30 p.m.; those 18 & older should arrive at 7 p.m. This free, no-obligation Open House will introduce tweens, teens and adults to the multi-level acting and playwriting classes offered through the program. Classes will begin Sept. 10 & 11 and continue for 12 weeks. Teen classes are $395; ages 10-12 cost is $385. Beginner adult (age 18 & up) classes run for 6 weeks starting Sept. 11 for $245. There is also a 12-week option for $395. Attendees will see what takes place in acting and playwriting classes, plus meet, mingle and ask questions of acting instructors. For additional information go to hmacting.org or call 914/286-7680.

Comedy

Thru Sat., Sept. 7

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Every Thurs.: Comedy Night. 8 p.m. $10. Aug. 31: Joey Vega Bday Show. 8 & 10 p.m. $25; $35 VIP. Sat., Sept. 7: Johnny Gumba. 8 & 10 p.m. $25; $35 VIP. Ages 16 + over unless noted otherwise. For ticket information call 914/358 -9260 or www.yonkerscomedyclub.com.

Thru Sun., Sept. 8

LUCY’S LAUGH LOUNGE. 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. Sept. 7: NFL Comedy Kickoff: Laugh While You Still Can. 6 p.m. If you like comedy and football, come to the first ever NFL Comedy Kickoff. $20. Sept. 8: Dan LaMonte. 7 p.m. He is a stand-up comedian. All shows: ages 16+ or 13+ with parent. www.lucyslaughlounge.com; 914/200-4812.

Sat., Aug. 31

HEAVYWEIGHTS OF COMEDY. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Adult humor—ages 18+ please. Six of the biggest names in comedy throw their weight around—Coleman Green, Rich Harkaway, Jeff Pirrami, Gene Trifilo, John Romanoff and Mike Kregan. $91 plus tax per person; $57 plus tax show only. www.BroadwayTheatre.com or 914/592-2222.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Sept. 8

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Aug. 30 & 31: Dave Stryker Quartet celebrates Eight Track III CD. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Sept. 1: Jill McCarron Quintet. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. Sept. 6 & 7: John Pizzarelli Trio: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $30-$35. Sept. 8: Tyler Blanton Quartet featuring Jon Cowherd. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. 8www.jazzforumarts.org; 914/631-1000.

Fri., Aug. 30

SUMMER JAMS AT JAY: CELEBRATING WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS LATER. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 7 p.m. Rain or shine. Bring a chair, get out your tie-dyed shirt and come to hear summer tunes, 6 skilled musicians and a talented jam band. Recapture the sights, sounds and energy of Woodstock. Stretch out on the front lawn with your friends and be transported by the music and vibe of those days back in 1969. Part One: 7-8:15 p.m. will be a fast-paced tour of some of the most influential artists to play at Woodstock, including Janis Joplin, The Band, Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and more. Part Two: 8:25-9:30 p.m. will dive into the music of one of Woodstock’s most famous acts—the Grateful Dead. Deadheads and casual festival-goers alike will groove to this performance. To help capture this evening of Woodstock celebration, the local band, Crazy Otto, will perform jams of the Grateful Dead and other 60s & 70s bands. $25 includes 2 drinks and snacks. 914/698-9275; www.jayheritagecenter.org.

Sat., Sept. 7

ROCK THE HALL. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Six outstanding bands and/or solo artists who will compete for First Place in our 2nd Annual Rock The Hall talent competition, featuring Rita Houston from WFUV as our Esteemed Emcee.  This is a showcase and a party; come celebrate local music, support your favorites and The Music Hall with the best home-grown talent around.

Sat., Sept. 14

KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART BLOCK PARTY. 134 Jay St., Katonah. 6-8 p.m. Mark Morganelli & The Jazz All-Stars will perform the American Popular Songbook. $25 for non-members. www.katonahmuseumofart.org/programs-and-events/blockparty.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Sat. & Sun., Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

CORN-UCOPIA. Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Corn-y games, live bluegrass music, a mini corn maze and tasty corny treats. You don’t want to miss your chance to get a scoop of sweet corn ice cream or put your corn-shucking skills to the test. $16; $12 for seniors 65+ and students 18-25 with valid ID and $8 for children ages 3-17. www.hudsonvalleyorg.

Sat., Sept. 7

2ND ANNUAL WOLFS WALK STREET FESTIVAL. Wolfs Lane, Pelham. 4-11 p.m. Event will feature live music, artisanal food and drink a highly curated selection of artists, artisans, crafters and retailers as well as a selection of non-profit organizations that will be on hand to share information about their work and missions.

Sun., Sept. 8

28TH ANNUAL BREWSTER FALL FESTIVAL. Main Street, Brewster. 12-5 p.m. Free. Family fun, live entertainment, games, vendor fair and fabulous food. Lining Main Street will be a variety of merchants, community organizations, local businesses, crafters, artists, veterans’ organizations, politicians, historical societies, health & wellness services, jewelry, books, churches and food vendors. Kids of all ages can enjoy an assortment of fun activities including a dunk tank, face painting, games, bounce houses, and a pie-eating contest. Many activities are free; however, some will cost a small fee. Live music throughout the day. www.BrewsterFallFestival.com.

Discussions

Thurs., Sept. 5

HOW CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS ARE RE-SHAPING TODAY’S ART WORLD. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 6 p.m.: Doors open for a reception with light bites and beverages followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 7-8:30 p.m. Jennifer Blei Stockman moderates a wide-ranging dialogue and exploration with four major contemporary women artists: painter and sculptor Nicole Eisehman, conceptual visual artist Lin Jingjing, painter and sculptor Paula DeLuccia Poons and photographer and filmmaker Laurie Simmons. $45 for non-members. To reserve a seat go to www.brucemueum.org and click “Reservations” or call 203/869-0376.

Films

Sat., Aug. 31

SUMMER LATE NIGHT. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 9:15 p.m. Rock ‘N’ Roll High School.” High school punk/cheerleader/human cartoon character Riff Randall just wants to slack off, have fun, and listen to the Ramones in her bedroom. Her dream is to someday have Queens’ most famous leather jacket-wearing quartet play a show at her school, Vince Lombardi High. But when the school administration installs the oppressive and fascistic Miss Togar  as the new principal, Riff and her friends, including high school “fixer,” Eaglebauer, have to stand up and fight to either take their school back—or knock it right to the ground.  $15. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Wed., Sept. 4

“THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING.” Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 6:30 p.m. Free. Advance registration is required at brucemuseum.org.

Wed., Sept. 4; Fri.-Sun., Sept. 6-8

HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Sept. 4 with director Q&A 7 p.m.  Cinema 100, 93 Knollwood Rd., White Plains, Sept. 6-8. 12, 2, 5, 7 & 9 p.m. Film is about a team of nice Jewish baseball players that take on the world. It is a David-and-Goliath story of Israel’s national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barley any ever having set foot in Israel. $17.For information contact each theater.

Sun., Sept. 8

MOVIE NIGHT: “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. $10. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Lectures

Thurs., Sept. 5

THE CINEMATIC ART OF GIUSEPPE TORNATORE’S “NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO”—PART 1. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7-9 p.m. Presented by Joseph Spedaliere. This film re-established Italy as one of the premier production houses for art cinema. This 1988 film was universally hailed as a harbinger of the nation’s cinematic renaissance. This lecture will review the film through a study of its most enlightening and enriching moments. It is recommended that attendees view this film—preferably the director’s cut—prior to the lecture. $25 for non-members. This lecture is a 2-part series. Part 2 will be Sept. 26. Sign up for both and receive a $10 discount on your total registration fee. Register at 914/771-8700.

Theater

Thru Sept. 29

MAMBO ITALIANO.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Wed. & Thurs. matinees: lunch at 11:30 a.m.; show at 1 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. evenings: dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  Sun. matinees: lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. and Sun. evenings: dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Follow the dominating but lovable matriarch, Maria Barbieri, as she and her devoted husband Gino struggle to keep the family restaurant afloat while adjusting to the newly found independence of their New Jersey-born adult grandchildren who they have raised since birth. The show is family friendly and laugh-out-loud funny with clever humor and universal themes of adjusting and adapting and what it takes to keep a family together. Matinees: $71 plus tax lunch & show; $64 for seniors; $61 per child. Evenings: $91 plus tax for dinner & show; $82 for seniors; $66 per child. Beverages & gratuities not included. Show only is $52 + tax for matinees; $57 + tax for evenings. www.broadwaytheatre.com; 914/592-2222.

Exhibits

PAINTERS ON LOCATION. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Tues., Sept. 3-Wed., Sept. 14. A reception/silent auction will take place Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. with a live art auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Sept. 14: One-day plein-air paint out. Dozens of professional artists will paint the town, parks beaches, landmarks, buildings, landscapes and scenic beauty of Rye and its surrounding areas. 914/967-0700.

ART SHOW: WORKS BY CINDY SACKS. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Weekends through Sept. 12-4 p.m. 914/864-7282.

MICHELLE SAKHAI: THE ARCANA SERIES—INTERPRETATIONS OF THE TAROT. Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, 37 Popham Rd., Scarsdale. Sept. 6-Oct. 19. There will be an opening reception Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m. The solo exhibition will present a new series of paintings based on Major Arcana Tarot. Sakhai has become a true colorist after having an extensive understanding of the movement of light throughout nature and landscape. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 914/723-8738; www.madelynjordanfineart.com.

THE EMOTIONAL ANIMAL. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru Sept. 14. The exhibit explores how animals can be a metaphor for our human nature. Animals are often used anthropomorphically to reveal, reflect and elaborate upon our own human nature. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. www.clayartcenter.org.

ART SHOW: WORKS BY THE NORTHERN WESTCHESTER WATERCOLOR SOCIETY. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Weekends during August. 12-4 p.m.

FROM BUTTERFLIES TO BATTLESHIPS: SELECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM’S PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 1. The exhibition showcases the diversity of artistic and documentary approaches taken by photographers in the 20th century and demonstrate how they expanded on earlier experiments in portraiture, scientific record and photomontage. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free to all on Tuesdays. www.brucemuseum.org.

SHARKS! Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 1. Visitors to this interactive science exhibition will get up close and personal with life-sized models of a great white, hammerhead and some of their living and extinct cousins. Watch live sharks developing within eggs and compare and contrast jaws from nearly 20 different species. Exhibit will also address climate change. 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.

COOL & COLLECTED ’19. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Sept. 8. This is a group show features contemporary artwork, painting, photography, sculpture and work on paper in a multitude of media by six artists. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment.  914/834-8077; www.KBFA.com.

FACULTY ARTWORK EXHIBITION. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Thru Sept. 7. This annual exhibition features work in a variety of media by the Art Center’s distinguished instructors. Artworks range from drawings and oil paintings to ceramics and collage. Sept. 6: Arts After Dark, 7-10 p.m. Come create, mingle and enjoy refreshments and a gourmet gin tasting by Pomp & Whimsy. For ages 21+. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.pelhamartcenter.org; 914/738-2525.

EDWARD BURKE: COLORLESS AND ODORLESS. Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Sept. 3-Oct. 4. Free and open to the public. His most recent work focuses on environmental issues such as increased CO2 in the atmosphere and how modern habits of consumption contribute to our current environmental crisis. He has established a long career as a painter, teacher and graphic designer. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thurs evenings 4-6 p.m. 914/606-6835.

ASSEMBLING ART: WORKS BY VIN GIULIANI. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 15. Creations by the Greenwich native who transformed scrap wood, trinkets and a colorful variety of found objects into artistic assemblages that represent everything from kitschy Americana to questions about the human psyche. He combined everyday objects to illustrate economic, social and political issues of the 1960s and 1970s. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under age 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. www.brucemuseum.org.

GROWIN‘ UP – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT 70. C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 29. Opening reception: Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Exhibits a never-before-seen collection of Bruce Springsteen photographs, gold records, signed memorabilia and artwork featuring “The Boss.” Award winning photographer Debra Rothenberg, author of the book, “Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980 – 2012” will showcase her acclaimed photographs and will be at the opening reception. To learn more about the gallery, visit www.cparkergallery.com.

THE EDGE EFFECT. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Thru Sept. 22. Exhibit describes an ecological phenomenon in the border area between disparate habitats, such as a meadow and forest, which results in exponentially greater biodiversity. Exhibition includes works in all media and subject matter submitted by artists from all over the U.S. and 13 countries around the world. katonahmuseum.org.

ILLUSTRATED ANIMALS IN CONVERSATION. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Thru Sept. 22. Original picture book art is on display in the Learning Center, highlighting animal characters in conversation with each other and inspiring conversations with the viewer. A variety of styles are on view from books written and illustrated by Nick Bruel, Eric Carle, Carson Ellis, Jerry Pinkney, Giselle Potter, Marisabina Russo and Mo Williams. www.katonahmuseum.org.

SUMMER WITH THE AVERYS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 1. Features landscapes, seascapes, beach scenes and figural compositions as well as rarely seen travel sketchbooks. The exhibition takes an innovative approach to the work produced by the Avery family. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under age 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. www.brucemuseum.org.

HILDRETH MEIÈRE: THE ART OF COMMERCE. Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, Ct. Thru Sept. 21. Meière was a prolific naturalist who discovered the frescoes and mosaics in Florence, Italy that were to inform her craft. www.fairfield.edu/museum.

A SPECIAL ROLE: ST. PAUL’S CHURCH AND WORLD WAR II. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. Free. Thru Jan. 2021. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibit uses original artifacts, documents, images, sound recordings and photographs to explore the story of World War II, in the context of the history of the church and the local community. At the time, the historic significance of St. Paul’s as an originating point of America’s most prized national values, enshrined in the Bill of Rights, gave the church a special role in the broader struggles of the war. 914/667-4116.

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.

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.