The Farm, a painting by Alexis Rockman who will be in a discussion Thurs., Dec. 5 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. See “Discussions” for details.
The Farm, a painting by Alexis Rockman who will be in a discussion Thurs., Dec. 5 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. See “Discussions” for details.


Thru Sat., Dec. 7

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Nov. 29: Friday Showcase at 8 p.m. $20.  Happy Hour Show at 10 p.m. $10. Nov. 30: T.J Miller. 8 & 10 p.m. $35; $45 VIP. Dec. 6: David Del Rosario at 8 & 10 p.m. $20. Dec. 7: Tom Kelly at 8 & 10 p.m. $20. Ages 16 + over unless noted otherwise. For ticket information call 914/358 -9260 or

LUCY’S LAUGH LOUNGE. 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. Nov. 29: Kaitlyn Murphy Show. 7:30 p.m. $20.  Dec. 6: Bill Cannon Show at 7:30 p.m. $20. Dec. 7: Two Mic Minimum Live Podcast Recording. 6 p.m. Free. 7:30 p.m.: Two Mic Minimum Show. Sean Barry & Peter Clark-Deutsch with a stand-up comedy showcase featuring some of the best comedians from around the country. $10. Age 16 & over or $13 & over with parent. 914/200-4812.

WHITE PLAINS COMEDY CLUB. 189 E. Post Rd., White Plains. Dec. 4: Artie Lange at 8 p.m. $35. Dec. 7: Anthony Rodia at 7:30 & 10 p.m. $30; $55 VIP. Ages 16 & over or 13 + with parent.

Fri., Nov. 29

MANHATTAN COMEDY NIGHT. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Hilarious stand-up featuring NYC comedy club veterans. $25 & $35.

Sat., Dec. 7

CLAUDIA OSHRY: THE DIRTY JEANS TOUR. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. She is an influential creator, entertainer, social media personality, and stand-up comedian. $29, $39 & $75.

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS. Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Limited availability. He is a master of satire and a best-selling author with acerbic humor, social commentary and outlandish stories. $75, $60 & $35.


Thru Sun., Dec. 8

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Nov. 29 & 30: Vic Juris & Kate Baker Quintet. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Dec. 1: Willie Martinez Latin Jazz Quartet. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. Dec. 6 & 7: Paquito D’Rivera Quintet at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $30-$35. Dec. 8: Shunzo Ohno Group featuring Lotus Chamber Collective. $15-$20.; 914/631-1000.

Sat., Nov. 30

CELTIC HARP MUSIC. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. Delphine Griffith of Sarah Lawrence College performs harp music, including seasonal selections. Refreshments will be served. 914/667-4116;

THE SMITHEREENS WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST MARSHALL CRENSHAW. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. $35, $45 & $55.

Mon., Dec. 2

PURCHASE JAZZ ORCHESTRA. Music Building, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 7 p.m. Free. They are a 17-piece big band that performs jazz from every era.

Wed., Dec. 4

OPEN CLASSROOM: CAMERATA. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 12:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. The Camerata will perform arrangements of classical Baroque music on modern instruments.

Fri., Dec. 6

PURCHASE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: OPEN READING SESSION. Music Building, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 4 p.m. Free. Program: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Traditional American bluegrass music. $37 & $42.; 914/698-0098.

MANDY PANTINKIN IN CONCERT: DIARIES. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Special guest: Adam Ben-David on piano. Diaries presents the acclaimed actor, singer and storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer in a powerful, passionate evening of song. It is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings. $58 & $78.

Sat., Dec. 7

THE LAURIE BERKNER BAND HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. She has an amazing ability to create music that is loved by both children and parents. $35; $100 VIP.

WESTCHESTER CHORAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY CONCERT. Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 3 p.m. Program: Gloria by Vivaldi, O Magnum Mysterium by Lauridsen, Hanerot Halalu: A Song for Hanukkah by Holst, and a selection of holiday favorites. David Baranowski, Associate Music Director; The Queens Consort Baroque Ensemble. $25 general admission; $10 for students.

HEATHER PERSON JAZZ TRIO. Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. They perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” $22 in advance; $25 at the door.

STANLEY JORDAN PLAYS JIMI. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Jazz guitarist plays the music of Jimi Hendrix. Tickets start at $35.; 914/698-0098.

Sun., Dec. 8

HOLIDAY CONCERT & HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 2:30-5 p.m. Features Yale’s Whim ‘n Rhythm and Columbia’s Kingsmen with a cappella performance. Seasonal refreshments including cookies and hot cocoa will be served. $10 for non-members. 914/698-9275.

WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC: A VISION OF SOUND. Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Program explores jazz and Latin jazz influences on American classical music. Conductor Rachael Worby, pianist HyeJin Kim and members of Ballet Hispanico. Program includes Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” works of Bernstein, Gillespie, Ellington, Paquito D’Rivera and a world premiere by Jed Feuer. $98, $76 & $36.

CANTICUM NOVUM SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 68 Bedford Rd., Katonah. 3 p.m. Features David Enlo at the organ in a program of holiday choral music from across the centuries. It will include works by Machaut, Gibbons, Holst, Britten, Musgrave, Perle and Frisch. The concert will also include traditional carols and other holiday favorites. $20; $10 for students. or 914/582-3915.

KEB’ MO’S JINGLE BELLS JAMBOREE. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Every pair of tickets for this show includes a digital download or CD copy of Keb’ Mo’s new album, Moonlight, Mistletoe, and You. You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase. Jingle Bell Jamboree features this master of American roots. $51.50-$171.50.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 29 & 30

THE GREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE. Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. Rain or shine. For all ages. Features more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site. Admission is every half-hour, 7-9:30 p.m. $29; $22 for children ages 3-17. For tickets go to

Thru Jan. 4

ARTISAN BOUTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Artisan boutique and collectibles with gifts for all ages and budgets. Collectibles at the Pelham Art Center includes the work of 10 artists selected by Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin. All of the works in this exhibition are priced under $2,500 and created by mid-career and emerging artists. This annual exhibition is the perfect collecting opportunity to take home affordable artworks. The Artisan Boutique highlights a dynamic collection of quality, affordable handmade items for sale. Skilled artisans will be showcasing: ceramics, silver works, jewelry, glass, leather, and more. Boutique will feature one-of-a-kind items by local and national artists who represent a range of traditional and modified artisan techniques. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 914/738-2525;


Fri.-Sun., Dec. 6-8

PURCHASE DANCE COMPANY FALL CONCERT. Dance Building, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m.  Dec. 6: special pre-concert talk with the artists at 7:15 p.m. moderated by Darrah Carr, Assistant Professor in the Conservatory of Dance. Program will feature cutting edge premieres and exquisitely re-staged masterworks showcasing the virtuosity and exceptional training of the professional-level dancers. Tickets are $17.50 with discounts available for students and seniors. 914/251-6200 or at the box office (only cash or checks accepted at the door).


Thurs., Dec. 5

CAN ART DRIVE CHANGE ON CLIMATE CHANGE?: AN EVENING WITH ALEXIS ROCKMAN. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 6 p.m. reception with light bites and beverages followed by discussion and debate featuring a panel of thought leaders in contemporary art and science. Rockman has been the subject of many international solo and group exhibitions and is among current American artists profoundly motivated by nature and its future—from the specter of climate change to the implications of genetic engineering. $45. Advance registration required at


Tues., Dec. 3

CARAMOOR AT THE BURNS: MOVIES MUSICIANS LOVE. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. The Triplets of Belleville.” 2 & 7 p.m. The wildly creative animated story of a boy, his grandmother, his dog, his dream of winning the Tour de France, and the eccentric music-hall stars from the ’30s who save the day. $15.

Thurs., Dec. 5

WORLD STAGE ON SCREEN SERIES: NT LIVE’S “PRESENT LAUGHTER.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 p.m. Pre-recorded broadcast. Matthew Warchus as a star actor preparing for an overseas tour. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, he finds that his days at home become a whirlwind of love, sex, panic, and soul-searching. $30.

“A HIDDEN LIFE.” The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 7:30 p.m. Film is based on real events. It is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jagerstatter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keep his spirit alive. $15 general admission; $12 students, seniors and members. or at the box office.

Thurs.-Tues., Dec. 5-10

MAKING WAVES: NEW ROMANIAN CINEMA. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Dec. 5: “The Whistlers.” Q&A at 7:15 p.m. with actress Rodica Lazar and Making Waves curator Corina Suteu. Film is about a corrupt cop who travels to the Canary Island of La Gomera, where he must learn an indigenous whistle language to help him communicate with the mobs while eluding police surveillance. Dec. 6: “Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time” at 7:30 p.m. Film is about a peasant family whose highest value was to own land and work it—with this unexpected sensation. Gorgeously shot in evocative black and white, the film focuses on aspiring writer Niculae, the youngest son of the patriarch and the only member of the family to have gone to school. The film relates the family’s next chapter, with a particular emphasis on the way the village’s world order changed with the arrival of communism after World War II. Dec. 7: “Marona’s Fantastic Tale” at 12 p.m. For adults and mature children. Film tells the emotional story of the last puppy in a litter of nine and her hopeful devotion to her various owners, not all of whom are devoted to her. It’s a bittersweet story of a pooch who advises dogs to “lick your human’s face every day as if it’s the last.” By the time she ends up with a stable home, she knows the happiness of reliable shelter, a loving master, and a good bone. 7:30 p.m.: “Mo.” Q&A Radu Dragomir and actress Dana Rogoz with Making Waves curator Coina Suteu. Mo (short for Monica) and her best friend are caught cheating during an exam by the toughest professor in the university. After Mo asks for a second chance, the teacher invites the young women to his place. It’s all seemingly fun and games, until Mo’s illusions of control are shattered. Dec. 8: “Monsters.” 6 p.m. Dana and Arthur have been married for a little over a decade and seem like a happy, loving couple. But when they are alone, it’s clear to both of them that their differing needs, beliefs, choices, and inner demons are destroying their bond—and they must decide whether letting go is the biggest proof of love. All films are $15. Additional films will be listed in an upcoming issue.

Sun., Dec. 8

“NUTCRACKER MAGICAL MATINEE.” The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 3 p.m. This is the cinematic version of the NYC Ballet’s classic production for families and kids of all ages. This film event trimmed with beautifully costumed ballerinas from Ballet Arts greeting attendees upon arrival also includes a live dance performance and photo opportunities. $20 general admission; $10 for children. or at the box office.


Thurs., Dec. 5

GREAT BOOKS FORUM. Gateway Center, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Theme is “Survivors.” Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Everything is Illuminated” will be discussed. All discussions will be led by Prof. Scott Zaluda. No reservations necessary. For information email Prof. James Werner at


Sat., Dec. 7

TACONIC OPERA SPECIAL CONCERT: STARS OF TOMORROW. Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, 605 Millwood Rd., Mt. Kisco. 3 p.m. Concert will showcase three exceptionally gifted instrumentalists in a challenging and beautiful concert program that will include works by Ravel, as well as the world premiere of a newly-commissioned piece composed by local composer and Taconic Opera Director, Dan Montez. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. $5 senior discount. Student tickets are $12 advance sale and $15 at the door. or 855/886-7372.

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 7 & 8

“DIDO AND AENEAS.” Recital Hall, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 1 p.m. Features members of the Purchase Dance Company. A visionary staging of the ancient story of Dido, Queen of Carthage and Aeneas, a Trojan prince. Recounts struggles for love in the face of war, sorcery and betrayal. $20 general admission.


Sun., Dec. 8

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” IN PROSE. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 3 p.m. Free. Bring your family to hear and enjoy this classic Dickens’ story—LawnChair Theatre style. Rye teacher and celebrated comedian John O’Donnell will be Scrooge. There will be carol singing between the scenes, led by Julie Corbalis. Cast includes Caroline Brody, Mario Fuentes, Larry Reina, Charlie Scattamacchia, Alison Soderquist, Amy Wade and Hilary Webster.

“POISONER’S HANDBOOK: MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF FORENSIC MEDICINE IN JAZZ AGE NEW YORK. Square House Museum, 1 Purchase St. Rye. 3-4:30 p.m. Reading and discussion of the book by Deborah Bloom. From the series True Crime Comes to Rye. Delve into the history and literature of American crime. 914/967-7588.


Sat., Dec. 7

THE GENTLE WHISPER OF TREES.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 2 & 7 p.m. This passionate drama by playwright Father Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, a Jesuit priest, dives deep into the issues of human sexuality, human communication and the alienation caused by the abuse of a patriarchal position. $99, $69 & $49. $99 ticket for 7 p.m. performance includes pre-show reception. 203/227-4177;

Thru Dec. 15

“A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL.” Curtain Call Inc., 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 5 & 12 and Sat., Dec. 7 & 14 at 2 p.m. Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an office Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200 Shot Range Model Air Rifle. $35 for adults; $25 for senior citizens and $17.50 for children. Thrifty Thursday tickets are $27.50. 203/461-6358 x36 or at

Thru Dec. 23

“IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Thurs.-Sat. dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; Sun. dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Wed, Thurs. & some Fri. matinees, lunch at 11:30 a.m., show at 7 p.m. and Sun. matinees lunch at 12 p.m.; show at 1:30 p.m.  Musical is the heart-warming story about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her. Dinner & show range between $61 and $91 plus tax depending on performance chosen. Beverage service and gratuities are not included in the ticket price. 914/592-2222;


RAC MEMBER EXHIBIT. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Thurs., Dec. 5-Jan. 11. There will be a reception Thurs., Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m. Explore the works of the hundreds of members who range from beginners to professionals. Stop by to see the works of your creative community. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 914/967-0700.

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS/TRADITIONAL FORMS: CHINESE BRUSHWORK. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Dec. 8. Exhibit features the U.S. debut of 15 pieces of contemporary Chinese brushwork donated to the Town of Greenwich as part of the 2019 U.S.-China Art and Culture Exchange. The exhibition highlights the connections between calligraphy and traditional brushwork by exploring the time-honored practice of water painting by contemporary scholar artists. Admission: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students with valid ID and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 203/869-0376 or

PERPETUAL MOTION: A JOURNEY THROUGH RICK GARCIA’S MASTERFUL CREATIVITY. C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Thru Dec. 8. Garcia is a multi-dimensional and highly distinguished contemporary artist who has created works for some of today’s most highly visible organizations, events and causes. His accomplishments span across mediums and themes, from rock and roll to endangered species, encompassing photography, surrealist renderings on canvas and guitars and even an 1800 sq. ft. fiberglass octopus sculpture. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m.; 203/661-0205.

CATHERINE LATSON. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Dec. 21. This is a one-person exhibition featuring seven new works by Latson who is inspired by the complexities of organization in living organisms.  Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment.

ART GOT INTO ME: THE WORK OF ENGELS THE ARTIST. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 22. Subject of the exhibit is art that pushes the boundaries and raises important questions and is a 10-year survey of the works of Engels, a Haitian-born, self-taught artist.  Gallery hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m. Admission: $5 ages 12-adult; $3 seniors 62+; free for children under 12 and the first Saturday each month.

STAY AWHILE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY SANDRA WONG GEROUX. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye. Thru Jan. 31. Photos capture the fleeing moments of childhood that often slip away in the fullness of time. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum admission: $7.50; $6.50 for seniors; free for children under 1. 914/421-5050.

DATAISM. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Thru Jan. 25. Presented by ArtsWestchester in collaboration with the Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts. From an ATM transaction to signing an online petition, an Instagram post to a Google search, our interactions and choices are transformed into data points that are collected and stored by devices we carry. Dataism brings together artists working in different media who find meaning in the data we make. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat. 12-6 p.m.

SPARKLING AMAZONS: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST WOMEN OF THE 9TH ST. SHOW. Katonah Museum of Art, 149 Jay St., Katonah. Thru Jan 26. Exhibition presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to Abstract Expressionism and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the NY School during the 1940s and 50s. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors & students; free for members and children under 12.

YTO BARRADA: THE DYE GARDEN. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 22. Exhibit features recent work by Barrada, whose artistic practice weaves together family history and broader sociopolitical narratives, employing a variety of media, including photography, film, video, installation, sculpture, books, and hand-dyed textiles. The artist has long investigated gestures of resistance to structures of power and control. She has an abiding interest in mechanisms of displacement and dislocation, as well as questions of appropriation and authenticity. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m. Admission: $5; $3 for seniors 62+ and students; free for children under 3, members and free the first Saturday every month. 914/251-6100.

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.

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