Poet Jericho Brown will speak at Purchase College Mon., Feb. 17. See “Lectures” for details. Photo credit: John Lucas
Poet Jericho Brown will speak at Purchase College Mon., Feb. 17. See “Lectures” for details. Photo credit: John Lucas

Cabaret

Fri., Feb. 14

LOVE IS. Church of St. James the Less, 10 Church La., Scarsdale. 8 p.m. Presented by Cliff Bucket Productions. Program will entertain with songs and stories from 14 local vocalists about what love means to them. Performers include Rosie Veltri and Dakota Martin of Port Chester. Refreshments and wine are included in the ticket price. $35 for single seats, $59 for a table for two, $109 for a table for four and $179 for a table for eight. www.chillbp.com or 914/708-9312.

Circus

Sat.-Mon., Feb. 15-17

ROYAL HANNEFORD CIRCUS. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 16, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 17. Two hours of jam-packed family entertainment at a family friendly price. Beauty, dexterity, comedy and chaos rolled into three rings of non-stop entertainment. Tickets at the County Center Box Office are $27 and $35. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster where additional fees apply. www.countycenter.biz.

Comedy

Thru Fri., Feb. 21

WHITE PLAINS COMEDY CLUB. 189 E. Post Rd., White Plains.  Feb. 14: Tony Woods. 7:30 p.m. $20. Westchester Late Night: Gonna Make You Wish You Were Single Again. At 10 p.m. $20. Feb. 15: Goumba Johnny at 7:30 p.m. $25; $50 VIP. Feb. 21: Aunt Mary Pat. At 7:30 p.m. $20; $40 VIP. Ages 16 & over or 13+ with parent; 2-item minimum. www.whiteplainscomedy.com.

Thru Sat., Feb. 22

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Ages 16 & over; 2 drink minimum. Feb. 14: The Three Men of Love: Kenny Ortega, Victor Cruz and Laz Vic. 8 & 10 p.m. $20. Feb. 15: Dustin Chafin at 8 & 10 p.m. $20. Feb. 21: Artie Lange at 8 & 10 p.m. $40; $55 VIP. Feb. 22: Jim Florentine at 8 & 10 p.m. $20; $35 VIP. 914/358-9260.

Sat., Feb. 15 & 22

LUCY’S LAUGH LOUNGE. 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. Feb. 15: Jim Florentine at 7 p.m. $25. Feb. 22: Hard Headed Comedy starring Leighann Lord at 7:30 p.m. $20. 16+ only or 13+ with parent. Two-item minimum per person. 914/200-4812.

Thurs., Feb. 20

BOB SAGET. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Stand-up comedy. $38, $38 $ $58. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Feb. 23

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Feb. 14 & 15: Sherman Andrews at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Feb. 16: Victor Jones Quartet at 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. Feb. 21 & 22: T.S. Monk Sextet at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Feb. 23: Kerry Politzer Brazilian Jazz Quartet Tribute to Durval Ferreira. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. www.jazzforumarts.org; 914/631-1000.

Fri., Feb. 14

VALENTINE’S DAY JAZZ JUKEBOX FEATURING SAMARA MCLENDON & LUCY WIJNANDS. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. A romantic night of sultry jazz classics. $35 for a pair of tickets (includes two free glasses of wine, beer or soft drink; $20 general admission (includes one free glass of wine, beer or soft drink; $10 for students. www.artswestchester.org.

THE SPECIAL CONSENSUS. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Contemporary sound grounded in a deep appreciation and understanding of bluegrass music. Tickets start at $37. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

A CLASSICAL VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT: CHOPIN, CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Byron Duckwall, cello & Katyn Grineva, piano. $45 & $75. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Feb. 15

COUNTRY LOVE SONG JUKEBOX SIGH MOLLY ADELE BROWN. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  $35 for a pair of tickets (includes two free glasses of wine, beer or soft drink; $20 general admission (includes one free glass of wine, beer or soft drink; $10 for students. www.artswestchester.org.

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Pop and jazz music. $85, $65 & $40. www.artscenter.org/ 914/251-6200.

THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR. Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. $28 general admission; $26 non-WCC students/seniors/faculty/staff; $18 children under 13. www.sunywcc.edu/SmartArts.

KIMBERLY LOCKE: THE SUM OF ALL PARTS. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. Experience a musical journey from an “American Idol” icon. This one-woman show will feature songs from her idol, Judy Garland, to Locke’s contemporary chart hits. Tickets are $37-$59. 914/328-1600.

Sun., Feb. 16

THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. The sons of Gregg Allman perform. $39, $49 & $55. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Fri., Feb. 21

BLUE OYSTER CULT. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Hard rock and heavy metal music. $48, $60 & $75. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Feb. 22

JAKE SHIMABUKURO: UKELELE MASTER. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. $15-$49. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

ELVIN BISHOP & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. American roots music. $38, $48, $58 & $68. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Dance

Fri., Feb. 14

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Taylor become a cultural icon and one of American history’s most celebrated artists. The company will perform a program specially selected, commemorating the late Mr. Tay.ro. $40-$85. www.artscenter.org/events/paul-taylor-dance-company/

Sat., Feb. 22

SALSA DANCE PARTY. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 7 p.m.: Salsa dance lesson at 7 p.m., Dance party with live music 8-10 p.m.  $35 for a pair of tickets (includes two free glasses of wine, beer or soft drink; $20 general admission (includes one free glass of wine, beer or soft drink; $10 for students. www.artswestchester.org.

Films

Thru Wed., Feb. 19

THE MEDITATIVE LIFE: CONSCIOUSNESS, MEANING AND CONNECTION. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville.  Feb. 17: “Gift.” 7 p.m. Follows several stories—from the elaborate preparations for a Pacific Northwest potlatch and an unexpected  gift of music at the Auckland Art Gallery, to a vacant factory building in Rome housing migrants protected by art and the “pirate utopia” of Burning Man. Feb. 19: “Spirited Away”: Talking Film with Tracy Cochran. 7 p.m. Director Hayao Miyazaki created his magnificent animated movie for 10-year-old girls. Adults around the world were captivated. Now as we face climate catastrophe, the adventure offers unexpected guidance and hope. Following 10-year-old Chihiro through a wondrous world full of spirits, Miyazaki reveals how a pure heart and sincerity can light our way. $16. All films are $15 unless noted otherwise. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Fri., Feb. 14

RETRO REVIVAL: “HOLIDAY.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:45 p.m. Cary Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family—setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister. With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, “Holiday” is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well. $15. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 18 & 20

GLOBAL WATCH. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Feb. 18: “Midnight Traveler.” 7 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker Emelie Mahdaviant and JBFC Senior Film Programmer Andrew Jupin. When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love of a family on the run. Feb. 20: “The Cave.: 7:30 p.m. An unflinching story of the Syrian war in this powerful new documentary. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above. Following the women as they contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages, and the ever-present threat of chemical attack. Films are $15. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Tues., Feb. 18

CARAMOOR AT THE BURNS: “A SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville d., Pleasantville. 2 & 7:30 p.m. This portrayal of the family life of author James Jones is based on an autobiographical novel by his daughter. $15. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Lectures

Mon., Feb. 17

JERICHO BROWN. Humanities Building, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Award-winning poet will be the lecturer. For additional information call 914/251-6550.

Readings

Mon., Feb. 24

“MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 7 p.m. Script-in-hand reading where professional actors take the stage without benefit of scenery or costumes. This is a comedy about family, faith and adjusting to life’s surprises. $20. 203/227-4177.

Theater

Thru Sun., Mar. 1

“FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Thurs.-Sat., dinner at 6:30 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 1 p.m., Sun. matinees: lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. In celebration of Black History Month, the WBT pays tribute to Louis Jordan, the 1940s rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and bandleader whose new approach to jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. Show opens with the hero, Nomas, who is single, broke and drinking his sorrows away while listening to the radio at 5 a.m. Five guys named Moe—Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, Know Moe and Four-Eyed Moe—emerge from his radio to help him straighten out, ease his broken heart and sing and dance his way to love. Dinner and show prices range between $61 and $91 plus tax, depending on the performance chosen. Beverage service and gratuities are not included in the ticket price. www.BroadwayTheatre.com.

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 14-16

DISNEY’S “NEWSIES.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. Fri.-Sun., Fri. & Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun. matinees at 1:30 p.m. This is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. $45. 203/227-4177.

“TWISTED VALENTINES.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. Presented by Axial Theatre. Fri., Feb. 14 at 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Feb.  16 at 4 p.m. A special Valentine’s Dance will follow the Sat., Feb. 15 performance. $25 general admission; $20 students and seniors. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4492393. For information call 914/286-7680 or go to www.axialtheatre.org.

Fri., Feb. 21-Mar. 8

“ROCKET GIRL.” Powerhouse Theater, Waveny Park, 677 South St., New Canaan. Presented by the Town Players of New Canaan. Feb. 21, 22, 27, 28, mar. 6 & 7 at 8 p.m., Feb. 23 and Mar. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Talk backs with the playwright, George D. Morgan will follow the Feb. 28, 29 & Mar. 1 performances. Play is the story of the space race and America’s first female rocket scientist. It is the story of the playwright’s mother, Mary Sherman Morgan, a poor farm girl with only a high school education, who became the only woman on a team of 800 engineers and developed the formula for Hydyne, the fuel America used to launch its first satellite into space in the 1950s. Play is directed by Carin Zakes of Port Chester. Tickets are $25; $20 for students and seniors 62+. www.tpnc.org.

Sun., Feb. 23

MUMMENSCHANZ. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. This is a surreal and enchanting experience with large-scale masks, acrobatics, sculptural puppetry and visual antics—but no music or sound. $70, $45 * $30. 914/251-6200.

Exhibits

A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye. Thru Apr. 5. The exhibit features artwork inspired by Marshlands Conservancy or created at the preserve. Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 914/835-4466.

ABSTRACT EXPLORATIONS. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Thru Feb. 29. There will be a reception Sat., Feb. 15, 3-5 p.m. Snow date: Feb. 22. Work by artists Annette Leiblein, B.A. D’Alessandro and Mitchell Visoky. These artists explore abstraction in their own voice and medium.

GOOD MORNING. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru Mar. 21. Good Morning Invitational Show represents the ceramic works of Clay Art Center artist members and invited nationally recognized artists. Artists share their mornings with us through the objects that are part of the ritual of starting the day. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. www.clayartcenter.org.

PELHAM ART CENTER: 50 YEARS. 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Thru Apr. 4. A historical gallery exhibition covering the 50-year legacy of the organization as a grassroots non-profit and local arts institution. The exhibition is organized as a visual timeline encompassing the origins of the art center, its major milestones and art highlights from gallery shows over the years. Special events: Feb. 23: An Evening of Wine & Art, 6:30-9 p.m. For information and tickets go to pelhamartcenter.org/event/wine-and-art. Feb. 26: Alexander Rutsch Film Screening, 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 29 & Mar. 1: Public Sewing with Amanda Browder, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Register at 914/738-2525. Mar. 12: Angels in the Chamber, 7 p.m. Gallery concert. Mar. 21: 50th Anniversary Legacy Gala “Visions 2020.” To purchase tickets, go to Visions2020.GiveSmart.com. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.pelhamartcenter.org.