Violinist Renaud Capuçon will be featured in a concert at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College Sun., Jan. 22. See Nearby In-Person Events for details.
Violinist Renaud Capuçon will be featured in a concert at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College Sun., Jan. 22. See Nearby In-Person Events for details.

Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase will present the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Change the Frame, Sun., Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. Wine & cheese provided by FCWC at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Meet the Artists Q&A at 2:15 p.m. Concert features violinist Renaud Capuçon. $21.25-$77.50. Online sales only at www.artscenter.org

The MetroCard Van will be in the following locations this month: Mon., Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Huguenot Avenue at Lawton Avenue, New Rochelle and at Petrillo Plaza, Mt. Vernon, 1-3 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Trans Center, Water Street & N. Lexington Avenue, White Plains; Thurs., Jan. 26, 1-2 p.m., Galleria Mall, Main Street/MLK Blvd., White Plains. The MetroCard Van assists riders with all MetroCard business. The van is staffed by MTA NYC Transit Authority customer service representatives who will answer questions and help with any issues you may have. For additional information go to www.transportation.westchestergov.com

Women in Power, a networking & panel discussion, will be held Tues., Jan. 24 at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, 8:30-10:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. Hear from leading CEOs who have effectively smashed through the proverbial glass ceiling while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. How did they do it? And how can you apply the lessons shared to your own professional and personal life? Register at https://wbp.formstack.com/forms/womens-empowerment_2023

A 2-D Animation Clinic for young designers will debut at Makeinspires, 1139 W. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, Mon., Jan. 23-Apr. 3, 4:45-6:15 p.m. This cartooning program is for students in grades 5-8 and will be instructed by cartoonist and educator Phil Lohmeyer. $464. Sign up at makeinspires.com/steam-classes or call 914/630-7338.

Greenwich Hospital will offer The Nurse is In at the YWCA of Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave., Mon., Jan. 23, 10-11 a.m. A Greenwich Hospital nurse will take your blood pressure and answer health questions and Healthy Eating on a Budget, Thurs., Jan. 26, 12-1 p.m. at the Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Presenter will be Denise Addorisio, registered dietitian and nutritionist. Events are free. For information call 203/863-4444.

White Plains Performing Arts Center, 1 City Pl., will present An Evening with Laura Benanti Live in Concert, Sat., Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. She is an American actress and singer. $58-$78. www.wppac.com

Stamford Center for the Arts-Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., will present Cash Unchained-Tribute Sat., Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. All ages. Ticket prices start at $238 at unation.com/event/cash-unchained-tribute-14069308

The Picture House in Pelham and Bronxville is offering A Winter Wonderland of Films at TPH Film Club. TPH Bronxville at 84 Kraft Ave. will take place Tues., Jan. 24 & 31; Feb. 7, 14, & 28 and Mar. 7. TPH Pelham at 175 Wolf’s Lane will take place Wed., Feb. 1, 8 & 15 and Mar. 1, 8 & 15. Film Club host is Stephen J. Witty. Subscriptions to Film Club are open to members of The Picture House. This exclusive benefit gives members access to films before they are released for the general public and a chance to see Q&As with industry insiders. Subscriptions are $132. www.thepicturehouse.org

Bedford Playhouse, 633 Old Post Rd. will present an Environmental Film Series—"Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species” Mon., Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m. The film details the significant threat invasive species pose to the state’s biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as public health and the economy. A panel of experts will conduct a talk after the film about local invasive removal programs. Register at www.bedfordplayhouse.org

Random Farms Kids’ Theater will present “Legally Blond The Musical” Fri.-Sun., Jan. 27-29 at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. For ages 3 & up. Fri, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 28 & 29 at 1 & 7 p.m., Jan. 30 & 31 at 7 p.m. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law School. Determined to get him back, she ingeniously charms her way in the prestigious law school. Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. $30; $40 for first five rows center orchestra; $20 students. www.randomparmsny.org/tiekets

Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers Lane, will present a free reading of “Hiraeth” by E. Kyle Minor, Sun., Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Donations are welcome. There will be a reception after the reading and a discussion with the playwright. “Hiraeth” is a play about loss. Registration is required at https://forms.gle/wUFRm6tp49fYmUsRA

Christ Church Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave., will present Comedy Night starring Jane Condon and Andy Pitz Fri., Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Jane Condon is Greenwich’s favorite comedian, the pro-winner of Ladies of Laughter and the winner of the She-Devil Comedy Festival. Andy Pitz has been on David Letterman. Craig Ferguson. Star Search and SiriusXM. He has been full-time comedian since 1990. Bring your friends for an evening of laughter, an epic taco bar buffet dinner, margaritas, drinks and friendship. $50 per person everything included. www.christchurchgreenwich.org

Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., will present the following free lectures in their series Careers in the Arts with art professionals: Sat., Jan. 21, 1-2 p.m. David D’Ostillo: Set Design, Sculpture & 3D Modeling. Join us for a discussion with David about his journey into a career in the arts; Sat., Feb. 4, 1-2 p.m. Danielle DeVito: Architect, Pencil Projects. Join us for a discussion with Danielle and her journey into a career in the arts as the founder and principal of Pencil Projects. Additional lectures in this series will be listed in upcoming issues. www.pelhamartcenter.org.

Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., will present the following workshop: Sound Healing & Meditation, Sun., Jan. 22, 10-11 a.m. for adults/14+. $25. www.pelhamartcenter.org

The American Red Cross and football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are asking people to donate blood while getting a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona. Mon., Jan. 30, 2-7 p.m. at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, Lawton Street. To donate, download the American Red Cross Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. All blood types are needed. A blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), at least 110 pounds and in generally good health may be eligible to donate.

Common Ground Coffeehouse at South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry will feature Peter Mulvey Sat., Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22.21 at https://eventbrite.com/e/peter-mulvey-tickets

Curtain Call, Inc., 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford, Conn., will hold open auditions for adults and children for its spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” Sun.-Tues., Jan. 22-24. This will be a full-scale stage production of the MGM classic film featuring all the songs, dialogue and characters we've come to know and love since 1939. All roles are open to non-union actors in this adult production. Dorothy will be cast age-appropriately. Munchkins will be cast from younger performers ages 6-12. Auditions for adults (and Dorothy) will be held Mon. & Tues., Jan. 23 and 24, 7 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. in The Kweskin Theatre. Auditions for the Munchkins will be held Sun., Jan. 22, 2-5 p.m., also in The Kweskin Theatre. Those auditioning should prepare a brief song in the style of the show, be prepared to read from the script and to learn a brief dance combination. Auditionees should bring sheet music in the correct key and have proper footwear to dance in. No flip flops or sandals. For additional information go to www.curtaincallinc.com

Curtain Call Inc. is presenting “A Murder is Announced” in the Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford, Conn. Sun-Thurs., now extended thru Feb. 5. Many dates are sold out or have limited seating. Play features one of Agatha Christie’s best-loved characters, Miss Marple. Performances will be Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Seating is cabaret-style with a BYOEverything format. $38 for adults; $28 for senior citizens and $20 for children under 21. www.curtaincallinc.com.

White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., presents Dragons & the Ice Sorceress, Sat., Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. For children, families, elementary school (grades 1-6). Join Talewise at the Library on a STEAM-filled quest to discover the ‘coolest’ thing in science: dry ice. Volunteers from the audience will help conduct several science experiments to explore the wondrous effects of dry ice! The science experiments are tied together by a fun, interactive tale called “Dragons & The Ice Sorceress.” The entire audience will help the performer tell the story--you’ll even get to decide what happens next; Minecraft for Youth Mon., Jan. 23 at 4 p.m.; Holocaust Remembrance Day Author Visit with author Amalia Hoffman, Thurs., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. She will share her personal journey and inspiration in writing “The Brave Cyclist: A True Story of a Holocaust Hero. Program is for ages 8 & up. Register at www.whiteplainslibrary.org

Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will offer Chakra Sound Bath Meditation with Gary Posner, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. $30 and Let’s Dance: Ballroom Dance Lessons with Elin Waterston, Feb. 11 (Salsa & Cha Cha) and Mar. 11 (Swing), 6:30-8 p.m. No previous dance experience necessary and all levels are welcome. $35-$130. For additional information and to register go to www.wainwright.org

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is at FDR State Park, 2959 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights thru Oct. 22, 2023. This outdoor interactive event is for all ages. It is a nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter ™ and Fantastic Beasts ™ films. Set in a beautiful woodland, this experience has been brought to life by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators. Limited availability in Dec. & Jan. Tickets for ages 16+are $46 + booking fee; ages 5-15 are $35 + booking fee. Parking if booked online is $8; $10 if purchased on site. Admission includes standard entry to the forest trail inspired by the wizarding world + access to the Village where you can find magical food and drink to add to your experience. For tickets go to https://www.stubhub.com/harry-potter-a-forbidden-forest-experience-westchester-tickets

Katonah Museum of Art at 34 Jay St. is presenting Creative Community Fri., Jan. 20. Gather for creative fun on the 3rd Friday of each month. Programs include Stroller Tours, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Artful Families, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and Senior Socials, 1-2 p.m. Free with Museum admission--$12 adults; $6 seniors and students; free for members and children under 12. Registration is required. For information on these programs and to register, go to www.katonahmuseum.org

Jazz Forum Arts, 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown will present the Mike LeDonne Organ Quintet--Vincent Herring, Eric Alexander, Dave Stryker, Fri. & Sat., Jan. 20 & 21, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $30-$35; Buster Williams & Something More, Fri. & Sat., Jan. 27 & 28, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $30-$35; Aimée Allen, Sun., Jan. 29, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20.  www.jazzforumarts.org.

The Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck will feature Tortoise & Hare: Next Generation, Sat., Jan. 21, 11 a.m.& 2 p.m. Show begins with Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare and continues the story that finds them 10 years down the road. Recommended for grades K-4. Tickets are $19-$24; The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour featuring Kat Radley, Randall Otis, Matt Koff and Joe Op, Fri., Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. $35/$45. www.emelin.org

Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. will present Jazz is Dead: 25th Anniversary Celebrating the Grateful Dead, Thurs., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. $35-$58; “Chicago”: Teen Edition presented by Clocktower Players, Fri. & Sat., Jan. 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. $26 for adults; $22 students 18 & below; “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Teen Academy production, Sun., Jan. 29, 5 p.m. Showcasing Academy students and Broadway performer. $29 adults; $18 for children under 18. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye presents Museum Minis, every Wed., 11-11:30 a.m. Events are free with museum admission which is $10 per person; $9 for seniors and free for children under 1 and members. For additional information and registration go to www.discoverwcm.org.

The Westchester Chamber Music Society will present concerts live and recorded Sun., Mar. 19 & Apr. 30 at 4 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 2125 Westchester Ave., Rye. The Amerigo Trio will perform Bach, Jean Cras; Beethoven Mar. 19 and Apr. 30 will feature the Horzsowski piano trio performing music of Shubert and Shostakovich. $40 per concert. Remote viewing is $20 per household per concert. www.westchestermusicsociety.com or call Isobel Perry at 914/967-4894

The Historic Jay Gardens at the Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye are open Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed on holidays. For additional information go to www.jayheritagecenter.org.

Exhibits

Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 1987 Palmer Ave., Larchmont will present a Member Group Show: “Winter Gaze” thru Sat., Jan. 28 and Portrait Party 2023, Sat., Jan. 21, 1-4 p.m. This event will take place at Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd. Bring supplies for your preferred media to make portraits of your fellow artists and have fun together. Refreshments will be provided. $15 for non-members of MAG or RAC. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. www.mamaroneckartstistsguild.org; 914/834-1117.

Rye Arts Center at 51 Milton Rd. will present a RAC Member Exhibit on view thru Jan. 21. Explore the works of hundreds of members who range from beginners to professionals and Artists of the Night: Gothic Literature Scenes, Songs & Stories on view Sat., Jan. 28-Mar. 25. There will be an opening reception Sat., Jan. 28, 5-8 p.m. Exhibit is a multi-disciplinary showcase that explores the influence of Gothic literature  on mediums such as the visual arts, storytelling, dance, music and our understanding of historical items. Gallery hours: Mon., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. www.ryeartscenter.org

CapaSpace, a photography-based education and exhibition center at 2467 Quaker Church Rd., Yorktown, will present Empathy and Empowerment: The Documentary Photography of José Alvarado Jr. thru Feb. 25. CapaSpace is a 21st century arts center that embraces photography to draw a community together in common purpose and to strengthen the bonds that exist between neighbors. Alvarado is NY based Puerto Rican photographer. www.thecapaspace.org

The Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob is presenting Life & Art, the Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman thru Jan. 22. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sun. 12-4 p.m. www.greenwichhistoryorg

The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St. is presenting two exhibits honoring the work of Jerry Pinkney: Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney and A Sense of Community: Celebrating Jerry Pinkney’s Legacy, thru Jan. 22. Hours: Tues., Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. 1-8 p.m. Admission: $10 adults; $6 seniors and students; free for members and children under 12. Social www.katonahmuseum.org

The David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico, 200 Lake Rd., Tarrytown, is presenting its first exhibition in the gallery, Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art thru Mar. 19. The exhibition is comprised of 43 artworks and pairs pieces by a dozen groundbreaking women artists of the postwar period with new commissions of contemporary art. Gallery hours: Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thurs., 3-7 p.m. All visitors must have a free timed-entry ticket prior to visiting available at Inspired Encounters | Rockefeller Brothers Fund (rbf.org)

Pelham Art Center at 155 Fifth Ave. is displaying a new public art installation, “The Conversation Sculpture” by Brooklyn artist Musa Hixson. It is a 9 ft. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. steel sculpture that mimics a blooming flower with three seats enclosed in its frame. The interactive piece intends to facilitate new connections and encourage people to think differently about public space. The installation will be on display thru June 20, 2023. www.pelhamartcenter.org