Benefits

Fri., Mar. 6

2015 GREAT CHEFS. Westchester Country Club, Biltmore Avenue, Rye. 7-11:30 p.m. Event will benefit Greenwich Hospital. Honorees: Debra Ponzek and Aaron Sanchez. Features food and drink from 60 top chefs and beverage distributors. $250-$1,000. 203/863-3865.

Wed., Mar. 11

EIGHT OVER EIGHTY BENEFIT GALA. Mandarin Oriental, New York City. 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner. Honoring eight people over the age of 80 with remarkable lives including Patricia "Pat" Jacobs of Rye Brook. To benefit Jewish Home Lifecare. Serving New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnicities for 165 years, Jewish Home Lifecare is transforming eldercare as we know it. Tables of 10: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000. Individual Tickets: $2,500, $1,500. To purchase tickets, go to 8over80.org.

Thurs., Mar. 12

MAH JONG MARTINIS. 42 The Restaurant, Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains. 6 p.m. cocktails & hors d'oeuvres; 7 p.m. play. Includes canasta. Event benefits White Plains Hospital. Players of all levels are welcome. Advance registration required due to limited seating. $100 per person. Attendees are invited to bring donations of new unused items for the White Plains Hospital Pediatric Department including coloring books, crayons, sticker books, children's DVDs, stuffed animals and puzzles. 914/681-2329 or khughes@wphospital.org.

Celebrations

Sat., Feb 28

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Family friendly activities commemorating the beginning of the year of the sheep. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., a paper craft workshop will be held in which participants can create a Chinese lantern or drum. At 2:45 p.m., members of Kwan's Kung Fu from Peekskill, will perform a traditional Lion Dance, believed in Chinese culture to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck. Free and open to all ages. 914/738-2525.

Comedy

Sat., Mar. 7

COMEDY NIGHT. Community Synagogue of Rye, 200 Forest Ave., Rye. 7 p.m. deli delights; 8 p.m. performance by professional comedians Robin Fox, Joe Devito and Doug Adler; 10 p.m. dessert. $36 per person. Purchase tickets by Mar. 3. Send check payable to Community Synagogue Rye or purchase online at www.eventbrite.com/e/crs-comedy-night (fee applies). 914/967-6262.

SKLAR BROTHERS. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Identical twin brothers Randy and Jason Sklar have revived the 2-man comedy act, delivering jokes at breakneck pace and peppering the show with short sketch bits. $40. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

ROB BARTLETT WITH SPECIAL GUEST TONY POWELL. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Hilarious stand-up comedy. $40, $45 & $50. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sun., Mar. 8

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Hilarious spoof of the 50 Shades books and movie. $35, $45 & $55. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Concerts/Music

Fri., Feb. 27

KEB' MO' BAND. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Keb's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues. $48/$60$78. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Feb. 28

PIZMON. Jewish Community Center of Harrison, 130 Union Ave., Harrison. 7 p.m. Free. Community concert sponsored by JCCH, Congregation K.T.I., Congregation Emanu-El and Community Synagogue of Rye. Pizmon is the co-ed Jewish a cappella group from Columbia, Barnard and the Jewish Theological Seminary. They sing a variety of different genres, including liturgical pieces, Israeli rock and pop, English parodies, Yiddish classics and children's songs. Evening will include a special presentation by the Solomon Schechter L.S. Choir under the direction of Amichai Margolis. A dessert reception will follow the concert. All are welcome; however, an RSVP is requested. 914/939-1004.

CHRIS BRUBECK'S TRIPLE PLAY. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Brubeck on bass trombone and piano; guitarist Joel Brown and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth perform. $35. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, Ct. 8 p.m. Intimate selection of chamber music. Mark Kaczmarcyk, Director of Music & Arts will guide the audience through a sampling of romantic works. Baritone Herman Berisso will join the string quartet in Barber's "Dover Beach." $25 general admission; $10 students. www.stcath.org; 203/637-3661.

BRITISH INVASION: 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Iconic singers of the 1960's music revolution featuring Peter Asher, Denny Laine, Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender's Searchers and Terry Sylvester. There will also be unique clips pre-show and during intermission of other fab combos of the era. $48/$58/$68. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sun., Mar. 1

JAZZ BRUNCH. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jazz Forum Arts presents Mark Morganelli on trumpet, flugelhorn and percussion; Roni Ben-Hur on guitar and Harvie Son on bass. Food by Corner Stone. $45 non-members; $15 children under 12 includes drinks and food. Only tables of 8 can be reserved. 914/967-6080.

"OVER HERE AND OVER THERE." Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. 4 p.m. An exploration of the music of WWI performed by Stefanie and Bill Kies, Peggy De La Cruz, John Goldschmid and Dan Swartz, in conjunction with the exhibit Greenwich Faces the Great War. $15 for non-members. Reservations not required. www.greenwichhistory.org or 203/869-6899, ext. 10.

JERRY DOUGLAS PRESENTS EARLS OF LEICESTER. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Special guest: Red Molly. Features some of Nashville's most talented musicians in a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys. $35/$40/$48. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Tues., Mar. 3

MIKE + THE MECHANICS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Mike Rutherford, Genesis founding member, formed the band in 1985. They will perform their best known songs as well as a selection of Genesis favorites. Special guest: Daryl Steurmer. $49. $60 & $75. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Thurs., Mar. 5

TOM PAXTON & JANIS IAN: TOGETHER AT LAST. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Two of America's greatest songwriters share the stage for an evening of stories and song. $30, $38 & $48. www.tarrytowmusichall.org.

Fri., Mar. 6

A.J. CROCE. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter performs folk and blues music. $28. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown 8 p.m. Thorogood is the baddest-to-the-bone performer in rock. Special guest: The Danielle Nicole Band. $48, $60, $75, $85 & $95. www.tarrytownmusichall.org

Sat., Mar 7

DRIFTWOOD. Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Church of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. Band plays rock 'n roll soul with a folk art mind. $18. www.commongroundfusw.com.

DANÚ. PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase 8 p.m. Flute, tin whistle, fiddle button accordion plus vocals in Irish and English make for a high-energy performance and a mix of ancient and new repertoire. $40, $25 & $20. www.artscenter.org; 914251-6200.

Conversations

Sun., Mar. 1

(RE)DISCOVERING THE "NEW WORLD:" A CONVERSATION WITH THE COLLECTOR. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, 2 p.m. Jack A. Somer will discuss the ancient maps and sea charts from his collection on view in the Museum. Free with Museum admission: $7 for adults; $6 seniors 65 and up and students 5-23 with valid ID. www.brucemuseum.org.

Dance

Fri., Feb. 27, Mar. 20, Apr. 24 & May 15

DANCE OFF THE GRID. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Multiple world-class performances surveying the diversity of today's dance landscape followed by a conversation among the artists about the inspirations behind each work. $25. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

Sat., Feb. 28

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. $80/$65. www.artscenter.org; 914/251-6200.

Fri., Mar. 13

MOSCOW CITY BALLET: "SWAN LAKE." Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. Tchaikovsky's beloved classic with stunning costumes, exquisite techniques and glorious staging. $24 general admission; $22 students/seniors; $18 children under 13. www.sunywcc.edu/smartarts.

Films

Sat., Feb. 28

CINEMA ITALIANO: "IL CAPITALE UMANO." Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 2 p.m. A captivating story of greed, privilege and betrayal. $25 for non-members. Registration and pre-payment required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Mon., Mar. 2

'THE IMMORTALISTS:" SCIENCE ON SCREEN. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. Sly documentary profiles two eccentric scientists struggling to create eternal youth in a world they call "blind to the tragedy of old age." Q&A with Bill Gifford and Dr. Nir Barzilai. $15 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Tues., Mar. 3-Mon., Apr. 27

AFTER DARK: SCREENINGS OF THE STRANGE, BEAUTIFUL, OFFBEAT. Jacob Burns Film Center,, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Mar. 3: 7:50 p.m. "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night."Residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire who preys on men who disrespect women. In Persian with subtitles. Mar. 6: 9:30 p.m. "Butter on a Latch." Dreamy, deeply unsettling erotic portrait of a frantic young woman's visit to a Bikan folk music camp. Mar. 11: 7:45 p.m. "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely." Sensual thriller featuring love, death, guns and goats in the wilds of Kentucky. Additional films will be listed in future issues. $12 for adults; $9 for students will valid ID. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Wed., Mar. 4

"VISION ON ART: PIETER PAUL RUBENS." Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 10:30-11:30 a.m. No advance reservations. Free with Museum admission, $7 adults/$6 seniors and students with valid ID. www.brucemuseum.org.

Wed., Mar. 4-25

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: THE FILMS OF RUBEN OSTLUND. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Mar. 4: "The Guitar Mongoloid." 7:30 p.m. Focuses on the vague disturbances that lie beneath the surface of modern life. Mar. 11: "Involuntary." 7:30 p.m. Ostlund interweaves unconnected stories that deconstruct social norms. He mixes guilt, compromise, pride and group mentality in this cerebral examination of what it means to be self-conscious. Shown with the short "Autobiographical Scene Number 6882." Impending doom as a young man is about to jump off a bridge with his friends watching. In Swedish with subtitles. Additional films in the series will be listed in future issues. $12 for adults; $9 for students with valid ID; $7.50 children under 12. www.burnsfilmcenter.org

Films

Thurs., Mar. 5

BABY PICTURES: "FOCUS." Cinema de Lux, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 12 p.m. Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection, becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess. As he's teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame-now an accomplished femme fatale-shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky's latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop...and the consummate con man off his game. Baby Pictures offers discounted admission to enjoy a current movie in a convenient, baby-friendly setting on select Thursdays each month. Amenities include dim lighting to allow for easy child care in the auditorium; lowered movie volume for babies' sensitive hearing; baby changing stations and stroller area. $6. www.showcasecinemas.com.

Lectures

Wed., Mar. 4, 11 & 18

EYE ON ART: THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. 10-11:30 a.m. Lectures span 1300-mid 1500s examining many aspects of this fertile period of art history. Presented by Fiona Garland, M.A., Courtauld Institute of Art, London. $10 per lecture. Register at 914/967-0700.

Mon., Mar. 9

ART HISTORY LECTURE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 10-11:30 a.m. Fabritius' Goldfinch, Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring and Kalf's Still-Life with Nautilus: Humble Subjects and High Aestheticism in Dutch Baroque Art. Lecturer: Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor, Connecticut College. $7 for non-members. For reservations go to educationreservations@brucemuseum.org.

Magic

Sat., Feb. 28

THE AMAZING MAX. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 2 p.m. Bursting with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics and performs miracles inches from spectators' faces. Recommended for ages 3 & up. $25 premium (first 7 rows center); $20 rest of the theatre. www.wppac.com or 914/328-1600.

Readings

Fri., Mar. 6

THE NAKD STAGE PLAY READING. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams. $10. 914/328-1600; wppac.com.

Mon., Mar. 9

"FLYIN' WEST." Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 7 p.m. Script-in-hand reading of the play by Pearl Cleage. Following the Civil War, many slaves took advantage of the Homestead Act and went west. The women settlers of Nicodemus, Kansas faced long cold winters, the possibility of violence and continual racial conflict. $20. 203/227-4177; www.westportplayhouse.org.

Theater

Thru Apr. 5

"CAMELOT." Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Thurs.-Sat. dinner at 6:30; show at 8 p.m.; Sun. evening dinner at 5:30, show at 7 p.m.; Sun. matinee lunch at 12, show at 1:30 p.m.; Thurs. matinee and some Wed. matinees with lunch at 11:30 a.m., show at 1 p.m. Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece about one of history's greatest love stories. Dinner and show prices range between $54 and $80 plus tax depending on the performances chosen. Beverage service and gratuities are not included in the ticket price. 914/592-2222; www.BroadwayTheatre.com.

Thru Sun., Mar. 1

"MAN OF LA MANCHA." Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. matinee at 2 p.m. Musical based on "Don Quixote" by Cervantes. $32 for adults; $24 for seniors and $16 for students/children. 203/461-6358; www.curtaincallinc.com.

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 27-Mar. 1; Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 5-8 & Thurs.-Sat., Mar. 12-14

"SHE LOVES ME." Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers La., Wilton, Ct. Evenings at 8 p.m.; matinees Sun., Mar. 1 & 8 at 4 p.m. $30; $25 students and seniors. www.WiltonPlayshop.org; 203/762-7629.

Wed., Mar. 4

CONGO IN THEATER, DANCE, COSTUME & MUSIC. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 4:30 p.m. Reading of scenes from "Ruined," a play by Lynn Notage set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 5 p.m. Lynn Notage will speak about her experiences interviewing Congolese men and women while researching "Ruined." 6:30 p.m. Kuba textiles in sound and motion. Get inspired by vibrant Kuba patterns and myths. 6:30 p.m. New Media Lecture by Idea C. Benedetto. $5 general admission; $3 seniors 62+; free for students with valid ID and children 12 & under. www.neuberger.org.

Fri., Mar. 6

THE MAGDALENE MYSTERIES. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 7-9 p.m. Sacred Lands and Hidden Magic. Presented by Gloria Amendola with open discussions. $38 each. 914/967-6080; www.wainwright.org.

Fri.,-Sun., Mar. 6-15

"SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL." St. Catherine of Siena Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, Ct. Mar. 6 & 13 at 8 p.m., Mar. 7 & 14 at 7:30 p.m., Mar. 8 & 15 at 2 p.m. Fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that brings to life favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Presented by the St. Catherine Players. $20 in advance; $21 at the door. www.stcatherineplayers.com; 203/637-3661 x327.

Mon., Mar. 9

RHYTHMS OF THE DANCE. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 11:15 a.m. lunch;1 p.m. performance or 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. performance. Dancers, musicians, three Irish tenors and live performances from the entire troupe. Features traditional Irish step dancing, songs, instruments and brilliant costumes. $64 + tax for matinee; $$80 + tax for evening. Beverages and gratuities not included. www.westchesterbroadwaytheatre.com..

Tours

Sat., Feb. 28

SPOTLIGHT ON YONKERS. Downtown Yonkers. 12-1 p.m. Free. Walking tour of the proposed Richard Haas Mural District.

Wed., Mar. 11

STROLLER TOURS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 10 a.m. New moms, dads and caregivers with babies are welcome for a guided tour of museum exhibitions. No registration needed. Free with museum admission--$7 for adults; $6 for students up to 22 years and seniors and free for members and children under 5. 203/869-0376; www.brucemuseum.org.

Workshops

Sun., Mar. 8

SOUL VISION ART WORKSHOP. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 1-5 p.m. Led by Linda Richichi. Discover purpose and remove limitations to love and relationships. $66 for non-members. All participants receive a free intuitive Soul Portrait sketch. www.wainwright.org.

Sun., Mar. 8 & 29

FAMILY STUDIO WORKSHOP. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 1-3 p.m. All ages. Families explore the process of making art while using quality art-making supplies and discussing current exhibitions. No reservations. $15 per person plus museum admission--$7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students up to 22 years and free for members and children under 5. 203/869-0376; www.brucemuseum.org.

Exhibits

EVOLUTION OF COLOR AND TEXTURE. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 128 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Tues., Mar. 3-Sat., Mar. 28. An exhibition of recent paintings by Jill S. Krutick. Meet the artist reception Sat., Mar. 7, 3-5 p.m. She will also be at the gallery to discuss her work Sun., Mar. 8, 15 & 22, 12-3 p.m. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/834-1117.

LIMINAL: LOU HICKS AND TERESA WATERMAN. Miranda Arts Project Space, 6 N. Pearl St., Port Chester. Thru Apr. 4.. An exhibition of new paintings exploring the subtleties of light and vision in our everyday experiences. 914/318-7178.

GREENSCAPES: OF/IN/FROM THE GARDEN. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru Mar. 14. An exhibit of work inspired by the garden and its accoutrements. Hours: Mon-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. 914/937-2047; www.clayartcenter.org.

(RE)DISCOVERING THE "NEW WORLD": MAPS AND SEA CHARTS FROM THE AGE OF EXPLORATION. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru May 31. Features more than 30 European-made maps and sea charts inspired by New World exploration and published between 1511 and 1757. The exhibition presents a fascinating study in geographic and human progress, as well as a feast for the eyes. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 for adults; $6 for students up to 22 years and seniors; free for members and children under 5 years. Individual admission is free on Tuesday. 203/869-0376; www.brucemuseum.org.

SEASONS AT LENOIR. Dudley Street, Yonkers. Sat., Mar. 7-Mar. 31. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Artwork and photography inspired by the preserve. 914/968-5851.

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE EYES OF FOUR ARTISTS. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Free. Thru Sat., Feb. 28. Paintings by Jane Black and Marion Schneider and photographs by Ruth Raskin and Rita Baunok present their perspectives of the world through their own individual and unique vision. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/834-1117.

ROSEMARIE NAST. Greenwich Medical Building, 49 Lake Ave., Greenwich. Thru Mar. 31. Pastel and watercolor paintings. 203/531-4196.

NOT REALLY: FICTIVE NARRATIVES IN CONTEMPORARY ART. College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle. Thru Apr. 19. An artistic exploration of the illusory, fabricated and contrived nature of our mediated and digitalized world. Closing reception Sun., Apr. 19, 2-4 p.m. Panel discussion featuring some of the Not Really Artists Wed., Mar. 11, 6:45 p.m. Free family day relating to the exhibition Sun., Mar. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 pm., Sat. & Sun., 12-4 p.m. www.cnr.edu/cg.