Auditions

Sun. & Tues., Mar. 22 & 24

"MISS SAIGON." Westchester Sandbox Theatre, 931c E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck. Sun. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues. from 5-7 p.m. This teen production is open to 7th-12th graders. Performances will be May 29-June 6. A registration fee of $425 for all participants is required. For additional information call 914/630-0804 or go to www.wstshows.com.

Benefits

Thurs., Mar. 26

A TASTE OF WESTCHESTER & THE BRONX. Maria Regina High School, 500 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale. 7-10 p.m. Proceeds of this food, wine and beverage event will help Maria Regina High School students continue to have access to the latest advances in instrumental technology. Event highlights some outstanding restaurants while raising money to help the school's ongoing commitment to providing students and faculty with the latest in instructional technology and infrastructure. $40 per person. 914/761-3300; www.mariaregina.org.

Fri., Mar. 27

BIG NIGHT OUT: BIG NIGHT, BIG CAUSES, BIG IMPACT. Pepe Infiniti, 300 Central Ave., White Plains. 7:30-9:45 p.m. Event will celebrate the launch of Junior League of Central Westchester's County Diaper Bank, an effort in conjunction with Westchester County government to end the silent epidemic of diaper deprivation. Evening will include cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. There will be entertainment by Bernie Williams. Tickets start at $130. www.JLCentralWestchester.org.

Comedy

Fri., Mar. 20

ROBERT KLEIN. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. $32, $38 & $48. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat. Mar. 28

LISA LAMPANELLI. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 & 9:30 p.m. Comedy's lovable Queen of Mean performs. $39.75. www tarrytownmusichall.org.

Concerts/Music

Fri., Mar. 20

NATALIE MERCHANT & THE PURCHASE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. The singer/songwriter performs with the orchestra made up entirely of students form the Conservatory of Music. $75, $65 & $50. 914/251-6200; www.artscenter.org.

CROSSING BORDERS IN PERFORMANCE. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Tonight, Mar. 21, 27 & 28. 8-10:30 p.m. Tonight: The Zem Audu Quartet. Nigerian saxophonist Zem Audu explores the intersection of African music and jazz plus conversation with exhibiting artist Osi Audu. Features Yoruba percussionist Kaleta. Mar. 21: Monika Jalili: 20th Century Persian Folk and Popular Music. Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year with singer Monika Jalili and her ensemble and a conversation with exhibiting artist Nasanin Hedayat Munroe. Mar. 27: Francis Mateo. Dominican American poet, actor and writer performs from his recent work with keyboard, bass and percussion accompaniment following dialogue with exhibiting Dominican print artist Pepe Coronado. Mar. 28: Margaret Leng Tan: East-West Encounters, the Concert Piano Re-Imagined. Works for prepared piano featuring a conversation with exhibit artist Bibiana Huang Matheis. $20 general admission; $15 for students. 914/428-4220; www.artswestchester.org.

Sat., Mar. 21

JOAN OSBORNE. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Rock music in a special duo acoustic show. $47. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

RICHARD SHINDELL & LUCY KAPLANSKY. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Features Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. $35, $50 & $55. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sun., Mar. 22

THE KLEZMATICS. PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Jewish roots band. $35, $25 & $20. www.peformingartscenter.org; 914/251-6200.

Thurs., Mar. 26

ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS. Concert Hall, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Features pianist Jeremy Denk. Program: Stravinsky's "Concerto in D Major, "Basel Concerto," Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor and Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor and Stravinsky's "Apollon Musagete in D Major for String Orchestra. $50, $65 & $80. www.artscenter.org; 914/251-6200.

REMEMBERING JAMES TENNEY. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Free. Purchase Contemporary Music Ensemble celebrates the musical perceptions of James Tenney in a performance that features "One Voice," a new work by Larchmont native Eric Nathan and "Confluence: Camber Concerto No. 4" by Purchase faculty member Huang Ruo. www.purchase.edu.

Fri., Mar. 27

RUBIX KUBE. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Authentic tribute band with 80s music. $36. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Sat., Mar. 28

THE KENNEDYS. Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Church of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30-10 p.m. $18. www.commongroundfusw.com.

PRO ARTE SINGERS. First Presbyterian Church, 178 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan. 7:30 p.m. The Pro Arte Singers and Festival Chorus perform music by Howells, Vaughan Williams, Rossini, Ives and others. Tickets are $30 & $25. 203/322-5970 or http://www.proartesingers.org.

MARGARET LENG TAN: EAST-WEST ENCOUNTERS, THE CONCERT PIANO RE-IMAGINED. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 7:30-10 p.m. She performs avant-garde works for piano and toy pianos. $20 general admission; $15 students. www.artswestchester.org.

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS WITH BO BICE. Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. 8 p.m. The jazz rockers will perform a collection of their hits as well as some fresh new music. $59.50 & $79.50. 914/739-0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com.

Dance

Fri., 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. Mar. 20: Aszure Barton, Emery LeCrone, Doug Varone and Dancner and Prashant Shah. Apr. 24: New York Theatre Ballet, Decadancetheatre, Lawrence Goldhuber/BIGMANARTA and Kota Yamazaki. May 15: Ailey II, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Lake Simons and Jared Grimes. $25. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

Fri., Mar. 21

CCN DE CR...TIEL ET VAL-DE-MARNE COMPAGNIE KAFIG. PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Dance that blends bossa nova, samba, capoeira and hip-hop. $45 & $30. www.performingartscenter.org; 914/251-6200.

Films

Thru Mon., Apr. 27

AFTER DARK: SCREENINGS OF THE STRANGE, BEAUTIFUL, OFFBEAT. Jacob Burns Film Center,, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Apr. 4: "Starry Eyes." 9:45 p.m. A psychological mindbender about a young, ambitious actress who is willing to do almost anything to land a leading role in Hollywood...and pays the price. Apr. 27: "Metalhead." 7:45 p.m. As teenage Hera reckons with the loss of her beloved older brother, she embraces the blistering heavy metal music he loved, putting her at odds in more ways than one with her isolated small town. Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin. $12 for adults; $9 for students will valid ID. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Wed., Mar. 25

"THE GREAT ARTISTS: VERMEER." Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11:30 a.m. No advance reservations. Free with museum admission, $7 for adults; $6 for students up to 22 years and seniors. 203/869-0376; www.brucemuseum.org.

GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM: "NO FAMILY HISTORY." Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 7-8:30 p.m. This film makes breast cancer statistics real by following one woman who is diagnosed, treated and recovers. $5 suggested donation. www.wainwright.org.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: THE FILMS OF RUBEN OSTLUND. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. "Force Majeure." Story of a marriage that slowly melts after a spectacular incident at a winter resort. In Swedish/English/French with subtitles. Reel Talk with JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman. $12 for adults; $9 for students with valid ID; $7.50 children under 12. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

"ABOVE AND BEYOND." The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 7:30 p.m. In 1948, just 3 years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal--"volunteers from abroad"--this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride. "Above and Beyond" is their story. Post-film discussion with producer Nancy Spielberg (sister of Steven). $12 general admission; $10 students & seniors. www.thepicturehouse.org.

Thru Apr. 2

THE FILMS OF BONG JOON-HO. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 24: "The Host." Loopy, imaginative human drama/creature-feature thrill ride about a terrifying monster that emerges from the river to crush, eat and grab its victims and the family that isn't going to let their little girl go without a fight. In Korean/English. Q&A with Bong Joon-ho. Mar. 30: "Mother." Hye-ja is devoted to her hapless 27-year-old son. When he is accused of murder, her maternal instincts kick into overdrive and she sets out to prove his innocence. Q&A with Bong Joon-ho. Apr. 2: "Snowpiercer." A politically provocative and visually spectacular action film. $15 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Sun., Mar. 22

"THE LAST WALTZ." Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 3 p.m. Documents a concert by The Band with dozens of special guests. Film has been hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever made. $5. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

"SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 4 p.m. New documentary presents the history of the outrageous, often brilliant activists who created the modern women's movement. Panel discussion and reception after the screening. $15 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Thurs., Mar. 26

BABY PICTURES: "THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT." Cinema de Lux, City Center 15, 19 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 12 p.m. Discounted admission to a current movie in convenient, baby-friendly setting. Amenities include dim lighting to allow for easy child care in the auditorium, lower volume for babies' sensitive hearing, baby changing stations and stroller area. $6. www.nationalamusements.com.

Sat. & Sun., Mar. 28, 29, Apr. 4 & 5

"THE BOY AND THE WORLD." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 3 p.m. With lively rhythms and vibrant colors, the film follows a boy on his journey from the Brazilian countryside into a neon-infused city. Suitable for children ages 6 & up. $12 for non-members; $7.50 for children under 12. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Forums

Thurs., Mar. 26 & Apr. 30

GREAT BOOKS FORUM. Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Theme: The Legacy of Colonialism: Tales In and Out Africa. Free and open to the public. Mar. 26: "The Color Purple." Led by Prof. Mira Sakrajda. Apr. 30: "Half of a Yellow Sun." Led by Prof. Christine Bobkoff. No reservations necessary. For information contact Prof. Jim Werner at 914/606-6840 or james.werner@sunywcc.edu.

Lectures

Wed., Mar. 25

A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Westchester Community College, Gateway Center, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 11:15 a.m. Free and open to the public. Dr. Mario Mignone, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University, will discuss his recent publication. For the first time, Italian-American history is seen through the photographic collections of the Library of Congress. For information call 914/606-6790.

WOVEN WORDS: THE POETRY OF TEXTILES. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Pamela Hart lectures. Discover poetry in the visual language of Kuba textiles. Explore some approaches to writing offered by ekphrasis, the process of verbalizing the visual. 914/251-6100; www.neuberger.org.

Magic

Sat., Mar. 21

SAMMY CORTINO. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. Part magic show, part rock concert. He will change the way you think about magic and show how the world's oldest art form can not only be amazing, but also rock. Tickets start at $25. 914/328-1600; wppac.com.

Opera

Sun., Mar. 22

"LA TRAVIATA." Play Group Stage, 1 N. Broadway, White Plains. 2:30 p.m. Performed by Taconic Opera. Semi-staged production (orchestra, costumes, minimal sets) and audience members, if they choose, can be part of the chorus of the opera. Music will be provided if you don't have your own score. $33; $25 for seniors; $15 for students. 855/886-7372 or www.taconicopera.org. Score reservations (optional $10) can be made by phone only.

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.

Sat., Mar. 21

"MURDER CAN BE HABIT-FORMING." Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave., Harrison. 7 p.m. Presented by The Harrison Players. This is an interactive murder mystery-comedy. $30 per person includes dinner, dessert and show. Order tickets at www.harrisonplayers.org or 914/630-1089.

Tues., Mar. 24

STEVE LIPPIA'S FRANK SINATRA TRIBUTE. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 11:15 lunch; 1 p.m. show or 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. Celebration of the life and music of the 20th century's most remarkable singer of the Great American songbook. $64 + tax per person for matinee; $80 + tax per person for evening. 914/592-2222; www.Broadwaytheatre.com.

Workshops

Sun., Mar. 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

LIGHTS OUT! It's All About Things, 6 N. Pearl St., Suite 204H, Port Chester. Thru Apr. 11. An exhibition describing aspects of light: reflected, projected radiating and emanating. Ben Furgal contributes radiating works that make use of glowing elements that have only been used within the last centry. Carol Salmanson engages, traps and teases light, Creating acrylic forms that reflect lights while their seams seem to contain and expand the light. Craig Kane sheds light on some of the less spoken issues in art which seem revelatory once noticed. "Lights Out" brings together these three artists whose art will interact in and with the gallery. Gallery open by appointment. 914/589-6965. www.itsallaboutthings.com.

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

MATTERS OF THE HEART: ARTISTS DEFY SENIOR CITIZEN STEREOTYPING Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Ave., Greenburgh. Thru May 1. Works by more than 100 artists ages 55-92. Includes paintings, drawings, mixed media creations, collages, photographs and free-standing sculpture. Opening reception Sun., Mar. 22, 2-5 p.m. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 914/682-1574.

ART FOR ALZ 2015. Stamford Art Association, Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin St., Stamford. Sun., Mar. 29-Apr. 23. There will be an opening reception Fri., Mar. 27, 5-8 p.m. Theme is HOPE. Local artists are invited to provide artwork that represents their connection or feelings about Alzheimer's and "Hope." Artists will donate 50% or more of sales price to the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Features paintings, illustrations, collage, photographs, sculptures. All work should be delivered to the gallery Sat., Mar. 21 from 12-3 p.m. Works not sold must be picked up Fri. or Sat., Apr. 24 or 25, 12-3 p.m.

IDENTITY-HORIZONS & COLORS: CAMPANIA & THE AMALFI COAST. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. Fri., Mar. 27-Fri., May 22. Exhibition of a series of oils, pastels, watercolors and ceramics by American artist William Papaleo that were inspired by his many years living in Italy. Exhibition will also explore the influence Papaleo's Italian American identity has had in the development of his art and life. There will be a special opening reception Thurs., Mar. 26 at 7 p.m. Curator Yula Skurska will present introductory comments followed by special remarks. There will be live music and a reception with the artist will follow. $15 fee for non-members. Registration required. To reserve tickets for the opening reception, call 914/771-8700. Exhibit hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Evening hours by appointment. Suggested donation: $10.