Auditions

Sat., Apr. 11

"CHESS." White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Seeking a non-union, multi-ethnic cast of men and women with fantastic singing voices and dynamic personalities to play principal and ensemble roles. Non-traditional casting is strongly encouraged. All ethnic types welcome. They are specifically looking for strong actors and exceptional singers who have voices with passion, power and range who move well. Exceptionally talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years of age will also be considered. Rehearsals begin July 7. Auditions are by appointment. Send e-mail to education@wppac.com and include your name, phone number, email address, school you currently attend (if applicable) and preferred approximate time you'd like to audition. Those auditioning should prepare a 32-bar cut from the show. Performers should sing from the role they're interested in playing. Bring sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are not acceptable; no cd's and no unaccompanied singing.

Benefits

Thurs., Apr. 16

GIRLS INC. WESTCHESTER'S 2015 POWER OF THE PURSE AWARDS. Greentree Country Club, 538 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle. 6:30-9 p.m. Event honors notable women who inspire girls to reach their full potential and is designed to acknowledge distinguished women and committed individuals from business, technology, finance and philanthropy sectors who invest in future generations of girls. Event benefits Westchester Girls and features cocktails, dinner and an auction. Honorees are Sara Badler, Lucy Chan, Dawna Michelle Fields and Geri Pell. Individual tickets are $250. www.girlsincwestchester.org or 914/419-0764,

Sat., Apr. 18

MID-CENTURY MADNESS. Shenorock Shore Club, 475 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 7 p.m. Fundraising gala for the Rye Arts Center will celebrate the beauty and power of the arts with festive cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and silent and live auctions. Kim Berns, Eileen Neiman and Peter & Robin Jovanovich will be honored for their collective creative spirit, enduring commitment to the arts and longstanding support of the Rye Arts Center. $195 per person. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Noah Opitz at 914/967-0700 or email noahopitz@ryeartscenter.org.

Sun., Apr. 19

HADASSAH'S KEHILAH CHAPTER ANNUAL DONOR BRUNCH. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich. 11 a.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit healing, teaching and research at Hadassah Medical Organization's complex of hospitals in Israel and the Youth Aliyah project of children rescue and rehabilitation, also in Israel. The Kehilah Chapter includes members from Port Chester, Rye Brook, Rye and Mamaroneck. Honoree will be NYS Sen. George S. Latimer for his support and friendship to Hadassah, Israel and the Westchester community. Cost for patrons is $180 and for donors $136. Reservations may be made by calling Janet Meyers at 914/967-0447.

WCC CELEBRITY SALON SERIES: A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW. At a private home in Scarsdale. 5 p.m. Guest: journalist Steven Brill will discuss the maze of issues surrounding the way in which we receive healthcare in America and the truth behind attempts to reform the system. Come get the prescription over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Additional salons will be held Apr. 22 & 23, May 2, 12, 17, 20 & 27 and June 2, 5 & 14. $150 per salon. Proceeds help the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. 914/606-6638.

Classes

Fri., Apr. 10

MASTER CLASS WITH MARTIN CHARNIN. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 7 p.m. Director and Tony Award-winning lyricist Martin Charnin will share stories from his life in the theatre and give advice for rounding out songs in an actor's repertoire for audition or performance. Six-eight people will be selected from ticket buyers, by audition, to join Mr. Charnin on stage. $20. 914/326-1600; wppac.com.

Thurs., Apr. 16

COOKING CLASS: CROQUETTES ON THE TELEPHONE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 11 a.m. Combination of hands-on and demonstration. Dive in to cooking with personalized instruction from an experienced chef instructor. You will also observe the chef prepare other dishes with clear explanations and create a meal that you'll sit down to enjoy with a glass of wine. Learn how to prepare rice croquettes filled with delicious mozzarella cheese. The chef will also teach you how to prepare individual light and delicious lemon pudding cake. Space is limited. Register at least 48 hours in advance; prepayment required. $60 for non-members. 914/771-8700.

Comedy

Sat., Apr. 11

BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. Edgy, unpredictable and brutally funny stand-up comedy. $25. www.wppac.com or 914/328-1600.

Fri., Apr. 17

CAROL BURNETT. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 8 p.m. An evening of laughter. Tickets are $63.50, $83.50, $103.50 and $133.50 and are on sale at the County Center box office or by calling Ticketmaster at 800/745-3000.

Concerts/Music

Fri., Apr. 10

RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Bluegrass concert. $52. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Sat., Apr. 11

FOUR HANDS PIANO CONCERT. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 5 p.m. They present a musical journey that unfolds among the various stylistic trends of Italian contemporary piano music. Meet the artists, Emilija Pinto and Massimiliano Chiappinelli, at the reception following the concert. Registration in advance and prepayment required. $25 for non-members. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

BUMPER JACKSONS. Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Church of Westchester. 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings. 7:30 p.m. A dance party with Bumper Jacksons traditional jazz and country repertoire. $18. www.commongroundfusw.com.

ORQUESTA SCC. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. They bring vitality back to the genre of salsa dura. $35. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

DEAD ON LIVE: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. $30 & $35. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sun., Apr. 12

A TRIBUTE TO THE BIG BAND ERA. Will Library Theater, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 2 p.m. Bob Stewart and Virgil Scott and his Rainbow Room Orchestra present this tribute. General admission: $15 seniors; $10 students. 914/337-1500.

JACK QUARTET. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Jack focuses almost solely on new and recent works. $45. www.artscenter.org; 914/251-6200.

Mon., Apr. 13

LIVE FROM NASHVILLE. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 11:15 a.m. lunch; 1 p.m. show. $64 per person plus tax or 6:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. $80 per person plus tax. Features a troupe of singers, dancers, a bona fide band of Nashville musicians, dazzling staging and rhinestone-bedecked costumes, all designed to celebrate a century of celebrities and treasured songs. www.broadwaytheatre.com.

Thurs., Apr. 16

REMEMBERING JAMES TENNEY. Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Free. Features a new work by Jeremy Wexler. www.purchase.edu.

Fri., Apr. 17

JARROD SPECTOR: A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Spector surveys the hit songs of the greatest male vocalists of the past century. $52. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

FOURPLAY. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Contemporary jazz quartet. $48, $58 & $68. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Apr. 18

OVER THE RHINE. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 8 p.m. An acoustic evening with Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. $45, $35, 30 & $20 in advance; $48, $38, $33 & $23 at the door. 914/591-6602; www.irvingtontheater.com/box-office.htm

SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. $50. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

DAVID BROMBERG & LARRY CAMPBELL AND BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. An incredible evening of acoustic and roots music featuring two amazing duos. $48, $60 & $78. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Crafts, Fairs
& Festivals

Sat., Apr. 11

JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free Ikebana (flower arranging) and weaving workshops plus a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. RSVP recommended for Ikebana flower arranging workshop. 914/738-2525.

Sat. & Sun., Apr. 18 &19

SHEEP-TO-SHAWL FESTIVAL. Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain or shine. Festival celebrates all things wooly sheep. Scottish border collies will demonstrate not only their sheep herding savvy, but their ability to corral ducks. Sheep ready to lose their winter coats will be shorn by hand just as they were in the 18th century, while costumed interpreters demonstrate wool dyeing, spinning and weaving and lead special hands-on activities for children. Visitors can see the entire process of making woolen cloth and participate in many stages of the process. Interpreters wearing costumes of the 18th century also demonstrate the labor intensive process of making linen from the flax plant. Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be on hand to share lively tales. The Art of the Reproduction-Recreating Period Textiles highlights the skills, talents, techniques and materials needed to reproduce period textiles. It also examines these techniques as modern hobbies, takes a look at their historical value as vital commercial skills and how they played an important part in the educational training of women in the 18th century. $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children ages 3-17 if purchased in advance. Free for children under 3. Onsite prices are $2 more per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hudsonvalley.org.

Dance

Fri. & Sat., Apr. 10 & 11

GISELLE. Linda Kelly Theater, New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Rd., New Rochelle. Fri. at 7 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. The ballet performed by the Ajkun Ballet Theatre is the epitome of romanticism with exquisite ballerinas in flowing tutus flying weightlessly across the stage. $20. www.ajkunbt.org or 212/868-4444.

Films

Thru Thurs., Apr. 30

WESTCHESTER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Apr. 10 & 18: "A Place in Heaven." Apr. 17 & 22: "Nathan." Documentary portrait of Nathan's Famous, the legendary Coney Island eatery. Q&A Apr. 22 at 5 p.m. with filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker. Apr. 10 & 11: "The Decent One." Apr. 10, 13 & 24: "The Trial of Viviane Amsalem." Apr. 10, 27 & 21: "Anywhere Else." Apr. 11, 13 & 16: "The Farewell Party. Apr. 11, 14 & 17: "Rue Mandar." Apr. 11 & 19: "Victor "Young" Perez." Apr. 11, 19 & 22: "Belle and Sebastian." Apr. 12: "Phoenix." Apr. 12: "Watchers of the Sky." Q&A at 11:30 a.m. with Felice Gaer, Director of AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights. Apr. 12, 15 & 20: "Secrets of War." Apr. 12: "Deli Man." Q&A at 5:30 p.m. with filmmaker Eric Greenberg Anjou and Ben's Deli owner/founder Ronnie Dragoon plus a Taste of Deli Reception. $15 for non-members. Apr. 13, 17 & 26: "The Last Mentsch." Q&A at 7:30 p.m. with Arie Bucheister and Rabbi Andrews Bakers with reception. $15 for non-members. Apr. 14: "Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front." Panel discussion at 4:45 p.m. moderated by JBFC Founder Steve Apkon. Apr. 14, 18 & 23: "Zero Motivation." Q&A at 7:45 p.m. with writer/director Stuart Weinstock, programmer at the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and adjunct faculty Columbia University and Dean Movshovitz, Director of Film & Media, Consulate General of Israel Office of Cultural Affairs. Apr. 15 & 26: "From Darkness Into Light: Shorts Program." Apr. 15: "Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem." Live music by the Aaron Alexander Klezmer Trio. $15 for non-members. Also showing Apr. 23 & 25. Apr. 16: "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker." 7:30 p.m. Live cabaret performance with Broadway star, impressionist and Sirius MX radio personality Christine Pedi. $20 for non-member. Film will also be shown Apr. 18 & 21. Apr. 16 & 19: "Bialik: King of the Jews. Apr. 17, 21 & 24: "The Art Dealer." Apr. 18 & 20: "Magic Men. Apr. 18, 27 & 28: "Let's Go." Apr. 19: "Touchdown Israel." 5 p.m. Q&A Jay Fiedler and Alex Swieca with Don Sperling. Film also will be shown Apr. 25. $12 for non-members unless noted otherwise. Additional films will be listed in future issues. For information on films go to www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Sat., Apr. 11

"CONGO: WHITE KING, RED RUBBER, BLACK DEATH." Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 2 p.m. Free. A documentary film using documents, re-enactments and interviews with historians to chronicle the brutal colonial rule of King Leopold II of Belgium over the people of Congo and reveal a a cover-up of monumental proportions. 914/251-6100.

Tues., Apr. 14

"GLADIATOR." Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 2 p.m. American-British epic drama about Maximus, a powerful Roman general, loved by the people, and the aging emperor, Marcus Aurelius. $15 for non-members. Registration is required. www.wiccny.org; 914/771-8700.

Wed., Apr. 15

"A HARD DAY'S NIGHT." Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Black & white comedy starring The Beatles. $5. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Wed., Apr. 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13 & 20

EMELIN FILM CLUB. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 p.m. See six critically pre-release films that test and expand the boundaries of cinema. Join in the conversation with Dan Nuxoll, Emelin Curator and Program Director of Rooftop Films as he discusses each film with those intimately involved with its creation. Titles are not divulged prior to showings. To enroll go to www.emelin.org or call 914/698-0098.

Lectures

Wed., Apr. 15

ITALIANS AND FOOD: PHILOSOPHY OF A LOVE AFFAIR. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe.6:30 p.m. Lecture intertwines well-substantiated reasoning with enjoyable anecdotes. Presented by Mauro Peroni, Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Human Sciences, this lecture explores the multiple dimensions of the Italian identity among native Italians and Italian-Americans and how modern influences have changed Italy's traditional culture to shape a new generation. $25 for non-members. Advance registration and pre-payment required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Fri., Apr. 17

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE: ITALY'S EARLIEST SETTLERS. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7 p.m. Prof. Louis Leonini will analyze the rise and fall of the world's first superpower. Registration and payment in advance required. $25 for non-members. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Sat., Apr. 18

THE DOGE PALACE AND BASILICA DI SAN MARCO. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Learn about the amazing gold mosaics covering the inside of the San Marco Basilica that tell the story of the Old and New Testaments. Explore the center of the Venetian government, the Doge Palace, including its secret rooms and a prison. Presented by Toni McKeen. Advance registration and pre-payment required. $25 for non-members. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Opera

Sat., Apr. 11 & 18

"IOLANTHE." Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave., Norwalk. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Performed by Troupers Light Opera Company. Fully staged and costumed with a 30-piece orchestra. For tickets go to www.trouperslightopera.org of 203/549-1964.

Talks

Sun., Apr. 12

TEXTILES. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 2 p.m. Textile conservator Tatiana Verdon will lead a gallery walk and talk, then a workshop about the textiles on view in the exhibition Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form Space and Time. Museum admission: $5 general public; $3 seniors; free for members, children 12 & under and Purchase College students, faculty & staff. 914/251-6100; www.neuberger.org.

Theater

Sat., Apr. 11

"PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL." Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 2 p.m. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. $30. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Fri.-Sun., Apr. 17-May 2

"OUTSIDE MULLINGAR." Whippoorwill Hall Theatre, North Castle Library, Kent Place, Armonk. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. at 3 p.m. and Sat. May 2 at 3 p.m. Presented by the Hudson Stage Company. In this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, tow introverted misfits straddling 40 fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. $35; $30 for students and senior citizens. 800/838-3006; www.hudsonstage.com.

Mon., Apr. 20

THE DUPREES. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. Enjoy The Duprees' biggest chart hits and most memorable songs. $80 plus tax for dinner and show. www.broadwaytheatre.com.

Workshops

Sun., Apr. 19

FAMILY STUDIO WORKSHOP. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 1-3 p.m. For all ages. Families explore the process of making fine art while using quality art-making supplies and discussing current exhibitions. No reservations. $15 per person for non-members. 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 century. 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.

ART SOCIETY OF OLD GREENWICH'S 2015 SPRING ART SHOW. Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, Ct. Thru Apr. 30. Show presents artworks created by ASOG member artists, whose spring offerings in past years have included tranquil landscapes, vibrant abstracts, sensitive portraits and still lifes of delicate blossoms. The Spring Show will also feature the artworks of student scholarship award winners from Greenwich High School. There will be an artists' reception Fri., Apr. 10 from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The reception is free to the public. Music will be provided by ASOG member Mary Fike, flutist with the Greenwich Symphony and Julia Wang, GHS senior and member of the CT All State Band. www.artsocietyofoldgreenwich.com.

NEW DIRECTIONS. Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Thru Apr. 25. An exhibition of recently completed works of art by Annette DeLucia Leiblein and Julia Sperry. There will be a meet the artists reception Sun., Apr. 12, 2-4 p.m. The artists will also be at the gallery Sun., Apr. 19, 2-4 p.m. to meet and greet visitors. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. Admission is free. 914/834-1117; www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

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. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 pm., Sat. & Sun., 12-4 p.m. www.cnr.edu/cg.