Benefits

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. $150. Proceeds help the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. 914/606-6638.

Wed., Apr. 22

WCC CELEBRITY SALON SERIES: EDUCATION 101. At a contemporary home in Purchase. 6 p.m. Guest: Meryl Tisch who has a full plate as the Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents which is responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities within the State. Bring your sharpened #2 pencil for a discussion of standards, role of community colleges and an overall picture of what's going on in the world of education. $150. Event includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds help the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for students scholarships. 914/606-6638.

Thurs., Apr. 23

WCC CELEBRITY SALON SERIES: CARNAL KNOWLEDGE. At a 1935 Georgian colonial in Edgemont. 6 p.m. Guest: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a psychosexual therapist who began speaking frankly about sexual matters on her radio program, Sexually Speaking in 1980. Event includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $150. Proceeds help the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. 914/606-6638.

Celebrations/Galas

Fri., Apr. 24

HOPE'S DOOR 35TH ANNUAL SPRING GALA. Apawamis Club, Rye. 6:30-11 p.m. Hope's Door is a non-profit based in Pleasantville that seeks to end domestic violence and empower victims to achieve safety, independence and healing from the trauma of abuse. They are celebrating 35 years of service to victims of domestic violence and their families throughout Westchester. Honoree will be Ingrid Connolly of Waccabuc for her 22 years of dedication to Hope's Door's mission. Scott McGee, Anchor of News 12 Westchester will emcee and the Joe D'Elia Band will be the evening's entertainment. The gala will feature a cocktail hour, live and silent auction, Fund-a-Need and dinner and dancing. For additional information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation go to HopeDoorNY.org/Events/35th-Annual-Spring-Gala or call 914/747-0828 ext. 1009.

Comedy

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. 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.

Sun., Apr. 19

YOUNG WINNERS OF THE NY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION. Grace Episcopal Church, 33 Church St., White Plains. 5 p.m. Pianists Anna Han and Allan Yueh will play a program featuring the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 and the Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor. Op. 54. They will be accompanied by Downtown Sinfonietta, playing from unique 19th century arrangements of the score. Vincent Lionti, a violist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra will conduct. $25 for adults; $15 for seniors 65+; $10 for students and children ages 5-12. Tickets are available at the door, by calling 914/949-0384 or at www.DTMusic.org.

Mon., Apr. 20

ELIZA GILKYSON. Common Ground Coffeehouse, 1st Unitarian Church of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. One of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. $20. www.commongroundfusw.com.

Wed., Apr. 22

THE QUINTESSENTIALS. Berman Students' Center Theatre, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. 8 p.m. Manhattanville's elite pop vocal group performs American popular standards. Free and open to the public. 914/323-5260.

Sat., Apr. 25

EARTH GROOVES. St. John's Episcopal Church, 1 Hudson St., Yonkers. 7 p.m. Hosted by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the concert will showcase the music and dance of indigenous people in celebration of Earth Day. West African legend Abdoulaye Diabate will headline the event which will feature performances by Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and the Agua Clara Andean Ensemble. Host will be the composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram. $35 for adults; $15 for students and free for children. VIP tickets are $100 and include a wine and cheese reception and guaranteed front rows seating. www.clearwater.org/earthgrooves/.

DANIEL LIPPEL. St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, Ct. 8 p.m. Guitar virtuoso Daniel Lippel joins conductor Mark Kaczmarczyk and orchestra in Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranquez." $25 general seating; $10 students. www.stcath.org or 203/637-3661.

ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. The quartet will play some of the most important works of Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven. $42. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. The BBC's "house band" may be the most heard classical ensemble in all of the United Kingdom. Features Keith Lockhart, Principal Conductor and Charlie Albright on piano. $85, $70 & $45. 914/251-6200; www.artcenter.org.

Sun., Apr. 26

SPRING CONCERT: NEW WESTCHESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. White Plains High School, 550 North St., White Plains. 3 p.m. The orchestra will perform the Westchester premiere of Israeli composer Boaz Avni's "Largo for Strings." $10 general admission. www.newsymphony.org.

MUSIC AT ASBURY. Asbury United Methodist Church, 167 Scarsdale Rd., Tuckahoe. 3 p.m. Free. Concert is a benefit to raise funds for maintenance of the church's Austin organ. Through program advertisements and patron donations. Concert will offer selections from Broadway hit musicals. 914/779-3722 or www.musicatasbury.com.

UNKNOWN REGION CONCERT. South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St., S. Salem. 3 p.m. The Canticum Novum Singers' concert will include Brahms' Schicksalslied, Randall Thompson's The Road Not Taken, David Lang's It's the Same Train, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Toward the Unknown Region, Schuman's Carols of Death and Jonathan Harvey's Angels. The music explores unknown regions, whether they be places, situations, states of mind of the uncertainties of the spirit world. $30 general admission; $10 students. Tickets will be available at the door. 516/586-3433; www.canticumnovum.org/season.html.

SPRING CONCERT. Berman Students' Center Theater, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. The Manhattanville College Chorus and Women's Vocal Ensemble will perform the music of Felix Mendelssohn. The Women's Vocal Ensemble will sing his motet "Laudate Pueri." It will be followed by excerpts from "Elijah." 914/323-5260.

Crafts, Fairs
& Festivals

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., 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. 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.

Dance

Sat., Apr. 25

ARTISTRY DANCE PROJECT'S SPRING GALA. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Features a compilation of Broadway works, a student choreography showcase and a second act tribute to female icons throughout the decades. $30 & $40. www.tarrytownmusichall.o

Films

Thru Thurs., Apr. 30

WESTCHESTER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 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. 17 & 21: "Anywhere Else." Apr. 17: "Rue Mandar." Apr. 18: A Place in Heaven." Apr. 19: "Victor "Young" Perez." Apr. 19 & 22: "Belle and Sebastian." Apr. 20: "Secrets of War." Apr. 17 & 26: "The Last Mentsch." Apr. 18 & 23: "Zero Motivation." Apr. 18 & 21: "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker. Apr. 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. Apr. 20: "The Jewish Cardinal.: Q&A at 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi James A. Rudin. Apr. 21:"Felix and Meira. Discussion and book event at 7:30 p.m. Also showing Apr. 25. Apr. 22 & 24: "Forbidden Films: The Hidden Legacy of Nazi Film." Reel Talk Apr. 22 at 8 p.m. with JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman. Apr. 23 & 25: "Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem." Apr. 23 & 25: "Above and Beyond. Q&A Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Steven Bayme and JBFC Founder Steve Apkon and reception. $15 for non-members. Apr. 24: "The Trial of Viviane Amsalem." Apr. 24 & 29: "Transit." Apr. 24 & 30: "The Go-Go Boys." Apr. 25 & 27: "The Last Sentence." Apr. 26: "From Darkness Into Light: Shorts Program." Apr. 26 & 28: "112 Weddings." Q&A Apr. 26 at 5 p.m. with filmmaker Doug Block and Westchester Reform Temple Senior Rabbi Jonathan Blake and Sue Odierna (both of whom appear in the film) and JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman. Apr. 26 & 29: "Almost Friends." $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.

Wed., Apr. 22

CONGO IN FOUR ACTS. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 12:30 p.m. Quartet of short films: "Ladies in Waiting," which chronicles the administrative dysfunctions of a maternity ward; "Symphony Kinshasa," a hard-hitting tour through Congo's capitol city, revealing its imploding infrastructure; "Zero Tolerance," which investigates the endemic use of rape as a weapon of war in Congo and the anger it instigates in affected communities and "After the Mine," which tells very personal stories of the residents of Kipushi, a town in the shadow or a toxic mining fallout. 914/251-6100; www.neuberger.org.

"PLANETARY." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. The screening, in celebration of Earth Day, will be followed by a Q&A with nature cinematographer Andrew Young and JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman. The film presents a stunning visual portrait of our Earth taking the viewer on a journey across continents. The short Minds in Motion animated film "The Fuel Fiasco" will be played before "Planetary."

Wed., Apr. 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

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.

Wed., Apr. 22

HOW ITALIAN ARE YOU: THE NEW ITALIAN AMERICAN IDENTITY. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 6:30 p.m. Through the understanding of factors that influence Italian American identity and the ways in which they affect individual's daily lives, Dr. Rosemary Serra analyses the self-representation of Italian Americans and the self-perception of representations suggested by others of the Italian American community. $25 for non-members. Pre-payment and advance registration required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Thurs., Apr. 23

FROM STRIPES TO LIVERIES: THE DRESS OF AFRICANS IN RENAISSANCE ART. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 4:30 p.m. Paul Kaplan, Professor of Art History, will share insights into the history of early Western attempts to explore the form and meaning of African textiles and dress through representations of black African figures in artworks from the Renaissance in Europe. 914/251-6100.

TOSHIKO MORI, ARCHITECT. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. 7 p.m. Mori's architectural designs integrate historical context, ecologically sensitive siting strategies and the innovative use and technological invention of materials. Her clever renovations of iconic modernist homes maintain the integrity of the original design while updating and preserving aging structures. $20 for non-members; $10 for students with ID. 914/232-9555, ext. 0 to reserve a spot.

Fri., Apr. 24

MICHELANGELO: AESTHETICS AND SCULPTURE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 6:30 p.m. The Aesthetics' Sense of Stone and the Figure will be discussed by Prof. John Coppola, MFA MA. He will take a critical look at Michelangelo's work and the reception it received during the Renaissance and how that compares to today. Some early works of sculpture will be introduced, including the Bruges Madonna, Doni Tondo, Bacchus and others. $25 for non-members. Pre-payment and advance registration are required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Opera

Sat., Apr. 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.

Theater

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.

Tues., Apr. 21

THE BRITISH INVASION TRIBUTE. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. Three shows in one. You may hear classic songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Dave Clark Five and Merman's Hermits and more. The American musical "response" follows with memorable hits by celebrated artists such as The Monkees, The Turtles, The Mamas & The Papas and Tommy James & The Shondells. $80 plus tax per person. www.broadwaytheatre.com.

Fri.-Sun., Apr. 24-26

"CARRIE THE MUSICAL." White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Based on the novel by Stephen King, "Carrie the Musical" is an electrifying pop-rock musical about a bullied teenager with telekinetic powers who takes revenge on prom night. Actors are between the ages of 13 and 18. Tickets are $20 & $25. www.wppac.com or 914/328-1600.

Fri.-Sun., thru May 2

"JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR." Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.; Thurs. Apr. 23 & 30 at 8 p.m. $32 for adults, $24 for senior citizens and $16 for students and children. Thrifty Thursday-all seats are $22. 203/461-6358 or www.curtaincallinc.com.

Thru July 5

"WEST SIDE STORY." 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., Thurs. matinees and some Wed. & Fri. matinees, lunch at 1l:30 a.m., show at 1 p.m., Sun. matinees lunch at 12 .m., show at 1:30 p.m. Dinner and show prices range between $56 and $84 plus tax depending on the performance chosen. Beverage service and gratuities are not included in the ticket price.

Tours

Wed., Apr. 22

STROLLER TOUR. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 9-10 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., 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

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. The artists will 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.