Auditions

Tues. & Thurs., Apr. 28 & 30

"CAROUSEL." ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 7-9:30 p.m. Callback are Sun., May 3. Hosted by Little Radical Theatrics, these open auditions are for ages 12+. For an audition time slot, email littleradicals@aol.com with your preferred date and time. Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen in the order they arrive. Prepare 32 bars of musical theatre song showing range and acting ability. An accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume if you have them.

Benefits

Fri., May 1

RANDOM FARMS KIDS' THEATER 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA. Scarsdale Golf Club, Club Way, Hartsdale. 6:30-10 p.m. The evening will commemorate 20 years of teaching young people about the performing arts while raising funds for the organization's many programs. Funds raise will support Random Farms' wide range of programs that engage K-12 students in performing arts activities that focus primarily on musical theater. Tickets can be ordered until Apr. 30 and are $150. Randomfarms.com/gala.

Sat., May 2

WCC CELEBRITY SALON: STATE OF THE KITCHEN. An art-filled Ossining estate. 6 p.m. Guests: Leonard Lopate & Walter Scheib. Barack Obama, the Clinton and Bush families, John McCain, Nelson Mandela and Henry Kissinger are just a few of the high profile guests that Leonard Lopate and Chef Walter Scheib have interviewed and prepared meals for. Hear the sizzling stories and scrumptious details of state dinners honoring world leaders, the 29-hour "day" for the White House Millennial New Year's Eve celebrations and President Bush's tee ball games on the lawn. Get a kitchen-eye view of life in the White House and tuck into food trends with two foodies. Includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $150. Event raises funds for student scholarships. 914/606-6558.

Comedy

Sat., May 2

STEVEN WRIGHT. Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. 8 p.m. Comedian with a deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and generally brilliant humor. $49.50/$69.50. www.paramounthudsonvalley.com.

Concerts/Music

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.

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.

Tues., Apr. 28

CABARET IN THE CASTLE. Reid Castle, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. The program will feature the music and lyrics of John Kander and Fred Ebb. There will be a special guest appearance by Manhattanville's pop vocal group The Quintessentials. 914/323-5260.

Thurs., Apr. 30

JAZZ AND WIND ENSEMBLES CONCERT. Reid Hall, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. The Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of pieces from Gospel John to Stevie Wonder's "Another Star" and Count Basie's "Pressure Cooker." The Wind Ensemble will perform "March of the Belgian Paratroopers" by Pieter Leemans and Brian Balmages' "Midnight on Mainstreet." 914/323-5260.

Sat., May 2

RED HOT & COOL. Irvington High School, 40 N. Broadway, Irvington. 4 p.m. A musical tribute for fans of all ages of enduring Broadway hits to endearing Beatles classics performed by the Westchester Choral Society. Reception and silent auction follow. $25 for adults; $10 for students available at the door or at www.westchesterchoralsociety.org.

PATTI LUPONE. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Concert of torch songs by the noted Broadway performer. Ticket packages range from $40-$220. For concert and after party rsvp by Apr. 24 to Shaunice Jordan at 914/251-6178 or shaunice.jordan@purchase.edu. Cocktail attire. Proceeds will benefit the Performing Arts Center. www.artscenter.org; 914/251-6200.

SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER. Iona College, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. 8 p.m. All Brahms program including "Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, op. 102 in A minor," "Academic Festival Overture, op. 80" and "Symphony no. 2, op. 73 in D Major." $50 general admission; $35 seniors 65+ and $15 students. Online ticketing at www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org or by phone at 914/654-4926.

Sun., May 3

MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT. Reid Hall, Purchase College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. 4 p.m. Program will include "Romanian Folk Dances" by Bela Bartok, "Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85" by Edward Elgar featuring cellist Sasha Ono and "Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88" by Dvorak. Free and open to the public. 914/323-5260.

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Gospel, southern rock and country music. $58, $68, $78 & $88. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Fri.-Sun., May 1-3

CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST. 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. Fri. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Rain or shine. Free parking. No dogs. An art and shopping experience for the whole family. Showcases more than 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from around the country-a celebration of all things handmade. A weekend pass is $12; $11 for seniors 62+; $4 for children 6-16 and free for children under 6. www.artrider.com or 845/331-7900.

SPRING FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Artworks in many media will be on exhibit: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media and photography. The public is invited to a free artists' reception at the Gala Art Show opening Fri., at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. On May 1 at 8 p.m. there will be a chamber music concert featuring the Serio Divertimenti ensemble Tickets are $25. On Sat., May 2 at 8 p.m. the First Church Festival Chorus and Orchestra perform Beethoven's Mass in C and Choral Fantasy with Cullen Bryant on piano and Dr. Craig Scott Symons, conductor. Tickets are $35 & $25. On Sun., May 3 at 4 p.m. "Rock of Ages" Hymns for the Soul" will feature Jolie Rock Browne, vocalist and Joel Martin, piano. Tickets are $25. www.artsocietyofoldgreenwich.com.

Sun., May 3

43RD ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle.12-5 p.m. A fun-filled day of outdoor activities, music, entertainment and strawberry treats. Admission is free; however, feels will be charged for food, games and rides. There will be a bounce house and climbing rock as well as an exciting giant slide. In case of rain, the event will take place in The Wellness Center.

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.

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.

Sun., May 3

RIOULT DANCE NY. PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Sensual and articulate works of choreographer and company founder Pascal Rioult. $40 & $55. www.artcenter.org; 914/251-6200.

Films

Thru Thurs., Apr. 30

WESTCHESTER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Apr. 24: "The Art Dealer." Apr. 24: "Forbidden Films: The Hidden Legacy of Nazi FilmApr. 24: "The Trial of Viviane Amsalem." Apr. 24 & 29: "Transit." Apr. 24 & 30: "The Go-Go Boys." ." Apr. 25: "Touchdown Israel." Apr. 25:"Felix and Meira. Apr. 25: "Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem." Apr. 25: "Above and Beyond. Apr. 25 & 27: "The Last Sentence." Apr. 26: "The Last Mentsch." 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." Apr. 27 & 28: "Let's Go." Apr. 27 & 29: "Little White Lie." Apr. 28-30: "The Dove Flyer." There will be a Q&A and reception Apr. 28 at 7:30 p.m. with David Harris. $15 for non-members. Apr. 29: "Farewell Herr Schwarz." There will be a Q&A at 7:30 p.m. with Bruni Burres and Sigal Yehuda and JBFC Founder Steve Apkon. Apr. 30: "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem." Q&A with Israeli singer/songwriter/musician David Broza with JBFC Founder Steve Apkon. Broca will perform a set of live acoustic music after the conversation. $25 for non-members. $12 for non-members unless noted otherwise. For information on films go to www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Fri., Apr. 24, May 1, 8 & 15

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES. Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 24: "Haute Cuisine." Hortense Lahorie is a celebrated chef. To her great surprise the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. May 1: "Bethlehem." Story of a complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenaged Palestinian informant. May 8: "A Late Quartet." After a classical string quartet's 25 years of success, Peter, the cellist decides to retire when he learns he has Parkinson's disease. May 15: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world. Films will be subtitled in English. $11 per film. 914/723-3186.

Sun., Apr. 26

FUTURE FILMMAKER"S FESTIVAL. The Picture House, 175 Wolf's La., Pelham. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Films from Westchester high school students with awards given to the top three entries-the "Chester"-Westchester's Oscar. Films cannot exceed 10 minutes and must be PG raged. $7 adults; $3 students; free for children under 5. Tickets will be available the day of the event or at www.thepicturehouse.org.

Mon., Apr. 27

AFTER DARK: SCREENINGS OF THE STRANGE, BEAUTIFUL, OFFBEAT. Jacob Burns Film Center,, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:45 p.m. "Metalhead." 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., Apr. 29 & May 6, 13 & 20

EMELIN FILM CLUB. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 p.m. See 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.

Thurs., Apr. 30

BABY PICTURES: "AGE OF ADELINE." Cinema de Lux, City Center 15, 19 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 12 p.m. Baby Pictures offers discounted admission to enjoy a current movie in a convenient, baby-friendly setting on select Thursdays each month. Our 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. $6.50. www.nationalamusements.com.

Forums

Thurs., 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. "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

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.

Readings

Fri., May 1

"TOYS IN THE ATTIC." White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 7:30 p.m. Play focuses on the Berniers sisters, two middle-aged spinsters who have sacrificed their own ambitions to look after their ne'er-do-well younger brother Julian whose grandiose dreams repeatedly lead to financial disasters. $10. 914/328-1600; www.wppac.com.

Theater

Fri.-Sun., thru 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.

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.

"LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR." Cahill Theater, College of Mount St. Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Neil Simon's comedy is presented by the Red Monkey Theater Group. The production team includes Port Chester resident Carin Zakes (director). The cast includes Peter Green of Port Chester. $18; $15 for students and seniors. www.redmonkeytheater.org.

Tues., Apr. 28

HUNKS THE SHOW. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Internationally acclaimed Las Vegas all-male revue features exciting choreographed production numbers, elaborate costume changes, acrobatics, comedy and vocal performances which sets HUNKS the show apart from any other show of its type. $80 per person plus tax for dinner and show. 914/592-2268; www.broadwaytheatre.com.

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.

Fri.-Sun., May 1-3;
Thurs.-Sat., May 7-9

"RELATIVE VALUES." Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers La., Wilton, Ct. Performances are at 8 p.m. except Sun., May 3 which is at 2 p.m. $25; $20 for seniors and students. Lady Felicity Marshwood finds her genteel English manor house in turmoil. She is short-staffed, with one maid ill and another visiting a relative and her son, Nigel, has announced that he is returning home with his new famous fiancée who happens to be a Hollywood star. It's enough to drive a sophisticalted English Lady quite mad. 203/762-7629.

Fri.-Sun., May 1-17

"DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE." Axial Theatre, St. John's Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., matinees Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 4 p.m. $25; $20 for students and seniors. All tickets are $40 on opening night, Jay 2 which will include wine, hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats and a talkback with the actors and director following the performance.

Sat., May 2

"RAPUNZEL, RAPUNZEL!: A VERY HAIRY TALE. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 2 p.m. A charming new musical based on the classic fairy tale will delight princes and princesses of all ages. $25 & $35. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

"DORUNTINE." Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 3 & 8 p.m. Presented by internationally acclaimed physical theater ensemble Blessed Unrest. Based on an Albanian legend of family loyalty and the power of an unbreakable vow, this is a magical tale of a family ravaged by war, an impossible journey on horseback, a marriage that spurns tradition and a brother who defies the grave. $30. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Workshops

Sun., May 3 & 24

FAMILY STUDIO WORKSHOPS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 1-3 p.m. Free. 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

DIVERGENT CURRENTS. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru May 9. The ripple effect of Japan on American ceramic artists. www.clayartcenter.org.

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. www.artsocietyofoldgreenwich.com.