Mark Bair will be demonstrating woodcarving techniques in his booth at the Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival in Greenwich on Sat. & Sun., May 16 & 17. See “Crafts, Fairs & Festivals” for details.
Mark Bair will be demonstrating woodcarving techniques in his booth at the Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival in Greenwich on Sat. & Sun., May 16 & 17. See “Crafts, Fairs & Festivals” for details.
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Auditions

"THE LORAX." Westchester Sandbox Theatre, 931c E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck. Sun., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tues., 5-7 p.m. Open to K-7th graders. A registration fee of $425 is required for all participants. Performances will be July 19-21. www.wstshows.com or 914/630-0804.

Benefits/Galas

Fri., May 15

"THE TENTH!-CELEBRATING WHAT A DECADE CAN DO. Hampshire Country Club, 1025 Cove Rd., Mamaroneck. 7 p.m.-midnight. This is a fundraiser for The Picture House in Pelham. Honorees will be Picture House co-founder Ann Sorice and filmmaker Matthew Heineman. Event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the purchase of the 1921 theater. Tickets start at $250 per person and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at 914/738-3161.

Sun., May 17

WCC CELEBRITY SALON: THE LINCOLN CHRONICLES. At an Ossining estate. 4 p.m. Guests: Peter Kunhardt, Peter Kunhardt, Jr., Teddy Kunhardt & George Kunhardt. Emmy award winning filmmaker Peter Kunhardt and his three sons will discuss their latest book and the HBO documentary "Living with Lincoln" which explores their family's emotional connection to the 16th president. Go behind the scenes and screen portions of their film and view antique photographs that capture the personal side of Lincoln through the eyes of an eccentric cast of characters. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $150. Event helps the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. 914/606-6558.

WCC CELEBRITY SALON: SPANNING THE GLOBE. At a unique Rye home. 6 p.m. Guest: Doug Wilson who changed how and when we watch sports to make it part of today's Americana. His journey spans 10 Olympic games and 50 sports across five continents, and he recounts this journey in his recent book, "The World Was Our Stage." Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $150. Event helps the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. 914/606-6558.

Celebrations

Fri. & Sat., May 15 & 16

ARTSBASH AND FAMILY ARTSBASH. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-5 p.m. Tickets for Friday night are $75. Cocktail reception featuring food from 25 top chefs from some of Westchester County's best restaurants, fine wine, open artist studios and the latest exhibitions. Sat. is Free Family Day. Fun for the entire family. Take part in art with children's art workshops, tour artists' studios and view the latest exhibition, 50 for 50: New Works which showcases works by ArtsWestchester's 50 for 50 awardees. www.arts.org/artsbash.

Comedy

Sat., May 16

A NIGHT OF COMEDY WITH BOB NEWHART. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. 8 p.m. $59.50, $79.50 & $89.50. 914/739-0039; www.wmconcerts.com.

Sat., May 23

LADIES OF LAUGHTER: FUNNY & FABULOUS TOUR. Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. Features three smart, sexy and savvy stand-ups: Leighann Lord, Patty Rosenborough and the 2014 national winner of the contest in search of the country's funniest comediennes (to be announced). $22 general admission; $20 non-WCC students, seniors/faculty-staff; $16 children under 13. 914/606-6262.

Concerts/Music

Every Friday

FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM. Hastings Station Café, 134 Southside Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. Live jazz every Friday evening from 7-10 p.m. There will be an open jam session midway through the evening.

Fri. May 15

TANGO QUARTERO IN CONCERT. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Ave., White Plains. 7:30 p.m. Pre-show free tango lessons at 7 p.m. Features Matt Grubler and Christina Stone with Esteban Curlen and Elsita Tai from "Strictly Tango" of New York. Music for the show was composed by Marco Valentino of Port Chester. After the show, enjoy a tasting of wines from Argentina. Admission is free; suggested donation of $10 will provide scholarships and music therapy for children in need. For reservations call 914/761-3900.

ORLEANS & FRIENDS WITH PAUL BARRERE AND FRED TACKETT OF LITTLE FEAT. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Little Feat is a band heralded for their swampy, bluesy American rock. $48, $53 & $58. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., May 16

JON BROOKS. Common Ground Coffeehouse, 1st Unitarian Church of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. Brooks performs with Fred Gillen, Jr. Tickets are $18 in advance. www.commongroundfusw.org.

WESTCHESTER SYMPHONIC WINDS "NORTH BY NORTHWEST." Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Program: "When Jesus Wept" by William Schuman; Variations on "America" by Charles Ives; "Overture to North by Northwest" by Bernard Hermann, "Profanation" by Leonard Bernstein; "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen and "Give Us This Day" by David Muslanka. $20; $15 for seniors 65+ and students. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. Celebrates the music and spirit of the Woodstock Music Festival. Special guest: Chris Brown. Back to the Garden 1969 is a group of professional musicians who have performed together in various combinations over the years and have now come together to celebrate the music and spirit of the Woodstock era. $27 in advance; $32 at the door. 914/328-1600; www.wppac.com.

Sun., May 17

THE RIGHT NOTES: GEORGE PERLE CELEBRATION. Copland House, Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Rd., Mt. Kisco. 3 p.m. Concert features the Westchester premiere of several works by MacArthur Genius Award-winner George Perle. $25 general admission; $10 students. www.coplandhouse.org.

Mon., May 18

CONCERT FOR NEPAL. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 7 p.m. Benefit concert to raise money for Americares Nepal Earthquake relief. Features the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, White Plains Performing Arts Center, NY Performing Arts Center, Archbishop Stepinac High School and Port Chester High School in an evening of music presented by some of our most talented teenagers. $25. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Americares.

Tues., May 19

LARRY CHANCE & THE EARLS/LENNY COCCO & THE CHIMES. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Larry Chance & the Earls represent the music that helped define rock 'n' roll, the original doo wop era that put the street corner-society onto the national charts. The Chimes was formed in Brooklyn under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. Their recordings of Once In A While and I'm in the Mood For Love graced the soundtracks of films like American Graffiti and remain high in the lists of all-time greatest hits. $80 plus tax per person. 914/592-2268; www.broadwaytheatre.com.

Wed., May 20

LATIN JAZZ GUITARS. St. Paul's National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. Features Ricardo Gautreau and Doug Munro performing the vibrant sounds of Latin jazz guitar music. 914/667-4116; www.nps.gov/sapa.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Sat. & Sun., May 16 & 17

30TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain or shine. More than 80 artisans will gather together to share their unique talents and crafts at this nationally recognized event. Juried exhibitors specialize in ceramics, jewelry, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts and glass-all available for purchase. The Festival also includes fun and educational activities for children, international cuisine and live musical performances both days. $8; free for children under 5. www.brucemuseum.org.

Sun., May 17

PINKSTER FESTIVAL. Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pinkster is an African-American celebration of spring. Dining on traditional African-American cuisine and enjoying music, dancing and dramatic vignettes are highlights for visitors. Features dancing, drumming, African folktales and cooking demonstrations. Musical performers include a roaming fiddler and a player of the kora, a traditional West African instrument. Online admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17 and free for children under 3. Prices are $2 more per ticket when purchased at Philipsburg Manor. www.hudsonvalley.org or 914/366-6900.

Dance

Fri., May 15

DANCE OFF THE GRID. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Multiple world-class performance surveying the diversity of today's dance landscape followed by a conversation among the artists about the inspirations behind each work. Ailey II, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Lake Simons and Jared Grimes. $25. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

Fri. & Sat., May 15 & 16

NEW WORKS: MARY FORD SUSSMAN. TTUMC Arts Center, 27 S. Washington St., Tarrytown. 7:30 p.m. Mary Ford Sussman and a special guest showcase their new choreographic work. $20 general admission; $15 students/seniors. www.rivertownartistsworkshop.org.

Films

Fri., May 15

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES. Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 7:30 p.m. "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. Film will be subtitled in English. $11. 914/723-3186.

"ACTRESS." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. Poetic, critically acclaimed exploration of a complicated woman (Brandy Burre) starring in an intensely personal movie of her own life. Q&A with Brandy Burre and filmmaker Robert Greene. $15 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Sat., May 16

BOOKS WE LOVE TO WATCH-MOVIES WE LOVE TO READ. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 3 p.m. For ages 7 & up. In this fun multimedia presentation young adult author Julie Mata uses her own experiences as a writer to explore the connection between successful novels and films-they all begin with a great story. She'll offer tips on how to keep audiences riveted and also show some Oscar-nominated short films. $15 for non-members; $7.50 for children under 12. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Tues., May 19

DEEP TIME. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7:30 p.m. Film focuses on the relationship of the indigenous peoples of North Dakota to their surging fossil wealth. Film puts today's boom in the context of paleo-cycles, climate change and the dark ecology of the future. Q&A with filmmaker Noah Hutton and Executive Producer Jonathan Demme. $15 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Tues. & Wed., May 19 & 20

FILMS FROM PURCHASE COLLEGE. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Purchase. 7 p.m. Different program each night. Thesis films made by this year's graduating class. The shorts run the gamut from thrilling to funny to moving to provocative. Q&A with student filmmakers. $12 for non-members. 914/747-5555; www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Wed., May 20

"NORTH BY NORTHWEST." Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. The Hitchcock classic with Cary Grant. $5. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

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., May 20 & 27

WINE & FILM: THE PERFECT PAIRING. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. May 20: "You Will Be My Son." 7:30 p.m. The demanding proprietor of his family's prestigious wine estate lacks faith in his own son and dreams of a harder-working, more effective successor. In French with subtitles. May 27: "A Year in Champagne." 7:30 p.m. Martine Saunier is the guide on this tour of the Champagne region in northern France, visiting six houses-from small independent producers to the illustrious Bollinger. $20 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Wed., May 21, 28 & June 4

JAZZ SESSIONS: THE GREATS ON CAMERA. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. May 21: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band. 7:15 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker Carol Bash who will be interviewed by Tom Staudter. $15 for non-members. May 28: Quincy Jones Presents: Justin Kauflin Trio. 7:15 p.m. The trio will perform live on stage $20 for non-members. June 4: Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond with the Ignacio Berroa Quintet. 7:15 p.m. The Ignacio Berroa Quintet will play an hour-long concert featuring the rhythms of the Afro-Cuban legacy. $20 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Fri. & Sat., May 22 & 23

"THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 9:30 p.m. Home to old-fashioned Euro-erotica, it's the meticulously choreographed, gorgeously shot account of butterfly researcher Cynthia and her love, Evelyn, doing their thing in a crumbling European estate. Features a lush pop score, this darkly comic fantasia is surprisingly funny and affecting. $12 general public; $9 students with valid ID. 914/747-5555; www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Lectures

Fri., May 15

THE ROMAN EMPIRE LEGACY TO THE WORLD. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7 p.m. Prof. Louis Leonini will analyze Italy's Roman heritage during the Roman Empire that began in Rome in 753 BC and stretched over two million square miles from the Rhine River to Egypt and from Britain to Asia Minor. What do we, in the western world of civilization, owe to Rome? $25 for non-members. Pre-registration and advance payment required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Sat., May 16

VENETIAN ISLANDS: MURANO, BURANO. TORCELLO AND SAN MICHELE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Presented by Toni McKeen. The outer islands of Venice are fascinating, each is so different and has its unique history. $25 for non-members. Pre-registration and advance payment required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

Thurs., May 21

PAOLA ANTONELLI. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. 7 p.m. Antonelli is a curator and writer and his work investigates design's influence on our everyday experience, from objects as prosaic as the paper clip to the complex and constantly changing relationship of design and technology. $20 for non-members; $10 for students with ID. To reserve a spot call 914/232-9555.

RAISING A STINK IN THE ROMAN CITY: CREATING AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF SMELL. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 8 p.m. Hosted by Archaeological Associates of Greenwich. Brandeis University professor Dr. Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow uses archaeological evidence to discover what smells existed and how knowing about them sharpens our understanding of life in Rome. She will review a series of smells from all the chief institutions and structures of the city streets, such as tenement buildings, shops, crowded theaters and markets; inside public baths and toilets, temples and rituals connected to death and burial. $15. 203/661-4654.

Readings

Fri. & Sat., May 22 & 23

"ROSABELLE, BELIEVE." Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining. Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. Saturday's reading of this full-length play will be followed by a talk-back with the playwright, Joseph Lauinger, director, Alan Lutwin and cast. This is a delightful and provocative meditation on cultural ethos, sexual gamesmanship and the afterlife, revolving around the decades-long, unlikely relationship forged between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the cross-currents that affected the women in their lives. $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/1337292.

Talks

Sun., May 17

DAVID DUNLOP: ARTIST TALK AND DEMONSTRATION. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. 3-5 p.m. He will demonstrate how to create mixed media art using different printing techniques and combining photography with other media. $40 for general public. Reservations are required. 914/834-1116 or mag2120@verizon.net.

Sat., May 23

REINVENTING RADIO: AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Glass talks about his popular public radio program and how it's put together. $48, $58 & $85 (premium). Premium seats include a pre-show meet and greet. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Theater

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., thru May 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.

Thru Sat., May 23

"THE LIAR." Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. Tues. at 7 p.m., Wed-Sat. at 8 p.m., matinees Wed. at 2 p.m., Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. Classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Single tickets start at $30. www.westportcountryplayhouse.org; 203/227-4177 or 888/927-7529.

Sun., May 17

"THE LARAMIE PROJECT." Westchester's Theater for Children and Teens, 1 N. Broadway, White Plains. 2 & 7 p.m. Based on direct interviews, this powerful stage event shows Laramie, Wyoming from the eyes of its residents and the national media that descended on this small town in October 1998. It's a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. $18 regular admission; $15 for seniors and children under 12. www.pl.aygroup.org or 914/946-4433.

"A MUSICAL COOKING LESSON WITH THE CALAMARI SISTERS." White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 2 p.m. The Calamari Sisters are the singing, dancing and cooking stars of the public access cable cooking show "Mangia Italiano." With outrageous musical numbers, hilarious family anecdotes and some help from some audience members, these sisters will give you a cooking lesson you'll never forget. $35 adults; $30 ages 22 and younger. www.wppac.com or 914/328-1600.

Workshops

Sun., May 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

HER NATURE: FOUR WOMEN ARTISTS INTERPRET THE NATURAL WORLD. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rtes. 35 & 121S., Cross River. Sat., May 16-July 31. There will be an opening reception Sat., May 16, 1-4 p.m. with entertainment and light refreshments. The works of each woman draw their inspiration from nature, highlight a reverence for and love of the natural world creating a common thread that runs through each of the artists' creations. On view daily from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 914/864-7317.

HYPER/HYPO: PORTRAIT OF ARTISTS AS FREE-RANGE CHILDREN. It's All About Things, 9 N. Pearl St., Suite 204H, Port Chester. Thru June 13. These works invite you to experience the pure presence of a thing directly in space and, more intimately, the pleasure of letting your mind roam free without interruption for an indeterminate amount of time, maybe until the sun sets and the street lamps go on or the cows come home. Geoffrey Todd Smith's works evoke an abstract simulation, like a game of strategy or a snapshot of contagion. Matt Irie pushes you back into and out of this world with abstractions that are both analytic and metaphysical. Rob de Oude zooms out, or maybe way in, to show the Moiré patterns, created by layers of lines forming signals to noise and back into tune. Robert Otto Epstein revels in the same repetitions and chance synchronicities as the other artists in the show but drops, or inerts, a vital keyframe, an instant of staccato cosmic, sawtooth noise. Bjorn Meyer-Abrecht's sculpture materializes the pattern, reconstituted as if it were imperfectly sent through a transporter, with a fly in the ointment. Gallery is open Saturdays 1-6 p.m. and by appointment: luismaldonadoart@yahoo.com or 914/589-6965.

11TH ANNUAL SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Thru May 23. Exhibition of works 15" or less in a variety of media created by artists from across the nation. 914/834-1117 or mag2120@verizon.net.

EVA ZEISEL: AHEAD OF THE CURVE. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Thru May 22. Comprehensive solo retrospective. 914/967-0700.

IDENTITY-HORIZONS & COLORS: CAMPANIA & THE AMALFI COAST. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. Thru 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. Exhibit hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Evening hours by appointment. Suggested donation: $10.

(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.

MARYKNOLLERS ON PATH TO SAINTHOOD. Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Ave., Maryknoll, NY. Thru May. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibit features four priests on the path to sainthood-Bishop James A. Walsh, Father Thomas F. Price, Bishop Francis X. Ford and Father Vincent R. Capadano. www.maryknollsociety.org.

ART SHOW. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah. Thru May 31. Artwork by Suzanne Ashley, Carol Carpentieri, Michele Gage, Marjie Kern, Dyan Rosenberg and Phyllis Smith. For information call 914/232-3508.