The Jets in “West Side Story” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford thru July 5. See “Theater” for details.
The Jets in “West Side Story” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford thru July 5. See “Theater” for details.
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Benefits/Galas

Wed., May 27

WCC CELEBRITY SALON: DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. At a Croton-on-Hudson home that is the restored former hunting and summer lodge of five and dime store magnate J.J. Newberry. 6 p.m. Guest: Ambassador Husain Haqqani who served as Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. from 2008-2011 and has been widely credited with managing a difficult partnership during a critical phase in the global war on terrorism. Considered an expert on radical Islamist movements, he is currently Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. Haqqani has served as advisor to four Pakistani Prime Ministers including the late Benezir Bhutto. Event includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $150 per person. Event raises funds for student scholarships. For reservations call Westchester Community College at 914/606-6558.

Sat., June 6

RYE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL GALA BENEFIT: ANCHORS AWEIGH. At a beautiful waterfront private residence in Rye. 7-10 p.m. Live music, a light supper menu and specialty cocktails to tie in with Rye's nautical heritage. There will also be a live and a silent auction. Guests will have an opportunity to support the Society's mission by making donations to the 2105 Giving Tree which includes underwriting some of the most popular programs presented by the Society. Ticket levels start at $150 per person for members and go to the $500 level. Tickets at the door, if available will be $175. 914/967-7588; www.ryehistory.org.

Classes

Wed., May 27-June 24

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASS: ADULTS BEGINNER. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7-8 p.m. 5 classes. $300 for non-members. Register at 914/771-8700.

ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7-8 p.m. 5 classes $300 for non-members. Register at 914/771-8700.

Comedy

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 29

JOSH RITTER. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Special guest: Barnstar. Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has been called one of the most exciting artists now by Entertainment Weekly. $30, $40 & $50. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., May 30

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES. Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. 8 p.m. They are a Jersey Shore band that's been recording and performing since 1976. $49.50/$69.50. 914/739-0039.

Sun., June 7

CELEBRATE ISRAEL CONCERT. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 3 p.m. Join Cantor Asa and the Youth & Teen choirs of Temple Sholom in a musical celebration of the Jewish homeland. Musical selections will feature Israeli folk songs, songs of Jerusalem, Matisyahu favorites and much more. $5 suggested donation. All proceeds will support the Amy Lipton z'l Israel Action Fund. For additional information contact Lori Baden, info@templesholom.com or 203/542-7172; www.templesholom.com/celebrate-israel-concert. All are welcome.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Sat., May 30

18TH ANNUAL ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 12-6 p.m. Rain or shine. Festivities will include live performances displaying the music and dance of many Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Burma; Asian arts, cultural exhibits, custom cuisine and health screenings. Activities for kids will include learning the art of Chinese paper cutting, Origami, balloon sculpture and face painting. Seating is informal-bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn. Admission are parking are free. 914/864-PARK; parks.westchestergov.com.

Dance

Sat., May 30

DANCE WORKSHOP ON THE SILVER SCREEN. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 12 & 4 p.m. Dance Workshop celebrates their year-end recital with songs from the silver screen. $22. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Films

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.

Thurs., May 27

"MEN OF THE CLOTH." Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 6:30 p.m. Documentary on Italian master tailors by Vicky Vasilopoulos. It is an inspiring portrait of Nino, Corvato, Chicchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti, three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their careers. The film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their old world craft is akin to a religion. Film is in English. Introduction and Q&A with director and producer Vicky Vasilopoulos. Light reception will follow $25. Pre-registration and advance payment required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

WINE & FILM: THE PERFECT PAIRING. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. "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 28 & June 4

JAZZ SESSIONS: THE GREATS ON CAMERA. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 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.

Lectures

MICHELANGELO: AESTHETICS AND SCULPTURE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 6:30 p.m. Lecturer is Prof. John Coppola, MFA, MA. By studying Michelangelo's masterworks, one can observe his aesthetic and remarkable technique through his choice of subject and his use of the human figure. In this introduction to Michelangelo's techniques, you will analyze some of his major works form his early years to mid-career. This period will show his emergence as an original and unique artist. Artwork include the Pietá, Statue of David, Moses and the series of "slaves."$25 for non-members. Pre-registration and advance payment required. 914/771-8700 or www.wiccny.org.

Opera

Sat. & Sun., May 30 & 31

ORATORIO: DANIEL. Ossining United Methodist Church, 1 Emwilton Pl., Ossining 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains. 3 p.m. Presented by Taconic Opera. $27 general admission; $15 student; $20 senior. www.taconicopera.org.

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

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.

Thru Sat., May 23

"THE LIAR." Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 8 p.m., matinee Sat. 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.

Fri.-Sun., May 29-June 7

"DOUBT." Shrub Oak United Methodist Church, 1176 E. Main St., Shrub Oak. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. matinees at 2 p.m. Presented by YCP TheaterWorks. "Doubt" tells of Father Brendan Flynn, a reform-minded Catholic priest and teacher who becomes locked in a battle with an imperious, old-school nun and Principal named Sister Aloysius Beauvier. Sister James, a young impressionable nun finds herself in the middle of this battle, as does Mrs. Muller, the mother of a young boy attending St. Nicholas Catholic School. www.ycptw.org or call 800/838-3006.

Fri.-Sun., May 29-31; Thurs., June 4; Sat. & Sun., June 6 & 7

"MISS SAIGON." Westchester Sandbox Theatre, 931c E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck. May 29, 30 & June 6 at 8 p.m., May 31 at 2 & 7 p.m., June 4 at 7 p.m. and June 7 at 2 & 6 p.m. Young People's Theatre/Teen Production. $15. Same day tickets are not available online. Same day tickets may be purchased at the box office ½ hour before the show. www.wstshows.com; 914/630-0804.

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

FARRADAY NEWSOME: UNSEEN DRIFT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru July 4. A solo exhibition of work by Arizona artist Farraday Newsome. Her subject matter is drawn primarily from nature and the emotional allusions and metaphors found in nature. Her color work celebrates the light and exuberance of day, while her black and white work delves into the shadowy, more emotionally complex realm of night and darkness. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 914/937-2047.

ART FOR THE MAN CAVE. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Tues., May 26-Sat., June 20. There will be an artist's reception Sat., May 30 from 4-6 p.m. An exhibition of photographs by Elisabeth Pollaert Smith. Her collection of "masculine" subjects includes commuter trains, vintage planes, classic cars, cigars, guitars, sailing, boxing, tennis, showgirls, soothing scenes, dramatic landscapes and beer. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. Free and open to the public. 914/834-1117; www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

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 siFgnals 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.

MARKERSPACE. Westchester Children's Museum, Playland Park, Rye. Ongoing. Exhibit gives children 10 & under a place to build and take apart objects for the simple pleasure of figuring out how things work. Building materials will change from week to week. Admission all summer is "pay what you wish." Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 914/421-5050.

50 FOR 50 NEW WORKS. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Thru June 20. New works by cutting-edge visual artists. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m., Sat. 12-6 p.m. Closing reception Sat., June 20, 5-7 p.m. RSVP to LHanley@artswestchester.org.

HER NATURE: FOUR WOMEN ARTISTS INTERPRET THE NATURAL WORLD. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rtes. 35 & 121S., Cross River. Thru July 31. 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.

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.