Michael McDonald will appear at Tarrytown Music Hall Thurs., June 4. See “Concerts/Music” for details.
Michael McDonald will appear at Tarrytown Music Hall Thurs., June 4. See “Concerts/Music” for details.
Benefits/Galas

Tues., June 2

WCC SALON SERIES. At a waterfront home on Larchmont Harbor. 6 p.m. Guest: Nadine Strossen. The right to protest targets of discrimination, surveillance practices, prison conditions, LBGT basic rights and privileges, torture, detention-the list of key civil liberty issues facing our society today could go on and on. Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and current John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at NY Law School, will debrief you on current topics in constitutional law and civil liberties. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $150 per person. Proceeds help the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. For reservations call 914/606-6638.

Fri., June 5

WCC SALON SERIES. At a beautiful Bedford estate. 6 p.m. Guest: Secretary Elaine Chao. In 2001 she became the nation's 24th Secretary of Labor and the first American woman of Asian descent to be appointed to a President's cabinet. She will speak about jobs, employment, trade, workforce and competitiveness issues. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $150 per person. Proceeds help the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. For reservations call 914/606-6638.

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 2015 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.

HIGHLAND FLING: RENAISSANCE BALL 2015. Century Country Club, Purchase. 6:30 p.m. Fundraiser for the Bruce Museum. Event honors Leora and Steven Levy for their exemplary and long-standing support. Theme is a nod to the heritage of the Museum's founder, Robert Moffat Bruce. For tickets and information email jbernstein@brucemuseum.org.

Circus

Sun., June 7

CIRCO BELLO. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 2 p.m. Westchester Circus Arts presents its annual student showcase featuring aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, stilt-walkers, wire-walkers and more. Performers are ages 5-18. $18. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Comedy

Sat., June 6

LAUGHING OUT LOUD: A NIGHT OF STAND-UP COMEDY. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Come see some of Westchester's best comedians and laugh yourself silly. Starring Ophira Eisenberg, the host of NPR and WNYC's "Ask Me Another."$25. 914-698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Concerts/Music

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.

Thurs., June 4

MICHAEL MCDONALD. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Special guest: Gil Parris. McDonald is a singular music presence as a singer, songwriter and keyboard player. $68, $78, $88, $108 & $138. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

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.

Sun., May 31

ALBANIAN HERITAGE DAY. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 12-7 p.m. Rain or shine. The culture of Albania will come alive through music, dance and great cultural activities for people of all ages. Live entertainment will include dancing and music by Gezim Nika, Besjana Kertusha and Dritan Papa with the Kastrioti Band plus special surprise performances. In addition, sports activities including soccer, volleyball and a chess tournament are scheduled to take place. Authentic Albanian cuisine and beverages will be sold. Parks.westchestergov.com.

Wed.-Sat., June 3-6

WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE'S WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL. Features new venues as well as new and expanded events, programs and activities. June 3: Fashion, Food & Wine at Bloomingdale's, 175 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains. 6-9 p.m. High fashion, fabulous food, plus TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford mix it up for an evening of razzle dazzle. Free. June 4: Burger & Beer Blast. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. 6-10 p.m. Westchester's ultimate block party with 30 restaurants battling it out to flip the crowd-pleasing patty supreme. Live music will keep the crowd moving. $65. June 5: An Evening with Westchester's Tastemakers, 42 Restaurant, 1 Renaissance Sq., White Plains. 6:30-10 p.m. Most in-demand wining and dining experience as 10 of the county's top chefs come together for a dinner by the bite reception atop The Ritz-Carlton. The delicious dishes will be paired with three top wines from each of 10 great wine regions from around the world. Event benefits the Food Bank for Westchester. $125. June 6: Grand Tasting Village. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. 12-5 p.m. Chef Demos 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Revel in the Westchester food and wine scene and its special focus on farm-to-table cuisine. $75. Chefs Academy, Ritz-Carlton Westchester, 3 Renaissance Sq., White Plains. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Bring your kids ages 7-17 to this Kids in the Kitchen experience and nurture the next generation of culinary genius as kids learn side-by-side with the pros. $95. For tickets go to www.westchestermagazine.com/winefood.

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

Sun., May 31

"THE OVERNIGHT." The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 7:30 p.m. Advance screening of new comedy and post-film discussion with director and writer Patrick Price. $12 general admission; $10 students and seniors. www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office.

Tues., June 2

"LA FILLE MAL GARD...E." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 p.m. The World Stage on Screen.. Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet filmed at the Royal Opera House $30 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Thurs., June 4

BABY PICTURES. White Plains Cinema de Lux, City Center 15, 19 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 12 p.m. "Aloha." 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.

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

Sat. & Sun., June 6 & 7

"PINK PANTHER CARTOON SHORTS." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 1 p.m. $12 members; $7.50 children under 12. June 6: Kids come early or stay late for hands-on activities inspired by the cartoon program. Drop-in sessions are 12-12:45 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. and are led by JBFC educators. www.burnsfilmcenter.org; 914/747-5555.

Lectures

Fri., May 29

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.

IVAN CHERMAYEFF, GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. 7 p.m. He created iconic images for hundreds of clients including NBC, PBS and the Smithsonian. $20 for non-members; $10 students with ID. To reserve a spot call 914/232-9555 ext. 0.

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.

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. & Sat., May 29 & 30

"AND I ALWAYS WILL." Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers La., Wilton. 8 p.m., matinee Sat. at 3 p.m. The matinee will be followed by a talk-back, giving audience members a chance to provide direct input about the show to the cast and director. Representatives of the Alzheimer's Association of Connecticut will be on hand to answer questions. The evening performance will be followed by a light dessert reception. Tickets are $25. 203/762-7629; www.wiltonplayshop.org.

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.

Fri.-Sun., June 5-27

"FOLLIES." Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. plus Thurs., June 18 & 25 at 8 p.m. "Follies" uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naiveté in the post-Kennedy years. $32 for adults; $24 for senior citizens and $16 for students and children. Thrifty Thursday-all seats are $22. 203/461-6358; www.curtaicallinc.com. Sun., June 14 is sold out.

Fri. & Sat., June 5, 6, 12, 13; Sun., June 7 & Thurs., June 11

"TIME STANDS STILL." Whippoorwill Hall, Armonk Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk. Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m. Story of a journalist and a photographer who share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to NY, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. $20 for adults; $10 for students 18 & under. www.armonkplayers.org.

Sun., June 7 & 14

"LOVES, LABOURS, LOST." Mainstage Theater, 1 N. Broadway Suite 111, White Plains. 2 & 7 p.m. Presented by Westchester's Theater for Children and Teens. Romance and revelry abound in this musical adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy. $18 regular admission; $15 for seniors and children under 12. www.playgroup.org or 914/946-4433.

Exhibits

ART FOR THE MAN CAVE. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Thru 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.

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.

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.

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.

ART EXHIBIT ON VIEW. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Sat. & Sun., June 6-28. 12-4 p.m. View works by Robert Uricchio in the Main House Gallery. 914/864-7282.