The College of New Rochelle will host the 43rd annual Strawberry Festival on Sun., May 3. See “Crafts, Fairs & Festivals” for details.
The College of New Rochelle will host the 43rd annual Strawberry Festival on Sun., May 3. See “Crafts, Fairs & Festivals” for details.


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.

Wed., May 6

OPEN STUDIO. Miriam Schulman Studio, 26 Claremont Rd., Scarsdale. 7-10 p.m. Free. Schulman will donate 50% of sales to benefit the friends of Music & Arts in the Scarsdale schools, a nonprofit, parent-run organization that supports arts and music education in all the public district schools. Explore a wide selection of Schulman's artwork from finished mixed media canvases to smaller gift items. 917/750-5664.


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.

Sat., May 9

PAUL REISER. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Reiser heads back to his stand-up roots with a joyfully funny performance. $56. 914/698-0098;


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

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.; 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 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.

Mon., May 4

VIVA EL CANTANTE. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. A tribute to "El Cantante" Hector Lavoe. MTG All-Stars concert orchestra will be performing hits from Lavoe's body of work plus critically acclaimed singers Hector "Papote" Jiminiez, Jose "Pepito" Gomez and Renzo Padilla. Also featured are the MTG All-Stars Dancers and special guest, Rosio Valentin. $80 + tax per person for dinner and show. 914/592-2268.

Tues., May 5

CHAMINADE CONCERT. Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 2 p.m. Two popular jazz artists perform, pianist Sara Cion with vocalist Nicole Pasternack.

A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MAESTRO FEATURING THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE BAND. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 6:15 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. $80 +tax per person. 914/592-2268.

PURCHASE NEW MUSIC. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Free. Concert features new compositions written by Purchase New Music performed by the Purchase Sinfonietta.

Thurs., May 7

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. $39, $49 & $60.

Fri., May 8

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: THE BEST OF RUFUS WAINWRIGHT. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. One of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. $38, $50, $60, $75 & $85.

Sat., May 9

HUDSON CHORALE: AMERICAN VOICES PART II. Irvington Middle/High School Auditorium, 40 N. Broadway, Irvington. 7:30 p.m. Features American composers who found their inspiration in American writers with accompaniment by a full orchestra. Following the concert, the audience is invited to an informal reception to greet the conductor, the chorus and members of the brass ensemble. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; premium reserved purchased in advance only is $40; Students $10 advanced sales and door only.

GET THE LED OUT: THE AMERICAN LED ZEPPELIN. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. $30, $37 & $42.

BLACKOUT NYC A CAPPELLA. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. Innovative a cappella twist on hits by Cee Lo Green, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk and more plus special guests For Good Measure of Scarsdale High School. $25 adults; $20 students 22 and younger.; 914/328-1600.

Sun., May 10

MUSIC FROM THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. The college's new faculty ensemble performs best-loved music by Bach, Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi. $45.; 914/251-6200.

PINK MARTINI. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. From old-fashioned pop to jazz. $45, $55 & $65.

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. 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.

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.


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.; 914/251-6200.


Fri., May 1, 8 & 15

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES. Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 7:30 p.m. 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.

Fri.-Wed., May 1-6

GREENHOUSE: EMERGING DOCUMENTARY VOICES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. May 1: "Those Who Said No." 7:30 p.m. with reception. $15 for non-members. May 2: "This Is My Land." 5 p.m. May 3: "The Invisible Men." 3 p.m. with "Not Quite the Taliban." Q&A with filmmaker Fadi Hindash via Skype. May 4: "Duma." 5 p.m. May 4: "Farewell Herr Schwarz." 7:40 p.m. Q&A with visiting artist/filmmaker Yael Reuveny and JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman. May 5: "On the Way to School." 5 p.m. May 5: "Five Broken Cameras." 7:40 p.m. May 6: "The Dead Cannot Vote." 5 p.m. Free. Q&A with filmmaker Sarra Abidi and Greenhouse partner/mentor Bruni Burres. RSVP by email to with your first and last name, number of tickets requested and the subject line "The Dead." May 6: "10949 Women." 7 p.m. Introduction by Greenhouse partner/mentor Bruni Burres. $12 for non-members unless noted otherwise.; 914/747-5555.

Tues., May 5

WORLD STAGE ON SCREEN: "THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 p.m. New production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's opera satire on consumerism. This unsettling story of a city that attracts the destitute and the disenchanted is Weill at his most brilliant and inventive. $30 for non-members.; 914/747-5555.

Wed., May 6-June 4

JAZZ SESSIONS: THE GREATS ON CAMERA. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. May 6: Singing with Sinatra. 7:15 p.m. Featuring the John Pizzarelli Quartet and special guests the Jazz House Ambassadors. An evening of clips, storytelling and live performances highlighting the late entertainer's 45-year career in television. Reception with food, drink and merriment $30 for non-members. 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 om 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.; 914/747-5555.


Wed., 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 or call 914/698-0098.

Thurs., May 7-27

WINE & FILM: THE PERFECT PAIRING. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. May 7: "Somm." 7:30 p.m. Welcome to the hardest test you've never heard of-the Master Sommelier exam. May 13: "Barolo Boys: The Story of a Revolution." 7:30 p.m. The Barolo Boys were a spirited group of winemakers who dramatically turned their backs on tradition to embrace modern technical innovations. In English/Italian with subtitles. 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.; 914/747-5555.

Fri. & Sat., May 8 & 9

AFTER DARK: "MOMMY." Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 9:30 p.m. Power look at the lengths a single mother will go for her unpredictable, challenging teenage son. In French/English with subtitles. $12 general admission; $9 for students with valid ID.; 914/747-5555.


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;


Fri. & Sat., May 1 & 2

"OUTSIDE MULLINGAR." Whippoorwill Hall Theatre, North Castle Library, Kent Place, Armonk. Fri. & Sat. at 8 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;

"JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR." Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. $32 for adults, $24 for senior citizens and $16 for students and children. 203/461-6358 or

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, May 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.

"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;

Fri., May 8

I HAPPEN TO LIKE NEW YORK. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. A new musical celebrates NYC with songs by Berlin, Rodgers, Bernstein, Sondheim and Porter. Written, narrated and directed by Martin Charnin. Show stars Shelly Burch with the David Shenton trio. $40.; 914/698-0098.

Sun., May 10 & 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. or 914/946-4433.


Fri., May 8

OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION HOUSE TOUR. Private homes in Tarrytown. Day will include a plant & garden boutique and luncheon at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Event benefits the Open Door Foundation. $150. Patron tickets which include two tickets to the House Tour and Luncheon plus two tickets to an exclusive pre-event Patron Party on May 3 are $500. Purchase tickets online at


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. There will be an artist reception Sat., May 9 from 3-5 p.m. 914/834-1117 or