5 Weird, Tasty, and Rockin' Activities to Hit Up This Weekend
Banish boredom with these local markets, concerts, screenings, and festivals.
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If you were planning on another week of evenings and days off relegated to the couch, fear not! As always, Westchester Magazine is here to offer up the coolest, weirdest, tastiest events our beloved county has to offer, sure to keep your boredom at bay.
Wednesday, March 20
As a reminder, Jacob Burns Film Center is kicking off its “Film to Table” series this week with a screening of Japanese “ramen western” Tampopo, a comedy of interwoven vignettes circling a little noodle shop that could. The film will be thematically paired with dishes thoughtfully prepared by Village Social executive chef Morgan Anthony. You can read all about the film and food below.
Friday, March 22
Westchester’s got a Whole Lotta Love for rock bands and our plethora of historic venues are often viewed as Houses of the Holy. That said, if things just haven’t felt the same for you since John Bonham died, we have a fun night to remind you of the Good Times Bad Times. Leading Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir will be rocking across the stage at The Palace Theatre, fully in character as Page, Plant, Jones, and the late John Bonham. For anyone who never got the chance to see a Zeppelin show in person — or just for those who’ve gone far too long since their last — this blistering set is the closest you can get. Tickets start at just $25.
Saturday, March 23
If you’re not up for explaining to your kids what Hobbits and hedgerows have to do with rock & roll, you can ‘Get the Led Out’ with local FM radio giant WHUD at its Family Fun Festival at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. You can still rock out to the classics while the family enjoys local musicians, magicians, sports activities with the Westchester Knicks and Rockland Boulders, and the Bubble Bus (which is exactly what and as cool as it sounds). Local food trucks (including Walter’s!) will be there supplying eats throughout the day, and you can even win a brand new bundled Nintendo Switch. Tickets are just $10 (kids 13 and under enter free) and a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
Saturdays also mean one special thing to Westchesterites: farmers’ markets. Or road trips. Okay, two things. While we wait for the sun to bring back our outdoor farmers’ markets, we think we’ve found the perfect thing to tide us over. Take a road trip up to Walden this weekend for the Angry Orchard Winter Market! Grab a fresh made pastry and some coffee, try some of the locally-sourced meats, hand-made cheeses and beauty products, or even the orchard’s special cider variety exclusive to the event. After, drop by the cider house for a free cider flight next to the fire pit for the perfect end to the afternoon. (Just make sure you can fit all your purchases in the car!)
Lastly, Sunday night sees one of the most unique and interesting musical acts to grace Westchester’s stages. The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College will play host to The Portland Cello Project: Homage to Radiohead. Yes, this is an “alt-classical” musical group comprising a number of insanely talented cellists, backed by brass, percussion, and featuring guest vocalist Patti King of The Shins. Are they playing classical music? No no no. That would be too easy. PCP will be playing two sets: an assortment of popular pieces by English experimental rock band Radiohead, followed by a complete performance of Radiohead’s landmark album OK Computer in it’s entirety. Tickets run $12.50 to $45; cash bar available.