The Best Things to Do In Westchester This Week
All the best shows and parties you should be heading to for the week of April 16 to 22.
Some truly epic concerts and Earth Day take center stage this week for your absolute best event invites this week in Westchester.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers return to Peekskill's Paramount Theater for a night sure to rock your week. The "Bad to the Bone" Thorogood will have you reaching for "One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer" with his gravely voice and incendiary licks. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Tickets start at just $45. Not your preferred rock'n'roll subgenre? Well you're in luck, as the Paramount has lined up guitar legend Rodriguez for the next night, April 18, with tickets starting at $52.
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In the mood for something a bit more old-school? Take a jaunt out to Connecticut to see jazz, doo-wop, and pop balladeer Paul Anka perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse. The starts at 8 p.m., but make sure to show up early as tickets — which start at $150 — include VIP wine tasting by Ridgefield Liquor Shop and hors d'oeuvres provided by Whole Foods.
Local non-profit Support Connection will be hosting their Spring Benefit at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac from 7 p.m. until midnight, at which guests can enjoy cocktail, dinner, music and dancing, a silent auction and fabulous prizes all in the name of the organization. Funds raised go directly to helping provide services and support to those affected by breast and ovarian cancers, all completely free of charge. Tickets are $150 apiece, or $135 when purchased in groups of ten.
It’s a great time of year for those with a penchant for poetry. This month, the Estherwood Mansion in Dobbs Ferry is home to one of the year’s top literary events, The Westchester Poetry Festival. Presented by the Hudson Valley Writers Center and The Masters School, the festival features the NAACP Image Award and Beatrice Hawley Award-winning poet Reginald Dwayne Betts. Lauded literary wonders like Chris Campanioni, Nicole Sealy Anya, Andres Cerpa, and Krugovoy Silver will also read from their individual collections at this free event, open to the public.
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Share Your Bounty
In celebration of Earth Day, the Hastings-based charity Family-to-Family is hosting a drive to collect new or gently used books, dolls, games, LEGOs and blocks, puzzles, and clothing for children and infants. (No other toys this time, please.) Spend your time as a family going through your used goods, and then drop them off at Family-to-Family's 416 Warburton Ave. address any time between Monday April 23 and Friday April 27. (To schedule a drop-off time, text Pam at 914.391.3220.) Participating kids will even receive a "Junior Recycler Award" for their hard work and generosity!
Get Your Comics On
Grab your bags and boards, fellow nerds! Hudson Valley Comic Con returns to Poughkeepsie's Gold's Gym and Exhibition Center this weekend for two full days of art, costumes, celebrity personalities, creators, and the multi-generational goodness that is the sequential art form. Shoot a stormtrooper for charity, join in some recreational ghost busting, or just marvel at the ornate attendee costumes. However you choose to spend your con, you're guaranteed to have a WHAM BAM BLAMO of a good time.
Check out our full calendar listings for even more great local events.