Reggae & Rock: Toots and the Maytals and YES Come to Westchester
Plus, Don McLean and sunset yoga in the park top our list of favorite events this week.
Whether you’re more about rocking out, tuning in, or zenning out, Westchester’s got just what you need to perk up your plans this week.
7/17 — A Silver Anniversary
With five decades of experience, hits, and stories under their belts, classic rockers YES — currently consisting of Jon Davison, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and Billy Sherwood — will take the stage tonight at the Hudson Valley Paramount Theatre in Peekskill. While it’s last minute, tickets are still available but going fast, so say, “Yes,” to snagging yours while you can.
7/18 — You Go, Yoga!
For a calmer evening, Mamaroneck’s Tovami Yoga is hosting their Third Annual Sunset Yoga in the Park. Looking out over the ocean on Playland Beach in Rye, guests can attend a free class for any familiarity level. Can’t make a Wednesday? Stop by the Savor Food Hall at The Westchester in White Plains on Saturday for even more free yoga, this time from 10 to 11 a.m.
7/19 — High School Party, Senior Year
If you’re in the mood for a cult classic, full of teenaged angst and a killer ‘70s soundtrack, it might be worth the trek out to Stamford to catch a special screening of Dazed and Confused at the Avon Theatre. Prefer something a little more close to home? The Jacob Burns Film Center will also be screening a special premier of comedian Bo Burnham’s directorial feature debut that’s been tearing up at Sundance, Eighth Grade. A Q&A session with Burnham will follow, so bring your Qs to be A-ed!
7/20 — Reggae, Bean, Scene
Reggae legends Toots & the Maytals will be stopping by Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre Friday night for an evening that’s sure to be filled with anthems like 1968’s eponymous “Do the Reggay.” Tickets start at $35. Farther north, roots reggae band AYAASO — featuring Fes Williams, Bill Bojangles, Steady Demmings, Eric Toussaint, and Andrea Green — will be performing all evening at Peekskill’s BeanRunner Cafe. Tickets are only $15.
7/21-22 — Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke, What Do You Do?
Again a little bit of a drive for some, but The Ridgefield Playhouse just into Connecticut is hosting two musical acts we couldn’t pass up: Don McLean takes the stage Saturday night after opening guitarist David Leonard. Have you ever been in a hall with 500 other people all singing American Pie in unison? It’s an experience. Sunday night, Adam Ant walks on stage in his Good Two-Shoes. Come early in the day for a free performance of Hamlet by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, then stick around to see Adam that evening!