April Hightlights

This month's highlights PLUS: Home Theater and Broadway Box Office


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Poison Control

Bret Michaels’s most famous musical outing, the glam hair-band Poison, released its last (and little-heard) major-label album back in 2000. So why is he more popular than ever now? A tumultuous personal life thrust him back into the TV spotlight: He searched for a suitable mate in the train-wreck-style dating show Rock of Love, went on to show off his business acumen by competing on (and eventually winning) the third season of The Celebrity Apprentice, suffered a massive brain hemorrhage, and had a near-miraculous full recovery. No wonder he named his most recent tour the “Life Rocks” tour. See Michaels perform his old hits when the tour rolls into the Tarrytown Music Hall on April 13


Craft Work

You don’t need an excuse to spend the day outside. After a long, snowy winter, you’re ready to hit the streets the minute you see a ray of sunlight. But if you’re lacking in motivation, or have a sluggish friend who hasn’t kicked the hibernating habit yet, we have a great reason for you to stroll Hudson-side and en plein air: Crafts at Lyndhurst. The Gothic Revival mansion is gorgeous in any season, but even more so when its grounds are filled with juried artisans displaying their wares. Walking through the booths, you can find accessories, fashions, furniture, home décor items, and fine art in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, and mixed media. The show takes place April 29 through May 1—just in time for Mother’s Day, so keep an eye out for a little something that Mom might like.


Supper Book Club

Photo by William O’Donnell

Author David Itzkoff

It may only be April, but it’s never too early to start compiling that summer reading list. Get inspired by hearing selections from three very different books, read by the authors themselves, at this month’s installment of Spoken Interludes on April 12. There, you can see and hear Frank Delaney read about World War II Ireland from The Matchmaker of Kenmare, Elena Gorokhova read about her journey from the Soviet Union from A Mountain of Crumbs, and David Itzkoff read about his father’s struggles with drug abuse from Cocaine’s Son. As always, readings take place at Chutney Masala in Irvington and feature a lovely buffet dinner.


Lady Luck

The term “Boston Marriage” may conjure up images of couples’ shopping trips in Quincy Market and Sox games at Fenway, but it’s really an old-timey phrase used to describe two women who live together (without the support of a man—think of that). It’s also a David Mamet play, one in which he uses two aging women to showcase his trademark biting wit. In it, a pair of “women of fashion” in the Victorian era live out their lives trading barbs—until something enters their world that puts their future together at risk. The Hudson Stage Company will mount a production of the play at Pace University’s Woodward Hall Theatre. It’ll run from April 29 to May 14—and you can leave your Celtics hat at home.

Treats for Two

Photo by Naki Attaman

Broadway star Christine Andreas and her pianist husband, Martin Silvestri

Lucy and Desi, George and Gracie, Stiller and Meara, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter—showbiz has a history of encouraging its talented married couples to perform together. Broadway star Christine Andreas and her pianist husband, Martin Silvestri, are no exception. On April 3 at the Irvington Town Hall Theatre, the two will give a performance titled, “Two for the Road,” featuring Broadway hits, selections from the Great American Songbook, and even a couple of original tunes. Best of all, proceeds from the concert benefit Ability Beyond Disability, a nonprofit headquartered right in Mount Kisco.




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