Arts & Entertainment

This month’s highlights

Arts & Entertainment


Ay, Caramba!



Let’s take a moment to be thankful for some of the greatest exports from Spain: tapas, inspiration for Ernest Hemingway, and flamenco dancing. That last bit was near and dear to Spanish expat Julia Lopez so, once she settled in Philadelphia, she founded the Flamencos Olé dance troupe. Feel like shouting “¡Olé!” yourself? Head to the Paramount Center for the Arts on February 10, when the troupe will run through both traditional and contemporary routines, exploring how flamenco has changed over time. Go out for some tapas afterward.


It's Pouring

Fabulous and functional: now that’s the kind of art we like.




Matt Hyleck, Bourbon Bottle (above).


From February 2 to the 23rd, the Clay Art Center in Port Chester will host PotPOURi: Pots that Pour, an exhibition of pitchers, ewers, gravy boats, cruets, creamers, and other be-spouted delights. Eighty-three potters from across the nation will be represented, almost guaranteeing that you’ll find a few pieces that you’ll want to take home. If you’re really inspired, UK-based artist Phil Rogers will be in town to lead a demon-stration workshop entitled From Start to Finish on February 2 and 3.




Monica Ripler, Pitcher (above).





The eagles have landed! The winter gathering of Hudson Valley bald eagles takes place at the beginning of February, and a few sites in the county are set up for prime viewing opportunities during Eaglefest on February 9. At Van Cortlandt Manor, you can try to see our national bird soar over the Croton River—but if you prefer to stay inside where it’s warm, you can partake in activities like punching an eagle image onto a tin plate, painting an eagle-themed tavern sign, or writing with a quill and ink. The folks from Teatown Lake Reservation, the Greenburgh Nature Center, and other eco-friendly organizations will set up some heated tents in Croton Point Park, and have a few bird experts on hand to provide more information. There will also be children’s activities and a live raptor show from Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. If you prefer to learn on the move, catch the Eagle Exploration charter bus, which takes enthusiasts to varied spots along the Hudson River for a more in-depth look at the eagles in our midst. The bus tour takes approximately two hours.






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