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February 5 to July 30 Leandro Erlich: Port of Reflections at Purchase College’s Neuberger Museum of Art

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art

Ongoing through February 12

FULL STOP: AN EXHIBITION AT THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM. Tom Burckhardt has created a 3D immersive environment filled with the materials of a modern painter toiling in romantic obscurity. This full-scale replica of a mythical artist’s studio, made of cardboard, wood, and glue, is filled with art historical references. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers (914.963.4550; www.hrm.org)

Ongoing through February 26

Notable African Americans of New Rochelle. From powerful civil-rights activists to renowned vocalists, award-winning actors to celebrated sports stars, New Rochelle has been home to a significant number of the country’s leading African Americans.  The remarkable lives of 16 of these late, great residents are celebrated. New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle (914.632.7878; www.nrpl.org)

Ongoing through March 4

NENNE SANGUINETI POGGI: AN ARTIST WITHOUT BORDERS. Explore the works of this painter, mosaicist, writer, and journalist, whose life and career brought her from Northern Italy to East Africa. There, she spent 30 years, working on large-scale public projects, while absorbing African culture, allowing it to permeate her work. Rye Arts Center, Rye (914.967.0700; www.ryeartscenter.org)

Ongoing through May 7

RED GROOMS: THE BLUE AND THE GRAY. Drawing on both the Civil War history of Tennessee and the Hudson River, artist Red Grooms presents compelling scenes from Civil War history, key players in the conflict, as well as under-recognized characters like soldiers and women. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers (914.963.4550; www.hrm.org)

Ongoing through May 14

LINCOLN ON THE HUDSON. Walk through a moment in Westchester’s history in a newly fabricated sculpto-pictorama by artist Red Grooms, inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s sojourn in Peekskill. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers (914.963.4550; www.hrm.org)

Opening February 4

BETWEEN I AND THOU.  Artists from different areas of the globe explore interconnections between the personal, cultural, religious, and national. HVCCA, Peekskill (914.788.0100; www.hvcca.org)

February 5–July 30

LEANDRO ERLICH: PORT OF REFLECTIONS. Argentinian art sensation Leandro Erlich brings an incredible new installation to the Neuberger Museum, in which several boats seem to float upon dark water. Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, Purchase (914.251.6100; www.neuberger.org)

February 12-March 5

THE 34th ANNUAL YOUNG ARTISTS EXHIBITION. Featuring more than 400 artworks by high-school students from over 40 schools across Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess & Fairfield Counties. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah (914.767.2969; www.katonahmuseum.org)

February 25 – May 14

WYETH WONDERLAND. Exhibit of French photographer Josephine Douet, inspired by American painter Andrew Wyeth, of a rural PA region. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers (914.963.4550; www.hrm.org)

February 28 – April 1

Robin Holder, United States of Anxiety, Exhibition. The works in this show combine hand-drawn colored-pencil portraits, digital imaging and large-format archival inkjet printing. Themes include feelings of disquiet, disappointment, and sadness reflected in human faces. Westchester Community College, Peekskill Extension Center (914.606.6262; www.wcc.edu)

 

film

February 4

ONE-EYED JACKS. 1961 classic film starring Marlon Brando as Rio, a man bent on revenge tracks down his nemesis. A moody, thought-provoking film. Jacob Burns Film Ctr, Pleasantville (914.773.7663; www.jacobburnsfilmcenter.org)

February 11

MEEK’S CUTOFF. This celebrated 2010 drama follows three families negotiating the dangers of the Oregon Trail. Jacob Burns Film Ctr, Pleasantville (914.773.7663; www.jacobburnsfilmcenter.org)

February 25

THE OX BOW INCIDENT. This 1943 classic starring Henry Fonda and Harry Morgan is about a posse out to catch a group of men they suspect of murdering a local farmer. Jacob Burns Film Ctr., Pleasantville (914.773.7663; www.jacobburnsfilmcenter.org)

February 28

WILD AT HEART. David Lynch’s touching and surreal masterwork starring Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage won the Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival and tells the story of two lovers on the run from a hitman. The Avon, Stamford (203-967-3660; www.avontheatre.org)

 

music Classical, Jazz & Opera

February 1

PIANOFEST. An extraordinary concert that features the distinguished piano faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester. Downtown Music, White Plains (914.949.0384; www.dtmusic.org)

February 4

TITO PUENTE JR. & HIS ORCHESTRA: GOT MAMBO? Puente’s vibrant mambo and salsa tunes craft the old and new into a mixture of unique sounds. Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill (914.739.0039;
www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

February 5

RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA – AROUND THE WORLD IN 18 STOPS. Comprising some of Russia’s finest young string players, this ensemble has carved a niche under the creative baton of its founder, Misha Rachlevsky. Its warmth and high energy create moving performances of world masterpieces that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played. Westchester Community College, Academics Art Theatre (914.606.6262; www.wcc.edu)

February 8

BRIGHT & SHINY THINGS.  A duo that marries the shining bravura of the operatic stage and the intellectual brilliance of the concert hall, mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert and double bassist Louis Levitt collaborate on an intimate program of works for voice and bass. Downtown Music, White Plains (914.949.0384; www.dtmusic.org)

February 11 - 12

VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS. Hummel: Variations on Ach du lieber Augustin; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major; Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major; Karen Gomyo, violin. Stamford Symphony, Stamford (203.325.1407; www.stamfordsymphony.org) 

February 12

“THAT’S AMORE!” VALENTINE’S CONCERT. Vincent and Emily Ricciardi return to our stage to share some of the most famous love duets and ballads of the 21st Century – from opera, Broadway, jazz, and pop. Ossie Davis Theatre, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle (914.632.7878; www.nrpl.org)

February 12

SOPRANO JULIA BULLOCK. Conducted by Ted Sperling, this renowned singer performs works by Mozart, Bernstein, Gershwin, and more. Westchester Philharmonic, White Plains (914.682.3707; www.weschesterphil.org)

February 14

GILBERTO SANTA ROSA CONCERT. Since launching his career in his native Puerto Rico three decades ago, Santa Rosa’s musical elegance and style has made him one of the most prominent figures on today’s world-music scene. Westchester County Center, White Plains (914.995.4050; www.countycenter.biz/events)

February 15

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION. Scottish organist, Ruaraidh Sutherland, will play Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, as transcribed by Jean Guillou, on the magnificent Guilbault-Therien organ. Downtown Music, White Plains (914.949.0384; www.dtmusic.org)

February 22

Tableau Vivant. Violinist Karen Marie Marmer and pianist Dongsok Shin return with a program designed to draw out the unique sonorities of their period instruments. Downtown Music, White Plains (914.949.0384; www.dtmusic.org)

February 25-26

CHRISTINA BOUEY, VIOLINIST. The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra presents this amazing violinist performing a symphony in b-flat minor, violin concerto, and Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance among others. Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center, Greenwich (203.869.2664; www.greenwichsymphony.org)

February 26

THE HIGHBRIDGE VOICES CHAMBER CHOIR.  Consisting of 60 students in grades 7-12, this premiere touring ensemble sings an average of 10 performances a year. Downtown Music, White Plains (914.949.0384; www.dtmusic.org)

 

music Folk, Rock, and Pop

February 2

CONSTANTINE MAROULIS. American Idol alum and Tony Award nominated star from the Broadway smash hit, Rock of Ages.  Rock out to classic jams, as well as songs from his
upcoming album in this exciting new show! The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795;www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

February 3

RUBBER SOUL. This Beatles tribute band provides a satisfying repertoire of Fab Four classics performing iconic favorites to deep album cuts. Towne Crier Café, Beacon (845.855.1300; www.townecrier.com)

February 3

THE SUBDUDES. This New Orleans group performs meaty grooves, jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy-vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck (914.698.0098; www.emelin.org)

February 4

6 GUITARS. A blend of music, comedy, and characters. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes six different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style. White Plains Performing Arts Ctr, White Plains (914.328.1600; www.wppac.com)

February 4

RAILROAD EARTH. A six-member acoustic string band playing rock music with a bluegrass and country influence. The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester (914.937.4126; www.thecapitoltheatre.com)

February 10

BOBBY HARDEN & SOUL PURPOSE. The influence of traditional R&B and soul recordings are brought to life with material that is fresh and songs that command you to listen again and again. Turning Point, Piermont (845.359.1089; www.turningpointcafe.com)

February 11

THE ASSOCIATION.  One of the most successful bands to come out of the ’60s. Hits include, “Cherish” and “Never My Love.” Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill (914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

February 14

THE COMMODORES. For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. With hits like “Brick House,” “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady,” “Sail On,” and many others, they literally moved an entire generation. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

February 15

JOHN FOGERTY. The legendary lead singer of The Creedence Clearwater Revival takes to the stage for a rare area performance. The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester (914.937.4126; www.thecapitoltheatre.com)

February 16

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE. Grammy-nominated New Orleans native Trombone Shorty fronts this funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester (914.937.4126; www.thecapitoltheatre.com)

February 16

MACEO PARKER. This renowned saxophonist embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can, transporting audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown (914.631.3390; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

February 17

SHA NA NA. Doo-wop legends share their love of the genre in a dynamic theatrical performance sure to please. Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill (914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

February 17

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER. A constantly inventive bluegrass musician and performer and a longtime Emelin favorite. This Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee has won seven consecutive IBMA Vocal Group of the Year awards, as well as multiple Grammy nominations. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck (914.698.0098; www.emelin.org)

February 17

THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD. America’s #1 Pink Floyd tribute band has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd. They’re back for another show that is sure to sellout - performing all of Pink Floyd’s hits! Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

February 17

LET IT BE! A CELEBRATION OF BEATLES MUSIC. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings. Jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits, with gorgeous lighting and video production. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown (914.631.3390; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

February 18

ANDERS OSBORNE. His bluesy, long-awaited album Spacedust & Ocean Views offers up graceful songwriting and signature guitar work. The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester (914.937.4126; www.thecapitoltheatre.com)

February 25

BLUE OYSTER CULT. Rising from the 1970s ashes to become one of the nation’s seminal hard-rock ensembles, they continue to tour hard and loud. Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill (914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

February 26

MILESTONE NEGRO SPIRITUALS UNTIL THE CIVIL WAR: WHEN FOLKSONGS BRING FREEDOM.” In this family-friendly concert, renowned bassist Hilliard Green will perform an interactive show that traces the role of spirituals and folk songs in the struggle for freedom from slavery. Ossie Davis Theatre, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle (914.632.7878; www.nrpl.org)

February 26

AL DIMEOLA’S ELEGANT GYPSY 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR.  Released in 1977, Elegant Gypsy was the follow-up album to DiMeola’s debut release. The distinctive music is a fusion of jazz and rock. Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill (914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

 

dance

February 4

ANNUAL STEP SHOW 2. Hosted by the 100 Black Men of Stamford, this Step Show dance is creatively choreographed and promotes the principles of teamwork and discipline. The event will feature teams from Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma. Palace Theatre, Stamford (203.325.4466; www.palacestamford.org)

February 4

JOE CROOKSTON IMAGINE NATION. A multimedia night of sublime orchestral folk, painting and video art, Acrolette dance, wine, and food. Irvington Town Hall Theatre, Irvington (914.591.6602; www.irvingtontheatre.com) 

February 5

BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: SWAN LAKE. A classical ballet of ultimate beauty and an unparalleled score of perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877.  (Encore recording from Jan. 25). The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

February 16

ROCKIN’ ROAD TO DUBLIN. A new sensation that is a fusion of rock and Irish step dancing. Created by World Champion Irish dancer Scott Doherty and veteran Celtic rock musician Christ Smith, Rockin’ is the new Irish dance phenomenon, combining of traditional Gaelic music with rock music and extraordinary dancing.  Palace Theatre, Stamford (203.325.4466; www.palacestamford.org)

February 25

DANCIN’ BROADWAY. A multimedia extravaganza featuring leading Broadway dancers and vocalists performing live onstage with a band in the styles of Broadway’s most sensational show-off dances of the past century. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

 

theater

February 2-3

INTO THE WOODS. A Tony Award-winning musical classic, this witty and wildly theatrical reinvention of Little Red Riding Hood has been mounted with boundless imagination and dazzling songs such as “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone.” Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase (914.251.6200; www.artscenter.org) 

February 2-March 19

A NEW MUSICAL BEACH PARTY! The sixties girl group The Bikinis are bringing back the sun, fun, and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. These Jersey girls relive their heyday in a nonstop celebration of song with over 30 hits like, “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “The Twist,” and “Heat Wave.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford (914.592.2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com)

February 4 

PILOBOLUS IN SHADOWLAND. Both intensely dramatic and comedic, Shadowland is part shadow act, part dance, part circus, and part concert. This unique partnership between Pilobolus, in collaboration with Steven Banks, is driven by a rhythmic score by popular American musician, producer, and film composer David Poe. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT (203.254.4010; www.quickcenter.fairfield.edu)

February 6

I HAVE A DREAM.  Presented by the Paramount Hudson Valley Arts. The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential civil-rights leaders of America. Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill (914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

February 10-19

Axial Theatre presents: Twisted Valentines.  An evening of non-Hallmark one-acts in honor of Valentine’s Day.  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Pleasantville (914.286.7680; www.axialtheatre.org)

February 11

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS. In this freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s classic, true comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip ’60s looks for something new and different but ends up finding himself in the same situation again and again! Westchester Community College, Walnut Street Theatre. (914.606.6262; www.wcc.edu)

February 25

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN. A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. Affectionate nudging between audience members occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. Palace Theatre, Stamford (203.325.4466; www.palacestamford.org)

February 27

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD: AMADEUS. Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT (203.254.4010; www.quickcenter.fairfield.edu)

 

family

February 3

MICHAEL CARBONARO LIVE! Michael Carbonaro has performed over five hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect on truTV. Now, Michael Carbonaro is taking his show on the road. Palace Theatre, Stamford (203.325.4466; www.palacestamford.org)

February 4,5,12,19,25,26: 

WINTER WOLVES. Visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for wolf packs. The conservation center teaches about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and our role in protecting their future. Must preregister online. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem 914.763.2373; www.nywolf.org.

February 5 – 6

THE ORIGINAL HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. The Harlem Globetrotters are an extraordinary exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy. A wonderful family-fun event that has entertained crowds for many decades. Westchester County Center, White Plains. 914.995.4050; www.countycenter.biz/events

February 9

ILLUSIONIST MAT FRANCO. This America’s Got Talent winner takes an innovative approach to magic making that’s driven by pure joy with a humor-laced performance. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

February 11

VALENTINE’S DAY LED LIGHT-UP FASHION.  Led by Nicole Zahour, this event allows kids ages 9–12 to create a funky pin or hair barrette that lights up with LED lights! Includes all supplies. Rye Arts Center, Rye (914.967.0700; www.ryeartscenter.org)

February 11

Teddy Bear Tea Party.  B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bear) to a very special tea for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a variety of tea-time treats and sweets; delight in an enchanting tale from Acting Out with Ms. Karen; and bring home your own Valentine surprise! And don’t forget to dress up your teddy bears in their favorite party outfits. For ages 3 and up. Preregistration required. Space is limited. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford (203.977.6521; www.stamfordmuseum.org)

February 18

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE! IN FAMILY MATTERS.  Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this delightful musical brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling and fun theatrical experience (officially approved by the authors themselves)! As always, Bear Country is not without its complications but thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. In the end, it becomes clear to each of the Berenstain Bears that what truly matters is family. Ages 4+. Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mamaroneck (914.698.0098; www.emelin.org/event/family/berenstain-bears-live-family-matters)

February 18 – 19

THE ROYAL HANNAFORD CIRCUS. A touring family circus with origins dating back to 1690, it has been called the oldest circus in the world. The Hannaford family first performed as a traveling troupe in 1807. In 1903, the family began its own circus as the “Hanneford Royal Canadian Circus” and in their early seasons toured the British Isles. Westchester County Center, White Plains (914.995.4050; www.countycenter.biz/events)

February 19

MR. FISH FANTASTIC FORCES. The law of gravity says, “Everything that goes up must come down.” However, when things start spinning, everything changes. A madcap plate spinning routine makes the audience laughs so much, they will never forget the importance of the center of gravity. Audience learns how to do many of the circus skills shown in this program, including balancing, rope spinning, magic, and more. Palace Theatre, Stamford (203.325.4466; www.palacestamford.org)

February 19 

DISNEY’S CHOO-CHOO SOUL WITH GENEVIEVE! Genevieve is the hippest of all singing train conductors, and with DC, her beat-boxing, break-dancing railroad engineer, she brings a show full of the ABCs, 1-2-3s, and Disney songs covered with catchy beats. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown (914.631.3390; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

February 20

WINTER BREAK-OUT DAY: WHAT’S UP?  Discover what is up in nature in midwinter! At the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, you can learn how to make maple syrup in their sugarhouse, investigate the science behind catapults as they launch projectiles into the air, make your own mini-catapult or recycled bird feeder, or explore the winter constellations in their planetarium as just some of the great things to do there. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford (203.977.6521; www.stamfordmuseum.org)

February 24 

Live Performance for the Younger Set: Singer, Songwriter & Entertainer Zev Haber. One of our favorite children’s performers returns for another upbeat performance of funny stories, silly songs, and rousing audience participation.  For kids ages 3–7 yrs with an adult. New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle (914.632.7878;www.nrpl.org)

February 25

BUBBLE TROUBLE. Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble show as he juggles, sculpts, and builds with bubbles, mixing comedy and music. White Plains Performing Arts Ctr., White Plains (914.328.1600; www.wppac.com) 

 

special events

February 2

Loosen up and Paint: A BYOB Night Out! Enjoy a 21-and-over BYOB evening of self-expression through paint. Workshop will start with a simple still-life and progress from there. Participants will be encouraged to work at their own pace, and in their own style. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Rye Arts Center, Rye (914.967.0700;
www.ryeartscenter.org)

February 18 

AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO.  In this special evening of music and stories, icon Rita Moreno will sing her favorites from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and more!  The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

February 19

EXTREME MAPLE SYRUP. See what's behind a maple syrup operation and help with some of the daily tasks that go into turning sap into syrup. Help collect sap and measure how much sugar is in it, learn to use an auger to drill tap holes, tour the sugar bush, and more! The program ends with a special treat featuring the SM&NC’s very own maple syrup! Limited enrollment. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford (203.977.6521; www.stamfordmuseum.org)

 

lectures & readings

February 7

SCIENCE LECTURE: FROM MOLECULES TO MASS EXTINCTION. Dr. Jessica Whiteside will present a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs.  Bruce Museum, Greenwich (203.413.6757; www.brucemuseum.org)

February 8

Energy: Climate Culprit to Atmosphere Hero. A presentation on the future of energy systems, highlighting renewable sources of energy from the sun to the wind.  Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale (914.723.3470; www.greenburghnaturecenter.org)

February 23

BOOK DISCUSSION: CHARLES DICKENS’ BLEAK HOUSE. This book forum offers an opportunity to encounter classic and modern literature in company with interested readers from the college and the community. Along with the works themselves, discussions focus on issues of context and interpretation. Westchester Community College, Gateway Center (914.606.6262; www.wcc.edu)

February 27

MONDAY MORNING LECTURE SERIES: ARTIST MARY CASSATT. Laura Dickey Corey, PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, will lecture on Mary Cassatt’s continuing ties to the US in her art, life, and art advising. Bruce Museum, Greenwich (203.413.6757; www.brucemuseum.org)

 

comedy

February 10

OPEN MIC.  Not your typical open mic. Featuring acoustic musicians with original compilations.  The Purple Crayon, Hastings (914.231.9077; www.purpl.org)

February 10

QUIEN TE MANDA. Stand-up comedy performance in Spanglish featuring YouTube sensation Elizardi Castro. White Plains Performing Arts Ctr, White Plains (914.328.1600; www.wppac.com)

February 18

THE IRISH COMEDY TOUR.  This funny comedy tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. These clever Irish comedians from the Emerald Isle include: Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy, Damon Leibert, and Derek Keane. Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill (914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

February 23

HOWIE MANDEL. For more than 30 years Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business. Get ready to laugh as he brings his standup to The Playhouse stage! The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.com)

 

galas & benefits 

February 25

FARM-TO-TABLE SUPPER.  In correlation with the exhibition, “Powerful yet Fragile: Connecticut’s Waterways,” this farm-to-table dining experience in the elegant setting of the Bendel Mansion features the cuisine of Executive Chef Carlos Baez of The Spread. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford (203.977.6521; www.stamfordmuseum.org) 

 

 

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