8 of the Best Things to Do in Westchester in January

Our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month.


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January 4

Laugh Master

Catch Grammy-nominated funnyman and author Bobby Collins at the Tarrytown Music Hall this month for a night of comedy commiserating about the human experience. With hundreds of performances across the country under his belt, including a standup act at the White House, Collins’ talent for cracking wise will likely leave comedy fans gasping for air.

 


Photo courtesy of the Palace Stamford

January 6

The Young and the Graceful

Calling all dance lovers. The Palace Stamford is hosting a Young Choreographers Festival this month, giving students a chance to create their own expressive dances and showcase their artistic talent. Fourteen choreographers, between the ages of 13 and 18, will showcase dancers performing their tap, contemporary ballet, jazz, and modern pieces.

 


Photo by Mary Alice Franklin

January 10

Happy Hour 2.0

Looking for a great place to hold that hot date or maybe just somewhere to unwind with colleagues? Stop by ArtsWestchester’s Gallery Nite Out: Craft Beer and Brushstrokes for a twist on the classic sip and paint night. Sample beer from Diner Brew Co. and enjoy a few light bites while taking lessons from a teaching artist all in ArtsWestchester’s White Plains space. A warning to all would-be artists:  Seating is on a limited first-come, first-served basis.

 

January 11

Rock Royalty

Power-pop Icons The Smithereens will take the stage alongside Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms for an evening of music at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Known for hits like “A Girl Like You” and “Blood and Roses,” the Jersey-based band is one of the top pop groups to emerge from the 1980s.

 

January 12th

Movie Magic

Kick-start the New Year by reliving the magic of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during this whimsical evening. The Jacob Burns Film Center’s screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be followed by a Reel Talk discussion with the theater’s Kids Film Programmer, Emily Ohara. It all amounts to one magical night of broomsticks, Quidditch, and butter beer.

 


Off The Grid, Dorothy Robinson 36 x 36, oil on canvas, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

January 18 - March 23

Toxic Shock

This month, The Pelham Art Center will showcase a fascinating collection of sculptures, paintings, and mixed-media work examining the subjects of toxicity, nature, and the potential for regeneration. HyperAccumulators is a group exhibition inspired by flora and fauna capable of thriving in polluted soils. Heavy in color, materials, and surface texture, the works have been curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock and Elizabeth Saperstein.

 


Photo by Gregg Cestaro

January 19

Big Latin

Time to heat up winter in Westchester. Latin-pop sensation and nine-time Austin Music Award winner Gina Chavez is taking the stage for a night of energetic music at The Performing Arts Center in Purchase. Spend the evening experiencing Chavez’s bilingual hits, which blend such disparate genres as bossa nova, reggae, folk, and vintage pop.

 

January 26

Animal Magnetism

Puppets, lights, and color bring The Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites to life onstage this month at The Tarrytown Music Hall. Family members of all ages are invited to watch as characters Little Cloud and Mixed-Up Chameleon follow the Very Hungry Caterpillar on an adventure through the zoo and in the process learn the lesson of self-acceptance.

 

 

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