These are the 7 Best Events Happening in November
Our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month.
Nov. 2 — The Fairer Sax
Kenny G and his saxophone are practically synonymous with holiday spirit. And while November might feel a little early for yuletide cheer, this concert is aimed at getting you in the mood as the air turns crisp and calendars fill with family affairs. Having sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and boasting seven top-10 hits, Kenny G will perform several of his greatest hits, as well as a selection of songs from his bestselling record Miracles: The Holiday Album. An Italian-wine tasting and an art exhibition will precede the cozy affair at The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Nov. 3-5 — Hair and Now
The winner of eight Tony Awards, Hairspray gives new meaning to the word camp. John Waters’ family-friendly romp follows the spunky, plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad, whose only wish in life is to dance on her favorite TV show. What ensues is a story about inner strength, responsibility, and utterly out-there hairdos. This month, the merry musical will hit the White Plains Performing Arts Center, where lovers of all things kitsch can get their fill during this production.
Nov. 4 — Roll Over Beethoven
When the Symphony of Westchester takes the stage, local lovers of classical music come running. This month, the acclaimed assemblage of area musicians will be performing an all-Beethoven program, including Egmont Overture no. 1, Piano Concerto No. 1, and Symphony No. 4 in B major. The symphony will be led by Alon Goldstein, one of the most celebrated pianists working today and winner of the Arianne Katcz Piano Competition, as well as the 2004 Salon Di Virtuosi Career Grant. Goldstein and the symphony will present a fitting tribute to a true titan of classical music during this long-awaited autumn performance at the Westport Arts Center.
Nov. 5 — Renaissance Woman
Tamar Ettun, star of the Katonah Museum of Art’s upcoming performance, has more than a few tricks up her sleeve. A Yale grad and winner of the Alice English Kimball Fellowship, Ettun was born in Jerusalem and is the founding director of avant-garde performance group The Moving Company. This month, Ettun will present a 45-minute performance at the museum, in which dance, inflatables, sounds, and vibrant colors combine to create a wholly unique experience.
Nov. 11 — The Old Guard
There are more comedians than you can shake a stick at today, but when Jackie Mason first hit the stage, standup was a new frontier. A veritable forefather of contemporary comedy, Mason has been cracking wise since 1955, when the comedian first showed up in Manhattan clubs. He was soon appearing on virtually every late-night program, from The Tonight Show to The Ed Sullivan Show, and appeared in feature films like The Jerk en route to taking home Tony, Emmy, and Critics Circle awards. Catch the legendary funnyman this month at the Tarrytown Music Hall, where he will present an evening of his world-class laughs.
Courtesy of the Jacob Burns Film Center
Nov. 14 — Hermitage
When Albert and David Maysles’ unlikely film about two reclusive women debuted in 1977, few thought it would become one of the most influential documentaries ever made. At once probing, touching, and wholly strange, Grey Gardens delves into the lives of Big and Little Edith Beal, a mother and daughter who went from New York City socialites to living in poverty at a ruined East Hampton mansion. Experience the Maysles’ unflinching dive into the lives of two cousins of Jackie Onassis this month at the Jacob Burns Film Center.
Nov. 18 — Dream Police
Rock ’n’ roll legends seem to rumble through our county pretty often, but Cheap Trick is something special. These Grammy-winning rockers have released more than 17 full-length albums, selling millions of copies and earning an army of fans in the process. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees known for hits “Dream Police” and “I Want You to Want Me” will be touching down at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester this month. Buy tickets in advance, since these famed rockers are known for selling out stadiums.