The 7 Best Things to Do in Westchester This November
Our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month.
Photo by Ross Mantle
Thru Jan 19th
Textile artist Helena Hernmarck is known for weaving a wealth of disparate concepts into her incredible art. In this combination of exhibit and installation at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the acclaimed artist manages to sew herself into the show. Helena Hernmarck: Weaving in Progress features an incredible array of works, along with the artist herself, who will be in residence at the museum through January 19, creating new pieces alongside an apprentice in the gallery space three days a week.
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Now that beloved TBS host Conan O’Brien has set up shop in LA, it might seem a stretch to see the funnyman in the flesh. No need to fret, since the former SNL and Simpsons writer has hit the road with his new show, Conan & Friends. O’Brien will be joined onstage at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre for a night of stories and standup by acclaimed comedians Flula Borg, Rory Scovel, James Veitch, and Marina Franklin.
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Ring in a new season of sensational classical music with the Westchester Symphonic Winds during this lighthearted concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall. The widely acclaimed, community-based, 60-piece wind-and-percussion ensemble will celebrate 31 years of success with performances of works by Steven Danyew, Rossano Gallante, and Michael Schelle.
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It seems there are some songs that never go out of style, and “Africa” is undoubtedly one of them. The top-five megahit from the multi-Platinum rock icons Toto remains a mainstay on many Millennials’ playlists and, this month, you can see why the Grammy-winning band has managed to stay perennially relevant during a performance celebrating four decades of touring at The Ridgefield Playhouse.
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If the idea of a mopey clown who sings somber renditions of rock hits doesn’t sound like a good time, you probably haven’t heard of Puddles Pity Party. Blending comedy, surrealism, and well-known songs, this America’s Got Talent sensation is known for putting on a truly unique show that has drawn hundreds of thousands of social media followers and more than 120 million views on YouTube. Stop by the Tarrytown Music Hall this month to see why Puddles is one popular performer.
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Truth or Deer
One of the most celebrated films of the ’70s, multiple Academy Award winner The Deer Hunter arrives at Pleasantville’s Jacob Burns Film Center this month. Boasting an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken, the groundbreaking film follows group of friends whose lives are forever altered by the horrors of the Vietnam War.
Join celebrated Doo Wop legend Ronnie Spector with her band, The Ronettes, during this festive multimedia show. At Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes: Best Christmas Party Ever, local audiences can enjoy a host of ’60s-inspired holiday songs, along with some of Spector’s own widely recognized hits onstage this month at The Ridgefield Playhouse.