8 of the Coolest Things to Do in Westchester This November
Our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month.
On the Rise
Young prodigies will take the stage to shine during Caramoor’s annual Evnin Rising Stars. Pamela Frank leads the program in her 11th year as artistic director and will be joined by distinguished artists David Shifrin and Peter Wiley to present a cross-section of some of the region’s most gifted young performers. The evening provides a rare opportunity to witness the next generation of talented musicians.
Laurie Frick, Processing Interface detail, The People Around You2
Nov 3 - Jan 25
The Art of Information
Regional artists are bringing awareness to global and local issues through the use of visual data in a new exhibit presented by ArtsWestchester. Dataism will touch on topics such as urbanization, surveillance, financial markets, and many others by way of incredible art formed through the manipulation of raw information. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, this forward-thinking exhibit also features related workshops for area youths.
Nov 5 - Nov 23
Notorious womanizer Don Juan takes the stage when Moliere’s darkly funny eponymous comedy comes to the Westport Country Playhouse. Watch the antihero swagger down a path of self-destruction until he is ultimately forced to confront his unruly ways in this translation and adaptation by Brendan Pelsue.
A Dance With Dorrance
Tap, shimmy, and shake your way to the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College to experience the cutting-edge choreography of the Dorrance Dance Company. The group is known for combining skill, inventiveness, and unusual sounds to create boundary-pushing performances of American tap dance.
What do six Grammys, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, and an awe-inspiring discography have in common? They are all on the CV of iconic guitarist Buddy Guy. Called “the best guitar player alive” by Eric Clapton and an inspiration to artists from Jimi Hendrix to The Rolling Stones, Guy is coming to Tarrytown Music Hall for a night of incomparable string theory.
The Chosen One
With five Grammy nominations, as well as an Emmy nod for her work on the hit show 30 Rock, Margaret Cho remains an entertainment mainstay. The acclaimed comic has published books, worked in fashion design, and starred in her own sitcom, not including a fleet of appearances in films, TV shows, and on stages across the country. This month, local audiences have the chance to see the Friendsgiving star in the flesh at The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Grab your umbrellas and float over to a screening of Mary Poppins at The Jacob Burns Film Center. This Disney classic, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, follows the charming misadventures of a magical nanny as she bonds with her charges. Revisit the Banks’ family children as they learn to pronounce ultra-long words and take their medicine with a spoonful of sugar.
Audiences are invited to sit back, relax, and laugh hysterically as British national treasure John Cleese comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Fans of the famed funnyman won’t want to miss hilarious stories about his life and career, including tales from Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, and several other sidesplitting films.