Westchester’s Best Events, Outings, Concerts, And Comedy In September

Articles Editor Marisa LaScala’s favorite reasons to get out of the house this month.


Published:

Sept 12 - Nov 14

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We mostly know New Rochelle artist Charles Fazzino for his 3D, pop-art representations of major local landmarks like Broadway and Times Square. But New York isn’t the only place to get the Fazzino treatment. See his take on Italy in Art & Perception at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe. The exhibition focuses on local artists of Italian descent, including Fazzino, Rosemarie Cherundolo, Hank Rondina, Eleanora Grace, and B.A. D’Alessandro.

Sept 20

Funny Girl

It’s rare that you find a stand-up comic with the longevity of Paula Poundstone. In a comedy landscape where what makes us laugh changes by the minute, Poundstone’s been at it for three decades—and is only getting better. How? The name of her most recent comedy album says it best: I Heart Jokes. If you haven’t heard her tell them as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me (or on her TV stand-up specials, or on Late Night with Craig Ferguson, or on her Twitter…), you can hear her do them on stage at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Sept 19

Ciao, Béla

Banjo virtuoso (yes, that’s a thing) Béla Fleck makes frequent stops in Westchester, but no two performances are ever the same. Sometimes he comes with a jazz combo; sometimes he performs with an African ensemble. This time, when he stops by Caramoor in Katonah, he’ll have the string quartet Brooklyn Rider in tow, and together they’ll perform a mixture of American roots and classical music.

Sept 6

The Dude Abides

When an actor forms a vanity band and tries to sing, it usually elicits a deserved eye roll. But The Giver star Jeff Bridges is actuallu a talented musician, as his performance in Crazy Heart can attest—and it’s Crazy Heart-style, country-tinged music that he’ll play when his band, Jeff Bridges and the Abiders, comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse

Sept 27

You Be the Judge

If you’ve ever seen a judges’ panel at a film festival like Cannes or Sundance and thought, “I can do that,” well, now, you can. The Manhattan Short film festival screens short films all over the world—including the Irvington Town Hall Theater—and viewers can vote for the winners. Test your film-critic powers and see if you can predict the future Oscar nominees.

Sept 12

WWEstchester

Go ahead, admit it: Professional wrestling is your guilty pleasure. Well, maybe you won’t feel so sheepish about watching if you gather with other fans for WWE Live at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Superstars like John Cena—the one current wrestler even your non-fan friends have probably heard of—Bray Wyatt, Sheamus, The Usos, Kane, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan are scheduled to appear. 

Aug 30 - Sept 21

Stalkers

The Hudson Valley may be renowned for its apples, but that doesn’t mean that corn shouldn’t have its turn in the spotlight. Historic Hudson Valley celebrates all things corny with the CORNucopia festival at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. There, you can show off your farming skills at a corn-husking race, play corn-themed carnival games, design your own scarecrow, and send your kids to get lost in a mini maize maze. Don’t leave without taking home some goodies, like flavored popcorn or corn bread. 

 

 

 

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