daily events calendar – spring

Spring into the season with our daily calendar. Plan ahead, mark your calendars, buy tickets as needed. Confirm all dates and times before heading out. And, of course, enjoy all that our community and surroundings have to offer!

MARCH 6: 1PM
SENIOR AFTERNOON CINEMA
The Midwife: Featuring two of French cinema’s biggest stars, this drama follows Claire, a midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve) the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. When Béatrice learns her health is failing, she goes in search of Claire hoping to make amends. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville; 914.747.5555; burnsfilmcenter.org

MARCH 7: 12:10PM
CHAMBER MUSIC WITH THE PHIL
Eugene Moye on cello. Presented in association with Downtown Music at Grace. Grace Church, 33 Church St., White Plains. 914-949-0384; dtmusic.org

MARCH 16: 8PM
MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER
IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland was a child prodigy who performed at the Grand Ole Opry with Alison Krauss at the age of 13. His fire and finesse has since earned him a place as one of the most important fiddle players in bluegrass history. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

MARCH 16: 8PM
AN EVENING WITH THE CELEBRITY HOUSEWIVES
Grab a glass of Pinot or Chianti and hang out with Teresa Guidice, Brandi Glanville and Carole Radziwill for an intimate chat. Hosted by WFSB’s Scot Haney, the evening will include an interview followed by an audience Q&A. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MARCH 16: 8PM
IRISH COMEDY TOUR
The party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. Audiences love their tales about the holidays, dating a stripper and more. Paramount Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

 

MARCH 17: 10AM-1PM
MOUNTED FERNS
Add a touch of majesty to your home! Mount a staghorn fern with sphagnum moss onto a wooden board for a living work of art. You’ll also learn how to properly care for your fern so it will thrive indoors all year long. Please bring an apron. NY Botanical Garden, Midtown Center, 20 W. 44th St.; 800-322-6924; nybg.org

MARCH 18: 4PM
ACROBATS OF CHINA
In acts that often trace their origin to the harvest festivals of more than 2,000 years ago, this youthful and graceful company enthralls audiences with a range of demanding performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and constituting a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition. From jugglers to the comic knife throwers and the bicyclist who finishes by piling about 10 of his colleagues aboard his vehicle. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MARCH 22: 3PM
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE’S JULIUS CAESAR
The William Shakespeare production broadcast live! Caesar (David Calder, The Lost City of Z) returns home in triumph and is greeted by joyous throngs. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down, civil war erupts, and all is chaos. Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville; 914.747.5555; burnsfilmcenter.org

MARCH 22: 7:30PM
DISCOVER HIDDEN FLORENCE
Come join us and learn everything about Florence! Florence is full of rich art and architecture and there is so much to learn about this gorgeous city! Presented by Linda Sassano Higgins, a Nationally Licensed Italian Tour Guide.Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe; 914-771-8700; wiccny.org

MARCH 23: 8PM
ORPHEUS CHAMBER MUSIC
The Courage to Create, a program of works by Schubert and Prokofiev, featuring violinist Lisa Batiashvili. The Concert Hall- Performing Arts Center Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

MARCH 23: 8PM
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
From Annie to Phantom to Wicked, this satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of the songs you know and madcap impressions by a stellar cast! Newer spoofs include Hamilton, Book of Mormon and Once. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd flr, White Plains. 914-328-1600; wppac.com

MARCH 24: 8PM
JAY AND THE AMERICANS
It’s a night of American Rock and Roll! With 3 original members, Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, and the powerhouse lead of Jay Reincke, they will perform all their hits! Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MARCH 28: 6:30PM
DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE
This engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Auditorium; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

MARCH 31: 8PM
RUBBERBANDANCE GROUP
A meeting between classical ballet and 1990s west coast hip hop, the dance group has been redrawing the boundaries of contemporary dance. Performing Arts Center Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

APRIL 2: 8:30-9:30AM
BIRD WALK
See what birds call Muscoot Farm home. Hike will be led by Anne Swaim of the Saw Mill River Audubon. Dress warmly. Muscoot Farm, 51 NY-100, Katonah; 914-864-7282; muscootfarm.org

APRIL 2: 7-9PM
OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS
Provides support to individuals suffering from osteoporosis as well as information to those interested in learning ways to decrease their risk of their disease. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-725-5229 or susanisworking@hotmail.com; burke.org/community/community-calendar

APRIL 6: 8PM
JB SMOOVE
Raised in Mt. Vernon, Smoove is a writer, comedian, actor who entertains with his unique brand of comedic funk. He’s also known for his role on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Paramount Theater, Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

APRIL 7: 8PM
ROBYN HITCHCOCK
One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers, Hitchcock is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan. He founded the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, has recorded more than 20 albums and starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 914-591-6602; irvingtontheater.com

APRIL 8: 4PM
EDWARD ARRON & JEEWON PARK
Cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park bring their passion, inventiveness and dazzling technique to the works of Beethoven, Piazzola, Granados and Franck. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 8: 3PM
WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC: ETERNAL SPRING
Edgar Meyer, Double Bass – Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument.” Bach, Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1; Bottesini, Concerto No. 2; Mozart, Serenade in C minor; Meyer, Concerto in D. The Concert Hall- Performing Arts Center Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 914-682-3707; westchesterphil.org

APRIL 9
CIRQUE ZIVA
World-class cirque spectacular from the internationally renowned touring troop: The Golden Dragon Acrobats. From coast to coast, the spectacular athleticism and artistry of this elite group of acrobats have been receiving standing ovations from audiences of all ages. Cirque Zíva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

APRIL 12: 7PM
BOLSHOI BALLET: GISELLE
Movie in HD: When Giselle learns her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death.Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

APRIL 12: 7PM
FILM: NUOVMONDO
Golden Door: Story of a Sicilian farmer who emigrates to America with his family. Along the way he meets Lucy, and from there his destiny will be forever changed. Discover the hopeful and tough journey across the Atlantic that many of our relatives may have endured. Movie is in Italian with English subtitles. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe; 914-771-8700; wiccny.org

APRIL 14: 8PM
AN EVENING WITH BEBE NEUWIRTH
From her Broadway debut in A Chorus Line to Chicago, Cheers, Frasier and now Madame Secretary, Neuwirth’s career has been distinguished in theatre, television and film. In this special performance, “Stories With Piano,” she and accompanist Scott Cady performed a collection of musical tales.Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

APRIL 14-15
SILVER SCREEN SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL
A two day celebration of the most iconic sports movies of the past five decades. Slap Shot with Paul Newman and after show Q&A with all three Hanson Brothers. Caddyshack with Bill Murray. Rocky and after show with “Uncle Paulie,” Burt Young.Then the underdog tale of small and not very athletic Rudy. Major League with Corbin Bernsen after the show. Tarrytown Musical Hall; 877-840-0457; tarrytownmusichall.org

APRIL 15: NOON-5PM
ISRAEL TURNS 70
Pay tribute to the great achievements of our Jewish homeland and will include a variety of exhibits, speakers, interactive workshops, performances, children’s activities, and great food. Schechter Upper School, 555 W. Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale. Westchester Jewish Council; 914-328-7001 or helene@wjcouncil.org; westchesterisraelat70.com

APRIL 15: 2PM
MET OPERA ENCORE: VERDE
Movie in HD: Plácido Domingo adds this rarely performed Verdi gem to the Met lineup, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

APRIL 17: 6:30PM
ADULT COOKING CLASS: ARACINI e ZABAGLIONE
Nothing is more fun than biting into an arancino, a rice ball stuffed with savory delights such as meat sauce, mozzarella, and peas. To top it off, we will make an easy decadent dessert, zabaglione, custard cream with fresh fruit, sure to please the most discerning dessert fanatic! You will take home the arancini you make. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe; 914-771-8700; wiccny.org

APRIL 17
LIVE FROM NASHVILLE
This incredible theatrical production brings phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork and top-flight vocals to the theater in a trip through some of Country’s greatest music—songs brought to life by Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton to country rockers like The Eagles, Brooks & Dunn and Garth Brooks, and including today’s hits from stars like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum.Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

APRIL 19: 8PM
PAUL ANKA
Sing along as this pop heartthrob swings through his classic hits – “Diana,” “You Are My Destiny,” “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Having My Baby,” “Puppy Love” – the list goes on and on. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

APRIL 20: 8PM
DAVID BROMBERG QUINTENT
It all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 21: 8PM
DANCE OFF THE GRID: BESSIE
Join the Emelin and Dance/NYC for a special evening featuring the award winning, outstanding and groundbreaking creative work by three independent NYC dance artists. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 25: 10:30AM
WELLNESS FORUM
Area professionals discuss various topics on vital aging. Holistic wellness coach, memoir writing, home redesign. Scarsdale Girl Scout House, Wayside Lane, Scarsdale. For more details contact Maryellen Saenger, LMHC at Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service, 914-723-3281, or msaengersfcsinc.org

APRIL 28: 8PM
BIG BAND DANCE PARTY
Get ready to swing as Jon Faddis conducts the Purchase Jazz Orchestra and special guest artists. Performing Arts Center Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

APRIL 28: 8PM
DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER BIG BAND
The authentic orchestra is dedicated to the legacy of the composer, lyricist, bandleader, performer, artist, and writer Duke Ellington. The band performs concerts that are both uniquely American and, in the spirit of Duke, appealingly universal. The orchestra will be joined on stage by a company of dancers. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 29: 4PM
MUSIC FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS
Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Haydn’s Te Deum in C, and Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary. Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale. 914-725-1678; newchoralsociety.org

MAY 2: 12:10PM
CHAMBER MUSIC WITH THE PHIL
Robert Chausow, violin; Roberta Cooper, cello; Eleonor Bindman, piano. Performing Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2. Presented in association with Downtown Music at Grace. Grace Church, White Plains. 914-949-0384; dtmusic.org

MAY 3: 8PM
THE ILLUSIONISTS
Showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org

MAY 4-6
SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST
In its 33rd year! 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate, offering one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation and weddings during the stunning spring blossom season. Enjoy gourmet foods and concessions, hands-on craft demonstrations, tours of the Lyndhurst mansion (add’l cost) and more! 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481; lyndhurst.org

MAY 5: 8PM
SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER
All Romantic Music Program featuring Tessa Lark. Rossini – William Tell Overture, Elgar – Introduction and Allegro, Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto, op. 35 in D Major, Tessa Lark, soloist. Iona College Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. 914-654-4926; thesymphonyofwestchester.org

MAY 5: 8PM
JESSICA LANG DANCE
Lang will present the world premiere of a brand new work, developed on the Purchase campus and set to the music of Tony Bennett. Performing Arts Center Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

MAY 8
EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE
The Zmed Brothers bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the stage. The Zmed brothers, Zachary and Dylan, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

MAY 12-13: 10AM-6PM
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND GARDEN PARTY
The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch with mom and enjoy all of these special activities. NY Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx; 718-817-8700; nybg.org

MAY 12: 8PM
DANCE OFF THE GRID: FINALE
Join us for the exciting finale of another great season of world-class dance at the Emelin with the amazing tap of Felipe Galganni and two additional companies to be announced. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

MAY 13: 7PM
ARLO GUTHRIE
Iconic folk singer Arlo Guthrie and his children Abe and Sarah Lee perform the music of three generations of Guthries in this celebration of an iconic American music-making family. Tarrytown Musical Hall; 877-840-0457; tarrytownmusichall.org

MAY 15, 16 & 17
WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK CELEBRATION
Three-part series on women’s health issues; come to any or all sessions. Topics include Integrative Healing Arts on May 15 from 6-8pm; Wise Words for Wise Women: Gynecological Challenges and Breast Care for the Older Woman on May 16 from 4-7pm; and the Latest on Skin Care on May 17 from 6-9pm. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, James House; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

MAY 15
DESERT HIGHWAY TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES
Desert Highway channels the music of the legendary band, musically and visually.Their critically acclaimed performances are a nonstop journey through numerous radio hits, top ten singles and favorite solo works of The Eagles. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

MAY 17: 8AM-3PM
MEETING OF THE MINDS
This full-day conference will be dedicated to people who have been diagnosed, family members, caregivers and professionals who provide support and services. It will feature breakout sessions that will benefit all attendees. Keynote Speaker: Daniel Kuhn, author of “The Art of Dementia Care.” And Dr. Jessica Zwerling, with talk about comprehensive clinical updates in neurodegenertive diseases. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,Tarrytown, 455 South Broadway,Tarrytown. Register at: alz.org/hudsonvalley

MAY 17: 7:30PM
JAMES VAN PRAAGH
Back by popular demand, the real-life “Ghost Whisperer” James Van Praagh returns to the Playhouse! Meet and greet tickets available! Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MAY 17: 7PM
EVENING FILM: IO NON HO PAURA
I’m Not Scared: A young boy finds a hole in the ground one day and discovers the secrets of a horrible crime. Movie is in Italian with English subtitles.Westchester Italian Cultural Ctr, Tuckahoe; 914-771-8700; wiccny.org

MAY 20: 1PM
THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG
This action-packed spectacular is filled with mind-blowing magic & jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief! Over 90 minutes of incredible interactive magic! Experience the impossible! Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MAY 20: 4PM
BRENTANO STRING QUARTET
Returns to the Emelin after delivering a tour-de-force concert last season with an all new program including Mozart, Webern, Schubert, Gesualdo and Beethoven. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

MAY 22: 6PM
NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON: MACBETH
Movie in HD: Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy: The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MAY 25: 8PM
THE KEB’ MO’ BAND
Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots and blues music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Tarrytown Musical Hall; 877-840-0457; tarrytownmusichall.org

MAY 26 7:30PM
BOLSHOI BALLET: THE FLAMES OF PARIS
Movie in HD: In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

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