Novelist and short story writer Rachel Kushner will read from her works at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase Wed., Mar. 22. See “Readings” for details.
Novelist and short story writer Rachel Kushner will read from her works at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase Wed., Mar. 22. See “Readings” for details.

Benefits

Fri., Mar. 17

AN EVENING TO BENEFIT PAINTED DOGS (AFRICAN WILD DOGS). Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. 7:30-10 p.m. Meet Dr.  Rasmussen, founder of the Painted Dog Research Trust in Zimbabwe, sip South African wines, browse arts and crafts of Africa and try tasty hors d’oeuvres as you learn about these endangered dogs that have never been domesticated. $50 per person. RSVP to Alison Nicholls at 914/939-4023 or Alison@artinspiredbyafrica.com.

Concerts/Music

Every Friday

FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM. Hastings Station Café, 134 Southside Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. Live jazz every Friday evening from 7-1 0 p.m. There will be an open jam session midway through the evening.

Sat., Mar. 18

DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk. 2 p.m. Free. Songs from the teens, 20s & 30s sung by a terrific vocalist. 914/273-3887.

DANÚ. PepsiCo Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Danú’s virtuoso players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English). Their high energy concert features a mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire, taking audiences on a musical journey to their native Isle. $40 & $25. www.artscenter.org.

DAR WILLIAMS. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. American folk music. $50, $53 & $35. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Sun., Mar. 19

IGNACIO BERROA QUARTET: AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ & BEYOND. PepsiCo Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Berroa is one of the greatest drummers of our time. $42.50, $32.50 & $22.50. www.artscenter.org.

SHERI MILLER. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk. 3 p.m. Beatles-inspired original songs. 914/273-3887.

YONKERS PHILHARMONIC. Saunders High School, 183 Palmer Rd., Yonkers. 3 p.m. Free. Program: Ravel’s pour une infant défunte, Reinecke’s Flue Concerto and Cesar Franck’s Symphony in d minor. Soloist will be flutist David Ordovsky. www.yonkersphilharmonic.org; 914/631-6674.

Tues., Mar. 21

OPEN CLASSROOM: GUITAR ENSEMBLE. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 6:30 p.m. Free. Guitar Ensemble students from Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music perform in the galleries. www.neuberger.org; 914/251-6100.

Fri., Mar. 24

PAMELA SKLAR. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 3 p.m. Music for jazz flute, accompanied by guitarist Irene Maher. Free. 914/667-4116.

Sat., Mar. 25

THE MAMMALS FT. MIKE + RUTHY. Common Ground Coffeehouse concert, First Unitarian Church, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. Folk music. $20-$25. www.commongroundfusw.com.

10,000 MANIACS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Alternative rock music. $35, $45 & $55. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

SHADOW OF THE 60’S: A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. Hits that span several decades featuring top industry musicians and singers dressed in exquisitely designed costumes and performing dazzling choreography. $29-$44. wppac.com or 914/328-1600.

Sun., Mar. 26

MARC BERGER. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk. 3 p.m. Free. Country folk music with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, a little spicy Cajun and even a little indie with an effect lased lead acoustic guitar. 914/273-3887.

EDWARD ARRON & FRIENDS. Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah. 3 p.m. Cello music. $10-$55; free for ages 18 & under. www.caramoor.org.

Thurs., Apr. 6

RYE ARTS CENTER COFFEEHOUSE. Le Pain Quotidien, 30 Purchase St., Rye. 7 p.m. Each evening will introduce you to new singers, songwriters and bands that will share their unique sounds with you in this intimate setting. An evening out complete with quality food and drink, along with great live music. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Le Pain Quotidien is offering a free mini-brownie with the purchase of an entrée to the first 25 in attendance. Get tickets are ryeartscenter.org.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Sat., Mar. 25

BEER FEST OF WESTCHESTER 2017: CRAFT BREWS AND BARBECUE. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 3  p.m. Attendees will be entertained by the local and popular Shilelagh Law and their Bare Knuckle Irish music. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased at the County Center box office or at ticketmaster.com.

Dance

Fri., Mar. 17

RUSSIAN SEASONS DANCE: CELEBRATION OF WORLD DANCE. Hankin Academic Arts Building, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. This company returns to the USA to celebrate world heritage culture with authenticity and virtuosic brilliance. This breathtaking display of dance and music highlights the intricate footwork of Irish dance, dazzling Broadway choreography, the athleticism of Cossack folk dances, the exuberance of Gypsy dance, the sensuality of Argentinean tango, and the intensity of Spanish flamenco. $24 general admission;  $22 non WCC students/seniors/fac-staff; $18 children under 13.  914-606-6262; www.sunywcc.edu/smartarts.

Sat., Mar. 25

SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS. Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. One of the premier international dance companies they draw on influences as varied as traditional Chinese culture and arts, European surrealism, American high modernism and the ritual power of ancient drama. $80, $65 & $50. www.artscenter.org.

Fri., Apr. 7 & May 12

DANCE OFF THE GRID. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. World-class performances showcasing the diversity of today’s dance landscape followed by a Q&A with the artists about what inspires their work. $27 & $20. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

Films

Thru Apr. 2

WESTCHESTER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Way, Pleasantville. “False Flag.” Program 1: Mar. 17, 27 and  30. Program 2: Mar. 18, 29 and Apr. 1; Program 3: Mar. 19, 30 and Apr. 2. “Past Life.” Mar. 17, 20 and  28.“ “Streit’s: Matzoh and the American Dream.” Mar. 17, 21 and  22: “Harmonia.” Mar. 18 “Norman: The Moderate Rose and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.” Mar. 18,  21 and 22: “Blush.” Mar. 18,  21  and Mar. 22: “The Tenth Man.” Mar. 20, 24 and 30. “Once in a Lifetime:” Mar. 19 & 21. “A Fish in the Bathtub:” Mar. 19 and 21. “By Sidney Lumet:” Mar. 20 and 22. “A Grain of Truth: “Mar. 20 and 23. “To Take a Wife:” “Mar. 20 and 29. “The Last Laugh:” Mar. 22, 28 and 31. “The People vs. Fritz Bauer: “Mar. 21 and 25. “Starting Over Again:” Mar. 21 and 28. “How to Win Enemies:” “Mar. 23 and 26. “Stefan Zweig: Farwell to Europe:” Mar. 22 and 25. “Keep Quiet:” Mar. 23, 27 and 31. “Dimona Twist:” Mar. 23, 25 and Apr. 1. “ 7 Days:” Mar. 23 and 30. “A Jewish Girl in Shanghai:” Mar. 23 and 26. “Aida’s Secret:” Mar. 24 and 29. “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem:”  Mar. 24 and Apr. 2. “AKA Nadia:” Mar. 26, 28 and Apr. 1. “Hester Street:” “Mar. 26.  *$15 for non-members unless noted otherwise. Additional films will be listed in upcoming issues. For times and information on films go to www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Fri., Mar. 17

“PAULETTE.” North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road East. Armonk. 7 p.m. Free. Comedy follows the proud and secretive Paulette, a widow whose pension just isn’t enough to cover her day-to-day living expenses. She finds a way to make ends meet, but the world of Parisian hash dealing isn't ’n easy one for an elderly woman to navigate alone. In French with subtitles. 914/273-3887.

Sat., Mar. 18

“EVA HESSE.” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 6-8 p.m. As the wild ride of the 1960s came to a close, Hesse, a 34 year-old German born American artist was cresting a wave of a swiftly rising career. Her work was finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention it deserved. When she died in May 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decade’s most passionate and brilliant artists was cut short. Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend writer Lucy Lippard, speak candidly and with great passion about the 60s, Hesse’s work and her life. www.neuberger.org.

Fri., Mar. 24

“POTICHE.” North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road East. Armonk. 7 p.m. Free. This 2012 film adaptation of a hit French play takes us back to 1977 when a woman’s place was in the home. When a series of setbacks forces a change in administration in a French umbrella factory, something’s got to give, but what will it be? In French with subtitles. 914/273-3887.

Sat. Mar. 25

SADDLE UP SATURDAYS WITH JONATHAN DEMME. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Way, Pleasantville. 12 p.m. “Stagecoach.” John Ford’s Stagecoach put Westerns—and John Wayne, in his breakout role as the Ringo Kid, a famous outlaw who’d just broken out of jail—on the map. Films are $13 for non-members unless noted otherwise. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Lectures

Wed. Mar. 22

THE NORTON SIMON. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road East. Armonk. 7 p.m. Free. Prof. Valerie Franco will speak about this museum in Pasadena, Calif., which was one of the few modern art museums in California in the 1960s and 70s and was instrumental in supporting local artists. With a superb sculpture garden and an exterior façade made up of tiles created by acclaimed American ceramic artist Edith Heathe, the Norton Simon is truly unique. 914/273-3887.

Sat., Mar. 25

FAMOUS AND LESSER KNOWN INFLUENTIAL ITALIANS. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7 p.m. Presented by Toni McKeen. $25 for non-members. Register at 914/771-8700.

Opera

Sun., Mar. 26

TACONIC OPERA: DAVID.  White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains. 3 p.m. $27; $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door, in advance at www.taconicopera.org or by calling 855/886-7372.

Readings

Wed., Mar. 22

RACHEL KUSHNER. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 4:30 p.m. Free. The acclaimed novelist and short story writer will present a reading and conversation. 914/251-6550.

Talks

Wed., Mar. 22

ARTIST TALK: FRED WILSON. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 6:38-8 p.m. Free. Purchase graduate class of ’76 talks about his site-specific installations that encourage viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives, raising critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion. www.neuberger.org; 914/251-6100.

Theater

Thru Sun., Mar. 19

“THE BIKINIS.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Fri. & Sat. dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; Thurs. matinee lunch at 11:30; show at 1 p.m., Sun. matinee lunch at 12 p.m.; show at 1:30 p.m.; Sun. evening dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. In the summer of 1964 four inseparable friends from a girl group called The Bikinis win a talent contest and make it to the top. Now, many years and a few pounds later they reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles. Dinner & show range between $56 and $84 plus tax depending on performance chosen. Beverage service and gratuities are not included in prices. www.BroadwayTheatre.com; 914/592-2222.

Thurs., Mar. 23-June 25

“MAMMA MIA.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. The 200th  production of this show and the first production in the area. Thurs., Fri. & Sat.  dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; Wed., Thurs. and some Friday matinees: lunch at 11:30 a.m., show at 1 p.m.; Sun. matinee lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. and Sun. evening dinner at 5:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $56-$84 plus tax depending on performance chosen. 914/592-2268 x804; www.broadwaytheatre.com.

Fri. Mar. 24-Apr. 2

“GLASS CEILING BREAKERS.” Community House of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. Mar. 24 & 31 at 8 p.m. Mar. 25 & Apr. 1 at 3 & 8 p.m., Mar. 26 & Apr. 2 at 4 p.m. Celebrates women playwright with one-act plays that mark Women’s History Month in March. $25 general admission; $20 seniors and students. brownpapertickets.com or 914/286-7680.

Sat., Mar. 25

VOICESCAPES AUDIO THEATER. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk. 2 p.m. An afternoon of live comedy & drama by a group of audio actors and sound engineers whose background encompasses the theater, television, radio and film. 914/273-3887.

Sun., Mar. 26

AGING: A BAD RAP.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 2 p.m. A one-man show written and performed by Robert Bonvento. The performance reflects on the lives of 10 people ranging in age from 6 to 103 years old. It melds the spoken word with music, dance, photography and videography. It is a show about the perceptions and realities of growing older. It is touching and comedic. It is significant and unpredictable. $15 & $25. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

“THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY.” PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. With original music, this is about the disappearance of Leonard Pelkey, a 14-year-old boy who dared to be different and the small New Jersey town that will never be the same without him. “$57.50, $47.50 & $37.50. www.artscenter.org.

Thru Sun., Apr. 2

“THE MOUSETRAP.” Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. Fri. & Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 6 p.m., matinees Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. The mysterious guests at a remote mansion all have their secrets. $35 for adults, $30 seniors and $25 16 & under. Play is appropriate for age 13 & up. www.Lyndhurst.org or 888-71-TICKETS.

Exhibits

SEEING THE LIGHT: A SPOTLIGHT ON PHOTOGRAPHY. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Free. Wed., Mar. 22-Apr. 8. There will be an opening reception Sat., Mar. 25, 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/834-1117.

GO FIGURE/ABOVE, BELOW AND IN-BETWEEN. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Thru Sat., Mar. 18. Free. Two-person show by artists Paula Blumenfeld and Ruth Obernbreit-Glass. Blumenfeld is fascinated by color and the human body. Obernbreit-Glass is an oil painter. On Sat., Mar. 18 Ruth Obernbreit-Glass will host a closing reception. Exhibit hours: 12-5 p.m. 914/834-1117.