9 Things to do This Weekend In and Around Westchester

All Comedy weekend at Stamford Arts Center


Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, the popular stars of Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, will be taking suggestions from the audience when they bring their improv act to Stamford Center for the Arts onFri, 11/1: 8pm. Funny man Paul Reiser, co-creator and star of the NBC series Mad About You, will ride Stand-Up on Sat, 11/2: 8pm. Reiser was nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Mad About You. He is the author of NYTs best sellers Couplehoodand Babyhood. (61 Atlantic Street, Stamford;www.scalive.org)



Garden Conservancy Open Days The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program presents the garden of Judy and Michael Steinhardt where landscape designer Jerome Rocherolle has incorporate 2000 species of trees, shrubs and perennials into a natural-looking setting on their 55 acre Mt. Kisco estate. With a Japanese maple garden, a hillside of unusual conifers, an alpine garden, fruit orchards, ornamental grasses, and an installation of tall slender stones that look like a forest on Mars. Sat, 11/2: 10am-3pm.  Directions here.)    




  45th Chappaqua Antiques Show Chappaqua Antiques ShowThe New Castle Historical Society’s Chappaqua Antiques Show show- cases over 50 dealers of silver, fine jewelry, posters, quilts, folk art, mid-century furnishings, rare maps, and unique collectibles. Their Gold in Your Attic booth offers treasures from Westchester’s finest homes. The event, chaired by Buffy Haas and Nancy Ruffner, raises funds to support the Horace Greeley House Museum. Sat-Sun, 11/2-3: 10am-5pm. On Sun, 11/3: 12pm there will be a special ceremony to honor the first responders who helped the town recover after Hurricane Sandy. (Westorchard Elementary School, 25 Granite Rd., Chappaqua;  www.newcastlehs.org




Disco at The ParamountIf Disco Inferno, ABBA Mania & Dweezil Zappa sound like 3 psychosomatic disorders to you than you’re not having enough fun …

Here’s some off beat programming from the music halls for anyone looking for a good hoot. Dancin Machine brings the ultimate disco inferno party to the Paramount Hudson Valley onSat, 11/2: 8pm. (Burn baby burn.) The world’s leading ABBA tribute band, ABBA Mania, turns on the “Dancin Queen” at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Sun, 11/3: 7pm. And Dweezil Zappa brings his Zappa Plays Zappa show to the Ridgefield Playhouse, also on Sun, 11/3: 8pm


The Northern Westchester Food Festival/We Feed the Hungry will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3 at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, 220 S. Bedford Road in Chappaqua. The charge will be $18 per person and $36 per family. Tickets can be purchased here. The event is being supported by the Chappaqua/Millwood Chamber of Commerce, the Briarcliff Chamber of Commerce, the Armonk Chamber of Commerce, the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce. Vendors from restaurants in all of these communities will be preparing samples of fall and holiday specialties to sample. Wines and beverages, as well as dessert samplers. also will be available as part of the tasting. In addition, various farmers’ market vendors will be there with their specialties. All profits above costs for the event will be donated to the 501(c) charitable organization MAZON that feeds the hungry regardless of religious affiliation. Participating restaurants include the following:

  • Le Jardin Du Roi
  • Beehive Restaurant
  • Skinny Buddha Inc.
  • Quaker Hill Tavern
  • Old Stone Trattoria – Chappaqua
  • King Street Restaurant and Bar
  • Taylored Menus, Inc.
  • Villarina’s Deli & Catering
  • Taiim Falafel Shack
  • Pizza Station
  • Stew Leonards
  • Bohd Indian
  • Rinku Bhattacharya Cooking
  • Jackie Vanover of Jackie Vanover Health Coaching
  • Gail Patrick
  • Bistro 146
  • Mario’s Pizza
  • Gavi
  • Beascakes Bakery
  • La Mer Gourmet Seafood
  • Cherry Blossom Farm
  • Mrs D’s Mediterranean Delight
  • Betsy’s Brownies





Hudson Valley Restaurant Week: Nov 4-17 Hudson Valley Restaurant WeekFoodies of the world unite! During this Fall’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (okay two weeks) you can enjoy lunch for just $20.95 or dinner for $29.95 per person (excluding beverages, tax & tip) at 83 Westchester County Restaurants. Restaurants in and around our towns that will participate include: Beehive, Moderne Barn, Opus 465, Marc Charles Steakhouse, Restaurant North and Rice in Armonk; Le Jardin du Roi and Crabtree’s Kittlehouse in Chappaqua; Cafe of Love, Myong Gourmet, Village Social KB, and the Lexington Square Cafe in Mt. Kisco; Le Fontane in Katonah; 121 Restaurant and The Farmer and the Fish in North Salem; 42 The Restaurant, Benjamin Steakhouse, Gaucho Grill, La Bocca, Melting Pot, Mix, Morton’s, Sam’s of Gedney Way, Sapori, Sofrito, and Zodiac (at Nieman Marcus) in White Plains. Mon. 11/4-Sun 11/17. www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com)

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