ArtsWestchester Presents… May Arts Highlights

 

arts westchesterArtsWestchester, your complete guide to arts and culture in Westchester, is excited to provide StacyKnows readers with monthly updates on upcoming, don’t-miss events in the county.  Don’t be left out by missing the next-big-thing.  For a full list of events, including dance, art, music, family-friendly activities, theater and more, visit: www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do.

 

 

A Funny Girl in Westchester…

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May 10, 8pm

Lily Tomlin
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY)

Actress Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media – and now right into our own backyard! Tarrytown Music Hall, along with Music Without Borders, brings the funny woman to Westchester for a fun-filled evening of her matchless wit and inspiring talent. A comedic powerhouse since the ‘60s, Tomlin is well-known for her role on the TV series Laugh-in, and boasts shelves-full of awards including six Emmys; two Tonys; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording; and a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics’ Circle Award for her one-woman performance in Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. For more info, visit: www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do/event/lily-tomlin

 

 

Rockin’ Roots…

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May 11, 8pm

Amy Helm Band
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (Katonah, NY)
Amy Helm’s musical roots run deep. The daughter of rock legend Levon Helm, she grew up surrounded by musical creativity and spent many years singing and playing alongside her dad, absorbing the influences of such industry greats as Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris and Dr. John. As a member of the “rootsy” band Ollabelle and the Levon Helm and Dirt Farmer bands, Amy honed her soul-inflected vocal delivery and mandolin playing. Now she brings her years of experience to Caramoor, backed by an acoustic powerhouse featuring Byron Isaacs and Justin Guip of the Levon Helm Band, and extraordinary guitarist Dan Littelton. With strains of folk, gospel, blues and R&B, the music is uplifting and moving – and makes for a perfect Saturday night out. For more info, visit: www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do/event/amy-helm-band

 

 

Party for the arts…

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May 17, 6-9pm
ArtsBash
ArtsWestchester (White Plains, NY)

Love great art and fantastic food? Look no further than ArtsBash – ArtsWestchester’s annual spring party for the arts! The festivities at our historic building in downtown White Plains include samplings of fine wine and delectable dishes from Westchester’s top restaurants and the premiere of an exciting new art exhibition, Placemaking: Re-envisioning White Plains.  Resident artists invite guests into their open studios throughout the 9-floor building while live music and a spirits lounge provide the perfect backdrop to the evening.  The best of Westchester is truly on display at this electric evening of food, fun and fabulous art. Plus, ticket purchases support the arts and cultural programs of ArtsWestchester. It’s a party and a great cause! For more info, visit www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do/artsbash

 

 

Free family fun…

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May 18, 12-5pm

Family ArtsBash
ArtsWestchester (White Plains, NY)

When ArtsBash ends, the fun is far from over! Come back the following day for our FREE Family ArtsBash event. Visitors of all ages can tour our resident artists’ open studios and participate in family art workshops, including LEGO building, clay sculpting, portrait drawing, hat decorating and more. Kids can play interactive games, get their faces painted and decorate delicious cookies. There’s something for everyone during this fun-filled day of arts and discovery! It’s the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon with family or friends. For more info, visit www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do/party-for-the-arts/artsbash/family-artsbash

 

 

Get your pop culture fix…

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May 17 & 18, 7:30pm
Pop Culture! Dance and Music
Irvington Town Hall Theater (Irvington, NY)
Popular culture defines us as a nation and is the foundation of our day-to-day entertainment, gossip and glee. The Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists present an energetic contemporary show exploring pop culture and its influences through fast paced, iconic American dance and music styles from the last twenty-five years. Prepare to be delighted and inspired by this award-winning company of truly unique and cutting edge talent. For more info, visit: www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do/event/pop-culture-dance-and-music

 

 

 

 

 

Art enlivens the streets…

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May 21-July 13
Placemaking: Re-envisioning White Plains
ArtsWestchester (White Plains, NY)
White Plains is a happening place – restaurants, bars, shopping centers, arts venues – there’s always something to do! Shouldn’t the look of the streets match the vibrant pulse of the city? See how it can, in ArtsWestchester’s new exhibition, Placemaking: Re-envisioning White Plains. In this show, 26 talented artists present imaginative concepts for using art to enliven the downtown White Plains area. Their artistic visions for White Plains’ most visited and trafficked corridor will give residents a sense of how public art can animate and distinguish the streetscape. Public art livens up outdoor settings, inspires civic pride, attracts visitors and provides access to the arts for local residents. What’s not to love? This exhibition will inspire you to think deeply about how the city you hold dear can be the best it can be. For more info, visit www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do/placemaking

 

 

Stand-up stars…

 

May 31, 8:30pm

Laughing Out Loud: A Night of Stand-Up Comedy
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck, NY)
Everybody can use a good laugh! Two of Westchester’s best comedians, joined by two of their NYC buddies, come to the Emelin Theatre for a night that will make you laugh yourself silly. Host Sean Donnelly can be found headlining clubs all over New York and can be seen on the forthcoming season of Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. Comedian and writer Jonathan Morvay has written for nationally recognized comedy websites and has performed all over the U.S. and hosts a monthly show at Legion Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Josh Rabinowitz performs on the “CollegeHumor Live Tour” and was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” at the New York Comedy Festival. And rounding out the group – headliner Jon Fisch has been featured on Celebrity Apprentice, Late Show with David Letterman, and Last Comic Standing. Not to mention, he was hand-picked to open for Jerry Seinfeld at the Gotham Comedy Club. Enjoy a side-splitting night with these stand-up stars that you won’t soon forget. For more info, visit www.artswestchester.org/things-to-do/event/laughing-out-loud-a-night-of-stand-up-comedy

 

 

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