This Weekend – April 09.10.11

Lots to do around theLoop this weekend. Be sure to get out and enjoy the (predicted)  summer-like conditions (without the jellyfish.)










 special note: francophiles, film buffs and those looking for something special to do, check out the focus on french cinema film festival at purchase college.




From now until April 19th, you can help out Mamaroneck High School club The Clothes Closet by donating new or gently used clothing to benefit community members in need at the following locations:

            Mamaroneck C.A.P. – 134 Center Avenue, Mamaroneck
            Pink on Palmer – 1907 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont
            PDQ Mail Plus – 2005 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont
            Sweetteez – 157 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont

For more information: or (914) 698-7140


Get a jumpstart on spring cleaning—there are two Household Recycling Days this weekend. On Friday from 1 – 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., you can bring your household waste items that can’t be left curbside to Rye Playland. Be sure to check online to see what’s acceptable:


International Fair 2010 at Mamaroneck Avenue School–  11 am- 4 pm


Wendy Gee in Larchmont is holding the Spring Heather Moore Trunk Show on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stop by to check out new designs and personalized items for men and women.





ArtsWestchester is recognizing six individuals and two organizations for their cultural contributions to Westchester at the 2010 Art Awards ceremony. The luncheon this Friday starts at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available by calling (914) 480-4220 ext. 224 or emailing


Purchase College is celebrating French and francophone films all weekend with a special Focus on French Cinema program Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 – 10 p.m. In total, 12 newly released films from France, Belgium, Quebec and Africa will be shown. Opening night (Friday) will feature a gala with Les Maitres Cuisiniers de la France and a benefit concert by Cameroonian R&B/Jazz singer, Kaissa.


Get a taste of street dancing soul this Friday at the Emelin Theatre. At 8 p.m., Soul Street Dance Co. will be performing various street styles set to 17th century classical music. Tickets are $40.


(more arts listings below)





Challenge a friend or make some new ones during Face-Off Chess at the Larchmont Library this Friday, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. No instructors, just friendly competition for players ages 6 – 18.


The Rye Free Reading Room is having a pirate-themed Fun Club event this Friday, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kids ages five and up are invited to enjoy stories and crafts, such as creating a personal pirate treasure map.


The Rye Neck PTSA presents the Spring Fair this Saturday at 11 a.m at the middle and high school campus. The old-fashioned county fair-themed event is open to the public and will feature games, entertainment, food and other extracurricular activities.


Get hands-on with slithering snakes and lizards at the Greenburgh Nature Center this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to learn about the Center’s reptiles while getting up close and personal with them. $2 members; $6 nonmembers.





The Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers’ Market runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. this Saturday. In addition to the regular produce available for purchase, attendees can meet Dr. Angelica Lemke, a naturopathic doctor and expert in the healing properties of root vegetables. She’s dishing out tips and recipes from 10 – 11 a.m.


Scarsdale’s Farmers’ Market takes place in the Village Hall’s lower level parking lot this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. You’ll find local and organic products like wine, meat, produce and jams each week.


from our Arts calendar-

9/ friday

DANCE: Emelin Theater presents Soul Street

Dance Co. They dance en pointe while semicrouched

in high-top sneakers! Catch the

excitement of street dance as these energetic

performers blend varied styles from Brazil’s

capoiera to NY’s break dance and multi-component

form of hip-hop. Today’s diverse dance

styles meet classical music by 17th century

composer Antonio Vivaldi. 8pm. 698-3045 or

DANCE: Purchase College presents BFA

Dance Concert. Repertory and original choreography

in both ballet and modern dance. 8pm

4/9 & 4. 251-6800

events ; ArtsWestchester presents Arts

Award Luncheon celebrating nine honorees

who have made significant contributions

to the cultural life of Westchester

County. 11:30am, 4/9. 428-4220 or www.

film : Paramount Center for the Arts

presents The Last Station. Count Leo Tolstoy

renounces his nobility, his property, his family,

eating meat,and now he threatens to give

away the rights to his novels. It’s more than

his wife of almost 50 years, mother of his 13

children can abide. 8pm 4/9, 4/10 & 4/15. 739-

2333 or

LECTURE: Westchester Photographic Society

presents Member’s Competition #5. One

of many regular member competitions. 8pm.

837-2361 or

music : Irvington Town Hall Theater

presents Tramps Like Us, A Bruce Springsteen

Tribute. 8pm. 591-6602 or www.irvingtontheater.


MUSIC: Hoff-Barthelson Music School

presents HB Artist Series: Eriko Sato, violinist

joined by an ensemble of faculty and guest

artists. 8pm. 723-1169 or

MUSIC: New Rochelle Public Library presents

Music Class: Jazz Explorations. Discover

the rich, living legacy of jazz music, its American

roots and its emerging musicians, with

jazz aficionado Greg Thomas. Fridays 4/9-5/7.

3:30-4:30pm. 632-7878 x3400 or

MUSIC: Purchase College presents Faculty

String Quartet at the Recital Hall Music Bldg.

8pm. 251-6700 or

THEATER: Concordia Conservatory presents

Play-a-thon and Faculty-on-Parade for its

Scholarship Fund and Music Outreach Program

Faculty concerts every hour on the hour.

Fri: 4-9pm Sat: 10am-5pm. 337-9300 www.

THEATER: Hudson Stage Company presents

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Memorized! The 4th

annual Young Playwrights Festival featuring

original one-act plays from students at Briarcliff

High School. 7:30pm. 271-2811 or www.

10/ Saturday

FILM: Hoff-Barthelson Music School Focus

on Strings part of Hoff-Barthelson Film Forum.

3:30pm, 4/10. 723-1169 or

FILM: Irvington Town Hall Theater presents

Rondine by Puccini part of The ”Best of” Film

Series. 11:30am 4/10. 591-6602 or www.irvingtontheater.


music : ArtsWestchester presents Coffee

House Rock, part of the NewUrbanJazz Series.

Wali Ali & The Tambourine Band create an

eclectic bouquet of sound that invites the

listener to explore new interpretations of classic

folk, rock, and jazz melodies. Sponsored by

Jacqueline and Arthur Walker. 8pm 4/10. 428-

4220 or

MUSIC: Emelin Theater presents Holly Cole

part of the Cabaret Series. 8pm, 4/10. 698-0098


MUSIC: Caramoor Center for Music and the

Arts presents Turns of the Century. St. Lawrence

String Quartet: Geoff Nuttall, violin;

Scott St. John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola;

Christopher Costanza, cello. 8pm, 4/10. 232-

1252 or

MUSIC: Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse

presents Emma’s Revolution a duo of awardwinning

activist musicians who write songs

that become traditions. Their music is a

motivating force in intimate concerts as well

as mass demonstrations, and is infused with

inspiration from the legacy of music for social

change. 6:45pm 4/10. 603-3383 or www.walkaboutclearwater.


MUSIC: Westchester Jazz Orchestra presents

Americana. Our local landscape inspires WJO’s

first original commission, Flow: In Celebration

of the Hudson River, composed by Artistic

Director Mike Holober. 8pm, 4/10. 861-9100 or

openin g: Clay Art Center presents New

Work, a solo exhibition featuring the colorful

utilitarian pottery of Deborah Schwartzkopf. On

view 4/10-5/1. Opening Reception 6-8pm, 4/10.

937-2047 or

THEATER: Tarrytown Music Hall presents

Jackie Mason a legendary comedy superstar.

His Broadway shows have earned him Tony,

Emmy and Grammy awards. Jackie is developing

a brand new show to tour the world.”

8pm, 4. 877-840-0457 or www.tarrytownmusichall.


THEATER: YCP TheaterWorks presents Social

Security Andrew Berman’s hilarious comedy

directed by Joel Karpoff. 8pm, 4/10. Also 4/11,

4/17 & 4/18, 4/23 & 4/24. 528-4145 or www.

WORKSHOP: New Rochelle Public Library

presents BID Family Day: Everything’s Coming

Up – Daffodils! Join in the spring fun by making

daffodil crafts while listening to songs that

celebrate the color yellow. 12:30pm, 4/10. 632-

7878 x3400 or

11/ Sunday

MUSIC: Irvington Town Hall Theater presents

Lovin’ Spoonful in concert. 7:30pm, 4/11. 591-

6602 or

openin g: Castle Gallery The College of New

Rochelle presents Westchester Biennial 2010,

showcasing recent work by emerging and established

Westchester County artists. On view

through 6/18. Opening reception 2-4pm, 4/11.

654-5423 or

SPOKEN WORD: New Rochelle Council on

the Arts presents Odes for the Bard A Sunday

literary interlude: Mayor Noam Bramson and

actress Frances Sternhagan will read Shakespeare’s

sonnets. 3pm, 4/11. 633-2060 or www.

THEATER: Emelin Theater presents Jackie

Mason returns to the Emelin to try out new

material in this exclusive comedy event. 8pm,

4/11. 698-0098 or

THEATER: Paramount Center for the Arts

presents MVP: The Jackie Robinson Story. Each

production is selected and designed with a

youth and family audience in mind from materials

which reflect the diversity of our world

community. 3pm, 4/11. 739-2333 or www.


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