A Feast of Arts this Weekend

What a weekend there is coming up. It’s a veritable feast of arts happening in the county. Every Tuesday morning at 8:20am, I get on the phone with T.J.McCormack at WVOX (1460AM) for a five minute chat about the arts. There was so much on the docket for this weekend that I couldn’t get it all in.  So, today’s blog is all about some fun things to do this weekend.

If you ever wanted to be Danny, Sandy, or Rizzo, now is your chance to join a sing-along version of the classic film Grease, at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck. To make this event truly theatrical, dressing up is strongly encouraged. For the more serious crowd, there’s Howard Meyer’s new play, Radiance, an environmental thriller, at Axial Theatre in Pleasantville and Hudson Stage’s production of Kunstler, about the famous radical activist lawyer of the same name, at Pace University in Briarcliff Manor. Over at Yorktown Stage on Saturday and Sunday, Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment, a famous comic opera that put Pavarotti on the map is being presented by the Taconic Opera. You can learn a little French while you’re at it, since the performance will be sung in the original French with English supertitles.

This weekend, at ArtsWestchester we get down with the blues on Friday evening at a performance of Piedmont Blues with harmonica master Phil Wiggins. On Saturday afternoon, four inspiring female authors join us for a reading of their collaborative book Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers,” featuring poignant narratives that examine mother-daughter relationships. Super Soul Saturday takes over at ArtsWestchester Saturday evening with the all-women jazz ensemble SAGE, along with Andrea & James Rohlehrand the AndJam Band, and The Soul Synergy Review.

And Sunday for the kids, everyone’s favorite wizard gets the spotlight at Tarrytown Music Hall for Potted Potter, a parody of the Harry Potter books that braves the task of condensing the seven-novel series into seventy side-splitting minutes. Also, on Sunday, there’s a family quilt day at the Katonah Museum, with fun activities for all ages – sewing circles, quilting demos, hands-on crafts, you name it.  There’s no excuse not to have a good time this weekend.

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