Friday, July 18, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Godspell One of the biggest Broadway successes of all time, Godspell is a modern day retelling of the New Testament parables through music and energetic choreography. Saturday, 8:00; Sunday, 2:00. Yorktown Stage

Butterfly Kisses July brings out an abundance of butterflies and other insects in the fields. As you learn about the ecology of the field, you might be in for a surprise when a butterfly kisses you! Saturday, 1:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Marcy and the Pink Podium An eight-hour, unscripted solo show with Marcy B. Freedman. Saturday, 9:00 Peekskill Coffee House

Organic Raspberries Visit this Certified Organic farm and pick your own raspberries. Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00; Sunday, 2:00 to 6:00. Amawalk Farm

The Music of ABBA The largest touring ABBA show in the world, Arrival features all of the band's biggest hits. Saturday, 8:00. Tarrytown Music Hall

The Blue Rays The band The Blue Rays performs Jump/Swing Blues and pre-Elvis Rock & Roll. Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

DIVAS Benefit Concert Noted actor and Westchester resident Matthew Arkin hosts the Hudson Stage's benefit concert on Baptist Church Road in Yorktown Heights. Bring a picnic and see a star-studded line-up of Broadway singers. Cost: $100 per person. Saturday, 7:00. Hudson Stage

The Seven Husbands of Harriet Goldberg Antonia Arts presents a solo show with Mark Stolzenberg. Saturday, 8:00; Sunday, 2:00. Studio Two, 814 South Street, Peekskill

Sarah Chang Plays Mendelssohn Violinist Sarah Chang joins the Orchestra of St. Luke's to perform music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, and Tchaikovsky. Saturday, 8:00. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Gonzo Director Alex Gibney takes a probing look at the uncanny life of gonzo journalism inventor Hunter S. Thompson in this fast-moving documentary. Saturday, multiple showings. Jacob Burns Film Center

An Evening at the Opera The Summer Serenades with the Ridgefield Symphony series continues with a performance of overtures and arias from works by Verdi, Rossini, Bizet, Mozart and Puccini. Saturday, 6:00. Lasdon Park and Arboretum

Botanical Illustration Textile designer and artist Wendy Hollender conducts a botanical illustration class for naturalists and beginning artists. Learn drawing and observation techniques, collect samples on the farm, and learn plant identification techniques. Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Meeting Of The Wings Discover the wonders of dragonflies and butterflies. Sunday, 11:00 to 1:00. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Candy Making For Kids Children will learn how to make old-fashioned candy and treats. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

All About Ferns Discover the 25 different kinds of ferns that grown in the sanctuary. Learn how they grow with no flowers, and how to tell the many kinds apart. Sunday, 1:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Brahms The Emerson String Quartet performs quartets by Brahms. Purchase Al Fresco tickets and enjoy the performance from the picnic grounds. Sunday, 4:30. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Image: Magnolia Grandiflora, Wendy Hollender


Anonymous said...

I love rasberries. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

And I love performance art! Thanks!