Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Beausoleil and Iris DeMent The Grammy-winning Cajun band Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet team up with country singer Iris DeMent. Friday, 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall 

Poets and Writers on War and Peace The fourth annual Veteran’s Day Reading features selections by award winning poet and human rights activist D. Nurkse and poet Frances Richey. Also included will be readings by selected community poets and writers. Friday, 7:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writer's Center

Dancing at Lughnasa Brian Friel's play Dancing at Lughnasa won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1992. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 pm; Sunday, 2:00 pm. Pound Ridge Theatre Company

Storybook Reading Author/Illustrator Ann Palm Reibel will read her book How Pearl Discovered Henry Hudson’s Shoe. Afterward, children can create miniature versions of Henry Hudson’s boat. Saturday, 10:30 am. Katonah Museum of Art

Fun with Pop-ups Kids in third grade and up can learn how to make clever pop-up creations. Saturday, 2:00 pm.  John C. Hart Memorial Library

Raptors Rule! Children 8 to 12 years old can learn about and get close to birds of prey. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Shelter on the Point Learn techniques of survival in the woods, including a survival activity and shelter building. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

The Wizard of Oz The family classic is back! Saturday, 7:00 pm; Sunday, 2:00 pm. Yorktown Stage

Owl Prowl Join a naturalist from the Connecticut Audubon Society as he presents a talk about owls. Then enjoy a walk through the woods in search of owls. Saturday 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

Gregg Allman Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer, and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman performs. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Brahms Sonatas Four sets of renowned performers bring four of Brahms' masterful sonatas to life. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Caramoor Center for the Arts 

Taste of the Paramount Come and taste delicious bites and refreshments from local restaurants, while enjoying live performances by The Mighty Theater Company, The Chamber Players of Croton, The Straight Up Dirties, and more! Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Bird Feeder Construction Learn all the basics of bird feeding and make a great bird feeder. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Bike Design Join cutting-edge bicycle designers as they discuss their approach to new technologies in frame materials such as titanium, carbon fiber, bamboo, and aluminum. Sunday, 5:00 pm. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Cheese Tasting Lisa Schwartz, resident cheese maker and herdswoman of Rainbeau Ridge Farm, celebrates her new book, Over the Rainbeau, with tastings of her award-winning goat cheese. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

An Evening With Walt Novelist Benjamin Cheever will be joined by friends as they read and explore the words of Walt Whitman. Readers include author and Katonah resident Judy Blundell, 2008 National Book Award winner. Sunday, 5:30 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

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