Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

The Walter Lewis Blues Trio True to the roots of traditional Delta and Chicago style blues, the Walter Lewis Blues Trio plays a variety of wonderfully obscure electrified grooves. Friday,  9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

For the Love of Birds Join Winter Donaldson,  author of "The Missing Crest," as she shares her love for cardinals and other backyard birds. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Early Groundhog Day Celebrate Groundhog Day early and learn about hibernation and what it means if the groundhog sees his shadow. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Toddlers’ Songtime Kids ages two to six can explore rhyme, rhythm, and sound in motion. Saturday, 11:00 am. Croton Free Library

Animals in Winter Explore animals' strategies for winter survival through animal tracking, finding clues, identifying and interpreting nature's hidden treasures. Saturday, 10:00 am. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Full Moon Hike Everything changes when the sun goes down and the full moon rises. Anyone over the age of 6 can hike to the Pine Forest to see who is about on a winter’s night. Saturday, 6:30 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Neil Alexander & NAIL Enjoy the jazz and improv of Neil Alexander & NAIL. Saturday, 7:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Haitian Relief Benefit A gathering of performers, many of them from the local area, will come together to help Haiti recover.  All donations will go to Doctors Without Borders. Saturday,  8:30 pm. Black Cow Coffee Company

Artist Lecture Series Dutch artists Fendry Ekel and Folkert de Jong, moderated by New York Times Art Critic Benjamin Genocchio, reflect on their own works as well as discuss the status of young art in the Netherlands. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

IGLU: A Short Play Enjoy a performance of IGLU, a play by Guy de Cointet and Robert Wilhite, which was originally performed in 1977 at the Vanguarde Theatre in Hollywood. Sunday,  5:00 pm. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Help for Haiti A concert for the earthquake victims of Haiti, Help For Haiti features award-winning songwriter/singer Art Halperin, folk and jazz artist K.J. Denhert, and an interactive live painting by artist Zaza Noah. There is a $10 suggested donation; all money raised will go directly to the “Stand for Haiti” initiative of Partners in Health. Sunday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

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