Friday, June 18, 2010

Weekend Picks

Catch the culture--from Chinese to Counter--and enjoy the great outdoors with fun activities and things to do in Northern Westchester 

Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Some things change, and some remain the same. Pete Seeger, Joan Osborn, and a host of others will perform on the festival's seven stages. According to the article in the New York Times, this year's festival is going back to basics, with a reaffirmation of its political and counterculture roots. In addition to music, dances, plays, and food, there will also be rides on the Sloop Clearwater and the Mystic Whaler. As always, all proceeds go to the non-profit organization's effort to keep the Hudson clean and clear. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to dusk. Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Festival

Chinese Culture Day Enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of Melody of Dragon, an ensemble playing traditional instruments from China, including the bamboo flute (dizi). There will also be folk crafts of Chinese paper cutting and calligraphy. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Hammond Museum

Marionette Fairy Tale "The Valiant Little Tailor," a Brother Grimm's fairy tale about a clever commoner who becomes king, is performed by The Singing Harp. Saturday, 3:30 pm. Warner Library 

Farmer's Forum Take an informal walking tour of Hilltop Hanover’s fields and greenhouses with the head farmer, who will answer any gardening questions you bring. Saturday, 10:00 am. Hilltop Hanover Farm

True West The Mighty Theatre Company performs Sam Shepard's “True West.” Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa Dad would be proud. Dweezil Zappa continues his "Tour De Frank," performing the classics of his father, Frank Zappa. Saturday, 8:00pm. Tarrrytown Music Hall

Collaborative Stories Aloud An interactive performance event by the Cat House Associates, who will read examples of their recent literary accomplishments and invite members of the audience to participate in the creation of new stories. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Father's Day Fishing Bring your own gear and catch a big one for pops. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Michael Nappi Celebrate dad with the music of Michael Nappi, who will play tunes from his CD "Here We Go Again." Sunday, 6:00 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

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