February 8-9 — Tangled Up in Bob
This month, some of music’s most talented names join forces to pay homage to Zimmy himself, when Joan Osborne presents her show DYLANOLOGY onstage for two nights at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Guitar legend Robert Randolph and award-winning rockers Jackie Green and Amy Helm will join Osborne for the all-Dylan set, which provides a firsthand look at the folk legend’s expansive legacy.
February 4-March 10 — To Laugh or Not to Laugh
When people think about Shakespeare, humor is often not the first thing that comes to mind. But then again, this is not your average stage performance. An adaptation of the Bard’s most popular play, I Hate Hamlet tells the story of an actor who seems to have it all, just as his perfect life begins to fall apart. Written by Paul Rudnick, this sidesplitting show at Tarrytown’s Lyndhurst mansion provides a fittingly irreverent tribute to one of the world’s greatest writers.
February 10-May 13 — Victoria Revisited
The awe-inspiring decadence and steam-punk aesthetics of the Victorian age are brought back to life in the Hudson River Museum’s new exhibit, The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded Age Glamour. Featuring 16 acclaimed contemporary artists, including Troy Abbott, Nick Simpson, and Chet Morrison, the show provides a fresh take on the visual elements of the 19th century, from February 10 to May 13.
February 15 — Years of Fears
Those with a penchant for high-end horror will want to head to Stamford’s Avon Theatre, where Roman Polanski’s terrifying 1968 masterpiece, Rosemary’s Baby, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Telling the story of a pregnant woman caught up in a satanic cult, the award-winning film stars Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes and has long been considered one of the most frightening flicks ever made. With five decades of appreciation under its belt, it’s safe to say this one is worth a watch.
February 17 — Comedy King
Few comics can boast the screen time of Billy Gardell. The acclaimed funnyman has appeared in films like Bad Santa and the Owen Wilson hit You, Me, and Dupree, as well as acclaimed shows like My Name Is Earl, The King of Queens, and Monk. Gardell has even garnered his own standup specials on Showtime and Comedy Central. This month, catch the familiar face onstage at The Ridgefield Playhouse, where he will be cracking wise with his unique brand of down-to-earth laughs.
February 17 — Walk this Way
During this lighthearted literary celebration, poets are invited to read work inspired by pieces on show at Peekskill’s Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. The Writing the Walls Poets’ Walk features the winners of the museum’s 11th annual Writing the Walls competition, in which writers were asked to create poems inspired by pieces from the museum’s Between I and Thou exhibit. During the afternoon event, writers will read their pieces in front of the very works that inspired them, adding another layer to the eye-popping art.
February 24 — New York’s Finest
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is known worldwide for its incomparable skill and unique talent. Boasting Juho Pohjonen and Wu Qian on piano, Sean Lee and Danbi Um on the violin, and Mihai Marica on the cello, this quintet’s lineup features some of classical music’s biggest names. This month, the group will be performing works by Franz Schubert and Eric Wolfgang Korngold during a rare performance at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center.