Radical Movement — April 5
Galumpha’s shows aren’t quite dance performances. And they’re not quite slapstick comedy. But think of something in between—mixed with acrobatics—and you might get an idea of what they’re all about. Whatever they are, Galumpha’s performances are impressive enough to have earned them the Critics’ Choice Award at the Edinburgh Festival and the Moers International Comedy Arts Prize. Check them out at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, and see if you’ll go galumphing home afterward.
Jerry Seinfeld — April 4
Jerry Seinfeld’s humor has always been observational—the motto for his iconic ’90s sitcom was “no hugging, no learning”—and he brings his razor-sharp insights back to the stand-up stage with two back-to-back shows at the Stamford Center for the Arts’ Palace Theatre.
Back to the Start — April 6-September 21
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT has its 50th anniversary this year, and, to celebrate, it’s looking back to the museum’s beginning. The new exhibition, Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974, explores the work of artists championed by Larry Aldrich early in their careers. Coincidentally, many of these artists are named Robert: Robert Indiana, Robert Morris, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Smithson. Visit the museum to get a look at the work that these contemporary artists—Robert or otherwise—created in the especially fertile artistic period from the mid ’60s to the mid ’70s.
Gavin DeGraw — April 7
The musician tries to top the success of his “I Don’t Want to Be” mega-hit with songs from his new album, Make a Move, which he will perform at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.
Feist — April 10
Singer/songwriter Leslie Feist started off as a member of Broken Social Scene, a band so big it sometimes counts nearly 20 musicians among its members. For her performance at Tarrytown Music Hall, however, she’ll be stepping out on stage alone. Feist will perform songs from her most recent solo record, Metals, which won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and was named the New York Times‘ Album of the Year. But just because Feist is performing solo doesn’t mean she won’t have a little help from her friends: Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew joins the bill as the opening act.
On Point — April 12
Notice anything different about that corps de ballet? Yes, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is an all-male company of classical ballet dancers. The company’s repertoire includes everything from Swan Lake to Stars and Stripes Forever—but interpreted in a way that you’ve (probably) never seen before. They’ll perform some of their favorites at The Performing Arts Center in Purchase as part of the center’s dance series.
Sheep-to-Shawl — April 12-13
Get in touch with crafts from the pre-Etsy era with this festival, which shows how wool gets turned into cloth with demonstrations in sheep-shearing, wool-spinning, dyeing, and knitting. Check it out at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow.