What to Do This Weekend: August 5-7, 2016

Yoga, movies, and tacos? Sign us up. The weekend is (finally) upon us, and that means a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy all the county has to offer between now and Sunday.

 

International Friendship Day, Playland, Rye

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Gather the kiddies and their pals and head on over to Playland this Sunday, August 7 for a celebration featuring free friendship bracelets, a magic show, a musical performance, and appearances from the Westchester Knicks. Plus, your $15 buys you additional giveaways, activities, and discounted rides. But get there quick—free bracelets are only available while supplies last.

 

In the Heights, White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains

Need your Lin-Manuel Miranda fix, but don’t want to test your luck against the other 10,000 Hamilton ticket-lottery entrants? Look no further than the White Plains Performing Arts Center, where Miranda’s previous renowned musical, In the Heights, will be staged this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 5-7. With lively, original songs chronicling three days in the life of Washington Heights, NY residents, this is the perfect way to get a taste what all the Grammy and Tony award fuss was about, but for just $25. Shows run 8 pm to 10:30 pm.

 

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Namast’ay for the Beer, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Elmsford

Come for the yoga, namaSTAY for the beer. Whether you prefer to relax through a 60-minute Vinyasa, complete with plenty of stretching and sweat, or by sipping on high quality, locally brewed craft beer, this event has it all. The class will take place this Saturday, August 6, beginning at 10:30 am, and will be followed by refreshments in the tasting room. A steal for just $23.

Photo courtesy of Captain Lawrence Brewery

 

Teen Friday Flicks, Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers

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Aca-amazing! The Yonkers Public Library is hosting another session of their Teen Friday Flicks on August 5 from 2-4 pm, this time showing the hugely popular and wildly funny Pitch Perfect 2. Admission is free, and all attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a book and DVD at the library’s Summer Reading Club Party, happening later this month. Sounds like a (pitch) perfect way to spend this Friday night, whether solo or with your own Barden Bellas-inspired girl gang.

 

Global Flavors Tacos Cooking Class, Sur La Table, White Plains

This Sunday, August 7, spice up your weekend with a two-hour, hands-on demonstration of grilling, cutting, and sauce-making techniques, all leading up to your own taste test of the finished products. Instructor Nicole DeMent brings flavors from around the world to Westchester, teaching you how to create three unique variations of everyone’s favorite dinner dish. Plus, there’s 10 percent off in-store purchases for students immediately following the class. Class begins at 2 pm, and seats cost $69.00 per person.

 

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