If you’ve made it this far into November without being crushed by an overwhelming stream of Christmas music, ads, and decorations, you’re doing great. We haven’t even reached Thanksgiving yet! That being said, here are a few events to check out this weekend to brush off the holiday spirit for just a little while longer.
For an Electric Evening
Big Gigantic, The Capitol Theatre
It’s pretty clear that Westchester is severely lacking when it comes to the electronic dance scene. However, a step in the right direction is coming our way this Saturday in Port Chester, as live electronic music pioneer Big Gigantic will be hitting The Cap. The Boulder-based group cemented themselves as a must-see act on the U.S. festival circuit as a result of their unique blending of electronic dance music with live instruments, creating an atmosphere conducive to only the most fire dance moves possible. Big G has worked with other EDM pillars like Griz and Skrillex, so if you’re looking to dance the night away, we recommend hitting this show.
For the Film Freak
All Shorts Irvington Film Festival, Irvington Town Hall Theatre
The Irvington Town Hall Theater will be hosting its own short film festival Saturday, featuring works from filmmakers across the globe. The films, each ranging between one to 25 minutes, will cover a wide range of issues, from mortality to the idea of the self, to the profoundly abstract question How Many Farts Measure a Life? That’s actually the title of one of the films to be shown, unsurprisingly from Funny or Die writer Nate Dern. This collection of films has something for everyone, so at the very least we advise you check out the line up before turning this one down.
For Those In Need of Magic
Vitaly, Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
If you think New York’s driver’s licenses are pretty much impossible to tamper with, think again. The Vancouver illusionist Vitaly Beckman has a trick in his book where he erases your face from your license, and a few other seemingly mind-bending illusions waiting in his back pocket. Known for featuring a lineup of only tricks he invented, Vitaly is hitting Peekskill’s Paramount Theater this coming Sunday. So if you’ve been in desperate need for some dazzling, jaw-dropping magic these days this show will hit the spot.
For a Light-Hearted Musical
High School Musical, White Plains Performing Arts Center
We all know the story. Zac Efron, er, we mean Troy, the dreamy basketball team captain, struggles with finding love in the midst of high tension cliques and alliances. Hitting this production from White Plains Performing Arts Center’s Conservatory Theatre program is sure to be fun and light-hearted. Plus, you’ll be supporting their artistically-focused young actors, including students from the 6th to 12th grades, who are probably dealing with real life high school problems themselves. With dedicated young actors working in a professional setting, the show is will be a night you won’t want to miss.