Photo by Nela Koenig/ Courtesy of the Capitol Theatre
A new exhibition at The Clay Art Center, a concert at the Cap, and more are some of our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month.
What does it mean to call a place “home,” and how is domesticity further defined by the concept of a personal garden? These questions and more are asked by The Clay Art Center’s potent new exhibition, Anat Shiftan: The Garden. Ongoing through May 9, this solo exhibition by the New York-based Shiftan explores the peace and belonging one finds at home through stark, three-dimensional still lifes and delicate centerpieces referencing both botanical and material culture.
There are few rock legends alive with the clout of John Fogerty. Lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is responsible for enduring hits like “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou,” and “Proud Mary” — so no surprise he made Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers. Stop by Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre this month to see this rock icon in the flesh.
Wonders of Westchester
Our county is heir to a surprisingly rich musical legacy, which will be honored this month by The Copland House during its Sounds of Westchester concert at Mamaroneck’s Emelin Theater. Delving into a century’s worth of music by Westchester natives and transplants, the performance will sprawl across uplifting folk melodies, Gilded Age Romanticism, midcentury-modernist songs, and much more by such major names as Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Pierre Jalbert.
The Art of Conversation
Enrich yourself with a fascinating, in-depth conversation with acclaimed American installation and sculptural artist Judy Pfaff. Stop by Purchase’s Neuberger Museum of Art for their Artist Talk: Judy Pfaff, when the MacArthur “genius” will chronicle the ways in which she has pioneered contemporary installation art and carved a name for herself among America’s great creators.
Take a journey through the swinging sounds of what just might be America’s most musical state during The Jersey Tenors: From Frank Sinatra to Frankie Valli to Figaro. Comprising four uber-talented singers, The Jersey Tenors will perform a unique opera/rock mash-up at Peekskill’s Paramount Hudson Valley Theater that pays respect to the Garden State’s musical hometown heroes, including Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Bon Jovi, and Whitney Houston.
Magic to the Max
Gather the entire family and head to The Tarrytown Music Hall this month to catch some impressive sleight-of-hand courtesy of Illusionist Rick Thomas. Known for his eye-popping Broadway and Las Vegas shows, as well as appearances on NBC’s The World’s Greatest Magic and the CW’s Masters of Illusion, Thomas is heading north for a Westchester performance of his head-scratching legerdemain.
The Bright Stuff
If you have a soft spot for emo emperors Bright Eyes, you just might want to stop by Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre this month. Known for their celebrated sad-sack hits like “Four Winds,” “Lua,” and “First Day of My Life,” Connor Oberst and his band will bring listeners back to the halcyon days of indie with this rare area show.
Apr 22 thru May 8
Based on an incredible true story, Side Show is a moving portrait of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who star in a rag-tag traveling sideshow while searching for fame, love, and simple acceptance. Written by the composer of Chicago and Dream Girls, and performed at White Plains Performing Arts Center, this heartrending yet uplifting musical nominated for four Tony Awards provides a glimpse into the trails and travails of two performers buffeted by heartbreak and unscrupulous men amid their triumphant rise to fame.
For Better or Verse
After the last couple of years, there are likely a lot of people in need of the healing power of poetry. Catch three celebrated writers and their powerful works during this evening reading at Sleepy Hollow’s Hudson Valley Writers Center. An In-Person Reading With Patricia Smith, Erika Meitner & Victoria Redel will feature the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner and author of eight books of poetry Patricia Smith, reading alongside poet Erika Meitner and novelist/poet Victoria Redel.