This lull between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day may have the same feel as those uncomfortable, inter-festivity doldrums that lay between the winter holidays and New Year’s, but for those looking to add some excitement and joy to their lives, Westchester is never a place to let anyone stay bored for long! Here are some of the best ways to get your guffaws and cut loose this weekend.
#WhiskeyFest is only a few weeks away!!!! Save the date and join us as we taste over 50+ whiskies: carefully curated and tasteful. All proceeds to benefit @harrisonpubliclibrary. No RSVP required; 21+ only; for more information, check out our website. #whiskey #singlemalt #bourbon #rye #whiskeymakers #irishwhiskey #scotch #fundraiser #tasting
Did somebody say, “Pregame”? If you’re already thinking about stocking up for festivities next weekend, you should definitely drop by Harrison Wine Vault’s 7th Annual Whiskey Festival. The local giant of potent potables holds a massive tasting party every year to benefit the Harrison Public Library, with 100% of your $10 entrance fee going directly to benefit the organization. That $10 is well worth it, however, as your admission grants access to sampling over fifty different whiskeys, even including some rare and specialty bottles. Come, enjoy the party, and pick up a few bottles of your new favorites to enjoy with your friends later.
Feel like a few laughs? Orange Is the New black’s own “Big Boo,” Lea DeLaria is bringing her bringing her Bowie, Jazz, and Comedy tour to Purchase’s Performing Arts Center this Saturday. Featuring an evening of DeLaria’s hilarious introspection, stand-up, and vocal stylings, the award-winning actress and comedian is sure to be a hit. Stick around after the show for an informal chart with DeLaria, hosted by Purchase College’s own Dr. Shaka McGlotten. Tickets start at just $13.75.
Saturday & Sunday
*The Friends of YPL Giant Book Sale has been postponed*
Is your idea of a relaxing weekend centered around curling up on the couch with a warm blanket and an enthralling book? Well, do we have a treat for you: The Grinton I. Will branch along Central Park Ave. will be hosting the Yonkers Public Library Book Sale all day! Grab hardcovers, softcovers, children’s books, YA, graphic novels, and even a few new CDs and DVDs 25¢ to $2. You can even buy a Friends of YPL tote bag for $8 stuffed with as much as you can carry — and a $5 refill! — but only if you’re one of the first 50 people, so get there early!
Perhaps classic musical theater is more your speed? This weekend also marks the opening performances of Annie at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. Starring Hudson Valley local Brooke Lynn as the eponymous precocious redhead, and the res of the Clocktower Players, the production is always a delight. Tickets are $35 ($23 student and senior) but go up $3 at the door, so buying online is definitely the way to go.
How could we go an entire roundup without mentioning the best event of all? Hot on the heels of Westchester Magazine’s Unveiled Boutique Bridal Brunch, we’re teaming up with Bloomingdale’s White Plains for a Wedding Party and Fashion Show perfect for the newly engaged. Get a fun and easy crash-course in bridal registries (or groomly registries), talk to experts, and then snack on some delicious desserts while playing Bridal Bingo with Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings editor Jenn Andrlik, plus other fun games and prizes. Be sure to stick around for the fashion show hosted by personal shopper Kendra Porter, and all kinds of other fun!