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7 of the Coolest Arts Shows and Performances This March

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Photo by Nick Suttle

*Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, please contact venues for up to date cancelations.

 

March 5

Jazz Man

Three-time Grammy Award-winning guitar icon John Scofield will make his way to the Mamaroneck stage on March 5. Stopping by The Emelin Theatre, Scofield will perform solo for an intimate evening of his funk-tinged jazz sound that has influenced such masters as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Phil Lesh.

Photo courtesy of Westchester Broadway Theatre

March 9-10

Luck of the Irish

Have a soft spot for the ’90s sensation Lord of the Dance? If so, scratch that itch for lightning-fast footwork during Westchester Broadway Theatre’s Rhythm of the Dance Matinee. Audiences will have the chance to watch The National Dance Company of Ireland perform a dance spectacular full of traditional Irish step dancing, instruments, songs, and eye-catching costumes.

March 5 thru May 3

Get Shook

Inspired by Shakespeare’s timeless play Twelfth Night, this creative stage show provides an extremely unlikely take on the hits of Elvis Presley. Onstage this month at Elmsford’s Westchester Broadway Theatre, All Shook Up incorporates hits by The King like “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Blue Suede Shoes” into a tale about a mysterious motorcyclist who shakes things up when he rolls into a sleepy American town.

Photo courtesy of Tarrytown Music Hall

March 21

King James

Whether you know him from Paul Blart: Mall Cop or as Doug Heffernan on the long-running CBS sitcom King of Queens, it’s safe to say Kevin James is a familiar face. This month, the actor-comedian known for turns in such feature films as Hitch, Grown Ups, and Zookeeper is making his way to the Tarrytown Music Hall for an evening of cutting comedy.

Photo courtesy of The Capitol Theater

March 26, 27, 28

Disco Nights

For three evenings in a row, famed jam pioneers The Disco Biscuits will be storming the Port Chester stage. Rising from the Philadelphia trance scene of the 1990s, the group still provides a heady mix of trippy electronic sounds with jam-band aesthetics. Drop by The Capitol Theatre this month and see why this freaky foursome has remained a force to be reckoned with.

Photo courtesy of Mark Clennon

March 27

Back in Black

Combining influences ranging from Jay Z and Nas to Shostakovich and Mozart,
Black Violin
has made a name for itself with its unmatched fusion of diverse genres. Composed of Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, the talented duo will be joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes when they return for two performances at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center this month.

What Color is a Banana (still). Artwork by Nicole Maloof

Thru April 30

Art Education

While it may seem that NYC is the wellspring of all area artists, one new show is proving that our region boasts some pretty exceptional talent of its own. Through April 30, .edu: Art Faculty of the Hudson Valley will feature both two- and three-dimensional works by 14 artist/educators from several area institutions, including Nancy Bowen, Janine Polak, Rachel Owen, and Glen Fogel.

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