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8 of the Coolest Things to Do in Westchester This February

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The Sound of Music

February 9
Thought a film score couldn’t sound any better than at the multiplex? Think again, as several movies are brought to vivid life during this performance of works by Leonard Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, and John Williams at Purchase’s Performing Arts Center. The Westchester Philharmonic presents A Sound Vision, in which compositions that have been featured on the silver screen — including West Side Story Suite, music from North by Northwest, and “Escapade,” from Catch Me if You Can — will be performed following a brief artist’s talk.

Photo courtesy of Bedford Playhouse

The Full Monty

February 11
If the only thing you love more than watching Monty Python films is quoting every classic line as you do, The Bedford Playhouse has a must-attend event in store for you. Experience the troupe’s  seminal 1975 comedy hit as never before, during Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Quote-Along, where guests are encouraged to recite all jokes at will from this irreverent tale about the trials and tribulations of King Arthur.

Photo by Stephanie Mitchell

People’s Poet

February 13
When American Book Award winner Jericho Brown takes the mic, poetry lovers take note. A New Orleans native, Brown is also the 2011 winner of the National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and the 2015 recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. This month, the beloved bard will read from his most recent collection, The Tradition, answer audience questions, and sign books at Ridgefield’s Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.

Photo by David McClister

Trick Shot

February 14
Catch a performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees who have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide when radio mainstays Cheap Trick drop by The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Known for hits like “Dream Police” and “Surrender,” the rockers are bound to show why they remain perennial fan-favorites, having aced more than 5,000 shows worldwide.

 

Photo courtesy of Tarrytown Music Hall

From the Heart

February 14
All romantics are invited to the Tarrytown Music Hall’s Classical Valentine’s Day Concert, featuring a performance of works by Chopin, as well as a post-show Champagne-and-dessert reception with the musicians for premium ticket holders. The romantically geared performance will be led by renowned Carnegie Hall pianist Katya Grineva, along with celebrated cellist Byron Duckwall.

 

Photo by Brian Friedman

Sitcom King

February 20
Rocketing to fame as Danny Tanner in the hit show Full House, Bob Saget remains a force to be reckoned with. A star of the Netflix reboot Fuller House and the familiar voice of Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Saget is himself a sharp-tongued, even raunchy, standup comedian. This month, catch the acclaimed funnyman onstage at The Tarrytown Music Hall, where he will undoubtedly display some of his unabridged humor.

Photo courtesy of the Capitol Theater

Head for the Hill

February 20
Attention music lovers: Hip-hop legend Lauryn Hill is headed straight for Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre. A lead member of the chart-topping Fugees, Hill struck out on her own with the incredibly successful 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which earned the star five Grammys and countless fans. This month, Hill will take the stage for a rare performance of her iconic tunes.

 

Hog-Nosed Snake with Prey, CT Scan. Image courtesy of Dr. Ed Stanley and Dr. David Blackburn

Skin Deep

Through July 19
With a new gallery open as part of a massive renovation underway, now is an excellent time to stop by The Bruce Museum. This month, the Greenwich institution unveils Under the Skin, an exhibition that explores the incredible inner workings of animals through cutting-edge imaging tech. An associated lecture series features several renowned scientists whose work is included in the exhibit, which will be on show from Feb 1 to July 19.

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