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These Are the Best Things to Do in Westchester This Week

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Monday, February 17

If you haven’t noticed your kids running around the house on this fine Monday, congratulations. But if the prospect of making it through a whole week off from school seems tenuous at best, remember we’ve got a whole bevy of Presidents’ Day (Week) activities and camps you can sign them up for, many featuring day rates for you procrastinators!

 

Thursday, February 20

We’re easing into the end of a long holiday week with an adorable and fun recurring event, Read to Rover at the Mount Kisco Library. If your kids need a little practice learning to read (or if they just love doggos), the K9 Kids 4H Club will be bringing in specially trained therapy dogs so your little ones can read to them. It’s cute, it’s furry, and it’s free so stop by at 5 p.m. to meet some very good puppers and read them a story before their bedtime.

For a little more adult entertainment — in multiple senses of the phrase — Full House wholesome dad turned blue-humor comic Bob Saget will be performing at Tarrytown Music Hall starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $38.


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Friday, February 21

For something a bit louder, Kiss the Sky: World’s Greatest Tribute to Jimi Hendrix returns to the Peekskill Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre for a night of blistering guitar solos and hazy, purple nostalgia. Tickets start at $20, so snatch a couple up and be there for a rockin’ good show starting at 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 22

Saturday we’re focusing on a double-dose of artistic performances. At 2 p.m., Project Tapestry at the Ossining Public Library will feature a live jazz concert featuring original music and choreography at the Budarz Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

At 8 p.m., Hawaiian ukulele legend Jake Shimabukuro will grace the Emelin Theatre. Utilizing a range of string instrument skills — many never before applied to this particular instrument — the artist gained wide fame on YouTube for his surprising and awe-inspiring covers and original hits. Tickets start at $44.


Bonus:
All right, this one is actually in the Bronx but it’s ridiculous and we love it. The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park will be hosting a truly insane D&D session — yes, Dungeons & Dragons. Up to 7 players will join together for a 5-hour quest under Dungeon Master Tal Aviezer for a unique, site-specific game in the historic building, including live actors as the NPCs, gourmet “tavern fare” and drinks, live music, take-home gifts, custom props, and tons more. Tickets are $295.

 

Sunday, February 23

Sunday is for recovery. Namaste KMA at the Katonah Museum of Art is an excellent choice for a nice pre-brunch centering. The $25 ($20 for members) event includes a guided meditation session followed by free exploration of the KMA’s gallery space.

After centering your mind, feed it with some culture: The Ridgefielf Playhouse will be screening the Yuri Grigorovich choreographed Swan Lake by the Bolshoi Ballet at 12:45 p.m. Runtime is 165 minutes and tickets are $25 ($20 members/seniors, $15 students, free under 18).

Finally, at 3 p.m., The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is expected to delight audiences with a presentation of some truly surreal modern theater. MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me comes from the Musicians of Silence and features large-scale puppetry, masks, acrobatic displays, and absolute silence. Yes, the show features no dialogue or music, leaving the audience to experience the pure visual artistry (and each other’s giggling). Tickets start at $13.75.

 

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