Chinese Lunar New Year, Hindenberg, Royal Hanneford Circus

Preview our editors’ favorite events for the week of Feb. 14-20, 2013


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Friday, February 15
Oscar Nominated Shorts

Looking for a leg up in your Oscar pool? Familiarize yourself with the categories that no one else masters: the shorts. The Irvington Town Hall Theater hosts a night of Oscar Nominated Shorts, featuring the nominees for both the animated and live-action short categories. (Our favorite? Paperman by Cornwall’s John Kahrs.)… More

Chinese Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at GEM Cuisines of China. Join restaurateur Paul Chou as he presents a 21-dish banquet menu in honor of the Year of the Snake. Cedar shoot fried rice with vegetables, gargantuan shrimp with Chinese broccoli stems, and triple-braised baby ribs with pickled vegetables are among the options offered in this celebration… More

Dinner & Dancing

Treat your valentine to a fun night of Dinner & Dancing at Le Château. Enjoy live music by three-piece band Dom & Nick; the group performs classics by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby. The country estate setting and French cuisine make for a romantic evening out… More

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Brewery Night

Head down to The Craftsman Ale House to try brews from the small-batch brewery Perennial Artisan Ales—known for beers such as Abraxas, Peace Offering, and Milk Chocolate Stout. It’s your chance to try these ales during Brewery Night, when you can get a full flight… More

Saturday, February 16 
Adoption Event

Postponed from early February due to the snowstorm, the Adoption Event for Pets Alive Westchester has been rescheduled to February 16 and 17 at Churchills of Mount Kisco. Enjoy treats from Fig & Olive (Saturday between 2 and 4 pm only) and meet adorable, adoptable animals looking for permanent homes. All adopters will receive a free gift… More

Royal Hanneford Circus

It’s one of our favorite local traditions: Every President’s Day Weekend, the Royal Hanneford Circus comes to town. There, you can see daredevils, acrobats, and trapeze stars, along with tigers and elephants. There are three shows a day at the Westchester County CenterMore

Words That Paint


Writers have always been inspired by great works of art. See proof in action at the Words That Paint: The New Hudson Valley School in Poetry and Prose event at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. There, writers and professional actors will take to the museum to read short plays and poems inspired by the current… More

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Comix Who Care

Eat, drink, and laugh—all for a good cause. Vintage Lounge & Restaurant will be hosting the Comix Who Care Charity Event, headlined by Vincent James Pietrafesa, with proceeds going to help the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts… More

Artie Tobia Band

Check out the original music of the Artie Tobia Band when they perform at the Set Back Inn. See why the Journal News likened Artie Tobia to the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen… More


If you weren’t fortunate enough to be around for the real Zeppelin experience, Hindenberg is your chance to catch the next best thing. From “Heartbreaker” to “The Song Remains the Same,” they’ll play all of Zep’s greatest hits, note for note, at MTK TavernMore

Sunday, February 17  
Kids’ Open Mic

Bring your budding Beyoncé and aspiring Justin Bieber for a Kids’ Open Mic Night at 12 Grapes. Musicians and singers ages 17 or under are encouraged to showcase their talents on stage. There is a $10 burger special for all children. An adult must accompany any child under 15. Sign-up begins at 5:15 pm… More

Amish Outlaws

They may be straight outta Lancaster, but they’ll perform anything from Snoop Dogg to Toby Keith to Adele. See the Amish Outlaws when they perform at Rory Dolan’s Restaurant, Bar & CaterersMore

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Wednesday, February 20
Oscar Talk

Can’t believe that Ben Affleck didn’t get a Best Director Oscar nomination? Gleeful that Benh Zeitlin did? Gather with other Oscar aficionados for the Oscar Talk at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Former New York Times writer Janet Maslin and Grantland blogger Mark Harris will get into a serious discussion about this year’s crop of Academy Award nominees… More

The Wines of Italy

Experience fine Italian wines at Bar’Lees Wine and Whiskey Bar’s The Wines of Italy class. Attendees will learn about four regions (Tuscany, Abruzzo, Piedmont, and Veneto) and four wines (Chianti, Barbera, Valpolicella, and Montepulciano). Cheese, bread, crackers, and olives—plus wine—will be served. Registration is required… More

Family Meal Week

Be a part of a unique cooking experience at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture during the February school break. Family Meal Week: Make & Take teaches 7- to 10-year-old children kitchen tips and tricks. They will create a nutritious and easy-to-make winter meal, and then take it home to share with the rest of the family. This event runs Thursday and Friday as well… More

Thursday, February 21
Wines of Northern Italy

Discover some of Northern Italy’s most elegant wine selections at Westchester Italian Cultural Center’s Wines of Northern Italy tasting. Participants will taste selections ranging from hearty red wines to sweet and fruity dessert wines to sparkling spumante. Learn the techniques behind the grapes and wine production while enjoying… More

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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