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For the Young Americans
You might not have the time to jet over to London to wander around the Victoria and Albert Museum, but thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers, you won’t have to. The theater will screen David Bowie Is, a documentary about an exhibition of the same name that covers the life of the legendary musician. Look for commentary by fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, and other stylish luminaries.
Get the Party Started
Who says you have to wait until your actual anniversary to start celebrating your anniversary? Like with most things, ArtsWestchester in White Plains is ahead of the curve. Next year, the organization will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, with a year of festivities in the works. But it’ll kick-start the celebration this month with a “When It All Began” gala at 900 King Street in Rye Brook.
Theater, journalism, and photography combine for Basetrack Live, a powerfully moving multimedia experience about the war in Afghanistan. It started when photojournalist Teru Kuwayama launched a web project to connect marines to their families back home. The innovative theater company En Garde Arts then turned their experiences into a performance with live music, film, and photos from Afghanistan illustrating the words of the marines. Combined, you get a truer picture of what it’s like to fight in the war than you’ll ever see on TV or in movies. See Basetrack Live when it comes to the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College.
Great Gig in Tarrytown
Pink Floyd will release The Endless River, its first new album in 20 years, on November 10—but, be honest, you just want to hear the old stuff. Head to the Tarrytown Music Hall to see Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine, who will re-create a Floyd concert with dazzling lights and special effects.
Nov 9 – Mar 8
Disfarmer in the Dell
Talk about being unappreciated in his lifetime: Michael Meyer—who renamed himself Disfarmer—spent most of his life as a portrait photographer, selling inexpensive shots to tourists and farmers. Now, his photos are widely celebrated, and you can see them at the Neuberger Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, Becoming Disfarmer: A Portrait Photographer and His Archive.
Some Strings Attached
It’s rare to see a performance of Debussy’s children’s ballet, The Toy Box—and even rarer to see it performed by marionettes. The Salzburg Marionettes, a 100-year-old performing arts troupe, brings its life-sized puppets to perform Debussy’s work at Westchester Community College in Valhalla.
A Good Guy
Buddy Guy is the guitarist that other guitarists look up to; everyone from Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix sings his praises. In his 60-year career, he’s racked up five Grammy awards and a slew of memorable songs, including “Stone Crazy,” “First Time I Met the Blues,” “T-Bone Shuffle,” and “Ten Years Ago.” If you’re in the mood to hear the blues, you can see the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer when he visits the Ridgefield Playhouse.