The Hottest Things to Do in Westchester This January

Art exhibitions, musical performances, comedy, and more to enjoy throughout Westchester County in January.

Ongoing through March 3

Hometown Heroes

Few realize our region has birthed some of the world’s top Hip Hop artists, and in this lively new exhibition at the Hudson River Museum, more than five decades of Hip Hop culture in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and the Bronx is celebrated. On show through March 3, Hip Hop Heroes investigates the contributions of musicians like DMX, Mary J. Blige, and The Lox through the vibrant artworks and artifacts of community members.

Ongoing through Jan 28

Phantom Thread

So much of Syrian history and culture is interwoven with textiles, as evidenced by this fascinating exhibition on show at the Katonah Museum of Art through the end of the month. Highlighting exquisite works produced between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries, Stories of Syria’s Textiles: Art and Heritage Across Two Millennia features finely woven clothing and unique silk garments that attest to the outsize economic, artistic, and social relevance of textiles.

Jan 12 & 13

All That Jazz

Calling all cool cats…French jazz sensation, The Camille Bertault Trio is making its way to our county for two evenings of smoky songs. Onstage this month at Tarrytown’s Jazz Forum Arts, Bertault is an award-winning pianist and singer currently signed to Sony France; she released her fifth album, Bonjour Mon Amour, in 2023.

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Linda Eder
Courtesy of Linda Eder

Jan 20

Garden of Eder

This month, the White Plains Performing Arts Center is welcoming an artist adept at Broadway standards, jazz, country, pop, and much more. Kicking off her career with a 1987 appearance on Star Search, Linda Eder has since drawn rave reviews for her award-winning Broadway stint in Jekyll & Hyde, fleet of solo records, and compelling stage performances, which local music lovers can now experience.

Jan Art
Loie Hollowell, Yellow Mountains, 2016, oil paint, acrylic medium, sawdust, and high density foam on linen mounted panel. 48 x 66 x 3 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery. Photo: Feuer Mesler Gallery.

Jan 21 through August 11

Inner Space

Artist Loie Hollowell’s punchy abstract works receive their first museum survey, as well as their first presentation on the East Coast, in this exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. On show January 21 through August 11, Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years explores the development of Hollowell’s visual language and its intersections with autobiography, mysticism, and biology through paintings, pastels, and never-before-exhibited works on paper.

Chamber Made
Photo by Tritan Cook

Jan 27

Chamber Made

Swoon over classical masterpieces when the acclaimed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents a program exploring music of the early 20th century at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. Focusing on pieces that helped shape contemporary chamber music, the CMS of Lincoln Center will present a program featuring works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Reynaldo Hahn, Eugène Ysaÿe, and Ernest Bloch.

Multi-Talented Maestro
Courtesy of Tarrytown Music Hall

Jan 26

Multi-Talented Maestro

A two-time Emmy-Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, director, and producer, Craig Ferguson is a man who knows how to entertain. Famous for his 10-year stint on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and roles in films like Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Then Came You, the Peabody-Award-winning funnyman and New York Times bestselling author will be cracking wise onstage at Tarrytown Music Hall this month.

Jan 30

Bird’s the Word

When it comes to sugary-sweet, Technicolor-infused musicals of the 1960s, it’s difficult to do much better than Bye Bye Birdie. This 1963 comedy based on a Broadway hit follows the antics that ensue when teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie is drafted. Head to The Bedford Playhouse to catch this cult-favorite flick starring Dick Van Dyke, Ann Margaret, and Bobby Rydell.

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