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6 Westchester Happenings to Bookmark This November

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Dashon Burton, photo by Tatiana Daubek

A comedy special from Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, a concert from Caramoor, and an exhibit from Hudson River Museum make this month unforgettable.

Brewin’ Laughs

November 6

Acclaimed for his freewheeling storytelling, former Saturday Night Live cast member Jim Breuer’s comedic chops have been on display in standup specials featured on Comedy Central, Amazon Prime, and on the late-night talk-show circuit. Expect the Kevin Can Wait actor to bring some much-needed comic relief to the craziness of modern life, technology, and the 24-hour news cycle at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater this month.

Dashon Fellow

November 8

For a break from the usual Netflix time block, sink your Sunday afternoon instead into the rich bass-baritone of Dashon Burton. From the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, Burton pairs with pianist Lindsay Garritson for a Caramoor live-streamed concert, combining Schumann’s Dichterliebe with works from composers such as John Dowland and Charles Brown.

*Note: Since press time the livestream of Dashon Burton has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 21.

Spanish Strings

November 16 & 17

Known for combining classical peices from the likes of Brahms and Beethoven with popular works, along the lines of Coldplay and Tupac, guest conductor Steve Hackman teams with guitarist Thomas Flippin for two classical-guitar concerts presented by the Stamford Symphony, titled A Dance With Spanish Guitar. Having performed in venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Hackman and Flippin are now bringing their unique talents to Stamford’s Palace Theatre.

Heidi Casto, Coffee in the Morning, Cocktails in the Evening

Creativity Against COVID

Thru December 31

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Chester’s Clay Art Center has launched a virtual and physical art exhibition exploring and documenting this unique moment in time. With a focus on ceramics, Connections features artists working in a host of different media as a way of sharing the experiences of this truly unprecedented period. Whether it be a teapot, rhino, cactus, or gourd, something in the collection is likely to draw you into the eclectic tableau.

Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jason Mandella

Art Star

Thru May 9

It’s safe to say the Frank Stella survey in Ridgefield will have you seeing stars. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Stella has used stars big and small as a theme throughout his abstract expressionist sculpture. The full diversity of the National Medal of Arts recipient’s stellar creations can be enjoyed in the indoor gallery and the outdoor garden during Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey, at the Aldrich Contemporary Museum.

Photo by Jordan Matter, courtesy of Hudson River Museum

Vicarious Vacationing

Thru August 8

With travel restricted for the moment, there may actually be no better time to explore new places. That would be the hope for the Hudson River Museum’s new physical exhibition, at least. Landscape Art and Virtual Travel features depictions of the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the Grand Canyon by such masters as David Hockney and Cynthia Diagnault — it even explores issues of race and the environment — all while scratching that itch for travel and adventure.