Rosanne Cash | Photo courtesy of Tarrytown Music Hall
A film festival in Yonkers, a rock concert in Port Chester, and a play at the Bedford Historical Hall make the month unforgettable.
Founded in 2019, Katonah Classic Stage (KCS) had to defer a few dreams due to the coronavirus. Now back on their feet and set to present their inaugural show with a reinvigorated cast, KCS will be presenting David Mamet’s moving play Oleanna this month at the Bedford Historical Hall. The play follows the gripping conversation of a young college student and her professor, touching on contemporary hot topics, like #MeToo and cancel culture.
After a trying year for cinema, YoFi Fest is back. The 2021 Yonkers Film Festival will take place again with a roster of screenings, panels, workshops, and parties, all celebrating the glory of independent film in Westchester. With both an opening-night Red Carpet Reception and closing Audience Choice Awards Ceremony, regional film fans can finally view cutting-edge works by some of the county’s most talented young filmmakers.
The Bedford Playhouse has begun welcoming audiences back into its opulent theaters. This month, the playhouse will be screening the film Dark Waters as part of its ongoing Environmental Series. The 2019 thriller, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins, tells the story of a corporate defense attorney (played by Mark Ruffalo) who faces off against chemical-manufacturing corporation DuPont after it poisons a small town.
Country music boasts many big acts, but Rosanne Cash stands out. A four-time Grammy Award winner boasting 21 top-40 country hits and 11 Billboard No. 1 singles, Cash will take the stage at Tarrytown Music Hall on Nov 13 for a performance of her smoky, smart, and deeply American music. Along with her 15 acclaimed studio albums, Cash is also the author of four books, including the bestselling memoir Composed.
The English Way
Looking for some moving classical music to transport you to another time? You’re not alone. Those who yearn for another era (or just love a great overture) are invited to drop by Katonah’s Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, where internationally acclaimed classical orchestra The English Concert will perform a striking all-Vivaldi program on period instruments, including selections from the composer’s celebrated L’Estro Armonico.
Jersey Boy Wonder
Classic-rock legends Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will be taking the stage at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre this month for a rare area show. With the enduring popularity of the Broadway megahit Jersey Boys, Valli is nearly as popular today as he was in the 1960s, when he stormed the charts with hits such as “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
Nov 21 thru Jan 29
Those craving both elegant art and a scenic respite may want to head to Pleasantville’s Rockefeller State Park Preserve. There, they will find a fascinating exhibition by the acclaimed American painter and sculptor Dorothy Gillespie. On show at the preserve’s art gallery, the exhibition will feature bright, multihued works by Gillespie, who was a major figure in the feminist art movement of the 1960s and ’70s.
When rounding up the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, it’s difficult to overlook Bob Dylan. The owner of a Nobel Prize in Literature and 10 Grammys has decided to embark upon his first national tour since 1984, stopping in Westchester along the way. Known for a 60-year career crafting some of the most influential songs and albums ever written, this iconic troubadour will be on display in the flesh when he drops by Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre for a two-night stint.