Our Favorite Reasons to Get out of the House in March

Seen Inside Llewyn Davis? Have an interest in Hayao Miyazaki? Well, there’s something going on this month for you, and a whole lot more you should check out.


Animation for Every AgeMarch 2, 8, 15
Look, we all know kids love big-budget animated films, but how many times can a parent stand to hear “Let It Go” from Frozen? Maybe it’s time to get them off the Disney diet. There are other options out there, as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema proves. This month, you can find a series of films by Hayao Miyazaki, a Japanese animator beloved by animation fans of all ages—even your fickle tweens or sullen teens might be into him. Test it out by taking your littlest ones to see My Neighbor Totoro (rated G) on March 2, your older kids to see Princess Mononoke (rated PG-13) on March 8, or your in-betweeners to Spirited Away (rated PG) on March 15. 

Rebecca Mead reads at Spoken Interludes – March 11

Keith Barber stars in The Seafarer – March 13 – April 6

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The Schoolhouse Theater

Fit to PrintMarch 23 – June 15

Jasper Johns is a household name, but few know of his 30-year collaboration with master printer John Lund, who helped Johns achieve the exact results he was aiming for in the printing studio. (Lund even lives in a house on Johns’ Connecticut property.) The Katonah Museum of Art tells the story of their working relationship in its newest exhibition, Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio. There, you’ll be able to see 50 prints, including some lesser-known works. 

A Night at the Museum – March 23 – 30

Art doesn’t exist in a vacuum, but we rarely get to see works of art in conversation with each other. The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is about to change that with its “Acting Out” series, which features live performances done in front of the very works of art that inspired them. The series begins this month with two shows: The first, Meeting Chen Zhen: Drum as Doorway Between Worlds, is a multimedia performance—a mix of voice, drum, sound samples, and video—by Lisa Karrer with David Simons (pictured here), done in front of Chen Zhen’s large drum sculpture, Traitment Musical/Vibratoire. The other, Still Here, performed under Jeffrey Schrier’s winged installation Unfinished Flight, finds writers Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori Toppel adapting works from their collective memoir, Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers. “Acting Out” continues through July 27. 

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Punch It Up – March 30

You might not see much of Inside Llewyn Davis at this month’s Oscars, but the film’s soundtrack album has been everywhere, sparking a renewed interest in a certain kind of folk music. The Punch Brothers, a band out of (where else?) Brooklyn, got to join the likes of T Bone Burnett, Marcus Mumford, and Justin Timberlake and collaborate on a couple songs on the soundtrack. This month, you’ll have the chance to hear the Punch Brothers play their own music at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Unlike Llewyn Davis, the band writes music that has more of a bluegrass feel, as you can hear when they play songs from their recent album, Who’s Feeling Young Now?

Playing with Numbers: Musical Adventures in Math – March 30

Copland House at Merestead


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