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Your Complete December Events Guide in Westchester County

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December 18 CHERISH THE LADIES At Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown | Photo courtesy Cherish the Ladies

From comedy shows to seasonal musicals and even a country performance by a Westchester native, there’s so much to do this month.

Art

Ongoing through Dec 11

HUNT SLONEM. Slonem’s third solo exhibition with Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, this show features a selection of recent paintings and sculptures by the acclaimed Expressionist. Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale (914.723.8738; madelynjordonfineart.com)

Ongoing through Dec 24

CLAY HOLIDAY MARKET. From menorahs and mugs to ornaments and dinnerware, this seasonal sale features hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture created by both local and national artists. The Clay Art Center, Ridgefield (914.937.2047; clayartcenter.org)

Ongoing through Dec 24

THE RISE OF SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE ARTS OF MEXICO SINCE THE REVOLUTION. This exhibition, featuring a host of works from the permanent collection of The Neuberger Museum of Art, chronicles the enormous ideological shift that took place in Mexico between 1910 and 1920. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase (914.251.6100; neuberger.org)

Ongoing through Jan 16

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART IN THE 20TH CENTURY. Comprising 43 exuberant paintings and sculptures, this exhibit presents a welcome celebration of Black life in America, featuring artists like Romare Bearden and Felrath Hines. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers (914.963.4550; hrm.org)

Ongoing through Jan 23

ARRIVALS. This wide-ranging exhibit explores Americans’ varied origin stories through a series of arrival moments, such as Ellis Island, the Pilgrims, and the Middle Passage, with 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present.Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah (914.767.2969; katonahmuseum.org)

Ongoing through April 24

TIM PRENTICE: AFTER THE MOBILE – OUTDOOR INSTALLATION. The second half of a two-part solo exhibition by Connecticut-based artist Tim Prentice features five outdoor works, 20 indoor pieces, and a video installation. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (203.438.4519; aldrichart.org)

Ongoing through May 1

KARLA KNIGHT: NAVIGATOR. Scientific schematics, the occult, surrealism, Native American symbolism, and early-20th-century abstraction combine in the pulsating work of Karla Knight, featured in this selection of paintings, and works on paper. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (203.438.4519; aldrichart.org)

Film

Oct 27

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. An angel descends from Heaven to show a despairing businessman how much his family and friends truly need him. The Avon Theatre, Stamford (203.967.3660; avontheatre.org)

Music

Classical & Opera

Dec 2

ORCHESTRA 914. The recently rebranded Chappaqua Orchestra takes to the Peekskill stage with a new name, performing an array of cherished seasonal songs. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill (914.739.0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Dec 11

NEW YORK POLYPHONY. This New York-based a cappella quartet performs a selection of holiday music spanning seven centuries in Caramoor’s elegant Music Room. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah (914.232.1252; caramoor.org)

Dec 15–19

HOLIDAY TEA MUSICALE. Enjoy hot tea, or hot chocolate and marshmallows, along with finger sandwiches and dessert as you hear talented musicians performing seasonal classics. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah (914.232.1252; caramoor.org)

Music

Jazz, Folk, Rock & Pop

Dec 1

CHRIS ISAAK. The Grammy-nominated musician/actor known for smoky hits like “Wicked Games” and “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” drops by Port Chester. The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester (914.937.4126; thecapitoltheatre.com)

Dec 11

MARTIN SEXTON & KT TUNSTALL. The multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter KT Tunstall is joined by acclaimed musician and producer Martin Sexton. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown (914.631.3390; tarrytownmusichall.org)

Dec 17

MELISSA ERRICO. Broadway star, Tony Award nominee, and Westchester local Melissa Errico performs a dazzling selection of holiday songs with a little help from jazz pianist Billy Stritch. The Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck (914.689.0098; emelin.org)

Dec 18

CHERISH THE LADIES. Catch this Celtic Christmas show performed by this Grammy-nominated Irish American supergroup. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown (914.631.3390; tarrytownmusichall.org)

Cherish the Ladies performing on stage

December 18 CHERISH THE LADIES At Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown | Photo courtesy Cherish the Ladies

Dance

Dec 10, 11, 12

THE NUTCRACKER. Experience Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic about Sugar Plum Fairies and living toy soldiers elegantly brought to life onstage during three-nights of performance. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Theater

Dec 3–30

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL. Catch Broadway legends Alan Menken and Lynn Ahren’s toe-tapping, revivified adaptation of Charles Dickens’ immortal holiday tale. White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains (914.328.1600; wppac.com)

Special Events

Dec 4

A SWINGIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS. This lighthearted take on the holiday specials of the 1950s and ’60s features The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Glee actor Jane Lynch singing seasonal standards alongside a host of talented guests. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown (914.631.3390; tarrytownmusichall.org)

Dec 18

JESSICA LYNN’S A VERY COUNTY CHRISTMAS. This fun-filled holiday multimedia presentation features marching bands, dancers, choirs, special effects, and a visit from old Saint Nick, all while raising money and collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill (914.739.0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Comedy

Dec 2

JAY LENO. Late-night-TV icon, bestselling author, and legendary standup comedian Jay Leno cracks wise on The Ridgefield Playhouse stage for a rare area performance. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (203.438.5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Dec 17

LIBERTY COMEDY. Catch a series of sidesplitting standup acts by comedians Nore Davis, Ophira Eisenberg, Liz Miele, and Shaun Eli.The Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck (914.689.0098; emelin.org)


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