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The Hottest Things to Do in Westchester in November

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Photo by Aria Isadora / Courtesy of the Neuberger Museum of Art

Our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month include a concert at the Emelin and a holiday market in Port Chester.

Thru Dec 23

Latin Pastoral

Soak up the calm beauty of people merrily dancing, fishing, making music, and eating in this retrospective solo exhibition on show at Purchase College’s Neuberger Museum of Art. Nicolás De Jesús: A Mexican Artist for Global Justice features more than three decades of etchings by the acclaimed artist of ironic skeleton characters celebrating or fighting for justice, as well as bucolic, large-scale etchings inspired by life in his native Mexican community.

Artist for global justice

Photo by Aria Isadora/ Courtesy of the Neuberger Museum of Art

Thru Jan 22

Art of Adversity

Take a stroll through the work of the late illustrator, writer, and artist in the Katonah Museum of Art’s powerful, new show, Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney. Through January 22, visitors can experience more than 80 illustrations, dummy books, and working drawings from seven children’s publications that Pinkney produced between 1979 and 2020, investigating such issues as social justice, adversity, and the history of the civil rights movement in America.

civil right art

Courtesy of the estate of Jerry Pinkney. ⓒ 2019 Jerry Pinkney. Photograph by Peter Jacobs.

Nov 5

June Bug

Local music lovers are in for a treat when Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Valerie June makes her way to Mamaroneck’s Emelin Theatre this month. Once name-checked by Bob Dylan, June’s latest album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, took home a 2022 Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Song, as well as Americana Honors & Awards nominations for both Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Nov 3 thru Dec 3

Local Color

This punchy exhibition on show at Larchmont’s Lincoln Glenn art gallery illuminates the career of noted, New York-based artist Alan Fenton. Alan Fenton: Reconsidering the 50s Paintings takes a broad view of the abstract artist’s work, with energetic paintings that demonstrate the influence of greats like Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, and Barnett Newman.

Nov 20

Lute and Holler

The winner of a Grammy, two Gramophone Awards, an RPS Award, and the Critics’ Circle Award, British countertenor Iestyn Davies is a major name in classical music. He’ll be taking the stage at Katonah’s Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts this month with a program of late-Renaissance Italian, French, and English songs, accompanied by lutenist Thomas Dunford.

Caramoor Center for Music and The Arts

Photo by Chris Sorensen/ Courtesy of Caramoor Center for Music and The Arts

Nov 9

Mac Attack

A former member of the zeitgeist-shifting rock band Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham is making his way to Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre this month as part of his solo tour. With seven studio albums and three live records released as a solo artist, Buckingham is touring behind the release of his 2021 self-titled album, which was named one of the year’s 10 best by Entertainment Weekly.

The Capital Theatre

Courtesy of the Capitol Theatre

Nov 15 thru Dec 24

Shopping Clay

From whimsical ornaments to unique pieces of dinnerware, the Clay Holiday Market has once again arrived in Port Chester. Customers can drop by the Clay Art Center in-person or shop on its website for both functional pottery and ceramic sculptures, including mugs, serving pieces, and decorative works by local and nationally recognized artists.

Christmas art

By Jess Palmer

Nov 20

Towering Talent

Step back into the 1970s with songs like “So Very Hard to Go” and “What Is Hip?” when the California-based music mainstays Tower of Power overtake Tarrytown Music Hall. Touring for more than five decades, the R&B/funk pioneers remain known for their eight Billboard Hot 100 hits and an impressive 22 studio albums.

Tarrytown Music Hall

Courtesy of Tarrytown Music Hall

Related: The Fall Concerts to Bookmark in Westchester County

 

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