The Top Events to Check out in Westchester This March

An Irish celebration in White Plains, a musical memoir, a performance at Purchase College, and more in Westchester this March.

March 2

Going Irish

The party doesn’t begin until this Irish entertainer sham-rocks the stage! Andy Cooney’s Irish Celebration brings the sights and sounds of Ireland to The White Plains Performing Arts Center with a show featuring the music, dance, songs, and comedy of Cooney’s homeland. Comedian and entertainer George Casey and folk singer Ciara Fox will join Cooney for a night full of laughs, fancy footwork, and Irish song.

Legendary Lupone
Photo by Douglas Friedman

March 2

Legendary Lupone

The only proper way to celebrate a theatrical career as notable as Patti Lupone’s is to put a musical memoir on tour, right? The three-time Tony-Award-winning actress is looking to get another encore while celebrating her life through song with Joseph Thalken, her longtime collaborator and musical director. After first hitting the Broadway stage in 1973 with Three Sisters, Lupone is finally reflecting on her enduring career onstage this month at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Mar 9–May 5

Ring the Bel

The history, culture, and environmental endangerment of Brazil are brought to vivid life in this exhibition on show at Verplanck’s KinoSaito Arts Center. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Bel Falleiros: Navel-Knot//Root-Rise, is the work, Vermelho como Brazil [As Red as Brazil], in which Falleirios employs Brazilwood, slow-growing native trees, to create vivid fabric dyes that reference the political unrest, ecological devastation, and incredible beauty of Brazil.

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Photo by Paula Lobo

March 16


A noted company for more than three decades, Doug Varone and Dancers evokes the sensations of love and loss with its striking new piece, To My Arms/Restore, a two-part choreographed embodiment of intimacy. Varone is returning to his place of study, Purchase College and its Performing Arts Center, with all the passion and visceral movement that has made his work so renowned.

Africa Ascending
Sanford Biggers. The Soothsayer, 2019-23. White marble on custom cedar plinth, marble: 33 1/4 x 27 1/4 x 21 in. (84.5 x 69.2 x 53.3 cm) plinth: 16 1/2 x 38 3/8 x 33 in. (41.9 x 97.5 x 83.8 cm) overall: 49 3/4 x 38 1/2 x 33 in. (126.4 x 97.8 x 83.8 cm) unique within a series, photo: Lance Brewer. © Sanford Biggers. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, and Aspen.

Mar 17–June 30

Africa Ascending

A group of acclaimed artists grapple with their personal connections to Africa and its reverberations through Western culture in this vibrant exhibition at The Katonah Museum of Art. On show from March 17 to June 30, There is A Body features the work of David O. Alekhuogie, Sanford Biggers, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Matthew Angelo Harrison, each offering a unique take on African art’s significance in the modern canon and adaptation into contemporary aesthetics.

Super Songstress
Photo by Kat Villacorta

March 21

Super Songstress

One of the biggest names in Americana just hit the road in support of her new album, Hard Bargain. Emmylou Harris is a renowned artist with thirteen gramophones on her shelf for success in country, alternative, and folk-style music. Forty years into her career, Harris has shifted from covers to penning original songs that are both universal and deeply autobiographical. Head to The Capitol Theatre for a healthy mix of electric guitar and intriguing hints of spirituality with this acclaimed artist.

March 22

Cracking Wise

Kathy Griffin once said, “I constantly say things I regret; I mortify myself constantly…” and that’s probably why audiences love her. Known for her Bravo show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, the two-time Emmy-Award-winning comedian and actress is hitting the Tarrytown Music Hall stage with her new standup show, “My Life on the PTSD-List,” a live collection of her best unfiltered quips, wisecracks, and pop-culture observations.

JFK Funeral. Washington D.C., 1963, Photography by John Shearer, Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art SUNY Purchase.
JFK Funeral. Washington D.C., 1963, Photography by John Shearer, Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art SUNY Purchase.

Ongoing through April 7

American Made

Explore watershed moments in our country’s history through this collection of noted images by lauded photojournalist John Shearer. On show through the spring at The Capa Space in Yorktown Heights, American Moments: John Shearer provides a firsthand look at the civil rights movement, social unrest, such as the Attica Prison uprising, and world-changing cultural events of the 60s and 70s, including the funerals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy.

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