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This Weekend: August 14 – 20

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

With smash hits like “These Words” and “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” it would be wise to arrive early for the free Natasha Bedingfield concert at Playland tonight. The pop star hit the scene in 2004 with her debut album Unwritten, which sold 2.5 million copies and garnished a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Seating for the show is limited, so be sure to bring a blanket or chairs.
Playland
Playland Parkway, Rye
(914) 813-7010
ryeplayland.org
8 pm
Concert admission, free; $5 parking

 

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It may be August for us, but at the Westchester Broadway Theatre it’s “Springtime for Hitler” as The Producers hits the stage through November 15. Unforgettable characters like Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom make this musical a hilarious journey. And with a director like David Edwards, who played both Bialystock and Bloom in the National Tour, the show will certainly be a flawless representation of the Broadway smash.
Westchester Broadway Theatre
75 Clearbrook Rd, Elmsford
(914) 592-2222
broadwaytheatre.com
Times vary
$73 (plus tax); Wednesday & Thursday matinees, $60 (plus tax)

 

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oftentimes, history is chronicled through the eyes of an adult, but today at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, times past will be told From A Child’s Perspective. See what it was like to be a kid living in the 19th century by partaking in interactive scavenger hunts, playing with period toys, and even listening to tales by youngsters “from” that era.
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Ln (off Route 9), Tarrytown
(914) 631-8200
hudsonvalley.org
10 am – 5 pm
$6-$12; members and children under five, free

 

Friday, August 15, 2008

Main Street in Tarrytown is always bustling with activity, but will be practically bursting at the seams during tonight’s Third Friday celebration. Shop the many stores—Baby Bee’s, Flying Fingers Yarn Shop, Whimsies Incognito—for special sales, check out live music at Coffee Labs Roasters, and, of course, feast at the many restaurants such as Jack and Dyl’s, Santa Fe, and Lago di Como.
Downtown Tarrytown
(914) 374-5884
tarrytownthirdfriday.com
5 pm – 9 pm
Free

 

Friday, August 15, 2008

Have something to say? Get it all off your chest at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center Open Mike Night. Whether you’re a poet, essayist, or writer—you will have five minutes to share your prose with fellow scribes. Arrive early to mingle and nosh on light refreshments. On the shy side? Eager listeners are required to make this event a literary success!
The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Dr, Sleepy Hollow
(914) 332-5953
writerscenter.org
7:30, sign-up; 8 pm readings begin
$3 Donation

 

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Single Gourmet – Metro NY will be hosting an event tonight at “E” Restaurant & Lounge in Mt. Kisco. While you mingle with your fellow singles, the eatery, formerly known as Eduardo’s, will be serving up an Italian feast after passing around crab cakes, meatballs, and risotto balls. After dinner, grab a date and hit the dance floor when The Right Stuff takes the stage playing cover songs from the 60s to today!
E Restaurant & Lounge
77 South Moger Ave, Mt. Kisco
(914) 600-4267
erestaurantlounge.com
6:45 pm, drinks; 7:30 pm, dinner
$64 includes appetizers, 4 course meal, wine, tax, and gratuity

 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Head to the Tarrytown Music Hall tonight to see Suzanne Vega, the star who brought quirky folk sounds to the forefront in the 80s and 90s. As a regular at 90s music festival Lilith Fair, Vega made her mark with lyrical masterpieces like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner,” and is still going strong with her seventh album, Beauty & Crime, released in 2007.
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main St, Tarrytown
(914) 631-3390
tarrytownmusichall.org
8 pm
$35-$50

 

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Are there more to bats than just rabies and vampire legends? Find out today during “Bats!”—a special event at the Greenburgh Nature Center. Join museum curator Travis Brady as he delves into the underworld of these mysterious creatures; maybe they aren’t as scary as we might think? Stick around after to get a first-hand view of the mammals in action.
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 723-3470
greenburghnaturecenter.org
2 pm
$3/members; $5/nonmembers

 

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