Catch a screening of Nixon at the Jacob Burns Film Center—then partake in a special Q&A with acclaimed and controversial director Oliver Stone, whose George W. Bush biopic, W, opens this fall. Nixon, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, chronicles the demise of our 37th president before, during, and after the Watergate scandal. New York Times critic Janet Maslin will accompany Stone for the Q&A.
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville
Thursday, August 7, 2008
American Idol finalist from Season 5, Elliot Yamin, will entertain the (potentially screaming) masses at Rye Playland tonight. Even though he was voted off after making it to the final three (along with Katherine McPhee and Taylor Hicks), Yamin has still made a name for himself—his self-titled album debuted at number three on the Billboard charts and his single, “Wait For You,” ranked at number 11 on the Pop 100 Airplay in 2007. Due to limited seating, get comfy and bring your own blankets and chairs!
Playland Pkwy, Rye
We’re (sadly) in the home stretch of the summer season—and what better way to celebrate than with a classic warm-weather film at the Emelin Theatre? Summer of ’42 stars Jennifer O’Neill as a lonely, married woman awaiting her husband’s return from WWII. Things get complicated once a young Hermie (Gary Grimes) enters Dorothy’s (O’Neill) life when he and his family vacation on Nantucket Island.
153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck
You wouldn’t think a bar with a name like Westchester Sports Bar & Grille would host a “Sizzling Salsa Party” every Friday night—but they do. Tonight they’re celebrating one year of sexy moves and sultry music. Arrive early for free lessons and stay to shimmy your hips to the 10-piece salsa band, Ray Ramos Y La Sonora. There will also be prizes, a live DJ, and plenty of drink specials.
Westchester Sports Bar & Grille/The Haunt
320 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers
Doors open at 8:30 pm; lessons at 9 pm; DJ at 10 pm; live band at 11 pm
This event is 21+
Zappa Plays Zappa—a tribute show devoted to the late Frank Zappa—features Frank’s own son, Dweezil, on lead guitar. The group has been touring all over the globe and touches down tonight at the Paramount. By replicating the set from Zappa’s Joe’s Garage tour, and performing hits such as “Magic Fingers” and Tiny Lights,” the band should make this a memorable evening for all.
Paramount Center for the Arts
1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
The boys of Someday Radio take the stage at Vintage tonight. The band formed back in 2004 when brothers Mike, Tom, and Pete Dwyer—along with lifelong friends Vince Curry and Greg de Sousa—were asked to perform at a Westchester party. They now performs hits by favorites such as U2 and Oasis, as well as their own original tunes, all over the country—from Florida to California.
171 Main Street, White Plains
Celebrate corn season with a special Corn Roast at the Ossining Farmers’ Market. Back to show off his roasting competence, “Corn King” Pono Wong will serve up ears fresh from his self-designed roasting barrel. And be sure to wash all those sweet kernels down with a glass of refreshing, free lemonade.
Ossining Farmers’ Market
Main and Spring Street, Ossining
10 am – 12 pm; market is open 8:30 am – 2 pm
No, the Rust Riot is not what happens after you leave your silverware in the sink too long—it’s the 2nd annual gathering of vintage car lovers, scouting pre-‘65 hot rods, custom built cars, and “beaters.” However, with live “rockabilly” music by The Arkhams, Memphis Morticians, and Barry Ryan’s Rockabilly Express, as well as art by Zahra’s Studio of Beacon, food, and a full cash bar, this is much more than just a car show.
German-American Social Club
11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley
10 am – 5 pm
Stop by the farmers’ market at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture today, where Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of Real Food Revival, will give a cooking demo and speak. In addition to explaining the importance of buying local food, she will also take the fear out of cooking with lesser-known ingredients you may normally pass by.
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
1 – 3 pm
Hear a tragically beautiful work of art performed by some of our county’s most talented vocalists when the Westchester Chorale takes on Verdi’s Requiem. The Italian composer wrote the 90-minute piece in memoriam of the death of poet/novelist, Alessandro Manzoni. The Chorale, under the direction of Conductor David Randolph, performs this as part of the “August Sings” program—occurring every Tuesday evening for the rest of the month.
Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Ave, White Plains
(914) 237-9546 or (914) 725-7507