This Weekend: July 17 – 23

Thursday, July 17, 2008

If you’re going to see The Dark Knight, see it right. The IMAX theatre at the Palisades Center will screen one of the most anticipated movies of the year for 72 straight hours beginning late Thursday evening. The sequel to Batman Begins will feature six sequences shot with an IMAX camera, a completely new breakthrough for the cinema. Dial-up Moviefone as quickly as possible, the first showing is already sold out!
IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
4270 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
(845) 358-IMAX


Friday, July 18, 2008

If you have yet to see a Live Society show, head to Lazy Lounge tonight. This local favorite is not just a bar band—they’re a group of genuine artists who have an original sound. As winners of Bodog’s $1 million Battle of the Bands, they will have you dancing all night long with their eclectic R&B tunes (and stalking their MySpace page to see when they’re coming back to Westchester).
Lazy Lounge
152 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
(914) 761-0272
9 pm – 1 am


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Enjoy a night of al fresco arias at An Evening at the Opera, presented by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Grab a blanket and head to Lasdon Park in Somers, which is transformed into a concert hall with the sounds of Bizet, Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi drifting through the night air. Saturdays through July.
Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
Route 35, Somers
(914) 864-7268
6 – 8 pm; Gates open at 5 pm for ticket sales
$15 for adults; $10 for seniors; $7 for children 6-12, under 6 free

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Take a trip back to the 70s and 80s at the 2008 Classic R&B Summerfest Jams at the County Center tonight. The show, hosted by Kiss FM’s Lenny Green, will include a Temptations Revue with Dennis Edwards; Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes featuring Sharon Paige; Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics; Freddie Jackson; Ray Goodman & Brown; and special guests Touch of New York. If you like what you hear, you can purchase albums by all the acts on site.
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave, White Plains
(914) 995-4050
7 pm; Doors open at 6 pm
$64 – $74


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Take some time to spoil your pup today at New Rochelle Human Society’s Dog Wash. In addition to baths and pedicures, there will be pet pictures, face-painting (for two-legged friends only, of course!), micro-chipping, raffles, and demonstrations from K-9 police. On hand to commemorate the festivities will be WKTU’s Goumba Johnny, as well as Annemarie Lucas from Animal Planet’s “Animal Precinct,” who will be signing autographs from 11 am to 1 pm.
New Rochelle Humane Society
70 Portman Rd, New Rochelle
(914) 632-2925
10 am – 3:30 pm
Free admission; dog wash $20-$40 (depending on size); pedicure $5; micro-chipping $40 (includes registration)


Sunday, June 20, 2008

With the success of Broadway’s Mamma Mia and the impending release of the movie version, tonight’s Arrival show at the Tarrytown Music Hall couldn’t have better timing. The largest touring ABBA show in the world, Arrival sounds nearly identical to the Swedish stars and features 12 musicians—many of whom have toured with the real deal. They’ll be performing favorites such as “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” and “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.”
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main St, Tarrytown
(914) 631-3390
7 pm
$40 – $55


Sunday, June 20, 2008

Come see the renaissance of the Yonkers waterfront at Evolution Arts, an on-going exhibit series featuring local artists. Stroll along the revamped streets and view works at four different sites—The Loft Dance & Fitness, Metro 92, Hudson Park North, and 66 Main Street. Can’t make it today? Exhibits will also be held on August 17th, September 21st, and October 19th.
Yonkers Downtown Waterfront
(914) 969-6660
4 – 7 pm


Sunday, June 20, 2008

Art and poetry come together at the Neuberger Museum today at Poetry Readings Inspired by Future Tense. Members of the museum’s poetry-writing workshop share verses motivated by pieces from the museum’s exhibit, Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape. Workshop participants have learned about Ekphrastic poetry, the art of writing in verse form in reaction to a work of visual art, before being challenged to seek out a work of art.
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase
(914) 251-6100
3 pm
Free with museum admission ($3 – $5)

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Sunday, June 20, 2008

Support your local growers and observe a free cooking demonstration at the Pelham Farmers’ Market today. Using ingredients directly from the vendors, Community Market’s Chef Lea Greenbaum will create dishes perfect for a mid-summer’s dinner. Also at the market: baked goods, jams, pickles, wine, bread, and much more.
Pelham Farmers’ Market
Harmon Ave and Fifth Ave, Pelham
(914) 923-4837
Sundays, 9 am – 2 pm (cooking demo from 10 am – noon)


Tuesday, July 22

Get out of the heat and enjoy the air conditioning—and a free movie!—at New Roc City’s Free Family Film Festival taking place today and Wednesday. Laugh out loud at two very different, very hilarious characters in Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Shrek the Third.
New Roc City 18 & Imax
33 LeCount Place, New Rochelle
(914) 637-7575
10 am


Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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