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ArtsWestchester Series Helps Audiences to Beat the Winter Blues

Though ArtsWestchester’s fall exhibition recently came to a close, a series of “Live at ArtsWestchester” events in the downtown White Plains gallery – including a Lunar New Year celebration, a jazz concert and a set of stand-up comedy acts – aims to help visitors beat the winter blues.

The series, which takes place throughout February, begins with a Lunar New Year festival on February 2 to celebrate the Year of the Pig. An afternoon of traditional Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese music, dance and crafts will provide audiences with a set of family-friendly hands-on workshops and performances. This includes Chinese calligraphy, Korean drum-dance, Chinese Lion Dance and more.

Two evenings of stand-up comedy bring acclaimed comediennes Kerri Louise (February 8) and Judy Gold (February 9) to the stage for ArtsWestchester’s first-ever tribute to the art of laughter. A comedy ticket package offers discounts on both sets.

For Valentine’s Day weekend, lovebirds can attend Alexis Cole’s Valentine’s Day Jukebox for a night of sultry jazz classics on February 15. Cole will be accompanied by John DiMartino (piano), Steve LaSpina (bass) and Kenny Hassler (drums). The trio’s set will be followed by audience requests, during which specific songs can be dedicated to loved ones.

The “Live at ArtsWestchester” series leads up to the March 3 opening of ArtsWestchester’s new exhibition, Modern Families, which focuses the camera lens on diverse definitions of the word “family.” The exhibition will include photographs by James Van Der Zee and John Shearer among others. For more info on the “Live” series, visit artsw.org/liveataw and follow #LiveatAW on social media.

A version of this article first appeared in the February issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.


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