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Top 5 Arts Picks: April 13-19

NOW THROUGH SAT, MAY 5: Wildlife Photographs On View in Harrison

Through May 5, Harrison Council for the Arts presents Photographs by Kenton Gomez at the Harrison Public Library. Gomez, a photographer whose focus is on the birds and mammals of North America, uses still photography to capture rarely viewed scenes of wildlife. His photos have been featured by ABC news, The Weather Channel and local news stations as well as various birding resources and websites. Times vary.

NOW THROUGH TUES, MAY 15: Artists Explore “Bleeding Edge” Technology

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art’s (HVCCA) Bleeding Edge, on view through May 15, features artists who examine the problematic relationship between humans and technology. The exhibition, which is named after a term for new technologies that have a high risk of failure, will explore how global networks affect the ways in which people express intimacy, identity and history. Also on view at HVCCA is Pop Revolution, a solo exhibition featuring the collage works of Cey Adams, which will open this Saturday at 5pm. Gallery hours: Fri: 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 12-6pm, Tues-Thurs by appt. only.

SAT, APR. 14: A Festival of Short Films in Irvington

This Saturday, Irvington Town Hall Theater will host the All Shorts Irvington Film Festival (also known as “As iFF”), featuring award-winning live-action, animated and documentary shorts by filmmakers from around the world. The selected films are curated by festival producers and judged not only by film professionals, but by the audience who will vote for their favorite. The event will be followed by an after party with the filmmakers. Begins at 7:30pm.

TUES, APR. 17: The Music of the Black Crowes

As The Crow Flies will kick off its spring tour at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Tuesday. Chris Robinson, former front man for The Black Crowes, has formed a new rock band with five musicians including guitarists Marcus King and Audley Freed, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Andy Hess and drummer Tony Leone. The group will revisit the Crowes catalog and perform music from throughout the legendary band’s history. Begins at 7pm.

WED, APR. 18: Shop & Sip in ArtsWestchester’s Gallery

ArtsWestchester’s Shop & Sip Third Wednesdays series returns with a display of handcrafted items by local artists and designers. The happy hour pop-up shopping experience invites guests to grab a drink, meet other art lovers and shop unique designer products on display. This month’s event will feature handmade jewelry, vegan soaps, fragrant candles and more. The event also includes tastings from KAS Spirits and pizza from Pizzeria Veloce. Begins at 6pm.

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