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Top 5 Arts Picks: August 11-17

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NOW THROUGH SUN, SEPT. 17: Discovering the Selknam Tribe of South America

The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s Selknam: Spirit, Ceremony, Selves installation, on view through September 17 at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Pritzker’s work, the result of in-depth research, honors the tribe, which was gathered into reservations in the 1940s and was eradicated by diseases and other cultures. Gallery hours: Fri: 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 12-6 pm.

NOW THROUGH SUN, SEPT. 24: A Fashion Exhibition That Defies Labels

Lyndhurst Mansion‘s Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes exhibition, on view through September 24, returns this summer to tell the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s societal roles, from the 1880s to 1940s, as reflected in their clothes. The exhibition utilizes the wardrobes of three women: philanthropist Helen Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand Anna Gould and former actress Edith Kingdon Gould – the daughters and daughter-in-law of railroad baron Jay Gould who once owned the Lyndhurst property. Entry hours: Mon-Thurs, 10:45am-4pm.


POSTPONED – SAT, AUG. 12: Open House for Prospective Music Students 

The Music Conservatory of Westchester will be offering an Open House this Saturday. Prospective students and parents are invited to explore the Conservatory’s roster of classes, which appeals to the diverse musical interests of children, teens and adults. Classes featured this fall include: Suzuki Piano, First Notes for Babies and Toddlers, Intro to Rock Band, Hip-Hop Music Workshop and more. Open houses take place on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons in August and September. Begins at 10am.

TUES, AUG. 15: A Hitchcock Classic: Suspicion

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller Suspicion comes to the Jacob Burns Film Center this Tuesday. Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), the naïve daughter of a wealthy retired general, marries the charming Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) for love, rejecting the idea that he’s only after her inheritance; however, when she discovers Johnnie’s darkest secrets – love changes to suspicion. Begins at 2:30 & 7:30pm.

THURS, AUG. 17: New Orleans Jazz Comes to City Center in White Plains

On Thursday, White Plains BID presents two-trumpet act Gotham Kings for a free jazz concert at the City Center courtyard in White Plains. Musicians Alphonso Horne and Riley Mulherkar will present the music of the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band. The band weaves the sound of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that demonstrates the history of the trumpet and the story of jazz. Begins at 6:30pm.

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