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Top 5 Arts Picks: January 5-11

NOW THROUGH SUN, JAN. 14: Seventy-Foot Panorama Painting

Hudson River Museum presents Sylvia Sleigh’s Invitation to a Voyage, a 70-foot panorama painting that is composed of 14 panels (each 8 x 5 feet). The work depicts the Hudson River and its banks while chronicling summer days spent with friends and art-world figures. Museum hours: Wed-Sun: 12-5pm.

FRI, JAN. 5: 1980s Concert at The Capitol Theatre

On Friday, The Capitol Theatre will turn back time for its “Turn Back The Cap” event, featuring 1980s cover band Jessie’s Girl. The band regularly sells out shows across the county. Jessie’s Girl will bring an authentic high-energy experience to this show with renditions of tunes by popular 80s artists, including Bon Jovi, Prince and Journey. Begins at 8pm.

FRI, JAN. 5 THROUGH THURS, JAN. 11: Early Screening of The Post

Beginning this Friday, Jacob Burns Film Center will present a limited release screening of the Golden Globe-nominated film The Post. Based on a true story, the film follows an unlikely partnership between the first female publisher of The Washington Post, Katharine Graham, and the paper’s volatile editor, Ben Bradlee.Together, the pair works with The New York Times to expose a government cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents. The film is directed by Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Times vary.

SUN, JAN. 7 THOUGH FRI, FEB. 2: Elements: Fire & Ice Photography Exhibition

Beginning on Sunday, Harrison Public Library will display the contrasting photography of local artists Heidi Fuhrman and Michael Washburn. The Elements: Fire & Ice exhibition, on view through February 2, will showcase Washburn’s abstract aerial views of Namibian dunes and Fuhrman’s close-up images of layered ice. Through these works, the collection observes how photography can be used to reveal overlooked complexity, geometry and art in nature. Times vary.

WED, JAN. 10: Free Concert: Pianist Jun Hwi Cho

Award-winning pianist Jun Hwi Cho will perform a free concert at Downtown Music at Grace Church this Wednesday. The South Korean native, who began his classical piano studies at the age of nine, became a first-prize winner of the New York International Piano Competition. Cho is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at The Julliard School. The dramatic clarity of this teenager’s technique will be on display during this mid-day concert. Begins at 12:10pm.

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