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Top 5 Arts Picks: February 23-March 1  

SAT, FEB. 24: Diana Krall at The Capitol Theatre

This Saturday, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist and singer Diana Krall brings her jazz roots to the stage at The Capitol Theatre. The live performance will feature songs from her 2017 album, Turn Up The Quiet, in which Krall reinterprets eleven jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. The performance will also include romantic standards such as L-O-V-ENight and Day and Blue Skies. Begins at 7pm.

SAT, FEB. 24: An Evening of Dance in Port Chester 

The fourth season of “Evenings of Dance in Port Chester” will continue this Saturday evening. Dancers from Ballet des Amériques, under the choreographic direction of Carole Alexis, will showcase their mastery of dance. Ballet des Amériques encourages guests to make dinner reservations at a nearby waterfront restaurant after the show, completing a night of art and cuisine. Begins at 7pm.

SAT, FEB. 24: Irvington Town Hall Theater Celebrates Black History Month

Irvington Town Hall Theater will celebrate Black History Month this Saturday with 4th Wall Theatre’s production of for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. The play by Ntozake Shange is a “choreopoem,” which weaves together twenty poems about love, loss, struggle and empowerment. During the production, seven nameless women, who are only referred to by the color by which they were assigned, will knit together stories with movement and music. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Director Gwen Ricks-Spencer and the cast. Begins at 7:30pm.

WED, FEB. 28: Neon as an Art Form

Neuberger Museum of Art will lead a discussion about neon as an art form during its “In Conversation: NEON” event on Wednesday. The conversation will be moderated by Assistant Curator Avis Larson and features Thomas Rinaldi, author of New York Neon; Jeff Friedman, owner of Let There Be Neon studio; and Sarah Blood, a contemporary artist. The Museum explores neon as an art medium in its current exhibitions, Stephen Antonakos: Proscenium and Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now, both on view through June 24. Begins at 4:30pm.

WED, FEB. 28: Free Afternoon Concert

Berlin-based cellist Moky Gibson-Lane and celebrated pianist Pei-Yao Wang will take the stage at Downtown Music at Grace in White Plains on Wednesday – an afternoon respite for guests. The program will include Bach Suite No. 4 for Solo Cello in E-Flat Major and Rachmaninov’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor. Begins at 12pm.

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