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Top 5 Arts Picks: June 29-July 5

NOW THROUGH SUN, JULY 1: Romantic Comedy at the Schoolhouse Theater

Schoolhouse Theater’s The Dog in the Dressing Room is a new romantic comedy starring Estelle Bajou, Gregory Perri, Jack Utrata and Nicola Iervasi. Through July 1, the play follows Kira, an actor who receives a dog as a gift from Joel, the manager of the theatre where she is rehearsing. The unexpected gift upends her relationship with her friend Kevin. As Kira grows fonder of the dog, she begins to question her co-dependent relationship with Kevin. Times vary.

NOW THROUGH SEPT. 24: Rarely-Exhibited Works by Louis C. Tiffany 

Through September 24, Becoming Tiffany presents more than fifty early and rarely-exhibited works by acclaimed artist Louis Comfort Tiffany at Lyndhurst Mansion. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s early career and his transition from painter to designer as well as his relationship with Lyndhurst Mansion’s owners Jay Gould and his daughter Helen.  Gallery hours: Thurs-Mon: 10am-4pm.

SAT, JUNE 30: Pre-Fourth of July Festivities in Rochelle

Independence Day celebrations are starting early this year with New Rochelle Grand Market kicking off pre-fourth of July festivities this Saturday. Presented by the New Rochelle BID, this free family event will feature a variety of old-fashion fun activities including: a pie eating contest; a red, white and blue cooking demonstration; an Independence Day craft project; and homespun Bluegrass music by the ‘Chester ‘Grass Band. Begins at 9am at Ruby Dee Park at Library Green.

SAT, JUNE 30: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Groundbreaking banjoist, composer and bandleader Béla Fleck and his band the Flecktones will take the stage at The Capitol Theatre this Saturday. The Grammy Award-winning quartet is known for their genre-defying music, which ranges from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African. Fleck will be joined by legendary bassist Victor Wooten, harmonica virtuoso and pianist Howard Levy and drumitar innovator Roy “Futureman” Wooten.  Begins at 7pm.

SUN, JULY 1: Alex Katz’s Early Works on Display at the Neuberger Museum of Art

Starting this Sunday, Neuberger Museum of Art will present Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, a showcase of Alex Katz’s innovative portraits, landscapes and still lifes from his pioneering period in the 1950s. On view through October 14, this presentation explores the first decade of the renowned artist’s career, a period characterized by intense experimentation from which his signature brightly colored figurative paintings emerged. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun: 12-5pm.

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