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Top 5 Arts Picks: March 16-22

NOW THROUGH THURS, MAR. 29: Westchester Jewish Film Festival

Through March 29, Jacob Burns Film Center presents the Westchester Jewish Film Festival, featuring 41 programs — a mix of documentaries, narratives and TV episodes. There will be films from Israel and around the globe, plus a special showcase of the work of iconic actor Alan Arkin. The festival centerpiece is GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II, which tells the story of 550,000 servicemen and women who were active participants in the fight against Hitler. Times vary.

NOW THROUGH SUN, JUNE 17:            Exploring Visual Traditions of Islam

Katonah Museum of Art’s Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition exhibition features a group of artists who are of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent. Each of their works engage diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition in a way that explores today’s religious, cultural and socio-political issues. The works in this exhibition draw from centuries-old forms — such as calligraphy, miniature painting, geometric patterning, textiles and architecture — to illustrate present-day experiences. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm.

SUN, MAR. 18: Classical Performance: Horszowski Trio

The Sanctuary Series returns with a classical performance by Horszowski Trio this Sunday. The New York-based ensemble, which honors the legacy of legendary teacher Mieczysław Horszowski, performs works from composers with whom Horszowski had personal contact, such as Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Martinu, Villa-Lobos and Granados. The program will also include Brahms’s Three Piano Trios. Begins at 4pm at South Salem Presbyterian Church.

SUN, MAR. 18: The Prodigy

This Sunday, M&M Performing Arts Company presents a production of The Prodigy at the Harrison Public Library. Written and performed by Rick Apicella, this 50-minute one-man show follows boxing trainer Andrew Soracco, who lost his father in the ring when he was 14 years old. Twenty years later, Soracco discovers a mysterious boxing prodigy who has the potential to become the champion that his father never had the opportunity to become. Begins at 2pm.

WED, MAR. 21: Shop & Sip Third Wednesdays
New Date: WED, MAR. 28

ArtsWestchester’s Shop & Sip Third Wednesdays series returns with a display of handcrafted items by 10 female artists and designers in honor of Women’s History Month. 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, African tote handbags, cosmetics and more. The event also includes Bloody Mary tastings from Toma and pizza from Pizzeria Veloce. Begins at 6pm.

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