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Top 5 Arts Picks: March 23-29

FRI, MAR. 23: Comedic Spoofs of Your Broadway Musical Favorites

This Friday, White Plains Performing Arts Center will host a one-night-only stop on Forbidden Broadway’s 35th Anniversary Tour. The Tony Award-winning production, written by Gerard Alessandrini, is a satirical roast of 30 Broadway musicals. The show features one-of-a-kind costumes, silly spoofs of well-known songs and spot-on impressions. This musical will introduce new parodies of Hamilton, Once, Kinky Boots and The Book of Mormon, among others. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, MAR. 24: Bluegrass Concert in Hastings 

This Saturday, RiverArts presents a Bluegrass concert that features a group of teaching artists. Tara Linhardt, the Director of Bluegrass Programs at RiverArts, will lead the group, each of who are as accomplished in an array of music genres and styles as they are in Bluegrass. The group includes: Tara Linhardt, Mary Simpson, Christian Apuzzo, Hilary Hawke and Jason Mercer. Begins at 8pm at First Reformed Church.

SAT, MAR. 24: Clayworks at Blue Door Art Center

Blue Door Art Center invites audiences to an opening reception for its new exhibition Clayworks this Saturday. The group exhibition, on view through April 28, will showcase 70 ceramic works by thirty artists who explore a variety of interpretations and techniques of pottery. Guests can meet the artists and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. Begins at 6pm.

SAT, MAR. 24 & SUN, MAR. 25: Art Industry Media (AIM ’18)

Art Industry and Media (AIM), a newly-formed division of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, presents a weekend of events designed to celebrate the City of Peekskill’s emergence as a center for multimedia in the Hudson Valley. The weekend features a panel discussion on economic development and the media, poetry readings, film screenings and more. Participating organizations include Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community CollegeHudson Valley Center for Contemporary ArtPeekskill Arts Alliance, Peekskill Film Festival, Peekskill Clay Studio and Paramount Hudson Valley Theater. Times and locations vary.

THURS, MAR. 29: Bach’s Iconic Goldberg Variations

On Thursday, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will bring violinist Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicolas Cords and cellist Edward Arron together for a performance of Bach’s beloved Goldberg Variations, arranged for string trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky. The program will open with Biber’s Passacaglia in G Minor for solo violin. Begins at 7:30pm.

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