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Top 5 Arts Picks: May 4-10

NOW THROUGH FRI, JUNE 8: Pop Revolution

Through June 8, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art’s Pop Revolution displays collage works by renowned artist Cey Adams. In this exhibition, Adams’s works explore corporate branding within contemporary culture by shaping contemporary ephemera into recognizable brand logos from the 60s and 70s, such as Pan Am and KFC. His works invite the viewer to examine their own relationship to these iconic brands. Gallery hours: Fri: 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 12-6pm, Tues-Thurs by appt. only.

FRI, MAY 4 THROUGH SUN, MAY 6: Crafts at Lyndhurst

Artrider Productions invites families and arts lovers to a weekend packed with art and shopping experiences. The 3-day Crafts at Lyndhurst festival will celebrate all-things-handmade by showcasing 300 contemporary artists, designers and craftspeople. The family-friendly event also offers creative activities for children and adults, such as hands-on demonstrations, face painting, live music and more. Begins at 10am.

SAT, MAY 5: The Premiere of New Work by Jessica Lang Dance

This Saturday, the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a performance by Jessica Lang Dance. The company incorporates striking design elements and classical ballet into its contemporary works. The performance will feature the world premiere of This Thing Called Love, a new work celebrating the music of Tony Bennett. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, MAY 5 & SUN, MAY 6: Yonkers Arts Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, the 5th annual Yonkers Arts Weekend will showcase exhibits and performances by hundreds of artists throughout the City. The weekend includes a Kite Festival and free admission at Hudson River Museum, open studios by YoHo Artists, free tours at Untermyer Park and Gardens and a variety of other arts experiences. Other participating organizations include Blue Door Art Center, Yonkers Riverfront Library, Urban Studio Unbound and more. Times and locations vary.

SUN, MAY 6: Master Class with Jazz Musician Gary Smulyan

On Sunday, the Hoff-Barthelson Music School‘s Master Class series will conclude with Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Gary Smulyan. The public is invited to observe Smulyan as he coaches the School’s jazz students. These students perform and receive feedback from a master teacher who challenges the students to think in new ways about the music they perform. Begins at 12pm at the Jazz Forum Club in Tarrytown.

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