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Top 5 Arts Picks: November 17-23

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NOW THROUGH SUN, NOV.26: New Adaptation of The Wind and the Willows

The Schoolhouse Theater presents The Enlightenment of Mr. Molea new adaptation of The Wind and the Willows, written and directed by Tony Award-winner B.H. Barry. The family-friendly play, based on Kenneth Grahame’s children’s novel, follows the adventures of anthropomorphic animals: Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad, and their friends. Performances will be held through November 26. Times vary.


NOW THROUGH THURS, JAN. 4: Contemporary Photography

Mahlstedt Gallery presents Contemporary Photography, a group exhibition on view through January 4. This exhibition features works by international photographers and digital artists and examines various approaches to the complexities of the digital realm. The selected artworks survey a diverse range of digital processes, each unique to the artist and their artistic vision. Times vary.


FRI, NOV. 17: Girls Night: The Musical

This Friday, White Plains Performing Arts Center invites audiences to peer into the lives of a group of female friends in Girls Night: The Musical. The comedic play follows five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present and look toward the future during a night of karaoke. Girls Night is packed with classic songs like “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men” and “I Will Survive.” Begins at 8pm.


SAT, NOV.18: All-Female A Cappella From Zimbabwe

On Saturday, Smart Arts will present the diverse sounds of Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe. The group has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that include a range of traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-Jazz and Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and authentic dance movements. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, NOV. 18: Chamber Music Performed by Internationally Acclaimed Quartet

Friends of Music Concerts, Inc. returns with a chamber music performance by the internationally acclaimed Modigliani Quartet this Saturday. The French string ensemble, formed by four close friends in 2003, will bring a program that features Mozart’s String Quartet in D Major, K. 575, Saint Saens’ Quartet in E minor, Op. 112 and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80. Begins at 8pm at Ossining High School.

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