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Top Arts Picks: December 8-14

We loved so many events, we just couldn’t decide!  So enjoy our top SIX arts picks this week! 


NOW THROUGH FRI, JAN. 5: Divine Intervention

Harrison Public Library presents Divine Intervention, an exhibition that features the photographs of Kimberly Patino. The artist’s work focuses on portraiture and photojournalism while addressing identity, body image and the relationship between immigration and Americanism. Visitors can meet the artist on December 9. The exhibition is on view through January 5. Times vary.



SAT, DEC. 9: The Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir will bring their “Christmas in Vienna” program to the Tarrytown Music Hall this Saturday. The Choir, comprised of about 100 male singers from around the world between the ages of 9 and 14, can trace its history as far back as the 13th century with roots in the Middle Ages. This performance will showcase the singers’ voices in a program of classical pieces, popular songs and holiday favorites. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, DEC. 9: Cellist Sumire Kudo Joins Hoff-Barthelson Music School

This Saturday, Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra will present a winter concert. The performance, led by Jun Nakabayashi, will feature Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Op. 101 and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will also join the Orchestra as a guest soloist for the Haydn concerto. Begins at 7pm at Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

SUN, DEC. 10: Hip Hop Into The Holidays

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents “Hip Hop Into The Holidays” as part of its Women Warriors exhibition, which honors the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. The Sunday event will feature performances by the Steffi Nossen School of Dance and emerging dancers who will offer a powerful interpretation of the exhibition. There will also be docent-led tours of the Between I & Thou exhibitionBegins at 2pm.

SUN, DEC. 10 THROUGH SAT, DEC. 30: Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol 

Beginning this Sunday through December 30, M&M Performing Arts Company will bring Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol to Lyndhust Mansion. Actor Michael Muldoon will recreate Charles Dickens’ own performances of his classic tale.  The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable old man who is visited by a series of ghosts that transform his view of the world. Guests will “meet” the characters as they travel throughout the main floor of the Gothic Revival style mansion, which will be decorated for the holidays. Times vary.

THURS, DEC. 14 THROUGH SUN, DEC. 24: A Production of The Gift of the Magi  

The Gift of the Magi returns to The Schoolhouse Theater stage this Thursday. The play, based on a story by O. Henry, follows a young married couple, Della and Jim, and how they deal with the challenge of buying Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. Performances will be held through December 24. Times Vary.


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