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Top Arts Picks: October 13-19

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


NOW THROUGH SAT, OCT, 28: The Children’s Hour at Pelham Art Center

The artists in Pelham Art Center’s current exhibition, The Children’s Hour, use the motif of childhood to remark upon social conditions.  These works use the framework of childhood to understand larger truths about human nature. The exhibition, which is on view through October 28, includes artists Randy Bolton, Holland Cunningham, Cristina Grassi, Elizabeth Holtry, Scott Hunt, Leslie Lerner, Dennis Masback and Andrew Shears. Gallery hours: Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 12-4pm.

FRI, OCT. 13 AND SAT, OCT. 14: Westchester Open Studios

This Friday and Saturday, Westchester Open Studios invites audiences to stroll through four homes in the Orienta section of Mamaroneck while browsing the artwork of eight carefully curated and well-established local artists. Visitors can buy directly from the painters, sculptors and photographers, who will be on hand to present their works. Begins at 10am.


FRI, OCT. 13: An Evening with Branford Marsalis

The Branford Marsalis Quartet comes to the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College this Friday. The jazz trio, featuring pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner, will be led by three-time Grammy Award-winner and NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis on saxophone. Guests are invited to a preconcert talk with the musicians at 7pm. Concert begins at 8pm.


FRI, OCT. 13 THROUGH SUN, OCT. 29: Ghost: The Musical

Starting this Friday, White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Ghost: The Musical, an adaptation of the hit Academy Award-winning film. The musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Begins at 8pm.


SUN, OCT. 15: Westchester Philharmonic Opens Its 35th Season

On Sunday, Westchester Philharmonic will open its 35th anniversary season with a classical concert that features conductor Jamie Laredo and his former student and protégé, violinist Jinjoo Cho. The program will include Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 (Haffner), Dvořák’s Violin Concerto and will culminate with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 7. Begins at 3pm.


SUN, OCT. 15: Women Warriors at HVCCA

This Sunday, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents an opening reception for its Women Warriors exhibition, which honors the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, as well as the continuing fight for equal rights. Exhibiting artists – Isis Kenney, who created work in conjunction with ArtsWestchester’s Give Us The Vote exhibition, and Cey Adams – both use the visual language of hip-hop to address what it is to be an American. The reception will feature an open mic that encourages visitor participation. On view through December 17. Begins at 5pm.

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