Top Arts Picks: Events in Westchester May 20-26

Top Arts Picks: Events in Westchester May 20-26

Looking for arts events in Westchester this week? Here’s our curated guide to in-person and virtual arts happenings. The list below includes: exhibitions near you, kids activities, livestreamed concerts, recorded performances, art galleries, arts festivals, artist workshops and more! For more Arts Picks, read the Dec/Jan issue of ArtsNews.

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Looking for arts events in Westchester this week? Here’s our curated guide to in-person and virtual arts happenings. The list below includes: exhibitions near you, kids activities, livestreamed concerts, recorded performances, art galleries, arts festivals, artist workshops and more! Want more arts news? Read this month’s issue of ArtsNews here.

Please check with organizations to confirm event details.

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TONIGHT, MAY 19: An Evening of African Art, Music and Fashion in White Plains

 During its first Gallery Nite Out event in two years, ArtsWestchester will host Luangisa African Gallery (LAG) for a celebration of African culture and history next Thursday. The event, which will take place in ArtsWestchester’s White Plains gallery, will feature live music by Pitsi Ra and DJ Mao and an immersive fashion show featuring LAG’s wearable art. LAG has also taken over The Shop at ArtsWestchester with a pop-up shop that will continue through July 3 when the Who Writes History? exhibition comes to a close. Begins at 6pm. Learn more about ArtsW’s upcoming Who Writes History? programming in the May issue of ArtsNews.

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SAT, MAY 21: Community Art Festival at Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center presents the Art Happening, a community art festival featuring arts activities, performances and more for the whole family. Come event highlights include outdoor family yoga, artmaking stations in the courtyard, spring art projects with teaching artists, dance by the AccentDance NYC. Throughout the program, audiences will be able to browse the Artist Club exhibition in the gallery to collect unique affordable works by local artists. Begging at 11:30am. 

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SAT, MAY 21: Westchester Chordsmen Returns To Live Performance 

This Saturday, the Westchester Chordsmen will return to live performance. The concert will feature a wide variety of songs from Sondheim, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington and more. Begins at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church of Ossining.

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SUN, MAY 22: Master Class with Grammy-nominated Flutist Brandon Patrick George 

Hoff-Barthelson Music Shool’s Master Class Series with world-class musicians and educators will conclude this Sunday with Grammy-nominated flutist Brandon Patrick George. The master classes ask the school’s students to prepare a musical piece and then perform for, and then receive feedback and guidance from a master teacher who challenges the student to think in new and critical ways about the piece.The class is open to the public to observe free of charge. Begins at 2pm. 

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WED, MAY 25: Into the Woods: A Production by the Play Group Theater

The Play Group Theatre will present a production of Into the Woods. The musical tells the story of a witch who tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. There will also be performances on May 29 and 30. Times vary. 

For a full list of arts groups presenting virtual and in-person events, click here.

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Who Writes History?

ArtsWestchester’s current Who Writes History? exhibition was conceived during the height of the disinformation surge in this country. If one were to ask Winston Churchill his view on the subject, he would likely say with a smirk: “history is written by the victors.” And, to be sure, many scholars agree. However, at ArtsWestchester we think everyone has a story for the history books.

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