Top 5 Arts Picks: July 19-25

NOW THROUGH SAT, JULY 27: Landscape Paintings by Linda Puiatti

Through July 27, Oak and Oil Gallery showcases new work by landscapes painter Linda Puiatti, who is often inspired by nature, open spaces, and seascapes. Her latest work explores the representation and abstraction of landscapes, marshes, mountains and horizons. In her larger scale oil paintings, Puiatti reduces the scene to its essential elements while maintaining the luminosity and drama of a unique moment in time. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat: 10:30am-5:30pm, Sun: 11am-3pm.

SAT, JULY 20: A Tribute to Queen at The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre presents a live concert by Queen tribute band Almost Queen on Saturday. Almost Queen will showcase the signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes of the famed British rock band. Donning authentic costumes, the four-piece band recaptures the live energy that is the ultimate Queen experience. Begins at 8pm.



SAT, JULY 20: A Conversation with Photographer Jamel Shabazz

The Gordon Parks Foundation will host a conversation with documentary photographer Jamel Shabazz during a public open house this Saturday. Shabazz documents the cultural vibrancy of New York City’s black and brown communities in his works, which are currently featured in the Foundation’s Honor and Dignity: Part II exhibition. A selection of photographs by Shabazz and Gordon Parks will also be on view during the event. Begins at 10am.

SAT, JULY 20: The Music of The Eagles at Tarrytown Music Hall

Tribute band Eaglemania will perform the sounds of legendary rock band The Eagles at Tarrytown Music Hall this Saturday. The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce The Eagles’ repertoire. The concert will feature hits by The Eagles, like Desperado and Hotel California. Begins at 8pm.

THURS, JULY 25: Sunset Jazz with Jenie Thai

On Thursday, Jazz Forum Arts’ Sunset Jazz series continues with a concert by singer-songwriter Jenie Thai at Lyndhurst. The artist will perform barrelhouse piano and original songs with her band. Thai broadens her musical scope in her latest album, Night on Fire, by integrating her signature R&B and soul rhythms with indie rock elements. Begins at 6:30pm. Find more free and affordable outdoor arts events in our “Music in the Air” directory.

Pleasantville Rocks

Now that it’s over – past history, at least for this year – let’s talk about the 15th annual Pleasantville Music Festival. What a great all-day event, featuring 18 bands such as Everclear, Soul Asylum and Aimee Mann. But, let’s not get too distracted by the music, or for that matter the food, which was a great mix of diverse culinary tastes.  Some 5,000 folks came out, many millennials, lots of Brooklynites.

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