It’s the official end of summer, the last summer holiday, one more chance to chillax. We at WAG feel the same way. That’s why we’ve raided the first few days of our September calendar and tossed in a few new items that have since come across our desk for some last-call fun:
* Come meet Peekskill sculptor Sarah Haviland and her newest “Bird-Figure” at Saunders Farm in Garrison Saturday, Aug. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. She’ll be there with 50 artists, site-specific installations, performance art and music amid the hills of the Hudson Highlands for the opening of Collaborative Concepts’ “The Farm Project (through Oct. 31). For more, visit collaborativeconcepts.org.
* On Tuesday, Sept. 2, you can spend an evening at Ridgefield Playhouse withColbie Caillat,whose breakthrough hit “Bubbly” remains one of the best-selling digital tracks in history. 8 p.m. 80 East Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
* From Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 7, it’s the White Plains Jazz Fest, nowin its third year. The fest has expanded from three days of performances to a six-day festival that includes Latin, smooth, classic and contemporary styles of jazz. ArtsWestchester will host two events in The Arts Exchange, its landmark building on Mamaroneck Avenue, and co-host a third event with the White Plains Performing Arts Center. For a full schedule, visit artswestchester.org.
* On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Chris Isaak plays his hits plus tunes from “Beyond the Sun,” his latest album, paying tribute to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Whatever, wherever, enjoy your Labor Day break. And keep an eye out for WAG’s September “Power Suits” issue.
– Georgette Gouveia