What’s happening in November 2018

Through Jan 20

“Maya Lin: A River is a Drawing,” a site-specific interactive exhibition that explores the geology and topography of the Hudson River and the effects of climate change. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550, hrm.org.

Nov. 1 through Dec. 1

Rye Arts Center presents The Ground Glass’ 43rd annual photography exhibition. The show will feature works by the Westchester-based association. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 51 Milton Road; 914-967-0700, ryeartscenter.org.

Nov. 2

The opening reception for “We Are Artists Every One: The Art Center in Action, 1970-1986,” an exhibition of artwork, photographs, artifacts and oral histories that explores the Bridgeport Art Center, a creative, cultural, social and political space that flourished in the 1970s and early 1980s. 6 to 8:30 p.m., Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad St.; 203-576-7400, bportlibrary.org.

Through Nov. 3

Hudson Stage Company presents “Constellations,” a two-character drama by Nick Payne. Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Times vary, Whippoorwill Hall at North Castle Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road, Armonk; 914-271-2811, hudsonstage.com.

Nov. 3

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Aida,” about an Egyptian prince and an Ethiopian princess who fall in love amid a war between their nations, is presented in concert by the Gateway Orchestra, Gateway Opera Chorus and featured soloists. 8 p.m., The Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 800-424-0160, theklein.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester presents “The Really BIG Show” featuring The B-52s as headliners, with additional performances by Harlem Gospel Choir, Jazz House Kids, Matt Schuler, The Really Big Show Singers and Matt Whitaker as the nonprofit honors Chad Johnson. 7:30 p.m., The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road; for reservations contact Valerie Brown at 914-305-6874, vbrown@fsw.org.

Nov. 3 and 4

Westport Young Woman’s League’s 43rd annual CraftWestport — More than 200contemporary artisans and artists from across the country will exhibit at Connecticut’s largest indoor fine crafts festival. Admission proceeds will be distributed to charitable agencies by the Westport Young Woman’s League. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Staples High School Fieldhouse, 70 North Ave.; 845-331-7900, craftwestport.com.

Nov. 4

“Diwali: A Celebration of Light,” a folk arts program of stories, traditional Indian dances and other activities to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness. 2 p.m., White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave.; 914-422-1476, whiteplainslibrary.org.

Nov. 4 and 5

The Chamber Players of The Greenwich Symphony present “Three Corners of Spain,” a concert of music by composers Arriaga, Granados, Montsalvatge and Turina. 4 p.m. Sunday, Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-637-4725, chamberplayersofthegso.org.

Nov. 6

The Sixth annual Andrus on Hudson fundraiser, “A Night of Inspiration.” Cocktails, dinner, live music and a silent auction featuring jewelry, sports memorabilia, event tickets, restaurant gift cards and more. Proceeds will enhance the lives of Andrus on Hudson seniors with additional therapeutic, cultural and artistic activities. 6 p.m., 115 Old Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914-478-3700, andrusonhudson.org.

Nov. 10

The Symphony of Westchester’s 22nd season-opening concert will include performances of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor and Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor by cellist Inbal Segev. 8 p.m., Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle; 914-654-4926, thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

ArtsWestchester presents “Songs of the Brickyards,” a folk arts program related to its current “Brick by Brick” exhibition, which celebrates the shared story of the Erie Canal and the Hudson Valley brickyards. Storytellers, singers of spirituals and gospel legends will take audiences through the history of slavery, Hudson Valley brickyards and the African-American church in Haverstraw. 3 to 5 p.m., 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org/brickbybrick.

Nov. 11

Yonkers Philharmonic will open its new season with a family concert. The program will include Richard Strauss’ Serenade in E-flat major, Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10 in B minor, Carl Heinrich Hubler’s Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra with the Metropolitan Horn Authority and more. 3 p.m., Saunders Trade High School, 183 Palmer Road; 914-631-6674, yonkersphilharmonic.com.

PJS Jazz Society presents a live concert that features vocal group SAGE. The all-women’s jazz, blues and contemporary ensemble has opened for and appeared with Ray Charles, Regina Carter and the Duke Ellington Show Choir. 5:15 p.m., 199 N. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon; 914-667-0823, pjsjazz.org.

Hear Broadway performers Frank Mastrone and Terry Eldh, accompanied by Heather A. Hamilton, pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein, through his songs and their stories, in “Bits and Pieces.” 7:30 p.m., Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport; 203-291-4800, westportlibrary.org.

Nov. 11 and 12

The Stamford Symphony, with director-violinist Andrés Cárdenes performs Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” 8 p.m. Sunday,  3 p.m. Monday, Stamford’s Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St. 203-325-4466, stamfordsymphony.org.

Nov. 13

The Glass House and New Canaan Library present Samuel White — a founding partner of PBDW Architects, which combines historic restoration and adaptive reuse with new designs in historic settings — speaking on “Something Old, Something New: The Architecture of Transformation.” 6 p.m., New Canaan Library, 199 Elm St.; 203-594-9884, theglasshouse.org.

Nov. 14

Purchase College Conservatory of Music presents a performance featuring Soul Voices with artistic director Pete Malinverni. This group of singers from various backgrounds, interests and major study areas demonstrates the unity that is possible via the universal gift of the human voice. 7 p.m., 735 Anderson Hill Road; 914-251-6700, purchase.edu/academics/music.

JIB Productions presents “Short Cuts, an evening of shorts from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. This program is themed “Is There a Way Out?” and features director Richard Raymond, who will screen his film “Souls of Totality.” 7 p.m. refreshments; 7:30 films and discussion. Garden Cinemas, 61 Isaac St., Norwalk; 203-293-8729, JIBproductions.org.

Nov. 17

Smart Arts at Westchester Community College presents TAYLOR 2, a modern dance company established by choreographer Paul Taylor, who died Aug. 29. This six-member company, formed in 1993, introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Taylor’s contemporary work. 8 p.m., 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla; 914-606-6262, sunywcc.edu/smartarts.

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Weinberg, the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, invites the audience to create the set list he and his four-piece group will play that night. 8 p.m., 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) announces its 20th annual MONOTHON fundraising auction and party. After a month of artist printing sessions in October, pieces from CCP artists (both old and new) are auctioned along with special art-related experiences to raise funds for the organization. 5:30 p.m., Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan; 203-899-7999, contemprints.org.

Nov. 20

Caleb A. Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University, speaks on “The Zoomable Universe” in a Westport Astronomical Society lecture. 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road; 203-256-3155, fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Nov 23

Opening of “A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum” — Capture the enchantment and excitement of the night before Christmas and explore Christmas Eve as it was celebrated by the Lockwood and Mathews families. Also features 21st-century holiday decorations with trees and other seasonal displays. Tour hours: Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; 203-838-9799, lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

Nov. 27

“Cell,” a play by Cassandra Medley. When a jaded guard arranges jobs for her sister and niece at an immigrant detention center, Gwen’s family erupts into a battle over home and homeland security. As time ticks down to save a detained child, “Cell” paints a picture of the secrets we keep in order to survive. 8 p.m., Fairfield University, The Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.fairfield.edu.

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