What’s happening in September

THROUGH SEPT. 27

Hendrick Hudson Free Library presents “Contrasts and Similarities,” an exhibit that features the work of Judy Challis and Judika Lieberman. These two friends and artists have bonded together over their love of art and creativity despite contrasts in their artistic media, personal lives and family upbringings. Times vary, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose; 914-739-5654, henhudfreelibrary.org

SEPT. 1 THROUGH 4

Explore the Mark Twain Library’s 57th annual Book Fair, – and one of the oldest and largest – book fairs in New England, founded by Samuel Clemens himself in 1908. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road (Route 107); 203 938-2545, marktwainlibrary.org

SEPT. 6

Savor the works in the latest Westport Artists Collective Pop-Up Show at the Westport Arts Center. Fifteen artists were selected by the members who exhibited in the previous pop-up. 6 p.m., 51 Riverside Ave.; 203-222-7070, westportartscenter.org

SEPT. 8

India Center of Westchester presents its fifth annual Parampara, an evening of classical Indian dance and music. 6:45 p.m., Yonkers Public Library, 1500 Central Park Ave.; 914-418-5775, indiacenter.us/index.html

SEPT. 9

Discover Jena Thomas (one of the 40 top MFA students in the country selected by New American Paintings magazine) at the opening reception for her solo exhibit, “Liminal Landscapes,” at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery. 6 p.m., 96 Bedford St., Stamford; 614-638-9847, alvarezgallery.com 

The Klein Memorial Auditorium holds its annual fundraising gala, which includes Erin Sullivan’s sensual, playful “With Love, Marilyn.” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. gala; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. performance. The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 800-424-0160×2, avontheatre.org

SEPT. 9 THROUGH OCT. 21

Blue Door Art Center presents “Assyrians in Yonkers: a Tale of Hope and Survival,” an exhibit exploring the Assyrian community in Yonkers — what it is, its history, its present realities and its future. The show includes archival photographs, artifacts, videos and maps, as well as contemporary paintings and sculpture. 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 13 Riverdale Ave.; 914-375-5100, bluedoorartcenter.org

SEPT. 10

“Ozgen and Guests” provides a rare opportunity to experience a program of belly dancing with  Turkish dancer, teacher, choreographer and director Ozgen, joined by belly dancers from the Northeast, all hosted by Norwalk belly dancer, Tava. 7 p.m., Factory Underground, 16 Isaac St., Norwalk; 917-848-6402; http://ozgenshow.bpt.me

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents “Tradition and Chaos,” a panel discussion that explores the work of senior artists now on view in the center’s current “Between I & Thou” exhibition. The panelists will offer insight into the artists’ lives and the challenges and advantages of continuing to work as older artists. 2 p.m., 1701 Main St., Peekskill; 914-788-0100, hvcca.org

SEPT. 11

Ability Beyond hosts its annual golf championship with proceeds to help provide critical support – including home care and job training – to more than 3,000 people with disabilities in Connecticut and New York. Luncheon and a scramble-format/shotgun start tournament followed by cocktails and awards dinner. 11:30 a.m. start, Centennial Golf Club, 185 John Simpson Road, Carmel; 203-826-3183, abilitybeyond.org

SEPT. 13 THROUGH  17

ArtsWestchester, the city of White Plains and White Plains BID present “Jazz Fest White Plains 2017,” a five-day celebration of jazz throughout White Plains. Performances throughout the week include Pablo Mayor and Ray Blue at ArtsWestchester, Paquito D’Rivera at White Plains Performing Arts Center and much more, culminating in a full-day outdoor festival along Mamaroneck Avenue. Locations, dates and times vary. 914-428-4220, artsw.org/jazzfest

SEPT. 14

Experience the Scottish Highlands at the Norwalk Historical Society’s “Highland Fling Scotch Tasting” Fundraiser, with Gregg Glaser, spirits and beer connoisseur, and publisher/editor of Modern Distillery Age. 7 p.m., Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E. Wall St., Norwalk; 203-846-0525, scotchtastingmillhill.brownpapertickets.com

See one of the largest collection of Beatles autographs and their respective artworks in “The Beatles Art Show & Sale” (in honor of Paul McCartney’s upcoming performances at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center). 5:30 p.m., C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich; 203-253-0934, cparkergallery.com

SEPT. 14 THROUGH NOV. 25

Paradigm Shifts,” a group exhibit featuring paintings by Charles Arnoldi, Ricardo Mazal and Manuel Mérida. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm St., New Canaan; 203-801-9590, heathergaudiofineart.com

SEPT. 16

Franklin Street Works, the Stamford-based experimental art space, presents its fifth annual benefit, “Get Out! Making Art Public.”  The party, held in its tented back patio, will honor Connecticut arts advocate Tamara Dimitri and Chicago artist Cheryl Pope. 5 p.m., 41 Franklin St., Stamford; 203-253-0404, admissionwww.501auctions.com/getout

Abigail Pogrebin will be the featured speaker for the Selichot service that precedes the Jewish High Holidays. Pogrebin is the author of the new book, “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew.” She will unpack Selichot – one of the least-understood, but potentially most-heart-opening holidays. Books will be available for sale following the lecture. 5 p.m., Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, 220 S. Bedford Road, Chappaqua, 914-238-3928 bethelnw.org

Lizz Wright, the Georgia-reared gospel, jazz and blues singer (and August WAG subject), joins saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly. 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org/events/lizz-wright-2/

The sixth annual “Picnic in the Park” Fall Fundraiser kicks off at the Pelham Picture House with cocktails, popcorn and an advance screening of one of the most buzzed-about movies of the fall, “Battle of the Sexes.” After the film, guests will head to the park directly across the street where they will enjoy a gourmet picnic dinner, followed by dancing under the stars. 6 p.m., 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham; 914-738-3161, thepicturehouse.org

SEPT 16 AND 17

Audubon Greenwich presents its 19th annual “Fall Festival and Hawk Watch.“ Attractions include raptor shows, petting zoo, climbing wall, hayrides, rides in a Tesla Radio Flyer, food and more. 11 a.m. to 5p.m., 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich; 203-930-1349, greenwich.audubon.org

SEPT. 16 THROUGH OCT. 8

“The Friend Strong Musical: It’s Easy!” A new family musical that celebrates the power of friendships with an anti-bullying message follows Jed Travis, a sixth grader at Goodwin Middle School, where bullies make his life miserable. With help from a wise custodian and a futuristic app, Jed and one unwitting bully learn how their words and actions affect the future. Times vary, Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St; 914-591-6602, irvingtontheater.com

SEPT. 17

New Rochelle Opera presents a “Bernstein and Friends” concert, featuring selections by Leonard Bernstein and his contemporaries in a celebration of the 60th anniversary of “West Side Story.” 3 p.m., Christopher Murphy Auditorium, 45 Mayflower Ave.; 914-576-0365, nropera.org

Join the Norwalk Preservation Trust in its seventh annual Living History Tour, entitled “Over Here: Norwalk In the First World War,” as it explores the social, artistic and architectural heritage from that time, by visiting the homes, monuments and memorials that tell the story of Norwalk during the Great War. 1 p.m., Wall Street Theatre, 71 Wall St; 203-853-7495, norwalkpreservation.org

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum hosts its 10th annual “Old-Fashioned Flea Market.” Extensive and newly expanded selection of vendors and items, including antiques, repurposed furniture, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, household items, clothing, toys, specialty and farm-to-table foods and much more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mathews Park, 295 West Ave. Norwalk; 203-838-9799,  lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

SEPT. 22

Explore the foundation of today’s mystical art, science fiction imagery and fantasy drawing at the opening reception for “Illustrations of Imaginative Literature: The Korshak Collection,” a glimpse into the history of images produced for the science fiction, fantasy, horror and adventure genres of literature. 6:30 p.m., Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road; 203-977-6538, stamfordmuseum.org

SEPT. 23

Pianist Anthony de Mare performs his work “Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim at the Piano,” which brings together 36 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers to “reimagine” one of Sondheim’s songs as a solo piano piece. 7 p.m., Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.; 203-222-7070, westportartscenter.org

SEPT. 23 AND 24

The 56th annualArmonk Outdoor Art Show” showcases fresh and diverse art of more than 185 juried artists from 29 states as well as Israel, Canada and Cuba. A broad spectrum of art from every medium will be on display, including painting, mixed media, printing, sculpture, photography and wearable art. The two-day festival also includes family-friendly activities, diverse food, craft beer, wine vendors and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 205 Business Park Drive; armonkoutdoorartshow.org

SEPT. 23 THROUGH NOV. 11

Clay Art Center presents “Reinvented: Future Now,” an exhibition that offers insight into the future of technology and ceramics. The showcase, curated by Adam Chau, features 12 ceramic artists who utilize digital technology within a traditional studio practice. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 40 Beech St., Port Chester; 914-937-2047, clayartcenter.org

SEPT. 24

Copland House celebrates the sounds of migration during its “Passages” concert. The event features the world premiere of “Fragrances by the Sea” by Copland House Resident Angel Lam, as well as music by Yehudi Wyner, Reena Esmail, Saad Haddad, John Mackey and Aaron Copland. 3 p.m., Copland House, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco; 914-788-4659, coplandhouse.org

SEPT. 28

In “Acting and Resisting!,” actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, fresh from his Broadway stage performance in Arthur Miller’s “The Price,” speaks about climate change and environmental policies. 8 p.m., Quick Center for The Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.fairfield.edu

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