What’s happening in April 2018

WAG’s listing of local happenings and events in the month of April.


“Hazardous Beauty,” an environmental art show featuring artists Alejandro Durán and Willie Cole, who interpret the environmental problems of plastic pollution and explore the effect of our increasing disposable culture. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Flynn Art Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., Second Floor; 203-622-7947, flinngallery.com


The Gordon Parks Foundation presents “Beneath these Restless Skies,” an exhibition by British documentary photographer Harriet Dedman. The work explores issues of identity and opportunity in West Harlem. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 48 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville; 914-238-6619, gordonparksfoundation.org


“18-3838” — Pantone has designated Ultra Violet 18-3838 as the color of 2018. Heather Gaudio Fine Art will be showcasing paintings, prints and sculpture that take on this blue-based purple in different forms and styles. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 66 Elm St., New Canaan; 203-801-9590, heathergaudiofineart.com


Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents “Bleeding Edge,” an exhibition of artists from the greater New York area who are pushing boundaries in new media.  The exhibition explores the human-technology relationship. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment Tuesdays through Thursdays; 1701 Main St., Peekskill; 914-788-0100, hvcca.org


Clay Art Center presents its exhibition, “THEY,” which highlights voices that are marginalized and historically underrepresented in institutional spaces through the work of eight ceramic artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 40 Beech St., Port Chester; 914-937-2047, clayartcenter.org


Jacob Burns Film Center screens award-winning choreographer Marta Renzi’s documentary, “Her Magnum Opus.” An ode to creativity and community, the film follows a group of friends as they gather to celebrate their mentor and learn that what lasts is those you leave behind. 7:35 p.m., 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville; 914-747-5555, burnsfilmcenter.org


“Art of the Gesù,” an international symposium to accompany the exhibition of the same name, features experts on Bernini, the Baroque and Jesuit Art, from The Morgan Library, The Frick Collection, New York University, the University of Edinburgh and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4046, artofthegesu.eventbrite.com


The “Spring Blossoms” flower show is a rare opportunity for visitors to experience Lyndhurst filled with sumptuous floral arrangements and to walk through the house at their own pace without a guided tour. The show kicks off with a special Preview Party on April 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., hosted by the Garden Club of Irvington to benefit the restoration of historic fountains and perennials in the Lyndhurst Rose Garden. The flower show is April 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-631-4481, lyndhurst.org


Katonah Museum of Art presents its annual Himmel Award and Lecture, which recognizes those who provoke new thinking in art and design. This year’s award honors Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman, lifelong collaborators who catapulted the graphic novel into the literary genre it is today. 5 p.m., 134 Jay St., Katonah; 914-232-9555, katonahmuseum.org


At the exhibit “Vive La France! How the First World War Turned the Parisian Art World Upside Down,” Kenneth Silver, New York University professor of art history, will talk about how wartime values brought momentous change to the aesthetics of Picasso and the avant-garde of the Parisian art world. 6 p.m., Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich; 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org


Westchester Photographic Society presents a lecture by photographer and author Bryan Peterson, “Understanding Composition and the Elements of Design.” 8 p.m., Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Room 107 — Technology Building, Valhalla; 914-827-5353, wpsphoto.org


Friends of Music presents a concert with cellist Edward Arron. The Westchester musician will be joined by pianist Jeewon Park and violinist Tessa Lark for a program that includes Beethoven, Ravel and Dvorak. 8 p.m., Ossining High School, 29 S. Highland Ave.; 914-861-5080, friendsofmusicconcerts.org


The Silver Screen Sports Film Festival presents a two-day celebration of some of the most iconic sports movies from the past 50 years, including “Rocky,” “Rudy,” “Caddyshack,” “Major League” and “Slap Shot.” All screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with talent from each film. Check website for various show times, Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St.; 914-631-3390, tarrytownmusichall.org


Hudson Stage Company presents “Switzerland,” a psychological thriller that pits Patricia Highsmith, author of “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” against the publisher determined to get her to write the last installment in the “Ripley” series. Times vary, Whippoorwill Theatre at North Castle Public Library, Kent Place, Armonk; 914-271-2811, hudsonstage.com


ArtsWestchester presents “Performing Families: an Evening of Music and Conversation,” with four family bands performing and discussing the meaning of music, kinship and tradition. Featuring Mariachi Sol Mixteco, LOFT’s Pride Chorus, Sruli & Lisa’s Family Klezmer Band, and Smt. Kiruba and Shaaranya Pillai. An audience talkback will follow the performance. 7 p.m., 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artswestchester.org

Hudson Valley Writers Center & The Masters School present “The Westchester Poetry Festival.” The free event includes a keynote address by Reginald Dwayne Betts along with readings by Chris Campanioni, Andrés Cerpa, Nicole Sealy and Anya Krugovoy Silver. 1 p.m., The Masters School, 49 Clinton Ave. Dobbs Ferry; 914-332-5953, writerscenter.org

The Woman’s Club of White Plains presents its Annual Fashion Show and Scholarship Luncheon, including a silent auction, to raise funds for the scholarship. 11:30 a.m., CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains; 914-948-0958,


Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County’s annual fundraiser returns with the Pilobolus Maximus Dance Company. Proceeds from the event benefit NSFC’s summer programs. 7 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield; 203-254-4010, nstudios.org

Celebrate Connecticut’s first open green spaces with the Norwalk Historical Society, which presents author Eric D. Lehman’s talk on “Time Machines to the Past: Connecticut Town Greens.” 2 p.m., Mill Hill Historic Park — The Townhouse, 2 E. Wall St.; 203-846-0525, norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

The Breast Cancer Alliance Annual Junior Committee Fashion Show — BCA will open the runway to more than 20 local students, who will model fashions from Richards to benefit the Junior BCA Committee. Schools represented include Bronxville High School, Brunswick School, Fox Lane High School, Greens Farms Academy, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich High School and Sacred Heart Greenwich. Funds raised go to support breast health services for underserved women throughout Connecticut and in Westchester. 11:30 a.m., Richards, 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich; 203-861-0014, breastcanceralliance.org


The Westport Library presents a screening of the 2017 film “Marshall,” about future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall facing one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP in Connecticut. Sandy Lefkowitz will join screenwriter Michael Koskoff for an after-film discussion. 7 p.m., Bow Tie Ultimate Royale 6, 542 Westport Ave.; 203-846-8797, westportlibrary.org

The Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) and UJA JCC Greenwich are partnering on the symposium “Hot Topics in Breast Cancer.” The panel, consisting of leading experts in the field, will discuss new breakthroughs in prevention, screening and therapies for breast cancer. The morning will help inform women about how to take action for themselves, their daughters, mothers, sisters and friends. 9:30 a.m., Old Oaks Country Club, 3100 Purchase St., Purchase; 203-861-0014, breastcanceralliance.org


Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County presents “April in Paris,” its 2018 fundraising benefit. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and live music. Dress casually chic or fashionably French. 6:30 pm, The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; 203-333-2642, habitatcfc.org


“En Masse” — A large-scale, participatory outdoor performance event created for hundreds of musicians. Visitors can follow groups of musicians on their path and stay for an hour or experience the entire musical marathon. Noon to 3 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.fairfield.edu

Presented by ArtsWestchester (artswestchester.org) and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (fcbuzz.org).

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