What’s happening in April 2019

Leyla Sarah McCalla will perform April 13 at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah. Courtesy Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.
WAG's list of local happenings for the month of April.

Through April 13

Hudson Stage Company presents “Proof,” David Auburn’s award-winning play about authenticity, madness and love. Times vary, Whippoorwill Hall Theatre, North Castle Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk; 914-271-2811. hudsonstage.com.

Through December 15

Hudson River Museum’s “A Century of Lunar Photography & Beyond” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon with photographs from NASA, the Hastings Historical Society, the Lick Observatory Archive and private collections. This show also complements the museum’s “The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art” exhibition, which is currently on view. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

April 3

“Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church” is a new film that combines historical footage of Hendrix’s July 4, 1970, concert in Atlanta with a documentary tracing his journey to the festival amid the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew young people together across the country. 7:30 p.m., Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford; 203-967-3660. avontheatre.org.

April 4 through 7

Sacred Heart University’s Theatre Arts program presents “Hair,” celebrating 1960s counterculture in all its barefooted, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield; 203-371-7908. edgertoncenter.org/theatre_arts.php.

April 4 through 27

Westchester Collaborative Theater presents a production of Rick Apicella’s “The Legend,” directed by Joe Albert Lima. The play follows the journey of William Rodriguez, a young boxer who has not spoken since he was brutally bullied as a child. When his mother dies, he decides to embark on a journey into the rabbit hole of professional prizefighting with the help of his trainer and next-door neighbor, only to find that their vulnerabilities are used against them at every turn. Times vary, 23 Water St., Ossining; 914-263-4953. wctheater.org.

April 6

“Music for Youth” presents Yves Dharamraj during a special Free Young Persons’ Concert at the Pequot Library. Dharamraj has earned a worldwide reputation as a cellist who blends an immaculate command of the instrument with deep musical understanding in his fresh, elegant interpretations. 2 p.m., 720 Pequot Ave., Southport; 203-259-0346. pequotlibrary.org.

The Gallery at Still River Editions presents an opening reception for “Rusted Relics,” an exhibition of color photographs by Lisa Berger of Newtown and Tara Tomaselli of Bethel. Reception at 2 p.m., Exhibition continues through May 31. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 128 E. Liberty St., Danbury; 203-791-1474. stillrivereditions.com.

April 7

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet made its debut in March 2017 with four multiple prize-winning principal musicians from the orchestra. With a repertoire that includes Mendelssohn and Beethoven, the quartet has continued to delight classical music lovers. 3 p.m., Fairfield University, Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010. quickcenter.fairfield.edu.

In “Angelina Ballerina the Musical,” Angelina and her friends are all aflutter as a special guest is visiting Camembert Academy. The girls perform hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and, of course, ballet, excited to show off their skills to their visitor. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court; 203-227-4177. westportplayhouse.org.

New Rochelle Public Library presents “Read 650,” a literary forum for true personal stories, each limited to 650 words, read aloud by the writer before an audience. During this event, a group of writers will share their stories about public libraries. A reception will follow the program. 3 to 6 p.m., 1 Library Plaza; 914-632-7878. nrpl.org.

The Sanctuary Series presents “The Sonicals Piano Duo,” featuring Joel A. Martin and George Lopez. The duo infuses solo classical piano music with jazz improvisation to create its signature sound. 4 p.m., South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St.; 914-763-5402. thesanctuaryseries.org.

April 8 

Celebrate Connecticut with author, architectural historian and deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Wigren. He will speak about his new book, “Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places.” 6 p.m., Norwalk Historical Society, Town House at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E. Wall St.; 203-212-6894. culturalalliancefc.org/event/chris-wigren/.

April 11

“Codex” is a 20-minute film, written and directed by Micah Bloom, an artist and professor at Minot State University in North Dakota, which was covered with waterlogged books and other debris following a 2011 flood. Bloom documented the books as they were slowly
absorbed into the landscape, then collected and moved them to a laboratory where he tagged and preserved them. The reverence with which he treats these cast- aside volumes speaks to the feelings we have about books. Post-screening discussion about the film, books, and book art. 7 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St.; 203-403-5285. ridgefieldlibrary.org.

April 13

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are regarded by many as the “king and queen of banjo.” A 15-time Grammy winner, Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other instrumentalist in Grammy history. They will appear at 8 p.m., Fairfield University, Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010. quickcenter.fairfield.edu.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents a performance by musician Leyla Sarah McCalla. This classically trained cellist is influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk. 8 p.m., 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah; 914-232-1252, caramoor.org.  

ArtsWestchester presents “Performing Families: An Evening of Music and Conversation,” with four family bands performing and discussing the meaning of music, kinship and tradition. The event will feature Grupo Atl-Tlachinolli, Jomion & The Uklos, South Indian classical dancers Nalini and Maya Rau Murthy, and a mother-daughter Korean music-dance trio Heejung, Zena and Jaylyn Han. 7 p.m., 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org.

April 14

Music from Copland House presents “Crumbling Walls: Picasso’s Musical Canvas,” a concert spotlighting Pablo Picasso’s seminal influence upon generations of composers. Inspired by Picasso’s paintings, drawings and stage designs, the program will feature new works and classical pieces by Viet Cuong, Robert Sirota, Igor Stravinsky and Manuel de Falla.  3 p.m., 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco; 914-788-4659, coplandhouse.org.

April 26 to May 12 

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents “The Bodyguard,” a musical based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated film that starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston as a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard and the superstar client he falls in love with. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 11 City Place; 914-328-1600. wppac.com.

April 27

For the 24th year, Redding’s Mark Twain Library throws The Frog Frolic — A Children’s Country Fair. Last year more than a 1,000 people came to enjoy the games, crafts, entertainment and food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road; 203-938-2545. marktwainlibrary.org.

The Symphony of Westchester presents an all-Mozart concert featuring pianist Alon Goldstein, who will perform Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453 in G major. Also, on the program are “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” K. 525 in G major and Symphony No. 29, K. 201 in A major. 8 p.m., Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle; 914-654-4926. thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

April 28

Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County will host its annual fundraiser at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts, featuring the Ailey II Dance Company. Proceeds will benefit Neighborhood Studios’ arts education programs, with special emphasis on sending Bridgeport children to summer camp. 5:30 p.m., 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010. quickcenter.fairfield.edu.

April 28 and 29

The Chamber Players of The Greenwich Symphony present Uncommon Voices, a concert of works by Elgar, Vaughan-Williams, Rossini, Jongen and Françaix. 4 p.m. Sunday, Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich; and at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-637-4725. chamberplayersofthegso.squarespace.com.

Presented by ArtsWestchester and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.

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