What’s happening in August

The Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center celebrates the life of Gert Mathiesen. THROUGH AUG. 31
WAG's listing of local happenings and events in the month of August.


Pelham Art Center presents its Faculty and Student Showcase. This annual exhibit features new work in a variety of media by the center’s artist-instructors and students. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave.; 914-738-2525, pelhamartcenter.org.


The 67th annual “Art of the Northeast” exhibit, Silvermine Art Center’s signature show, features artists from Maine to Washington, D.C.  David Kiehl, the Nancy and Fred Poses curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, served as the curator of the 2017 exhibit. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan; 203-966-9700, silvermineart.org.


“A Man Becomes Invisible, an exploration of Gordon Parks’ photographic interpretation of Ralph Ellison’s National Book Award-winning novel “Invisible Man.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. The Gordon Parks Foundation, 48 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville; 914-238-2619, gordonparksfoundation.org.


The Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center celebrates the life of Gert Mathiesen with an exhibit of 25 of his works. The Danish painter, printmaker and ceramicist, who had a studio at The Schoolhouse for many years, died four years ago, leaving behind more than 1,000 works. 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and by appointment. 3 Owens Road, North Salem; 914-277-8477, schoolhousetheater.org.

Celebrate the life and work of filmmaker Jonathan Demme (1944-2017) at a multimedia exhibit. Viewing during theater hours — noon to 10 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends, Jane Peck Gallery, Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, 914-773-7663, burnsfilmcenter.org.


Westchester Broadway Theatre presents “Annie,” inspired by “Little Orphan Annie,” the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; 914-592-2222, broadwaytheatre.com.

AUG. 2

New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents an outdoor performance by the New Rochelle Opera, as part of the “Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds” concert series. The group will perform opera, operetta and Broadway favorites. 7 p.m., Hudson Park Bandshell, 1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle; 914-654-2087, newrochellearts.org.

Harrison Public Library presents a “Meet the Artist” reception for Heidi Lewis Coleman, who is featured in the library’s exhibit “Aesthetics & Whimsy.” Coleman creates mixed-media pieces and steel sculptures, which incorporate her own writing. 7 p.m., 2 Bruce Ave.; 914-835-0324, harrisonpl.org.

AUG. 3

New Rochelle Downtown BID presents an outdoor concert by acclaimed musician Wali Ali. He and his five-piece band explore new interpretations of classic rock, folk, blues and jazz melodies as part of “Music in the Air.” 7 p.m., Ruby Dee Park at Library Green; 914-632-8254, newrochelledowntown.com.

AUG. 4

Catch the High and Mighty Brass Band that has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans funk and rhythm and blues with more modern Afrobeat and hip-hop influences. Stamford’s Palace Theatre. 8 p.m., 61 Atlantic St.; 203-517-4466, palacestamford.org.

AUG. 4 AND 5

Crystal Theatre presents the gothic, romantic musical “Hungarian Nights,with special guests, the Liget Dance Ensemble from Budapest. 7:30 p.m., Ben Franklin Center, 66 Bayview Ave., Norwalk; 203-847-4850, crystaltheatre.org.

AUG. 5

The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden hosts a Moon Viewing Concert. Guests will enjoy the museum’s garden and related refreshments as they listen to Japanese music played on traditional instruments like the koto, shakuhachi, and shamisen. 8:30 p.m., 28 Deveau Road, North Salem; 914-669-5033, hammondmuseum.org.

AUG. 6

Experience an all-arts salon around the 300-year-old beech tree at Beechwood Arts & Innovation’s “Beechwood Open 2017.Share your performance or film, show and sell your art, bring your favorite dish — or just bring yourself and enjoy. 3 p.m., 52 Weston Road, Westport; 203-226-9462, beechwoodarts.org.

AUG. 7

Jacob Burns Film Center offers a screening of Scott Freiman’s look at The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band.” A producer and composer, Freiman creates multimedia presentations that take audiences on a journey through the story behind the music. 1 and 7 p.m., 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville; 914-773-7663; burnsfilmcenter.org.

AUG. 8

The Avon Theatre presents a French Cinematheque screening of “Moka. This 2016 film stars Emmanuelle Devos as a woman who embarks on a trip to take revenge on the person she thinks killed her son in a hit-and-run accident, devastating her life. Pre-film wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m., 272 Bedford St., Stamford; 203-967-3660, avontheatre.org.

AUG. 9

“Flowers Abound” at the Hudson River Museum, as Nancy Blum, featured in Wave Hill’s “Flora Fantastica” exhibit is the subject of an illustrated talk. Senior curator Jennifer McGregor discusses Blum’s work, followed by a tour of floral decoration in Glenview, the museum’s Victorian home. 1:30 p.m. talk, followed by tour at 3 p.m., 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550, hrm.org.

AUG. 10

Donavon Frankenreiter whisks you away to the laid-back groove of the Hawaiian Islands with his smoky vocals and tender delivery. 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Club’s Warehouse Space, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org.

AUG. 12

“Bending Reality, an exhibit of paintings by Norm Siegel, Marjorie Poe and Al Coyote Weiner at Fairfield Public Library’s Kershner Gallery. All of these Fairfield County painters have a base in Realism but subvert, undermine or intensify it. 4:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 5:30, 1080 Old Post Road; 203-256-3155, fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

AUG. 13 AND 20

The U.K.’s National Theatre Live Broadcast of a new production of Tony Kushner’s multi award-winning two-part play, “Angels in America.America in the mid-1980s: In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. With Part I Aug. 13 and Part II Aug. 20. 3 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.fairfield.edu.

AUG. 18

Yonkers Pottery Studio presents a “Clay Soirée” wheel-throwing class. The single-session class teaches participants the basics of pottery-making in a relaxed atmosphere. 7 p.m., 379 McLean Ave.; 646-316-0554, yonkerspottery.com.

AUG. 19

Engage with post-graffiti artist Jahmane as he guides you through the work on view at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art during this free admission day. 3 p.m., 258 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-4519, aldrichart.org.

The Yorktown Lions Club’s 2017 Summer Concert Series presents the “Saturday Spectacular Music Festival,featuring Jessica Lynn. Featuring lawn seating, refreshments and free admission. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be indoors at Yorktown Stage Theatre. Noon, Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights; 914-393-1447, yorktownlions.com.

AUG. 22

An evening with Ann Wilson of Heart. Hear Heart favorites (“Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man”) songs from Wilson’s solo projects and songs that have influenced and inspired her throughout her life. 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse. 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

AUG. 24

As the lead singer and lead guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty has helped pen some of the most memorable songs in rock ’n’ roll. Hear some of these at Westport’s outdoor Levitt Pavilion for The Performing Arts. 8:30 p.m., 40 Jesup Road; 866-811-4111, levittpavilion.com.

AUG. 26

Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents ​Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company.  The evening begins with a dance class (pre-registration required) followed by “The Art of Isadora,” a performance by the company. This event is part of the Council’s “WorldFest” summer event series. 7:30 p.m., Untermyer Park, 945 N. Broadway, Yonkers; 914-375-3435, untermyergardens.org.

AUG. 26 AND 27

“Peter Pan Reimagined” is New Paradigm Theatre’s collaborative reinvention of this musical, working with Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS), a nonprofit whose mission is to bring one-on-one instrument lessons and group music instruction to underserved inner-city children. 2 p.m., The Warehouse at FTC, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org.

Presented by ArtsWestchester and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. For more, visit artswestchester.org and culturalalliancefc.org.

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