What’s happening in January 2019

WAG’s list of local happenings and events in the month of January.

Through Jan. 13

The White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Walt Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast.” Times vary, 11 City Place; 914-328-1600. wppac.com

Through Jan. 25

The Gordon Parks Foundation presents the work of the foundation’s fellows, Deana Lawson and Derrick Adams, in its “American Family” exhibit. The artists — who both draw inspiration from Parks — explore the daily lives of African-Americans through their own distinctive artistic approaches. Times vary, 48 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville; 914-238-2619. gordonparksfoundation.org

Jan. 3

The Music Conservatory of Westchester rings in the New Year with a concert by the Golden Williams Duo in the music school’s Recital Hall. Cellist Diana Golden, a conservatory faculty member, and Gregory K. Williams, assistant principal violist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, will perform a program of duos for cello and viola. 7:30 p.m., 216 Central Ave., White Plains; 914-761-3900. musicconservatory.org

Jan. 5 through 28

New Rochelle Public Library celebrates its 125th anniversary year with an exhibit of photographs highlighting the services and programs the library has provided from its earliest years to present day. Times vary, 1 Library Plaza; 914-632-7878. nrpl.org

Jan. 7

Father and son Tony and Matt Pavia discuss their book, “An American Town and the Vietnam War,” which tells the story of the memories and experiences of the young men and women of Stamford who went to war, as well as those of the families who carried on at home, awaiting their return. 6:30 p.m., New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.; 203-594-5012. newcanaanlibrary.org

Jan. 8 and 9

Play with Your Food begins its new season with three provocative (and often humorous) play readings performed by professional actors, many of whom are well-known on Broadway, film and TV. The readings follow a noon lunch catered by a local restaurant. The afternoon concludes with a discussion with the cast and director. Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East, Westport; 203-293-8729. jibproductions.org

Jan. 9

David E. Sanger, national security correspondent and a New York Times senior writer, talks about his newest book, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age,” which examines how cyber conflict is changing the nature of global power. World Affairs Forum’s Ambassadors’ Roundtable Breakfast. 7 a.m., Stamford Yacht Club, 97 Ocean Drive West; 203-356-0340. worldaffairsforum.org

Jan. 10

ArtsWestchester presents its next Gallery Nite Out, a “Craft Beer and Brushstrokes”-themed event. Audiences will enjoy craft beer and sample Diner Brew Co.’s hard cider while crafting a masterpiece on canvas with the help of an ArtsWestchester teaching artist. 6 p.m., 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220. artsw.org

Jan. 12

Vento Trio performs original and Latin-American chamber music inspired by wind, water and motion. 3 p.m., Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-965-4027. ventotrio.com

Jan. 13

Enchantment Theatre Company presents “The Phantom Tollbooth,” an original stage adaptation of the beloved classic by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer. Milo drives his toy car through a mysterious tollbooth that appears in his bedroom and finds himself on an eventful and dangerous quest. 1 and 4 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court; 203-227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.

Jan. 13

“Thomas John — The Seatbelt Psychic” features the medium and his messages from “the other side.” 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road; 203-438-5795. ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Jan. 14 through Feb. 9

New Castle Public Library presents an exhibit of photographs of weathered structures from the now vanished Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains. This area reflects the remains of a vibrant Eastern European Jewish culture that once thrived there. Times vary, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk; 914-844-2950. northcastlelibrary.org.

Jan. 18

“The Book of Moron,” Robert Dubac’s Off-Broadway solo hit, takes on cultural hypocrisy in what has been described as one of the most “hilarious, intelligent and scorching satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain.” 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org

Jan. 19

Latin folk singer Gina Chavez takes audiences on a journey across the Americas at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. 8 p.m., 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase; 914-251-6200. artscenter.org

Ted Sperling conducts the Stamford Symphony in “Oscar Goes to the Symphony,” with music from the movies “Fantasia,” “The Godfather,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Star Wars”” and “Schindler’s List.” 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org

The award-winning, New York-based Rebel — one of North America’s top-tier ensembles specializing in 17th- and 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments — demonstrates its skill in a performance titled “Barocco.” 8 p.m., Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.; 203-222-7070, westportartscenter.org

Jan. 20

Ukranian photographer Elena Lyakir is one of three artists in “Forces of Nature,” an exhibit exploring how experiences with the natural world can evoke memories, enhance the meaning of imagery and inspire the creative process. She’ll discuss her work at 2 p.m. at the Flinn Gallery. Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave.; 203-622-7947. flinngallery.com

Jan. 22

Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois’ “The Guardians” tells the story of women working on a French farm during World War I. There’s a post-film discussion with Connecticut Post’s Joe Meyers. 7:30 p.m., Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford; 203-967-3660. avontheatre.org

Jan 25

Westchester Photographic Society presents “Photography Competition 4A,” with members vying in digital competitions. 8 p.m., Westchester Community College, Technology Building, Room 107, Parking lot 11, Valhalla. wpsphoto.org

Jan. 25 through Feb.3

46th Annual Art Show: Bedford, an annual community event that unites the arts with charitable giving. The art show features a blend of contemporary and traditional artwork in all media and is a fundraiser for many local nonprofits. Preview Party Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.  Exhibition and Sale 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 26 and 27, and Feb. 1 through 3. Fellowship Hall, St. Matthew’s Church, 382 Cantitoe St.; artshowbedford.org

Jan. 26 through Apr. 20

“Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art” showcases more than 100 original works celebrating the history of this unique American art form. It’s curated by Brian Walker — former director of the museum, once located in Rye Brook. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich; 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org

Jan. 26

Smart Arts at Westchester Community College presents multicultural dance company The Tamburitzans in the group’s 82nd season show. The two-hour performance features international music, song and dance from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain and other countries. 8 p.m., Academic Arts Building Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla; 914-606-6262. sunywcc.edu/smartarts

In Lola Arias’ “Minefield,” six Falklands/Malvinas war veterans face each other across a stage, traveling back to 1984 to share memories, films, songs and photographs and taking the audience from the horrors of war to today’s uncertainties. 8 p.m., Fairfield University, Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010. quickcenter.fairfield.edu

Jan. 31

The Westchester Chordsmen brings its diverse musical repertoire to the Emelin Theatre. This event is part of the theater’s new performance series “Made In Westchester,” which celebrates the artistry of the many talented performers in the county. 7:30 p.m., 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098. emelin.org

Presented by ArtsWestchester (artswestchester.org) and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (culturalalliancefc.org/fcbuzz_events).

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