What’s happening in June 2018

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


The Ground Glass, a Westchester-based association of fine art photographers, exhibits a selection of work by 11 members at the Pound Ridge Public Library’s Schaffner Gallery. A reception with the photographers will be held 1 p.m. June 9. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 271 Westchester Ave.; 914-764-5085, poundridgelibrary.org


The ArtsWestchester Triennial exhibit spotlights what’s new in the art scene in the Hudson Valley with the work of 15 artists. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, ArtsWestchester Gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org/triennial2018


Lyndhurst presents more than 50 rarely exhibited works by legendary painter, designer and glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany in “Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker.The exhibit explores Tiffany’s early career, from his origins as a painter in Irvington to his becoming a “painter with glass.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-631-4481, lyndhurst.org


The Bruce Museum presents the traveling exhibit “National Geographic Photo Ark. The show features the photographs of Joel Sartre and is part of an ambitious project to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich; 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org


OCA Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter presents its 21st annual Asian American Heritage Festival, featuring traditional Asian dance and song; masters of the martial arts, including lion dancers; professional artists; children’s dance troupes; and family friendly activities. Noon to 6 p. m., Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla; 203-326-1534, oca-whv.org

The Spring Arts Immersion Salon at Beechwood Arts & Innovation will explore the theme of being “Fired Up!” as interpreted through music, art, film, performance and culinary arts. Artists will be showing collaborative work on the theme. 8 p.m., Beechwood Arts & Innovation, 52 Weston Road, Westport; 203-226-9462, beechwoodarts.org/EventDonate.html


The “Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition 2018” presents current trends and innovations in global contemporary printmaking, all within the boundaries of one square foot. Juror Susan Tallman of Art in Print magazine reviewed more than 300 prints from artists representing nearly 20 countries, selecting more than 80 to exhibit. Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Ave., Mathews Park, Norwalk; 203-899-7999, contemprints.org


Peekskill Arts Alliance presents the 21st annual “Peekskill Open Studios, during which more than 100 artists throughout the city participate in group exhibitions, collaborative performances and open studios. Noon to 5 p.m., locations vary; peekskillartists.org

Hudson Chorale presents its spring concert, “Celebrating American Composers, featuring Vincent Persichetti’s “Celebrations,” based on the poetry of Walt Whitman; the premiere of two original works by Robert Convery; a choral arrangement by Leonard Bernstein; and highlights from George Gershwin’s folk opera “Porgy and Bess.” Times vary, Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville; 800-838-3006, hudsonchorale.org


American Theatre editor-in-chief, Rob Weinert-Kendt will speak and lead a panel discussion of theater artists from around Connecticut on the subject of “Repertory in American Theatre. Organized by Thrown Stone Theatre and sponsored by Theatre Communications Group. 6:30 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St.; 203-438-2282, thrownst.one/rep-rsvp


In celebration of “Timeless — The Works of Seward Johnson, an exhibit of 36 of the sculptor’s works around Stamford, The Avon Theatre is organizing a reception ceremony in Latham Park at the foot of Johnson’s iconic “Forever Marilyn,” a 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe. Then there will be a screening of Billy Wilder’s “The Seven Year Itch,” starring the actress, at the theater. Reception: 6:30 p.m., 269 Bedford St. Film: 7:30 p.m., 272 Bedford St., Stamford; 203-967-3660, avontheatre.org


YCP TheaterWorks presents a production of “Twelve Angry Men. A 12-man jury must begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of a 19-year-old man accused of stabbing his father to death. As the men try to reach a unanimous decision, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Times vary, Shrub Oak United Methodist Church Parish Hall, 1176 E. Main St.; 914-245-2184, ycptw.org


The Philip Johnson Glass House celebrates the start of a new season with its annual Summer Party fundraiser, featuring a farm-to-table picnic, lawn games, music and a curated auction. Noon, 199 Elm St., New Canaan; 203-594-9884, theglasshouse.org


As a fundraiser to aid the New England Ballet Company as it recovers from water damage to scenery, props and costumes, the company presents “Retrospective Renewal, a celebration of 25+ years of choreography by Victor Trevino, artistic director and resident choreographer. 5 p.m., The Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 800-424-0160, theklein.org


The Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center presents “The Dog in the Dressing Room” by Deborah Savadge, a romantic comedy in which jealousies, games and secrets are uncorked along with the Champagne. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, 3 Owens Road, North Salem; 914-277-8477, schoolhousetheater.org


The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers a seven-hour Lighthouse Cruise, featuring rare close-up views of eight historic lighthouses on western Long Island Sound. Aquarium educators will offer histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses. 9 a.m., 10 N. Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700, ext. 2206, maritimeaquarium.org

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Ballets with a Twist’s “Cocktail Hour: The Show, a dance performance that combines old Hollywood glamour with 21st-century pop in a series of cocktail-themed vignettes. The works contain original choreography, music and costumes. 8 p.m., City Center, 11 City Place, third floor, White Plains; 914-328-1600, wppac.com

Taconic Opera will host its annual chamber concert, featuring the opera’s conductor and music director Jun Nakabayashi as well as soprano Samia Bahu. The program, titled “Vocalise,” will include works by Gustav Mahler, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner and Sergei Rachmaninoff. 3 p.m., Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, 605 Millwood Road; 855-886-7372, taconicopera.org


Singer-songwriters Stephen Stills and Judy Collins return to the Ridgefield Playhouse to perform songs from their rich catalogs along with songs from their 2017 collaboration, “Everybody Knows.” 7:30 p.m., 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org


Louisiana native Marc Broussard has developed an ardent fan base over the past 15 years with his extraordinary vocal ability and songwriting, blending influences from Otis Redding-type soul and R&B to John Hiatt and Dr. John’s funk and blues. 8 p.m., FTC Warehouse, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org


The Pequot Library presents “Gatsby In Connecticut: The Untold Story, a program featuring a screening of the 2018 documentary. After the film, enjoy a discussion with the filmmakers as well as a book signing of Richard Webb Jr.’s  “Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda
Fitzgerald.” Registration suggested. 7 p.m., Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport; 203-259-0346, pequotlibrary.org


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents its “American Roots Festival, a full day of American music, from folk and country to bluegrass and gospel capped by performances by acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June. Starts at Noon, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah; 914-232-1252, caramoor.org

Friends of John Jay Homestead will celebrate the start of summer vacation with an outdoor screening of “The Princess Bride. The family friendly film tells the story of Westley, a farmhand who must rescue his true love, Princess Buttercup, from the odious Prince Humperdinck. 7 p.m., 400 Jay St., Katonah; 914-232-8119, johnjayhomestead.org


The Aldrich Museum launches its “Main Street Video” program, a 12-week series featuring short video works by four artists in the Museum’s historic Old Hundred building. The first video is Marina Zurkow’s “The Thirsty Bird,” which is followed by an animation workshop in The Studio. You can make a stop-motion video inspired by the exhibitions on view, with the guidance of an expert from the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. 1 p.m., 258 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-4519, aldrichart.org

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

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