What’s Happening in November 2019

WAG’s list of local happenings for the month of November.

Through Dec. 7

OSilas Gallery at Concordia College presents “Young, Gifted and Black,” an exhibit of works that were created by artists of African descent, drawn exclusively from the private collection of Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi. Times vary, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville; 914-337-9300, osilasgallery.org.

Through Jan. 26

Katonah Museum of Art presents “Sparkling Amazons,” an exhibition that explores the contribution pf female artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played within the New York School during the 1940s and ’50s. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 134 Jay St., Katonah; 914-232-9555, katonahmuseum.org.

Nov. 2

The Charles Ives Music Festival features award-winning duo Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki, with Katie Althen, George Meyer, Mitch Lyon and Mika Sasaki, in “Variations,” a program including Ives’ Piano Trio, a new piece by John Cziner and works by Lowell Liebermann, Rachmaninoff and others. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 6 Ivy Hill Rd, Ridgefield; 203-894-8786, charlesivesmusicfestival.org.

Nov. 3

New Rochelle Opera will present a concert that will celebrate the highs and lows of great male voices in opera and musical theater, with NRO members Joshua Benevento, Paolo Buffagni, Tom Mulder and John Dominick, accompanied by pianist Georgianna Pappas. 3 p.m., Christopher J., Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle; 914-576-0365, nropera.org.

Nov. 3 through Jan. 25

ArtsWestchester’s “Dataism” spotlights works by artists who use data to explore various spheres of contemporary life and experience. The Nov. 3 reception encourages guests to preview the exhibit, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org.

Nov. 7

The Bruce Museum presents “Rewind/Fast-Forward: Celebrating the Artist Documentaries of Olympia Stone.” Join Stone and two of her subjects (James Grashow and Elizabeth King) for a discussion of her films. 6:30 p.m.,  One Museum Drive, Greenwich; 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org.

Nov. 7 

Raising Millenials (It’s Our Own Damn Fault!)”  is a stand-up comedy show performed by and about parents trying to catch their breath as they raise millennial kids in a cyber-speed world. 8 p.m., Bedford Playhouse, 633 Old Bedford Road; 914-867-3053, bedfordplayhouse.org.

Nov. 7 through 10

The 11th Bridgeport Art Trail leads to more than 200 arts venues and studios, many of them in the city’s artist buildings – Read’s Artspace, The American Fabrics Arts Building, the NEST Arts Factory, and 305 Knowlton Street.  New this year is “A Pop of Color,” artists’ installations in vacant storefronts along Main Street and Fairfield Avenue.  See website for times and places of art installations, music and performance all through the city. 203-334-7748, bridgeport-art-trail.org.

Nov. 8

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College presents a one-night-only performance by Gina Chavez, whose bilingual songs incorporates many styles, from bossa nova to folk. 8 p.m., 735 Anderson Hill Road; 914-251-6200, artscenter.org.

The Hudson Valley Writers Center and Slapering Hol Press present its annual “War and Peace” reading program, which will feature authors Pamela Hart and Frances Richey. Eight local poets and writers will read original works that respond to war and resistance in current events, art and history. 7 p.m., 300 Riverside Dr., Sleepy Hollow; 914-332-5953, writerscenter.org.

Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason’s new show, “Out of the Eclipse,” makes its Connecticut debut. She brings us through a dark, personal time and into the light, with a humorous and moving memoir, arranged by Jeffrey Klitz and backed by the Moontones. 7 p.m., The Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.com.

Nov. 9

Pianist Alon Goldstein will open the Symphony of Westchester’s 23rd concert season at Iona College with an all-Beethoven program. The program will include Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Coriolan” Overture, Op. 62, and Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. 8 p.m., Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Summit and North avenues, New Rochelle; 914-654-4926, thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

The 21st annual “Monothon Auction and Party” is an evening of fun, food and fabulous art. Silent and live auctions include original works of art by more than 100 leading and emerging artists. All artwork will be on view in advance, from Nov. 7. 5:30 p.m. silent auction and party, 7:30 p.m. live auction. Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan; 203-899-7999, contemprints.org.

The Klein Auditorium presents “Voices: A Show of Unity” with musician, producer, actor and philanthropist Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. This will be an evening of music, storytelling and laughter to benefit ADL Connecticut, with special host Paul Shaffer. 8 p.m., 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 800-424-0160, ext. 2, theklein.org.

Nov. 9 and 10

Fine jewelry will be featured at CraftWestport.

The 44th annual Westport Young Woman’s League’s CraftWestport brings more than 200 fine contemporary craftsmen and artists from across the country to exhibit at Connecticut’s largest indoor fine crafts festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Fieldhouse at Staples High School, 70 North Ave.; 845-331-7900, artrider.com.

Nov. 12

“Mind My Mind” will be featured in “Short Cuts.”

“Short Cuts” is an evening of outstanding short films selected from the Tribeca Film Festival. Themed “Living With Family,” the four shorts include “Mind My Mind,” from The Netherlands, nominated as best international short film. The films are followed by a discussion with a film’s director. 7:30 p.m., Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St., Norwalk; 203-293-8729, jibproductions.org.

Nov. 12 and 13

Skilled artisans, designers, and purveyors of finely crafted merchandise will showcase their wares at the Breast Cancer Alliance Holiday Gift Boutique. Select from a wide selection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories, unusual jewelry, home décor, vintage gifts, culinary delights and more. Each sale helps fund the innovative research, breast surgery fellowships and life-saving treatment supported by the Breast Cancer Alliance. Enjoy shopping and plan on joining Tuesday evening for cocktails and snacks. Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m. (with cocktails from 5  to  8 p.m.)  and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave.; mandmzola@aol.com or breastcanceralliance.org

Nov. 15

An Evening to Benefit the Friends of Saint Joseph Parenting Center” will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the center and honor longtime benefactors George and Carol Bauer and John and Joan Hannigan. Dinner, auction and music 6 p.m., Stamford Yacht Club, 97 Ocean Drive West; 203-588-1934, sjpcenter.org.

Nov. 15 through Dec. 8

M&M Performing Arts Company and Red Monkey Theater Group present live performances of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Dying Detective.” Sherlock Holmes is drawn into a new case that will take him from a high society dinner party to London’s opium dens. Guests will follow Holmes and Watson on a trip through Lyndhurst Mansion on the trail of this classic mystery. Times vary, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-962-3431, MMPACI.com.

Nov. 16

The Ridgefield Playhouse presents “Sophia Loren: An Evening with an Icon” a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a live onstage conversation with the film legend – one of only five shows nationwide. Includes clips of her career and audience Q&A. 8 p.m., 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra presents “American Connections,” a concert of two song cycles by Charles Ives and Maurice Ravel sung by Rebecca Ringle Kamarei, as well as Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” with a world premiere dance by members of the New England Academy of Dance, and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” with Andrew Armstrong at the piano. 7:30 p.m., Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave., Norwalk; 203-956-6771, norwalksymphony.org.

Nov. 17

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents its string quartet-in-residence, Thalea String Quartet, for an afternoon performance in the center’s Music Room. The program will include works from Copland, Price and Beethoven. 3p.m., 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah; 914-232-1252, caramoor.org.

The Drozdoff Society presents the Gerlach-Tetzloff Duo in a program of works by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Drozdoff, and Piazolla.  3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, 1101 Bedford St.; 203-324-9522, get tickets here.

Nov. 17

“Swingin’ ’40s with The Six of Clubs” is a musical benefit for Bedford Playhouse. The six singers perform music from The Great American Songbook of the 1930s and ’40s, including Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Shore and many more.  6 p.m., cocktail reception, 7 p.m. performance, 8 p.m. dessert and Champagne, 633 Old Bedford Road; 914-867-3053, bedfordplayhouse.org.

Nov. 21

Two leading child and adolescent mental health experts discuss their guide for parents of every college and college-bound student in “The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, A Conversation with Dr. Janet B. Hibbs and Dr. Anthony Rostain.” The authors explain the crucial differences between typical student behavior and early warning signs of clinical disorders.  Discussion at 7 p.m., book signing 8:30 p.m., The Walker Center for The Arts, the Harvey School, 260 Jay Street, Katonah; 914-232-3161, ext. 161, harveyschool.org/stressedyears.

Nov. 23

The Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet present “The Nutcracker,” a professional ballet production where the children are the stars of the show, accompanied by The Connecticut Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Christopher Hisey. 6 p.m., The Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.com.

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

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