What’s happening in November

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


Shakespeare’s star-crossed “Romeo & Juliet” comes to the Westport Country Playhouse. Show times vary, 25 Powers Court; 203-227-4177, westportplayhouse.org


Iona College Council on the Arts presents “Peter Paul Rubens and the Flemish 17th Century, an exhibit featuring 26 paintings and drawings by Rubens and other artists of the Northern Baroque. Noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Arts Center, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle; 914-637-7796, iona.edu


“Collective Perspectives,an exhibit of mixed-media paintings by Outside the Line Collective, explores how differing points of view can contribute to, or conflict with, shaping an overall image. Times vary, Harrison Public Library Halperin Building, 2 Bruce Ave., 914-835-0324, harrisonpl.org


“Object Out Loud: Arman and Nick Cave,” features more than 20 works of art by two pioneering artists who absorb and reassemble everyday objects. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St.; 914-232-9555, katonahmuseum.org


“Walks With Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond” examines the key role played by artists in bringing views of nature indoors – in a domestic or gallery setting. The exhibit will feature 40 paintings and prints from the Hudson River Museum’s permanent collection from the 19th century to today. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550, hrm.org

NOV. 2

ArtsWestchester presents “Give Us the Ballot: An Evening with Voting Rights Journalist and Historian Ari Berman.Berman will discuss the Voting Rights Act before answering audience questions and signing copies of his book. 7 p.m., 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org

NOV. 3

Phelps Hospital’s 30th anniversary Champagne Ball – Phelps’ signature fundraiser, the Champagne Ball, is celebrating its 30th year with an extended cocktail hour, Viennese dessert tables, a photo booth and a diamond auction. 6 p.m., Sleepy Hollow Country Club, 777 Albany Post Road, Briarcliff Manor; phelpsevents.org/champagne-ball/event-information, 914-366-3104

NOV. 4

The Symphony of Westchester will open its 21st concert season with an all-Beethoven program that features the “Egmont” Overture and Symphony No. 4 in B major. The program will also include a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major by pianist Alon Goldstein. 8 p.m., Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle; 914-654-4926, thesymphonyofwestchester.org

SpreadMusicNow and Band Together CT join forces to offset statewide budget cuts in the arts with “CT Rocks! A Rock ’N’ Roll Benefit Party for Music Education. Band Together CT and special guests will play arena rock hits from the 1970s and ’80s. All proceeds go to rebuilding music education programs in Connecticut. Doors at 6 p.m., with show at 7:45, Fairfield Theatre Company, Stage One, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org

“The Really Big Show” – An evening of music, entertainment and fun benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester, hosted by Tiki Barber, former New York Giants running back, and featuring headliner comedian (and onetime New Rochelle resident) Jay Leno. The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, 914-251-6200, artscenter.org

NOV. 4 AND 5

Daniel Hege is the guest conductor with the Stamford Symphony for “Beethoven, Ravel & Stravinsky,” playing Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5,” Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird: Suite.” 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 3 p.m. Nov. 5, The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; 203-325-4466, stamfordsymphony.org

CraftWestport brings some 175 fine contemporary craftsmen and artists from across the country to exhibit at Connecticut’s longest-running indoor fine crafts event. Net proceeds from admission fees will be distributed to local charitable organizations in lower Fairfield County by the Westport Young Woman’s League, a nonprofit dedicated to building community. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5, Fieldhouse at Staples High School, 70 North Ave.; 845-331-7900, craftwestport.com

NOV. 5

Susan Eisen, Norma Minkowitz and Ellen Schiffman discuss their work and creative process in an Artists Talk related to the exhibit “Of Art and Craft.” 2 p.m. The exhibition, which features works in glass, clay and fiber, continues through Dec. 6, The Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 2nd Floor; 203-622-7947, flinngallery.com 

NOV. 5 AND 6

The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony present “Russian Idyll,” with works by Gliere, Medtner, Hummel, Schnittke, Weinberg, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. 4 p.m. Nov. 5, Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich; 203-637-4725, greenwichsymphony.org


Visual artist Christine Aaron presents “The Memory Project, a mixed-media project that invited members of the Larchmont/Mamaroneck community to share a memory of their choosing. These memories have been incorporated into an audio and sculptural installation exhibited at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild. Hours vary, with reception 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11. 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont; thememoryproject.space


Bridgeport Art Trail – Explore the work of more than 200 artists in their studios; an opening party at Read’s ArtSpace; “BOOBs: Personal Stories of Breast Cancer Patients” at City Lights Gallery; a Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County video-recorded artist talk at The NEST Arts Factory and much more. 203-334-7748, bridgeport-art-trail.org

NOV. 10

Artist Vinnie Bagwell presents an opening reception for “Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden, a series of life-size bronze sculptures which will be developed into an urban-heritage sculpture garden in Yonkers to pay homage to the first enslaved Africans to be freed by law in the United States. Bagwell will unveil the first two sculptures, “I’Satta” and “Themba the Boatman,” during the reception. 5 p.m., Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Plaza; 914-965-0231, enslavedafricansraingarden.org

Habib Koité & Bamada, a modern troubadour hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, performs. 8 p.m., Fairfield University’s Quick Center For The Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.fairfield.edu

NOV. 13

Cerebral Palsy of Westchester presents “A Taste of Westchester: A Food and Wine Tasting Event” that features more than 30 of the area’s finest restaurants and top chefs. All of the proceeds will benefit CPW programs. 6:15 p.m., Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 W. Red Oak Lane, West Harrison; 914-937-3800, cpwestchester.org

NOV. 14

Brooke Maples and Katie Ré Scheidt will give an artists’ talk as part of “Punch & Sizzle: New Artists/New Work,an exhibit through Nov. 18 that features work by Maples, Scheidt, Monique Lazard, Janice Mehlman and Beth Munro unified by lush colors, seductive shapes and deceptively simple compositions. Light refreshments served. 11:30 a.m., SM Home Gallery, Sandra Morgan Interiors, 70 Arch St., Greenwich; 203-629-8121, sandramorganinteriors.com


The Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibit “An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich” explores the contributions the Jewish community has made to Greenwich’s cultural and economic vitality through photographs, artifacts, archival documents, ephemera and first-person accounts. Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob; 203-869-6899, greenwichhistory.org

NOV. 17

Music on the Hill presents “Autumn Leaves,” a fall concert of its professional Chamber Chorus, a 16-voice ensemble known for its a cappella repertoire. 8 p.m., Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road; 203-529-3133, musiconthehillct.org

NOV. 18

The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery offers Vincent Serbin’s second solo exhibition, “Shaped and Shrouded,” following his sold-out first show earlier this year. 6 p.m. reception, 96 Bedford St., Stamford; 888-861-6791, alvarezgallery.com

ArtsWestchester Gala – Can a bridge be a work of art? ArtsWestchester believes it can. Join in celebrating the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and the men and women who have built it. Enjoy a night of cocktails, dinner and auctions – all to keep the arts alive in Westchester. 6 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org/gala

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents “The Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia concert performance of “Ask Your Mama,” the jazz poem suite created in homage to the struggle for social freedom at home and abroad in the beginning of the 1960s. 8 p.m., 11 City Place, Third Floor; 914-328-1600, wppac.com


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the Yorktown Stage presents “Miracle on 34th Street.” Show times vary, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights; 914-962-0606, yorktownstage.org

NOV. 19

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras holds its fall concert at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport. All ensembles will perform. 2 p.m., 910 Fairfield Ave.; 203-293-8447, gbyo.org

NOV. 24 THROUGH DEC. 23 Dec. 23

The ninth annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village. The cherished town tradition continues at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also ride on the Winter Wonderland Carousel and the North Pole Polar Express Train. Times vary, 437 North St.; greenwichreindeerfestival.com

NOV. 26

Cap the Thanksgiving weekend on an artistic note at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art with a tour led by exhibitions director Richard Klein. Discover an international collection of contemporary photography, get an insider’s look at a 23-foot-high architectural environment occupied by artists and immerse yourself in a mixed-media exhibition inspired by the craft categories of Connecticut’s Durham Fair. 2 p.m., 258 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-4519, aldrichart.org

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