What’s happening in October 2018

WAG's list of local happenings and events in the month of October.

Through Oct. 14

Arc Stages presents the musical comedy “Forbidden Broadway,” directed by William Selby. This Tony Award-winning production, written by Gerard Alessandrini, is a satire on 30 Broadway musicals, featuring one-of-a-kind costumes, spoofs of well-known songs and  impersonations of stars. Dates and times vary, 147 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville; 914-747-6206, arcstages.org

Through Nov. 17

OSilas Gallery at Concordia College presents “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always,” an exhibit that features the work of photojournalists from the European Press Agency, who illustrate freedoms at the core of the International Bill of Human Rights. Times vary, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville; 914-395-4520, osilasgallery.org

Through Nov. 24

Historic Hudson Valley presents “The Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze,” with more than 7,000 illuminated hand-carved lantern sculptures. The annual event features large-scale installations, including a giant Sea Serpent and a new Pumpkin Zee Bridge, complete with sound effects, synchronized lighting and original music. Times vary, Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson; 914-631-8200, hudsonvalley.org

Oct. 1

“GoForPink” brings the local community together for a special day of shopping, dining and educational forums in Greenwich to raise awareness and critical funds for eradicating breast cancer through the mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance. The activities start at 9 a.m. with a flag raising at Greenwich Town Hall. 203-861-0014, BCAgoforpink.org

Oct. 2 through Jan. 19

ArtsWestchester presents “Brick by Brick: The Erie Canal & the Building Boom,” an exhibit of contemporary art that is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal and Hudson Valley brickyards. Large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are juxtaposed with historical materials and personal narratives related to the once-vital brick industry. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org

Oct. 4

The opening reception for “Migrant’s Alphabet,” an exhibition inspired by the 1846 “Anti-Slavery Alphabet,” published by the Quaker sisters Mary and Hannah Townsend. 5:30 p.m., City Lights Gallery, 265 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; 203-334-7748, bridgeport-art-trail.org/portfolio/city-lights

Oct. 4

GoodWorks Entertainment presents singer-songwriter Anders Osborne. This concert benefits SpreadMusicNow!, a nonprofit supporting music programs in schools.7 p.m., The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org

Oct. 6

The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions join Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a leading provider of guide dogs, for a Community Meet and Greet at the Farmers Market at the Larchmont train station parking lot. Guiding Eyes will bring some puppies in training, along with their trainers, for the public to meet and learn all about their programs. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Metro North upper lot — Chatsworth Avenue/Myrtle Boulevard, Larchmont; 914-834-0677

Oct. 6 and 7

More than 85 new and returning artists from across the country will showcase their work on the grounds of the Bruce Museum for its 37th Outdoor Arts Festival, recognized as one of the top fine arts festivals nationally. 10 a.m., The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich; 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org

Oct. 7

Vento Trio, formed by musicians Janet Grice, Kevin Willois and Sarah Bednarcik, will perform original and Latin-American chamber music that reflects the theme of wind, water and motion.  The performance will take place during Groundwork Hudson Valley‘s Art and Science Sundays. 2 p.m., Science Barge, 99 Dock St., Yonkers; 914-375-2151, ventotrio.com

Oct. 8

Keir Dullea, the star of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” hosts a 50th Anniversary screening of this classic film, featuring a newly remastered version of the film. Dullea will be available before and after the film to answer questions. 7 p.m., The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org

Oct. 10

New Rochelle High School and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) presents “An Evening with Alice Walker.” In a rare appearance, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of “The Color Purple” offers an intimate lecture and conversation about her upcoming bilingual collection of poems, “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.”  7 p.m., New Rochelle High School, Whitney Young Auditorium, 265 Clove Road; 914-948-6098 ext. 11, wedcbiz.org 

Oct. 11

Greenwich Arts Council’s Arts Alive! Benefit Art Happening features chef Rui of Douro, New York graffiti artist EPIC UNO, DJ April Larkin, magician Tom Pesce, as well as artworks that include a limited-edition print by local artist Betty Ball. Proceeds directly benefit the arts council’s exhibits and art outreach educational programs. 6:30 p.m., Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-862-6750, greenwichartscouncil.org

Oct. 12

The SPCA of Westchester’s “Top Hat and Cocktails Gala” — Bring your beloved canine companion to celebrate the accomplishments of the SPCA and to raise funds for the nearly 4,200 rescue animals cared for and adopted each year. The special event includes music, food and drink, an auction, a canine ice cream bar and professional pet portraits. 7 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains; 914-941-2896, SPCA914.org

Oct. 12-14

The inaugural Saugatuck StoryFest produced by Westport Library and Westport Public Schools, is a three-day celebration of writing, combining a townwide multidisciplinary literary festival with a craft-focused, workshop-based writers’ conference. The festival kicks off Oct. 12 with Emmy Award-winning producer Sheila Nevins delivering a keynote about her life as a storyteller. The festival includes the Connecticut Book Awards, Sunday at 2p.m. Various times and locations in Westport; 203-291-4800, westportlibrary.org/events/saugatuck-storyfest

Oct. 12-21

The Clocktower Players presents “The Laramie Project,“ a play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the public reaction to the 1988 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Times vary, Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St.; 914-400-7428, clocktowerplayers.com

Oct. 13-14 and 20-21

The “2018 ArtEast Open Studio Tour” will feature 30 artists showing ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, digital art and photography. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Various sites throughout Dutchess and Putnam counties. Arteastdutchess.com.

Oct. 13

Stepping Stones Museum for Children hosts a “Sustainable Living Expo,” in partnership with Sustainne. The “We Love Planet Earth”-themed expo features interactive attractions showing attendees how to live an environmentally sound life. 10 a.m., Mathews Park, 299 West Ave., Norwalk; 203-520-3451, sustainne.com

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s “Travel with the Victorians Gala” will feature silent and live auctions, a black-tie dinner, an exhibition preview of Cynthia Mullins’ paintings, “The Artist’s View: Traveling the Merritt Parkway” and a special presentation by Tony Perrottet, all while honoring trustee Mimi Findlay. 7 p.m., Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; 203-838-9799, lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

Oct. 14

Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents a live performance by These Three Tenors, featuring opera, Broadway and a combination of popular and ethnic selections. 3 p.m., Saunders Trade High School, 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers; 914-375-3435, untermyergardens.org 

The opening reception for “Helena Hernmarck: Weaving in Progress,” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum marks the master weaver’s first solo museum exhibit in 20 years. During the exhibit (through Jan.19) Hernmarck and her apprentice, Mae Colburn, will be working three days a week at a 5-foot-wide Glimåkra countermarch loom in the museum. 3 – 5:00 p.m., 258 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-4519, aldrichart.org

Oct. 19 through Nov. 3

Hudson Stage Company will bring Nick Payne’s drama “Constellations” to the stage.  Science and romance collide in this unusual love story about a couple’s relationship that unfolds across time and space. Times vary, Whippoorwill Hall Theatre at the North Castle Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk; 914-271-2811, hudsonstage.com

Oct. 20

Award-winning composer, saxophonist and vocalist Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Trio offer jazz at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. 8 p.m., 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah; 914-232-1252, caramoor.org

Oct. 24

The Mental Health Association of Westchester partners with Modern Warrior Live for a theatrical musical performance that aims to destigmatize veterans’ experiences.  6 p.m., Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road; 914-265-7511, mhawestchester.org

Oct. 25

Fairfield University Art Museum presents an opening lecture and reception for “Collateral Damage,” the art of Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez. A lecture by the artist begins at 5 p.m., the reception at 6. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4046, fairfield.edu/museum 

Oct. 26 and 27

Fairfield Center Stage time warps to 1973 with “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Floor Show.” A screening of the film is accompanied by an ensemble of performers onstage, audience participation and the use of props and costumes. 7:30 p.m., Trevi Lounge, 548 Kings Hwy Cutoff; 203-416-6446, fairfieldcenterstage.org

Oct. 30

The Breast Cancer Alliance’s 23rd annual Luncheon and Fashion Show features live and silent auctions and a luncheon with guest speaker Patty Steele, WCBS FM radio cohost in conversation with Elisa Port, MD, of the Dubin Breast Center, Mount Sinai. Also featuring two runway shows, the AKRIS resort and spring collection preview and the Survivor Celebration Fashion Show. 11 a.m., Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich: 203-861-0014, breastcanceralliance.org

Presented by ArtsWestchester and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County 


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