What’s happening in August 2018

Jeff Daniels has an Aug. 12 concert in Ridgefield.
WAG’s listing of local happenings and events in the month of August.

Through Aug. 18

Pelham Art Center presents its annual Faculty and Student Showcase, which features works by the center’s artist-instructors and students in media that range from charcoal and collage to ceramics and mixed media. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, 155 Fifth Ave., 914-738-2525, pelhamartcenter.org

Through Dec. 23

“Andy Warhol: Subject and Seriality” — This show at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College explores Warhol’s prints, photographs and approach to multiple images. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 735 Anderson Hill Road, 914-251-6100,

Aug. 1

New Rochelle Opera (NRO) will take the stage at Hudson Park in New Rochelle during New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, which runs through August 31. NRO will perform favorites from classical operas as well as from operettas and Broadway tunes. 7:30 p.m., 1 Hudson Park Road, 914-654-2087, newrochellearts.org

Aug. 2

Fleetwood Mac tribute band Tusk will cover the greatest hits of the rock group at the Emelin Theatre. 8 p.m., 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098, emelin.org

Aug. 3

Opening night reception for “ART FOREVER,” a weekend-long group exhibition and fundraising auction in support and celebration of 22 Haviland Street Gallery’s 15th Anniversary as a community gallery. The exhibit coincides with Norwalk’s SoNo Arts Festival. 5 p.m., 22 Haviland St., Norwalk; 203-852-6727, bit.ly/22havilandstreet

Aug. 4

Youth Theatre Interactions will teach audiences about the history of the modern dance form by engaging them in a workshop that includes a lecture, a video and a demonstration. Different schools of movement and dance theory, from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey, will be discussed. 2 p.m., 92 Main St., Yonkers; 914-963-3040, ytiyonkers.org

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, presents Teatro Nuovo and its semi-staged performance of Giovanni Simone Mayr’s “Medea in Corinto.” This new ensemble uses period instruments to present 19th-century operas. 7 p.m., 735 Anderson Hill Road, 914-251-6200, artscenter.org

Aug. 5

Neighborhood Studios and JazzFC present a benefit performance, “Tribute to Art Blakey,” featuring regional musicians led by Greg Wall, whose blend of jazz and world music has filled the halls of top venues from Carnegie Hall to stages throughout the world. 7 p.m., The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 203-296-9605, bijoutheatrect.net

Aug. 8

“Arts in the Afternoon: Hearing Abstraction” — Musicians of the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet will perform Bach, Haydn and Mozart in the Hudson River Museum galleries, inspired by the abstract works on view by artists Christine Hiebert, Ellen Kozak, Scott D. Miller and Donald Judd. Followed by a guided gallery tour. 1:30 p.m., 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550, hrm.org

Aug. 9

Fairfield Theatre Company presents An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. The four-time Grammy Award winner incorporates the broadest spectrum of American music into his songs and performances. 8 p.m., The Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org

The Westport Library presents The New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul in a conversation with Sybil Steinberg about her best-selling memoir “My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues.” 7 p.m., Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport; 203-291-4800, westportlibrary.org

Aug. 11

DANCE CHINA NY brings a dynamic range of Chinese dance and Beijing opera styles to Untermyer Park. Its repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk and classical dances weaves a tapestry of Chinese culture across time. 7:30 p.m. Untermyer Park, 945 N. Broadway, Yonkers; 914-375-3435, untermyer.com 

Aug. 12

Actor Jeff Daniels is also a singer-songwriter who has eight solo records under his belt. Hear him perform solo and then with the Ben Daniels Band, featuring his son. 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road, 203- 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

As part of its Summer Sunday outdoor concert series, Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens presents Dead Meat, a Grateful Dead Tribute band playing Dead songs through the years. 5 p.m., Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford; 203-322-6971, bartlettarboretum.org

Barbara Davis lectures on Norman Rockwell Aug. 13 in Harrison.

Aug. 12 through Oct. 7

Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) presents “PLAY & REWIND: Ode to Summer on Film,” transforming its galleries into a black box showcasing film and video installations that evoke sensations of summer. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 134 Jay St., 914-232-9555, katonahmuseum.org

Aug. 13

New Rochelle’s city historian Barbara Davis presents a discussion and slideshow on illustrator Norman Rockwell’s early years in Mamaroneck and the two and a half decades he spent in New Rochelle. 1 p.m., Harrison Public Library,2 Bruce Ave., 914-835-0324, harrisonpl.org 

Aug. 14 and 16

Participate in a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage in Pilobolus’ signature processes of learning through movement in a 90-minute Pilobolus@Play workshop for adults. Through creative play, improvisation, motor-skills building and performance, you will discover your own creative voice and learn how to share it with others. 6:30 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield; 203-254-4010,

Aug 18 through Sept. 3

Six regional photographers present their work based on the Alfred Stieglitz series of cloud pictures “Equivalents,” which illustrates how the shapes of clouds represent the internal beliefs, feelings and thoughts of the artist as well as the viewer. 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 1 to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, The Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, 218 Ash St., 845-398-1907, piermontfinearts.com/

Aug. 18 and 19

Young people of all abilities will appear alongside the Broadway pros of New Paradigm Theatre in a production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”  Directed by television and stage veterans Scott Bryce and Jodi Stevens, with Emmy and Grammy winner Paul Bogaev as musical producer. 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036 fairfieldtheatre.org

Aug. 23

Greenwich Audubon Center presents a reception and a guided walk on the Audubon trails to take in the sights and sounds of a moonlit summer evening, including those of hooting owls, flying squirrels, tree frogs, katydids, crickets and other creatures of the night. Ages 21 and up; RSVP required. 7:30 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, 203-869-5272,

Aug. 24

Jazz Forum Arts presents emerging pianist and drummer Julius Rodriguez and his quintet for a live jazz concert. Rodriguez, a Juilliard student and Westchester native, has performed with recognizable names, including Javon Jackson, James Morrison, Wynton Marsalis and Jazzmeia Horn. 7 p.m., 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown; 914-631-1000, jazzforumarts.org

Aug. 25

The Nowodworski Foundation presents free art workshops for children and adults during the 30th annual Port Chester Day event in Lyon Park. Guests will experience the fun of working together in a group setting while creating large colorful murals. 10 a.m., Lyon Park, 1 Parkway Drive, Port Chester; sitenf.org

Aug. 31

The Mark Twain Library Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest in New England. The Library in Redding was founded by Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain, himself in 1908. This is its largest fundraiser of the year.  9 a.m., Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, 203-938-2545, marktwainlibrary.org

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




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