What’s happening in July 2018

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
WAG’s listing of local happenings and events in the month of July.

Through July 27

“Gordon Parks: I AM YOU,” a photographic exhibit, investigates the themes of poverty and prejudice that Parks explored throughout his 70-year career. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, Gordon Parks Foundation, 48 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville; 914-238-2619, gordonparksfoundation.org

Through July 31

“Images From Behind Prison Walls” is an exhibit of artworks by men and women incarcerated in New York state. It’s presented by Rehabilitation Through the Arts, in partnership with the Ossining Public Library, Ossining Arts Council and Sing Sing Prison Museum. A gallery reception will take place July 14. Hours vary, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave.; 914-232-7566, ossininglibrary.org

July 1

The final performance of The Schoolhouse Theater’s romantic comedy “The Dog in the Dressing Room,” by playwright Deborah Savadge. 3 p.m., 3 Owens Road, North Salem; 914-277-8477, schoolhousetheater.org

July 4-29

“Summer Nights on the Sound,” Mamaroneck’s free concert series at Harbor Island Park, features new and returning musical groups, including The Soundettes and the St. Thomas Orchestra at 8 p.m. July 4, the 3D Rhythm of Life 7 p.m. July 15, The Alpaca Gnomes 7 p.m. July 22 and The LPs 7 p.m. July 29. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the events. Food trucks will be on-site. villageofmamaroneck.org

July 6

Westchester Photographic Society presents members’ photo favorites in “Out of The Box.”  8 p.m., Westchester Community College, Technology Building, Room 107, Parking Lot 11, Valhalla; wpsphoto.org

July 7

The Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden’s Ikebana Workshop demonstrates how to make flower arrangements, with Shoko Iwata as instructor. 7 a.m. to noon, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem; 914-669-5033, hammondmuseum.org

July 11

Songwriter Joe Jackson performs as part of Stamford Downtown’s “Wednesday Nite Live” summer series in Columbus Park, featuring songs from across his entire catalogue, including hits from his earliest albums “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” and “Steppin’ Out,” 6:30 p.m., Columbus Park, entrance on Main Street near Atlantic Street, Stamford; 203-348-5285, stamford-downtown.com

July 12

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art presents a film screening of “Finding Vivian Maier” in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Vivian Maier Revealed: Selections from the Archives” (through Aug. 11). Maier was a nanny who moonlighted as a street photographer. Her work was unseen during her lifetime. 7 p.m., 37 Popham Road, Scarsdale; 914-723-8738, madelynjordonfineart.com

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum hosts the opening of the exhibit “Collecting in Victorian America: The Great Divide Of The Gilded Age” (through Oct. 11). Collecting became a significant diversion from the grim realities of the Gilded Age, providing in that era of unprecedented mobility and scientific breakthroughs a way to experience new inventions and discoveries. The opening reception is at 5:30 p.m., 295 West Ave., Norwalk; 203-838-9799, lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

July 12 through Aug. 4

Thrown Stone presents its 2018 repertory season, with the New England premiere of “The Arsonists” and the East Coast premiere of “Where All Good Rabbits Go.” Whether bluegrass, Greek tragedy or absurdist allegory, these dances are said to be characterized by lyricism and a sense of urgency. In repertory 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, 440 Main St.; 203-442-1714, thrownstone.org

July 14 and 15

The Westport Downtown Merchants Association presents the 45th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival, a juried event featuring 160 national and international artists exhibiting a wide variety of works. In addition, experience musical performances, cuisine from local eateries, specialty beverages and a newly developed interactive Kids Create area for all age activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main St., 203-505-8716, westportdma.com

July 14

Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris, known for his special blend of blues, jazz, rock and smooth jazz, will perform with his band and special guests in the “Picks the Hits” show, highlighting the music of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Jeff Beck, among others. 8 p.m., The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 203-296-9605, bijoutheatrect.net

“Bridge to Broadway” — Families visiting Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will experience the evolution of musical storytelling in this program of live music, colorful characters and interactive musical games. 11 a.m., 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah; 914-232-1252, caramoor.org

July 15

Join the Norwalk Historical Society for a Summer Tea with Abigail Adams. Carol Bielefeld will present a lively performance of one of history’s most fascinating first ladies, while guests enjoy a unique summer party with iced teas, scones, tea sandwiches and sweets, along with some Colonial-themed surprises. Reservations required. 2 p.m., Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E. Wall St., Norwalk; 203-846-0525, norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

July 17

Experience the colors, sounds and excitement of traditional, native performing arts in “Global Arts Alive,” with members of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Linda Russell in American Colonial dress performing on the dulcimer and members of the Japanese Taikoza, playing large taiko drums, bamboo flutes and the koto, a stringed instrument. 10 a.m., Stamford’s Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St.; 203-325-4466, palacestamford.org

July 19

As part of “Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst,” relax on the expansive lawn of Lyndhurst Mansion for an outdoor jazz concert by the Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet. LeDonne is a jazz pianist and organist known for his post-bop and hard-bop rhythms. 6:30 p.m., 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-631-1000, jazzforumarts.org

July 21

The Fairfield Theater Company presents “The Magpie Salute,” bringing together the reunited guitar team of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford from the Black Crowes with bassist Sven Pipien, lead singer John Hogg, drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. With three guitarists, Magpie plays loud and hard, drawing on its Black Crowes’ roots as well as the Crowes’ tradition of well-chosen covers. 8 p.m., FTC Warehouse, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org

July 22

Beechwood Arts & Innovation hosts its most popular community-connecting event, the seventh annual Beechwood Open. In exchange for a small donation, you can hang a piece of art, place sculpture in the garden, show a short film, perform a short piece on the stage, set up a market table with creative wares or bring a dish for the table. Or, you can choose simply to come and enjoy it all. Registration required. 2 p.m., 52 Weston Road, Westport; 203-226-9462, beechwoodarts.org

July 23

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

July 26

Two-time Grammy Award nominee, and multiple Billboard World Music Award-winner Femi Kuti is back. The Nigerian musician brings his blend of soul, funk, jazz, R&B and African folk to the masses with his band The Positive Force. 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

July 28

Ives Concert Park holds its seventh annual Westside Reggae Festival, with music, food and fun for the whole family. Featured acts include Culture, Wayne Wonder, Half Pint, Derrick Barnett, Anthem Band, Tales Of Joy and more. 1 p.m., 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury; 203-837-9227, ivesconcertpark.com

July 28 and 29

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — In this play, an eclectic group of tweens vies for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While revealing stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights; 914-962-0606, yorktownstage.org

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

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