Where/When: Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, Friday & Saturday, March 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Why Go: In this production of “Little Me” the high school students will be performing with a professional pit band. The performance is directed by Tom Arduini, and is described as a comedy similar to television sketch comedies, alá Mel Brooks’ style. In the play each student will act as a different character in different scenes, and you can expect some jazzy Broadway style music as well. The musical is based on a book of the same name by Patrick Dennis, who also wrote “Auntie Mame.”
Pricing: Adults: $10; Students and senior citizens: $5
Where/When: The Mansion on the Hill at Colonial Terrace Conference Center, Cortlandt Manor; March 19, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Why Go: Come get a little taste of all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Experience every aspect of the local scene as merchants and professionals display their services for you to enjoy and learn about. There will be food and wine tastings, information on home improvements and health/fitness, shopping for things such as art and jewelry, and much, much more.
Pricing: Adults 16& over: $5; Seniors & young adults: $3, Children under 12: Free
Where/When: Bean Runner Café, Peekskill; Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m. – 7p.m.
Why Go: Come celebrate Women’s History Month with some of the most impressive ladies in the music biz. Bean Runner is hosting the following female performers all weekend long as part of the 9th Annual Lady Got Chops Music Festival. On Friday multitalented pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Mala Waldron, will be performing some of her most popular jazz tunes. On Saturday musicans Marlene Rice (violin), Shirazette Tinnin (drums),Yayoi Ikawa (piano), Jennifer Vincent (bass) will each take a turn to show off the talents that have made them so popular among music fans. Finally, on Sunday Grammy nominated Lady Peachena, a Diva of Gospel, will be gracing those in attendance with her soul-moving, show-stopping performance.
Pricing: All shows $10
Where/When: 12 Grapes, Peekskill; Friday, March 18, 9:30p.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
Why Go: These local rock stars promise to deliver an incredible night of classic rock, pop and blues. This five piece band features Tom Dowd, a musician known for his amazing guitar solos, on vocals and lead guitar. Joining him are Janie D'Agostino on percussion, Pete McGregor on drums, Barry "Buzzy" Garriola on bass and Kevin McSweeney on rhythm guitar.
Pricing: $5 Entertainment fee for all, including diners
Where/When: At various participating restaurants across the Hudson Valley; Beginning on Monday, March 14 and ending on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
Why Go: One of the most anticipated times of the year has rolled around once again. Whether you’re a foodie, or rarely hit the restaurant scene, now is the time to make those reservations. In celebration of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week restaurants all across the HV are offering a three-course, prix-fixe dinner at the special price of $28 per person (plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and most of these places will also offer a three-course, prix-fixe lunch as well, for $20 per person. Just make sure you call ahead of time, since some restaurants will not offer the prix-fixe menus on weekends and note that many are closed on Mondays. All of the restaurants will offer regular menu selections instead of the prix-fixe menu. Below are just a few of the many local establishments’ menus for the event. For a complete list of participating restaurants click here.
Thyme, Yorktown Heights: Lunch and Dinner
Pricing: $20 lunch; $28 dinner
Where/When: The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: If you missed the group when the hit up the Kent Stage earlier this year, or if you caught the show and are craving another, Grammy-winning musician and funny-man Steve Martin will be bringing his Steep Canyon Rangers to the Big Apple this week. The ensemble will be playing bluegrass tunes off the newly released album, “Rare Bird Alert,” the evenings show promises to be an entertaining night filled with plenty of laughs and great music.
Pricing: $35 - $82
Where/When: The Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill; Saturday, March 19, 8:00 p.m.
Why Go: Daisy Jopling began her solo career performing a concerto at the Royal Albert Hall in London at the age of 14. Since then she has gained international acclaim as she toured the world. The artist has recorded music for Hollywood Films such as "Spanglish" and "The Road to El Dorado.", as well as six of her own albums. After opening the Vienna Festival before 30,000 people, she is now on tour with her new band playing rock arrangements of great classical pieces. March 19th is St. Joseph's day, so she will be celebrating by playing a tributes to Italian composers.
Pricing: $25-$35, $50 with a meet n' greet
8. The Visual Language of Art
Where/When: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. -5 p.m. Through March 24.
Why Go: Enjoy a quiet afternoon as you stroll through the library’s art gallery. This week if you get the chance to stop by you’ll be able to check out some of the exceptional pieces of art work created by Hendrick Hudson School District’s art students.
Where/When: Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights; Saturday, March 19, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Why Go: These events take place seasonally at Hilltop Hanover Farm, and we invite professionals and volunteers to come and share their love of music, storytelling and dance, each time celebrating a different musical style. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Hilltop presents live music by Jo-Ellen Bosson (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Denis Donohue (wood flute, tin whistle, vocals), Eugene Bender (fiddle), Seagda Coyle (accordion), Andy Kuntz (fiddle and guitar) and Joan DiBlasi (bodhran). Siobhan Burke, a world champion Irish step-dancer and performer in Riverdance's U.S. touring company, gives step-dancing lessons and demonstrations.
Pricing: $5 For more information or to RSVP: 914-217-9249 or email@example.com.
10. FDR Drive
Where/When: Somers 202, Yorktown Heights; Saturday, March 19, 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Why Go: : FDR Drive offers a mix of almost everything, including Motown, R&B, pop hits, Swing, novelty songs and standards. The 12 piece band will take over the stage and fill the room with their fantastic, talked about performance as they keep you dancing while they perform dance hits from the 70’s, the present, and everything in between.
Pricing: No cover
11. The Mighty Quinn
Where/When: Brodie’s Pub, Mohegan Lake; Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m.
Why Go: Come spend a Sunday afternoon relaxing with a pint of your favorite beer, or dance and sing along as this favorite local duo plays songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. As always there will be drink specials, great food and friendly service.
Pricing: No cover
Where/When: Niese’s Maple Syrup Farm, Putnam Valley; Saturday & Sunday, March 19 – 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Why Go: For the price of admission you can enjoy a hearty homemade pancake and French toast breakfast prepared by farm owners Glenn and Doreen Niese, which is being served all day long. There will be a guided tour of the farm and farm related demonstrations such as blacksmiths making horseshoes, and broomstick carvers hard at work on their latest creations. Traditional farm animals will also be present for the fun. Don’t forget to visit the farm’s store while you’re there too so you can bring home some of your own delicious local maple syrup.
Pricing: $7 adults, $5 children