Where/When: Club Fit, Jefferson Valley; Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Why Go: With more than 60 vendors, you are sure to find anything you need for your home and property. Businesses from throughout Westchester, Putnam and Connecticut will come together to offer you a wide array of services, such as information on landscaping, finances, construction, and much more. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 914-245-4599.
Where/When: Bean Runner Café, Peekskill; Saturday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Why Go: After a month long celebration that featured impressive female music-makers, this show is the final installment of the Women’s History Month celebration at Bean Runner. The festival’s director, Kim Clark, will be joined on stage by Lakecia Benjamin (sax), Diana Herold (vibes) and Luciana Padmore (drums). The group will be performing high-powered jazz numbers and will show the crowd exactly why they are considered to be some of the most talented women in today's jazz scene.
Pricing: All shows $10
4. Live Society
Where/When: 12 Grapes, Peekskill; Friday, March 25, 9:30p.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
Why Go: Live Society perform an eclectic mix of R&B and Pop Rock. The band, which consists of Anthony Candullo, Brian Collazo, Erik Perez, Jason Vargas, Jeff Miller, John Kaiteris, Kevin Collazo, Scott Harper; is known for their impressive harmonies. Throw in some sax, drums, bass and guitar and you’ve got a rocking good time.. The ensemble will be performing their modern day twists on a 70's R&B sound, plus many of Live Society's originals that keep their fans dancing. Come out and find out why Live Society was the New York winner of Bodog's $1 Million Battle of the Band competition.
Pricing: $ 10 or $5 with dinner entree
5. DJ Mood Swing
Where/When: Birdsall House, Peekskill; Friday, March 25, 10 p.m.
Why Go: If you partied here on New Year’s Eve, then you know how awesome DJ Mood Swing is. If you missed the event, now is the time to come check out what everyone’s been talking about for the past few months. $3 pints of Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat will be on special and the kitchen is open till midnight.
Pricing: No cover
Where/When: Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrrytown; Sunday, March 27, 8 p.m.
Why Go: With the release of her new album, You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples continues to delight her fans. Staples has been the recipient of numerous honors, including an induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award. The artist was also named one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1, and Rolling Stone honored her by naming her one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Neko Case, best known for her work with the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers is a Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter. She has spent her later musical career recording and touring as Neko Case & Her Boyfriends and is currently performing solely under her name. Case performs mostly her own material, but has also recorded and performed cover versions of songs by artists such as Harry Nilsson, Loretta Lynn, Queen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Hank Williams.
Pricing: $48 - $75
Where/When: The Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill; Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m.
Why Go: Come enjoy an evening that is guaranteed to musically induce nostalgia. Get ready for an all-star blast from the past a la 1960s style. Bobby Rydell, one of the most popular teen idols of the early 1960's ("Wild One" * "Kissin' Time"), The Duprees' ("You Belong To Me") and Shirley Ashton Reeves, (the former Lead Singer Of The Shirrelles; "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" & "Mama Said") will all be taking the stage Saturday night as part of the Jukebox Saturday Night event, as seen on PBS.
8. Matinee Movies: "The Social Network"
Where/When: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose; Thursday, March 24, 1:30 p.m.
Why Go: The library’s weekday matinee film series continues in the community room with "The Social Network", (PG13) a success story critics are calling the best movie of the year. The Social Network is a 2010 drama film about the founding of the social networking website, Facebook, and the resulting lawsuits. The film was directed by David Fincher and features an ensemble cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rashida Jones, Joseph Mazzello, and Rooney Mara. The film won three Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. Running time is 120 minutes.
9. Music with Great Blue: Steve and Shirl Kaplan
Where/When: Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson; Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m.
Why Go: There’s no better way to spend your Saturday morning than to enjoy a blend of education, environmentalism and folk music all in one place. Steve and Shirl Kaplan will be sure to educate and entertain you with their Great Blue musical duo. For more information, call 914-271-6612.
10. Energy Healing
Where/When: John C. Heart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak; Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Energy Healing is the perfect way to end your busy work day. Learn how to release stress with instructor Penny Lavin. Lavin will lead an experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability.
Pricing: Free with registration. Call 914-245-5262, x-227
Where/When: The Peekskill Museum, Peekskill; Sunday, March 27, 2 p.m.
Why go: As Women's History Month draws to a close make time for one more special event. This presentation will be led by Mary Crescenzo in honor of Peeksill's most influential women. Crescenzo, a local playwright/jazz singer/poet, will be discussing the some of the many ladies who helped shape Peekskill’s society throughout multiple eras, including those women who are still making notable contributions in the present day.
Price: Free to members, $5 donation requested from non-members
12. Over the Top
Where/When: Somers 202 Restaurant, Yorktown Heights; Friday, March 25, 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Why Go: All of the members of this awesome six piece band are internationally known and respected musicians with impressive credentials. This weekend they’ll be playing a mix of top 40 music mixed with classic rock. Over the Top has taken on a side project that includes filming a pilot episode for two TV reality shows, one of which is being produced by Michael Hirschorn, the creator of VH1’s "Behind The Music." You can view the trailer for this on the band’s video page on their website.
Pricing: No cover