Fall Weekends 2010

Art shows and concerts. Dance performances and crafts fairs. Plays, movies, and festivals galore. The Valley’s teeming with great weekend events — from now until the snow flies


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great jack o lantern blazeThe Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze haunts the Valley on Oct. 29

Oct. 1: Mrs. Mannerly This hilarious comedy, playing at the Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point, follows a demanding etiquette teacher and her students as they vie to be the first to earn a perfect score in her class. (www.penguinrep.org).

Oct. 8: Straight No Chaser Catch this all-male a capella group in Albany. Former Indiana University students, the group’s members have performed their tunes on the morning shows on CBS and Fox; their videos have had more than 20 million views on YouTube (www.palacealbany.com).

Oct. 15: Blood, Sweat, and Tears The Grammy-winning ’70s rockers, whose hits include “And When I Die” and “Spinning Wheel,” stop by the Tarrytown Music Hall as part of their fall world tour (www.tarrytownmusichall.org).

Oct. 22: Young Frankenstein In Mel Brooks’s parody of the horror-movie genre, Dr. Frankenstein and his crew attempt to finish his grandfather’s work and bring a corpse to life — with hilarious results. This production features the national touring company of the hit Broadway show (www.proctors.org).

Oct. 29: Citizen Soldier: New York’s National Guard in the American Century The New York State Museum’s exhibit focuses on those who have served our country in times of both war and peace (www.nysm.nysed.gov).
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Get in the spooky spirit at Croton’s Van Cortlandt Manor, which features an outdoor display of more than 4,000 hand-carved, illuminated jack o’lanterns (www.hudsonvalley.org).


bernie williams

Oct. 2: Bernie Williams The former New York Yankees All-Star shows off his classically trained guitar skills at the Egg. Williams and his band play a mix of jazz, Latin, and rock infused-songs (www.theegg.org).

Oct. 9: Rhinebeck Antiques Fair Upwards of 200 dealers from throughout the Northeast display an array of treasures — ranging from folk art to 19th-century French furniture — at the 34th edition of this popular antiques show (www.rhinebeckantiquesfair.com).

Oct. 16: Westchester Craft Show More than 100 artisans display their crafts — everything from basketry, ceramics, and glass to wood furniture, jewelry, and leather items — in White Plains (www.craftsamericashows.com/WEST_main.htm).

Oct. 23: Classical concert Esteemed conductor Valery Gergiev leads the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg in a concert featuring Mahler’s fifth symphony at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College (www.artscenter.org).

Oct. 30: Crafts on Stage Juried artisans from Maine to Virginia gather in Purchase to show off one-of-a-kind items, from handmade leather handbags and woven clothing to toys, games, and gifts (www.artscenter.org).


woodstock film festival

Oct. 3: Woodstock Film Festival Check out the work of local and international filmmakers during this five-day fest, which includes screenings of more than 100 films, plus concerts, panel discussions — and parties with celebrities (www.woodstockfilmfestival.com).

Oct. 10: Westchester Philharmonic Legendary violinist (and current Westchester Phil conductor) Itzhak Perlman joins the orchestra in a performance of works by Beethoven, Berlioz, and Tchaikovsky (www.westchesterphil.org).

Oct. 17: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll confronts his own capacity for evil through his murderous alter-ego, Mr. Hyde, in a musical version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel (www.broadwaytheatre.com).

Oct. 24: Joan Baez The legendary folk singer — whose hits include “Diamonds & Rust” and “Farewell Angelina” — graces the Bardavon stage. No stranger to the Valley, Baez has been performing for more than 50 years, including at the 1969 Woodstock Festival (www.bardavon.org).

Oct. 31: Phantom of the Opera Lon Chaney stars in this silent-film classic. The Alloy Orchestra, a three-man ensemble that uses unconventional instruments to create music, accompanies the screen action with an original (spooky) soundtrack (www.paramountcenter.org).

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