BY GEORGE J. DACRE
The Garner Arts Center ready for it’s Arts Festival May 20 and 21 at 6 p.m. rain or shine both days. Focused on Social Justice with participating artists, local arts organizations and community arts leaders leading roundtable discussions with attending guests participating. There will be 40 open artists studios and many artist workshops and a kid’s corner keeping youngsters active. Also music, theatre and dance in the Festivals live performances plus craft vendors, food trucks, creek-side dining, a beer garden and a coffee bar. Contact [email protected] or call 845-947-7108.
The Morning Music Club awarding scholarships ranging between $1,500 and $2,500 to three talented Rockland County High School seniors who will perform at a free evening recital May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Nauraushan Presbyterian Church in Pearl River. They are Matt Krane, jazz piano, Suffern High School; Samantha Donato, upright bass, Suffern High School and Stefano Malinverno, jazz saxophone, Tappan Zee High School. Information at morningmusicofrockland.org.
Time change is 1:45 p.m. (to 4:45 p.m.) for the Bob Dylan folk songfest Sunday May 28 at the Nanuet Public Library. Dylan songs to be performed by Chris Brown, Gary Solomon, Judy Kass, Katherine Rondeau, Robin Greenstein and the Ray Band Dylan Tribute. Information at [email protected].
“La Cage Aux Folles” opens May 12 at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack and runs weekends through June 10. Directed by Alan Demovsky. Information at elmwoodplayhouse.com or 845-353-1313.
Jason Leibman back at Penguin Repertory Theatre, Stony Point in “Trayf” a play about a man with two lives. He played last year in “Immigrant” at Penguin. Contact penguinrep.org or 845-786-2873. Opening performance May 19.
Auditions for orphans roles in “Annie” coming to the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford set for Saturday, May 20 at the theatre. Contact [email protected].
“Nunsense” directed by Randy Accardi opens October 13 at Antrim Playhouse in Wesley Hills. “Noises Off” directed by Dana Duff January 19 to February 4, weekends. “Breaking Legs” directed by Melinda Pinto, March 23 to April 8. “The Lion In Winter” directed by Debra Lee Failla June 8 thru June 24. Contact antrimplayhouse.com.
The Redneck Tenors Mathew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathan Fruge Tuesday May 9 matinee and evening concert and food at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford. Down home laughs, big city music. Contact broadwaytheatre.com or 914-592-2222.