Check out some of the local events happening in the Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor area this weekend:
Westchester Wine Experience
Where/When: Pace University on Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Why go: The Rotary Club of Pleasantville is hosting the 13th annual Westchester Wine Experience, which offers attendees the chance to sample more than 150 fine wines and dishes from wineries and eateries all over Westchester County. All proceeds will go to the Rotary District 7230 Sandy Relief Fund and other local charities. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at Aries Wines and Spirits in White Plains, Guion Insurance Agency in Pleasantville, Sir Speedy in Pleasantville or The Flower Basket in Pleasantville.
Pricing: $55 in advance or $60 at-the-door
Steamboats on the Hudson
Where/When: Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Thursday, March 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Why go: Arcadia Images of America: Steamboats on the Hudson River author William H. Ewen is offering an illustrated talk on the history of steamboats on the Hudson River during the Romantic Age. His book will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 941-4393 or email email@example.com.
Pricing: Free to attend
Local First Responders vs. Harlem Magic Masters
Where/When: Pace University on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Police and fire department members from Briarcliff Manor, Archville, Chappaqua, Croton, Irvington, Ossining, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are taking part in a friendly game versus the Harlem Magic Masters. All funds raised will benefit the New York Police Disaster Relief Fund and the Graybeards Organization, which is servicing the areas hardest hit by Sandy. DJCATCH1 will supply music; Tarrytown's Main Street Sweets will provide treats. Tickets are available in advance at Weldon’s Stationer’s in Briarcliff Manor and Try and Buy and The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville.
Voices of Pleasantville
Where/When: Jacob Burns Film Center on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Why go: Join JBFC Executive Director Steve Apkon, Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer, Schools Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter, Westchester Table Tennis Center Owner Will Shortz and Village Historian Carsten Johnson for an evening celebrating Pleasantville. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a dessert reception following at 7:30 p.m. in the Jane Peck Gallery.
March Madness Guys' Night
Where/When: Lucy's Lounge on Thursday, March 21 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Why go: Calling all Pleasantville dads—no need to have any knowledge or interest in basketball to enjoy this Pleasantville Fund for Learning Fundraising get together. Admission prices includes beer, wine, mixed drinks and snacks.
Benefit Concert for the SPCA of Westchester
Where/When: Garfield's The Pit (859 Franklin Ave., Thornwood) on Saturday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m.
Why go: Local bands Sister Cyanide, Stripped Vinyl with Jim Pope, Blue Rooster, Retro-Active and Wicked World will perform at 4 p.m. The party starts at 3:30 p.m. with free food, vendors (including the SPCA of Westchester and Skulltique) and a 50/50 raffle. Read more here.
Pricing: $10 at the door
I Can't Believe It's Not Memorized!
Where/When: Pace University Woodward Hall Theatre (Briarcliff Campus) on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Why go: Briarcliff High School Drama Club and class students will be performing original theater pieces, directed by Jamie Mandel and Ian Driver. Reserve a ticket by calling 271-2811 or by visiting hudsonstage.com.
Axial Theatre's Evening of Note
Where/When: Axial Theatre on Saturday, March 23 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Why go: Hear a monologue from Howard Meyer's latest play, Radiance; a memorial tribute to Robert Heisler and musical performances at Axial Theatre's Evening of Note. There will be a DJ, hors doeuvres and more. Visit www.axialtheatre.org to make a reservation.