Vik Muniz's Waste Land at The Jacob Burns Film Center
Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land (2010) follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil, and the world's largest garbage dump located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Jacob Burns Film Center will show this film Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Best Wine Purveyors Ribbon Cutting Weekend Celebration
Join the new local wine shop for its official Grand Opening Celebration Weekend. The ribbon cutting ceremony is on Friday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. with special guests, hors d'oeuvres and a Gala Tasting. The Gala Tasting continues on Saturday, Jan 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. with a wide variety of hand-selected wines from around the world at special grand opening prices. Come see what wine lovers in Pleasantville are talking about.
Karaoke Thursdays at Lucy’s Lounge
Every Thursday night at Lucy's Lounge there will be karaoke featuring Kings of Karaoke. Expect over 40,000 of new and old music. For more information visit: www.lucys-lounge.com and www.kingsofkaraokeCT.com.
Future Stars Summer Camp Open House
For over 30 years Future Stars at Purchase College has been providing the finest specialty programs in the New York metropolitan area. Come meet some of its directors, see the facilities, and find out more about its popular specialty camps: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Multi-Sports, Field Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Softball, Diving, Magic, Cheerleading, Rising Stars, Academic, and Circus Arts. Weekly Sessions are offered from June 23 to Aug. 22 for children ages 4-16. For more information, click here.
Hudson Chorale celebrates American Voices
Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest mixed chorus, will open its 4th season on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church with a moving and uplifting concert of choral works by American composers who looked to American poets for their inspiration. Poets to be featured include Robert Frost, Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Bishop. Composers include Randall Thompsons (Frostiana, Alleluia, The Last Words of David), Normal Dello Joio (A Jubilant Song),and David Brunner (I Am in Need of Music). For more information, click here.
Karaoke Night to benefit Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley
Thornwood Ale House, located at 665 Commerce Street in Thornwood, is donating 20 percent of its food and drink profits to Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 4 a.m. Karaoke will start at 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended (call 914-747-4100).