October 26-November 1:
Making a Difference Benefit Dinner for Pace Women’s Justice Center: Join event co-chairs Robin Schlaff and Audrey Stone at this year’s event that will honor the Honorable Janet DiFiore, Asst. Chief Anne FitzSimmons and Lawrence McElroen, Esq. The Pace Women’s Justice Center offers legal assistance and free legal clinics for victims of domestic violence and for seniors who are victims of abuse and financial exploitation. Wed, 10/28: 6pm. (Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, 81 Highland Ave., Tarrytown; www.pace.edu)
Local! The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days:Featured in the Garden Conservancy’s new book,Outstanding American Gardens, Iroki, the home and garden of Judy and Michael Steinhardt in Mt. Kisco will be open to the public on Saturday, October 31 from 9am-5pm. This fifty-eight-acre rolling estate is offers extensive collections of Japanese maples, conifers, cypripediums, camellias, dahlias, alpines, ferns, and rare woodland plants, all artfully composed within various gardens throughout the property. There are several unique bridges (including a rope and a moss bridge), a “stick house” and secret paths. There is a Japanese Maple Garden, a yellow garden, orchards, a perennial garden, a vegetable garden, an ornamental grass garden, and an experimental garden. Trees and plants are labeled throughout the garden. Please note that due to rough terrain and unpaved paths, this garden is not handicapped accessible. For directions to this garden call the Garden Conservancy during busy hours at 1-888-842-2442. www.gardenconsvancy.org
Theatre, Dance & Comedy: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy concludes its run at WPPAC this week. Show Boat continues at The Westchester Broadway Theatre. Read more.
Another big week in Music: Features Dave Davies of the Kinks and the Anderson Ponty Band at the Ridgefield Playhouse, The Who at the Garden, Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne and The Mavericks are at The Tarrytown Music Hall and Caramoor’s Evning Rising Stars perform chamber music at The Rosen House. Two big events for Dead Heads this week: Phil Lesh & Friends are at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and Dead & Company featuring John Mayer, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman play at The Garden. Read more.
A Taste of Westchester: Westchester Community College’s A Taste of Westchester cooking classes and tasting dinners comes to 121 Restaurant in North Salem and The Horse and Hound inn in South Salem this week. Read more.
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