What’s Happening 9/14/17

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

Borderline Folk Music Club will have a Musical Open Mic Sunday, September 24 at 1 p.m. at the Nanuet Public Library. Musicians, performers, friends and families are invited for an afternoon of musical community. Admission is free. For information, email intrend@yahoo.com.

The Brick Alley Block Party will be held at Garner Arts Center to celebrate the opening of Garner’s 2017-18 season and the one-year anniversary of the on-site craft brewery Industrial Arts Brewing Company held on September 23. The block party is an after-hours event filled with immersive art, food trucks, a milk and cookie cart and craft beverage bars that culminates in a sundown DJ set with Max Sprauer in a 19th Century Brick Alleyway. There will be a funk steel drum band, painted women, silk installations, dances, art exhibitions, light sculptures and more, including the world premiere of Mechanica, an exploration of Garner Arts Center. Artists appearing include Reid Stowe, Molly Joyce, Leo Casteneda, the Chapman Brothers, Hudson Valley Ballet Company, Jamie Gaviola, Jamie Kimak and Adam Garey. Visit garnerartscenter.org for more information.

Robert Wuhl, award-winning comedian, will perform in his show “Shistory Happens” one night only: Saturday, September 23 at 8 p.m. at SUNY Rockland Community College in Suffern, a Penguin Repertory Theatre production. Call the box office at 845-786-2873 or go to penguinrep.org for more information.

Auditions for “Nunsense” will be held at Antrim Playhouse, Wesley Hills in January and February 2018 on Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. “Nunsense” will open Antrim’s 81st season. Antrim always welcomes volunteers. Go to antrimplayhouse.com for more info.

A First Responders Family Picnic and Barbecue is set for Saturday October 14 at the Fire Training Center in Pomona. Music and lots of food and family fun. Open to firefighters, police departments, the sheriff’s department, EMS and all fire and police associations. Call Mike Leitner at 845-634-1249.

ArtsRock will be adding Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet with classical music and klezmer to its  2017-18 season, Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at BOCES. Also Songs of Protest will be held Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. Call 855-278-7762.

Kimberly Hawkey is bringing her 6-piece jazz band to Maureen’s Jazz Cellar in Nyack, Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is part of the group’s cross New York State tour en route to the Clayton Jazz Festival and will launch Elvanelle Music, a collective for time traveling song. Reservations at 845-535-3143.

Jaime Laredo to conduct violinist Jinjoo Choo and the Westchester Philharmonic, Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. at the opening of the orchestra’s 35th season. A benefit party will follow the concert. Contact westchesterphil.org for more info.

The Bergen Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Brahms, Mozart, Sibelius and Elgar on October 7, opening its seventh concert season at 7 p.m. at Fort Lee High School auditorium. The program, “The Spice Of Life,” will feature violinist Yura S.J. Oh. Conductor is Woomyung Choe. For more information, call 201-704-7584 or email bergensympho@gmail.com.