What’s Happening?

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

The Nyack Village Theatre and Rockland World Radio have Open Mic Night Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 “A Brother’s Love,” a tribute to Nina Simone at 5 p.m. at the Theatre. Simone’s brother and Nyack resident Sam “Magic Man” Waymon will perform featuring Nina’s music. information at allwegotrecords@gmail.com.

The Rockland County Executive Arts Awards are scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at Rockland Community College with a Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m and Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. They will feature performances by the Hudson Vagabond Puppets and the Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra..There will be a desert reception and super raffle drawing. It is a celebration of the arts in Rockland County by the Arts Council of Rockland and sponsored by Orange and Rockland Utilities, Dominican College and Novartis Pharmaceuicals. Tickets for the event and raffle at 845-426-3660.

Charlie Thomas’s Drifters, Butch Barbella and the Streets Of The Bronx Band and Classic Sounds Acapella group at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford May 22. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.

Garnerville Arts Center says the Preservation League will make an important annpuncement at the Center with Jay Delorenzo, president of the Society, Robin Rosenberg, owner of the Arts Center, State Senator David Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowksi and Mayor John Ramundo of West Haverstraw present at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24.

Nyack College Of Music presenting world renowned piano virtuosos Sergel Babyan and Frederick Chiu at the fourth annual Hudson River pianofest at Pardington Hall on the Rockland campus. It will be June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Information at 845-675-4687 or hudsonriverpianofest.org.

Elmwood Theatre, Nyack opens it’s 2012-2013 season with “Living Out” by Lisa Loomer and directed by Kathy Gnazzo September 14 through October 6. Tickets and and audition information at 845-353-1313 or elmwoodplayhouse.com.

Families welcome to a free concert by the Jimmy McKissic Experience Saturday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Rockand Community College. Information at 845-634-5729 ext 321.

Sunday afternoon June 3 at 2 p.m. for the annual Bluegrass Show of Borderline Music Club. Featuring Travers Chandler and Avery County from Virginia. Tickets at 845-354-4586 or borderlinefolkmusicclub.org.

Cast of Beatlemania Monday, June 18 at Westchester Broadway Theatre. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaythatre.com.

Registration continuing for the Hudson Youth Summer Theatre program at Clarkstown High School South. Production of “Rent” in August included. Call 845-548-1658.

Membership meeting of Antrim Players Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Antrim Playhouse in Wesley Hills. Meet new board members, hear plans for next year and enjoy Neil Simon scenes. Contact antrimplayhouse.com.

“Don Giovanni” to be presented by Palisades Opera Company at Grace Churches in Nyack and Westwood, New Jersey June 8 and June 10. Information at 845-548-9308.

Jazz concert to be presented by Tappan Community Concerts November 9th featuring Tappan resident Scott Colley on bass, Kenny Werner, piano. Information at tappantown.org.

Audition for Antrim Players “I Hate Hamet” Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m., Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. with callbacks Thursday, May 24.auditions at Antrim Playhouse, Spook Rock Road, Wesley Hills. Info at antrimplayhouse.com.

Penguin Reps 35th season opens Friday, May 18 with “Hound Of The BaskerVilles” a comedy adapation of the famed Sherlock Holmes story. Tickets at penguinrep.org.