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A Fabulous “Abba” concert; a cozy evening of love songs; sugaring during maple syrup season; Valentine’s date night options; new art exhibits; and more

Good morning! Today is Thursday, February 10, and you are reading today’s section of Examiner+, a digital newsmagazine serving Westchester, Putnam, and the surrounding Hudson Valley.

Nancy’s Picks: This week’s three best bets

1. The FABBA (truly fabulous Abba) Show (2/11)

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See The FABBA Show — the world’s best (truly fabulous) Abba tribute band direct from the UK. For Abba fans, the show will bring back memories of the original band and showmanship — for everyone else it is an “experience” not to be missed from the authentic costumes, energy, and performance of the classic Abba hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and more. Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online, some at the box office.
Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St
Peekskill, NY

2. Be My Valentine: An Evening of Love Songs with Lisa Fischer (2/12)

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See Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer singing love songs and so much more just ahead of Valentine’s Day. (Perfect for that Valentine’s weekend date night!) Her repertoire includes jazz, soul, rock, gospel, pop, classical, and folk music as featured in the Oscar-winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013). She honed her talent as a backup singer for some of music’s greatest legends including Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, and others. She continues to reach new heights and experiment with numerous artists across all musical genres. Showtime: 8 p.m., Tickets can be purchased online, some at the box office.
The Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lane

3. Sugarhouse Chat at the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (2/13)

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As part of the sugaring season, visit the Trailside Nature Museum for a chat while the sap is running and learn about how they produce maple syrup. Hike around the Reservation and drop in to the Museum from 12 – 2 p.m. for tips, advice, and stories about the sugaring process. Free.
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
11 Reservation Rd
Cross River

Events + Culture Calendar

Monday, February 14

  • Valentine’s Day at Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville): Spend your Valentine’s Day evening at Jacob Burns Film Center at one of two “love” themed films: The Love Witch and In the Mood for Love. One features love and revenge, the other romance. Either choice fits the bill for a weekday Valentine’s Day date night. Showtimes: The Love Witch, 7:00 p.m.; In the Mood for Love, 7:30 p.m. Tickets online or at the Box Office.

    Jacob Burns Film Center
    364 Manville Rd


Tuesday, February 15

  • Irene Mamiye Exhibit of New Works at the Canfin Gallery (Tarrytown): Visit the Canfin Gallery on a winter day to see the new works of Iren Mamiye. Her work incorporates photography, video, and digital imaging in color and movement. Her signature layered pieces have been featured around the country and in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, and more.
    Canfin Gallery
    39 Main St

Wednesday, February 16

  • American Stories: An Exhibition of Poems Inspired by Arrivals (Katonah): Explore the poetry of writers from the Thomas Cornell Academy in Yonkers and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility about their history and heritage. Part of the Katonah Museum Outreach Program and utilizing artwork from the ARRIVALs exhibition, the participant’s poems and artistic renderings are a reflection of their unique experiences coming to the United States. Exhibit available through February 27. Timed tickets are available online. Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.

    Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 pm
    Katonah Museum of Art
    134 Jay St

Thursday, February 17

  • Alvin & Friends featuring artist Alvin Clayton and emerging Black artists at the Rye Arts Center (Rye):


    The work of Trinidad-born Alvin Clayton is on display at the Rye Arts Center through February 26. Clayton, who is also a restaurateur and model represented by IMG Models, also shepherds along emerging Black artists, his “friends,” in the exhibit. His work, influenced by French impressionists and a reflection on his personal experiences in bold color has been featured at The Smithsonian Institute of African Art. The exhibit, which is part of the Arts Center’s celebration of Black History Month, is curated by Kicki Storm, and there will be an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 1 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    Rye Arts Center
    51 Milton Rd

Born and raised in Westchester, Nancy Sorbella’s lifestyle stories have been featured in several local and regional publications where she has also been a style and community columnist. She is the resident wordsmith for the Arthritis Foundation of NY and the Community Engagement Director by day, spending her free time exploring and experiencing the Hudson Valley. Follow Nancy for more of her adventures on Instagram @DetoursColumnist, Twitter @jsorbella, or on Facebook at Nancy Niskin Sorbella.

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