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 Oscar Nominated Short Film Screening at Katonah Village Library on March 1

<p><strong>KVIS is proud to announce the Oscar Nominated Short Film Screening for the 2024 season</strong></p><h4>Oscar Nominated Short Film Screening</h4><p>Katonah Village Improvement Society presents an Oscar Nominated Short Film Screening at the Katonah Village Library. Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd. Seating is limited so get your tickets now!&nbsp;Refreshments come with the purchase of your screening ticket. Please note these films are not suitable for children as they may contain adult content.</p><p><strong>We will hold 3 screenings:</strong></p><p>Friday, March 1st 7:30pm : Live Action Shorts (134 minute run time)</p><p>Saturday, March 2nd 4:30pm: Animated Shorts (80 minute run time)</p><p>Saturday, March 2nd 7:30pm: Documentary Shorts (140 minute run time)</p><p>Purchase tickets <a href="https://kvis.betterworld.org/events/oscar-nominated-short-film-scree" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://kvis.betterworld.org/events/oscar-nominated-short-film-scree</a></p><p><br></p>

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Comedian, Actor Tracy Morgan at Ridgefield Playhouse on April 26

<p><strong>Tracy Morgan brings his renowned acting and comedic skills to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 26 at 8:00 pm</strong></p><p>Purchase tickets and learn more <a href="https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/tracy-morgan" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a></p><p>Tracy Morgan is one of the most well-respected comedians and actors in his field and is embarking on his latest nationwide stand-up tour. Known for starring on seven seasons of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show,&nbsp;<em>30 Rock</em>, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan.”</p><p>Morgan received an Emmy Nomination in the Supporting Actor category for his work on the show and was nominated multiple years for the Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The cast of the show also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best Ensemble in a Comedy Series before the beloved series came to an end in January 2013.</p><p>Morgan can be seen in four seasons of TBS’&nbsp;<em>The Last OG</em>, which he also executive produced and starred in. He can be seen in Amazon’s&nbsp;<em>Coming 2 America</em>&nbsp;alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, which was released in March 2021. He also appeared in Warner Brothers&nbsp;<em>Scoob!</em>, Paramount’s&nbsp;<em>What Men Want</em>, opposite Taraji P. Henson, and voiced the role of “Fox” in Netflix’s 2019 series&nbsp;<em>Green Eggs &amp; Ham</em>.</p><p>Morgan’s stand-up special Staying Alive was released globally on Netflix in May 2017. Prior, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class. Morgan was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016 for hosting an episode of the legendary Saturday Night Live.</p><p>Morgan continues to headline various tours and festivals worldwide with his no-holds-barred stand-up comedy.</p><p>Purchase tickets and learn more <a href="https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/tracy-morgan" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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41st Annual Young Artists Exhibition at The Katonah Museum of Art

<p>Wooster students, in the Class of 2024, Riley Andrea-Neuhuijs, Chloe Curvat, Alexa Dominguez, Maria Goldstein, Max Rand, Maya Wood, and Lily Zhang have work on display at The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) this month as part of the 41st Annual&nbsp;<em>Young Artists</em>&nbsp;exhibition which features the work of high school seniors from public and private schools throughout the region.</p><p>An impactful program that supports the growth of student artists, the exhibition plays an integral role in the senior experience, providing a unique opportunity for students who plan to pursue the arts beyond high school.</p><p><em>Young Artists</em>&nbsp;gives students the opportunity to participate behind-the-scenes in many aspects of mounting a museum exhibition. Maya Wood, Max Rand, and Lily Zhang had the opportunity to participate in the installation of the museum exhibition. The exhibition features approximately 400 senior student artworks from over 40 local high schools.</p><p>The opening celebration on&nbsp;<strong>Sunday, February 11</strong>&nbsp;is reserved for&nbsp;<em>Young Artists 2024</em>&nbsp;participants, their families, friends, and teachers.&nbsp;The exhibition will be on view from&nbsp;<strong>February 11 -</strong>&nbsp;<strong>March 3</strong>. Admission to this exhibition is free to the public. To reserve general admission tickets, please click&nbsp;<a href="https://www.simpletix.com/e/daily-admissions-young-artists-2024-tickets-154077" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a></p>

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Ridgefield Playhouse FREE Event for International Women's Day!

<p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001b1ZcOE7A9Jd5a7HaltokBijeeNiZ-EXz9txVzm4ec5OD3meubujSxRpX2oNrZ_pZesLQbAwzm0vdDfx_2m5dkgClYp1pjpoS7EuxBR1BSMWo1ssswei-Tnqombg5VPxizwGvo4od1mNQQITIyQs2xhIuFAv9m18hSoDrR3uA19YMjX6QHvWP_QXdjBB7bEzvjfATFZ5rZS3Lj4pnNRll9TNGXt9NkKb9KZu0_sPPANRYI0zYKv7b0CdaLAl7IDStYLX1IkG6kdpK7aR-4btvlvuyzUlkMqn312JGfAoCQfZl2XmwYA1zjSZCv1L-Vttg00hM9jAMwexZYqUfIGI8nGZwrXPW22ttrDAvuBPk_Vk8ub1RSd8j4w==&amp;c=yCfq6p_QVVvMVITE1IshKCFwzwVIc1tNqSaVDxrp613yaUKqojRzNA==&amp;ch=Lk-cKUBZUX0ktcHXzq5g-090HvU4TihyT35z9rF1lEc4a_7czIgojQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS</strong></a><strong> on Friday, March 8 at 7:30PM</strong></p><p>In honor of International Women’s Day 2024, the Playhouse is proud to present The Resistance Revival Chorus as a free event for the community!</p><p>The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 women, and non-binary singers, who join together using joy and song to uplift and center women’s voices.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Please email&nbsp;info@ridgefieldplayhouse.org&nbsp;or call 203-438-5795 for ticket reservations.</strong></p><p><br></p>

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Le Poisson by Chef Thomas Burke Opening March in Former La Cremaillere Location

<p><em>The opening date for the new highly anticipated restaurant is set for mid-March. Formerly, La Cremaillere, the restaurant's new menu is seafood-forward and the interiors are refreshed. A new bar/lounge area and menu will be added to the renewed concept. Le Poisson will be Chef Burke's first restaurant as managing partner.</em>&nbsp;</p><p>In January, the team at La Cremaillere announced a re-brand and interior refresh to begin this month. The project is led by the restaurant's Executive Chef and new Managing Partner, Thomas Burke. La Cremaillere is currently closed but will serve customers for the last time on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14th, and one last private event. The new restaurant Le Poisson, meaning the fish in French, will open in mid-March. Chef Bruke led the reopening of La Cremaillere in 2022 and under his leadership, the restaurant was recognized by the Michelin Guide two years in a row. Le Poisson will remain in the French fine dining category.&nbsp;</p><p>Le Poisson will highlight Chef Burke's talents with a new seafood-forward menu. The new menu will feature dishes like tuna carpaccio, hamachi tartare, Maine lobster, porterhouse steak, shrimp cocktail, and an over-the-top seafood tower. "I'm excited to open my first restaurant in our current space and work with my talented team on offering our guests a new experience they will love," said Chef Bruke. He continued, "We are staying true to our fine French dining roots although making some necessary changes to the interiors of the restaurant and updating the menu with dishes our customers really want". Le Poisson's owners not only made Chef Burke a Managing Partner but are also supporting him in the launch of Le Poisson as his first restaurant concept that is truly his vision.</p><p>Le Poisson restaurant will also include a bar/lounge with a more easygoing atmosphere for light bites and after-work cocktails. General Manager Alice Burke has enlisted the help of a design and floral expert to bring new life to the property. Antiques from France inspired by Normandy's coastline and lush green countryside will be worked into the updated design. The bar/lounge area will accept walk-ins and feature martinis, premium oysters with caviar, and top-shelf whiskies.&nbsp;</p><p>La Cremaillere's iconic reputation known for unparalleled service and cuisine since the 1940s also remains an inspiration for the team. For over 80 years the restaurant has attracted celebrities and the most notable people in top industries. A farewell message will be hosted online and on social (lacremny.com). Please join Le Poisson's new email mailing list to be the first at a chance to book an opening week reservation (poissonny.com). Follow Le Poisson on social @lepoissonny for the latest news and sneak peeks.&nbsp;</p>

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Artwork by high school students from over 40 schools on display at KMA

<p>Artworks by high school seniors from over 40 local schools are featured in this annual exhibition, now in its 41st year.&nbsp;Students take an active role in producing the exhibition as they help to promote, curate, and install the nearly 400 pieces on view.</p><p>The artwork for the postcard invitation was designed by Cassia Binder of White Plains High School at the&nbsp;<em>Young Artists</em>&nbsp;Graphic Design Workshop.&nbsp;View additional postcard designs&nbsp;<a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001fmFURwtAAeSnEctK5bkpyMLb9hudT9hMPzZmKgo-VL8UxWFKEGCwQpoDDt4ifCvIksLcAQYt0h0aP4UpENAy864ErhdigybCfHKKEN-G_2vnpjIOsahke1cij4iC0WpMPHCKdEhG0NY6YAXBOdeumYhphpR2mYujeizsX_M0dbzN1oGXm0ipzfko6o_jT99SSrBtFImWQ79BbQARUhVKfJob8vzrDwkUaK7GJVjySh4=&amp;c=N_lix8nSNOiybGCiSWG2ctGBXNMv_Xown7ZsBXyZIjqka1aDfJXCLA==&amp;ch=y8ezTwvK127rVjWxneAAINpOUUfizEpoJCsbtRw-SIR75laMbiOPBw==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>HERE</strong></a>.</p><p><strong>OPENING DAY</strong></p><p>Sunday, February 11</p><p>2:00 PM&nbsp;–&nbsp;5:00 PM</p><p><em>Reserved for participating artists and their teachers, friends, and family.</em></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001fmFURwtAAeSnEctK5bkpyMLb9hudT9hMPzZmKgo-VL8UxWFKEGCwQpoDDt4ifCvIButzDd66cSHzqJjWD-ut22t4VnXA9mdx4yj7KcvLKR52_SINvp2JyplQAGni_XnZ309UiWoY8mC9AZrdkllo-jHwbq_-LJSw8HbJs6jHglsnSfAeuxeek2GDio5VDgXDcouGwcZq27sfUl5p1xBU60QzwFvfFXls&amp;c=N_lix8nSNOiybGCiSWG2ctGBXNMv_Xown7ZsBXyZIjqka1aDfJXCLA==&amp;ch=y8ezTwvK127rVjWxneAAINpOUUfizEpoJCsbtRw-SIR75laMbiOPBw==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Opening Day Tickets</strong></a></p><p><strong>GENERAL ADMISSION</strong></p><p>Tuesday, February 13 –</p><p>Sunday, March 3</p><p><em>Admission to Young Artists 2024</em></p><p><em>is pay as you wish.</em></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001fmFURwtAAeSnEctK5bkpyMLb9hudT9hMPzZmKgo-VL8UxWFKEGCwQpoDDt4ifCvIButzDd66cSHzqJjWD-ut22t4VnXA9mdx4yj7KcvLKR52_SINvp2JyplQAGni_XnZ309UiWoY8mC9AZrdkllo-jHwbq_-LJSw8HbJs6jHglsnSfAeuxeek2GDio5VDgXDcouGwcZq27sfUl5p1xBU60QzwFvfFXls&amp;c=N_lix8nSNOiybGCiSWG2ctGBXNMv_Xown7ZsBXyZIjqka1aDfJXCLA==&amp;ch=y8ezTwvK127rVjWxneAAINpOUUfizEpoJCsbtRw-SIR75laMbiOPBw==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Daily Admission Tickets</strong></a></p>

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Save the date for Aldrich After Hours: music, drinks, tours and more on March 3!

<h2>Aldrich After Hours on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 7 pm</h2><p><em>Free for members (includes 2 drink tickets); $15 General Admission; $9 Students/Seniors</em></p><p>Kick off the weekend with Aldrich After Hours and enjoy drinks and special programming in the Museum’s galleries.</p><p>Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart will give a talk on Loie Hollowell’s exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="https://thealdrich.org/exhibitions/loie-hollowell-a-survey" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><em>Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years</em></a>, which has been featured by<em>&nbsp;W Magazine</em>, among others.</p><p>Enjoy a musical performance by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.xondramusic.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Xondra</a>, whose “rich vocals and layered melodies create an immersive experience that resonates with authenticity.”</p><p>Specialty cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions, as well as beer and wine, will be available for purchase.</p><p>Explore the exhibitions on view including&nbsp;<em>Amanda Martínez: Canta y no llores, Yvette Mayorga: Dreaming of You, Chiffon Thomas: The Cavernous</em>, and<em>&nbsp;Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="https://thealdrich.org/events/aldrich-after-hours-8" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>*Photo by Gloria Perez.</p>

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