John Heffron, My Morning Jacket top weekend events in the Hudson Valley
There’s still time to sneak in a few shows before the end of the year. Here are this weekend’s picks for entertainment events in the Hudson Valley.
Saturday: My Morning Jacket at The Capitol Theatre
The Kentucky-based, Grammy-nominated rockers of My Morning Jacket are headlining three concerts in as many nights at The Cap, without repeating a single song, as part of their Spontaneous Curation Series. While that means only one of the three audiences is likely to hear the band’s biggest hits — including “I’m Amazed” and “Evil Urges” — it’s a dream come true for fans of the critically acclaimed band’s deepest album cuts. Opening the shows are Deer Tick (Dec. 27), Antibalas (Dec. 28) and Floating Action (Dec. 29).
When: 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 29
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com; $56; audiences must be 18 and older
Saturday through Monday: “Miracle on 34th Street” at Westchester Broadway Theatre
If you’re looking for a little holiday magic to close the year, consider the final Westchester Broadway Theatre performances of “Miracle on 34th Street,” the musical adaptation of the 1947 movie featuring a young Natalie Wood. In the musical, a man claiming to be Santa Claus takes on the cynics and fosters goodwill in New York City. Songs include “This Is What I Live For,” “Just Imagine” and “I Believe In Miracles.” The New Year’s Eve performance will be followed by a gala that lasts until 2 a.m., and includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and champagne.
When: 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29; 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30; 6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31
Info: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; 914-592-2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com; $85.90 for Dec. 27-20 performances; $350 per couple for Dec. 31 performance and New Year’s Eve gala.
Saturday through Monday: John Heffron at Levity Live
Not satisfied with winning the second season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” John Heffron returned for the third installment of the reality TV competition in a quest to win that season’s $250,000 prize. Although he finished in third place that time around, the Michigan native and former radio DJ doesn’t need another title to prove he’s got comic chops. Want proof? Check out his three Comedy Central stand-up specials, talking-head zingers on VH1’s pop culture specials and late-night appearances, ranging from “The Tonight Show” to “Chelsea Lately.” Tickets to the New Year’s Eve performances are more expensive, but, depending on the ticket package, include everything from a glass of champagne and entrées to “free-flowing” champagne service and VIP seating.
When: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29; 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30; 7 and 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31
Info: Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack; 845-353-5400; www.levitylive.com; for Dec. 28-30 shows, audience members must be at least 18 years old, and tickets are $20, plus two-item minimum per person; for Dec. 31 shows, audience members must be at least 21 years old, and tickets are $35-$115, with some packages contributing toward the two-item minimum per person.