Where/When: The Bayou Restaurant, 580 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon, Friday, Oct. 14, 11 p.m.
Why Go: Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak, a band fronted by singer, songwriter and trumpeter Robert Whaley (formerly of NYC rock legends, the Niagaras) will perform at the Bayou Restaurant. Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak's influences range from '60s Northern Soul, Burt Bacharach, Beat free association, David Bowie and James Brown.
Where/When: , 895 Shore Rd., Bronx, Friday, Oct. 14, Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. Times vary; see below.
Why Go: During Bartow-Pell's Historic House Weekend, the mansion will be open to the public, with free guided tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. All tours will begin at a quarter past the hour. On Friday and Saturday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., High Time for Low Tea, a traditional Victorian "low tea" will be held in the mansion’s Orangerie. Guests will learn about the distinction between "low" versus "high" tea while being served tea and treats by docents in period dress. On Sunday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., chef, writer and award-winning cookbook author Judith Choate will host a presentation titled A Brief History of American Food. A tasting of one of the most classic American dishes, the apple pie, will follow the presentation.
Pricing: Guided tours are free; "High Time for Low Tea," $20 per person ($15 for members). "A Brief History of American Food" is free. Registration for low teas and the presentation is requested. To register, call 1-718-885-1461 or send an email.
Where/When: (Ossie Davis Theater), 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, Saturday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m.
Why Go: New Rochelle musicians singer Julia Breanetta Simpson and drummer Brian Carter will perform with the musical group Avalanche. Avalanche plays a repertoire of original, contemporary songs with "tight vocal harmonies, infectious melodies and solid beats."
Pricing: $2 suggested donation.
Where/When: Fifth & Lincoln avenues, Pelham, Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Why Go: Pelham's annual Fall Fest Street Fair will be held downtown along 5th Avenue. Many vendors and exhibitors will be at the fair, showcasing and selling their wares—art, crafts, retail merchandise and food.
Pricing: Free admission.
Where/When: , 198 Central Ave., White Plains, Saturday Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Why Go: More than 100 contemporary crafts artists will exhibit their art and design at the 18th annual Westchester Fine Craft Show. This is a professionally juried show of nationally recognized artists.
Pricing: General admission, $12; Senior Citizens, $11.
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