5 Things to Put in Your Weekend Planner

The upcoming weekend is full of live music options and an artist's opening reception

, 895 Shore Rd., Bronx, Friday, Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Why Go: On the first Friday of each month, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum hosts their First Friday series, with live jazz, mansion tours, light refreshments and a free Bronx Seaside Trolley ride to explore City Island. (The trolley makes a continuous loop from the No. 6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island.) This month's First Friday event will feature a performance by the Austin Harris Trio. Registration is requested.
Pricing: Adults, $8; seniors and students, $5; members are free.

, 2094 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Jazz pianist and composer Pete Malinverni will perform a free show with his band.
Pricing: No cover.

The Bayou Restaurant, 580 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon, Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 p.m.
Why Go: The Gas House Gorillas are a jump blues band who incorporate a multitude of styles into their music ranging from blues, swing, rockabilly, cajun music and "even the occasional funk groove."
Pricing: $5 cover.

First Presbyterian Church, 199 N. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, Sunday, Oct. 9, 5:15-9 p.m.
Why Go: PJS Jazz Society presents a jazz concert with the Winard Harper Quintet. Jazz concerts are held every second Sunday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, September through April. The cabaret-style concert will begin with an opening set by a group of young musicians from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Two sets by Winard Harper Quintet will start at 6:15 p.m. through 9 pm.
Pricing: $10

, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m.
Why Go: Greenburgh Nature Center will host an opening reception for an exhibition of the paintings by Arthur Beach, who was a long-time resident of Scarsdale. Refreshments will be served at the reception. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8, 2012.

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