Theres still time to sneak in a few shows before the end of the year. Here are this weekends picks for entertainment events in the Hudson Valley.
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 bands biggest hits including Im Amazed and Evil Urges its a dream come true for fans of the critically acclaimed bands 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 youre 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 Years 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 Years Eve gala.
Saturday through Monday: John Heffron at Levity Live
Not satisfied with winning the second season of NBCs Last Comic Standing, John Heffron returned for the third installment of the reality TV competition in a quest to win that seasons $250,000 prize. Although he finished in third place that time around, the Michigan native and former radio DJ doesnt need another title to prove hes got comic chops. Want proof? Check out his three Comedy Central stand-up specials, talking-head zingers on VH1s pop culture specials and late-night appearances, ranging from The Tonight Show to Chelsea Lately. Tickets to the New Years Eve performances are more expensive, but, depending on the ticket package, include everything from a glass of champagne and entrees 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.