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There's Plenty To Do This Weekend In Peekskill

PEEKSKILL, NY - Aside from the great holiday events this weekend there are lots of other things to do this weekend in the city.

On Friday, The Beach Boys will perform at The Paramount Center For The Arts. The band continues to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut 40 years ago.

Founding Beach Boy Mike Love and longtime member Bruce Johnston will be joined by Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill of The Cowsills and Scott Totten as well as a special guest, actor and musician John Stamos, who is best known for his work on the popular TV shows Full House and E.R. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $45-125 and are selling fast.

On Saturday, the acclaimed Irish ensemble Danú celebrates a traditional Irish Christmas at the Paramount. Celtic music lovers around the globe have been thrilled by the ensemble’s virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Winners of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú last returned to the US in December of 2009 with special guests and a glorious celebration of Christmas from their homeland.

Danú has also created a set of songs to be performed in each community with a local choir. Christmas in Ireland: An Nollaig in Éirinn is a Celtic music celebration that warms the heart. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $25-45.

The Peekskill Elks Lodge will hold their first bi-monthly Winter Farmer's Market of the season on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their 1038 Brown Street location. For more information contact Ed Lounsbury at (914) 737-0744 or by email at bpoe744@optimum.net

Also on Saturday, the Field Library will hold a reception for "Art + Word: The Intersection of Art and Story", a collaborative show from artist Andrew Barthelmes and author Mark Wisniewski, two area residents. The reception will be held from 12 - 4 p.m. with an author reading at 2 p.m.

The show will include Barthelmes’ paintings alternating with placards of quoted passages drawn from Show Up, Look Good, Wisniewski’s latest novel. By showing artwork and the written word together, the show will create an opportunity to explore how each artist portrays the dignity of working-class people and everyday situations. The exhibit will run from Nov. 26 to Dec. 29. at the library.

On Sunday, the Flat Iron Gallery at 105 South Division Street will hold a "Holiday Treasures" art reception from 1-5 p.m. Come see new small oils and pastels by artist Mireille Duchesne, as well as handcrafted jewelry, pottery, hand-blown glass ornaments, scarves, and more on sale now for the holidays. For more information, go to www.flatiron.qpg.com.

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