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"Les Misérables," Nick Kroll & Expert Talks

Here are some things happening in and around Rye and Port Chester this week:

Historian Talk with Camilla Townsend (Free, 6 p.m. Monday, Slonim Living Room at Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville): “Author of “Malintzin’s Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico,” Camilla Townsend will discuss her 2006 book about the indigenous woman who translated for Hernando Cortés in his dealings with the Aztec emperor Moctezuma from 1519 to 1521. In this study of Malintzin’s life, Camilla Townsend rejects all the previous myths and tries to restore dignity to the profoundly human men and women who lived and died in those days.”  

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library (free at 6:30 p.m. Monday, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester): “On Monday, December 9th, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm, Forever Families Through Adoption offers a free workshop for anyone interested in or involved in the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents and adoptees. Learn about both the domestic and international adoption processes. Se habla español.”

“The Artist and the Brain” ($15 members, $20 non-members, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah): “One of the exhibiting artists in the Katonah Museum of Art’s exhibition, Eye to I, Michael Ferris, Jr., will discuss the dialog that develops between himself and his sculpture’s form, and the synthesis between the visual aspects of his sculptures and his own feelings as he creates them.  Dr. Gabrielle Starr, humanities neuroscience scholar and author of the 2013 book Feeling Beauty, The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience, will connect her research on the neural underpinnings of the aesthetic experience to the creative impulse and the experience of looking at art.”  

Convent of the Sacred Heart Tour Day (free, 9 a.m. Wednesday at CSH, 1177 King Street, Greenwich, CT): “Visit Convent of the Sacred Heart and the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education on a typical school day. Prospective families are invited to drop by the School anytime between 9:00 and noon and enjoy tours conducted by parent volunteers, see classes in session, meet members of the administration and Admission Office staff and gather admission materials.”  

55 Commuter Parking Permits Available Dec. 12 to City of Rye Residents: For City of Rye residents only. City of Rye residents starting next Thursday will be able to put in for one of 55 coveted commuter parking permits, officials say. The $760 permit for the Highland/Cedar lots will be available online starting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 and once all 55 permits have been sold, the online program will be shut down, according to a bulletin from the City Clerk’s Office.  

Nick Kroll and Friends "Home for the Holidays" (18 & over, $350 VIP ticket, tickets are available at Capitol Theatre box office, 6 p.m. Thursday, show starts at 8 p.m.): “Nick Kroll, a native of Rye and star of FX's hit ‘The League’ is returning home to host a performance to benefit The Carver Center.”

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Les Misérables (Tickets: $50 adults; $30 high school & younger. *New Year’s Eve tickets are $85 adults; $70 high school & younger and include a post-show reception; 8 p.m. on Friday at White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains): “This December come ‘Here the People Sing' as the White Plains Performing Arts Center invites you to the most beloved musical of all time, Les Misérables. Alain Boublill & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary musical with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer will be onstage from December 13-31.”

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