PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Live music and foot races are among this weekend’s events in Peekskill. Check out our Events page for even more things to do.
Friday, Nov. 16
The Geoff Hartwell Band: 10:30 p.m. Led by one of the area's top slide guitarists, The Geoff Hartwell Band opened for Gregg Allman at the Paramount last summer. Admission is a $5 entertainment fee for all, including diners. 12 Grapes, 12 N. Division St.
Steve Chizmadia and the Accidental Gypsies: 7:30 p.m. Chizmadia is an award-winning Americana artist with strong roots in the singer-songwriter tradition, country and rock. His influences include The Beatles, Townes Van Zandt, Pete Seeger and Steve Earle, among others. He's a regular on the Hudson Valley scene with a steadily growing fan base nationwide. Admission is $10. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St.
Joe Duraes: 8 p.m. The local musician will perform a free live set for patrons. The Peekskill Coffee House, 101 S. Division St.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Westchester Striders Mile Race: 10:30 a.m. The road race through downtown will benefit the not-for-profit, charitable 501(c) 3 organization, which is dedicated to providing track and field training to boys and girls ages 8-14. The entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and under. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the BeanRunner Café, located at 201 S. Division St. in Peekskill.
Jan Peek House Turkey Run: 11:30 a.m. Bring a fully wrapped frozen turkey to the BeanRunner at 201 South Division St. and plan to run with it for 1 mile. You may transport your turkey in any manner, so be creative. The only cost is your turkey which, will be donated to the Jan Peek House.
Jason Green and the Labor of Love: 7:30 p.m. The guitar driven trio whose diverse style includes jazz, blues, western swing, Latin and bluegrass. Admission is $10. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St.
Natalie Forteza: 9:15 p.m. Influenced by the music of artists like Sade, Sting, Bebel Gilberto, Emily King, Adele and Jamiroquai, this multi-genre singer's musical and songwriting pursuits embrace pop, R&B and Latin genres. Admission is a $10 entertainment fee or $5 with dinner entrée. 12 Grapes, 12 N. Division St.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Lisa Lipkin: 5 p.m. Lipkin has opened for Dar Williams, Shemekia Copeland, John Pizzarelli, Garnet Rogers, Beatlejuice, Tom Chapin and others. Lipkin's songs, compositions and arrangements have won first place in a New York State Contest for Environmental Awareness and appear in the new Tami Gold documentary "Passionate Politics – The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch." Admission is $10. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St.
Premium Blend: 5 p.m. A group featuring students from Ithaca College's School of Music who are dedicated to learning, performing a cappella music. They incorporate rock, folk, choral and alternative music into their sets as well as current pop hits off the radio. Dinner and show reservations are requested for 5 p.m. Performance time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. The $5 entertainment fee per person (or a larger donation) goes directly to the performers. 12 Grapes, 12 N. Division St.