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There's Plenty To Do in Peekskill This Weekend

PEEKSKILL -- This weekend may be graduation for our high school seniors, but even if you’re not graduating there’s plenty to do this weekend in Peekskill. On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., the Paramount Center for the Arts will screen “Small Town Murder Songs,” a film directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and starring Peter Stormare, Jill Hennessy, and Martha Plimpton. When a young, unidentified woman is found dead by the lake, Walter, an aging small town police officer (Stormare) , is called to the scene of the town's first murder investigation in decades. As he delves deeper into the crime, his newly-reformed life begins to unravel threatening his relationship with Sam (Plimpton) and intertwining itself within the investigation and possibly the murder itself. Tickets are $7 for members and $9 for future members. The film is rated R and the running time is one hour and 16 minutes.

On Friday, June 24, at 6 p.m., Peekskill Stadium will host the Home Run Derby for a Cause. All proceeds will go towards Support Connection, which aids women who have been affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Tickets are $25 for participants and $5 for spectators. For more information call (914) 962-6402.

On Sunday, the Peekskill Brewery will hold its first PB Pig Out. The event will be set up as a large picnic with tented tables and live bluegrass music. The brewery will be using every part of the pig to create more than numerous different pork dishes and sides, which will be paired with their brewed-on-premises craft beers. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the brewery. For more information, go to www.thepeekskillbrewery.com .

Also on Sunday, The Paramount Center for the Arts will be airing “Macbeth – Opera in Cinema” at 3 p.m. The performance from the Royal Opera House in London was filmed live on June 13. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time is two hours, 50 minutes. Verdi's most evocative music brings Shakespeare's drama to life on the stage of the Royal Opera House. Macbeth stars British baritone Simon Keenlyside as the titular tormented ruler of Scotland. Tickets are $15.

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