This is a great weekend for music lovers in the Pound Ridge/Lewisboro area. Classic rock stalwarts America performs at the Ridgefield Playhouse, and folk/rock legend Richard Thompson makes his Caramoor debut. There's plenty to do outdoors as well, from farmers markets to Wolf Conservation Center events.
Check out these events:
Friday, July 13
Open Mic Night at Mariela’s: 8-11 p.m. Get your talent on and be heard! All talent levels are welcome. The event is hosted by Gordon Thurber and admission is free. Mariela’s is located at 71B Westchester Ave. in Pound Ridge. Call 914-764-3424 for more info.
Sleeping With Wolves: 7 p.m.-9 a.m. The Wolf Conservation Center's new nocturnal adventure experience provides a chance to camp out overnight with the 25 wolves that call the WCC home. With all the howls, circling vultures and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. $275 per four-person tent, $150 for singles, but you must bring your own tent. Visit www.nywolf.org for more info. The WCC is located at 7 Buck Run, South Salem.
Saturday, July 14
Gossett Brothers Farm Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, meats and cheeses, as well as seafood. The market is located at 1202 Route 35 at Gossett Brothers Nursery in South Salem.
Live Music at Mariela’s: 8 p.m. Kelly Mittleman returns to Mariela’s. Mittleman burst onto the national music scene as a finalist in the NBC “Today" show Superstar Contest several years ago. After singing on the show for six weeks, Mittleman caught the attention of Nile Rodgers, who produced her first album of jazz standards, "Kelly," in 2006. Admission is free. Mariela’s is located at 71B Westchester Ave. in Pound Ridge. Call 914-764-3424 for more info.
Folk Rock Legend at Caramoor: 8 p.m. Legendary folk-rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Richard Thompson makes his Caramoor debut with an acoustic performance. The show will take place in the intimate Spanish Courtyard, where you are never more than 70 feet from the stage. Thompson was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 20 Guitarists of All-Time.” Tickets are $45. Reserved seating is sold out – only general admission seats remain. For tickets, go to https://tickets.caramoor.org/public/show.asp or call 914-232-1252. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah.
Evening Howl for Adults at WCC: 7-8:30 p.m. Join the Wolf Conservation Center for a special Evening Howl and spend time with the wolves during their favorite hour ‒ dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America and enjoy a sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Wine and cheese will be served. Guests will also take a short sunset hike to howl with ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr and observe the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. This program is for adults 21 and over. Cost is $20. Preregistration is required. Visit www.nywolf.org. 7 Buck Road, South Salem
Sunday, July 15
America in Concert: 8 p.m. America is a perennial classic-rock favorite. The group hit the top of the charts in the '70s with its signature song “A Horse With No Name” and became a global household name with a string of hits including, “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man," “Lonely People” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Tickets are $85 and are available by calling 203-403-2690 or visiting www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, Conn.
Live Music at North Star: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dennis Collins and Mike DiMeo will perform at the North Star restaurant in Pound Ridge. Collins, who will be accompanied on piano by DiMeo, has recorded with stars such as Roberta Flack, Sting, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Sheryl Crow and Faith Hill. North Star is located at 85 Westchester Ave. in Pound Ridge. Call 914-764-0200 for more information.
A Celebration of Wildlife and Art at Ward Pound Ridge: 9-5 p.m. Two exhibits featuring watercolor images, sculpture and photographs are on view at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. “Watershed Wildlife Watercolors,” featuring the work of wildlife artist Paul Thiesing, will run through Sept. 3, and “A Touch of Nature,” an exhibit of outdoor photography by Bill Wiegelman, will run through Sunday, July 15. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is located at the junction of Route 35 and Route 121 South in Cross River. Call 914-864-7317 for more info.