A comprehensive retrospective of the works of the American fashion designer Halston. The exhibition includes many never-before-seen objects from the designer’s personal archives and more than 60 Halston fashions, juxtaposed with photographs, artwork, illustrations and accessories as well as film and video documentation. Through July 9. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s exhibit examines varied species of bats, featuring a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other installations include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.
Thaddeus Holownia: Walden Revisited
This exhibition pays homage to Henry David Thoreau, whose experiment in simple living unfolded over two years at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts beginning in 1845. Presented as a full-gallery installation that approximates Thoreau’s and Holownia’s experience of Walden Woods, the images focus closely on individual trees, creating a portrait of the site and encouraging quiet contemplation of nature’s grandeur. A companion exhibition,” Earth Muse: Art and the Environment,” features artists whose work continues the theme of reflection, highlighting nature’s beauty and diversity, the eternal rhythms of the natural world, and man’s impact on the environment. Through July 30. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Women in Contrast
An exhibition of iconic imagery captured by a selection of innovative modernist and contemporary female photographers. Photographers on view include Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Nancy Burson, Imogen Cunningham, Donna Ferrato, Toni Frissell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Dorothy Norman. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
See “Genius,” the biopic about writer Thomas Wolfe and his connections with publisher Maxwell Perkins, Friday, April 28, 2:30 p.m.; also “Mr. Church,” the drama about a unique friendship that develops when a young girl and her dying mother hire a cook for their household, Tuesday, May 2, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Inferno,” a mystery thriller involving a famous symbologist who follows a trail of clues tied to medieval poet Dante, Friday, April 28, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Manchester by the Sea,” a drama about a depressive loner who slowly comes back to life, Friday, April 28, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.
See “Hacksaw Ridge,” the historical drama based on the true story of a pacifist Army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa, Friday, April 28, 2 p.m. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.
Jewish Film Festival
See “Hester Street,” the classic 1975 drama about Jewish immigrants in 1896 New York City who grapple with assimilation, Monday, May 1, 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Accountant,” a thriller about an antisocial math savant, who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations from his small town CPA office, Tuesday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.
See “Arrival,” a sci fi drama that follows an expert linguist recruited by the military to investigate a group of aliens who have landed on Earth, Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Examine “Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism,” with art historian Vivian Gordon, Thursday, May 4, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” an action comedy about a suburban couple embroiled in an international espionage plot, Thursday, May 4, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, presented by Adelphi’s Department of Theatre, Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. $20. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m. $45 and $30. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or 283-5566 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.
Jekyll & Hyde
The musical horror-drama based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, Thursday, April, 27, 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, April 28, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, 2 and 7 p.m. $76 and $71. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900.
Salute to Ellington
A musical revue with Vinnie Knight and Black Pearls and White Diamonds in Harlem, Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
The contemporary Christian singer-songwriter in concert, Friday, April 28, 8 p.m. $99.50, $69.50, $49.50, $39.50, $35.NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Adelphi Jazz Ensemble
The student ensemble in concert, with “Remembering Ella: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial Year,” Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. $20. Program inlcudes work by John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Wayne Shorter. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
Yasmina Reza’s award-winning witty comedy about friendship, Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m. $22, $20 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Choir
David Fryling directs the ensembles in an eclectic choral program, Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students. Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. 463-5947.
The “Kevin Can Wait” star takes his act on the road, with special guest Chris Roach, Friday, April 28, 8 p.m. $99.50, $79.50, $69.50, $49.50. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
The Outgoing Tide
A Script-In-Hand Theatre production of Bruce Graham’s family drama that centers on a long-married couple retired to year-round living in their summer cottage, Friday, April 28, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
The World Goes ‘Round: The Songsof Kander & Ebb
An original musical revue, conducted by Broadway veteran Michael Rafter, presented by Nassau Community College’s Theatre and Dance Department, Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m.; also Wednesday through Friday, May 3-5, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 7, 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors. Nassau Community College’s Little Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.
The renowned blues guitarist in concert, with special guest Quinn Sullivan, Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m. $109.50, $99.50, $89.50, $69.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Genessa and the Selena Experience
A tribute to the latin pop star, Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m. $30 and $25. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or 283-5566 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
The award-winning musical revue, highlighting songs by the legendary songwriting duo of Leiber and Stoller, Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, 2:30 p.m. $26, $24 seniors, $20 students, $15 youth 12 and under, $29 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.
Adelphi Chorale and Vocal Ensemble
The student ensembles perform “Echoes of America,” Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m. $20. The program highlights the variety of cultures shared and embraced by Americans. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
The acclaimed Australian-born pianist in concert, Sunday, April 30, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Adelphi Improv Ensemble
The student ensemble in a concert, Monday, May 1, 5 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
Hofstra University Choir and Chamber Orchestra
The student ensembles perform traditional and contemporary music, Tuesday, May 2, 8 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students. Hofstra University, Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.
Mary Lou Quinlan performs her original solo show that relates the challenges women face blending their personal and professional lives, Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. $40. Presented by National Council of Jewish Women South Shore Section and Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David/Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth Sisterhoods. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. For information and tickets, email email@example.com.
Curious George and the Golden Meatball
The beloved mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance in a musical adventure, Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, 12 p.m. $11, $13 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
The fairy tale classic comes to life on stage, Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. $12. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.