Exhibits and More...
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.
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 “Loving,” the drama based on an interracial couple in Virginia, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage, Friday, May 5, 2:30 p.m.; also “Fences,” the acclaimed film adaptation of August Wilson’s drama about a working-class African-American father raising his family in the 1950s, Tuesday, May 9, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” the action thriller sequel, based on Lee Child’s novel “Never Go Back,” starring Tom Cruise, Friday, May 5, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Blended,” the romantic comedy about two single parents who unknowingly sign up for the same exotic vacation with their kids following a disastrous blind date, Friday, May 5, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.
See “Niagara,” the classic suspense thriler about a woman who conspires to kill her husband and run away with her male companion, starring Marilyn Monroe, Friday, May 5, 2 p.m.; also “Fences,” the acclaimed film adaptation of August Wilson’s drama about a working-class African-American father in the 1950s, Sunday, May 7, 1:30 p.m.; “Jackie,” the biopic about Jackie Kennedy following President Kennedy’s assassination, Monday, May 8, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Cosi Fan Tutte
Screening of a unique new production of Mozart’s beloved classic opera, filmed at the Paris Opera, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. $20. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
See “Lion,” the drama based on a true story of a young Indian boy who gets lost thousands of miles away from home and years later reconnects with his family, Monday, May 8, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.
Jewish Film Festival
See “Rosenstrasse,” a drama that depicts an incident in wartime Germany when non-Jewish women protested the mistreatment of their jailed Jewish husbands, Monday, May 8, 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Light Between Oceans,” a period drama about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia who raise a baby they rescue from a drifting boat, Tuesday, May 9, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Eagle Huntress,” a documentary about a Kazakh nomad girl in Mongolia learning to hunt eagles, Wednesday, May 10, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.
Singing in the Rain: What a Glorious Feeling
A behind the scenes look at how the beloved MGM musical was made, with John Kenrick, Wednesday, May 10, 2 p.m. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.
Watch “Love & Friendship,” the period comedy adapted from Jane Austen’s novella “Lady Susan,” Thursday, May 11, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
The World Goes ‘Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb
An original musical revue, conducted by Broadway veteran Michael Rafter, presented by Nassau Community College’s Theatre and Dance Department, Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, 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.
Adelphi Opera Theatre
The student ensemble presents “Speed Dating Tonight,” a comic opera that explores 21st century dating rituals, Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 4 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
The thrash legends in concert, with Killswitch Engage, Friday, May 5, 7 p.m. $65, $54.50, $44.50, $39.50, $34.50. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
Whose Live Anyway
Cast members of the TV comedy series “Whose Line Is It Anyway” perform an improv stage version, Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m. $99.50, $74.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.
Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
The student ensembles perform traditional and contemporary works, Saturday, May 6, 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.
Spring Dance Showcase
Adelphi University Dept. of Dance students performing original choreography, Saturday, May 6 ,2 and 7 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
West Side Story
The landmark musical, Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 7, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 10, 2 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.
Bob Dylan Retrospective
The Hambones present a tribute to Dylan through the ages, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
The composer-guitarist in concert, Sunday, May 7, 2:30 p.m. Program includes eclectic acoustic music, with vocals, poetry and Japanese folk songs. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Las Vegas Legends
Linda Ipanema in concert, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Libby Skala’s A Time to Dance
A one woman-show that portrays the life of Libby Skala’s great Aunt Elizabeth Polk who transcends poverty and the rise of Hitler to become a renowned dance therapy pioneer, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
The cabaret singer-songwriter in concert, with “Raisins & Almonds: Jewish Songs from the Heart,” Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
My Fair Lady
The iconic musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. $28, $20 seniors. The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 569-6870 or
The New York Exceptions
Step back in time with hit tunes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Tribute to the Rat Pack
Everett Greenberg in concert, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. Tickets in required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.
The pianist-vocalist in concert, performing “A Suitcase of Memories,” Thursday, May 11, 2 p.m. Program includes showtunes and popular songs interspersed with ancedotes. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
The classical musical set in Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century, Thursday and Friday, May 11-12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 13, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 14, 2 p.m. $76 and $71. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900.
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, May 6, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 7, 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, May 6, 2 p.m. $12. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.