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 “Hidden Figures,” the acclaimed biopic about a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program, Friday, May 12, 2:30 p.m.; also “Patriots Day,” an account of the Boston Marathon bombing, Tuesday, May 16, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
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, Friday, May 12, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Jackie,” the biopic about Jackie Kennedy during the days following President Kennedy’s assassination, Friday, May 12, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.
See “Defending Your Life,” Albert Brooks’ cult comedy fanstasy about the afterlife, Friday, May 12, 1 p.m.; also “A Man Called Ove,” the bittersweet Swedish film about a curmudgeonly old man whose grumpy life is brightened by forces beyond his control, Wednesday, May 17, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “Hidden Figures,” the biopic about a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role during NASA’s early years, Friday, May 12, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Jewish Film Festival
See “The Flat,” the acclaimed Israeli documentary about a family who learns of their Zionist grandparents’ friendship with a Nazi, Monday, May 15, 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Hollars,” a dramedy about a struggling NYC artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home, Monday, May 15, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.
Examine “Beyond Caravaggio,” an exploration of the Baroque master’s influenc on other artists, with art history professor Thomas Germano, Tuesday, May 16, 11 a.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Arrival,” a sci fi drama that follows an expert linguist recruited by the military to determine whether a group of aliens crash-landing on Earth come in peace or are a threat, Tuesday, May 16, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.
See “A Man Called Ove,” the Swedish comedy-drama about a stubborn elderly man with steafast beliefs, Wednesday, May 17, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “Hacksaw Ridge,” the historical drama based on the true story of a pacifist Army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa, Wednesday, May 17, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Watch “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” the newest addition to the romantic comedy adventures of the world’s favorite singleton, Thursday, May 18, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Adelphi Dept. of Theatre students performs an original production of satirical songs and scenes, Thursday, and Friday, May 11-12, 7 and 9 p.m. $10. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
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.
Molloy Concert Choir and Major Treble
The student ensembles in concert, Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m. Program includes Purcell’s “Come Ye Sons of Art,” “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and a student-directed madrigal by Monteverdi. Molloy College, Madison Theatre, Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre. 323-3320.
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.
The acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute band in concert, Friday, May 12, 8 p.m. $50 and $35. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.
Hofstra Symphony Orchestra
Adam Glaser directs the orchestra in a program of varied works, Friday, May 12, 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.
Adelphi’s music faculty present a musical look at the friendship and love between Robert and Clara Schumann and JohanesBrahms, Friday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. With violinists Andy Bhasin, Philip Carter, Anne-Marie Bedney on viola, cellist Deborah Sepe and pianist Karen Faust Baer. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
The iconic singer in concert, Friday, May 12, 8 p.m. $249.50, $179.50, $99.50, $69.50, $59.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.
West Side Story
The landmark musical, Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 14, 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.
The Queen of Soul in concert, Saturday, May 13, 8 p.m. $249.50, $199.50, $149.50, $109.50, $99.50, $69.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.
The “Kevin Can Wait” star takes his act back on the road, Saturday, May 13, 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 award-winning musical that dramatizes the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, Saturday, May 13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 14, 3 p.m. $22, $20 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.
Seaford Community Band
The community ensemble in concert, with the Seaford Community Jazz Band, Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Seaford High School, 1575 Seamans Neck Rd., Seaford.
The award-winning musical, Sunday, May 14, 7 p.m. $33-$83. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
The Midtown Men
The four stars of the original “Jersey Boys” cast in concert, Sunday, May 14, 7 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.
David Bromberg Quintet
The renowned folk-blues guitarist in concert with his dynamic band, Thurday, May 18, 8 p.m. $59.50, $49.50, $29.50, $19.50. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
The fairy tale classic comes to life on stage, Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. $12. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.
Flutter Frame Workshop
Learn about different species of butterflies, then decorate a picture frame to give to Mom, Saturday, May 13, 2-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.