Exhibits and more...
Converging Voices: Gender and Identity
An original exhibition that focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope. Featured artists include Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Martine Gutierrez, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, Carrie Mae Weems, and Philemona Williamson. Through Dec. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.
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 “Life on the Line,” an action thriller that follows a Texas lineman and his crew who risk their lives to keep the electrical grid running during a deadly storm, starring John Travolta, Friday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “The Queen of Katwe,” the biopic about a young girl from Uganda who trains to become a world chess champion, Friday, May 19, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin.
Behind the Scenes
A behind-the-scenes tour with Hofstra University Museum Deputy Director Karen T. Albert, Friday, May 19, 4-5 p.m. She shares insights into the museum’s permanent collections and highlights staff favorites. Reservations required. $7, $5 seniors. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.
See “Moonlight,” the 2016 Oscar winner for Best Picture, a coming of age tale about an African-American man growing up in Miami, Friday, May 19, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.
The Golden Age of the American Musical
A multi-media program featuring video recordings and commentaries of performances by original cast members of acclaimed Broadway musicals, hosted by Jack Schnur, Friday, May 19, 1 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Emily Axelrod, Deidra Kregzyds and George Perfidas read from their works, hosted by poet Peter V. Dugan, Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Walking with the Enemy,” the action drama inspired by a true story, about a young man who sets out to find his displaced family by posing as a Nazi office in Hungary during the final months of World War ll, Monday, May 22, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.
See “Passengers,” the sci fi thriller that follows two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet who awaken 90 years before they reach their destination, Monday, May 22, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Female Friendships: An Examination
An entertaining look at fabulous female friendships in TV, film, and literature, with Professor Anna Katsavo, Tuesday, May 23, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Girl on the Train,” the thriller about a divorcee who becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation,Tuesday, May 23, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.
Watch “Hacksaw Ridge,” the historical drama based on the true story of a pacifist Army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa, Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
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
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in concert, with his friends, Thursday, May 18, 8 p.m. $96, $76 and $51. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.
The classical musical set in Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century, Thursday, May 18, 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, May 19, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 20, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, May 24, 8 p.m. $76 and $71. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900.
The R&B sensation in concert, Thursday, May 18, 8 p.m. $249.50, $199.50, $129.50, $89.50. $79.50, $6.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.
Neil Labute’s award-winning provocative comedy play about body image and the effect it has on us, Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m. $15-$25. Arena Players, Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.arenaplayers.org.
The award-winning musical that dramatizes the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 21, 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.
Neil Simon’s classic comedy about a widower and his attempts at dating, presented by the Lantern Theatre, Friday, May 19, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.
The alternative roots folk band, led by husband and wife songwriting duo Mark Miller and Beth Jamie Kaufman, in concert, Friday, May 19, 8 p.m. $20, $15 students, $6 children. Our Times Coffehouse at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. For information, visit www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org.
The ska punk band in concert, Saturday, May 20, 8 p.m. $40, $26, $23, $20. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
Dick Fox’s Spring Doo Wop Extravaganza
Classic doo wop groups in concert, Sunday, May 21, 6 p.m. The lineup includes the Duprees, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Vogues, Brian Hyland, the Toys, and the Eternals. $99.50, $69.50, $49.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.
Music To Drive By
Pianist Stan Wiest in concert, Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m. Program includes renditions from the Great American Songbook. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Simply Diamond’s Brian LaBlanc in concert with his latest show, Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m. Program includes songs made famous by the Eagles’ Glenn Frey, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffet, John Lennon, and others. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
The acclaimed pianist in concert, Sunday, May 21, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Return to Camelot: Music From the
Kennedy White House Concerts
Aexander A. Wu and the Serendip Piano Trio present a “Concert with Commentary” performance, Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m. Program recreates some of the music and historic performance during John F. Kennedy’s presidency. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Vladimir and Nadia Zaitsev
The husband and wife piano duo in concert, performing “From Bach to Rock,” Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.
The fairy tale classic comes to life on stage, Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m. $12. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.
Out of This World
Explore space and the galaxy, Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Discover the secrets of the solar system and imagine what lies behind our planet. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.