The hit musical based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Thursday and Friday, June 6-7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 9, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, June 12, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.
The band in concert, with a tribute to James Taylor, Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith’s new musical adventure that follows a young elf who nurtures a baby butterfly egg, Thursday and Friday, June 6-7, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For ages 3-10. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.
Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, June 8, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Museums/ Galleries and more...
Galapagos: Face to Face
A solo exhibition of works depicting the Galapagos Islands by photographer Holly Gordon. The photos examine our relationship with the environment. Through May 30. Bevilacqua Gallery, Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or www.molloy.edu.
Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints
An exhibition prints drawn from the Museum’s collection of more than 60 historical woodblock prints, primarily from the 19th century (Edo period), that focus on themes of landscape, nature, courtesans, and Kabuki actors. Also on view are examples of contemporary woodblock printmaking and Manga (Japanese comics). Through July 26. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940
A sweeping survey of American Impressionism, Ihe exhibition reveals the transformative influence of Impressionism on American art between the years of the Hudson River School—whose majestic landscapes influenced, and then gradually gave way to, French Impressionist–inspired works—and modernist trends of the early 20th century. Featured artists include Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Ernest Lawson, Thomas Moran, Edward Willis Redfield, and Guy Carleton Wiggins. Through Aug. 18 Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II
An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.
That 80s Show
An exhibition that revisits one of the most dynamic eras in American art history. More than 100 works by the great personalities of the ‘80s, including Eric Fischl, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others. The show also features a music and sports memorabilia “Hall of Fame.” Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
See ”Annie Get Your Gun,” the 1950 MGM film version of the Broadway musical, Friday, June 7, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.
At the Movies
See “The Great Gatsby,” an update to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story, Friday, June 7, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.
See “Murder by Death,” Peter Sellers classic satirical mystery comedy, Friday, June 7, 1 p.m.; also “Vice,” the biopic about Dick Cheney’s influential role as vice president, Wednesday, June 12, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
See “Arctic,” the Icelandic survival drama about a research explorer who crash lands in the frozen Arctic, Friday, June 7, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
See “Music Videos that Shaped the ‘80s,” Tuesday through Sunday, June 11-16, 12 p.m. Explore the top videos that shaped the music video industry today from the view of the directors and artists. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
See Frank Capra’s 1939 classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Boy Erased,” the biographic drama about a son of a small-town Baptist pastor, who must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parentsWednesday, June 12, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.