Calendar of Events From February 5 to February 20

Here are some of the events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area. It is always recommended to call ahead during bad weather or to get updated COVID regulations.

Saturday/Sunday, February 5/6

Model Railroad Layout

The TMB Model Train Club will show off its elaborate layout at its warehouse, 120 Schmitt Blvd., Farmingdale, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “A 4,000-square-foot model railroad with 10 trains running on 19 scale miles of track, our famous underground subway system and our operating logging line. Prepare to be amazed. Also see the famous train layout that was featured in the ‘Blue Comet’ episode of The Sopranos.” Donations accepted. Masks, social distances required. Visit https://www.tmbmodeltrainclub.com or call 516-660-8099 for information.


Saturday, February 5

Broadway Royalty

“Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett: Kings and Queens” will take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “From Aretha to Britney, Elvis to Prince, spouses Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector cover the gamut of musical royalty, spotlighting how this select group ascended to their respective thrones and created the most iconic and beloved hits of all time. Spector was nominated for both a Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance as Barry Mann in Beautiful–The Carole King Musical. He played a record-breaking 1,500 performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway. He just finished his most recent Broadway run starring as Sonny Bono in The Cher Show. Barrett has been a principal in five different Broadway shows: Wicked, Dr. Zhivago, The Royal Family, Baby it’s You! and Gettin’ the Band Back Together. She’s starred in over 30 major television shows and feature films including the recurring roles of Maria Castle on Netflix’s The Punisher, Liza Minnelli in the Emmy-nominated FX series Fosse/Verdon, and Nadia on the CW’s Dynasty.” Standard tickets for non-Friends range from $49 to $69. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Sound Just Like Billy

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. With special guest Jonathan Wibben. Description: “Welcoming back the best Billy Joel tribute band in the world. All are currently touring members of Billy Joel’s band, and when they are not performing at the groundbreaking residency at Madison Square Garden, they are performing at their Long Island home—the Paramount. As Billy himself said, ‘They had a hard time convincing me it wasn’t me. It’s uncanny.’” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $20 to $40. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.


Sunday, February 6

Adrian Nivola

The artist Adrian Nivola will give a talk about his work. (Annie Schlechter)

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents an Artist in the Gallery program at 3 p.m. Free for members, museum admission for non-members. Register in advance. Description: “Painter and sculptor Adrian Nivola uses pieces of wood, wire and found objects to fashion ‘instruments’ of such delicacy and poetic suggestiveness that they captivate the imaginations of music and art lovers without making a sound. A fascinating interdisciplinary mind, he will take you into the thinking behind his highly original works.” The museum is at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Learn more and register at www.nassaumuseum.org or call 516-484-9338.

Joe Gatto

The Paramount Comedy Series presents the comedian, actor, and producer from the New York City borough of Staten Island. He is the star of truTV’s hit show Impractical Jokers. At 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $20 to $40. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Just a Hike On the Roads

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Neck Rd., Lloyd Neck. Description: “While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this four-mile, on road moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park’s beauty.” Reservations are required and will be taken two weeks prior to the program. Space is limited. Call 631-423-1770 for reservations.

Sunday Science: Eggsperiments

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) hosts this program for kids in ages 5 to 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. It is situated within Tanglewood Preserve—a nature preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Description: “Kids will form hypothesis, conduct experiments, and form conclusions like real scientists. These teacher-guided egg-speriments will touch on multiple science disciplines in a fun and sometimes messy way. Cost is $16/child. To register, visit www.cstl.org or call 516-764-0045.

Massapequa Lake Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required. Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. Massapequa Lake is at the south end of the Massapequa Preserve, between Lakeshore Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.

Science Bath & Beyond

Family workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Treat yourself to a relaxing day of science. We’ll learn the chemistry behind what makes stuff smell good, how bath bombs and soaps work, then customize and make our own. Go home with lots of treats and the recipes to make more at home. Explore perfumes: What chemicals are responsible for fragrance, and how can we customize our own? Learn the science of smell and make your own perfumes. Soap: Learn how soap cleans and customize your own. Choose the color, scent, and even what is inside. Makes a great gift. Bath Bombs: Learn how to make luxurious bath bombs using safe and budget-friendly ingredients. Explore the science behind what makes them work then tailor-make your own to take home.” Admission is $25 for non-members, $20 for members. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Event capped at 20 attendees. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Register at www.smli.org.


Tuesday, February 8

Birding on a Budget

The monthly meetings of the South Shore Audubon Society will be held remotely until further notice. At 7:30 p.m. speaker Christian Hagenlocher will discuss “A Big Year of Birding on a Budget.” Description: “Follow Christian in his approach to Big Year birding—an all-out quest to cover North America on a budget. He shows how he economized by living out of his Subaru Outback and cutting corners to save money in his search for birds in the most remote corners of the continent. This journey spans North America, from the remote island of Attu, Alaska, to Florida’s Dry Tortugas, as Christian shared his encounters with birds and interviews with birders, in an effort to engage, inspire, and connect people. Christian entered the teaching profession after completing a BS in biology in 2011. As a high school science teacher and licensed falconer, he has integrated birds into school curricula in unique ways, exposing students to the ancient sport of falconry and leading international science-focused trips to Belize, Costa Rica, Israel, Colombia, and Peru. In 2016, Christian became the youngest person to break the 700 mark in an ABA Big Year. His book, Falcon Freeway: A Big Year of Birding on a Budget, describes his adventures and lessons learned while living on the road, birding in the 21st century.” The Zoom link will be posted here and on the SSAS Facebook page before the program.


Wednesday, February 9

Love Songs with Stan Wiest

Stan Wiest will perform and entertain with his show business stories. (Landmark on Main Street)

Stan Wiest performs favorite love songs on the piano while sharing stories connected to them at 2 p.m. at at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Wiest has performed for Barbara Walters, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Victor Borge; toured with Irving Caesar (George Gershwin’s lyricist), the Tonight Show Band and many more. He continues to perform regularly for galas, weddings and private events. Enjoy this free Afternoon T.E.A. in person in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater or click the link on the website for the livestream.” Series underwritten by funding support from by New York Community Bank Foundation. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Jone Beach Bird Walk

North Shore Audubon Society Wednesday leaderless walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Grand Jones Beach. Meet at Coast Guard Station. Directions: Take either Wantagh State Parkway or Meadowbrook Parkway South. Once past the toll booths, take Bay Parkway bearing to the right to West End 2 or to the Coast Guard Station.

Virtual Gallery Tour

Explore the Holocaust Museum virtually. (Holocaust Museum)

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County in Glen Cove presents this virtual program from 1 to 2 p.m. Description: “As part of HMTC’s Black History Month programming, join Thorin Tritter, HMTC Museum and Programming director, for a virtual tour of HMTC’s galleries, exploring the history of the Holocaust with a particular reference to the African American history that fed into Hitler’s racist views of German superiority.” Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.

Talking 2021 Election

Free and open to the public at Hofstra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater on the first floor of the Axinn Library from 4:20 to 5:45 p.m. Description: “Following November’s election a Long Island Press headline read, ‘Red Wave Brings Political Sea Change to Long Island.’ Democrats narrowly held the governorship in New Jersey while surprisingly losing that same office in Virginia. Here on Long Island Republicans swept nearly every election. Following recent elections, we’ve heard people talk of red waves and blue waves. Was this a red wave? Join Philip Dalton (Rhetoric and Public Advocacy & Center for Civic Engagement), Mary Anne Trasciatti (Labor Studies & Rhetoric and Public Advocacy), and Rosanna Perotti (Political Science), as we discuss this election and its meaning as we look forward to next year’s midterms.” Advance Registration required. Vaccination proof and other COVID restrictions apply. Register here.


Thursday, February 10

Inimitable Voice

Critically acclaimed and best-selling singer Randy Houser takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. With special guest Ella Langley. Description: “Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits with his album, How Country Feels, plus earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated ‘Like A Cowboy.’ Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with ‘We Went’ from his 2016 album, Fired Up.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $25 to $55. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Opening Art Reception

The Hofstra University Museum of Art will host an opening reception for the exhibition Art of the Dogon from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. RSVP to 516-463-5672.


Friday, February 11

Jupiter String Quartet

At 7:30 p.m. at Adelphi University’s Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center. 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough perform ‘American Prism,’ a continuous, evening-length presentation inspired by America’s wonderfully diverse and unique musical traditions as they are brought to life in the string quartets of some of the country’s most beloved composers from the last 125 years.” Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets from $25 to $30. Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Trumpeter Superstar

Best-selling instrumentalist Chris Botti will bring his trumpet to the Paramount. (Wikepedia Commons CC-BY-2.0)

Chris Botti, called the largest-selling contemporary American instrumental artist, plays at 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave. Huntington. Description: “Botti’s success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No.1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. His latest album, Impressions, won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental. Selling more than four million albums, over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. He has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $39.50 to $99.50. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Exploring Artist 2

From 3 to 4 p.m., the Hofstra University Museum of Art (HUMA) presents Second Fridays: Romare Bearden Series. Session 2: Exploring Influences and Themes from the Harlem Renaissance to Homer’s Classical Hero. The second session will explain the narrative quality of Bearden’s work and its relationship to the Black American experience, touching on elements of the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, family life and universal hero themes. Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Get Zoom link here.

Lisa Fischer: Be My Valentine

Lisa Fischer has sung on stage with some of the world’s top musicians. (Wikepedia Commons CC BY 4.0)

At 8 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “After four decades of featured background singing with icons like Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer set out to take center stage with her own humble, heartfelt songs. The 2013 Best Documentary Oscar winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey, telling her story, with clips of her legendary duets with Sting or with Mick Jagger on ‘Gimme Shelter’ left audiences eager to see and hear more, so Lisa took the chance to set out on her own reinventing classic songs with her co-conspirators JC Maillard and Grand Baton. Their organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock ignited Lisa’s flexibility and freedom of expression, awakening her lifelong desire to make music that heals but still rocks the house.” Non-friends tickets range from $33 to $43. The Dim the Lights series is sponsored by Susan Isaacs and Elkan Abramowitz and Judith and Mortan Sloan. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Evening With The Dinos

This family event will be hosted from 7 to 8 p.m. by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Description: “Join us for a special program with the family as we explore our Dinosaurs exhibit at night. Hands on activities will be mixed with talks from our paleontologist providing a unique experience for all.” Located in the Tanglewood Preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Cost is $15/person (ages 5 and older). To register, visit www.cstl.org or call 516-764-0045.

Classic Jethro Tull

Acclaimed guitarist Martin Barre brings the Jethro Tull experience to the Madison Theatre at Molloy College. (Contributed photo)

Guitarist Martin Barre leads a group performing the classic songs of the storied band at 8 p.m. at the Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Description: “In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide. At the center of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre, renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. The show will also feature a special multimedia presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50 years of Jethro Tull’s musical career.” Tickets range from $50 to $60. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call 516-323-4444.


Saturday, February 12

South Shore Symphony

Conductor Scott Jackson Wiley leads the full orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Wen Qian, soloist, and Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1. At 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Tickets are $15 and $20. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call 516-323-4444.

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt brings his comedy to the Paramount. (Gage Skidmore CC BY 2.0)

The actor, writer and comedian brings his “Who’s ready to Laugh?” tour at 7 p.m. to the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “From his comedy specials to more than 200 film and television roles including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award, Oswalt chooses work that inspires him and entertains audiences. He currently co-stars as Principal Durbin on the NBC Universal comedy A.P. Bio, produced by Seth Meyers, Mike O’Brien, and Lorne Michaels. Oswalt also recently served as the lead voice of Max in The Secret Life of Pets 2. In 2016, he won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special Talking for Clapping and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album of the same name. He has been nominated for a total of six Grammys and four Emmys. Both of his published books Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (2011) and Silver Screen Fiend (2015) are New York Times Best Sellers. In 2018, Oswalt helped publish his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (The New York Times Best Seller) and he executive produced the HBO docuseries based on the book about the hunt for and capture of the Golden State Killer.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $35 to $75. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Frozen Science

Family Workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Embrace the cold as we deep-dive into freezing temperatures. Enjoy a variety of super cool demonstrations and enjoy our homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream. Be sure to join us for a snowball fight and sledding on the lawn afterwards (weather pending). We’ll explore ​Liquid Nitrogen: discover what is possible with this super cold substance (-320°F) as we freeze objects instantly, remove the elasticity of others, and make fresh ice cream in minutes. Dry Ice: explore the properties of pure, frozen CO2. We’ll trap the gas in bubbles and even carbonate our own beverages. Snow: weather permitting, join us out on the lawn for a good old fashioned snowball fight and sledding down the hill. Please bring your own sleds. Admission is $20 for non-members, $15 for members. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Register at www.smli.org.

Folk Troubadours

At 8 p.m., the Landmark on Main Street hosts Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams and Lucy Kaplansky. Description: “Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band—and frequent guesting with Phil Lesh, Little Feat, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady—brought to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. A whirlwind of touring and promo followed, and when the dust cleared, the duo was ready to do it all again. The New Yorker called Kaplansky, ‘A truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs.’ and the Boston Globe called her ‘the troubadour laureate of modern folk.’ Her first solo album in six years, Everyday Street, ‘weave stories of joy, friendship, family, loss and discovery,’ according to Kaplansky.” Tickets from $33 to $45. The theater is at 232 Main St., Port Washington. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Sunday, February 13

Picasso Portrait Painting

Learn to paint like Picasso. (Gold Coast Arts Center)

From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gold Coast Arts Center School for the Arts, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Valentine’s Day Special. Invite your loved ones to a Picasso Portrait Painting Workshop. You can paint your family member or create a self-portrait to keep or gift to someone special. Workshop is limited to 12 students. Tuition: $60/Member: $40 (per workshop, per person). Register here.

Winter Walk

Walk through the fields at Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd., Old Bethpage. Free to the public, no registration required. Even in the depths of winter, there’s still no much to see.

Big Band Valentine

At 3 p.m. at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Description: “Back by popular demand, Swingtime returns to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 with a passionate new program of classic love songs. The music and lyrics of the Great American Songbook tell love stories in uniquely meaningful ways, and our 20-piece ‘house band,’ led by Steve Shaiman, vividly brings these romantic tales to life. You’ll hear hits from such iconic bands as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, and Glenn Miller, plus 100th birthday tributes to legendary vocalists Doris Day and Judy Garland, and renowned arranger Neal Hefti, who famously collaborated with Frank Sinatra.” Tickets from $30 to $40. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call the box office at 516-323-4444.

Lunar New Year Celebration

This is the Year of the Tiger. (Gordon Johnson | Pixabay)

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. From 11 a,m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Doctors’ Gym, there will be free crafts, Tai Chi demonstration (at 12:30 p.m.), activities and more. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a Lion Dance with Chinese Center of Long Island. Food for purchase. Funds benefit Landmark on Main Street community programs. At 3 p.m., the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society will perform with a special guest. Founded in 1999, the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York is dedicated to the preservation, creation and presentation of Chinese traditional and contemporary performing arts. Named after an ancient piece of folk music, “Ba Ban” literally means “Eight Beats” which is the structural basis for the grouping of notes in traditional Chinese music. Free. Proof of vaccinations required for those 12-plus at entrance. Masks mandatory for everyone 2-plus. This is event is made possible by a grant from New York State Council on the Arts. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Hempstead Lake State Park Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required. Directions: From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn).

The Latin Madonna

At 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “Marisela Hernandez, known as Marisela, is a Mexican singer. In 1984, she recorded her first album at the age of 18, and continued to release albums into the 1990s. Known as the Latin Madonna, Marisela is a native of Los Angeles whose sexy outfits and blond hair contributed as much to her fame as her girlish vocal style. Marisela is one of very few singers who have managed to survive in the music business only by playing concerts in Mexican venues known as palenques. She will always remain a favorite in the hearts of her audience. She is now known as ‘La Dama de Hierro.’ To date, Marisela has recorded 14 albums.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $53 to $193. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Sunday with Survivors

Survivor Renée Silver will discuss her childhood experiences. (Holocaust Museum)

This Zoom program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be hosted by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, Description: “In this program, Survivor Renée Silver will share information about her family’s departure from the Saarland after its 1935 reunification with Germany, their arrest as enemy aliens and detention in the Gurs internment camp, her placement into hiding in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, and the family’s later reunification and escape over the Swiss border.” Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.

Middle Eastern Music

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents Amir Vahab and the Tanbour Institute at 3 p.m. Description: “The music of the Silk Road on the instruments (oud, ney and more) that are among the global highlights of the exhibition, played by an ensemble that is revered in music circles and led by one of the leading scholars and interpreters of Middle Eastern music.” Free for members, $20 Non-members. The museum is at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Learn more and register at www.nassaumuseum.org or call 516-484-9338.


Monday, February 14

Imagine Dragons

One of the top acts of the 2000s will take the UBS Arena stage at 7 p.m. With Grammy wins and multi-platinum sales, the band is supporting its latest album, Origins. Tickets start at $60. The UBS Arena is at 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.


Tuesday, February 15

Billie Eilesh

The 20-year-old pop phenom has been selling out arenas on her latest tour. Her accolades including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, one Guinness World Record, a Golden Globe Award, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two Brit Awards. She is the youngest artist in Grammy history and second overall to win all four general field categories—Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year—in the same year. Tickets start at $43.50. The UBS Arena is at 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.

Book Discussion: Presidents and Populism

Co-author Dr. William Howell will discuss his book Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy from 11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in a virtual lecture. Description: “Howell will reflect upon the rise of populism in American politics and its implications for presidential power, the capacity of government to solve public problems, and the need for institutional reform. He is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago, where he holds appointments in the Harris School, Department of Political Science, and College. Currently, he is the chair of the Department of Political Science, director of the Center for Effective Government, and co-host of Not Another Politics Podcast. Dr. Howell has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He currently is working on research projects on separation of powers issues, the origins of political authority, and the normative foundations of executive power.” Presented by Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs in conjunction with the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Center for Civic Engagement. Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be sent an email with zoom link prior to join event. Register here.


Wednesday, February 16

Target Rock Bird Walk

North Shore Audubon Society Wednesday leaderless walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge, 12 Target Rock Rd., Lloyd Harbor.

Women and Monsters

Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff in the monster classic. (Wikipedia Commons)

The Cinema Arts Center hosts this live Zoom lecture at 7 p.m. by costume designer and fashion historian Jolene Marie Richardson. Description: “Take a deeper look at the women and monsters of Universal Classic Horror. How costuming shapes our perception of these women and their status in 1930’s Hollywood, the idea of what it is to be ‘monstrous feminine.’ I will be taking you through Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), The Mummy (1932), and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). How these films laid the foundation for the future of horror movies, the places for women in the genre, and more. You can currently see Richardson’s work on The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs streaming now on Shudder. She is the creator of Hanging by a Thread blog, a closer look at the designers and horror threads that have shaken us to our core, and she is the co-host of the To Dye For! Podcast, a costuming in horror podcast through the feminist lens.” Cost is $10 for non-members. Get link at https://cinemaartscentre.org.

Book Club Discussion

The Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center (HMTC) Louis Posner Memorial Library Book Club will discuss Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower from 1 to 2 p.m. The novel tells the story of a member of the SS who seeks forgiveness on his deathbed from a concentration camp prisoner and the struggle the prisoner faces between compassion and justice, silence and truth. The HMTC is at 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. Register at www.hmtcli.org.

Social Media Phenom

At 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, hosts Trey Kennedy. Description: “The born and raised Oklahoman never expected to enter the entertainment industry. While attending college at Oklahoma State University, Trey found fame on the mobile app Vine, amassing more than 2.5 million followers. He was a top creator on the app for more than three years and, through this experience, discovered a passion for entertainment. Trey has now continued his social media success on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook where he has a combined 10+ million followers. He hopes to continue creating an array of entertaining content in order to deliver some joy where it’s needed. Trey is currently creating content and podcasts across his social media while traveling the road performing for sold out crowds everywhere.” Standard tickets start at $59. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Virtual Wellness

Join the Landmark on Main Street for another Wellness Wednesday featuring the author of Stepping Inside, Shaleen Makhijani-Shivdasani, aka “Serene Shaleen”. Description: “This one-hour event will share book highlights, self-care tips, easy tools to begin your spiritual practice and finish with a guided meditation. Stepping Inside is a daily inspirational journey of spiritual strengthening utilizing emotional growth. The thoughts and acronyms help you observe, reflect, and perhaps transform the reader’s way of thinking. The messages are positive, affirming, loving, and full of hope. Each day provides a morning and evening meditation designed to help you realize your true potential as a spiritual being having human characteristics. Let the readings inspire positive thinking. Let a path of positive thoughts lead you to positive words and actions. Visit http://www.sereneshaleen.com.Wellness Wednesdays is a part of Landmark’s signature Conversations from Main Street. Register at https://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Conversations in Coe Hall

The Planting Fields Foundation presents “Our Truth—The Power and Resilience of African Americans on the Gold Coast,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Description: “Led by Denise Evans-Sheppard, director of the Oyster Bay Historical Society, in honor of Black History Month. Denise will share the deep-rooted history of local African Americans and highlight their contributions to our North Shore community. This conversation will celebrate the resilience of African Americans and reveal the influence of Black culture on the history of the Gold Coast.” General admission is $25, students, $12. Planting Fields Arboretum is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Visit https://plantingfields.org/happenings.


Thursday, February 17

Book and Author

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a webinar from 6 to 7 p.m. with author Michael S. Neiberg on his book, When France Fell: The Vichy Crisis and the Fate of the Anglo-American Alliance. Description: “The award-winning author and historian will talk about his recent book, and discuss what FDR’s Secretary of War Henry Stimson claimed was the ‘most shocking single event’ of World War II. The book, which the Wall Street Journal described as a ‘mesmerizing account,’ takes the reader through the Nazi invasion and the subsequent decision by the United States to work with Vichy France despite its pro-Nazi tendencies. This program is held in conjunction with The Dolphin Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Port Washington since 1946.” Order the book at http://www.thedolphinbookshop.com. Register at www.hmtcli.org.

Whiskey Myers

Texas rockers take the stage at 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “Hit No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart with breakout third album Early Morning Shakes, which earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. The band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, Mud, which finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $39.50 to $59.50. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Virtual Brown Bag Lecture

A live talk via Zoom from 1 to 2 p.m. hosted by the Nassau County Museum of Art. Description: “Grab your lunch and join Museum Docent Riva Ettus in her popular lecture of the museum’s exhibition, ‘Songs Without Words: The Art of Music.’ Participants are invited to ask questions at the end of the program.” Free for members, $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this program. A zoom link will be shared by email to registrants within 24 hours prior to the start of the program. Virtual Programs are sponsored by the Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation. Register for Zoom link here.

Eye on Dance

At 7 p.m., the North Shore Historical Museum presents this one hour screening of clips from Eye on Dance, a dance television series that aired on PBS from 1981 to 2004. Recently designated “An Irreplaceable National Dance Treasure”, EOD celebrates dance’s irreverence, complexity and diversity through lively interviews and performance excerpts. Celia Ipotis, creator/producer/host of Eye on Dance, will narrate the clips and entertain questions at the end. Virtual only. Get link at https://northshorehistoricalmuseum.org/events.


Friday, February 18

Polish Philharmonic

The Tilles Center presents the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. The program includes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven: Symphony No. 5. Description: “The orchestra was founded in December 1944. Its beginnings go back to numerous chamber and solo concerts given by musicians who after World War II established ties within Poland. The repertoire and artistic considerations, as well as the joy of making music together, led to a premiere chamber music concert, held on Feb. 10, 1945 in the hall of the Music Society. This concert gave the impulse to extend the orchestra and a classical music gala was held on May 18 of the same year—which was at the same time the first symphony concert in postwar Poland.” Tickets from $40 to $80. Proof of vaccination and other COVID regulations apply. The venue is at 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office at 516-299-3100.

Howard Jones

The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, presents the English pop star at 8 p.m. Description: “The Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on electric piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltrey, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick, these shows deliver a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. These shows also provide the opportunity for the audience to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard’s beloved material as well as stories from his touring career.” Tickets $25 to $55. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Romare Bearden Part 3

The Hofstra University Museum of Art (HUMA) will host this virtual program from 3 to 4 p.m. The third in a series about the famous African American artist. Description: “HUMA is partnering with the EFA Robert Blackburn Studio for a virtual demonstration that explores Bearden’s printmaking process. The Studio will also explain the history of Blackburn and Bearden’s collaboration.” Admission is free. Advance registration is required.


Saturday, February 19

Jersey Shore On Long Island

“It’s Happening With Snooki and Joey” comes to the Paramount, 370 New York Av., Huntington, at 8 p.m. Description: “Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi from The Jersey Shore and her gay best friend and makeup artist, Joey Camasta, hosted their podcast “It’s Happening’ live for the first time on Looped to chit chat, play games, and get wasted on stage with their fans in real time. The iconic duo boarded the hot mess express for a long night ahead with plenty of Coppola wine by their side, and they kicked off the night with a game of guess the vocabulary, where they included a glossary on screen to decode their hilarious lingo for fans. They explained the backstory of some of their favorite catch phrases and words they’ve made up together during their friendship, which they continued to use in conversation throughout the show.” Tickets $25 to $49.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

The Price Is Right Live

At 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Road, Westbury. Description: “Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $12 million in cash and fabulous prizes we’ve given away. Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat. Generations of fans all across America have made The Price is Right Live™ the perfect family entertainment experience. And the next contestant might be you.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets start at $51. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their antics to the UBS Arena. (Wikepedia Commons CC BY 2.0)

Will entertain at 2 and 7 p.m. at the UBS Arena. Description: “The Harlem Globetrotters are worldwide icons, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters represent 90-plus years of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game. They have entertained more than 148 million fans in 123 countries and territories worldwide, introducing many to the sport of basketball. The team are pioneers in popularizing the slam dunk, the fast break, the forward and point guard positions, and the figure-eight weave. In 2010, the Globetrotters also introduced the first-ever 4-point shot, a shot located 30 feet from the basket – almost 7 feet beyond the NBA’s three-point arc. In 1948 and 1949, the Globetrotters stunned the world by twice defeating the world champion Minneapolis Lakers of the NBA. The Globetrotters were socially influential and quickly became recognized as the world’s best basketball team, showing that African-Americans could excel on a professional level. The victories over the Lakers accelerated the integration of the NBA, as Globetrotter Nathaniel ‘Sweetwater’ Clifton became the first African-American player to sign an NBA contract when he joined the famed New York Knicks in 1950.” Tickets start at $29. The UBS Arena is at 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.

Adelphi Does Sondheim

At 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Adelphi Performing Arts students sing a selection of popular Broadway show tunes as they celebrate the career of the late Stephen Sondheim. From West Side Story to Sunday in the Park with George to Company and more, the treasures of his career will come to life onstage in this popular musical revue. The Poole Family Broadway Series at the Adelphi PAC is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole.” Also on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. COVID restrictions apply. Tickets are $25/regular, $23/seniors 60-plus, $20/Adelphi alumni .Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Sailor’s Valentine Workshop

Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. at the the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Did you know that whalers often brought home a special souvenir for their loved ones called a Sailor’s Valentine? Identify different shells that inspired these beautiful works of art and design a Sailor’s Valentine for yourself or a loved one.” Admission plus $10/non-member participant. Register at https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.html or call 631-367-3418.

Camellia Festival

Spring comes early to Planting Fields with its Camellia Festival.(Beverly Buckley | Pixabay)

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “The festival takes place in the stunning Camellia greenhouse, which was a collaborative design between Lowell & Sargent and the Olmsted Brothers. Enjoy live musical performances as you take in the blooming glory of Camellia sinensis and learn from experts about its unique botanical history, ecological significance, and enduring charm. The festival continues inside Coe Hall where you and your family can enjoy a variety of activities from floral arrangement demos, watercolor crafting, face painting, and open house tours.” Admission to Greenhouse is free, but pre-registration for timed entry prior to arriving is required. Admission to Coe Hall is $15 for non-members. Register here.


Sunday, February 20

Backyard Birding Tour

From 9 to 10 a.m. at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “Tour the grounds of Planting Fields in partnership with the Theodore Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary and their expert guides. Spot and learn about local birds while helping scientists collect data during the National Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count.” Free, but register here.

James Hunter Six

James Hunter brings his band to the Landmark on Main Street. (Landmark on Main Street)

At 7 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Over the span of 30 years, he’s worked on the railway, busked in the streets of London, provided backup vocals and guitar for Van Morrison, played clubs and theaters all over the world, written scores of original songs, and recorded some of the most original and honest rhythm & soul albums of the last two decades. By 2006, Hunter was recognized with nominations for a GRAMMY® Award (‘Best Traditional Blues Album’ for People Gonna Talk (Rounder)) and an American Music Award (‘Best New/Emerging Artist’). He and his band then hit the road for a decade of extensive touring and recorded critically-acclaimed studio albums—The Hard Way (Hear Music), Minute by Minute (Fantasy), Hold On! (Daptone), Whatever it Takes (Daptone). By 2016, Mojo magazine had crowned him ‘The United Kingdom’s Greatest Soul Singer.’ The James Hunter Six are back with another sublime offering of no nonsense rhythm and blues. Recorded and produced by Bosco Mann, Nick of Time is a shining example of how a master songsmith can continually draw fresh water from a bottomless well.” Media Partner WFUV Public Radio. COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $39 to $49. Tickets at www. landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Kevin James

The Paramount Comedy Series presents the comic, with special guest Chris Roach, at 7 p.m. Description: “James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James also starred in and executive produced the sitcom Kevin Can Wait for Sony Television and CBS. His comedy specials have run on HBO and Netflix, and his movies include Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2, Zookeeper, and Here Comes The Boom. James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. He starred in the feature True Memoirs of an International Assassin for Netflix in 2016. In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House and the Hotel Transylvania franchise for Sony Pictures Animation.” Tickets $69.50 to $99.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Artist in the Gallery: Andrew Sendor

From 3 to 4 p.m. at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn. Free with admission. Description: “The magical realism of Andrew Sendor’s paintings stems from a cinematic approach to the subject of music. Join this innovative talent for insights into the translation of ideas between music and painting.” Register here.

Point Lookout Town Park Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required. Directions: From the Southern State Parkway, exit onto the Meadowbrook State Parkway south. Exit from the Meadowbrook at Loop Parkway (just before the Jones Beach toll booths) toward Point Lookout. The Loop Parkway ends west of Point Lookout at Lido Boulevard. Continue straight across Lido Boulevard into Point Lookout Park. Travel past the ticket booths and curve left into the very large parking lot on the south side of the park. Park in the southeast corner, closest to the private homes of the village of Point Lookout and the beach. We will walk east along the beach toward Jones Inlet. After returning to the parking lot, we will drive west on Lido Boulevard to Lido Beach Passive Nature Preserve on the north side of Lido Boulevard to walk through the bay marsh.


Ongoing

February Break for Art

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents three days of art making for families on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 22-24. Session 1 is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session 2: is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Manes Art & Education Center. Description: “Three days of art making inspired by the art on view in the museum’s current exhibition, ‘Songs Without Words: The Art of Music.’ A different project will be offered every day. Adults, become a member and save on your ticket price.” Tickets for each session are $20/adults, $10/children. COVID restrictions. Pre-registration is required. For inquiries about this program, email artclasses@nassaumuseum.org. Register here.

Another View of Hubble

At the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City. Description: “The Hubble Traveling Exhibit is a 2,200-square-foot exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several ‘satellite’ units that not only provide viewers with a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies but also feature Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Exhibit viewers will learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Observers will also get a glimpse into the various hurdles that Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite. The exhibit contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes, and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries.” Museum & Planetarium show combo is adults, $21, children (2-12)/seniors 62-plus, $19. Museum galleries only is adults, $16, children/seniors, $14. Planetarium show only, adults, $10, children/seniors, $9. Visit www.cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4066.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Hosted by the Planting Fields Arboretum from Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. to Monday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.Description: “This nationwide effort asks local communities to aid local bird populations by spending time outdoors, counting, and submitting findings. Your participation gives scientists the data they need to protect dwindling local species. Planting Fields’s 409 acres of protected land is perfect for spotting local birds, especially in the Carl F. Wedell Bird Sanctuary. While birding, also enjoy The Great Bird Blind Debate, featuring installations by the renowned artists Mark Dion and David Brooks. Birding guides will be available in our Visitor Center and Welcome Pavilion. Share your photos on social media using #PFBirdCount.” No registration required. Planting Fields Arboretum is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Musical presented by Theatre Three from Feb. 19 to March 26. Written and created by Roger Bean; musical arrangements by Brian William Baker; orchestrations by Michael Borth; vocal arrangements by Roger Bean and Brian William Baker. Description: “This blast-from-the-past musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with over two dozen classic ‘50’s and ‘60’s hits including ‘Lollipop,’ ‘Dream Lover,’ ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Wedding Bell Blues,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ and many more. It will keep you smiling in this cotton-candy colored trip down memory lane. Tickets are $35/adults, $28/seniors (65-plus) and students (13-plus) and $20/children (5-12). Theatre Three is at 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Visit https://theatrethree.com/ or call 631-928-9100.

Frozen Jr.

At the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Description: “When faced with danger, princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. This enchanting musical features all of the memorable songs from the hit Disney film and will thaw even the coldest heart.” Sundays of Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays of Feb. 19 and 26 at 11 a.m. All tickets $20. Get tickets at www.engemantheater.com or call the box office at 631-261-2900.

Royal Princess Party

Children’s show at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown. From Saturday, Feb. 19 to Saturday, Feb. 26 at various times each day. Description: “Once a year, our favorite princesses travel from their kingdoms to get together and celebrate their stories. This year, they chose the Royal Kingdom of Smithtown as their meeting spot. Join our Royal Historians as they guide us through meeting each of the princesses, teaching the morals behind each of their stories and singing along to their favorite songs. Be sure to wear your best princess attire—this is going to be one party you don’t want to miss! You’ll love this heartwarming celebration filled with stories, songs and special guests. Our special surprises and magical touches make this show a royal treat.” All tickets $16. Visit www.smithtownpac.org or call 631-724-3700.

Self-Serve Family Crafts

Through Feb. 28 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop. Free with admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors). Members free. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm or call 631-367-3418.

Star Quest

Through January Feb. 28 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. During gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “Calling brave explorers! Hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea. Solve puzzles to find your reward—a glittery star lantern you can decorate in our workshop to light your way home.” For ages 5-plus. ​Admission plus $10 per participant; members $5 per participant. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm or call 631-367-3418.

Art of the Dogon

From Feb. 8 through July 22 at the Hofstra University Museum of Art’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus on Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. Description: “Works by the Dogon people of Mali that are drawn from the museum’s extensive and highly regarded collection of African Art. The Dogon live in one of West Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, a row of cliffs known as the Bandiagara Escarpment, located in the central plateau region of Mali. Their complex mythology and sophisticated visual arts capture the imagination. The sculptures, masks, jewelry, and other works in the exhibition point to the significance of art in their daily life.” Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Admission is free.

Drawing Matters

Exhibit at the Hofstra University Museum of Art Emily Lowe Gallery through June 17. Description: “Drawing Matters explores the importance of drawing by hand in the current technological age where computer-aided design and photographic replication are so accessible. Cross-discipline by design, the exhibition includes drawings from the museum’s collection, botanical and scientific illustrations, and engineering and architectural drawings. The museum’s drawings range from the 18th to the 21st centuries and include a wide variety of styles from representational to abstract. The scientific illustrations will include taxonomic descriptions of species and how they are used in research and publication. Engineering and architectural sketches will be shown along with detailed plans, models, and/or photographs of completed projects.” Opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP required to 516-463-5672. Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus on Hempstead Turnpike.

Rock of Ages

At the John W. Engeman Theater through March 13. Description: “The five-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway musical smash tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day—and the music. The electric score features all your favorite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads, including ‘Every Rose has its Thorn, ‘I Wanna Know What Love is,’ ‘Here I Go Again,’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ and more.” Tickets are $75. Show time is 8 p.m. Saturday shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. the theater is at 250 Main St., Northport. Visit www.engemantheater.com or call 631-261-2900.

Landscape Master

The Heckscher Museum hosts “Richard Mayhew: Reinventing Landscape” through April 24. Description: “Born on Long Island in 1924, Richard Mayhew grew up in Amityville, where he formed a deep connection to the natural world. Featuring vibrant landscape paintings created over the last six decades, this exhibition places Mayhew’s paintings in the context of Long Island’s diverse cultural history. The show explores how the artist reinvented the genre of landscape painting to express his African American and Native American heritage. Mayhew uses evocative color and diffused form to convey emotion. He explains: ‘Desire, ambition, love, hate, fear—that’s my paintings.’” The museum is at 2 Prime Ave.,Huntington. Visit www.heckscher.org or call 631-380-3230.

Age of the Dinosaurs

Animatronic dinosaurs will be displayed at the Long Island Children’s Museum. (Contributed photo)

At the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Description: “Step back into the Mesozoic era and view dinosaurs in their natural habitats with the arrival of the Age of the Dinosaurs. Animatronic prehistoric creatures that look, move and make sounds as they did when they roamed the earth will be in residence at LICM through May 29. Visitors will have the chance to operate an animatronic T. rex using a remote control, discover fossils while digging through the sand, create their own fossil rubbings and take a photograph riding a Triceratops or inside the deadly jaws of a T. rex.” Check the calendar for free public programs that complement the exhibit experience throughout its run. Admission is $15, free for members. Visit www.licm.org or call 516-224-5800.

Intimate Apparel

Reggie Street as Esther Mills in Intimate Apparel for EastLine Theatre. (Photo by Danny Higgins)

Tickets are now available for the first show of The Eastline Theatre’s 2022 season, Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, presented weekends from Feb. 12 to 27. Directed by Sheilah Barksdale and Matt Rosenberg, the play is set in turn of the century New York City, and revolves around Esther, an African American seamstress blossoming into her own independence, woven with the story of her tender relationship with the Jewish man who sells her fabrics. The cast of Intimate Apparel features Brandon Jackson, Lee Kurfist, Magda Labonte-Blaise, Michelle Nielsen, Reggie Street and Elizabeth Tobio. Intimate Apparel will be performed at Lindenhurst’s BACCA Center, 149 North Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25, $20 for seniors. Get tickets at www.eastlinetheatre.org or call the box office at 516-749-5047.

Reggie Street as Esther Mills in Intimate Apparel for EastLine Theatre. (Photo by Danny Higgins)

Monster Trucks

At the UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Dates and times are Friday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. Description: “Monster Jam® is an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, these 12,000-pound monster trucks, including the legendary Grave Digger®, Megalodon®, El Toro Loco® and more push all limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donut and Racing competitions. Monster Jam also features breathtaking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. The Series Champion receives an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion. This is full-throttle family fun. The Official Monster Truck Series™ only at Monster Jam.” Tickets from $20 to $97. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.

 

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo is a journalist at Anton Media Group. With decades of experience in the industry, he is exceptionally equipped to cover local politics, business and other topics that matter to readers.

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