Wanda Sykes appears at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday.
Exhibits and more...
AftermodernisM Spring 2014
This exhibition illustrates a broad range of styles spanning non-objective abstraction. Featured artists include Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Don Resnick: Essence of Place
An exhibition showcasing Don Resnick’s landscape paintings, drawings, and watercolors, highlighting the artist’s interest in and commitment to preserving the natural environment. Through Aug. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
The imagery of fête champêtre — outdoor entertainments and garden parties — is explored through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts. Works by a range of artists are represented. Through July 6. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum’s reopened exhibit features varied species of bats, including a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other exhibits include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.
Picture Perfect: Selections From the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales contrast evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections
An exhibit of ethnographic artworks and objects created by the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific, including ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects. Through Aug. 29. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Using the Lessons of the Holocaust to Teach Tolerance
A contextualized history that explains the 1920s’ increase of intolerance, reduction of human rights, and lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
See “Grudge Match,” the sports comedy starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as aging boxers stepping into the ring for one last bout, Friday, June 13, 2:30 p.m.; also “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” the biopic about Nelson Mandela’s life from childhood through his inauguration as South African president, Tuesday, June 17, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See the 2014 Best Picture winner “12 Years A Slave,” Friday, June 13, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Examine “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” the subject of this year’s Costume Institute exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with art historian Vivian Gordon, Thursday, June 19, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Much Ado About Nothing,” the modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Thursday, June 19, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.