Comedian Ron Stroman brings his one-man show to Area Players Carriage House Theater.
Exhibits and more...
Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection
This rotating exhibition highlights a broad range of works by 19th and 20th century American and European artists from the Heckscher Museum’s Permanent Collection. Of particular interest is Étienne Berne-Bellecour’s monumental Embarkation Maneuver, 1882, which factually depicts the departure of a regiment of cuirassiers following the Franco-Prussian War. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
After ModernisM 2013: ‘AM’
A showcase of work by five contemporary artists. The exhibit features Nina Chanel Abney, Justin Craun, Wendell Gladstone, Erik Parks and Tom Sanford. Through Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, Second Floor Galleries, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhibition draws upon the Whitney’s extensive holdings of works by Alex Katz, one of America’s most honored living artists. It includes early landscapes and collages, as well as the enormous and brilliantly-colored portraits of family and friends. Through Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol: The Sequel
This sequel to Hofstra Museum’s early spring exhibit highlights photography by artists Danny Lyons and Andy Warhol, focusing on themes of gender and identity. The exhibit also includes works by Diane Arbus, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Maurer, and Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi. Through Sept. 15. 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 “Mud,” the coming-of-age drama involving two teenage boys in the Arkansas delta, with Matthew McConaughey, Friday, Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Host,” a sci-fi romance adapted from Stephanie Meyer’s novel of the same name, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Explore “Welcome to the Musee D’Orsay,” with art historian Louise Cella Caruso, Monday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Side Effects,” Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller about the consequences facing a young couple due to the side effects of the wife’s medication, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Silver Linings Playbook,” the acclaimed romantic comedy-drama about a man with bipolar disorder attempting to get his life back on track, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
At the Movies
View “Identity Thief,” the comedy about a mild-mannered man and the woman who steals his identity, Thursday, Aug. 29, 1 and 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
See “Les Miserables,” the epic musical drama based on the award-winning musical, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.