Using mostly black and white portraits of people he photographed through the years, Levy transforms them into colorful, dynamic images, with bright and vivid colors. Through Feb. 25. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967. Five Centuries of Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection An exhibit that spans the breadth of Heckscher Museums Permanent Collection of paintings. On display are Old Master works, landscapes by European and American artists, a small selection of 17th-210th century portraits, and more. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250. Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction A retrospective that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Russian-American artist Esphyr Slobodkinas birth. Abstract paintings, whimsical sculptures, and works on paper are included. Opening Saturday, Jan. 10 through Mar. 22. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250. Robert Rauschenberg and His Contemporaries: Recent Prints from Universal Limited Art Editions An homage to the artist, who died in May 2008. The exhibit features examples from Rauschenbergs last print series, titled The Lotus Series, with imagery drawn from contemporary China, a favorite destination of the artist. Jasper Johns enigmatic style will be represented by many recent examples of his work. Two beautiful recent lithographs by Helen Frankenthaler will also be included . A photogravure by Chuck Close and a lithograph by James Rosenquist will be featured as well. Joining the work of these modern American masters will be cutting-edge graphics by other important artists. Opening Saturday, Jan. 10 through Apr. 5. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250. Sacred to the Memory: Photographs by Robert Reinhardt Explores the sacred ground in cemeteries of Scotland, where each site encompasses a unique slice of history, culture, religion, art and architecture. Through Feb. 6. Hofstra Universitys Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th floor, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum. White House Pets: Ambassadors at Large The exhibit looks at the many ways in which animals have been part of White House history. It incorporates 50 historic and contemporary images and cartoons of White House animals through the years from the magpie sent to Thomas Jefferson by the Lewis and Clark expedition, to George W. Bushs Scottish terrier Barney, who starred in his own web-cam series. Through January. The Old Orchard Museum, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 12 Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay. 922-4788 or www.nps.gov/sahi. Long Island Collects The outstanding holdings of several Long Island art collectors, are presented in this exhibit. The important art movements included are Impressionism (exemplified by Cezanne, Renoir and Pisarro), Modernism (exemplified by Picasso and de Chirico) and Post-War American Art (exemplified by Larry Rivers, Jim Dine and Cindy Sherman). Opening Sunday, Jan. 18. Through Mar. 15. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.com. Poetic Journey: Hudson River Paintings from the Grey Collection The Hudson River school paintings are featured in this exhibit, in conjunction with Long Island Collects, which marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudsons exploration of what came to be called the Hudson River. View works by masters of the genre such as Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, George Inness and John Frederick Kensett, among others. Opening Sunday, Jan. 18. Through Mar. 15. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.com. Theater/ Music American Chamber Ensemble's Elie Siegmeister Birthday Celebration: Elie at 100 American Chamber Ensemble celebrates Great Neck resident Elie Siegmeisters career, including selections from his chamber works, solo piano compositions, songs and movements from concertos (in versions for soloist and piano), Thursday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. The concert features the first public performances of Siegmeisters Trio for Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon, composed in 1928, and his Jewish Scherzo for Clarinet & Bassoon, composed in 1932 (and revised in 1944). Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor La., Massapequa Park. 799-0770 or www.jamesarts.com. Caught In the Net Written by Englands Neil Simon, this comedy finds a bigamist taxi driver with two unsuspecting wives whose two teenage children from each family meet online, Friday and Saturday, Jan.16-17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 2:30 p.m. $25, $23 seniors, $18 students, $14 under 16. BroadHollow Theatre Company Studio Theatre, 141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org. The Complete Works of Wilm Shkspr (abridged) A madcap play that strings together the entire Shakespeare canon, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m. $18 Friday and Sunday, $22 Saturday. Arena Players Second Stage Theatre, 294 Rte. 109, East Farmingdale. 293-0674. Crimes of the Heart Beth Henleys Pulitzer Prize-winning tragic comedy about the crises endured by three sisters, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m. $20, $16 seniors/students Fridays and Sundays. The Stage, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400. Evita The Tony Award-winning musical about the life of Argentinas Eva Peron, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 2:30 p.m. $25, $23 seniors, $18 students, $14 ages 16 and under. BroadHollow Theatre Company, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700. Political Notes The world premiere of a politically correct musical review, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. With musical selections from many popular shows, including Fiorello!, The Will Rogers Follies, Mr. President, Annie, Merrily We Roll Along, All American, First Lady Suite, Tintypes, Call Me Madam, and more. $25, $23 seniors 65+, $15 students, $10 children under 12. Hofstra Universitys Monroe Lecture Center Theater, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644. The Underpants Steve Martins wild satire adapted from the classic German play about a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when the wifes bloomers fall down in public, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m. $18 Friday and Sunday, $22 Saturday. Arena Players Main Stage Theatre, 296 Rte. 109, East Farmingdale. 293-0674. New York Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, the electrifying young Venezuelan conductor, conducts the NYP in a concert featuring virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman, Saturday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. $110, $82, $50 ($107, $79, $49 seniors). Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, C.W. Post Campus, Rte. 25A, Brookville. 299-3100 or (212) 307-4100 or www.ticketmaster.com. Family Aristocats Madames jealous butler, Edgar, catnaps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside in this production based on the beloved tale, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. Thomas OMalley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue. $10. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org. National Circus Project Come in to laugh, juggle and clown around with members of the National Circus Project, Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 and 3 p.m. Be amazed by their skills in balancing, juggling, plate spinning and more. For ages 3 and up. $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members), $8 for theater only. Long Island Childrens Museum, Museum Row., Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org. A Year With Frog And Toad A charming musical, set to a jazzy score, based on Arnold Lobels award-winning books, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. $9. The Stage, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.