The adventures of the mythological Greek hero come to life in the BroadHollow Theatre's staging of 'Hercules" in Elmont.
Exhibits and more...
David Jacobs: Sight and Sound
An original exhibition of selected works from the prolific career of contemporary artist David Jacobs. Multiple aspects of his artistic sensibilities are conveyed through the sculpture on view, which date from 1959 to 1987. Through April 27. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
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.
Off the Wall: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection
An exhibition of the Heckscher’ sculptural holdings, providing a broad overview of sculptural practice in America. Representational and abstract works created throughout the 19th and 20th centuries are on view, including portraiture, allegory, nationalistic themes, anecdotal figures from daily life, and decorative work in traditional mediums. Through March 16. 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 “Captain Phillips,” the thriller based on the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean, Friday, Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m.; also “Baggage Claim,” a romantic comedy about a flight attendant determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, Tuesday, March 4, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “The Ultimate Life,” the sequel/prequel to “The Ultimate Gift,” exploring a family legacy, Friday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m.; Monday, March 3, 6:45 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Performance poet/activist James P. Wagner reads from his works, hosted by poet Peter V. Dugan, Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. With open mic. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Bring antiques and collectibles for an evaluation, with appraiser-author Judith Katz-Schwartz, Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
See “Blue Jasmine,” Woody’s Allen recent acclaimed film about a troubled New York socialite who travels to San Francisco to be with her sister, Tuesday, March 4, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “Lee Daniel’s The Butler,” the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades, Wednesday, March 5, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
See “Blue Jasmine,” Woody’s Allen recent acclaimed film about a troubled New York socialite, Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “The Life and Work of Hieronymus Bosch,” with art educator Ines Powell, Thursday, March 6, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Watch “Kon-Tiki,” the historical drama about the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition, Thursday, March 6, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.