Do This: Long Island Events October 2-8

The Bangles
The Bangles are coming to Long Island (ABC)

Ron Perlman
You fell in love with him as Vincent in Beauty and The Beast. You were mesmerized by him as Hellboy. If you close your eyes, you might recognize his voice as the Stabbington Brothers from Disney’s Tangled and the narrator from the television series 1000 Ways to Die. Not sure whether you love or hate him as Clarence “Clay” Morrow, the leader of the notoriously violent motorcycle/gun running club on FX’s Sons of Anarchy (we’re talking about his character, not Perlman’s stellar portrayal)? He can be a cruel bastard, can’t he!? Head on down and find out just how charming the man behind all these characters truly is in real life, as this renaissance actor signs his new book, Easy Street (The Hard Way). The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

Catchy tunes from this up-and-coming Maryland-based pop rock/reggae/ska quartet will bring some good vibes. Warming up the crowd are Nonstop to Cairo and Offshore Regulars. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $18. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2.

Inside the Studio
Opening for an exhibit showcasing the work of the gallery’s teachers and students, celebrating the creativity and achievements of the ArtVentures program. Through Oct. 10. Gallery North, 90 North Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org Free. 5 p.m. Oct. 2.

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Beats & Eats
The launch of an upscale weekly Thursday night party featuring DJ Chef, Long Beach resient and winner of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, who cooks while he spins the 1s and 2s. He’ll be joined by a different celebrity chef each week. Revel Restaurant, 835 Franklin Ave., Garden City. revelrestaurant.com Free. 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

African American Film Festival
“Raise Your Voice”, the 9th Annual African-American Film Festival, is a celebration of the artistry of black filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers featuring a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought-provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word. An evening of spoken word and jazz will be held Friday night. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. southamptonafricanamericanmuseum.org Times and prices vary. Oct. 2-5.

The Bangles
There is no reason to walk like a Long Islander when you can walk like an Egyptian! These sexy songstresses still craft catchy, timeless tunes decades after conquering the ’80s airwaves with such ear candy classics as “Walk Like An Egyptian,” “Manic Monday” and the monster hit “Eternal Flame” (which was inspired by a trip these vixens took to Graceland). Will they rip through each and every of their most popular numbers during their set down at The Boultler? Yes. Will they melt the hearts of all the men in the audience. Yes. Will they absolutely rock!? Hells yes! Will Susanna Hoffs run off with the lowly music freak Zack Tirana after this gig? Most absolutely, definitely, definitively not. Still bring your lighters, though, for you know which song. The Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $65. 8 p.m. Oct. 3.

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Art and Craft
The opening of this independent film that takes an intimate and touching look at the life and incredible talent of con-artist Mark Landis, one of America’s most prolific and notorious art forgers. His 30-year career of impersonating different “characters,” in order to gain the trust of art professionals and convince them to accept his donated forgeries, is juxtaposed with the story of tenacious former art registrar Matthew Leininger—one of Landis’ victims—and his personal obsession with trying to stop Landis. Sag Harbor Cinema, 90 Main St., Sag Harbor. artandcraftfilm.com 6 p.m., Oct. 3.

Hip Hop Legends of the Fall

Hip Hop Legends of The Fall
A trip down ‘90s rap memory lane with Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$100.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

Shilelagh Law
A band that embodies all that is New York Irish music: old songs, new songs, jigs, reels, dancing, weeping, lots of laughter, plenty of drinks and the inevitable visit to the local diner at 5a.m. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $15. 9 p.m. Oct. 4.


The Brooklyn Bridge Band
Long Island Music Hall of Famers and diehard rock and rollers TBBB (or B-cubed, as they say in the newsroom) will be delivering their legendary heartfelt hits “Sixteen Candles” and “The Worst That Could Happen,” along with other gems from their seemingly endless, four decades-plus career creating addictive melodies and seamless, ever-flowing harmonies. The late, great Johnny Maestro, we’re sure, will be singing along from the clouds, smiling. What a great band. What an unforgettable night. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45. 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

Chili Festival
Dust off the cowboy boots, giant cowboy hat and wash off your chili spoon. It’s chili time. Participating restaurants include Park Place, Shackleton’s, Dee dee’s Luncheonette, Tulip’s catering, Murphy’s Bar and Grill. Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. nyra.com/Belmont $10 1 p.m. Oct. 4.

Voices of Opera: A Soulful Celebration
Five world-renown African-American Opera artists, including Audrey DuBois Harris, Robert Mack, Lucia Bradford Wiggins, Brandie Sutton, and Michael Preacely, offer masterfully-executed performances usually only found in New York City. Zion Cathedral, 312 Grand Ave., Freeport. Cedarmore.org $30, $15 students under 18. 7 p.m. Oct. 4.

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Exhibit Opening
Three new art exhibits will open on the same day at this gallery. Richard Anello of Melville displays Places to Go–People to See, Vague Polemics in Electro-Shamanism. Kate Kelly of Northport shows Through the Looking Glass. Aand the Abundance is a members show. b. j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St, Huntington. bjspokegallery.com Free. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4.  

Nikola Tesla

Tower to the People
This much-anticipated documentary on Nikola Tesla, directed by the award-winning filmmaker Joseph Sikorski, will be shown at hotel where the visionary inventor spent his last days. It promises to explore the untold mysteries of the tunnels at Wardenclyffe, the laboratory in Shoreham, from where he hoped to supply free energy to the world—until his main backer, J.P. Morgan, pulled the plug. Today, all that remains at Wardenclyffe is the original building designed by the famous American architect Stanford White, but someday it will become the permanent home of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, a nonprofit group that helped save the property from destruction. The New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave., Manhattan. teslasdream.com $15. 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

Click here to read more about Nikola Tesla’s time on Long Island

The Wiggles
Born from a Masters Ed. project in their native Australia, the children’s pop supergroup The Wiggles will drive their iconic big red car to bring “Fruit Salad (Yummy Yummy)” and “Hot Potato” to LI’s toddler set (and those young at heart). Perhaps the most popular children’s music group in the world, these colorful, uber-musical Aussies will be a’singin’ and a’wigglin’ into the hearts and imaginations of all the wee tikes and parents in the audience and are bound to deliver a wigglin’ fantastic performance that will have concertgoers young and old a’boppin’ and a’wigglin’ along, and long after the gig. So wiggle on down to this mega-fun gig and experience for yourself what all the wigglin’ fuss is about! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$41.50. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Oct. 5.

Pops in Patchogue
Long Island-based performers, the Atlantic Wind Symphony, will present its “Pops in Patchogue” concert series at the Patchogue Theatre as part of the Arts Alive LI program. The Sunday performance, called “Made in America,” features compositions written by American composers. On the bill are Alfred Reeds’ “El Camino Real,” Clinton Williams’ “Symphonic Suite,” and Frank Tichellis’ “Apollo Unleashed from Symphony No. 2.” They also promise to play a number of concert band favorites. The Atlantic Wind Symphony, LI’s oldest fully professional concert band, gets partial funding from Suffolk County and the New York State Council on the Arts. As they say, they’ve been making wind music at its finest since 1968. The symphony made its Carnegie Hall debut in 1998, and has been making beautiful music in performance spaces around the Island ever since. It participated in the “Sousa Salutes Our Armed Forces” concert at the Patchogue Theatre on November 2013 and at the “Honor Our Hometown Heroes” show at Heckscher Park in July of this year. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com Tickets: $7. 3 p.m. October 5

Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert Morgan
The Rogers Mansion in Southampton Village is hosting an exhibit that showcases the dean of society photographers, Bert Morgan, who spent many a summer weekend chronicling the idle pursuits of the rich and famous in the Hamptons. His photographs of the young Jacqueline Bouvier, later Kennedy, as she competed in a local horse show as a little girl were among the 500 photos he took of just her and her family alone. But there’s more to his work than that. Morgan’s career spanned more than half a century after he got his start syndicating photographs for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. By the 1930s, he’d gained a reputation as a prominent high society photographer, whose photographs ran in The Social Spectator, Vogue, Vanity Fair and Town and Country. This show, culled from thousands of negatives and part of the Arts Alive LI celebration, focuses on three key decades. He gained access to the “Social Set” at their exclusive clubs and private parties, which put the South Fork on the map. Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Admission: $4; Free for members and children. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through October 18

Deconstructing the Sayre Barn: Photographs by Ulf Skogsbergh
Another interesting exhibit part of the Arts Alive LI program at the Southampton Historical Society’s Rogers Mansion are highly detailed oversize photographs of what photographer Ulf Skogsbergh found to be the most fascinating phase of the reconstruction of the Society’s Sayre Barn: its deconstruction. As the Sayre Barn was being dismantled, its skeleton was revealed, letting the tools of another age come to light out of the shadows of the past. With his keen eye, Skogsbergh reexamined these structural elements, showing their sculptural beauty and their simple utility, and chronicling the passage of time. With his engineer’s training and artist’s eye, Skogsbergh used photography’s most advanced techniques to uncover time-worn methods that created this edifice. And thanks to his approach, he has recreated a stunning four-by-15-foot, 360-degree panorama of the Sayre Barn to recapture it, as he puts it, “before anything really happened.” His work ranges from a stunning shot of the starry sky through the barn’s rafters to a stark portrait of an old wooden plow, as he takes this rare opportunity to reexamine design imperatives of an earlier age and how we got where we are today. Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Admission: $4; Free for members and children. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through October 18

RELATED: For more Arts Alive LI events for the month of October, click here

Where I Need to Go
Alexandra Brodsky will screen brand new selections from her documentary-in-progress. All donations will go toward the completion of the film—a wonderfully intimate portrait of her father Stan Brodsky, the celebrated Long Island painterThere will also be a Q & A with the filmmaker and Stan Brodsky. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20. 4 p.m. Oct. 5.

Click here to read about George Washington’s time on Long Island

Sagtikos Manor
Sagtikos Manor (Spencer Rumsey/Long Island Press)

Sagtikos Manor Fall Festival
You won’t catch Gen. George Washington at Sagtikos Manor but you may see men dressed like him as the oldest house in the Town of Islip hosts its annual Fall Festival this Sunday. The theme of the celebration is recapturing colonial life from the 1700s. As countless generations of Long Island school kids know well—if they were paying attention in class—the father of our country not only set foot at the manor but he actually did sleep there when he took his tour of the Island in April 1790. Washington was offered the best bedroom in the house but he declined since one of its previous occupants had been his arch enemy, British Gen. Sir Henry Clinton. Instead, Washington slept in the bedroom across the hall. The manor, which dates back to the site’s original purchase from the Secatgoue Indians in 1692 by Stephanus Van Cortlandt, still has many rooms that Washington would recognize and many more that he would not. The final addition was added in 1902 with Belle Epoque touches designed by the well-known architect Isaac Green. On Sunday members of the 3rd New York Regiment, first organized in 1775, will perform Continental Army maneuvers, come rain or shine. Along with the Colonial-era theme will be demonstrations of surgical procedures and remedies from this period long before antibiotics, along with arts and crafts for children, old-fashioned games and other activities intended to make history come alive, including demonstrations of colonial domestic practices, Olde English Country dancing and a puppet show. The manor itself, which includes three centuries under its roof, will be open for self-guided tours starting at noon. On the grounds north of the manor will be a tour of the family cemetery, where members of the Thompson-Gardiner family rest in peace surrounded by a unique wrought-iron fence that has stood the test of time for more than 100 years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the manor is run by the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society under the auspices of the Suffolk County Parks Department. Sagtikos Manor is about half a mile east from the Robert Moses Causeway. Take Exit RM 2E onto Rt. 27A, the Montauk Highway, in Bay Shore—and the entrance is on the left just across from Gardiner County Park, which was once part of the estate. For more information, call 631-321-6809 or go to sagtikosmanor.com Fall Festival admission: $7, which is all-inclusive. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 5

Limp Bizkit
Talk about “endless slaughter,” that’s the feeling you get in your gut when Limp Bizkut weighs in on you with all their super heavy brand of “American nu metal.” Their inimitable lineup is Fred Durst on vocals, Wes Borland on guitars, Sam Rivers on bass and John Otto on drums. As die-hard fans know, these guys are always “ready to go,” unless they get run over first by a “Stampede of the Disco Elephants”—their much anticipated new album—but they don’t fret it. They like to “break stuff.” That’s the “unquestionable truth” although sometimes “results may vary” and sometimes Fred gets a pie in the eye when he would probably prefer a “chocolate starfish and hot dog flavored water.” Keep it raw, dudes. With Special Guests Machine Gun Kelly & Blvck Ceiling. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $34.50-$59.50. 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

The Wonder Years
This Philadelphia pop/punk/emo sextet is not to be confused with the TV show of the same name. Opening the show are The Story So Far, Modern Baseball and Gnarwolves. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20. 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

Exploring the unique courage and character it takes to challenge unethical behavior from within the American national security establishment, Silenced, through its vivid characters, offers a provocative critique of the U.S. government and its draconian response to what many Americans might see as courageous whistle-blowing. Theater Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. portjeffdocumentaryseries.com $7. 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

WMGA Golf Classic
Best-ball-of-four tournament for men and women with a USGA handicap index, plus a 50/50 raffle and a chance to win a one-year car lease with a hole-in-one. Event follows brunch from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and prizes follow the event from 5-7 p.m. The Creek, 1 Horse Hollow Rd., Locust Valley. creek.net $550. 12 p.m. Oct. 6.

Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying
Depicting the lives of the rural isolated Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, this documentary focuses on the devastation in which the Sioux Nation children are forced to live while also exploring the history, spirituality and values of the indigenous Sioux tribe. Filmmaker Leslye Abbey will appear for Q&A following the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. Oct. 7.

Pink Pumpkin Patch
All pumpkins for sale will be painted pink and bedazzled in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during this fundraiser benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Theodore Roosevelt Nassau County Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola. firstcompanypink.com Pay per pumpkin. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 8.

First (And Probably Last) Annual Long Island Feline Film and Video Festival for Humans
It’ll have all of the elements of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, but with one distinct advantage over its storied predecessors: we show cat videos! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Chuck Close: Close Up
As part of the Arts Alive LI program, now through November 9, the Nassau County Museum of Art is running a 28-minute film, “Chuck Close: Close Up,” about the brilliant contemporary American artist renowned for his highly inventive technique of portraying the human face. He’s best known for his large-scale, photo-based realist portraits whose oversized, closely cropped renderings are emblazoned with brilliantly colored squares and circles, or other designs that melt into abstraction when they’re viewed up close but resolve into full-blown realistic images when they’re viewed from afar. His life story is also one of motivation and determination triumphing over adversity because he was born with learning disabilities and later became paralyzed as an adult. But that didn’t stop him from earning a reputation as one of the 20th century’s top artists. He taught himself to paint using a brush-holding device strapped to his wrist and forearm, according to Pace Gallery, which has represented him since 1977. Recently President Obama appointed Close to serve on The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The film is free with museum admission; reservations aren’t needed, it’s on a first come, first seated basis. The documentary film accompanies the exhibit called, “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism,” which features Close’s work along with Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber and a host of other contemporary artists. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. nassaumuseum.org Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (62+) $8; Students $4; Children (4-12) $4; Museum Members Free. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Through November 9

Check out these and more Arts Alive LI exhibits and events at artsaliveli.org

Power, Politics, and War: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Huntington’s Heckscher Museum of Art highlights the significance of George Grosz’s “Eclipse of the Sun” as a scathing critique of the corrupt Weimar government in 1920s’ Berlin by placing the painting in the context of other works from the museum’s permanent collection that depict power, politics, and military aggression. Grosz, perhaps one of the more famous German artists living in exile, escaped Nazi Germany and landed in New York, eventually residing in Bayside. Here, his work is accompanied by paintings about the American Revolution and the birth of America by Alonzo Chappel, a piece on the Franco-Prussian War by Etienne Berne-Bellecour, and photographs from World War II taken by the Russian photographer Mark Markov-Grinberg. “Eclipse of the Sun” will be included in an upcoming exhibition, “New Realities and Neue Sachlichkeit: Modern German Art during the Weimar Republic,” that will be held later next year at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s on display as part of the Arts Alive LI celebration at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. heckscher.org Check website for admission rates. Through November 23

Richard Gachot’s America
For more than 35 years, Richard Gachot, who lives in Old Westbury, has turned objects found at Long Island beaches, in curbside trash bins, abandoned in attics and discarded in basements into witty sculptures that take on a life of their own. His creations draw upon humor, social commentary and imaginative repurposing of everyday objects to the delight of countless viewers. His method is much more metaphysical than simply recycling. For example, “Miss Liberty (Bardholdi)” is a 1992 carved-wood and metal parts sculpture with a whimsical touch. His 1985 painted wood carving, “Fishing Party, Shelter Island,” shows three comical fishermen about to be knocked overboard by a large silver spotted fish. “Election Devil” is an overtly political sculpture of a recognizable Satanic figure made of discarded metal, painted wood and found objects—his face looks like a red coffee can, and his stomach looks like a miniature TV screen—who is wearing campaign buttons that say “Vote Devil Row D” and “No Taxes.” This exhibition honors Gachot, now 81, for a lifetime of aesthetic achievement. Part of the Arts Alive LI celebration at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. heckscher.org Check website for admission rates. Through November 23

—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tirana

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