This folktronica musician is the former lead singer of the now-defunct, Texas-based David Crowder Band, known for its incorporation of unconventional, often homemade instruments into its music. Not content on merely creating Christian rock with standard instruments and sounds, Crowder merged the realms of folk, alt-rock, bluegrass, electronic ambiance and worship, and will be elevating all those in attendance to some special, magical place as he unleashes new tunes from his solo debut Neon Steeple. Warming up the crowd are Capital Kings and Ellie Holcomb. Not to be missed. Read more about Crowder and his unique musical hybrids here Amen. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25- $55. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.
As a Brit-pop quartet that gained instant, international mainstream attention with their 2006 debut Inside In/Inside Out, their catchy upbeat tunes are crowd-pleaser ear candy, infectious among indie millennials and Gen-X grunge-o-phites alike. They’re touring to promote their fourth album, Listen, which was released just last month. Expect fast, insanely addictive numbers spanning pop, punk, Brit Invasion and even rap and reggae. These cats know how to rock! Not to be missed! Opening the show are Halsey & Priory. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.
Long Island goes country y’all when Martina McBride storms the stage belting out her smash hits “In My Daughter’s Eyes” and “Concrete Angel.” Is this blue-eyed beauty kicking up her boots for the guys? Maybe next time! “This One’s for the Girls!” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.
Hamptons International Film Festival
The 22nd annual installment of this ritzy film fest features Q&As critically acclaimed director Joel Schumacher, Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank, as well as Patricia Clarkson, Laura Dern and Mark Ruffalo. Making a splash will be Bill Murray, Julianne Moore, Richard Gere and other notable actors. The premiere film event on East End is an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world, with cash and in-kind prizes handed out totaling more than $190,000. The awards season continually validates their selections, as 2013 marked the fifth time in the last six years that a film at the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival on the East Coast with such a distinction. In those six years, films screened at the festival have received 150 Oscar nominations. hamptonsfilmfest.org Times, prices vary. Oct. 9-13.
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
Classical music aficionados are not to miss this performance by an internationally renowned concert pianist whose debut solo album, Oscillations, released just last year to critical acclaim. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Grace Auditorium, 1 Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. cshl.edu $20. 6 p.m. Oct. 10.
One of the oldest and purest of the Pink Floyd tribute bands based in America, The Machine has been playing on the Dark Side of the Moon since 1988 when New York-based musicians Tahrah Cohen and Joe Pascarell first started to think Pink. Now Cohen has been joined onstage by Adam Minkoff, Ryan Ball and Scott Chasolen. As Spin magazine put it, they sound “exactly” like the British band. These guys are devoted, delving into 16 albums of material to come up with the perfect playlist. They’ll play requests, too. Once they performed songs from A to Z, in order, and they’ve also done gigs accompanied by full symphony orchestras. As Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Diehl put it, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” No Wall is too high or too far for this foursome to top. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$52. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.
Tell us the truth: What are the songs you belt out the loudest in the privacy of your shower or the insulated interior of you car? We’re willing to bet they aren’t the high-brow classics you’d have us believe, but the cheesiest tunes of your awkward adolescence. I’m talking Journey. Songs like “Hooked on a Feeling.” Songs you will belt out at the top of your lungs in all of its cheesy splendor. Here to help you relive those memories is 45RPM. Always a great time, guaranteed! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $15- $25. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.
MTV’s Guy Code + Girl Code
One of countless amazing events from the ongoing, month-long Arts Alive LI super-celebration, get ready for a night of laughter and enlightenment as two of the MTV’s—yes it’s still around—most popular shows—Guy Code and Girl Code—join forces. Both shows offer crucial tips about manhood and womanhood, and in doing so, leave many of its viewers ROFL. Their live show will include stand up comedy, a panel discussion about important guy and girl “codes” and an audience Q&A. Guy Code bills itself as “the ultimate guy’s guide to the laws of manhood.” Admit it bros, you thought you knew it all. Well, prepare to be humbled. That goes for the girls, too. Tilles Center, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville. tillescenter.org. $23-$53. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.
This Bostonian funk and R&B quintet formed from former members of The Electric Collective have performed as a backing band to Slick Rick. Respect. 89 North, 89 North Ocean Ave. Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $15-$18. 7 p.m. Oct. 10.
Kill the Messenger
Long Island-born filmmaker Michael Cuesta (L.I.E.) and Academy Award-nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) lead an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, whose investigation revealed of the origins of the nation’s crack-cocaine epidemic and the CIA’s shocking involvement. Questa will appear for Q&A and reception following the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
Exploring Gesture & Color
Opening reception for exhibit of paintings by Lois V. Walker, who described her latest work as “concerned with color and gesture” to “explore its power to seduce with the visually active paintings.” Through Oct. 27. The Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org Free. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10.
This Grammy-nominated pianist has the rare ability to bring audiences back the Jazz Age with her equally rare, physically daunting skill at tickling the ivories, performing classics from the Great American Songbook, including those by Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. She also sings as beautifully as the sexy and sultry songstress truly is, gracing the stages sometimes with just her microphone to showcase her absolutely amazing voice (and letting someone else handle Steinway duties). Wild. Last year she released her first album, I Love Being Here With You, and even better yet, she lives in Sag Harbor, making this truly a very, very special Arts Alive LI event. Stick around to meet her after the show! Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. baystreet.org $45-$75. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.
The South Shore Symphony: The Classical Legacy of a Rock Star
Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky are among the great classical composers whose symphonies are kept alive through performances although their authors are long gone, thanks to the dedicated volunteer musicians of The South Shore Symphony. Celebrating its 30th season, this group—under the direction of conductor Scott Jackson Wiley—welcomes famed keyboardist Keith Emerson as a gust performer on the piano for their latest show, which is also an Arts Alive LI event. Molloy College, Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org $30-$55. 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.
Family Film Festival
Nothing better to keep the tikes occupied and bring the family together than magical characters, hilarious tales and learning about how it’s really laughter and friendship that makes the world go round (nothing really to do with gravity or centripetal and elliptical force at all, actually). Nine films in all, with a collective running time of 66 minutes. There are marmots, there are hedgehogs, cats and so much more! http://whbpac.org/pages/event_detail.php?event_id=838 The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach whbpac.org 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Oct. 11.
Jimmy Webb & Jane Monheit
Another amazing evening of music brought to you by Arts Alive LI and co-presented with Usdan Center for Creative and performing Arts, Webb, a critically acclaimed composer, and Monheit, an Usdan grad, combine forces to deliver this special, special show that is sure to win over music lovers across countless genres! Webb has authored some of the American Songbook’s most memorable and heartfelt numbers and is sure to perform such classics as “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Up, Up and Away.” Monheit stands as one of the greatest and most gifted modern jazz and cabaret vocalists of our time. This night is set to explode with magic! Wow! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org Premium: $52; Friends: $47; Standard: $47; Friends: $42. 8 p.m. Oct. 11
See Chazz Palminteri reprise the role that catapulted this actor, screenwriter and film producer to fame. In A Bronx Tale, the autobiographical play that debuted off-Broadway before Robert Deniro brought it to the silver screen, Palminteri tells the story of young “C,” the boy who witnessed (as Palminteri did as a child) a mob murder. This coming-of-age story touches on the father/son relationship, the burgeoning flares of racial tensions in the 60s, and la Cosa Nostra. Don’t miss this chance to see Palminteri’s live performance. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50- $99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.
Once upon a time frenzied female fans of Engelbert Humperdinck—and no, that’s not his real name—would toss their undergarments on stage as they swooned over this permanently popular English pop star. His hits “(Please) Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “After the Lovin’” and “A Man Without Love” render knees weak and make hearts flutter. Why? Because the Humpler is a big hunk of a loving man, that’s why. And if there’s any doubt about his having the chops, ask those he’s sung duets with, who range from Wynonna Judd to Johnny Mathis, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson and even Elton John. This guy gets around. Ask those who’ve bought more than 150 million of his records—63 gold and 24 platinum. Can you believe that Jimi Hendrix was once his opening act? Yeah, that must have been a mind-blowing experience for those concertgoers. And don’t forget that it was Humperdinck who influenced Elvis to don the sideburns and the flamboyant leather jumpsuits. Not bad for a young lad from Leicester born with the name Arnold George Dorsey who went on to become a living musical legend. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$74. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.
NY Funk Exchange
Brooklyn-based nine-piece NYFE describes its sound as a mix of old-school funk, jazz, soul, R&B, and is led by Serena’s strong, soulful vocals and the four-piece “Wall Street Horns” section. Their power and energy during each live performance leaves audiences begging for more. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $10. 10 p.m. Oct. 11.
New York Islanders Home Opener
It’s the last time Islanders fans can attend a home opener at The Old Barn before the Isles skate to their new home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, starting next hockey season. Puckheads would be wise to tailgate on the turnpike while they still can! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $40-$270. 7 p.m. Oct. 11.
Max Cavalera continues to push the limits as the lone, leading member of this ultra-heavy groove/thrash/death metal band since leaving Brazilian metal superstars Sepultura. With opening acts Black Water Rising, Westnyle and Fear of None. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $20. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
The ‘70s rock icon last month published his autobiography named for his biggest hit of the same name, Dream Weaver, which covers his rise to prominence as a singer and songwriter during the Golden Age of Rock and his journey alongside his close friend and initial spiritual mentor George Harrison. Aside from that classic, his set will include “Love is Alive,” “Really Wanna Know You” and his most recent release, “Connected.” In between songs Wright will weave passages from his autobiography over a slide show of never-before-seen photos and videos of him and George together, along with images spanning his career. The Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.
Long-haired lyrical maestro Bo Bice—the fourth season American Idol runner-up to Carrie Underwood—will be gracing LI with his tremendous talent. The Alabama-born rocker scored a Billboard #2 hit with his single “Inside Your Heaven.” As those in Alabama know, May 24th was officially declared Bo Bice Day in his home state. He has since joined Blood, Sweat, and Tears as lead vocalist, melding his gritty rock stylings with their mix of blues and jazz sounds. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $38. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.
Missed the last time Sublime with Rome came to town? Fear not. This tribute band has been touring for years, dedicated to the best of the ska superstars from the other Long Beach. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $15. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
A powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by filmmaker and former patient, Lucy Winer, who returns to the mental ward where she was committed as a 17-year-old in 1967. She will be in attendance for a Q&A to commemorate Mental Illness Awareness Week. Co-hosted by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 1 p.m. Oct. 12.
Boating with the Baymen
Part of the Arts Alive LI mega-celebration unfolding all this month across Long Island, this tour explores the traditions of fishermen and baymen, boat builders and bay house owners including the legendary Bob Doxsee of Doxsee Sea Clam in Point Lookout, boat builders Al Grover who broke the Guinness Book of World Records with his trans-Atlantic voyage in his Grover-built skiff, and Fred Scopinich, whose family built rum runners and navy boats. Other guests on the three-hour cruise will include bay house owner and boat builder John Remsen Sr., and Freeport baymen and fishermen Tony Sougstad and Joey Scavone. Miss Freeport, 85 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. longislandtraditions.org $40 adults, $20 kids under 16. 2 p.m. Oct. 12.
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Nine-time Grammy Award–winning music icon Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy Award–winning singer Lani Hall call their fall US concert tour “In the Mood,” and they’ll be making wonderful mood music at this intimate performace, another featured Arts Alive LI event. The couple will perform, in their unique way of presenting songs, from their new album In The Mood, set to be released this fall, in addition to songs from last year’s Grammy–winning album Steppin Out. Also, within the set will be a selection of Brasilian songs and a Tijuana Brass Medley. The New York Times has said, “They have it all – a contemporary look, infinite sound and sex appeal.” Their band, Michael Shapiro on drums, Hussain Jiffry on bass and Bill Cantos on keyboards, are simply magical music to the ears and heart and soul. Expect a jazz set sprinkled with Brazilian flavors and songbook favorites such as “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Moondance,” “Let’s Face the Music & Dance,” “Fever,” “La Vie en Rose,” a nostalgic Tijuana Brass medley and many others. Wowzler. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $38-$68 7 p.m. Oct. 12.
Led by the sonic assault of guitarist Myles Kennedy (who takes lead vocals in Slash’s new musical devastations), the rest of this Fla.-based quartet consists of the remnants of Creed. Will Myles break into tunes off Creed’s back catalog or some of Slash’s new inventions? Not sure. The gig will rock, regardless. With Special Guests California Breed & Like A Storm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$65. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.
Hailing from Mineola (Strong Island in the house, yo!), the comedian, writer, actor and producer is perhaps best known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS sitcom The King of Queens. Tonight is the chance to catch him all up-close-and-personal, unloading hilarious joke after joke after joke on his home turf. Not to be missed. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $56.50-$81.25. 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Oct. 12.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
The Bethpage-based Lustgarten Foundation, America’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research, hosts this fundraiser to support research to find a cure for the deadly disease. Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. curePC.org 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12.
The founding singer of thrash metal icons Anthrax will be signing copies of his memoir, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax. Will he bust into an impromptu version of his team up with LI’s own Public Enemy “Bring The Noise” in between autographs? Will Strong Island bad-boy Flavor Flav make a surprise visit to jazz this appearance up even more!? And if so, will the two then bust into the Long Island Press rap together!?!? One can only hope. Learn the lyrics to Flavor Flav’s Long Island Press-inspired rap here, then go teach it to your families. #messwiththepressandillpunchyouinthechest #t2 #ohio The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 6 p.m. Oct. 13.
Bowling For Books
Fundraiser to raise enough money to purchase electronic book readers for children who have extended stays in local hospitals. Most hospitals are unable to accept ‘gently used books’ due to dust and other allergens. E-book readers will help these children academically, but more importantly, the readers will truly engage their minds and provide a distraction from the doctors, tests, diagnoses, boredom and pain that come from living in a hospital. Wantagh Lanes, 1300 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. $20. 12 p.m. Oct. 13.
New York City’s longest-running short film exhibition returns to its roots with an evening of outstanding, world-class short films specially selected from top international film festivals, Oscar nominees, US festival “Best of Show” winners and global honorees, all in one sitting. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $12. 8 p.m. Oct. 14.
Ivan Simon Cary Elwes dropped his first names when he focused on his acting career. Born in England, he moved to the U.S. and studied drama at Sarah Lawrence College. He’s done off-Broadway plays and the fanatically popular television series The X-Files. But most people—young and old—will no doubt remember him as Westley, the handsome Zorro-like love interest in the perennial classic The Princess Bride. Directed by Rob Reiner, the 1987 romantic comedy also starred Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant and Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup. Mel Brooks dubbed Cary “the next Errol Flynn.” He certainly had a princely air about him. In real life, he can claim some distant royal roots to the Tudor’s King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Henry’s ill-fated wife who died in childbirth—at least she wasn’t beheaded. Cary met his own wife Lisa Marie Kurbikoff in 1991 at a chili cook-off in Malibu. Now he’s out promoting a book he co-wrote whose title borrows Westley’s trademark line, “As You Wish,” and includes “inconceivable tales” from the making of the hit film that was “not your average, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale,” as they promised in the trailer. Spoiler alert: The final kiss between Corey and Robin took six takes. They must have gotten it right, because even Pope John Paul II was a huge fan of the fantasy film that is one for the ages. This is a rare behind-the-scenes look at The Princess Bride from one of its stars. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 14.
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, Sylva Durres & Zack Tirana.