Do This: Long Island Events October 30 – November 5

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ephemeral: Unraveling HistoryCan art define the transitory? That is the question posed by this Ephemeral exhibition, an annual event exploring the instability inherent in the existence of the fleeting and the temporary. For this year’s show, part of the month-long Arts Alive LI celebration, participating artists examine how historical narratives change when told from the vantage point of other, often overlooked, perspectives. Included in the show are Kara Walker, William Kentridge, Duke Riley, Lynne Allen, Ken Gonzales-Day, Skylar Fein, Sarah Peters, Patricia Olynyk, Maureen Cummins and Monica Chulewicz. Some of these artists wholly rethink history or engage in a dialogue with historical figures. Others consider the unreliable nature of memory and its impact on our perception of reality. In this way, the fluid, the unfixed and the ephemeral character of history comes under scrutiny. Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, 1 South Ave., Garden City. Free. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 5.Harvey by Mary ChaseThis classic comedy—immortalized on film with Jimmy Stewart in the lead role—recounts the comic confusion created in the community by the unique comradeship forged between Elwood P. Dowd and a 6-foot-6 rabbit that is invisible to everyone but him. The American playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945. Presented by the Hampton Theatre Company, this performance is directed by Diana Marbury with Matthew Conlon as Harvey’s one and only enabler. Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Ave., Quogue, $15 adults, $10 students under 21. 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Nightmare on Main Street Nearly 40 works of talented Long Island student artists in grades K-12 will be on exhibit through Nov. 10 following this opening reception. Now painting and teaching in Islip, Kevin McEvoy, who’s studied art in Santiago, Chile and Florence, Italy, is the juror. He’ll pick two Best in Show winners, one in the senior division (grades 9-12) and one in the junior division (grades K-8), and award each winner a $50 prize at the exhibit’s debut. Art-party-goers are encouraged to show up in costume at the reception. The exhibit, part of the ongoing mega-arts celebration that is Arts Alive LI, is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 30.Funkin’ A Album Release PartyCop the latest album full of catchy tunes from his groovy, eight-piece soulful act. Warming up the dance floor is Patchogue’s own Soundswell and the like-minded jammers of Jellyband. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. $5. 7 p.m. Oct. 30.Check out many more Halloween Haunted Houses frightening Long Islanders from Elmont to Montauk HERE!Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse“Haunted house” and “professional theatre” come under the same roof thanks to this talented company assembled for this special Halloween performance. “Ever get stuck in a nightmare?” asks Michael Baker, the haunt director of Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse. “Don’t die in that nightmare or you might end up here.”  These folks have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears—emphasis on fake blood—into their top-notch fright night festival. Come see for yourself—if you dare. The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. $25-$35. 7 p.m. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Jim GaffiganThis hysterical funnyman has four cable television specials including Mr. Universe, Beyond the Pale and King Baby to his name. The fourth, Obsessed debuted this past spring on Comedy Central. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Dad Is Fat and has just published Food: A Love Story. He has appeared in a number of comedies and dramas including Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, Law and Order and Bored to Death. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Food: A Love Story, which is also the name of his tour. Don’t miss this gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $75. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Sandro RussoFor those opting out of Halloween, there’s this Italian concert pianist, whose repertoire comprises well-known masterpieces of all periods as well as more obscure and challenging works. Definitely more of a treat than a trick, and definitely worth checking out. Parish Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill. $10 members, $20 public. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.ElementsA reception for the fine art images by top local photographers who captured breathtaking snapshots of earth, fire, water and air. Who would have known photographs could move the human spirit so much? Experience it for yourself. Amazing. Long Island Photography, 467 Main St., Islip. Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.MastodonThis Georgia-based sludge metal quartet is a fitting way to rock out on Halloween. Warming up the crowd are Gojira and Kvelertak. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $29.50-$60. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.Todd RundgrenThis multi-talented songwriter and producer is touring to promote the release of his new LP, Something/Anything? But, don’t worry, he’ll still play his classic hits, including “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Oct. 31.  Lost in YonkersNeil Simon’s poignant comedy about two brothers stuck in a nutty household in an unfamiliar neighborhood as America girds for World War II gets the Bare Bones Theater treatment at Northport’s community playhouse. The play won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award in 1991. Tears and laughter abound. This production is directed by Jeff Bennett. Bare Bones Theater Co., 57 Main St., Northport. $25 adults, $15 students, kids under 15 free. 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Edgar Allen Poe FestivalIf the bard from Baltimore ever haunted Riverhead in the days of yesteryear is a mystery but the place will go stark “Raven” mad about him come Halloween. In fact, the Edgar Allan Poe Festival, hosted by the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Riverhead Business Improvement District, promises to be Long Island’s largest “spooktacular” event. For three days, beginning Oct. 31 and ending Nov. 2, the streets and shops along Main Street will be taken over by street performers portraying Edgar Allan Poe plus embodying many of his infamous literary characters who promise to step off the pages of his frightful fiction to take shape right before your eyes: there’s Lenore, “the rare and radiant maiden” in The Raven; Roderick Usher (whose house takes a fall); Prince Propsero (the ill-fated host of The Masque of the Red Death); “the noble Fortunato,” whose unbridled taste for wine led to his demise at the hands of the vengeful Montresor in The Cask of Amontillado; the wind-struck maiden who lived and died by the sea, Annabelle Lee; and the eccentric sleuth, C. Auguste Dupin, who solved The Murders in the Rue Morgue. You want to rub shoulders with “things that go bump in the night”? Then come to Riverhead Halloween weekend as part of the Arts Alive LI festivities and have a boo-tiful time. Perhaps the streets will ring with “so strange a noise” that would put a grim smile on Poe himself. Riverhead, Main Street. Free. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 31, 12-6 p.m. Nov. 1, 2.Reflections from the Small WoodsLife bends the human heart, stretching both emotion and time into one, un-ending song. How deeply art can transcend it all. How beautifully it can mend the soul. An opening reception for an exhibit of colorful paintings by Cindy Shechter, these kaleidoscopic vision must be experienced firsthand to be believed, and then treasured. Wow. B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Nov. 1.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Mark LundholmComedy possesses the ability to raise the human spirit and usher in light to an otherwise dark place. Lundholm will be utilizing his exceptional, hilarious gift, to do just this, and so much more. This comic hosts a show benefiting the effort to help maintain Dr. Bob’s House, the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous. Come and celebrate in the joys that comedy can unleash. Come rejoice in Lundholm’s transformative talents. You’ll be laughing for weeks. Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton. $25. 7 p.m. Nov. 1.Monsters of Freestyle Halloween BallDance away Halloween with all the best Freestyle, including Lisa Lisa of Cult Jam fame who sings “Can You Feel The Beat;” Shannon, who’s biggest hit was “Let the Music Play;” Rob Base, who’s best known for “It Takes Two” and many more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Get the Led OutBilled as the American Led Zeppelin, Philadelphia cover band Get the Led Out rocks out like Plant, Page, Bonham and Jones. Fresh from California on a cross-country tour, GTLO promises studio overdub tracks from “The Mighty Zep” that fans would never hear in concert. Blasting out Zep’s “Dazed and Confused,” “Starway to Heaven” and “Ramble On,” this gig is sure earn this awesome cover band a whole lotta Long Island love. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Suzanne VegaEclectic folk goddess Suzanne Vega hits Long Island to sing her ‘90s hits “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner.” Her captivating storytelling to he strums of her acoustic guitar has earned her a loyal following. Fun fact: “Tom’s Diner,” recently sampled by Fall Out Boy on their new single “Centuries,” was set at Tom’s Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City – the same diner the Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer frequented on Seinfeld. Have you visited there yet? They’ve got killer grilled cheese sandwiches, chickn Parm heros, and milkshakes to die for. Trust us! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $30-$50. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Amber FerrariDuring the first half of her show, this powerhouse and will perform the music of some of her favorite artists, such as Jefferson Airplane, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox and others, along with her own original music. During the second half of her show, when she steps out on stage dressed as Janis Joplin, audience members will feel as if they have stepped back in time. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $20-$48. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Meghann Wright“A rocker with the spirit of Joplin and the heart of a poet,” raves Crave Online, this Brooklyn-based indie guitarist/songstress will sing her way into your heart with songs from her self-titled EP in one of her last local shows before she hits the road on her Good Times With Bad People Tour. With folk-rock band The Green Gallows. Brickhouse Brewery, 67 West Main St., Patchogue. Free. 10 p.m. Nov. 1.Vengence FestMore New York hardcore bands than could play in a one day, plus a special guest to be announced. Bands include Indecision, Tripface, Turnstile, Foundation and many more. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $27, $30 DOS. 2 p.m. Nov. 1, 2. Check out all the crazy, fun and scary Halloween Parties wowing costumed ghouls all across Long Island!Chocolate FestivalFrom cookies to cakes, fudge and candies, this uber-chocofest features scores of vendors offering free samples of their delicious confections, which are also for sale. How sweet it is! Long Island Sports Complex, 246 N Main St., Sayville. $10. 11 a.m. Nov. 2.Claus Boesser-FerrariThe world-renown German jazz guitar virtuoso will come to LI for his only live performance in the nation this year to take the audience on a musical journey. Joining him will be the legendary guitarist and composer Woody Mann. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $15 members, $20 public. 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Jazz FundraiserWhat better cause in life is there than music? There is none! Three jazz bands take the stage to help raise funds for the Islip Arts Council. They include New York Jazz Mission, Mind Open and the John Restrepo Jazz Trio. Price of admission includes one drink. Come on out, groove to the tunes, sing some songs, laugh, and celebrate the sheer joy that is really damn good jazz! Treme, 553 Main St., Islip. 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Shinnecock ShamrockA music and cultural festival with Irish & Native bands, raffles, dancing, beer, wines, chowders and more. 14 North Howells Point Rd., Bellport. $40, kids 12 and under free.  2 p.m. Nov. 1.Jay Black’s 76th Birthday Celebration ConcertThis multi-talented, gifted singer otherwise known as “The Voice” has been wowing audiences around the globe for decades, first rising to fame in the ’60s as the front man for Jay & The Americans. His stand-up routine is also a whopper, and here’s a tiny lil factoid about the man: He speaks Yiddish fluently! Expect some amazing serenading and possibly even a few knee-slapping jokes as JB celebrates his birthday at this very special gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2. The Tommy Dorsey OrchestraA big band tribute to Old Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2.Gold Coast International Film FestivalForm the opening gala featuring Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin of Great Gatsby fame to a special kids film day event, this fourth-annual film fest is rolling out the red carpet for the north shore of Nassau. Hosting the screenings will be cinemas in Port Washington and at Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn as well as the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. Q&As scheduled throughout the festival include those with Jim Serpico, producer of the firefighting documentary Burn, Tony-winning actor Phylicia Rashad, sports writer Harvey Araton for The New York Times and others. Times, venues, prices vary. Nov. 3-9. Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Disney Frozen on IceThe award-winning movie that was made to be performed on ice—and also happens to be the top-grossing animated movie of all time—begins its week-long run of live performances on Long Island. Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman and all the beloved characters of this smash hit will sing all your favorites songalongs, including “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $35-$529.75. Showtimes vary. Nov. 4-9.Stations of the ElevatedA gritty 45-minute documentary released in 1981 that captured graffiti in New York City during the tumultuous period of the 1970s. Shown with CLAW, an experimental documentary depicting urban changes in the city during th ’60s. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5.O-TownCheck out the boy band creation from the debut of MTV-produced 2000 hit “Making the Band.” O-Town is making the rounds again singing their hits “All or Nothing” and “Liquid Dreams,” and their new single “Skydive” off their new album Lines and Circles. Get ready to swoon as these boys (now men) serenade the audience and dance their signature moves – they’ve still got it. With special guest Todd Carey. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $27.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Nov 5.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tiranalast_img read more

USC locks down amid Ferguson protests

first_img Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan For more photos and videos, visit our gallery here.The USC campus was briefly put on lockdown Monday night following a large contingent of protesters marching near the university on Figueroa Street. The demonstrators were protesting following a Missouri grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.The campus lockdown occurred from roughly 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All university gates were closed, and students were not allowed to enter or exit campus.The protest began in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles after the grand jury decision was announced at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Dept. of Public Safety Captain Ed Palmer and Chief John Thomas were in attendance monitoring the situation prior to the grand jury announcement.“Captain Palmer and I, we both were at Leimert Park. The crowd was peaceful protesting, and they decided to walk,” Thomas said. “It just got bigger, a lot bigger.”As the protest grew, it marched in the direction of USC. The demonstrations eventually reached the southeast border of campus at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street shortly before 10 p.m.DPS had prior preparations to conduct a modified closure of campus if demonstrators approached the university, according to Deputy Chief David Carlisle. Thomas also mentioned that extra officers were dispatched around campus in order to prevent potential vandalism and trespassing of campus grounds.Some students who were stuck on campus expressed discontent with the lockdown.“I thought it was pretty frustrating because it was a peaceful protest and they were locking us down on campus as a form of protection,” said Jennifer Binley, a senior majoring in international relations who was in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center when the lockdown began. “I thought it was kind of ridiculous because it’s going to be an important part of our history and the fact they weren’t letting us see it or even let us participate was frustrating.”But not all students were kept from the march. Passing protesters were heard chanting “out of the dorms and into the streets” as they passed nearby off-campus apartments, and some USC students joined the demonstration. One student participant, Jon Sine, said he was there to demonstrate unity with the marchers.“I’m tired of police brutality, and I want to show solidarity,” Sine said, who is a junior majoring in political economy. “This isn’t a one race issue, this is an issue for all within the United States.”As of press time at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 24, the protesters had moved to the Interstate 110 freeway.Jordyn Holman and Joseph Chen contributed to this report.last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball’s Annie Bozzo fills in as serve specialist

first_img Related Stories Syracuse volleyball falls to Northwestern in 5 setsMackenzie Weaver’s versatility an asset for Syracuse volleyballSyracuse volleyball’s Belle Sand provides path for improvement for SyracuseBlocking keeps Syracuse volleyball competitive against Penn State, but SU still faltersSyracuse volleyball outmatched in 3-0 loss to No. 17 Penn State With Syracuse’s lead over Northwestern becoming unstable due to back-to-back attack errors by Anastasiya Gorelina and uncertainty from the serve position, head coach Leonid Yelin subbed in two players.In came setter Annie Bozzo, whose job was solely to correct the second problem.Due to the graduation of four seniors, Bozzo, a serving specialist, was still trying to establish her place on the court. With Syracuse (1-9) then off to a 1-6 start and coming off one its toughest, yet season-defining losses to then-No. 17 Penn State, the Orange was still trying to solve its inability to serve with consistently.“Coach has been really adamant about our serve,” Bozzo said, “and serve receive and getting that first touch so that we can run our offense.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlly Moreo | Asst. Photo EditorMany serves have hit the net, gone too long or, in some cases, skewed to the left or right, costing the team valuable points and killing momentum that Syracuse might have had in the process.Bozzo, who is a natural setter, has played sparingly during the season, mostly as a back-up setter behind Jalissa Trotter, who solidified the position early in the year.Even without a defined position, Bozzo still wanted to play in whatever capacity that she could.“Wherever coach needs me I’ll play, I’ll be ready,” Bozzo said. “I’ve been training more on defense, more on serve receive, and my serve has gotten a lot better this year.”Bozzo’s serve is fast and low to the net, allowing her to separate herself from other servers and cause more attack errors from the opponent, usually in the form of aces.With that improved and consistent serve, Yelin has designated Bozzo as a serve specialist and found a role for her on a team that has most of its positions locked up. Last year, Bozzo played setter and libero, a defensive specialist, but this year, Yelin changed things up.“In the last tournament (Nebraska Invite), we tried different things, you know (with) so many new people,” Yelin said. “We didn’t even know (if) the systems (were going to) work well for us … so we wanted to use other two (setters Dana Valelly and Bozzo) if not (at) setter (and) see what else they doing good.”Following the tournament, Yelin had inserted her as a serve-specialist against Penn State to try to disrupt the momentum that shifted the Nittany Lions’ way as they were easily handling Syracuse’s serves and turning them into points. When Bozzo subbed in, Penn State still handled the ball, but her play was more effective than her fellow servers.“You kind of have to just take a step back and realize, ‘This is my job, I’ve been ready, I’ve been training for this moment,’” Bozzo said. “Just look at it like any other game and just go in and do your job.”When Yelin put Bozzo in against Northwestern needing a spark on serves, Bozzo took her position in the top right corner of the court and with a jump forward, served the ball. It was an ace.She had done her job. Comments Published on September 19, 2016 at 11:47 pm Contact Jake: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more