'Diversity' plus in 2 Riverhead exhibits
WHAT "Diversity," a juried, all-media show continues with a reception Friday evening at Riverhead's East End Arts Gallery. Out of more than 160 entries, 64 pieces were selected by artist Frank Wemberley, an internationally celebrated abstract Expressionist in the Hamptons tradition. The exhibit's best-in-show award went to Katherine Liepe-Levinson of Riverhead for her "Babel: My Life" photograph. The award guarantees her a place in the gallery's 2014 Winners' Show. Other winning entries: First place, "Paint," an acrylic painting by Ruth Nasca of East Hampton; second place, "Trusting My Instincts," a collage by Marion Jones of Southold; and third place, "Tulle #1," a photograph by Nannette Tiano of Calverton. The art show runs in tandem with a sister exhibit on the same theme -- diversity -- at the nearby Suffolk County Historical Society, "Hidden & Forbidden: Objects and Art of Intolerance." The shows are linked by a panel discussion on Feb. 16 at the historical society. The topic: "What does racism look, sound and feel like in 'post-racist' America?"
WHEN | WHERE "Diversity" reception: 5-7 p.m. today, East End Arts Gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, exhibit through March 8. "Hidden & Forbidden" reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead, exhibit through June 1. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Historical society: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays
ADMISSION Gallery: Free; eastendarts.org, 631-727-0900. Historical society: $3-$5 or $10 a family; suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org, 631-727-2881
MUSIC: Kalish, Setzer in a classical benefit
WHAT Two superstars of the Stony Brook University Music Department faculty -- pianist Gilbert Kalish and Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer -- present a benefit concert for Stony Brook music students. Setzer, a founding member of the world-renowned Emerson ensemble, has won nine Grammy Awards with his quartet colleagues, while Kalish has won one Grammy as a soloist. The distinguished duo will perform a program including Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano, Charles Ives' "Largo," Beethoven's Sonata in C minor for Violin and Piano, plus the world premiere of Lan-In "Winnie" Yang's Sonata for Violin and Piano, written especially for these musicians and this occasion. Yang is a student in the PhD composition program at Stony Brook. The concert will benefit the Gilbert Kalish Endowed Scholarship Fund in Musical Performance. Emerson is the university's resident quartet.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Staller Center Recital Hall, Stony Brook University
INFO $50; stallercenter.com, 631-632-2787
THEATER: 'Night Watch' at 2 BroadHollows
WHAT A wealthy woman who may or may not be on the verge of a "nervous breakdown" claims to have witnessed a murder from her window. But the police can't find a body. The 1972 Lucille Fletcher thriller set in an upscale Manhattan town house continues at BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center before moving to the BroadHollow at Elmont.
WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through Feb. 10 at BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. Also, Feb. 16-March 3 at BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Tpke.
TICKETS $14-$25 (advance discounts available); broadhollow.org, 631-581-2700, 516-775-4420