Arts Roundup: From an Avant-Jazz Poet to a Klezmer Trio

And, in between, a play, a lecture, and art, this week and beyond in the Huntington area.

What: Walking with Whitman: Steve Dalachinsky

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 6:00 pm (Doors open 5:30 pm)

About: There is an open mic at 6:00 pm, free with admission. Then, after a musical prelude, the main event begins at 8:00 pm. Featured performer Dalachinsky is a New York poet who has published books and chapbooks, been published in anthologies and journals, and, with musician friends, put out a number of CDs.

Cost: $10 members; $15 nonmembers

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What: Holiday Theater Treat: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Where: Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater/Education Center

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 7, 8, 14, and 15, 8:00 pm; Sundays, Dec. 9 and 16, 3:00 pm

About: Don’t miss the Carriage House Players’ production of this twist on a Dickens classic.

Cost: $15 seniors and children; $20 adults

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What: Part Two of the Members’ Exhibition: A – L

Where: Art League of Long Island

When: Exhibit Dec. 8 – Jan. 6; reception Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

About: Enjoy many types of art by students and professionals. Stephanie Gress, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, will be the juror.

Cost: Free

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What: Celebrating Women with Walt Whitman: Jane Alexander

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace

When: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:00 pm

About: Actress, activist, and author Alexander will speak. Her lecture is called “My Achievements in Traditionally Male Professional Fields.”  Bring your questions.   

Cost: Free

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What: Northport Arts Coalition Presents Barry Mitterhoff Klezmer Trio

Where: Northport Library

When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

About: No registration is required for this fun night of Yiddish tunes.

Cost: Free

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