Arts Roundup: From Walking with Whitman to Talking with Artists

Poetry and art events are among the happenings this week in the Huntington area.

What: Walking with Whitman

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace

When: Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm

About: A reading by prize-winning poets Tongo Eisen-Martin and Tony Policano.

Cost: Free – $10

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What: Africa-USA Unity Tour Performance

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington

When: Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

About: A night of South African music, featuring Toby Tobias, Pastor Gugu Mbuku, Sibu Mbuku, Xolane Mdlalose, Mpho Mngomezulu, and Rebecca Nyamane.

Cost: $20

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What: Gruesome Playground Injuries

Where: Vanderbilt Museum

When: Fridays and Saturdays, May 3, 4, 10, and 11, 8:00 pm; Sundays, May 5 and 12, 3:00 pm 

About: A drama by Rajiv Joseph, presented by the Carriage House Players.

Cost: $15 – $20

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What: Island Hills Chorus

Where: Northport Library

When: Sunday, May 5, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

About: All-female a cappella.

Cost: Free

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What: Jazz in the Gallery

Where: Art League of Long Island

When: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm

About: The Great American Songbook, as interpreted by Richie Iacona Trio, with Mike Hall, Tom Manuel, and Madeline Kole.

Cost: $15 – $20

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What: Emerging Artists Series

Where: Heckscher Museum of Art

When: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

About: A discussion with artists Krista Biedenbach and Mike McLaughlin.

Cost: Free

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Photo credit: Heckscher Museum of Art

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