Arts Roundup: Tribute Bands, Opera Night

What are you doing this weekend and beyond? HuntingtonNow has you covered with live entertainment, visual arts, special events and much more this coming week. Enjoy tribute bands at The Paramount, listen to opera at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington and view visual artist’s paper works in a winners exhibition at b.j. spoke Gallery.

What: Tributes To U2 & Coldplay: Featuring Unforgettable Fire & Fix You
Where: The Paramount
When: Friday, August 16th, show at 8pm, doors open at 6:30pm
About: In addition to performing a very impressive array of U2 material from pre-Boy to the most recent Songs of Innocence and beyond, the band does everything in their power (from wardrobe to lighting) to recreate the live U2 concert setting for their audiences.
Cost: Starting at $20 and up
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What: Reel Knowledge
Where: Cinema Arts Centre
When: Saturday, August 17th at 11am
About: Glenn Andreiev’s one-day film-making workshop. Learn the hurdles on how to raise funds for a film, and to distribute your film in this competitive digital era. Find out about the one obstacle to production that most film schools overlook.
Cost: Members $45, Public $55
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What: Summer Portfolio Exhibition Closing Reception
Where: Art League of Long Island
When: Sunday, August 18th, 3:30-5:30
About: Teens participating in the Art League of Long Island’s Portfolio Development Program exhibit artwork they created in the summer program.
Cost: Free
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What: Opera Night LI
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington
When: Saturday, August 17th at 7:30pm
About: An evening of excerpts from well-known operas sung by internationally acclaimed rising opera professionals.
Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the door for a $20 donation.
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What: Summer Astronomy Series: The Search for Life – Part 2
Where: Vanderbilt Museum
When: Sunday, August 18th, 5-6pm
About: In this 4-part double series guests will learn about the search for life in the universe, black holes, and the exploration of Mars. These live lectures will take place in the William & Mollie Rogers Theater, with two Vanderbilt astronomy educators, Charlie Eder and Matt Garber, using the full-dome and Planetarium technology to its fullest potential.
Cost: Free
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What: Horror Vacui: Fear of the Empty
Where: Huntington Arts Council
When: Through August 24th
About: In visual art, horror vacui (from Latin “fear of empty space”), also kenophobia (from Greek “fear of the empty”), is the filling of the entire surface of a space or an artwork with detail. Horror vacui uses high levels of detail to contrast with the sublime unknown. Exhibition was juried by Erica Berkowitz of Northport’s Haven Gallery.
Cost: Free
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What: Brian Mashburn, “Dog and Pony”
Where: Haven Art Gallery,
When: Through August 25th
About: Solo exhibition of new works by Brian Mashburn. Brian’s work showcases the beauty of animals, often using his own taxidermy and museum visits as reference. His paintings suggest a world void of human existence, but whose influence still manages to shape the landscape.
Cost: Free
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What: PAPERWORKS 2019 Winners Exhibition
Where: b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington
When: Through August 28th
About: Paperworks is a national competition for artists creating work on, with, or about paper. Twenty winners of Paperworks 2019 were selected by Juror, Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings & Prints, Museum of Modern Art.
Cost: Free
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