WHAT Derived from the French word coller, meaning "to glue," collage was the first 20th-century medium to challenge painting and sculpture as the traditional art forms since antiquity. These brash new works created a sense of experimentation and irony. They had something to say, often literally, with words cut out of newspapers or advertising copy. The Heckscher Museum of Art presents "Ripped: The Allure of Collage," an exhibition guest-curated by the museum's curator emeritus, Kenneth Wayne. The show encompasses works by Jean Arp, Romare Bearden, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Albert Gallatin, George Grosz, Jane Hammond, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Olt, Miriam Schapiro, Nancy Scheinman, Esphyr Slobodkina and many others -- some of whom have strong Long Island connections. Among the various art movements represented are Victoriana, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Conceptual Art, Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Feminism, the African-American experience and Currency Art.
WHEN | WHERE Saturday through Jan. 6 at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, until 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month
INFO $8, $6 seniors, $5 students, free for children 10 and younger, discounts for Huntington Town residents during certain hours; 631-351-3250, heckscher.org
THEATER: 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'
WHAT Just in time for Halloween, the cult fave from way back in 1975! "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," starring Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry and Barry Bostwick, transcended into legend with midnight screenings across the country. These days, audiences gleefully participate in live reincarnations of "The Rocky Horror Show" by shouting out their favorite lines and contributing such props as toilet paper, toast, hot dogs (for Dr. Frank-N-Furter) and wedding rice (for Janet and Brad). So if you don't have a Halloween costume yet, all you need really is rain gear. You Rocky Horror-philes know what we're talking about.
INFO $20; cmpac.com, 631-218-2810
'A Tell Tale Poe'
WHAT Filmmaker-poet Raymond Todd does a reading of "A Tell Tale Poe," an original piece written by Peter Josyph based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington
INFO $5; bjspokegallery.com, 631-549-5106
MUSIC: Ted Rosenthal Trio
WHAT Pianist Ted Rosenthal leads a jazz tribute with the Five Towns College jazz ensemble, directed by Scott Ballin. Rosenthal, a native of Great Neck, started playing jazz at age 12 under the tutelage of Charlie Parker and Stan Getz sideman Tony Aless. He gained attention by winning first prize in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 1988. Since then, he's performed with Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer and Jon Farris, among others. His latest recording is "Out of This World" (Playscape). As a band-leader, Rosenthal is known for his new treatments -- "derangements," he calls them -- of jazz standards.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Five Towns College, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills
INFO $20, $15 seniors, $10 students; dhpac.org, 631-656-2148
A classical Champagne brunch
WHAT Chamber Players International presents its first Musical Cuisine concert of the season, "New York Celebrates Masterworks of Brahms." A Champagne brunch precedes the recital, featuring violin soloist Bela Horvath, who studied with Pinchas Zukerman.
INFO $60; chamberplayersinternational.org, 877-444-4488