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Observing 'Flag Day' at Islip Art Museum

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Lynn Richardson's "Inside the Fence," a kinetic piece composed of many flags, is part of the "Flag Day" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Sept. 4, 2011. Photo Credit: None

WHAT Islip Art Museum's annual invitational this year is titled "Flag Day" to coincide with upcoming patriotic events sponsored by Islip Arts Council -- chief among them the July 16 "Salute to Armed Forces" concert with the Long Island Philharmonic at Heckscher State Park in East Islip. "We scratched our heads about installing all these flags in our relatively tiny galleries," says museum director Mary Lou Cohalan. The show, curated by Janet Goleas, an artist and critic who directs East Hampton's Eric Firestone Gallery, focuses on the meaning of patterns and colors in flags. But some selections also make social commentary on these patriotic symbols.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 4, reception July 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, at Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip

INFO $3 suggested admission;, 631-224-5402


WHAT "Guilty Conscience," by longtime teleplay collaborators Richard Levinson and William Link, opens tonight at Arena Players in a stage adaptation directed by Frederic De Feis. Originally a 1985 TV movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Blythe Danner, who has a home in the Hamptons, "Conscience" is the twisted tale of a criminal attorney who plots to kill his wife only to find she has a plot of her own. Jacqueline Muro and Dean Schildkraut play the murderously minded spouses at Arena.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sundays at 3 p.m. through July 10 at Arena Players main stage, 296 Rte. 109, East Farmingdale

INFO $20, $25 on Saturdays;, 516-293-0674



WHAT Lots of choral and opera works to hear in the next few days:

* The Choral Society of the Hamptons presents its 65th anniversary concert with Greenwich Village Singers, South Fork Chamber Orchestra, soprano Darynn Zimmer, mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke, tenor Nils Neubert and baritone Mischa Bouvier led by Mark Mangini.

* Opera of the Hamptons presents "From Opera to Broadway," a concert of hit arias and show tunes.

* On the big screen, check out Verdi's "Macbeth" performed at London's Royal Opera House, featuring baritone Simon Keenlyside, part of Parrish Art Museum's "Opera in Cinema" series.

* Catch a Metropolitan Opera encore of "Don Pasquale" in HD at a local theater.

DETAILS Choral Society: 7:30 Saturday, Most Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 79 Buell Lane, East Hampton, $10-$50,, 631-204-9402.

Opera in the Hamptons: 7 p.m. Saturday, Duck Walk North Vineyards, 44535 Main Rd., Southold, $45-$55, operaofthehampt, 631-728-8804.

"Macbeth": 2 p.m. Sunday, Parrish Art Museum, 25 Job's Lane, Southampton, $17,, 631-283-2118.

Metropolitan Opera in HD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, several Long Island theaters, check for locations, 212-362-6000


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