WHAT It's time for another "Seven & Seven." No, that's not a cocktail mix of 7-Up and Seagram's. It's the annual in-the-workplace exhibit by seven painters and seven sculptors, all from Long Island. Sponsored by the Huntington Arts Council, this year's show features painters of varying specialties, from landscapes and seascapes to still life and portraiture: Leslie Barnett, Nanette Fluhr, Dan Fusco, Liz Jorg Masi, Donna Harlow Moraff, Howard Rose and Marie Sheehy Walker. The sculptors, whose works range from clay abstracts to bronze realism, are Arthur Bernstein, Daniel Brown, Alex Chwick, Shawn McAvoy, Marilyn Newmark, Alice Riordan and Kiril Tzotchev. The artists include, literally, a rocket scientist (Chwick, who is a retired ballistic missile engineer) and a former top fashion designer (Masi). You can meet them all at Saturday's reception.
INFO Free; sevenandseven.org, 631-271-8423
A trio of Guild Hall art shows
WHAT It's a triple opening at Guild Hall. Selections from the museum's permanent collection highlight works from the Pop Art movement, including one of Andy Warhol's iconic Marilyn Monroe silk-screens. The museum also unveils Rafael Ferrer's "Contrabando," an exhibit drawn from the North Fork artist's paintings, sculptures and assemblages over the past 40 years. Finally, Drew Shiflett, winner of the 2009 Guild Hall members' show, gets her reward with a solo show.
WHEN | WHERE Through Jan. 16. Opening reception 6:30 to 8:30 tomorrow. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays
INFO $7; guildhall.org, 631-324-4050
MUSIC: New Xavier Cugat Orchestra
WHAT Hofstra Entertainment and the John Astman International Concert Series invite you to join the conga line as the New Xavier Cugat Orchestra takes you back to the roots of Latin music in the United States with "Cugat's Nougats!" Manhattan cabaret artist Greg Gomez leads the 13-piece orchestra, the Tango Romantico dance ensemble and Hofstra's man about the stage, Bob Spiotto, in a re-creation of the Tropicana Club. That's the nightclub headquarters of Cugat's most famous protégé, Ricky Ricardo. Oops, make that Desi Arnaz. You'll hear such Cugat nuggets as "La Cumparsita" and "Mambo No. 5," plus Desi's "Babalu" and the theme from "I Love Lucy."
INFO $30, $25 seniors; hofstra.edu/hofstraentertainment, 516-463-6644
THEATER: 'Broadway Unplugged'
WHAT The Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, formerly known as The Stage, throws itself a "Broadway Unplugged" fundraiser to help pay for renovations to the theater. The show stars some familiar names to Long Island theater patrons: Jim Sluder, Joe Hoffman, Katie Ferretti, Gary Richardson, Jennie Clifford, Jess Ader and Michael DiRaimondo, led by musical director Kenny Zagare. It will be an evening of greatest-hit show tunes followed by a party with wine, cheese, desserts, coffee and a chance to meet the cast. If you can't make it tomorrow night, you have two more chances Sunday.
INFO $30; merricktheatreandcenterforthearts.com, 516-868-6400