The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec, 2, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $78 and $73. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.
Fall Dance Adelphi
Dance students perform ballet and modern works, including the world premiere of Adelphi alum Jessie Ryan’s Encounters, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. $25. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
Fall Dance Concert
Hofstra University Dance students perform, with special guests, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. $10. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.
Crazy For You
The zany romantic comedy musical, adapted from the Gershwins’ 1930 musical “Girl Crazy,” Friday and Saturday, Dec 1-2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m.; BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or
Other Desert Cities
The acclaimed drama about family secrets brought to light, Friday and Saturday,, Dec. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. $22, $20 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.
The comedienne, known for razor-sharp wit and spontaneity, on tour, Friday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
The acclaimed sax player and friends perform fresh renditions of holiday classics and other tunes on the 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour, Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
An irascible comedian on tour, Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Old Westbury.(800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
The British rockers in concert, Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or
The tenor in concert, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Program includes operatic arias and timless classics. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
Colors of Christmas
A concert of Christmas classics and greatest hits, Sunday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. With Peobo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Ruben Stoddard and Jody Watley. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
A tribute to Barry Manilow, Billy Joel and Elton John, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
The vocalist in concert, performing seasonal tunes, standards and showstoppers, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
The violinist in concert, with pianist Edward Laurel, Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. Program includes Stravinksy, Bloch, Paganini, and more. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
Hofstra University Choir and Chamber Orchestra
The ensembles in concert, with traditional and contemporary works, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.
Marshall Tucker Band
The southern rock band in concert, Thursday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
Now We Can Sing
An inspiration musical performance centering on music banned by the Nazis in 1930s Germany, with flutist Barbara Siesel and singer-songwriter Keith Torgan, Tbursday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
For the Kids
Follow Cinderella’s adventures in a fast-paced musical production, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.
Frosty the Snowman
Join Frosty and his friend, Jenny, as they save Chillsville from Ethel Pierpot’s evil plan to melt all the snow, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or
Musical based on the popular book about the preteen who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Dec. 2, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 12 p.m. $12. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or
Singalong With Irv
Irv Plastock performs traditional children’s songs and holiday tunes, Monday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Registration required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Pajama Story Time
Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
Museums/Galleries and more...
This original exhibition of works by pop artist Andy Warhol includes a selection of screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibit contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. Through March 11. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
Converging Voices: Gender and Identity
An original exhibition that focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope. Featured artists include Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Martine Gutierrez, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, Carrie Mae Weems, and Philemona Williamson. Through Dec. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.
Fool the Eye
An exhibit that examines how artists use perceptual illusions, devising visual tricks to manipulate space, incorporating spatial illusion. Featured are 20th- and 21st-century artists whose work has explored illusion, including Salvador Dali, Janet Fish, Audrey Flack, Jasper Johns, Judith Leiber, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz, Ben Schoenzeit, and Victor Vasarely. Through March 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the ‘60s and ‘70s
An exhibition that delves into the two trends that defined the art of the 1960s and ‘70s: abstract and representational works. Color Field, Minimalist, Pop, and Photorealist work by Don Eddy, Audrey Flack, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, and others are included. Through March 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.