Stepping Out

A pirate adventure with Dora the Explorer on Friday

The beloved Nickoledon television explorer comes to life on stage


Family Fun

Dora The Explorer

Plaza Theatrical Productions brings that perky young adventurer back to the stage in “Dora’s Pirate Adventure!” Dora, her best buddy, Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. The audience helps them navigate over Dancing Mountain, through the Silly Singing Bridge and to confront the Pirate Piggies. All ends happily onstage with a “yo-ho-ho!”

Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, 11 a.m. $10. The Show Place, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. (516) 599-6870 or


Treehouse Shakers, an innovative performance group brings “Hatched” to the Long Island Children’s Museum stage. Written and directed by Mara McEwin, this original performance tells the tale of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world. Performed through movement, handcrafted puppets, and very little dialogue, the story is set amidst an American family farm.

Friday, March 29, 11:30 a.m. Suitable for ages 1 and up. $4 with museum admission ($3 members), $10 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or

In Concert

QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet

The QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet brings their unique sound and modern attitude to Adelphi University for an evening of contemporary saxophone works. Known for their passionate playing, the ensemble performs the premiere of Adelphi Associate Professor Sidney Boquiren’s “Veil,” part one of four in the composer’s Book of Mourning. The program also features works composed by Sherwood Shaffer, David Maslanka and Katie Agocs, whose “Hymn” will be performed with a multimedia accompaniment, along with pieces by Perry Goldstein and Sean Friar.

Friday, March 29, 8 p.m. $15. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. (516) 877-4000 or