Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of exhibits, theater, music and more

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Performances/On Stage

Tyler Farr

The country singer-songwriter in concert, with special guest JD Leonard, Thursday, March 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Ann Fischer and the Songbook Ensemble

The ensemble presents “An Afternoon of Beautiful Music,” Friday, March 9, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Buckcherry

The hard rockers in concert, with special guest The Revel, Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Carmen Cusack

The acclaimed actress-singer in concert, Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Chess

A pops concert version of the rock opera, with a cast of Broadway performers, Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. With the South Shore Symphony Orchestra and Molloy College Cap21 Theatre Arts students. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Temptations and the Four Tops

The iconic Motown legends in concert, Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Chiclettes

A high energy tribute to iconic female artists throughout the decades, Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Hofstra Collegium Musicum

The student ensemble performs the Festival Musicale “Love Is Your Master,” during Hofstra’s annual Shakespeare Festival, Saturday, March 2 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Ron White

The funnyman offers up his trademark witty commentary and sarcastic insights, Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Bel Canto Chorale

The Chorale presents “Our Favorite Things,” Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. $10. Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. 705-0011.

Hofstra String Quartet

A lecture-recital featuring Beethoven’s extraordinary String Quartet in C-sharp minor, opus 131, Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Music of Theresienstadt: Holocaust Memorial Concert

A staged recreation of chamber music performed in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m. Illustrated with film clips and stories of 110-year-old survivor,Alice Herz-Sommer and narrated by Ellen Burstyn. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin

The longtime friends pair up for an acoustic concert, Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Sheri Miller

The singer-songwriter in concert, Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Tre Bella: Labor of Love

A musical tribute to the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy, Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

You’ve Got Friends

A tribute to James Taylor and Carole King, with Rick Laban and Cyndi Hazell, Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

The Wolf-Cats

The acoustic string band in concert, Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.

Dave Mason

The rock ‘n roll hall of famer in concert, with special guest Richie Furay, Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Dixie Dregs

The jazz fusion rock ensemble in concert, Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

In The Heights

The acclaimed musical about a community on the brink of change, Thursday and Friday, March 15-16, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

For the Kids

Curious George:The Golden Meatball

The loveable monkey comes to life on stage in a new musical, Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. For grades Pre-K-3. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Artful Adventures

Discuss and create art, in conjunction with Hofstra Museum’s current exhibition, Saturday, March 10, 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.; check in 11:15 a.m. Look closely at masks from cultures around the world and create a sculptural mask to wear home. For ages 5-10 with adult companion. Registration required. Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.

Seussical the Musical

Musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

www.merrick-theatre.com.

Your’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

The lighthearted musical comedy based on Charles Schulz’s beloved characters, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or

www.plazatheatrical.com.

The Royal Brass

Dr. Paul Sheldon and the Royal Brass in concert, Sunday, March 11, 2:30 p.m. Program includes Disney favorites and other children’s classics. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Abstracting Art: Way of Seeing

A solo exhibition of the works of Adel Gorgy. On view are 16 of the artist’s recent large scale photographic pieces. Through April 29. Kellenberg Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 323-3196.

Andy Warhol

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.

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.

Mysteries of Bats

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s exhibit examines varied species of bats, featuring a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other installations include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.

Afternoon Movie

See “Crooked House,” the adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery, Friday, March 9, 2:30 p.m.; also “Wonder,” the drama about a boy with a facial deformity who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream school for the first time, Tuesday, March 13, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.