Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits, and nore

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Performances/On Stage

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the award-winning 1950 film about a faded star of the silent screen era, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12-13, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 14, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

A Night of Reggae and Roots

KBong & Johnny Cosmic in concert, with special guests Oogee Wawa, benefting Long Island Cares, Friday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Anjelah Johnson

The actress-comedian on tour, Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

www.ticketmaster.com.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

CCR founding members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford in concert, Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Dave Clarke’s “Songs in the Attic”

The vocalist in concert, with a tribute to Billy Joel, Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (914) 361-9333 or

www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Jim Breuer

The popular comedian continues his residency, in “Comedy, Stories & More,” Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Mamma Mia

The ABBA jukebox musical, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Tuesdays with Morrie

A Script-In-Hand Theatre production, based Mitch Albom’s best-selling memoir recounting his visits with a former college professor, Friday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Decadia

The cover band in concert, with ‘80s Night, Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

The beat rock icon in concert, Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. With special guests The Association and Gary Lewis and The Playboys. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Louis Atlas and the World Band

The reggae singer-songwriter and his band in concert, Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. With special guest Keith Cole. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Moondance

The Van Morrison tribute band in concert, Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (914) 361-9333 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

The Producers

The bold brassy musical adapted from Mel Brooks’ 1967 film of the same name, Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Ryan Hamilton

The observational self-deprecating comedian on tour, Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Ain’t Retirement Grand

The comic musical about the world of retirement, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Marianas Trench

The progressive pop band in concert, Sunday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Miriam Waks

The vocalist in concert, with jazz pianist Alberto Pibiri, Sunday, Sept. 15, 1:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

PnB Rock

The rapper in concert, with special guest NoCap and Rylo Rodriguez, Sunday, Sept. 15, 8 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, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Travis Tritt

The country singer-songwriter in concert, with Little Texas, Sunday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Gissel Garcia Band

The rock-jazz-pop band in concert, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Tesla

The rock band in concert, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m. With special guests Bad Marriage and Voices of Extreme. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

Story Tots

Investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a story, Friday, Sept. 13, 10-11 a.m. Listen to story books read aloud while exploring various art materials and processes. Story time is followed by an art project. For ages 3-5. Registration required. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Disney’s High School Musical

The hit musical about a high school musical production, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

World of Bees

Learn about the vital role bees play in the planet’s future, with beekeeper Gerald Raff, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7- 8 p.m. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Dinosaurs/Animal Adventure

See over 20 dinosaurs and meet over 35 animals at the dual exhibit. Learn about animal adaptations and explore how dinosaurs lived. See robotic dinos that look alive; experience amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural settings. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

Energy: The Power of Art

The science of art meets the art of science in this unique interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratories and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy. Through Nov. 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Mort Kunstler: The Godfather of Pulp Fiction Illustrators

An exhibition that showcases the acclaimed artist’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction, unfolding in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Originally featured in magazines such as Stag, Male, and For Men Only in the ‘50s, ‘60s,and ‘70s, the illustrations brought to life headlines that screamed adventure. Through Nov. 17. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org

Other People’s Parties

An original exhibition that investigates the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others. Artists on view include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Andy Warhol. Through March 13. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

At the Movies

See “‘The Public,” the drama about an act of civil disobedience on a public library’s steps that becomes a stand-off with police and library officials, Friday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Movie Showing

See the classic film “War of the Worlds,” based on H.G. Wells’ novel, Friday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. East Meadow Firefighters Benevolent Association Hall, 70 Maple Ave., East Meadow. 794-2570.

On Screen

See “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the film adapted from Neil Simon’s autobiographical play, Friday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m.; also “Blindspotting,” the indie drama about urban life and police violence, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “The Best of Enemies” the historical drama that explorse the true story of an unconventional friendship that formed between a civil rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan president in 1971, Friday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.