Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. $78 and $73. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Bingo Players

The dance-electro band in concert, Friday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $20 and $25; $35 at door. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

The Sixties Show

A musical tribute show highlighting iconic ‘60s hits, Friday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $35-$45. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Crazy For You

The zany romantic comedy musical, adapted from the Gershwins’ 1930 musical “Girl Crazy,” Saturday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. $26, $24 seniors, $20 students, $15 youth 12 and under, $29 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Other Desert Cities

The acclaimed drama about family secrets brought to light, Saturday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 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 Machine

The Pink Floyd tribute band in concert, Saturday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m. $75, $59.50, $39.50, $29.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Old Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Doo Wop Project

Cast members of Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical in concert, Sunday, Nov. 26, 3 p.m. $345-55. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

98 Degrees at Christmas

The contemporary pop band in concert, Sunday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. $99.50, $84.50, $69.50, $49.50, $39.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Old Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Nutcracker

A narrated, slightly abbreviated version of the holiday classic, presented by Long Island Ballet Theatre, Saturday, Nov. 25. 2 and 6 p.m.; Sumday, Nov. 26, 1 and 4 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (866) 811-4111 or www.liballettheater.com.

Pete Mancini

The folk musician in concert, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2 p.m. Hear popular tunes plus original songs. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Train

The pop-rock band in concert, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m. $199.50, $139.50, $79.50, $49.50. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Fall Dance Adelphi

Dance students perform ballet and modern works, including the world premiere of Adelphi alum Jessie Ryan’s Encounters, Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 29-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.

Kirk Franklin

The accclaimed musician-choir director in concert, with R&B vocalist Ledisi, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. $99.50, $89.50, $69.50, $59.50, $49.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Old Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

www.livenation.com.

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.

For the Kids

Willy Wonka

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the candyman and his quest to find an heir comes to life, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Friday, Nov. 24, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Cinderella

Follow Cinderella’s adventures in a fast-paced musical production, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. $12. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Matinee Time

See Disney’s “Dinosaur,” the animated adventure about an iguanodon dinosaur raised by a family of lemurs, Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free with admission. Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove. 571-8010.

Pinkalicious

Musical based on the popular book about the preteen who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Nov. 25, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 12 p.m. $12. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Move Night

See “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” the second installment of the superhero adventure based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. For grades 7-12. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.

Museums/Galleries and more...

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.

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 www.nassaumuseum.org.

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, Claes Oldenburg, Fairfield Porter, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselman, and others aree included. Through March 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “Funny Farm,” a comedy about a sportswriter who moves with his wife to a small Vermont town to write a novel in relative seclusion, Friday, Nov. 24, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Glass Castle,” based on Jeanette Walls’ autobiography about her unconventional childhood, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.