Stepping out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of exhibits, theater, music and more


Exhibits and more...

AftermodernisM: Works on Paper
The next in the series that began in June focusing on a group of five contemporary artists, continues with an exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of an even greater number of artists, including those whose work was seen in the summer exhibition. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan
An original exhibition highlighting Japanese works, from Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections, spanning the 16th through 20th centuries. Works include woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings with a focus on artistic traditions of various eras of Japanese culture. Through Feb. 2. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum’s reopened exhibit features varied species of bats, including a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other exhibits 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.
Off the Wall: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection
An exhibition of the Heckscher’ sculptural holdings, providing a broad overview of sculptural practice in America. Representational and abstract works created throughout the 19th and 20th centuries are on view, including portraiture, allegory, nationalistic themes, anecdotal figures from daily life, and decorative work in traditional mediums. Through March 16. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or 
Peter Max
An in-depth exhibit of works by the famed Pop artist that juxtaposes his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works, in a variety of media. Through Feb. 23. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
Poor Art Student 10!
A showcase of the work of current art majors at Molloy College. Exhibit includes painting, sculpture, drawings, prints and ceramics. Through Feb. 13. Molloy College, Public Square Art Gallery, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 323-3196 or
Using the Lessons of the Holocaust to Teach Tolerance
A contextualized history that explains the 1920s’ increase of intolerance, reduction of human rights, and lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or
Afternoon Movie
See “Man of Steel,” the reboot of the Superman film series, Friday, Jan. 17, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Lone Ranger,”  the action-adventure based on the famed masked hero, with Johnny Depp, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
See “White House Down,” the thriller about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group, Friday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin 223-6228.
Friday Film
Watch “Night Train to Lisbon,” a drama involving a stuffy academic undergoing a midlife crisis who impulsively abandons his comfortable teaching post in Switzerland to travel to Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Film Time
See “Much Ado About Nothing,”  the contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Movie Matinee
Watch “Quartet,” Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut about redefining old age and growing old with hope, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Village Art Club Meeting
The Art League of Long Island’s Anu Annam demonstrates watercolor painting at the Village Art Club’s monthly meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to non-members. Rockville Centre Library, downstairs meeting room, 221 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre.  For information, call Anne Bailey at 887-1770.

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