Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more


Performances/On Stage


The Finnish metal band in concert, with “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos” tour, Thursday, May 24, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

Cirque du Soleil

The inventive circus troupe returns to Long Island with their “Big Top” show “Volta,” Thursday, and Friday, May 24-25 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, 4:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 1:30 and 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, May 29-31, 8 p.m. Through July 1. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or or

Singin’ in the Rain

Musical adapted from the 1950s MGM movie musical, Thursday, May 24, 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, May 25, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, May 30, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or

Acoustically Correct

The Tom Petty tribute band in concert, Friday, May 26, 6 p.m. Coe Hall Front Lawn, Planting Fields, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. 922-8600 or


The acclaimed musical set in a Berlin nightclub in the late 1920s, Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or

Cold Beer on a Friday Night

Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach in concert, with a tribute to Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett, Friday, May 25, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or or


The Tom Petty tribute band in concert, Friday, May 25, 8 p.m.; followed by ‘90s Night with The ‘90s Band, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or

David Clark’s ‘Songs in the Attic’

Singer-pianist David Clark’s tribute to Billy Joel, Tuesday, May 29, 8 p.m. Program includes hits, rarities and requests. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or


A showcase of up-and-coming bands, Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or

Classic Albums Live

The tribute band in concert, performing The Beatles White Album, Thursday, May 31, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or or

For the Kids

Jumpbunch Kids: 60 Second Challenge

Join Miss Linda for some fast-paced friendly competition, Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m. Participants tackle crazy activities and challenges for 60 seconds each. For ages 5-12. Registration requ;ired. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Think Up: Old Westbury Whodunit

Investigate the wonders of nature and history’s mysteries at Old Westbury Gardens’ beds, Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Go on a self-guided scavenger hunt through through Westbury House and gardens to uncover clues and solve riddles. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or

Wiz of Oz

A reimagined version of the “Wizard of Oz,’ Saturday, May 26, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or


An interactive eco-musical, based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” Tuesday through Friday, May 29-June 1, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. The show, which takes place in a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard, combines puppetry, physical comedy, projections, laser effects and original songs. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or

Movie Night

See “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the adventure comedy about a group of teenagers who turn into video game characters, Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Museums/Galleries and more...

The Age of Tiffany: Between Nouveau and Deco

An exhibition that places Tiffany within the context of other decorative art from the Heckscher Museum’s permanent collection. Through July 22. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prim e Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or

Anything Goes: The Jazz Age

The wild times and brilliant work of a tightly connected group of musicians, artists and writers during the 1920s are the subject of this exhibition. On view are masterpieces of the ‘20s, including neoclassical paintings by Picasso. Through July 8. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

Heavy Metal:Photographs by Jan Staller

An exhibition of Staller’s large-scale photographs that transform the industrial environment into a place of profound, otherworldly beauty. He presents found industrial objects as sculptural artifacts of the post-industrial age. Through July 29. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or

Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints

The second exhibition in a series that highlights portfolios of prints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections. The artists experimented using a commercial press to create fine art prints. Works by Chuck Close, John Moore, Olga Moore, Italo Scanga, Salvatore Scarpitta, and Miriam Schapiro, among others, are included. Through July 27. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics exploring everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibit includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen). Through Aug. 17. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or

Afternoon Movie

See “Bride Wars,” a romantic comedy about two best friends planning their weddings, Friday, May 25, 3 p.m.; also “12 Strong,” which tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, under the leadership of a new captain, Tuesday, May 29, 3 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Friday, May 25, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Darkest Hour,” the biopic that tells of Winston Churchill’s first weeks as Britain’s prime minister as Western Europe crumbles under the Germans’ blitzkrieg assault, Friday, May 25, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

On Screen

See “the neo-noir sci fi thriller “Blade Runner 2049,” which picks up 30 years after the first film left off, Tuesday, May 29, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Film Time

See “The Shape of Water,” the romantic sci fi fantasy thriller set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, Wednesday, May 30, 1:30 and 7 p.m. North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick. 378-7474

Art Talk

Examine “Cezanne’s Portraits,” with art historian Vivian Gordon, Thursday, May 31, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Film Showing

Watch “Wonder,” the drama about a boy with a facial deformity who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream school for the first time, Thursday, May 31, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.