Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more


Performances/On Stage


The kids from Rydell High are back on stage, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 20, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. $76 and $71. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631261-2900 or


The band in concert, with a Three Dog Night tribute, Thursday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Merrick Road Park, Merrick. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or

Retro 69

The band salutes the 50th anniversary of 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival, Thursday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Courtyard, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Disco Unlimited

Boogie the night away with the popular performers, Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or concertline,


Johnny Avino

An evening devoted to “A Night of Frank Sinatra & Friends,” Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Echo Park, 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s witty romantic comedy, Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. $15. Arena Players, Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House Theater, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 293-0674 or

Sweeney Todd

The award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical about the demonic barber in 19th century London, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. $22, $20 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

Air Supply

The iconic Australian soft rock duo in concert, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. $199.50, $129.50, $69.50, $49.50, $40. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or


The sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m.: Sunday Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m. $26, $24 seniors, $20 students, $15 youth 12 and under; $29 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or (631) 581-2700 or

Steve Mitchell

The entertainer presents an Elvis tribute, Saturday, Aug. 19. $15 cover; 2 drink minimum. The Hub, 4060 Island Park. 442-1599.

Trevor Noah

The host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” on his stand-up tour, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. $149.50, $99.50, $69.50, $49.50. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or or

Bill Maher

The political humorist brings his latest tour to Long Island, Sunday, Aug. 20, 8 p.m. $149.50, $99.50, $69.50, $49.50, $40. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

Korean American Night

A cultural program of music and dance, Sunday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or concertline, 572-0223.

My Fair Lady

The iconic musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m. $28, $20 seniors. The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 569-6870 or

Gathering Time

The popular folk trio, with folksinger Mara Levine, performs a tribute to Crosby Stills and Nash/Joni Mitchell, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Grant Park Patio, Hewlett. 571-7821.

Yoni Z

The young vocalist in concert with “Jewish Night,” Tuesday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m.; with pre-show, 7 p.m. Gazebo, Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park, Summit and Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst. 295-5770.

Klezmer Connection

The band performs rock-inspired klezmer music, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or

Wonderous Stories

The popular Long Island-based band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m. Seaman’s Neck Park, 2700 S. Seamans Neck Rd., Seaford. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or

For the Kids

Movie Fun

See “Back to the Future,” the 1985 sci fi comedy adventure, Thursday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. East Rockaway Village Hall Bandshell, Memorial Park, 376 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway. 341-0996.

Puppet Project

Design and engineer a stick and rod puppet, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18, 1-3 p.m.; also Monday through Friday, Aug. 21-25. Develop your puppet’s character and learn how to perform for family and friends. $5 with museum admission. ($4 members). Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and friends on their adventures down that Yellow Brick Road, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. $12 ($10 LICM members). Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 599-6870 or www.plaza

Summer Movie Showcase

See the animated comedy adventure “Megamind,” a twist on the superhero genre, Sunday, Aug. 20,7:55 p.m. Nickerson Beach Park, West Terrace, 880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach. 572-0355.

Movie Night

See “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a wizarding adventure in New York pre-Harry Potter, outdoors on Eisenhower Park’s big screen, Thursday, Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0355.

Museums/Galleries and more...

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

New York, New York

The exhibition, guest curated by Director Emerita Constance Schwartz, portrays the city’s grit and glamour, its excitement and bustle as interpreted through more than 140 artworks. Artists on view include John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery and Georgia O’Keeffe, among others. Through Nov. 5. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

Women in Contrast

An exhibition of iconic imagery captured by a selection of innovative modernist and contemporary female photographers. Photographers on view include Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Nancy Burson, Imogen Cunningham, Donna Ferrato, Toni Frissell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Dorothy Norman. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or

Afternoon Movie

See “Everybody Loves Someboday,” a bilingual romantic comedy set in Los Angeles and Baja that centers on a successful doctor trying to heal her personal life, Friday, Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.; also “Don’t Blame the Karma for Being an Idiot,” a romantic comedy about a woman whose life turns chaotic after learning that her sister is engaged to her former high school sweetheart, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “20th Century Women,” the comedy-drama, set in 1970s southern California, about a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him, Friday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” the action thriller sequel, based on Lee Child’s novel “Never Go Back,” with Tom Cruise, Friday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Film Time

See “The Shack,” the faith-based drama about a grieving man encountering God, Wednesday, Aug. 23 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.