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

In The Heights

The acclaimed musical about a community on the brink of change, Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m; Wednesday, March 28, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Adelphi Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra in concert, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m. Program includes Vivaldi and the world premiere of a new work by Oswaldo Machado. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or

aupac.adelphi.edu.

God of Carnage

Yasmina Reza’s award-winning drama about two contemporary Brooklyn couples who meet to discuss a playground fight between their sons, and the aftermath of that meeting, Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The irreverent musical farce, Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 21, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Paul Zerdin

The British comic-ventriloquist performs, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Sylvia

A. R. Gurney’s dark comedy, Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Circa Survive

The progressive rock band in concert, with special guests Foxing and Hail the Sun, Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Daughtry

American Idol season 5 alum Chris Daughtry and his band in concert, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

South Shore Symphony

The popular orchestra in concert, in a program of Dvorak and Brahms, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Program features Brahms’ 2nd Symphony and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, featuring guest cellist Sarah Miller. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

The acclaimed orchestra in concert, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Program includes Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, Roldan’s Tres pequeños poemas, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and more. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Michael Feinstein’s The Crooners

The vocalist-pianist in concert, Sunday, March 25, 8 p.m. Program salutes legendary vocalists Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and others. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Robin Trower

The blues-rock legend in concert, Sunday, March 25, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Sister Act

Sisters Andrea and Celeste in concert, in celebration of Women’s History Month, Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Yvonnick Prene

The jazz harmonica player in concert, Sunday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required.Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Michael Bolton

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, March 29, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

Cupcake Wars

Show off your cupcake decorating skills and see if you have what it takes to be crowned the ultimate cupcake master, Friday, March 23, 4 p.m. For grades 5 and up. Registration required. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Seussical the Musical

Musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Saturday, March 24, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Your’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

The lighthearted musical comedy based on Charles Schulz’s beloved characters, Saturday, March 24,11 a.m.; Sunday, March 25, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

The Lightening Thief

The popular book comes to life on stage in a new musical, Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Willem de Kooning: Reimaging the Figure

Explore de Kooning’s life and art, at the art workshop presented by Long island Children’s Museum, Thursday, March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Experiment with color and materials to create unique representations of people. For grades 6-12. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Abstracting Art: Way of Seeing

A solo exhibition of the works of Adel Gorgy. On view are 16 of the artist’s recent large scale photographic pieces. Through April 29. Kellenberg Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 323-3196.

Long island’s Best: Young Artists 2018

This juried exhibition, now in its 21st year, features 80 works of art by students in grades 9 through 12 attending public and private schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Through April 15. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

The Jazz Age: Picasso, Matisse, Chanel, Gershwin, Joyce, Fitzgerald and Hemingway

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 1920s, including neoclassical paintings by Picasso. Through July 8. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Mysteries of Bats

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s exhibit examines varied species of bats, featuring a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other installations 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.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics that explore 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 www.hostra.edu/museum.

Afternoon Movie

See “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the acclaimed darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, Friday, March 23, 2:30 p.m.; also “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, Tuesday, March 27, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.