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

Fefu and her Friends

Maria Irena Fornes’ feminist classic about a group of women in 1935 New England convening for a meeting that turns into a freestyle consciousness-raising session, presented by Hofstra University Dept. of Drama and Dance, Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Hofstra University’s Black Box Theater, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Matilda

The inspiring story of an extraordinary girl comes to life on stage, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Thursday and Friday, Nov, 14-15, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

O.A.R.

The rock band in concert, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-15, 8 p.m. With special guest Riker Lynch. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

The Addams Family

A musical comedy based on the macabre Addams Family characters, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Allmost Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers tribute band in concert, Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.; followed by Grateful Dead tribute band Half Step, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

KEM

The R&B/soul singer–songwriter in concert, Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Smithereens

The rock band in concert, with Marshall Crenshaw, Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org

Quatrain Barbershop Quartet

The ensemble in concert, Friday, Nov. 15, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

Ants Marching

The Dave Matthews tribute band in concert, Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Bernadette Peters

The Broadway star in concert, Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Lights–Camera–Action

A musical tale of a fictional movie studio making an action movie musical filmed at different locations around the world, presented by L.I. Cabaret Theatre, Saturday, Nov. 16,, 7:30 p.m. With 40 musical numbers and a cast of 35, including special guest stars. Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh. 946-7207.

Mazarin

The Long Island-based rock band in concert, Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Neal Stuart and the Empire State

The group in concert, with a tribute to Johnny Maestro, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Program includes tunes by Frankie Valli, Ike and Tina Turner and more. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

Styx

The progressive rock band in concert, Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Alexander Wu Quartet

The crossover chamber-jazz band in concert, with “Beyond Tango! Music of Argentina to the Americas, Sunday. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Bayside

The rock band in concert, Sunday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. With special guests Sincere Engineer, Incendiary and Sainthood Reps. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Freeport Community Band

The band concert, with a Veteran’s Day musical tribute, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or

www.elmontlibrary.org.

Golden Age of AM Radio

Tim and Beth Erbe in concert, with salute to the music of late ‘50s to early ‘70s, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Greater Nassau Chorus

The acclaimed women’s a cappella ensemble in concert, Sunday Nov. 17, 3 p.m. Program includes contemporary hits, show tunes and popular works. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

New York Exceptions

The band in concert, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Program includes ‘50s and ‘60s hits. Tickets srequired. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Mary Drew

An evening with the psychic medium, Sunday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Afternoon Laughs

Comedian Mark Brier blends joeks and stories, Monday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling Live

The stars of the classic 1990s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 on tour, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Guys and Dolls

The classic musical from Broadway’s golden era, about gambling with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1:15 p.m.; with 12 p.m. lunch. Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Tpke, Westbury. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

James Thong Thing

The eclectic band in concert, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Eric Gales

The blues-rock guitarist in concert, Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.

Feelin’ Groovy

Pete and Maura Kennedy in concert, Thursday. Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

John Cleese

The actor comedian shares hilarious stories and observations about his life and career, Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Marvelous Mr. Mercer

A tribute to prolific lyricist Johnny Mercer, with the Chamlins, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

For the Kids

Freckleface Strawberry the Musical

The charming tale about a young girl who hates her freckles, based on the book by actress Julianne Moore, presented by Nassau Community College Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Nassau Community College, Little Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.

Charlotte’s Web

The enchanting world of Wilbur the pig and his beloved pal Charlotte come to life in Plaza Theatrical Productions adaptation of E.B. White’s beloved book, Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Junie B. Jones the Musical

A fast-paced musical adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Mort Kunstler: The Godfather of Pulp Fiction Illustrators

An exhibition that showcases the acclaimed artist’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction, unfolding in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Originally featured in magazines such as Stag, Male, and For Men Only in the ‘50s, ‘60s,and ‘70s, the illustrations brought to life headlines that screamed adventure. Through Nov. 17. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org

Other People’s Parties

An original exhibition that investigates the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others. Artists on view include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Andy Warhol. Through March 13. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu.

Picture This! The Art of Children’s Books

A celebration of children’s book illustration guest curated by author/illustrators Tim Miller and Isabel Roxas. Works on view include illustrations by Sophie Blackall, Eric Carle, Catia Chien, Victoria Cossack, Mike Curato, C.G. Esperanza, Brian Floca, Gilbert Ford, Stephanie Graegin, Jen Hill, Ezra Jack Keats, Aram Kim, Colleen Kong-Savage, Leo Lionni, Tim Miller, Oge Mora, Il Sung Na, John Parra, Isabel Roxas, Cecilia Ruiz, Maurice Sendak, and more. Through Jan. 12. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Film Time

See “Ben Is Back,” tells the riveting drama of a mother’s determination to save her son from addition, Friday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “We Were Soldiers,” a compelling war drama depicting the true story of the first major battle between the United States and North Vietnamese forces, Friday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Maiden,” the documentary about the first all-female crew of an around-the-world yacht race, Friday, Nov. 15 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-625

Movie Showing

See “On the Basis of Sex,” the biopic based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.