Stepping Out

What's happining on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Celebrating Italian Singers

A tribute to Sinatra and other iconic vocalists with Peter J. LaRosa, Friday, Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Evening of Jazz

Local musicians in concert, Friday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

45 RPM

The pop-punk/emo band in concert, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Follwed by Warped Tour Band, 11 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Guy Mintus Trio

The jazz ensemble in concert, Friday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Registration required. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

The Outlaws

The southern rockers in concert, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

www.ticketmaster.com.

The Laramie Project

Moises Kaufman’s drama that explores the infamous 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Nancy Atlas Project

The singer-songwriter and her band in concert, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Unforgettable Fire/42

The U2 and Coldplay tribute bands in concert, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Best of Bacharach, Hamlisch & More

Manhattan Lyric Opera in concert, with a cabaret tribute, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Jim Breuer

The comic continues his residency, with “Comedy, Stories & More, Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Shilegah Law

The popular Celtic band in concert, Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Copperline

Guitarist-vocalist David Lamm performs a tribute to James Taylor, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

The Doo Wop Project

Cast members of Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical in concert, Sunday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Liverpool Shuffle

The popular Beatles tribute band in concert, with a salute to Yellow Submarine’s 50th anniversary, Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Musical History Tour

A tribute to Dion with the Vic Vincent Group, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Sweet Charity

Neil Simon’s classic musical comedy inspired by Fellini’s “Nights of Cabiria,” Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

The musical biography of early rock ‘n roller, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 19, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

For the Kids

Professor Potionology Potions Lab

Participte in varied experiments, Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For grades 3-6. Registration required. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

I Didn’t Know That

A musical comedy that explores fascinating facts from around the world, based on the Guiness Book of World Records Saturday, Jan.12, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Mary Poppins

The beloved nanny is back on stage, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a..m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Peanuts

Go on a journey with Charlie Brown and his pals, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibitions, Saturday, Jan. 12, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

Three beloved Eric Carle stories are retold on stage, with puppetry, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Geology Rocks

Dig deep into the core of what makes the giant rock we live on so much more, at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m. Learn about what lies under the Earth’s surface that makes it quake and erupt. For ages 5-12.Registration required. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

Recycled Robots

Construct a one-of-a-kind robot using recyled boxes and varied materials, Monday, Jan.14, 7 p.m. For grades 4-8. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration

An exhibition of photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Jessica Earnshaw (Canadian, born 1983), and Isadora Kosofsky (American, born 1993), highlighting the varied critical issues within the prison system in America. Through March 10. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions

An exhibition of two dozen 20th century and contemporary works that have been acquired by the museum over the past five years. With a selection of prints produced by more traditional and diverse experimental processes; experimental photography by Bill Armstrong, Ellen Carey, and Joe Constantino; New York City street scenes by N. Jay Jaffee; and images of Cuba by Bastienne Schmi; along with abstract and representational paintings. Through May 12. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Rivera and Beyond: Latin American Art

An exhibit of 20th century and contemporary artists from across Central and South America, from the collection of Joan and Milton Bagley. Masterworks by Fernando Botero, Elena Climent, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Diego Rivera, Antonio Seguí, Franciso Zúñiga, and others are on view. Through March 31. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

At the Movies

See “Chappaquiddick,” the dramatic retelling of Senator Ted Kennedy’s tragic accident and its aftermath, Friday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” the latest installment of the spy thriller franchise, Friday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.David Rudolf and Jerry Buting: Insidethe Staircase and Making a Murderer

Attorneys David Rudolf from The Staircase and Jerry Buting from Making a Murderer join forces for a riveting night of “behind the scenes” insight into how police and prosecutors tipped the scales of justice in their efforts to convict Michael Peterson, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. With audience Q&A. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 orwww.livenation.com.

On Screen

See “The Children Act,” a British legal drama legal drama based on Ian McEwan’s acclaimed novel about a judge forced to determine a child’s fate, Monday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.

Film Time

See “BlackkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s biopic that tells of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Film Screening

See “Drawn From Nature,” the PBS American Masters’ series film that tells the dramatic life story of naturalist John James Audubon, the adventurer and self-taught artist who saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone of his time (1785-1851), Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 15-20, 12 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “The Magnificent Seven,” the remake of the iconic 1960 Western, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Film Time

See “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” the spy spoof about two best friendsthrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when an ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.