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

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

The musical biography of the early rock ‘n roller, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

The R&B singer-songwriter-producer in concert, Thursday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m. NYCB

Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

www.livenation.com.

America

The classic rock band in concert, Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Cornell Gunter’s Coasters

The Coasters are joined by The Drifters and The Platters to relive the doo-wop sound, Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Disco Unlimited

The popular tribute band in concert, Friday, Feb. 8, 9 p.m.; followed by ‘90s Night with DJ Savage, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Porgy and Bess

Tanisha Mitchell sings memorable selections from iconic opera, Friday, Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Rabbit Hole

David Lindsay-Abaire’s award-winning domestic drama about a suburban New York couple dealing with the loss of their only young son, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

The Wall Live Extravaganza

The acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute, Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Aref

The Persian pop singer in concert, Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Decadia

The band in concert, with a Grease and Dirty Dancing tribute, Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Ed Ryan Band

The rock band in concert, with Kings Drive Underground, Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Jazz Straight Up

Napoleon Revels-Bey and his ensemble in concert, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti

The Long Island-based song stylist in concert, with “For the Love of Sinatra,” Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or ww.livenation.com.

South Shore Symphony Orchestra

The popular orchestra in concert, with guest soloist pianist Jeffrey Biegel, Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Program includes Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Top Shelf Comedy

An all-female comic showcase, Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. With Carie Karavas, Patty Rosborough, Haley Boyle and Nancy Witter. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Claudia Oshry

The Instagram star on tour, Sunday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Music That Makes Us Happy

Simply Magic performs R&B hits Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

The Precisions

The band in concert, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Program includes ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘‘70s hits. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Sevendust

The alternative metal band in concert, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Amy Helm

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks

The actor-rocker and his band in concert, Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

World Food Festival

Explore the cuisine of China, Friday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m. Listen to a story then sample foods from that culture. For grades 1-3. Registration required. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

A Year With Frog and Toad

Musical based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved books, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Be Mine Ball

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the lively bash, Saturday, Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. Dress in red, join the DJ on the dance floor, create themed crafts and party accessories. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Cinderella

Join Cinderella on her trip to the royal ball in the fast-paced musical production, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibitions, Saturday,

Feb. 9 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Jester Jim

The comic juggler performs his interactive show, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2-3 and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Motion and Machines

Investigate the basic physics of motion at an interactive show with the Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Team, Sunday, Feb. 10, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets required.Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

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.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18 Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

Wild Kingdom: Hunt Slonem and a Hundred Years of Animal Art

An exhibition that showcases artists whose paintings, drawings, and sculpture have immortalized the wild kingdom. On view are works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, John James Audubon and Jeff Koons among others. With an installation by artist-designer Hunt Slonem who creates a dream-like sanctuary for parrots, rabbits and butterflies; his signature motifs. Through March 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.