Stepping Out

What's happening this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Banjo Bob and Crazy Henry

The comic-music duo in concert, Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. With singalongs, trivia contest and more. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Courtyard. 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Newsies

Musical based on the 1992 film, inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug, 11, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or

www.engemantheater.com.

Sophie B. Hawkins

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Stan Zizka and the Del Satins

The iconic doo wop group in concert, Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m. Rath Park, 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Gordon Lightfoot

The folk-rock icon in concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

Hamlet

Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy, Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Just Sizties

The ‘60s tribute band in concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Coes Neck Park, 1240 Coes Neck Rd, Baldwin. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Same Time, Next Year

The romantic comedy about two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug.12, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Stereo Satellite

The band in concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. With special giuests Rock Central,Hellgate, Surrender, and Roasted. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Sweet Suzi Blues Band

The blues-rock band in concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. With the HItman Blues Band. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Swingtime Big Band

The popular band in concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

The high-spirited musical romp, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug.12, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Air Supply

The soft rock duo in concert, Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

The Blasters

The long-running roots-rock band in concert, Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. With special guest Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Freestyle Bash

Tonasia and Hanson in concert, hosted by DJ Tommy Nappi, Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Latino American Night

A salute to Latin cultural traditions, Saturday, Aug.11, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Pakastini American Night

A salute to cultural traditions, Sunday, Aug.12, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Eli Zion

The singer-songwriter in concert, celebrating Jewish music, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m. Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or

www.toh.li.

Endless Summer

The Beach Boys Tribute band in concert, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Grant Park, 1625 Broadway, Hewlett. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Endless Summer

The Beach Boys Tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Hewlett Point Park, 130 Hewlett Point Ave., East Rockaway. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

For the Kids

Brady Rymer

The popular musician and his LIttle Band That Could in concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Summer Flick

See “Wonder,” a drama about a fifth grade boy with a facial deformity who attends a mainstream school for the first time, Friday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. For grades 6 and up. Registration required. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Eat Up: Victory Gardens

Discover tasty delights growing in Old Westbury Gardens’ beds, Saturday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. Concoct and sample a simple recipe full of delicious seasonal flavors. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Screen Time

See “Popeye,” the live action musical story of the loveable sailor, starring Robin Williams, Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m; also “Paddington 2,” the heartfelt live action sequel, Monday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Petting Zoo

Get up close and personal some interesting animals, presented by Green Meadows Farm, Monday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Registration required. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and friends as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music from the MGM movie, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Danny Weinkauf’s Red Pants Band

They Might Be Giants frontman Danny Weinkauf and his band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Movie Night

See “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the adventure comedy about a group of teenagers who turn into video game characters, Thursday, Aug. 16, dusk. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0355.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Long Island Biennial

A juried exhibition of 52 works by artists representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media encompassing diverse styles, subject matter, and themes are included. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics exploring 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.

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting

An exhibit of tiles, drawings, sculpture, and prints that document the life and times of this lively artiistic society. One of many that emerged following the nation’s Centennial in 1876, it comprised a select group of artists, writers, and musicians, including Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edwin Austin Abbey, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White, Meetings were known for spirited conversation and experimentation with painted tiles. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

True Colors

A full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to the current hot talents. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “Wonderstruck,” the mystery drama that tells the tale of two children separated by 50 years, Friday, Aug. 10, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

At the Movies

See “The Mountain Between Us,” the survival drama about two strangers who must forge a connection after they are stranded after a tragic plane crash on a remote snow covered mountain, Friday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.