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

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the award-winning 1950 film about a faded star of the silent screen era, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Ain’t Retirement Grand

The musical comedy that takes on retirement life, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Friday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

Karla Bonoff

The singer-songwriter in concert, Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. With special guest Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

LoCash

The Nashville duo in concert, Friday, Oct. 18, 10 p.m.; with Scarano & Smitty, 7 p.m., and Drew Baldridge, 8:30 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Los Lobos Meets David Bromberg Big Band

The Tex-Mex rockers team up with David Bromberg and his band, Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Gino DiNapoli

The vocalist in concert, performing Italian and American favorites, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

Icons of Vinyl

Tribute bands Pettybreaker, Journeyman and Broken Arrow in concert, celebrating the music of Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and Neil Young, Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Monsters of Freestyle

A Freestyle showcase, Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. With TKA, George Lamond, Judy Torres, Brenda K. Starr, Sugarhill Gang, Nayobe, Corina, Cynthia, Johnny O, Rockell, and more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Shilegah Law

The popular Irish band in concert, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 p.m.; with Ricky Roche, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

The Beach Boys

Mike Love and Bruce Johnston with their band in concert, Sunday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Carlos Pavan

The Argentine classical guitarist in concert, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The iconic big band in concert, Sunday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (914) 361-9333 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

History of Rock ‘n Roll

A tribute concert, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

Yours Truly, Gilbert & Sullivan

A musical tribute, presented by the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of L.I, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

In this Moment

The metal band in concert, with a Halloween-themed show, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. With special guests Motionless in White, New Years Day and more. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Carol Burnett

The iconic entertainer, in “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,’ Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.tillescenter.org.

World of Dance Live

The stage of version of NBC’s dance competition, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Bettye LaVette

The soul singer in concert, Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Chris Janson

The country singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

The Immediate Family

The studio project-based band, led by guitarist-producer Danny Kortchmar, Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. With Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Steve Postell. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Le Jazz Hot

The all-star band in concert, performing early jazz, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

For the Kids

Disney’s High School Musical

The hit musical about a high school musical production, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

The Monster Who Ate My Peas

An orginal musical, based on Danny Schnitzlein’s award winning book about the value of willpower, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. For grades K-2. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Pumped Up Painted Pumpkins

Paint and decorate a colorful pumpkin to display at home, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Spooky Sea Creatures

Explore life in the deep, dark ocean, with Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum educators, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m. For grades 3-6. Registration required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Energy: The Power of Art

The science of art meets the art of science in this unique interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratories and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy. Through Nov. 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

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.

Friday Flick

See “Rocketman,” the biopic based on the life of Elton John, Friday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422

Tricia’s Flicks

See “A Dog’s Purpose,” the drama about a dog whose soul comes back to life, Friday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Tesla: The Power of Genius

Examine the legacy of charismatic visionary Nikola Tesla, Saturday, Oct. 19, 3 p.m. An impersonator will play the role of Tesla, who designed the dynamo for Thomas Edison that lit Paris, the “City of Light,” and who built his lab, Wardenclyffe, on Route 25A. Many of his original instruments and machines are on view in the current exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Balance in Nature Sculpture Talk and Tour

Discover the visual language of sculpture with a guided tour through Old Westbury Gardens observing the works of Jerzy Jotka Kedziora, Sunday, Oct. 20, 12-1 p.m. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.