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

Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, Thursday and Friday, Dec.14-15, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec, 16, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or

www.engemantheater.com.

Theresa Caputo

The mentalist, star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” on tour, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14-15, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Other Desert Cities

The acclaimed drama about family secrets brought to light, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Suzanne Vega

The singer-songwriter in concert, celebrating the milestone anniversaries of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F, Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Two Guys Holiday

Mike and Brian make merry with holiday classics, Friday, Dec. 15, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Adelphi Holiday Showcase

A student-produced special event, Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Program includes holiday classics and more. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

A Christmas Carol

A radio-style staged reading, presented annually by Adelphi University’s Theatre Department, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Admission free, reservations suggested. Donations of non-perishable food items are requested. Adelphi University’s Olmsted Theater, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.

A Home for the Holidays

A musical cabaret that explores favorite pastimes of the festive season, featuring a cast of Broadway performers and Molloy Cap21 Theatre Arts students, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or

www.madisontheatreny.org.

Band of Long Island

The orchestra performs traditional holiday tunes, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Bettye LaVette

The acclaimed soul singer-songwriter in concert, Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Blood, Sweat & Tears

The latest version of the iconic band, featuring Bo Bice, in concert, Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Sinbad

The actor-comedian tours with a new stand-up routine, Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Adventures on the Road to Broadway

Kaitlyn Davis, Jessica Fishenfeld, Spencer Glass and James Chrichton present an afternoon of standards and stories from each actor’s journey to Broadway, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.

A Christmas Carol

Actor Paul Bolger gives a dramatic reading of the holiday classic, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Christmas with The Nassau Pops

The popular orchestra in concert, featuring the Mineola Choral Society, Sunday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m. A donation of an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots is requested. Chaminade High School. 340 Jackson Ave., Mineola. 565-0646 or www.npso.org.

Holiday Jazz

The Paul Joseph Quartet in concert, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Program features instrumental jazz renditions of secular and sacred favorites. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Holidays with the Symphonic Pops

The multi-generational orchestra in concert, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Program includes music from “The Polar Express,” “West Side Story,” and other holiday favorites, with a special appearance by the Oceanside’s Dance Center’s dance team. Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick. 414-1831 or www.seniorpops.org.

Straight No Chaser

The acclaimed acappella group in concert, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Jewel’s Handmade Holiday

The singer-songwriter in concert, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. She performs holiday classics, holiday originals and her hit songs alongside special guests, her father, Atz, and her brothers, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Tony Danza’s Standards and Stories

The actor-entertainer in concert, Thursday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. NYCB

Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

For the Kids

Mo Willems Party

A tribute to the children’s author, with games, crafts and refreshments, Friday Dec. 15, 4 p.m. All ages welcom. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The holiday classic featuring the Peanuts gang, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Dec. 16, 11 a.m. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

101 Dalmations

The beloved tale about those adorable dalmations escaping the clutches of Cruella De Vil, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Movie Fun

See “Captain Underpants,” the animated superhero comedy, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Andy Warhol

This original exhibition of works by pop artist Andy Warhol includes a selection of screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibit contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. Through March 11. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Converging Voices: Gender and Identity

An original exhibition that focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope. Featured artists include Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Martine Gutierrez, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, Carrie Mae Weems, and Philemona Williamson. Through Dec. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

Fool the Eye

An exhibit that examines how artists use perceptual illusions, devising visual tricks to manipulate space, incorporating spatial illusion. Featured are 20th- and 21st-century artists whose work has explored illusion, including Salvador Dali, Janet Fish, Audrey Flack, Jasper Johns, Judith Leiber, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz, Ben Schoenzeit, and Victor Vasarely. Through March 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

www.nassaumuseum.org.

From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art ofthe ‘60s and ‘70s

An exhibition that delves into the two trends that defined the art of the 1960s and ‘70s: abstract and representational works. Color Field, Minimalist, Pop, and Photorealist work by Don Eddy, Audrey Flack, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, and others are included. Through March 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.