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What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Matilda

The inspiring story of an extraordinary girl comes to life on stage, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12-13, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Rick Springfield

The singer-songwriter in concert, with Richard Marx, Thursday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Buckcherry

The rock band in concert, Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

A Christmas Carol

Musical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

45 RPM

The popular cover band in concert, Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m.; followed by The 90s Band. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Holiday Mix

Vocalist Naomi Zeitlin performs favorite holiday tunes, Friday, Dec. 13, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Public Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

An irreverent twist on the iconic holiday classic, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport (631) 854-5579 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Prof. Louie and The Crowmatix

The roots-blues band in concert, with a Rick Danko birthday celebration, Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Disco Unlimited

The cover band in concert, with their annual holiday show, Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Irish Tenors: We Three Kings Christmas

The acclaimed trio in concert, featuring tunes from their holiday album, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Long Island Cabaret Holiday

The Long Island Cabaret Theatre in concert, performing the best holiday songs of all time, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Public Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Night Ranger

The rock band in concert, Saturday Dec. 14, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Oceanside Chorale

The ensemble in concert, with “A Musical Holiday,” Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Program includes popular holiday songs from many cultures. Fulton Avenue School, 3252 Fulton Ave., Oceanside. 764-2787 or www.OceansideSings.com.

Band of Long Island

The orchestra in concert, performing traditional holiday tunes, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Public Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Stevie GB’s Retirement Village People

The comic with his musical quartet, in a holiday parody of seasonal songs, Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

The Tubes

The rock band in concert, featuring Fee Waybill, Sunday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Cherish the Ladies

The Celtic group in concert, with “A Celtic Christmas,” Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Celebrate the Holidays

Bandleader-composer trumpeter David Glukh in concert, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Program includes Klezmer, jazz and holiday classics. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street,  232 Main St., Port Washington 767-6444 or 
www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Dialed

Saxophonist Augie Bello and his band in concert, Thursday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. With Nikolina and Hans Kiessling. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

RATT

The heavy metal band in concert, Thursday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids 

A Christmas Carol

An interactive version of the beloved holiday tale, involving puppetry, adapted by  playwright-director Christopher Parks of Experiential Theater Company, Thursday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Elf Jr.

The modern-day holiday classic, based on the popular film, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Holiday for Toys

The enchanting musical about a toy maker and his shop filled with toys, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions,  Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Make festive gingerbread houses for the holiday, Sunday, Dec. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:15 p.m. Registration required.  West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 
481-6591.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists

An exhibition that kicks off the Heckscher’s year-long centennial celebration, underscoring the museum’s commitment to preserving and presenting the stories of Long Island’s art through ther permanent collection. It brings together painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper by dozens of artists to explore the themes of place, dialogue among artists, and landscape, with particular attention to the achievements of women artists of Long Island. Through March 15. 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.

Picture This! 
The Art of Children’s Books

A celebration of children’s book illustration guest curated by author/illustrators Tim Miller and Isabel Roxas. Works on view include illustrations by Sophie Blackall, Eric Carle, Catia Chien, Victoria Cossack, Mike Curato, C.G. Esperanza, Brian Floca, Gilbert Ford, Stephanie Graegin, Jen Hill, Ezra Jack Keats, Aram Kim, Colleen Kong-Savage, Leo Lionni, Tim Miller, Oge Mora, Il Sung Na, John Parra, Isabel Roxas, Cecilia Ruiz, Maurice Sendak, and more. Through Jan. 12. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Film Time                 

See “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” the metropolis-mulching monster back in action, Friday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “The Farewell,” the indie hit about a Chinese family who tries to keep their beloved grandmother from learning about her terminal-cancer diagnosis, Friday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

At the Movies

See “Men in Black: International,” the sequel to the sci fi action comedy, Monday, Dec. 16, 2 and 7 p.m.; also “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the drama about the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age set in 1969 L.A., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Christmas at Westbury House

Old Westbury Gardens annual holiday celebration, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. With decorated period rooms, visit from Santa, crafts, holiday marketplace, refreshments and more. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Bill O’Reilly

The pundit on tour, with “Understanding Trump,” Sunday Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Matinee Time

See “Rocketman,” the biopic based on the life of Elton John, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Trivia Night: Star Wars

A pop culture trivia event, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7:15 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.