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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

O El Amor

The band in concert, Friday, Jan. 3, 10 p.m., with Led Zeppelin tribute band Misty Mountain, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Pup Punk

Barstool Sports bloggers Frankie Borrelli, Robbie Fox, PFT Commenter, and Adam Ferrone perform the Punk hit and new original music, Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

White Christmas

The musical that tells of two showbiz buddies, based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name, Saturday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 5, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Gathering Time

The popular folk trio in concert, with a tribute to the great acts of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Kevin James

The comic-actor on tour, Sunday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Motion City Soundtrack

The rock band in concert, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m. With special guests The Sidekicks and Pronoun. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

bluerace

The contemporary band in concert, with Molotov Cocktail, Thursday, Jan. 9, 9, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

The Purple Xperience

The Prince tribute band in concert, Thursday, Jan. 9, 8 p.m. With special guest Funkin’ A. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Teddy Smkith and Greg Kritikos

The comedians join forces for “Brother From Other Mothers,” Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Unforgettable Fire and Fix You

The U2 and Coldplay tribute bands in concert, Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Yuto Kanazawa Jazz Trio

The Japanese guitarist-bassist and his ensemble in concert, Friday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. Program includes selections inspired by American, Asian and South American Sounds. Planting Fields Arboretum’s Coe Hall 1395 Planting Field Rd., Oyster Bay. (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

A concert style theatrical tribute to the iconic duo, Saturday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Man in Black

A tribute to Johnny Cash, Sunday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra in concert, with pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. Program includes Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

We Banjo 3

The Irish bluegrass band in concert, Sunday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (914) 361-9333 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Million Dollar Quartet

The musical about a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash in 1956,  Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 18, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or 
www.engemantheater.com.

For the Kids 

Elf Jr.

The modern-day holiday classic, based on the popular film, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

A Fairy Tale Winter

The Land of Happily Ever After prepares for the Crystal Ball, with everyone’s beloved fairy tale characters, Saturday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Jan. 5, 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 exhibition, Saturday, Jan. 4, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Winter Scene 
Shadow Boxes

Celebrate the winter season, Saturday, Jan. 4, 1-3 p.m. Draw a winter scene adding sparkle with special decorations. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Unusual Transportation

Examine forms of transportation at thge Center for Science Teaching and Learning’s Sunday Science program, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2:30-4 p.m. Participants will be challenged to create and design ziplines and self powered cars from provided material. For ages  5-12. Registration required. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

Polar Bear Pals

Create a friendly polar bear to keep company during the winter, Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 7-10, 2:30-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, Jan. 8,  7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Disney on Ice “Dream Big”

The latest Disney on Ice spectacle on tour, Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 9-12. NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickmaster.com or www.nycblive.com.

Frozen Fun

Participte in Frozen themed activities, Thursday, Jan. 9, 6-7 p.m. Decorate a cupcake and make crafts. For ages 4-12. Registration required. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-326

Star Wars Science

Learn the ways “Star Wars’ uses science to create special effects, Thursday, Jan. 9, 7-8 p.m. For grades 4-8. Registratiom required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Dinosaurs/Animal Adventure

See over 20 dinosaurs and meet over 35 animals at the dual exhibit. Learn about animal adaptations and explore how dinosaurs lived. See robotic dinos that look alive; experience amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural settings. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

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 “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” the drama about a down-on-his-luck crab fisherman who embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school, Friday, Jan. 3, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

On Screen

See “Last Chance Harvey,” the romantic comedy about a struggling jingle writer risks losing his job to attend his daughter’s London wedding, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2 and 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.