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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

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. 23-24, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Andrew Weiss and Friends

The singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist in concert, Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or 
www.myfathersplace.com.

Golda’s Balcony

The one-woman play examines the life of Golda Meir and her journey from Milwaukee schoolteacher to Prime Minister of Israel, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Jay Pharaoh

The comic and former SNL cast member peforms, Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Little Mermen

The Disney cover band in concert, Friday, Jan. 24, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Sistas on Fire! A Newsical

Interrelated dramatic monologues examine pressing social issues from a female African-American perspective, with a mix of song, dance, poetry and prose, presented by the Nassau Community College Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Nassau Community College, Mainstage Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.

Rick Roberts and Larry Burnett

The Firefall frontmen in concert, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Shilelagh Law
The popular Irish band in concert, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Spin Doctors

The rock band in concert, with the Uprooted Band featuring Michal Glabicki of Rusted Root, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Concetta Abbate

The composer-violinist in concert, featuring percussionist Benjamin Engel, flutist Leeanee Friedman and Vasko Duvoski on bass clarinet, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Tickets required, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Vic Vincent Group

The ensemble in concert, with “Oscar Time,” Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Program highlights favorite movie tunes. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Classic Albums Live’s The Who

The band recreates The Who’s “Who’s Next” album in its entirety, Thursday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Jazz Scene

Rising young jazz musicians in concert, Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30  p.m.  The acclaimed combo features pianist-vocalist Kelly Green, Lucas Rosenfeld on bass, dummer Evan Hyde and saxophonist Steven Frieder. Tickets required, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

For the Kids 

Polar Bear Pals

Create a friendly polar bear to keep company during the winter, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, 2:30-4 p.m.; also Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 28-31. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

The Rainbow Fish

A musical adventure based on Marcus Pfister’s beloved book, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Jan. 26, 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. 25, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

A Bright New Year

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Learn about holiday customs and paint a paper lantern to take home. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Find out about the traditions and good luck symbols of the Lunar New Year, Monday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Designer a paper lantern and a dragon and try calligraphy. For grades 1-6. Registration 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.

The Seasons

An exhibtion that offers a fresh look at visual art inspired by the seasons, highlighted by an outstanding roster of artists. View paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion and design, including works by Grandma Moses, Jasper Johns, Norman Rockwell, Marc Chagall and Jane Freilicher, plus a special showcase of glittering minaudières and fashion accessories by handbag designer Judith Leiber. From traditional landscapes to avant-garde works, this exhibit offers a fanciful experience of every season and an endearing look at holidays through the eyes of artists across the past century. Through March 1. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Six Perspectives

A members invitational exhibit, curated by Chuck Baker, featuring Rockville Centre-based artist Naomi Grossman. On view through Feb. 16.  LIC-A/The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City. Visit www.licartists.org for information.

Film Time                 

See “Blinded by the Light,” the coming-of-age drama of British Pakistani teenager who falls in love with the music of Bruce Springsteen, Friday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Blinded by the Light,” the coming-of-age drama of British Pakistani teenager who finds himself through the music of Bruce Springsteen, Friday Jan. 24, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Ad Astra,” the sci fi thriller about an astronaut who undertakes a mssion across the solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and a doomed expedition that now threatens the universe, Friday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Raise Your Glass

A food and wine showcase, Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sample wine, beer, spirits, and ciders from various wineries and spirits makers, along with gourmet food from the region’s top restaurants and food trucks. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. Visit www.nycblive.com for tickets and information.

Matinee Time

See “The Public,” the drama about a stand-off between homeless men and the police at a public library, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Afternoon Movie

See “Terms of Endearment,” the popular comedy-drama that covers 30 years in the lives of a widow and her daughter, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Film Showing

See “The Goldfinch, the film adaptation of the acclaimed novel about  grief, abandonment, friendship, drugs, and a stolen painting of a goldfinch, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.