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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, Feb. 20-21, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Aaron Lewis

The singer-songwriter in concert, Friday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

America

The iconic band in concert, Friday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or 
www.tillescenter.org.

Jim Breuer

The popular comedian on tour, Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

The popular Billy Joel tribute band in concert, Friday, Feb. 21, 9:45 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

On Golden Pond

The poignant yet comic exploration of aging and family dynamics, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Artie Lange

Ex-Howard Stern sidekick on tour, Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Disco Inferno

The 1970s jukebox musical set in the East End of London in 1976, Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m.  BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

JD Leonard and Friends

The country-rock singer-songwriter in concert, Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Sundance Roxy Reunion

Zebra, Y&T and Danger Danger celebrate Long Island’s legendary rock venues, Saturday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Tracy Morgan

The SNL-30 Rock funnyman on tour, Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Kaplan Duo

Pianists Iris Kaplan Rosenthal and Nanette Kaplan Solomon in concert, with “Fascinating Rhythms: Contemporary Works for Four Hands,” Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Marc Maron

The comedian-podcaster shares his observations, Sunday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Singalong with Mickey

Mickey Dolenz in concert, Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 and 7 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

TLC Combo

The band in concert, with “A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby and Co.,” Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Toby Tobias’ Journey From Johannesburg

The South African born songwriter shares his personal story, in song and narrated vignettes, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

One Act Festival

A showcase of fourr original one act plays, presented by Adelphi University Dept. of Theatre, Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 25-28, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 29, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 1, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

For the Kids 

The Cat in the Hat

Join the trouble-making Cat in the Hat on a musical adventure, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21, 11 a.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or 
www.plazatheatrical.com.

Movie Fun

See “Abominable,” the animated fantasy adventure about a Shanghai teen and her friends who befriend a young, lost Yeti, Friday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras Day, Saturday, Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m. Learn about the traditions and create a Mardi Gras mask. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Puppet Theater

Hudson Vagabond Puppets performs “Caps for Sale” and”Three Billy Goats Gruff,” presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 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, Feb. 22, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org..

Movie Time

See “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” the live action adventure comedy, based on the popular Nickelodeon animated series, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Blippi Live

The popular YouTube star for the preschool set goes from screen to stage, Thursday, Feb. 27,  6 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Antarctica: Journey to the Extreme

Photos by fine arts photographer Holly Gordon are on view, offering a glimpse into a captivating landscape. Through April 22. Kellenberg Gallery, Molloy College, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or www.molloy.edu.

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 exhibition 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.

Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age

Eight artists explore some of the unexpected ways that math, science and technology are transforming our perception of the visual arts. Using a range of styles and materials, creating both two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and site-specific works, these artists investigate mathematical or scientific principles, in both explicit and implicit ways, and often use technology to produce their work. Through June 19. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

Film Time                 

See “Men in Black: International,” the sequel to the sci fi action comedy, Friday, Feb.  21, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “The Blind Side,” the biopic about the life of NFL player Mike Oher, Friday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.