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Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more


Performances/On Stage

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the award-winning 1950 film about a faded star of the silent screen era, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Billy Cobham

The Panamanian-American jazz drummer in concert, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

The acclaimed jazz musician in concert with his trio, Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Funky Halloween

A Halloween-themed event with Disco Unlimited and O El Amor, Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Disco and mask costumes encouraged. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Jay Leno

The acclaimed late night TV host-comic on tour, Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Kreeps with Kids Comedy Tour

A comedy revue, Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Lineup includes Robert Kelly, Ron Bennington, Jim Florentine and Rich Vos. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Legally Blonde

The musical adaptation of the popular movie, presented by Hofstra University Dept. of Drama and Dance, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Octuba Fest

Hofstra University’s annual celebration of the tuba, featuring student and faculty soloists and the Hofstra Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunuff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The irreverent sexy farce, adapted from the popular 1988 film, Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct., 27, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Little Feat

The blues rockers in concert, Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Manhattan Comedy Night

A stand-up showcase, hosted by comedian Sandy Marks Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Lineup includes John Iavarone, Melvin George, Mike Gaffney and Richie Byrne.Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (914) 361-9333 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Louis Panacciulli leads the orchestra in a Halloween-themed concert, featuring bassoonist Cindy Lauda, Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Children encouraged to wear costumes. James A. Dever School, 585 N. Corona Ave., Valley Stream. 884-4856.

So You Think You Can Dance Live

The dance showcase featuring top contestants from Season 16 of the Fox TV dance competition series, Saturday, Oct. 26. 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.

Spring Awakening

The landmark rock musical that explores morality and growing up, set in 19th century Germany, performed by Molloy Cap 21 Theater Arts students, Saturday, Oct 26, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Bert Kreischer

The comic on tour, Sunday, Oct. 27, 7 and 9:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.


The tribute band in concert, with “The James Taylor Experience,” Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Guys and Dolls

The iconic musical from Broadway’s golden era, about gambling with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Pink Martini

The jazz-cabaret ensemble in concert, featuring vocalist China Forbes, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. With special guest Meow Meow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

For the Kids

Halloween Fun Fest

Celebrate the season with spooky thrills, Friday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m. With spooky games, crafts, snacks, and more. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Disney’s High School Musical

The hit musical about a high school musical production, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

The Bug Show

Lee Ogniberne’s humorous multi-media exploration of a bug’s life, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1:30 and 3 p.m. For grades Pre-K and up. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Spooktacular Haunted House

Scare up some fun by creating a scary haunted house, Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 29-31, 2-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Escape Room: Break the Spell

A Halloween-themed escape room, Thursday, Oct. 31, 6-7 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Work together as a team to solve the puzzles and decode the clues to break the witches’ spell. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Energy: The Power of Art

The science of art meets the art of science in this unique interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratories and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy. Through Nov. 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Mort Kunstler: The Godfather of Pulp Fiction Illustrators

An exhibition that showcases the acclaimed artist’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction, unfolding in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Originally featured in magazines such as Stag, Male, and For Men Only in the ‘50s, ‘60s,and ‘70s, the illustrations brought to life headlines that screamed adventure. Through Nov. 17. 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.

Film Time

See the horror mystery “Us,” about an endearing family who are attacked by ghouls at their vacation home, Friday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Friday Flick

See “Breakthrough,” the faith-based drama based on the true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds, Friday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Long Island and the Movies

Go behind the scenes of the most iconic films filmed on Long Island, Friday, Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.