Stepping Out

Whats happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Brat Pack

The ‘80s tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m. Shell Creek Park, 1 Vanderbilt Ave., Island Park. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Newsies

Musical based on the 1992 film, inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2-3, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug, 4, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or

www.engemantheater.com.

Edith, Marlen, Sophie and Me

Lois Morton salutes the legacy of Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich and Sophie Tucker, Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Material Girl

A tribute to Madonna, featuring Amber Ferrari, Friday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Speno Park, 875 E Meadow Ave., East Meadow. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Same Time, Next Year

The romantic comedy about two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Back in Time

The Huey Lewis and the News tribute band in concert, Saturday, Aug. 4,7:30 p.m. With fireworks following. Baldwin Park, 3232 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Desert Highway

The popular Eagles tribute band in concert, Saturday, Aug. 4, 6:45 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Eddie Griffin

The veteran comedian on tour with his standup act, Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot Luau

The popular band in concert, with the annual pig roast, Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Stories and Music

Join singer-songwriter Harvey Kay and Greg Fenton for an acoustic concert, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. With Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash hits, original tunes and more, connected a historical narrative. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

The high-spirited musical romp, Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. $28 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Boyz II Men

The R&B vocal group in concert, Sunday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

Chinese American Night

A salute to Asian cultural traditions, Sunday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Eli Zion

The singer-songwriter in concert, celebrating Jewish music, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m. Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or

www.toh.li.

Hamlet

Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy, Sunday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Banjo Bob and Crazy Henry

The comic-music duo in concert, Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. With singalongs, trivia contest and more. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Courtyard. 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1 967.

Sophie B. Hawkins

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Stan Zizka and the Del Satins

The iconic doo wop group in concert, Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m. Rath Park, 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

For the Kids

Movie Fun

See “Wonder,” a drama about a fifth grade boy with a facial deformity who attends a mainstream school for the first time, Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Author Visit

Carline Dumerlin-Fol shares her book “I Will Always Love You,” Friday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. Followed by craft. For ages 2-5. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Listen Up: Storybook Stroll

Stroll Old Westbury Gardens and listen to Jonathan Emmett’s “Bringing Down the Moon,” Saturday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. Also create a unique take home craft. For ages 3-5. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Screen Time

See “Enchanted,” Disney’s endearing story of a cartoon princess thrust into modern-day, live-action New York City, Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Jackson Pollock: Drips and Drizzles

Examine the style of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollack at the art workshop, Monday, Aug. 6, 1-3 p.m. Make a large-scale collaborative painting for display at the museum. For ages 3 and up. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Pinocchio

A musical staging of the beloved tale, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 orwww.tickemaster.com.

Singin’ Swingin’ Sharks

Get your bite on, hosted by the Whaling Museum, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 4:30-5:15 p.m. and 6-6:45 p.m. Touch a shark jaw and excavate shark tooth to use to embellish a necklace. For grades 1-5. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Summer Matinee

See “Trolls,” the animated romantic musical fantasy comedy based on the Troll dolls, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Long Island Wildlife

Meet some of the animals that call Long Island home, presented by Volunteers for Wildlife, Thursday, Aug. 9, 3 p.m. Learn about their ecosystems and adaptations. For grades 1-6. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Movie Night

See “Ferdinand,” the animated comedy-drama adventure about a giant bull with a big heart, Thursday, Aug. 9, dusk. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0355.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Long Island Biennial

A juried exhibition of 52 works by artists representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media encompassing diverse styles, subject matter, and themes are included. Opens Aug. 4, through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics exploring everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibit includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen). Through Aug. 17. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting

An exhibit of tiles, drawings, sculpture, and prints that document the life and times of this lively artiistic society. One of many that emerged following the nation’s Centennial in 1876, it comprised a select group of artists, writers, and musicians, including Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edwin Austin Abbey, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White, Meetings were known for spirited conversation and experimentation with painted tiles. Opens Aug. 4, through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

At the Movies

See “Murder on the Orient Express,” the latest adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, Friday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

On Screen

See the 1954 romantic comedy “Sabrina,” Friday, Aug. 3, 1:30 p.m.; also “The U.S. vs. John Lennon,” the documentary about John Lennon’s transformation from The Beatles to anti-war activist, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Rockin’ Reels: Music From Great Rockin’ Flicks

Go behind the scenes of some favorite movies to examine their popularity and how they reflect the times they were made, with Clive Young, Friday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-528