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.6-7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

American Dance from Africa to Broadway

Explore how American dance evolved from its African roots, with the Okra Dance Company, Friday, Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Public Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Arrival

The ABBA tribute band in concert, Friday, Feb. 7, 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.

Evening of Short Plays

A Script-In-Hand Theatre production of short plays, Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

New Divide

The Linkin Park tribute band in concert, Friday, Feb. 7, 10 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. 7-8, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Sinbad

The actor-comedian on tour, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Voyage

The Journey tribute band in concert, featuring Hugo, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m. With special guest Double Vision. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Midge Ure

The guitarist-vocalist in concert, on his “Songs, Questions & Answers” tour, Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Program includes solo acoustic versions of Ure’s catalogue, with audience requests. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

South Shore Symphony Orchestra

The popular local orchestra in concert, Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Program features Russian classics with guest performers from the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

ZBTB

The Zac Brown tribute band in concert, Saturday, Feb. 7, p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

More Than Motown

Jetstream performs varied geners of Africa-American music, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Public Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway

A musical revue of celebrated Broadway shows, Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or 
www.livenation.com.

Classic Love Songs

Sheri Miller sings romantic love songs, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Drum TAO 2020

The acclaimed percussion ensemble in concert, Sunday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. The performance combines taiko drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Gianni Russo

The actor-singer in “The Show You Can’t Refuse,” Sunday, Feb. 9 , 3 p.m. He looks back on his 50-year career, featuring video clips, followed by Q&A. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Pitch Perfect Project           

The jazz ensemble in concert, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Simply Magic

The group in concert, “Music from Yesterday and Today,” Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Public Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Cheap Trick

The rock band in concert, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 orwww.livenation.com.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow

The on-screen comic duo reprise their characters, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Paul Loren

The soulful songwriter-producer in concert, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Vintage Bliss

Susan LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro in concert, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Program highlights love songs that span the decades. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Galentine’s Day with the Golden Girls

A drag parody of the beloved Golden Girls TV show, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

38 Special

The rock band in concert, Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids 

Cinderella

Follow along with Cinderella on her trip to the Royal Ball, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or 
www.plazatheatrical.com.

Be Mine Ball

Share the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m. Dress in red, enjoy dancing, crafts, and more. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Cinderella

The beloved fairy tale springs to life, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, Feb. 8, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Life in Space

Embark on an interactive trip to space, withThe Franklin Institute’s traveling science team, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

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 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.

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 “Don’t Let Go,” the supernatural horror thriller about a detective who starts receiving phone calls from his murdered niece, Friday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.