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

Aida

The hit musical based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Thursday. and Friday, May 23-24, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 25, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 28, 2 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Friday Night Fever

The New York Bee Gees in concert, with special guest Wonderous Stories, Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Godfrey Townsend

The rock guitarist in concert, with an Eric Clapton tribute, Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

90s Night

K-Rock hosts a summer kickoff, Friday, May 24, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

West Side Story

The groundbreaking musical set in 1950s Manhattan, Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

The classic musical satire of big business and all it holds sacred, Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Jim Breuer

The popular comedian continues his residency, in “Comedy, Stories & More,” Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Kerry Kearney’s Red, White and Blues Extravaganza

The acclaimed local blues guitarist and his band in concert, Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Songs and Stories

An acoustic concert with Art Alexakis, the charismatic Everclear frontman, and three of his friends, Wednesday, May 29, 8 p.m. With Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Max Collins (Eve 6) and John Wozniak (Marcy Playground). TThe Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Beach Boys

Mike Love and the band in concert, Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Roger Street Friedman

The Sea Cliff-based singer-songwriter and his band, featuring Professor Louie and the Crowmatic, Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

For the Kids

Garden Scavenger Hunt

Investigate the wonders of nature at Old Westbury Gardens, Saturday, through Monday, May 25-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Go on a self-guided scavenger hunt through the gardens to uncover clues and solve riddles. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, May 25, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and her pals on their adventure to the Emerald City, Saturday, May 25, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Sally Ride Day

Honor the birthday of the first American female astronaut to go into space, Sunday, May 26, 1-3 p.m. Create watercolor art inspired by outer space. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

The LIttle Mermaid Jr.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends, adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the beloved film, presented by the Long Island Ballet Theatre, Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, 7 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (631) 271-4626 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Galapagos: Face to Face

A solo exhibition of works depicting the Galapagos Islands by photographer Holly Gordon. The photos examine our relationship with the environment. Through May 30. Bevilacqua Gallery, Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or www.molloy.edu.

Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints

An exhibition prints drawn from the Museum’s collection of more than 60 historical woodblock prints, primarily from the 19th century (Edo period), that focus on themes of landscape, nature, courtesans, and Kabuki actors. Also on view are examples of contemporary woodblock printmaking and Manga (Japanese comics). Through July 26. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940

A sweeping survey of American Impressionism, Ihe exhibition reveals the transformative influence of Impressionism on American art between the years of the Hudson River School—whose majestic landscapes influenced, and then gradually gave way to, French Impressionist–inspired works—and modernist trends of the early 20th century. Featured artists include Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Ernest Lawson, Thomas Moran, Edward Willis Redfield, and Guy Carleton Wiggins. Opening May 25, through Aug. 18 Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

That 80s Show

An exhibition that revisits one of the most dynamic eras in American art history. More than 100 works by the great personalities of the ‘80s, including Eric Fischl, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others. The show also features a music and sports memorabilia, “hall of fame.” Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “Mary Poppins Returns,” a reimagined adventure based on the iconic tale, Friday, May 24, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

At the Movies

See “The Mule,” the crime drama about a 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turned drug mule for a Mexican cartel, Friday, May 24, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Film Time

See “Tucker: the Man & His Dream,” the biopic comedy-drama of maverick car designer Preston Tucker, Friday, May 24, 1 p.m.; also “The Old Man and the Gun,” the bittersweet dramedy based on the mostly true story of Forrest Tucker’s daring prison escape at age 70 to a string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public, Wednesday, May 29, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Friday Flick

See “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the musical biopic of Freddy Mercury and Queen, leading up to their famous 1985 Live Aid performance, Friday, May 24, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “On the Basis of Sex,” the biopic based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Friday, May 24, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Film Screening

See “Music Videos that Shaped the ‘80s,” Tuesday through Sunday, May 28-June 2, 12 p.m. Explore the top videos that shaped the music video industry today from the view of the directors and artists. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Friday, May 10, 2 p.m.

On Screen

See “The Wife, “ the drama about a long-married woman who starts to questions her life choices, Tuesday, May 28, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Movie Showing

See “Welcome to Marwen,” the tale of a photographer who funnels the pain of a personal tragedy into art using dolls, Wednesday, May 29, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Art Talk

Examine “Titian’s Women,” with historian Ines Powell, Thursday, May 30, 1 p.m.. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Matinee Time

Watch “Brad’s Status,” the comedy-drama about a father undergoing a midelife crisis while acoompany his son on a college tour, Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.