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

A Tale From the Underground Railroad:Running Scared, Running Free

An interactive theatrical performance of three intertwined stories set in 1850s New York, Friday, Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s classic dramatization of the Salem witch trials, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Jon Secada

The pop singer-songwriter in concert, with special guest The Selena Experience, Friday, Feb, 23, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Best of Broadway

A showcase of Broadway hits, performed by Adelphi students, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. Program includes songs from “Ragtime,” “Anastasia,” “Once On This Island,” and more. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu. The The Musical Box

The acclaimed Genesis tribute band, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Perfect Pitch Project

The jazz band in concert, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Rush Through Time

The acclaimed Rush tribute band Mystic Rhythms in concert, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Adlib Steel Drum Orchestra

The ensemble performs a lively concert featuring traditional steel drums, based on musical traditions of Trinidad and Tobago, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Lunar New Year Festival

Ring in the Year of the Dog at the cultural festival, Sunday, Feb. 25, 12-6 p.m. With varied performances and Lion Dance, crafts activities, Chinese cuisine, and more. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Running Scared, Running Free

An interactive theatrical performance of three intertwined stories set in 1850s New York, commemorating Black History Month, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. The stories follow the harrowing journey of people seeking sanctuary on the Underground Railroad while being pursued by a bounty hunter. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Sandro Russo

The Italian pianist in concert, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Vic Vincent Group’s Musical History Tour

The ensemble in concert, performing rock and roll and doo-wop hits, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

The musical collective in concert, with a vintage twist on pop hits, Monday, Feb, 26, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

For the Kids

Chopped: Teen Addition

Teen chefs compete as a team to make unforgettable meals using mystery ingredients,Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Registration required. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.

Mouse on the Move

The interactive theatrical tale of two adventurous mice ready to explore the workd, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22-24, 11:30 and 2 p.m.; also Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10:15 a.m. and noon. For ages 1-5. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Something Special for Someone Special

Join Ms. Victoria for stories about special people, Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. Followed by craft project. For grades K-2. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Andy Warhol

This original exhibition of works by pop artist Andy Warhol includes a selection of screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibit contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. Through March 11. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Fool the Eye

An exhibit that examines how artists use perceptual illusions, devising visual tricks to manipulate space, incorporating spatial illusion. Featured are 20th- and 21st-century artists whose work has explored illusion, including Salvador Dali, Janet Fish, Audrey Flack, Jasper Johns, Judith Leiber, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz, Ben Schoenzeit, and Victor Vasarely. Through March 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

www.nassaumuseum.org.

From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the ‘60s and ‘70s

An exhibition that delves into the two trends that defined the art of the 1960s and ‘70s: abstract and representational works. Color Field, Minimalist, Pop, and Photorealist work by Don Eddy, Audrey Flack, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, and others are included. Through March 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Mysteries of Bats

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s exhibit examines varied species of bats, featuring a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other installations include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics that explore 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.

Afternoon Movie

See “Murder on the Orient Express,” the latest adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, Friday, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.; also “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Dunkirk,” the war film that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II, Friday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Movie Showing

See “Only the Brave,” the action adveture based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters, Sunday, Feb. 25 2 p.m. Tickets required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.

On Screen

See an Oscar double feature, with “Dunkirk” and Victoria & Abdul,” Sunday, Feb. 25, 12:15 and 2:45 p.m.; also “Marshall,” Monday, Feb. 26 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Art Talk

Examine “Art in Cuba,” with art historian Ines Powell, Monday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Wonders of the Night Sky

Do some stargazing and take in some sidewalk astronomy, with Tom Lynch, Monday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Registration required. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Film Screening

See “Selma,” a drama that chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.

Movie Matinee

See “Marshall,” the biopic that follows the early career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.