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

Elf

The modern-day holiday classic, based on the popular film, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Trans Siberian Orchestra’s The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

The progressive rockers perform their holiday-themed show, Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaste.com.

Countess Luann’s Holiday Cabaret

The realty star in concert, Friday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

NRBQ

The rock band in concert, Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Ugly Sweater Party

Annual event with DJ Mike Savage and Plunge, Friday, Dec. 21, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Sal Valentinetti’s Long Island Christmas

The vocalist in concert, Friday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Laramie Project

Moises Kaufman’s drama that explores the infamous 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, Saturday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

LI Comedy Holiday Ha Ha

A stand-up showcase with Talia Reese and Andy Pitz, Saturday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Shahab Tiam

The Iranian singer-composer in concert, Saturday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

What’s Your Age Again?

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air and TRL perform ‘90s and 2000s hits, Saturday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

ZBTB

The Zac Brown tribute band in concert, Saturday, Dec. 22, 9:30 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Chris Morrongiello

The lute player in concert, with the Bachelor Consort, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2 p.m. Registration required. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

David Glukh

The trumpet player in concert, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m. Program includes Klezmer, jazz and holiday classics. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-1384 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Badfish

The Sublime tribute band in concert, Thursday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. With special guests Roots of Creation and Vana Liya. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Playboi Carti

The rapper in concert, Thursday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

WWE Live’s Holiday Tour

Professional wrestlers in action, Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m. Matches feature AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan; Miz TV starring John Cena; Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Asuka; Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmastercom.

Kountry Wayne

The popular up-and-coming comic on tour, Friday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday Night Disco Fever

Evelyn “Champagne” King and Thelma Houston headline a disco tribute, Saturday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

For the Kids

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

A musical journey out of the zoo and onto the stage, based on the popular animated film, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Once Upon a Snowflake

The heartwarming musical about a little girl who lives with her Grandpa in Christmastown, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibitions, Saturday, Dec. 22, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Winter Wonders Workshop

Create a hanging mobile of cozy winter scene to take home, Saturday, Dec. 22, 1-3 p.m. Use colorful shapes, streamers and strings. Free with museum admission. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

The Big Bolt

An orginal comedy that tells of the adventures of a curious girl who takes home a bolt from a construction site, Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 26-30, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Matinee Time

See “Home Alone,” the popular comedy about a young boy who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 27-29, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 30, 12 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Movie Fun

See “Trolls,” the animated romantic musical fantasy comedy based on the Troll dolls, Thursday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration

An exhibition of photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Jessica Earnshaw (Canadian, born 1983), and Isadora Kosofsky (American, born 1993), highlighting the varied critical issues within the prison system in America. Through March 10. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions

An exhibition of two dozen 20th century and contemporary works that have been acquired by the museum over the past five years. With a selection of prints produced by more traditional and diverse experimental processes; experimental photography by Bill Armstrong, Ellen Carey, and Joe Constantino; New York City street scenes by N. Jay Jaffee; and images of Cuba by Bastienne Schmi; along with abstract and representational paintings. Through May 12. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Rivera and Beyond: Latin American Art

An exhibit of 20th century and contemporary artists from across Central and South America, from the collection of Joan and Milton Bagley. Masterworks by Fernando Botero, Elena Climent, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Diego Rivera, Antonio Seguí, Franciso Zúñiga, and others are on view. Through March 31. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Wild Kingdom: Hunt Slonem and a Hundred Years of Animal Art

An exhibition that showcases artists whose paintings, drawings, and sculpture have immortalized the wild kingdom. On view are works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, John James Audubon and Jeff Koons among others. With an installation by artist-designer Hunt Slonem who creates a dream-like sanctuary for parrots, rabbits and butterflies; his signature motifs. Through March 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

At the Movies

See “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” a behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne, Friday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” the sequel to the film adaptation of the stage musical, Friday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.