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

Once

The acclaimed musical based on the Oscar-winning film about an Irish singer-songwriter, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-16, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 20-21, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s classic dramatization of the Salem witch trials, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

The Lettermen

The classic group in concert, with The Association and Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Eddie and the Starlites

The doo wop group in concert, Saturday, Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m. Program includes R&B classics from the ‘50s through ‘80s. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Ensemble Pi

The socially conscious new music collective in concert, Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.

Heart of Hip Hop: Classic Edition

A showcase of hip hop acts, Saturday, Feb, 17, 8 p.m. With Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Melle Mel, Roxanne Shante, Rob Base, Onxy, Keith Murray, and more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Jim Breuer

The Valley Stream-raised comedian performs his off-the-wall brand of stand-up, in “Comedy, Stories & More,” with special guest Joe Sib, Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Melissa Manchester

The singer-songwriter in concert, Saturday, Feb. 17,7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Birdland Allstars

The jazz ensemble, featuring Tommy Igoe, in concert Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. With new arrangements including the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

The soul-funk band in concert, Sunday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

One Love, One America

A tribute to Motown and gospel greats with Jerome “City” Smith and the City Sounds Music Ensemble, Surday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

For the Kids

Eye Spy

Examine the different parts of the eye and discover their functions, Saturday, Feb. 17, 3:15 p.m. Dissect a cow eye and make interesting discoveries. For ages 5 and up. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org

Science of Snowflakes

Explore how snowflakes form and learn about Wilson Bentley, the scientist who first photographed their unique shapes, Saturday, Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and friends as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music from the MGM movie, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Feb. 17, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 12 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 19,, 11 a.m. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Welcome the Year of the Dog, Sunday Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Learn about Chinese New Year traditions, make a paper lantern and try Chinese calligraphy. For grades 4-6. Registration required. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Aesop’s Fables

The classic stories come to life on stage, Wednesday, Feb. 21,1 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Movie Fun

See “Despicable Me 3,” the animated action comedy that continues the adventures of Gru, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Prestino’s Magic

Join Prestino as he astounds the senses, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. For grades K-6. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

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.

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.

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 “Marshall,” the biopic that follows an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Friday, Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m.; also the romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally,” Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Stronger,” the biographical drama based on the memoir of a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Friday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Cotton: The Dream and Hope of the Slave

A Black History Month tribute highlighting historical slave narratives and famous spirituals, with Tanisha Mitchell, Friday, Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

On Screen

See “Moulin Rouge!,” the jukebox musical romantic comedy that tells the story of a young English poet/writer, who falls in love with a cabaret star at the cusp of the 20th century, Friday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.