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

Celtic Thunder X Tour

The Irish vocal group in concert, celebrating 10 years, Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

Keller Williams

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Rick Springfield

The singer-songwriter in concert, with special guest The Mylars, Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Man of La Mancha

The classic musical based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 15, 3 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Boeing, Boeing

The award-winning comedy about a playboy who juggles the arrivals and departures of his three flight attendant fiancées, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

MC50

The rockers in concert, with Kick Out the Jams 50th Anniversary Tour, Friday, Sept. 14, 9 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com

Strawberry Fields

The Beatles tribute band in concert, Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m.; also Half Step, the Grateful Dead tribute band, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Yen

Anna Jordan’s drama about disaffected, British Teens, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Chip Chipperson

The shock comic on tour, Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Grunge-A-Palooza

Nirvana and Alice in Chains tribute bands in concert, Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Little Shop of Horrors

The cult rock horror musical involving a meek floral shop assistant and a strange plant, Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Acoustically Correct

The duo performs the greatest hits of the British Invasion, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Club Loaded

Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals in concert, Sunday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Dick Fox’s Doo-Wop Extravaganza

Classic doo-wop groups perform, Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m. Lineup includes The Duprees, The Platters’ Sonny Turner, ay Siegel’s Tokens, the Happenings, the Capris, Joey Dee. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Ethan Leifer

The cantor performs “Live on Broadway,,” Sumdau, Sept. 16, 1:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

The Karpenters

The Carpenters tribute band in concert, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Michael Feinsstein’s The Crooners

The vocalist in concert, Sunday, Sept.16, 7 p.m. A salute to Bing Cosby, Dean Martin Frank Sinatra, and other legendary entertainers. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Paul Joseph Trio

Paul Joseph and his jazz trio in concert,, performing Jimmy Van Heusen Jazz, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m. With guest violinist Susan Mitchell. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Sarah McLachlan

The singer-songwriter in concert, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Milion Dollar Quartet

The jukebox musical that dramatizes the 1956 recording session among early rock and roll/country stars, Thursday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

For the Kids

Freckleface Strawberry

Charming musical based on Julianne Moore’s popular book, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Kidsfest

Old Westbury Gardens hosts a nature-themed festival, Sunday, Sept. 16, 12-14 p.m. With varied interactive activities, including concert by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, 2:30 p.m. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Road, Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Back to School Craft

Create a 3D school bus, Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:15-6 p.m. For ages 4-8. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Hidden in Sight: PhotographingIncarceration

An ehibition 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.

Impressions: The Artist’s Eye

An exhibition of works by the National League of American Pen Women. Through Sept. 28. Kellenberg Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or www.molloy.edu/artgallery.

Long Island Biennial

A juried exhibition of 52 works by artists representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media encompassing diverse styles, subject matter, and themes are included. Through Nov. 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.

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting

An exhibit of tiles, drawings, sculpture, and prints that document the life and times of this lively artiistic society. One of many that emerged following the nation’s Centennial in 1876, it comprised a select group of artists, writers, and musicians, including Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edwin Austin Abbey, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White, Meetings were known for spirited conversation and experimentation with painted tiles. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

True Colors

A full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to the current hot talents. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

At the Movies

See “Ladybird,” the coming of age dramedy that focuses on a mom’s turbulent bond with her teenage daughter, Friday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.