Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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CCR Chroncies

A tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, with Classic Albums Live, Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Elf

The modern-day holiday classic, based on the popular film, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Jason D. Williams

The ‘50s style rock ‘n roller in concert, Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

An irreverant twist on the iconic holiday classic, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Rockin’ Around the Holidays

Nina et cetera in concert, performing classic holiday tunes with a 21st century vibe, Friday, Dec. 14, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

45 RPM

The David Cassidy tribute band in concert, hosted by Mason Reese and Robbie Rist, Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Non Stop To Cairo

The ska-funk-hip hop band in concert, Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Two Sick Nights of Agony

Seminal bands Life of Agony and Sick of It All in concert, Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Holiday Songs, Justice and the World’s Opposites

A holiday celebration with the Aesthetic Realism ensemble, Saturday, Dec. 15. 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

Jim Breuer

The comic continues his residency, with “Comedy, Stories & More,” Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and his band play Billy Joel hits at their holiday concert, Saturday, Dec. 15, 9:30 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Ann Hampton Callaway

The acclaimed jazz singer-actress in concert, Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

98°at Chrisnas

The pop-R&B band in concert, Sunday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Long Island

The orchestra performs Broadway show tunes, light classics and holiday favorites, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., Merrick. 414-1831 or www.seniorpops.org.

Something Special Big Band

The popular swing-jazz band in concert, Sunday, Dec. 16. 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The contemporary swing revival band in concert, with “A Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party,” Wednesday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Trans Siberian Orchestra’s The Ghosts 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.ticketmastercom.

For the Kids

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The holiday classic featuring the Peanuts gang, Friday, Dec. 14,7 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

www.livenation.com.

Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

A musical journey out of the zoo and onto the stage, based on the popular animated film, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibitions, Saturday, Dec. 15, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Imagaination Movers

The high-energy interactive music act brings their Disney Junior series to the stage, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington.

(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.om or www.paramountny.com.

Scrooge

Follow miserly Scrooge as he learns the true meaning of the holidays in this adaptation of the holiday classic, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Dec. 16, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

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 “Game Night,” the black comedy about a group of friends whose weekly couples game night goes awry, Friday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Show Dogs,” the comedy about a Rottweiler police dog who tries to infiltrate the world of dog shows, Friday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Movie Matinee

See “Crazy Rich Asians,” the romantic comedy that follows a native New Yorker as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore Friday, Dec, 14, 1 and 7:30 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Literary Voices

Linda Varella, James Romano and Jim Seegert read from their works, hosted by Poet Laureate Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson, Saturday Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

On Screen

See “Ocean’s 8,” the all-femaie spinoff of the popular heist thriller,” Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. ; also “Table 19,” the comedy about guests at wedding reception, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Afternoon Movie

See “The Leisure Seeker,” the comedy-drama that focuses on an aging, ailing couple as they take one final, ill-advised journey in their beloved RV, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Film Showing

See “Breathe,” the biopic about pioneering polio survivor Robin Cavendish, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Movie Time

Watch “All Saints,” the faith-based drama based on the based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.