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. 6-7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Theresa Caputo

Long Island’s popular medium and star of her hit show on TLC demonstrates her unique talents, Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Annie

The popular musical, based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9 , 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Completely Unchaied

The Van Halen tribute band in concert, with Guns ‘n Roses tribute band Appetite For Destruction, Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Gary U.S. Bonds

The iconic R&B vocalist in concert, Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Tony Orlando and Dawn

The pop vocalist in concert, with “A Christmas Reunion,” Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 orwww.livenation.com.

Underoath

The rockers in concert, Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. With special guests The Plot In You, Crown the Empire, Dance Gavin Dance. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Winter Jam

Alternative rock bands perform, Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. With A Second Life and guests Don’t Believe In Ghosts and Chris Pepe. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Camelot

The classic musical with the beloved Lerner and Loewe score, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

China Crisis

The pop-rock band in concert, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Hammerheads Reunion

A lineup of hard rock bands, Saturday, Dec. 8, 6:50 p.m. With Swift Kick, Vixen, White Fire, Stanton Anderson Band and Zebra’s Randy Jackson. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Kenny G

The jazz saxophonist in oncert, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 orwww.livenation.com.

Ken Jeong

“The Hangover” star on his latest standup tour, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. With special guests Huntertones and Lumin. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Tribute to the Ladies of Broadway

A revue of classic and contemporary Broadway hits, performed by Oceanside High School students, Saturday Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Adelphi Chorale and Vocal Ensemble

Adelphi University student enseembles in concert, Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Program includes contemporary and classic holiday works. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Dick Fox’s Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza

Classic doo-wop groups perform, Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Lineup includes Jay & The Americans, Charlie Thomas’s Drifters, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Original Coasters, The Classics, The Knockouts, Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation

Hofstra Opera Theater

A fully staged revue of selected opera scenes, Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Peter Yarrow

The ‘60s icon in concert, Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Segundo Quimbamba

The percussion/dance ensemble in concert, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. The program highlights authentic Bomba and Plena. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Swingtime Big Band

The popular swing band in concert, with “Swing in the Holidays,” Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

United Choral Society

The chorus presents its annual holiday concert, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

The Beach Boys

The iconic band in concert, with “Reason for the Season Christmas Tour, “ Tuesday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Reverand Horton Heat’s Solo Holiday Hayride

The Texas-based psychobilly trio in concert, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Midnight North

Grahame Lesh and his band in concert, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Step Sistas

The tap damce ensemble presents a holiday extravaanza, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-1384 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

For the Kids

Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 12 p.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. 8, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Rudolph

A theatrical version of the TV classic, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 11;30 a.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

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 “Tully,” the comedy-drama about modern parenthood, Friday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Tricia’s Flicks

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. 7, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

On Screen

See “Tag,” the action comedy about five pals who have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years. Monday, Dec. 10, 2 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Film Showing

See “Jane,” the documentary about primatology scientist Jane Goodall, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2 and 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.