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

Straight No Chaser

The a cappella group in concert, Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

The Apple Tree

A series of three musical playlets about men, women and struggles with temptation, presented by the Nassau Community College Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, 8 p.m. Nassau Community College, Mainstage Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.

The Fab Four

The popular Beatles tribute band in concret, Friday, May 3, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Jazz Goes to Hollywood

Adelphi Jazz Ensmble in concert, with guest artists, Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. Program highlights tunes from popular movies and TV shows over the past 50 years. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Jim Gaffigan

The actor-comedian brings his “Quality Time” tour to the area, Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. 7 and 9:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Jonathan Edwards

The country-folk singer-songwriter in concert, Friday, May 3, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Last In Line

The heavy metal band in concert, Friday, May 3, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Paul Joseph Trio

The ensemble in concert, with tribute to legendary film and theater composer Jimmy Van Heusen, Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. Registration required. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

An Evening of Doo-Woop and Swing

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses headline a nostalgic rock ‘n roll tribute, Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m. With Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Vito Piccone and the Elegants, Emil Stucchio and the Classics, John Kuse and the Excellents. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Garland Jeffreys

The urban rocker in concert, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplacecom.

Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

The student ensembles in concert, Saturday, May 4, 8 .m. Program includes traditional and contemporary works. Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

The classic musical satire of big business and all it holds sacred, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m.; Sunday,, May 5, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 8, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Sinatra Meets the Sopranos

A tribute to Frank Sinatra, with Michael Martocci and his Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. With special guests Steven Schirripa, Michael Imperioli and Vincent Pastore. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

ZBTB

The Zac Brown tribute band in concert, Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

New York Trio & Co.

The cover band in concert, Sunday, May 5, 2:30 p.m. Program includes classic rock tunes. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

The Precisions

The classic East Coast group in concert, with a salute to vintage rock, Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Salute to Molly Picon

Yiddish theater expert Dr. Diane Cypkin presents t tribute the legendary performer, through Yiddish song with English narration, Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

The 75th

A Script-In-Hand Theatre production of Israel Horovitz’s touching drama about a 75th high school reunion, Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Shanghai Quartet

The renowned ensemble in concert, with “Mostly Beethoven,” Sunday, May 5, 4 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenterorg.

Johnny Marr

The singer-songwriter in concert, Monday, May 6, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Whitesnake

The hard rock band in concert, Wednesday, May 8, 8 p.m. With special guest The Black Mood. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Aida

The hit musical based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Billy Currington

The country singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, 8 p.m. With special guest Steven Lee Olson. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

Shrek the Musical

Everyone’s favorite ogre on the stage, based on the acclaimed film, Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Star Wars Celebration

Varied activities, including movie showing and escape room, Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Star Wars Day

Varied activities, including crafts and movie showing, Saturday, May 4, starting at 10:30 a.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Star Wars Spelling Bee

Test your knowledge of Star Wars, Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. Prizes awarded. For rades 6-12. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, May 4, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and her pals on their adventure to the Emerald City, Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org

Movie Night

See “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the animated comic adventure, a sequel to 2012’s “Wreck It Ralph,” Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m. Registration required. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

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.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

That 80s Show

An exhibition that revisits one of the most dynamic eras in American art history. More than 100 works by the great personalities of the ‘80s, including Eric Fischl, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others. The show also features a music and sports memorabilia, “hall of fame.” Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.