Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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ABBA The Concert

The popular tribute show, Thursday, May 16, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Aida

The hit musical based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Thursday., May 16, 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, May 17, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Streetfighter

The Rolling Stones tribute band in concert, Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

And That’s Why We Drink

A live version of the paranormal/true crime podcast, featuring bone-chilling ghost stories and terrifying true crime stories, Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

DJ Pauly D

The DJ-reality star entertains, Friday, May 17, 11:30 p.m.; with opening set by DJ Mike Savage, 9-11:15 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Encore Jazz

The ensemble in concert, Friday, May 17, 12:30 p.m. Program includes jazz standards and Latin tunes. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

The Lords of 52nd Street

Billy Joel’s former backing band in concert, Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www. thespaceatwestbury.com.

The Tubes

The rock band in concert, featuring vocalist Fee Waybill, Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

West Side Story

The groundbreaking musical set in 1950s Manhattan, Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Decadia

The popular cover band in concert, with a tribute to “A Star is Born,’ Saturday, May 18. 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

The Fab Faux

The acclaimed Beatles tribute band in concert, Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. With the Hogshead Horns and The Creme Tangerine Strings. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www. thespaceatwestbury.com.

Graham Parker

The British singer-songwriter in a solo concert, Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. With special guest Adam Ezra. Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Keith Sweat

The pop-R&B songwriter-producer-vocalist in concert, Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Pump and Dump Show ‘Parentally Incorrect’

Comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee have updated their “Mom’s Night Out” show, featuring all original music, comedy and games, Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Louis Panacciulli leads the orchestra in “Love is in the Air,” a program of love songs from opera to Broadway, Saturday, May 18, 8, p.m. With special guest soprano Jennifer Grimaldi. James A. Dever School, 585 N. Corona Ave., Valley Stream. 884-4856.

Yankee Rebels

The bluegrass band in concert, Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. Program includes classic, contemporary and original tunes. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Alexander Wu Quartet

The acclaimed quartet in concert, with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.

354-5280.

Berta Gauto and Panambi Verá

The Paraguayan ensemble entertains with a music and dance program, Sunday, May 19, 2 pm. Registration required. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Denis Savelyev

The Ukranian flutist in concert, with guitarist Liz Hogg, Sunday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Gathering Time

The popular folk trio in concert, celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Stryper

The Christian metal band in concert, Sunday, May 19, 8 p.m. With special guests FirstBourne and Moriah Formica. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Mexican classical guitar duo in concert, with special guest Hudson Taylor, Tuesday, May 21, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Lights of Neptune

The Long Island-based rock band in concert, Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m. With Holy Vulture and Matt Butler. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

For the Kids

My Butterfly

Songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith’s new musical adventure that follows a young elf who nurtures a baby butterfly egg, Friday May 17, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, May 21-23, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. For ages 3-10. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, May 18, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Movie Fun

See “The Hate U Give,” the drama about a high school student who witnesses a police shooting of her best friend, based on the acclaimed YA novel, Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Followed by discussion. For grades 6-12 Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints

An exhibition prints drawn from the Museum’s collection of more than 60 historical woodblock prints, primarily from the 19th century (Edo period), that focus on themes of landscape, nature, courtesans, and Kabuki actors. Also on view are examples of contemporary woodblock printmaking and Manga (Japanese comics). Through July 26. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Long island’s Best: Young Artists 2018

This juried exhibition, now in its 23rd year, features 80 works of art by students in grades 9 through 12 attending public and private schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Through May 19. 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.

At the Movies

See “Bumblebee,” the sci-fi action film centered on the Transformers character of the same name. Friday, May 17, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Movie Showng

See “The Wife, “ the drama about a long-married woman who starts to questions her life choices, Monday, May 20, 2 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Film Screening

See “Music Videos that Shaped the ‘80s,” Tuesday through Sunday, May 21-26, 12 p.m. Explore the top videos that shaped the music video industry today from the view of the directors and artists. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.