Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of exhibits, theater, music and more

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Performances/On Stage

Oklahoma!

The classical musical set in Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century, Thursday and Friday, May 25-26, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 27, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 31, 8 p.m. $76 and $71. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900.

Friday Night Fever

An evening of disco-soul featuring the New York Bee Gees, Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. With Raniere Martin’s Tribute to Donna Summer and ABBA tribute band Dancing Dream. $35, $30, $59.50, $29.50, $20. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Parade

The award-winning musical that dramatizes the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, 3 p.m. $22, $20 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

West Side Story

The landmark musical, Saturday, May 27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, 2:30 p.m. $26, $24 seniors, $20 students, $15 youth 12 and under, $29 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

The Illusionists Live from Broadway

A touring magic show featuring seven renowned illusionists, Thursday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. $99, $89, $69, $39. With escapologist Andrew Basso, anti-conjuror Dan Sperry, trickster Jeff Hobson, inventor Kevin James, deductionist Colin Cloud, weapon master Ben Blaque, and manipulator An Ha Lim. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Life Could Be a Dream

The doo-wop jukebox musical about a fledgling singing group with dreams of making it to the big time, Saturday, May 27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $20 students, $15 youth 12 and under; $29 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

For the Kids

Journey to Oz

Visit Oz in a charming interactive production inspired by L. Frank Baum’s stories, Friday May 26, 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, May 30-June 1, 10:15 a.m. and noon. Audience members are invited to become part of the cast, assisted by the actors, in this lively show. $9 with museum admission ($7 members), $12 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Sleeping Beauty

The fairy tale classic comes to life on stage, Saturday, May 27, 2 p.m. $12. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Think Up! Old Westbury Whodunit

Investigate the wonders of nature and history’s mysteries on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Old Westbury Gardens, Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Uncover clues and solve riddles on a fact finding hunt throughout Westbury House and the gardens. For ages 8 and up. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Converging Voices: Gender and Identity

An original exhibition that focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope. Featured artists include Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Martine Gutierrez, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, Carrie Mae Weems, and Philemona Williamson. Through Dec. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

Halston Style

A comprehensive retrospective of the works of the American fashion designer Halston. The exhibition includes many never-before-seen objects from the designer’s personal archives and more than 60 Halston fashions, juxtaposed with photographs, artwork, illustrations and accessories as well as film and video documentation. Through July 9. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.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.

Thaddeus Holownia: Walden Revisited

This exhibition pays homage to Henry David Thoreau. Presented as a full-gallery installation that approximates Thoreau’s and Holownia’s experience of Walden Woods, the images focus closely on individual trees, creating a portrait of the site and encouraging quiet contemplation of nature’s grandeur. A companion exhibition,” Earth Muse: Art and the Environment,” features artists whose work continues the theme of reflection, highlighting nature’s beauty and diversity, the eternal rhythms of the natural world, and man’s impact on the environment. Through July 30. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Women in Contrast

An exhibition of iconic imagery captured by a selection of innovative modernist and contemporary female photographers. Photographers on view include Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Nancy Burson, Imogen Cunningham, Donna Ferrato, Toni Frissell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Dorothy Norman. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Afternoon Movie

See “Bleed for This,” the biopic based on the life of former world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza, Friday, May 26, 2:30 p.m.: also “La La Land,” the acclaimed musical drama about a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love, Tuesday, May 30, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Hacksaw Ridge,” the historical drama based on the true story of a pacifist Army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa, Friday, May 26, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin.

223-6228.

Friday Flick

See the historical drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” based on the true story of a pacifist Army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa, Friday, May 26, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Tricia’s Flicks

See La La Land,” the acclaimed musical drama about a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love, Friday, May 26, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Movie Showing

Watch “The Light Between Oceans,” a period drama about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia who raise a baby they rescue from a drifting boat, Thursday, June 1, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.