Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of exhibits, theater, music and more

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Ansel Adams: Sight and Feeling

An exhibition of Adams’ photographs that demonstrates how his intuitive and emotional response to the landscape resulted in powerful and enduring photographs. Through March 5. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Light Works: 100 Years of Photos

A survey of photography processes and subjects from 1873 to 2000, ranging from Eadweard Muybridge’s 19th-century photographic studies of animal locomotion to Richard Misrach’s contemporary chromogenic prints. Through March 5. 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.

Norman Rockwell and Friends:  American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection

An overview of masters from the Golden Age of American Illustration: Edwin Austin Abbey, Howard Chandler Christy, Dean Cornwell, Charles Dana Gibson, Winslow Homer, J.C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell, and N.C. Wyeth, among others. Through March 5. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Political Slant II: Editorial Cartoons

An original exhibition featuring works by Thomas Nast for historical context, along with works by award-winning editorial cartoonists Matt Davies, Walt Handelsman, Mike Keefe, Steve Kelley, and Signe Wilkinson. Through March 12. 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 “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” an action comedy about a suburban couple embroiled in an international espionage plot, Friday, Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m.; also “Nine Lives, “ a comedy about a stuffy businessman who finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Star Trek Beyond,” the latest installment of the sci fi franchise, Friday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Film Screening

See the documentary “Stryker’s America: Photographing the Great Depression,” which tells the story of how Roy E. Stryker, a low-level federal bureaucrat, managed a massive New Deal project to document the Great Depression, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, 1 and 3 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, 12 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 21-23, 12, 1 and 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

www.nassaumuseum.org.

Film Time

See “The Notebook,” a romance involving young lovers torn apart by war and class differences, with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, Friday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.

Friday Flick

See “Sully,” the dramatic portrayal of the heroic landing of a failing US Airways jet on the Hudson River in the winter of 2009, Friday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Literary Voices

Jeffrey Watkins, Tara Hazel, Komul, and Angel Wadwa read from their works, hosted by poet Peter V. Dugan, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. With open mic. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Tosca

A screening of Puccini’s masterpiece, filmed at the Zurich Opera. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. $20. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

On Screen

See “Arrival,” a sci fi drama that follows an expert linguist recruited by the military to determine whether a group of aliens crash-landing on Earth come in peace or are a threat, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.

Art Talk

Examine “Paint the Revolution,” with art historian Ines Powell, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Movie Showing

Watch “Elvis & Nixon,” a comedy-drama inspired by the 1970 meeting of the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Richard Nixon, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Theater/Music

The Full Monty

The outlandish Tony-nominated musical comedy based on the hit film, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. $76 and $71. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900.

Johnny Cash Tribute

Tom Cavanagh and the June Carter Singers in concert, Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Eranga & Prianga

The vocal duo performs “Music From Around the World,” Friday, Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.

Lewis Black

The comedian-actor comments on the absurdities of our world in “Rant, White & Blue,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, 8 p.m. $69.50 and $59.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Trio Solisti

Violinist Maria Bachmann and cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach perform with pianist Adam Neiman, Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Program includes Haydn’s Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27; Chausson’s Trio in G minor, Op. 3; Brahms’ Trio in C Major, Op. 87. $35. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Jerome “City” Smith

The popular vocalist and the City Sounds Orchestra in concert, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m. Program traces the evolution of African-American music. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Christopher Durang’s zany comedy that examines the midlife malaise of middle-aged siblings, Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $22, $20 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

Eddie & the Starlites

An afternoon of R&B classics, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.

One Enchanted Evening

Musical revue celebrating the best of Broadway, presented by Adelphi Dept. of Music students, featuring songs by Oscar Hammerstein along with modern classics. Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m. $25. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Family

Alice in Wonderland

Share Alice’s madcap adventures, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. $12. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Madagascar

A musical journey out of the zoo and onto the stage, based on the popular animated film, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, 12 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Feb. 20-23, 11 a.m. $12. Performance is followed by a meet and greet with the cast. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Screen Time

See “The Secret Life of Pets,” the animated buddy adventure about how pets spend their days when their owners are not around, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Aesop’s Fables

A classic collection of stories come to life on stage, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.; Thursday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. $11, $13 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Animal Games

A ventriloquist puppet show, with Petra Puppets, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Movie Matinee

See Disney’s “Zootopia,” the animated buddy cop comedy mystery adventure, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.