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

Blackberry Smoke

The country rock band in concert, Thursday, May 17, 8 p.m. With special guests Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys

The country-gospel vocal quartet in concert, Thursday, May 17, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Singin’ in the Rain

Musical adapted from the 1950s MGM movie musical, Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, presented by the Long Beach Theatre Guild, Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Lincoln Orens Middle School, 150 Trafalgar Blvd., Island Park. 432-2600 or www.lbtg.org or email lbtheatreguild@optonline.net.

Cabaret

The award-winning musical about a freewheeling, seedy nightclub in Weimar-era Berlin, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

50+ Comedy Tour

The baby boomer-themed comic showcase begins its residency at the Madison Theatre, Friday, May 18, 6 and 8 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org or www.50PlusComedy.com.

The Heiress

A Script-In-Hand Theatre production of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s drama, based on Henry James’ novel “Washington Square,” about a wealthy woman caught between her grief-stricken father and a mysterious suitor, Friday, May 18, 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

The popular Billy Joel cover band in concert, featuring members of Billy Joel’s band, Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Precious LIttle

Madeline George’s comic play about love, language, memory, culture and commitment, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Schism

The Tool tribute band n concert, with Pantera and Facelift, Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Tony Bennett

The iconic crooner in concert, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Cabaret

The acclaimed musical set in a Berlin nightclub in the late 1920s, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 2:30 p.m.; Sun day, May 23, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Madison Beer

The young pop singer-actress in concert, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

The Bill Joel cover band in concert, Saturday, May 19,10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Jackson Browne

The classic rocker in concert, Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.

New York Exceptions

The group performs favorite tunes from ‘50s and ‘60s, Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti

The Long Island-based song stylist in concert, performing the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and The Rat Pack, Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Toby Tobias’ Journey From Johannesburg

The South Africa-born musician shares his personal story, in song and narrated vignettes, Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444

West Hempstead Consort

The chamber ensemble in “Music that is Timeless,” Sunday, May 20, 2:30 p.m. Program featues Renaissance music performed on historical instruments.Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett.

374-1967.

Apocalyptica

The Finnish metal band in concert, with “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos” tour, Thursday, May 24, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.

For the Kids

Wiz of Oz

A reimagined version of the “Wizard of Oz,’ Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

www.merrick-theatre.com.

Gruff!

An interactive eco-musical, based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; also Sunday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Tuesday, May 22, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23, 12:15 p.m.; Thursday, May 24, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; The show, which takes place in a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard, combines puppetry, physical comedy, projections, laser effects and original songs. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Jumpbunch Kids: 60 Second Challenge

Join Miss Linda for some fast-paced friendly competition, Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m. Participates tackle crazy activities and challenges for 60 seconds each. For ages 5-12. Registration requ;ired. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Museums/Galleries and more...

The Age of Tiffany: Between Nouveau and Deco

An exhibition that places Tiffany within the context of other decorative art from the Heckscher Museum’s permanent collection. Through July 22. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Anything Goes: The Jazz Age

The wild times and brilliant work of a tightly connected group of musicians, artists and writers during the 1920s are the subject of this exhibition. On view are masterpieces of the ‘20s, including neoclassical paintings by Picasso. Through July 8. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Heavy Metal: Photographs by Jan Staller

An exhibition of Staller’s large-scale photographs that transform the industrial environment into a place of profound, otherworldly beauty. He presents found industrial objects as sculptural artifacts of the post-industrial age. Through July 29. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “Forever My Girl,” the romantic drama about a famous country singer who returns to his hometown after eight years and tries to re-woo the high school sweetheart he left at the altar, Friday, May 18, 3 p.m.; also “All the Money in the World,” the crime thriller that follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, Tuesday, May 22, 3 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “All the Money in the World,” the crime thriller that follows the kidnapping of the teenage John Paul Getty III, Friday, May 18, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Film Time

See Orson Welles’ classic “Citizen Kane,” Friday, May 18, 2 p.m.; also “The Greatest Showman,” the fictionalized musical biopic about P.T. Barnum, Monday, May 21, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “The Post,” the thriller that focuses on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Friday, May 18, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Literary Voices

Nino Provanzano, Linda Trot Dickman, Kate Dickson and Brian Geraghty read from their works, hosted by poets Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson, Saturday, May 19, 2-4 p.m.; with open mic. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Movie Matinee

See “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the acclaimed darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, Wednesday, May 23, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Film Showing

Watch “My Cousin Rachel,” the gothic romantic thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s nove, Thursday, May 24, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.