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

Grease

The kids from Rydell High are back on stage, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10-11, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 13, 2 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 15-16, 8 p.m. $76 and $71. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900.

The Hambones

The band in concert, featuring ‘60s hits, Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Courtyard, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Tuesday Afternoon

The Moody Blues tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Coes Neck Park, Baldwin. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.com

Gene Ween Does Billy Joel

A tribute to Billy Joel, with special guests The Paul Green Rock Academy, Friday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. $35 and $25. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.theespaceatwestbury.com.

Jessie’s Girl

The acclaimed tribute band performs its “Back to the Eighties” show, Friday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. $30, $25 and $15. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

The Nassau Pops performs the best in popular and light classical music, Friday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. With vocalists Jack and Ann Cassin. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or concertline, 572-0223.

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s witty romantic comedy, Friday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $15. Arena Players, Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House Theater, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 293-0674 or www.arenaplayers.org.

Ragtime

The sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, 8 p.m.: Sunday Aug. 13, 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 (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Sweeney Todd

The award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical about the demonic barber in 19th century London, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 13, 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.

ABBA The Concert

The acclaimed tribute group in concert, recreating the ABBA experience, Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. $125, $99.50, $49.50, $39.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Bangladeshi American Night

A cultural program of music and dance, Sunday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or concertline, 572-0223.

Joey Arminio and Family

An evening of Broadway showtunes, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m.; with pre-show, 7 p.m. Gazebo, Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park, Summit and Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst. 295-5770.

Dion Tribute

Belmont Avenue peforms Dion hits, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Grant Park Patio, Hewlett.

Elvis Anniversary Tribute

Popular Elvis impersonator Lamar Peters in concert, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or concertline, 572-0223.

Rockin’ the Paradise

The band performs a Styx tribute, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Echo Park, 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Ted Nugent

The guitar shredding showman in concert, with special guest Derek Day, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $64.50, $44.50, $34.50, $24.50. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

One

The band in concert, with a Three Dog Night tribute, Thursday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Merrick Road Park, Merrick. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

For the Kids

Puppet Project

Design and engineer a stick and rod puppet, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10-11, 1-3 p.m.; also Monday through Friday, Aug. 14-18. Develop your puppet’s character and learn how to perform for family and friends. $5 with museum admission. ($4 members). Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Get up close with different types of musical instruments at the interactive program, Friday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Registration required. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Summer Movie Showcase

See the animated monster comedy adventure “Hotel Transylvania 2,” Friday, Aug. 11, 8:05 p.m. Nickerson Beach Park, East Terrace, 880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach. 572-0355.

Movie Fun

See Disney’s “Zootopia,” the animated buddy cop comedy mystery adventure, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7:55 p.m. North Woodmere Park, Branch Boulevard and Hungry Harbor Rd., North Woodmere. 572-0355.

Madagascar

A musical journey out of the zoo and onto the stage, based on the popular animated film, Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. $11, $13 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Movie Night

See “Sing,” an animated musical comedy about a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition in a city of humanoid animals, outdoors on Eisenhower Park’s big screen, Thursday, Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0355.

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.

New York, New York

The exhibition, guest curated by Director Emerita Constance Schwartz, portrays the city’s grit and glamour, its excitement and bustle as interpreted through more than 140 artworks. Artists on view include John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery and Georgia O’Keeffe, among others. Through Nov. 5. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

www.nassaumuseum.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 “Julie & Julia,” the comedy-drama starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child, Friday, Aug. 11, 2:30 p.m.; also “Brooklyn,” the romantic drama about a young Irish immigrant in 1950s New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.