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

Endless Summer

The Beach Boys Tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Hewlett Point Park, 130 Hewlett Point Ave., East Rockaway. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Howie Day

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. With special guest Frank Viele. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Newsies

Musical based on the 1992 film, inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug, 18, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Ballyhoo

The rock-reggae band oncert, Friday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Dr. K’s Motown Revue

The popular tribute band in concert, Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Friday Night Fever

The New York Bee Gees in concert, with special guests, Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Great American Vaudeville Show

Am original musical comedy revue, Friday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

The Greatest Piano Men

A rock ‘n roll salute to piano icons, Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

Hamlet

Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy, Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Petty Rumours

The Tom Petty/Fleetwood Mac tribute band in concert, Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Seamans Neck Road Park, 2700 S. Seamans Neck Rd., Seaford. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Same Time, Next Year

The romantic comedy about two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Billy J. Kramer

The pop singer in concert, with “To Liverpool with Love,” Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Elvis Spectacular

Elivs impersonators Shawn Klush and Cody Ray Slaughter in concert, with special guests, Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickemaster.com.

Mini Kiss

The Kiss tribute band in concert, Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

The high-spirited musical romp, Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug.19, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

WCBS-FM Saturday in the Park

Belinda Carlisle in concert, Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Funny Girl

The iconic musical based based on the life of entertainer Fanny Brice, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m. The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 569-6870 or

www.plazatheatrical.com.

Punjabi American Night

A salute to Latin cultural traditions, Sunday, Aug.19, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

New York Bee Gees

The tribute band in concert, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m. Merrick Road Park, Merrick. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

One

The Three Dog Night tribute band in concert, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m. Forest City Park, 3099 Morgan Dr., Wantagh. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Donovan Frankenreiter

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

The Doobie Others

The tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. Echo Park, 399 Nassau Blvd. West Hempstead. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

James DiNapoli

The T-Birds singer-songwriter in concert, with Our Generation, in a musical tribute to the ‘60s and ‘70s, Thursday, Aug. 23, 7-10 p.m. Mio Posto, 777 W. Beech St., Long Beach. 208-8029 or www.ourgeneration60s.com.

Ken McGorry and the Achievements

The songwriter and his band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

For the Kids

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and friends as they come to life in a stage adaptation featuring the music from the MGM movie, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Bug Safari

Go on an exploration at Old Westbury Gardens, Saturday, Aug. 18,10:30 a.m. Hunt elusive grasshoppers, butterflies, predatory insects and other creepy, crawly creatures in the gardens. Bring a butterfly net and collecting jars. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Screen Time

See “The Muppets,” the 2011 big screen revival starring those fuzzy folks, Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m; also “Peter Rabbit,” the live-action animated movie based on Beatrix Potter’s classic books, Monday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Karaoke Rock Star Sing-Off

Dress up as a rock star and sing your heart out, with take home craft, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m. For grades K-6.Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

Study monarch butterflies in Long Island Children’s Museum’s Milkweed Garden, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Collect data, see how plants grow as as a habiitat for visiting monarchs. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Movie Night

See “Daddy’s Home,” the comedy about a father and stepdad vying to the best father to their kids, Thursday, Aug. 23, dusk. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0355.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Long Island Biennial

A juried exhibition of 52 works by artists representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media encompassing diverse styles, subject matter, and themes are included. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics exploring everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibit includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen). Through Aug. 17. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting

An exhibit of tiles, drawings, sculpture, and prints that document the life and times of this lively artiistic society. One of many that emerged following the nation’s Centennial in 1876, it comprised a select group of artists, writers, and musicians, including Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edwin Austin Abbey, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White, Meetings were known for spirited conversation and experimentation with painted tiles. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

True Colors

A full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to the current hot talents. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “Wonderwheel,” Woody Allen’s period drama the focuses on four people whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park, Friday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

At the Movies

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, Friday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Ready Player One,” the sci fi thriller about a teen who competes in a contest to win control of a virtual-reality world, Friday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

On Screen

See “Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson’s imaginative animated film about a boy looking for his lost dog, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.