Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Peformances/On Stage

Even the Losers

The Tom Petty tribute band in concert, with special guest Andrew Kirell, Thursday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Once

The acclaimed musical based on the Oscar-winning film about an Irish singer-songwriter, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 10, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

My Fair Lady

The iconic Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or

www.broadhollow.org.

Boy Band Review

A boy band tribute show, Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. With hits by ‘Nsync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block One Direction and more. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s classic dramatization of the Salem witch trials, Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Jim Norton

The irreverent comedian on tour, Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. With special guest Kelsey Cook. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

MIchael McDonald

The iconic singer-songwriter in concert, Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Doo Wop Spectacular

Classic doo wop groups in concert, Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. With The Duprees, Larry Chance and The Earls, The Fireflies and more. Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick. (631) 698-9696 or www.ticketfly.com/event/1572477-friend-entertainment-usa-30th-merrick/.

Kevin James

The Kevin Can Wait” star is back on the comedy circuit, Sunday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. With special guest Chris Roach. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Love Is In The Air

Paul and Rochelle Chamlin in a Valentine’s Day-themed concert, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Masters of Illusion

The stage version of CW’s hit TV show that features top magicians doing their best illusions, Sunday, Feb, 11, 7 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Sympatico Jazz

Vocalist Toni Washington Bolt performs a mix of popular jazz and blues, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Swingtime Big Band

The popular big band in concert, with “A Fine Romance,” Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. Program includes classic love songs from the Great American Songbook. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Tennessee Walt’s The Other American Songbook

A lecture-concert on an overlooked slice of America’s musical heritage, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.

For the Kids

Dig Into Dinosaurs

Delve into the dinosaur age with dinosaur expert Dustin Growick aka “The Dinosaur Whisperer,” Saturday, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join in a round of dinosaur trivia and photo challenges. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Pinocchio

The beloved tale of the wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Feb.10, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 11, 12 p.m. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Harry Potter Science

Explore chemical reactions with Harry Potter as the theme, Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Experiment with exploding Polyjuice, worms that change color, and more. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Andy Warhol

This original exhibition of works by pop artist Andy Warhol includes a selection of screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibit contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. Through March 11. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Fool the Eye

An exhibit that examines how artists use perceptual illusions, devising visual tricks to manipulate space, incorporating spatial illusion. Featured are 20th- and 21st-century artists whose work has explored illusion, including Salvador Dali, Janet Fish, Audrey Flack, Jasper Johns, Judith Leiber, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz, Ben Schoenzeit, and Victor Vasarely. Through March 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

www.nassaumuseum.org.

From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art ofthe ‘60s and ‘70s

An exhibition that delves into the two trends that defined the art of the 1960s and ‘70s: abstract and representational works. Color Field, Minimalist, Pop, and Photorealist work by Don Eddy, Audrey Flack, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, and others are included. Through March 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.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.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics that explore 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.

Afternoon Movie

See “27 Dresses,” the romantic comedy about a young professional who is always a bridesmaid and never a bride, with Katherine Heigl, Friday, Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m.; also the romantic comedy “The Proposal,” with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Home Again,” a romantic comedy about a single mom in Los Angeles whose life takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her, Friday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

On Screen

See the iconic Bogie flick “Casablanca,” Friday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.; also “Stronger,” tbe biographical drama based on the memoir of a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Monday, Feb. 12, 1:30 and 7 p.m.; “Home Again,” a romantic comedy about a single mom in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

To Possess a Human Soul: Slavery and the The American Presidency

Hear the stories of a Revolutionary War hero, a celebrrated White House Chef and learn about the first White House memoir written by a slave, Friday, Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Movie Showing

See “Marshall,” the biopic that follows an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.