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

Dance Adelphi: Play Ball

Students of Adelphi’s Department of Dance present Christopher Fleming’s acclaimed comic ballet, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

In The Heights

The acclaimed musical about a community on the brink of change, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 2 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Spring Dance Concert

Hofstra University Dance students perform, including original works, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Disco Unlimited

The popular disco tribute band in concert, Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

The blues rockers in concert, Friday April 20, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Golden Voices

Chubby Checker, Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves in concert, Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Choir

The Hofstra University student ensembles in concert, Friday April 20, 7:30 p.m. Program includes Jonathan Dove’s “The Passing of the Year” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on This Shining Night” and “Midwinter Songs, along with works by Eric William Barnum, Jake Runestad, and Annie Lennox. Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. 463-5497.

The Pillowman

Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy about a writer in a totalitarian state, Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or

www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Second City

The acclaimed improv ensemble on tour, with “Look Both Ways Before Talking,” Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Cabaret

The award-winning musical about a freewheeling, seedy nightclub in Weimar-era Berlin, Saturday, April 21, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

Cheech & Chong

The iconic counter-culture comic duo on tour, Saturday, April 21, 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 renowned Billy Joel cover band in concert featuring members of Billy Joel’s band, Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Paul Anka

The iconic singer in concert, Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Rick Braun and Richard Elliot

The jazz saxophonist and trumpeter join forces, Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Hofstra Jazz Ensemble

The student ensemble in concert, with the Vocal Jazz Quartet, Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m. Program includes original student arrangements and traditional jazz repertoire. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Just Sixties

A tribute to the music of the ‘60s, Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. With trivia quizzes and more. Tickets required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Paul Joseph Quartet

The ensemble in concert, performing “Ellington Jazz,” Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Potato Pancakes

A Script-in-Hand production, about a would-be writer in crisis, Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Sympatico

Vocalist Toni Washington Bolt and her ensemble in concert, Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m. Program includes popular jazz and blues. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Welcome to Lawn Guyland

Comedian Stevie GB’s one-man show about his journey from Brooklyn to Long Island, Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Gov’t Mule

The southern rock jam band in concert, Wednesday, April 25, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Paul Joseph Quartet

The ensemble performs jazz classics, in a salute to Jerome Kern, Thursday, April 26, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Giacomo Gates

The jazz vocalist in concert, Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

For the Kids

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play

A musical adventure, from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved books, Friday, April 20, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, April 21,11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Elephant and Piggie take to the stage in a musical romp. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or

www.licm.org.

Okey Dokey Karaoke

Decorate craft microphones and sing along to popular songs, Saturday, April 21, 2-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

PJ Masks Live

The heroic trio from the hit Disney Junior animated series in action, in a musical adventure, “Time to Be a Hero,” Saturday, April 21, 4 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Frogs, Bugs and Animals

Visit with some friends from Green Meadows Farm, Tuesday, April 24, 5 p.m. Get up close with frogs, bugs and other creatures. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Abstracting Art: Way of Seeing

A solo exhibition of the works of Adel Gorgy. On view are 16 of the artist’s recent large scale photographic pieces. Through April 29. Kellenberg Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 323-3196.

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. Opens April 21, through July 22. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

The Jazz Age: Picasso, Matisse, Chanel, Gershwin, Joyce, Fitzgerald and Hemingway

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 1920s, including neoclassical paintings by Picasso. Through July 8. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints

The second exhibition in a series that highlights portfolios of prints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections. The artists experimented using a commercial press to create fine art prints. Works by Chuck Close, John Moore, Olga Moore, Italo Scanga, Salvatore Scarpitta, and Miriam Schapiro, among others, are included. Through July 27. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.