The popular singer-songwriter and his band in a tribute to Billy Joel, Friday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
The cover band in concert, Friday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0201 or concertline, 572-0355.
Shakespeare’s tale of politics and ambition, Friday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. (631) 854-5579 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.
The rock band in concert, Saturday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. With Big Something. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
The bold brassy musical adapted from Mel Brooks’s 1967 film of the same name, Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Donna The Buffalo
The band in concert, Thursday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.
The inspirational musical collective in concert, Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.
For the Kids
Mouse on the Move
An interactive theater production about two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole, Thurday, and Friday, Aug. 29-30, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. They decide to go to the moon, since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. The audience is involved in the storytelling through props and imagination. For ages 2 and up. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.
Investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a story, Friday, Aug. 30, 10-11 a.m. Listen to story books read aloud while exploring various art materials and processes. Story time is followed by an art project. For ages 3-5. Registration required. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Cottage Imagination Station
Visit Peggie Phipps’ childhood cottage for independent playtime designed to spur imaginative and creative fun, Sunday, Sept. 1, 12-4 p.m. Build, observe, ponder and foster imagination at the discovery space. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.
The Wiggles’ Party Time
The popular Australian children’s group on tour with their latest live version of their TV series, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Back to School Bingo
Celebrate the start of the new school year with a Bingo session, Thursday, Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m. For grades K-6. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
Museums/Galleries and more...
See over 20 dinosaurs and meet over 35 animals at the dual exhibit. Learn about animal adaptations and explore how dinosaurs lived. See robotic dinos that look alive; experience amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural settings. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.
Energy: The Power of Art
The science of art meets the art of science in this unique interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratories and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy. Through Nov. 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Mort Kunstler: The Godfather of Pulp Fiction Illustrators
An exhibition that showcases the acclaimed artist’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction, unfolding in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Originally featured in magazines such as Stag, Male, and For Men Only in the ‘50s, ‘60s,and ‘70s, the illustrations brought to life headlines that screamed adventure. Opens Aug. 24, through Nov. 17. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Other People’s Parties
An original exhibition that investigates the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others. Artists on view include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Andy Warhol. Through March 13. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.
At the Movies
See “What Men Want,” a romantic comedy about a sports with an ability to hear men’s thoughts, Friday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.
See “Independence Day,,” the sci fi thriller about an alient invasion, Friday, Aug. 30, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.
See “The Upside,” the comedy-drama that tells of the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2 and 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Courtyard, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Experience Boston’s art scene, at “The Fogg Museum,” a virtual tour of Harvard’s museum with art historian Vivian Gordon, Thursday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Leggz Ltd. Dance
Leggz Ltd. Dance is holding auditions for its annual full-length holiday
production of The Nutcracker, with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra,
Wednesday, Sept. 4. Classically trained males and females ages 6 to adult are needed. Location is Leggz Ltd. Dance, 82 South Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre. For an appointment, call 766-7171 or email LeggzLtd@gmail.com.