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

Once

The acclaimed musical based on the Oscar-winning film about an Irish singer-songwriter, Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 2 and 7 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Machinal

Sophie Treadwell’s gripping drama that chronicles the life and execution of a young female stenographer tormented and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage who ends up murdering her husband, presented by Adelphi University Dept. of Theatre, Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s classic dramatization of the Salem witch trials, Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Linda Eder

The cabaret singer-actress in concert, Friday, March 2, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Staatskapelle Weimar

The renowned German orchestra in concert, with an all-Brahms program, Friday, March 2, 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.

Bill Charlap Trio

The acclaimed pianist and his band in concert, celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Dublin Irish Dance

The dance troupe presents “Stepping Out,” a celebration of Celtic culture, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Jim Breuer

The Valley Stream-raised comedian performs his off-the-wall brand of stand-up, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Kurt Elling

The jazz vocalist in concert, Saturday, March 3, 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.

My Fair Lady

The iconic Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Tommy James and the Shondells

The ‘60s rock ‘n rollers in concert, with John Sebestian, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Trio Solisti

The acclaimed ensemble in concert, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m. Program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Neal Stuart and the Empire State

The Johnny Maestro tribute band in concert, Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Sabaton and Kreator

The Swedish heavy metal band and German thrash band Kreator join forces, Sunday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Tyler Farr

The country singer-songwriter in concert, with special guest JD Leonard, Thursday, March 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

Seussical the Musical

Musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Saturday, March 3, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

www.merrick-theatre.com.

Sleeping Beauty

The fairy tale classic comes to life on stage, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.; Sunday, March 4, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or

www.plazatheatrical.com.

Magic and Comedy of Jim McClenahan

Popular magic show with wacky antics, Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m. Registration required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.

Movie Fun

See “Despicable Me 3,” the animated action comedy that continues the adventures of Gru, Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Mouse on the Move

The interactive theatrical tale of two adventurous mice ready to explore the world, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6-7, 10:15 a.m. and noon. For ages 1-5. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Pajama Storytime

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

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. Tackapau sha 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.

At the Movies

See “Victoria and Abdul,” the biographical comedy drama that focuses on the relationship between Queen Victoria and her handsome, young Indian attendant, Friday, March 2, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Everything Barbra Streisand

Join Jack Schnur for a multi-media presentation highlighting the diva’s career, with TV and film clips, Friday, March 2, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.