Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, exhibits, music, and more

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Performances/On Stage

In The Heights

The acclaimed musical about a community on the brink of change, Thursday and Friday, March 29-30, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 31, 3 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Celtic Woman

The inspirational Irish music ensemble in concert, Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Michael Bolton

The singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday, March 29, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Godfrey Towsend

The guitarist performs a tribute to Eric Clapton, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or 283-5566 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Pablo Francisco

The comedian shares his biting social commentary, with special guests Neil Rubenstein and Steve Lazlow, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Sylvia

A. R. Gurney’s dark comedy, Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, 8 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

The Wedding Singer

Musical about a rock star wannabe, based on the hit 1998 Adam Sandler movie, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

For the Kids

Marvel’s Age of Heroes

A live action stunt show featuring popular superheroes, Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.; Friday, March 30, 1 p.m.; Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 1, 2 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. (800) 653-8000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.nycblive.com.

Willem de Kooning: Reimaging the Figure

Explore de Kooning’s life and art, at the art workshop presented by Long island Children’s Museum, Thursday, March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Experiment with color and materials to create unique representations of people. For grades 6-12. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Seussical the Musical

Musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Saturday, March 31 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

www.merrick-theatre.com.

Details of de Kooning

Experiment with texture and light at the art workshop, based on the techniques of Willem de Kooning, Monday through Friday, April 2-6, 11:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Create artworks to be featured in the museum’s annual “Dedicated to de Kooning” exhibit. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play

A musical adventure, from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved books, Monday through Wednesday, April 2-4, 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.

Bird Watching Walk

An introduction to bird watching, Tuesday, April 3, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Examine field marks for a quick ID, bird habitats and behavior, plus learn how to use binoculars. With bird feeder craft and film. For ages 5 and up. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. 571-8010 or www.garviespointmuseum.com.

Little Red Riding Hood

An original musical version of the beloved tale, presented by the BroadHollow Theatre Company, Tuesday, April 3, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Movie Time

See Disney/Pixar’s “Coco,” the award-winning animated tale about an aspiring young musician who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors, Tuesday, April 3, 2 p.m. With refreshments. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.

Steve Rodman’s Comedy and Magic

A fast-paced show of clever magic and witty humor, Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Sleeping Beauty

The fairy tale classic comes to life on stage, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m. Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy., Hicksville. 292-9000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Animal Show

Join staff of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning to examine the diversity of living things, Thursday, April 5, 1:30 p.m. See and touch reptiles, amphibians, insects and mammals. For grades K-6. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Spring Break Movie

See “Ferdinand,” animated comedy-drama adventure about a giant bull with a big heart, Thursday, April 5, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.

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.

Long island’s Best: Young Artists 2018

This juried exhibition, now in its 21st year, features 80 works of art by students in grades 9 through 12 attending public and private schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Through April 15. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday Flick

See “Wonder,” the drama about a boy with a facial deformity who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream school for the first time, Friday, March 30, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Afternoon Movie

See “Same Kind of Different as Me,” the faith-based drama about a Texas art dealer whose wife forces him to volunteer at a local soup kitchen, Tuesday, April 3, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Movie Showing

Watch “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” the American-Israeli political drama about the downfall of a would-be deal maker, Thursday, April 5, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.