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

In The Heights

The acclaimed musical about a community on the brink of change, Thursday and Friday, April 5-6, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 7, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 8, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, April 11, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Blinkin Park Tribute

All the Blink Things and New Divide in concert, Friday, April 6, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

The Fun Show with Cat and Nat

The sassy Moms take their viral musings on parenthood and life live, Friday, April 6, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The House of Bernarda Alba

Federico Garcia Lorca’s powerful modern Spanish tragedy of a stern matriarch obsessed with family honor, presented by Hofstra University’s Dept. of Drama and Dance, Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 12, 8 p.m. Hofstra University’s Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Sylvia

A. R. Gurney’s dark comedy, Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 8, 2:30 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The irreverent musical farce, Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 8, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

KIX

The hard rock band in concert, Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or 283-5566 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Louder Than Love

A Freestyle concert featuring the top acts from the ‘80s-90s Freestyle era, Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. With TKA, Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, The Cover Girls, Judy Torres, Safire, Coro, and more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Yo-Yo Ma

The acclaimed cellist in concert, with the innovative Silkroad ensemble, Saturday, April 7, 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.

ZBTB

The popular band in concert, with a Zac Brown tribute, Saturday, April 6, 10 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Everett Greenberg and the Evergreen Trio

The ensemble performs the best of Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

The Klexmatics

The acclaimed contemporary Klezmer ensemble in concert, Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Moscow Festival Ballet

The popular ballet company performs Sleeping Beauty, Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Sympatico

Vocalist Toni Washington Bolt and her band in concert, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. Program features popular jazz and blues tunes, including Nina Simone, Etta James, Sergio Mendes and Diana Krall. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Crimes of the Heart

Beth Henley’s irreverant award-winnning play that examines the plight of three MIssissippi sisters betrayed by their passions, presented by Adelphi’s Dept. of Theatre, Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Papa Roach

The rockers in concert, Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

The groundbreaking rocker and her guitarist husband Neil Giraldo in concert, Wednesday, April 11, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

Details of de Kooning

Experiment with texture and light at the art workshop, based on the techniques of Willem de Kooning, Thursday and Friday, April 5-6, 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.

Seussical the Musical

Musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

www.merrick-theatre.com.

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play

A musical adventure, from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved books, Tuesday through Friday, April 10-13, 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 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.

Laugh-a-Lot Poetry Event

Join author-poet Darren Sardelli for an interactive show. with craft workshop, Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Singalong With Irv

Irv Plastock performs traditional children’s songs, Thursday, April 12, 2 p.m. For ages 2-5. Registration required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

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.

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.

Afternoon Movie

See “This Means War,” a romantic comedy about two CIA operatives who fall for the same woman, with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, Friday, April 6, 2:30 p.m.; also “Downsizing,” the sci fi comedy-drama about a husband and wife who shrink themselves in order to simplify their lives, Tuesday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Geostorm,” the action disaster thriller about global superstorm that threatens to wipe out the planet, Friday, April 6, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Film Showing

See “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore.

785-2990.

Literary Voices

Molloy College’s writer-in-residence Barbara Novack hosts a poetry event, with Jared Harel, Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m. Harel, the author of two poetry collections, reads from his works. Kellenberg Hall Reception Room, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 323-3260 or www.molloy.edu.