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

Adelphi Chamber Ensemble

Adelphi Department of Music students in concert, Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Program highlights works ranging from Baroque to modern. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Indigo Girls

The folk-rock music duo in concert, Thursday, May 10, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

An R&B Mother’s Day

The Whispers, The Dramatics and Lenny Williams in concert, Friday, May 11, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Cabaret

The award-winning musical about a freewheeling, seedy nightclub in Weimar-era Berlin, Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

Disco Unlimited

The popular band in concert, Friday, May 11, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Pat Travers Band

The blues rockers in concert, Friday, May 11, 8 p.m. With special guests the Mark Newman Band and Kerry Kearney. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Precious LIttle

Madeline George’s comic play about love, language, memory, culture and commitment, Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

The Fab Four

The acclaimed Beatiles tribute band in concert, Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Half Step and The Almost Brothers Band

The Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers tribute bands in concert, Saturday, May 12, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Jim Breuer

The Valley Stream-raised comedian continues his residency, in “Comedy, Stories & More,” with special guest Joe Sib, Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Wedding Singer

Musical based on the hit 1988 Adam Sandler film, Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Hofstra Opera Theater

Hofstra Department of Music students perform a selection of opera scenes, Sunday, May 13, 3 p.m. Hofstra University, Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Blackberry Smoke

The country rock band in concert, Thursday, May 17, 8 p.m. With special guests Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys

The country-gospel vocal quartet in concert, Thursday, May 17, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Singin’ in the Rain

Musical adapted from the 1950s MGM movie musical, Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

While You’re Away: Love Songs of World War II

A concert-lecture that tells the stories of World War II love songs, with Diane Cypkin and accompanist Lena Panfilova, Thursday, May 17, 1 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

For the Kids

Aladdin

Join Aladdin and the Genie on their musical adventure in an exotic magical world, Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Charlotte’s Web

The enchanting world of Wilbur the pig and his beloved pal Charlotte come to life in this adaptation of E.B. White’s beloved book, Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Dinomite Eggs

Explore dinosaurs’ connection to birds, with a dino egg craft workshop, Saturday, May 12, 2-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Eat Up: What’s Cookin’ in the Gardens

Discover tasty delights growing in Old Westbury Gardens’ beds, Saturday, May 12, 12 p.m. Concoct and sample a simple recipe full of delicious seasonal flavors. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Wiz of Oz

A reimagined version of the “Wizard of Oz,’ Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

www.merrick-theatre.com.

Gruff!

An interactive eco-musical, based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” Wednesday through Friday, May 16-18, 20:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.; also Sunday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The show, which takes place in a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard, combines puppetry, physical comedy, captivating projections, laser effects and original songs. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Museums/Galleries and more...

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. Through July 22. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prim e Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Anything Goes: The Jazz Age

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 ‘20s, including neoclassical paintings by Picasso. Through July 8. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Heavy Metal: Photographs by Jan Staller

An exhibition of Staller’s large-scale photographs that transform the industrial environment into a place of profound, otherworldly beauty. He presents found industrial objects as sculptural artifacts of the post-industrial age. Through July 29. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “My Cousin Vinny,” the comedy about an inexperienced but inventive New York City lawyer who finds himself defending two clients in a murder trial in an unfamiliar Alabama courtroom, Friday, May 11, 3 p.m.; also “Miss Congeniality,” the action comedy about an FBI agent who goes undercover in a beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event, Tuesday, May 15, 3 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “The Commuter,” the action thriller about insurances salesman who iis caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home, Friday, May 11, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Film Time

See Orson Welles’ 1958 film noir “A Touch of Evil,” a stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town, Friday, May 11, 1 p.m.; also “The Post,” about The Washington Post’s role in publishing the Pentagon Papers, Wednesday, May 16, 2 and 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Phantom Thread,” the romaantic drama about an elegant couturier in 1950s London, Friday, May 11, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Jewish Film Festival

See “The Wedding Plan,” an Israeli romantic comedy about an Orthodox Jewish woman who tries to find a suitor to marry in 30 days after being dumped by her fiance, Monday, May 14, 2 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, May 15, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Movie Matinee

See “The Post,” the thriller that focuses on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Monday, May 14, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.

On Screen

See “Marshall,” the biopic that follows an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Tuesday, May 15, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Movie Showing

Watch “The Promise,” a historical romance set in the last days of the Ottoman Empire, Thursday, May 17, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.