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

Chase Rice

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

Cirque du Soleil

The inventive circus troupe returns to Long Island with their “Big Top” show “Volta,” Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 1,1:30 and 5 p.m. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickmaster.com or www.nycblive.com.

Singin' in the Rain

Musical adapted from the 1950s MGM movie musical, Thursday, and Friday, June 28-29, 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 30, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 1, 2 and 7 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Friday, June 29, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Get The Led Out

The Led Zeppelin tribute band in cocert, Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Godspell

The high energy musical composed of various parables from the Gospel According to Matthew, Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

Hanks a Lot!

Tennessee Walt in concert, with a tribute to 95 years of country music, Friday, June 29, 1 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

The Iron Maidens and Judas Priestess

The all-female tribute bands in concert, Friday, June 29, doors open at 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

The Real Diamond

The band performs a tribute to Neil Diamond, Friday, June 29, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Broadway Showstoppers and More

Jacques LeBas performs Broadway favorites and popular standards, Saturday, June 30, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Linda Eder

The Broadway actress/cabaret star in concert, Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m. Program includes Broadway, standards, pop, and jazz. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Quiet Riot

The heavy metal band in concert, Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Roomful of Blues

The blues and swing revival big band in concert, Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 625-2700 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Movin’ Out

The Billy Joel tribute band in concert, Tuesday, July 3, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

For the Kids

Silly Sunglasses

Stop by Long Island Children’s Museum and create silly sunglasses during a craft workshop, Thursday, June 28, 2-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Studio Saturday

Drop in to The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by Nassau County Museum of Art’s current exhibit, Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes. For all ages. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www. nassaumuseum.org.

Think Up:Flower Forensics

Investigate the wonders of nature and history’s mysteries at Old Westbury Gardens, Saturday, June 30, 12 p.m. Go on fact-finding hunts through Westbury House and the gardens to uncover clues and solve riddles. For ages 8 and up. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Ants

An interactive collaborative theatrical event, presented during “Bug Bonanza,” Sunday, July 1, 12:30-4 p.m.; also Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3, and Thursday, July 5. The performance brings giant “ants” and children together in an unusual landscaping project. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Beat Shazam

Test your musical knowledge, Monday, July 2, 4 p.m. See if you can identify songs before Shazam does. For grades 7-12. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Movie Fun

See “Wonder,” a drama about a boy with a facial deformity who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream school for the first time, Monday, July 2, 2 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Film Time

See “Rookie of the Year,” the sports comedy about a rocket-armed 12-year-old who lifts the Cubs to a World Series championship, Thursday, July 5, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Garden Party Drawing

Sit outside in the garden with a sketch pad for a drawing session, Thursday, July 5, 4-5 p.m. For grades 4-8. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

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. 484-9338 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.

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 exploring 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 “Pitch Perfect 3,” the latest installment of the movie franchise that follows the musical misadventures of collegiate a cappella singers, Friday, June 29, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Film Showing

See “Pele,” the biopic about the early life of Brazilian footballer Pelé, Friday, June 29, 1:30 p.m.; also “15:17 to Paris,” the action biopic that tells of the real-life story of three friends whose brave act turned them into heroes during a high-speed railway ride, Monday, July 2, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Friday Flick

See “Wonder,” a drama about a fifth grade boy with a facial deformity who attends a mainstream school for the first time, Friday, June 29, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

On Screen

See “I, Tonya,” the darkly comedic biopic about figure skater Tonya Harding, and her sensational scandal, Friday, June 29, 1 and 7:30 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.