Stepping Out

Whats happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Singin’ in the Rain

Musical adapted from the 1950s MGM movie musical, Thursday, July 5, 3 and and p.m.; Friday, July 6, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 7, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, 2 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, July 6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, July 11, 8 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Brand X

The jazz fusion band in concert, Friday, July 6, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 625-2700 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Decadia

The popular cover band in concert, with a tribute to Grease’s 40th anniversary, Friday, July 6, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Godspell

The high energy musical composed of various parables from the Gospel According to Matthew, Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

Andrew Dice Clay

The polarizing foul-mouthed comic on tour, Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Oldies Night

A concert of oldies hits, Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Pirate Flag

The Kenny Chesney tribute band in concert, Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Robert Gordon

The neo-rockabilly singer in concert, Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m. With Chris Spedding, Anton Fig & Rob Stoner. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 625-2700 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Singin’ in the Rain

Musical adapted from the beloved 1950s MGM movie musical, Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 11, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

International Festival

A cultural program of Polish and Greek music, Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

German American Night

A salute to Bavarian music and culture, Monday, July 9, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0335 day of event.

Any Way You Want It

The Journey tribute band in concert, Wednesday, July 11, 8 p.m. Newbridge Road Park, 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Gathering Time

The popular folk trio in concert, with “The Great ‘60s Folk Revival,” Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Courtyard, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Third World

The reggae band in concert, Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 625-2700 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Wonderous Stories

The popular band in concert, Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m. Echo Park, 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

For the Kids

Ants

An interactive collaborative theatrical event, Thursday, July 5, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 2 and 3:30 p.m. 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.

Dream Catchers

Examine the history of dream catchers and their significance to Native American culture, Friday, July 6, 2-4 p.m. Make a modern version of a traditional dream catcher to take home. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Listen Up: Storybook Stroll

Stroll Old Westbury Gardens and hear a reading of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. Then make a take home craft. For ages 3-5. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.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, July 7, 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.

Frogs, Bugs and Animals

Get up close and personal with a variety of animals, Monday, July 9, 4:30-5:3 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Movie Fun

See “Early Man,” the stop-motion animated historical sports comedy about a plucky caveman, Monday, July 9, 2 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Danny Weinkauf’s Red Pants Band

The popular award-winning musican and his band in concert, Thursday, July 12, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Movie Night

See “Captain Underpants,” the animated superhero comedy, outdoors on Eisenhower Park’s big screen, Thursday, July 12, dusk. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or 572-0355.

Singalong with Irv

Join Irv Platsock for an interactive program of traditional songs, Thursday, July 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...

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 Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Heavy Metal: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.

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.

Classic Film Showcase

See the 1940 screwball comedy “His Girl Friday,” moderated by Philip Harwood, Friday, July 6, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Friday Flick

See “Me Before You,” a romantic drama about a small town girl who forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of, Friday, July 6, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Film Showing

See “The Buddy Holly Story,’ the biopic of the pioneering rock and roller, Wednesday, July 11, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.