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

Anton in Show Business

Jane Martin’s madcap comedy about a small experimental theatre company in Texas, presented by Adelphi University Dept. of Theatre, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday Oct. 6, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Man of La Mancha

The classic musical based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Michal Franti and Spearhead

The soul-reggae rockers in concert, Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. With special guests Victoria Canal and Dustin Thomas. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Beginnings and Shining Star

The Chicago/Earth Wind & Fire tribute bands in concert, Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Dream of a Common Language

Heather McDonald’s intriguing drama that explores the delicately complex balance between artistic calling, family life and societal constraints and expectations., presented by Hofstra University’s Dept. of Drama and Dance, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Hofstra University’s Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

George Lopez

The multi-talented comedian on tour, Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Icons of Vinyl

The tribute band in concert, with Eagles, Eric Claption and Tom Petty hits, Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Larger Than Life

The Boy Band tribute band in concert, Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. With Souls On Board. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Saturday Night Fever

Musical adaptation of the classic film, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

WindSync

The acclaimed wind quintet in concert, Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Diana Ross

The diva headlines Tilles Center’s annual gala, Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Dire Straits Legacy

Former Dire Straits bandmates in concert, Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Randy Rainbow

The comic actor/internation sensation on tour, Saturday, Oct.6, 8 p.m. With special guest Rosie O’Donnell. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini’s heartwrenching tale of love and loss, Saturday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Warped Tour Band

The emo/pop-punk tribute band in concert, Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Dick Fox’s Golden Boys

Doo wop icons in concert, starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell, Sunday, Oct.7, 7 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Jimmy Webb

The singer-songwriter-composer in concert, Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Melissa Etheridge

The acclaimed singer-songwriter in concert, Sunday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

The rapper in concert, Monday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Austraiian Pink Floyd’s Time 2018

The popular tribute band in concert, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Slash

The Guns “N Roses frontman in concert, featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickmaster.com.

Who’s Live Anyway?

Improv show with cast members of the CW’s long-running TV series, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Les Dudek

The legendary southern rocker in concert, Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

For the Kids

Selfie Portraits Art Workshop

Discover creative self-portraits by famous artists, Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Then create a one-of-a-kind self portrait. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Freckleface Strawberry

Charming musical based on Julianne Moore’s popular book, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

The Mystery of Halloween High

A mysterious tale of middle school Halloween hijinks, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Gustafer Yellowgold

Songwriter Morgan Taylor shares stories and songs based on the life of his fictional character, who has come to earth from the sun, Monday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration

An exhibition of photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Jessica Earnshaw (Canadian, born 1983), and Isadora Kosofsky (American, born 1993), highlighting the varied critical issues within the prison system in America. Through March 10. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Long Island Biennial

A juried exhibition of 52 works by artists representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media encompassing diverse styles, subject matter, and themes are included. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting

An exhibit of tiles, drawings, sculpture, and prints that document the life and times of this lively artiistic society, which emerged following the nation’s Centennial in 1876. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

True Colors

A full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to the current hot talents. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “Book Club,” the romantic comedy about four friends who gather at their book club, Friday, Oct. 5, 1 and 7:30 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

At the Movies

See “I Can Only Imagine,” the faith-based drama based on the story behind the smash song of the same name, Friday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Tricia’s Flicks

See the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” which tells of the life and work of Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” Friday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.