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

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and his band in a tribute to Billy Joel, Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Laramie Project

Moises Kaufman’s drama that explores the infamous 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

A Christmas Story: The Musical

A musical version of the film “A Christmas Story,” Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

The popular band in concert, Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

New Power Generation

Prince’s former backing band in concert, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. With special guests Chauncey Nedd & The Neddmens. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Randy Jackson

The Zebra frontman in concert, with George Clinton, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Sweet Charity

Neil Simon’s classic musical comedy inspired by Fellini’s “Nights of Cabiria,” Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Aaron Neville Duo

The distinctive R&B vocalist in concert, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-1384 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

For the Kids

‘Owl’ Be Your Friend

Create a feathered owl friend to take home, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 3-4, 2:30-4 p.m. Free with museum admission. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Peanuts

Go on a journey with Charlie Brown and his pals, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Once Upon a Snowflake

The heartwarming musical about a little girl who lives with her Grandpa in Christmastown, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Jan. 5, 12 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 6, 11 a.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Raptors of the Night

Learn about owls at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2-4 p.m. Get up close and personal with these extraordinary creatures.For ages 5-12. Registration required. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibitions, Saturday, Jan. 5, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Tinkerbell

Peter Pan’s sidekick shares her story, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Family Makerspace

Be inventors for the day at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Sunday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Design, build and test your own contraption that completes a surprise task. Registration required. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

National Circus Project

An interactive show involving circus and variety acts, Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

For the Birds

Salute National Bird Day by examining how birds find food sources during the winter months, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2-4 p.m. Create a winter bird feeder to bring home. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Professor Potionology Potions Lab

Participte in varied experiments, Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For grades 3-6. Registration required. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Disney’ On Ice Presents Frozen

The story of the popular animated film is performed on ice, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10-11, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, 12 and 4 p.m. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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.

Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions

An exhibition of two dozen 20th century and contemporary works that have been acquired by the museum over the past five years. With a selection of prints produced by more traditional and diverse experimental processes; experimental photography by Bill Armstrong, Ellen Carey, and Joe Constantino; New York City street scenes by N. Jay Jaffee; and images of Cuba by Bastienne Schmi; along with abstract and representational paintings. Through May 12. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Rivera and Beyond: Latin American Art

An exhibit of 20th century and contemporary artists from across Central and South America, from the collection of Joan and Milton Bagley. Masterworks by Fernando Botero, Elena Climent, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Diego Rivera, Antonio Seguí, Franciso Zúñiga, and others are on view. Through March 31. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Wild Kingdom: Hunt Slonem and a Hundred Years of Animal Art

An exhibition that showcases artists whose paintings, drawings, and sculpture have immortalized the wild kingdom. On view are works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, John James Audubon and Jeff Koons among others. With an installation by artist-designer Hunt Slonem who creates a dream-like sanctuary for parrots, rabbits and butterflies; his signature motifs. Through March 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

At the Movies

See “Crazy Rich Asians,” the romantic comedy that follows a native New Yorker as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore, Friday, Jan. 4, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Movie Matinee

See “Meet Me in St. Louis,” the 1944 classic MGM romantic musical comedy, starring Judy Garland, Friday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

On Screen

See “Crazy Rich Asians,” the romantic comedy that follows a native New Yorker as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend to his best friend’s wedding, Monday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.

Director’s Seminar

Examine “Metamorphosis in Literature, Music and Film,” with Nassau County Museum of Art Director, Charles A. Riley, Ph.D., at an intimate seminar, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4 p.m. With refreshments and private tour of the current show. Registration required. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Film Screening

See “Drawn From Nature,” the PBS American Masters’ series film that tells the dramatic life story of naturalist John James Audubon, the adventurer and self-taught artist who saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone of his time (1785-1851), Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 8-13, 12 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Film Time

See “In The Fade,” a German thriller about a woman seeking justice following the neo-Nazi murder of her husband and son, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630

Afternoon Movie

See “The Greatest Showman,” the musical biopic about P.T. Barnum, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m.; also “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” the sequel to the film adaptation of the stage musical, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.