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

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

The musical biography of the early rock ‘n roller, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 2, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Jazz All-Stars

Singer-pianist Draul Sherman in concert, with saxaphonist Houston Person and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals, Thursday, Jan. 31,7:30 p.m. Program includes jazz standrards, pop favorites and original compositions. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Joi Koy

The enerrgetic comedian on his “Break the Mold” tour, Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Colin Blunstone

The Zombies lead singer in concert, Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Dario Boente Quartet

The jazz-Latin ensemble in concert, Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. Registration required . East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s beloved opera, presented by Hofstra Opera Theater, Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Pop Evil

The rockers in concert, Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. With special guests Don Jamieson & Savage After Midnight. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.

Rabbit Hole

David Lindsay-Abaire’s award-winning domestic drama about a suburban New York couple dealing with the loss of their only young son, Friday and Saturday, Feb 1-2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

That 70s Band

The tribute band in concert, Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; followed by The 90s Band. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Tim Reynolds and TR3

The electric power trio in concert, Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Classic Albums Live’s Led Zeppelin 1

Led Zeppelin’s masterpiece is given new life onstage, featuring a band of high-energy musicians and amazing lighting effects,, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Dilly Dally Party

Event features appearance by Bud Knight and music by Tuned Up, Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 p.m. Free admission with mdieval costumes. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

The acclaimed orchestra in concert, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Program includes Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D Major and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E Major. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

The Supporting Cast

George Furth’s comedy about woman who has written a novel, basing the characters on four of her friends, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m. ; Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Trio Solisti

The acclaimed ensemble in concert, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Program includes Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.com.

Zebra

The iocnic hard rock band in concert, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

ww.livenation.com.

Hail to the Queen

Rhonda Denet in concert, with a tribute to Aretha Franklin, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Little Shop of Horrrs

A concert version of Alan Menken’s rock horror musical involving a meek floral shop assistant and a strange plant, Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or

www.madisontheatreny.org.

Stan Edwards Sings the Grammys

The veteran performer in concert, Sunday Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Program includes award-winning songs from six decades of the Grammys. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Shari Miller

The singer-songwriter in concert, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Program includes original compositions and popular tunes. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

For the Kids

Charlotte’s Web

The enchanting world of Wilbur the pig and his beloved pal Charlotte come to life in Plaza Theatrical Productions adaptation of E.B. White’s classic tale, Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

A Year With Frog and Toad

Musical based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved books, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibitions, Saturday,

Feb. 2, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Sleeping Beauty

The fairy tale classic comes to life on stage, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

A Bright New Year

Explore the traditions of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Sunday, Feb. 3, 1-3 p.m. Learn about the customs and celebrations and create a paper lantern. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

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 the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” which tells of the life and work of Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” Friday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Film Time

See “Good New,s” the 1947 MGM musical based on the stage production of the same name, Friday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Colette,” the biopic based upon the life of the French novelist Colette , Friday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

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,, Feb. 5-11, 12 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

On Screen

See “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” a live-action continuation of the Winnie the Pooh animated features, Tuesday, Feb. 5., 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Afternoon Movie

See “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” the sequel to the film adaptation of the stage musical, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.