Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, exhibits, music 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, Feb. 28-March 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 2, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

The Hollow

Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, set in an aristocratic family’s country house where a handful of family and friends are visiting for the weekend, presented by Adelphi’s Dept. of Theatre, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 28-March 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Procol Harum

The iconic rocker in concert, Thursday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Nellie McKay

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

www.myfathersplace.com.

Rodney Atkins

The country star in concert, Friday, March 1, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Ain’t Misbehavin

The musical revue tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and ‘30s, Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Billy J. Kramer

The British Invasion pop singer in concert, Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Cheap Trick

The rock band in concert, Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Warped Tour Band

The tribute band in concert, Saturday, March 2, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Wonderous Stories

The tribute band in concert, performing “The Concert for Bangladesh Re-visited,” Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Copperline

The James Taylor tribute band in concert, Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra in concert, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m. Program celebrates 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein, including selections from “West Side Story” “Candide,” Mass for Cello and Orchestra and Halil for Flute and Orchestra.Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Distinguished Faculty Recital

Adelphi University’s artist-teachers in concert, Sunday, March 3, 4 p.m. Pianist Karen Faust Baer, violist Anne-Marie Bedney, violinists Andy Bhasin and Philip Carter, and cellist Deborah Sepe perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K.478, and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Eco del Sur

The South American music/dance ensemble in concert, Sunday, March 3, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Hart & Soul

The band in concert, Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. Program includes classic rock, Top 40, disco, Motown, and more. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Celtic Tenors

The classical crossover trio in concert, Thursday, March 7, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

We Three

The sibling pop band in concert, Thursday, March 7, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

American Girl Live

A new musical, featuring iconic American Girl character, Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.; Friday, March 1, 1 and 5 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

An immersive experience that explores unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago, Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

A Year With Frog and Toad

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

The Little Mermaid

The beloved tale of the adventurous Ariel, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m.; Sunday, March 3, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

The Little Mermaid

The beloved mermaid comes to life in the musical adventure, Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Movie Fun

See “Horton Hears a Who,” the animated adventure comedy, based on the beloved Dr. Seuss tale, Saturday, March 2, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, March 2, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

The LIttle Mermen

The Disney cover band in concert, Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-1384 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, March 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.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

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.