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

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

The musical comedy about an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the relatives in his way, Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 6, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, April 10, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Allman Betts Band

The sons of Allman Brothers front men join forces, touring with their new band, Thursday, April 4, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Callooh Callay

The progressive rock band in concert, with Ad Astra, Thursday, April 4, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

The Almost Bros

The Allman Brothers tribute band in concert, with Greatful Dead tribute band Half Step, Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

James Weidman and the Rhythm Keepers

The trio in concert, Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. Registration required. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Proof

A Script-In-Hand Theatre production of David Auburn’s drama that explores how genius and mental instability fall hand in hand, Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Robin Trower

The iconic rock guitarist in concert, Friday April 5, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Alexander Wu

The pianist in concert, presented by the Freeport Community Concert Association, Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m. Program includes a special tribute to women composers. Freeport High School, 50 South Brookside Ave., Freeport. (516) 867-1195 or www.freeportconcertassociation.com.

A Chorus Line

The award-winning musical that captures the spririt and tension of a Broadway audition, Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.; Sunday,, April 7, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 10, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

The Boys Next Door

A dramatic comedy that shares the lives of four mentally disabled men who live in a communal home with their guardian, Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Classic Albums Live’s The Beatles Abbey Road

The Beatles’ masterpiece is given new life onstage, featuring a band of high-energy musicians and amazing lighting effects, Saturrday, April 6, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Pirate Flag

The Kenny Chesneyt tribute band in concert, Saturday, April 6, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Louder Than Love

A Freestyle concert featuring the top acts from the ‘80s-’90s Freestyle era, Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. Lineup includes TKA, Judy Torres, George Lamond, The Cover Girls, Sa-Fire, Cynthia, Noel, Lime, David of Nice N Wild, Nayobe, Joyce Sims, and more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Charles Calello

The celebrated arrranger and his band in concert, Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m. The program highlights Calello’s work with the Four Seasons. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Godspell

The high energy musical composed of various parables from the Gospel according to Matthew, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sundday, April 7, 2 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Jamey Johnson

The country singer-songwriter in concert, Sunday, April 7, 8 p.m. With special guest Kelsey Waldon. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Mary Lamont Band

The country band in concert, Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Rodney Crowell

The counrty singer-songwriter in concert, Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m. With special guest Joe Robi nson. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Shanghai Quartet

The incomprable ensemble in concert, Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m. Program includes Dvorak’s Quartet in E flat, Op. 5 and Beethoven’s Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Dance Adelphi: Martha Graham’s Chronicle

Adelphi students perform Martha Graham’s iconic work, Wednesday through Friday, April 10-12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. Program also includes original dances choreographed by Adelphi faculty. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Matt Nathanson

The folk-rock singer-songwriter in concert, Wednesday, April 10, 8 p.m. With special guests The Alternate Routes and Nick Fradiani. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Other Americam Songbook

A lecture/concert highlighting country tunes with Tennessee Walt, Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Spring Dance Concert

Hofstra University Dance students perform, including original works, Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Kevin James

The popular actor-comedian on the stand-up circut, Thursday, April 11, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

Junie B. Jones

A fast-paced musical adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, April 6, 11 a.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, April 6, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or

www.broadhollow.org.

Shrek the Musical

Everyone’s favorite ogre on the stage, based on the acclaimed film, Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Museums/Galleries and more...

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.

At the Movies

See “The Favorite,” the dark comedy that explores the changing power dynamics in the court of Queen Anne, Friday, April 5, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Film Time

See “The Barkleys of Broadway,” the classic 1949 Technicolor musical, reuniting Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Friday, April 5, 1 pm. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “The Favorite,” the dark comedy that explores the changing power dynamics in the court of Queen Anne, Friday, April 5, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Movie Showing

See “The Mule, the crime drama about a 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turned drug mule for a Mexican cartel, Monday, April 8, 2 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Film Screening

See “Music Videos that Shaped the ‘80s,” Tuesday through Sunday, April 9-14, 12 p.m. Explore the top videos that shaped the music video industry today from the view of the directors and the artists themselves. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See the Oscar winning “Green Book,” inspired by the real life account of pianist Don Shirley’s musical tour of the Deep South during the Jim Crow era, with his Italian-American driver/bodyguard Tony Vallelonga, Wedneday, April 10, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

On Screen

See Widows,” the heist thriller about four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway , Hewlett. 374-1967.