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 11-12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 13, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, April 17, 2 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Dance Adelphi: Martha Graham’s Chronicle

Adelphi students perform Martha Graham’s iconic work, Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, 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.

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.

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.

A Chorus Line

The award-winning musical that captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway audition, Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 14,2:30 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, Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Clint Black

The country star in concert, Friday, April 12, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Kathleen Madigan

The comic-TV personality on tour, Friday, April 12, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.

paramountny.com.

O El Amor Band

The band in concert, followed by the Warped Tour Band, Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Arlen Roth’s Master of the Telecaster

The guitarist in concert, Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Barricade Boys

The vocal ensemble in concert, Saturday, April 13, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Program includes show tunes, pop hits, rock and swing. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Justin Willman

The magician-entertainer on tour, Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

The popular band in concert, Saturday, April 13, 9:30 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Piano Battle

A concert competition with pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. The duo performs varied classics in rounds of competition. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org

Barbershop Harmony Society

The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Five Towns College Chapter in concert Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Bob Saget

The comic actor on tour, Sunday, April 14, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Celebration in Brass

Hofstra University’s celebration of the tuba, featuring student and faculty soloists, the Hofstra Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the Brass Ensemble, Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunuff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644.

Godspell

The high energy musical composed of various parables from the Gospel according to Matthew, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Hofstra Jazz Ensemble

The student ensemble in concert, with the Vocal Jazz Quartet, Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Metropolitan Klezmer

The eclectic band in concert, Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. The program presents a new twist on klezmer music. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

REO Speedwagon

The rock band in concert, Sunday, April 14, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Stevie GB

The comic shares his wit and wisdom in “Welcome to Lawn Guyland,” Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

J.D. Leonard

The country singer-songwriter in concert, with a CD release party, Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Cassandra House

The singer-songwriter in concert, with Peter Mancini Band and Quarterhorse Thursday, April 18, 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

A Dream is a Wish

A sing-along princess concert featuring Disney classics, Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. With breakfast and tea options prior to performances at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Costumes encouraged. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or

www.madisontheatreny.org.

Junie B. Jones

A fast-paced musical adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Shrek the Musical

Everyone’s favorite ogre on the stage, based on the acclaimed film, Saturday, April 13, 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.

That 80s Show

An exhibition that revisits one of the most dynamic eras in American art history. More than 100 works by the great personalities of the ‘80s, including Eric Fischl, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others. The show also features a music and sports memorabilia, “hall of fame” of including Michael Jackson’s glove, Prince’s fashion, Madonna’s jewelry, and autographed sports items.Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

At the Movies

See “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” the biopic about Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and ’80s, Friday, April 12, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Film Time

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, Friday, April 12, 1 and 7:30 pm. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Friday Flick

See “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, Friday, April 12, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Movie Showing

See “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the documentary that takes an intimate look at the life of Fred Rogers, Friday, April 12, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “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, Friday, April 12, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Film Screening

See “Music Videos that Shaped the ‘80s,” Tuesday through Sunday, April 16-21, 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.