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

Aida

The hit musical based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

The Apple Tree

A series of three musical playlets about men, women and struggles with temptation, presented by the Nassau Community College Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. Nassau Community College, Mainstage Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.

Billy Currington

The country singer-songwriter in concert, Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, 8 p.m. With special guest Steven Lee Olson. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Sirious Business

Adelphi Dept. of Theatre students in a cabaret performance, Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11, 7 and 9 p.m. Program features an original collection of songs and stories. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Dark Star Orchestra

The Grateful Dead cover band in concert, Friday, May 10, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www. thespaceatwestbury.com.

Franco Corso

The vocalist in concert, with “Italy Meets Broadway,” Friday, May 10, 8 p.m. Program includes beloved Italian classics, a tribute to Andrea Bocelli, Broadway favorites and original songs. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Gold Dust Woman

The Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band in concert, Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.; followed by Billboard Live cover band. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

The classic musical satire of big business and all it holds sacred, Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Paul Anka

The iconic singer in concert, in “Anka Sings Sinatra,” Friday, May 10, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Bel Canto Chorale

The Chorale in concert, Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m. Program includes Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “Magnificat,” along with Broadway favorites. St. John’s Lutheran Church 1 Van Roo Ave., Merrick. 705-0011 or www.belcantochoral.net.

The Blasters

The rock ‘n roll band in concert, Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m. With special guests the WellDiggers. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplacecom.

Almost Queen

The popular tribute band in concert, Saturday, May 11. 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Brian Regan

The funnyman and “Tonight” show regular on tour, Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

The punk-rock singer songwriter and his band in concert, Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. With special guests Tim Barry and Murder by Death. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

West Side Story

The groundbreaking musical set in 1950s Manhattan, Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Crazy Ex Girlfriend Live

A stage version of the TV musical comedy series, with Rachel Bloom, Sunday, May 12, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Hofstra Opera Theater

Student performers present varied opera excerpts in honor of Mother’s Day, Sunday May, 12, 3 p.m. Hofstra University, Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Al Stewart

The folk-rocker in concert, Wednesday, May 15, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplacecom.

Judas Priest

The heavy metal band in concert, with special guest Uriah Heep, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14-15, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Sugar Mountain

The Neil Young tribute band in concert, Tuesday, May 14, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplacecom.

ABBA The Concert

The popular tribute show, Thursday, May 16, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Streetfighter

The Rolling Stones tribute band in concert, Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

For the Kids

Movie Fun

See “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse,” the animated superhero adventure that introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, May 11, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 orwww.nassaumuseum.org.

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and her pals on their adventure to the Emerald City, Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

My Butterfly

Songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith’s new musical adventure that follows a young elf who nurtures a baby butterfly egg, Thursday and Friday May 16-17, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For ages 3-10. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

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.” Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “Three Identical Strangers,” the documentary that examines identical triplets separated at birth and adopted by three different families, and the repercussions that follow when they’re reunited as adults, Friday, May 10, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

At the Movies

See “Instant Family,” a comedy about a couple who must learn the ropes of instant parenthood when they bring in three foster children, Friday, May 10, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Film Time

See “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” the biopic about Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and ’80s, Friday, May 10, 1 pm. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.