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, June 6-7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 9, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, June 12, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Copperline

The band in concert, with a tribute to James Taylor, Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Howard Jones

The new wave icon/synth pioneer in concert, Thursday, June 6, 8 p.m. With special guest Men Without Hats and All Hail the Silence. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Anthony Santos

The bachata vocalist in concert, with Tono Rosario, Friday, June 7, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Chamber Orchestra of New York

The renowned orchestra in concert, performing works by Vaughn Williams, Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. With guest soloist pianist Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Goodheart Band

The popular band in concert, Friday, June 7, 8 p.m. Featuring Richie Cannata on sax, Spyro Gyra’s Soctt Ambush and Julio Fernandez. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Joe Crookston

The singer-songwriter in concert, Friday, June 7, 8:30 p.m. (open mic at 7:30 p.m.). $20, $22 at door. Garden Stage at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, 223 Stewart Ave.,Garden City. 248-8891 or www.gardenstage.com.

Blue Oyster Cult

The iconic band in concert, Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m. With special guest Joe Rock and the All Stars. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

John Hammond

The veteran bluesman in concert, with special guest Marci Geller, Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Oceanside Chorale

The chorus in concert, with “Music Around the World,” Saturday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. Fulton Avenue School, 3252 Fulton Ave., Oceanside. 764-2787 or www.oceansidesings.com.

Voyage

The Journey tribute band in concert, featuring Hugo, Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Spring Freestyle Bash

Sal Abbatiello hosts the latest edition, Saturday, June 8, 10 p.m. With Lissete Meledez, Coro, Nayobe, Noel, Sweet Sensation, and Sa-Fire. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Darla

The progressive funk band in concert, Sunday, June 9, 7 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Just Sixties

The band in concert, performing a Woodstock tribute, Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Mame

The beloved madcap musical, with the iconic award-winning score, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Mark Brier and Friends

Mark Brier hosts the annual stand-up extravaganza, featuring top local comedians, Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m. With Leighann Lord, Mel Garlick, Eddie Falco, Patty G., Les Degan and special guests. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Felix Slim

The acclaimed Spanish blues musician in concert, with “1930s Blues, Ragtime, Swing and other Herbs,” Wednesday, June 12, 2 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (631) 271-4626 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

The Founders

The blues band in concert, featuring original members of Roomful of Blues, Thursday, June 13, 8 p.m. With special guest Chris O’Dell and Blue Roots. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Oh, What a Night

The Hit Men in concert, with special guest Fleetwood Macked, Thursday, June 13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

My Butterfly

Songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith’s new musical adventure that follows a young elf who nurtures a baby butterfly egg, Thursday and Friday, June 6-7, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, 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.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, June 8, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Galapagos: Face to Face

A solo exhibition of works depicting the Galapagos Islands by photographer Holly Gordon. The photos examine our relationship with the environment. Through May 30. Bevilacqua Gallery, Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or www.molloy.edu.

Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints

An exhibition prints drawn from the Museum’s collection of more than 60 historical woodblock prints, primarily from the 19th century (Edo period), that focus on themes of landscape, nature, courtesans, and Kabuki actors. Also on view are examples of contemporary woodblock printmaking and Manga (Japanese comics). Through July 26. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940

A sweeping survey of American Impressionism, Ihe exhibition reveals the transformative influence of Impressionism on American art between the years of the Hudson River School—whose majestic landscapes influenced, and then gradually gave way to, French Impressionist–inspired works—and modernist trends of the early 20th century. Featured artists include Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Ernest Lawson, Thomas Moran, Edward Willis Redfield, and Guy Carleton Wiggins. Through Aug. 18 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 ”Annie Get Your Gun,” the 1950 MGM film version of the Broadway musical, Friday, June 7, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

At the Movies

See “The Great Gatsby,” an update to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story, Friday, June 7, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Film Time

See “Murder by Death,” Peter Sellers classic satirical mystery comedy, Friday, June 7, 1 p.m.; also “Vice,” the biopic about Dick Cheney’s influential role as vice president, Wednesday, June 12, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Arctic,” the Icelandic survival drama about a research explorer who crash lands in the frozen Arctic, Friday, June 7, 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, June 11-16, 12 p.m. Explore the top videos that shaped the music video industry today from the view of the directors and artists. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Movie Shwoing

See Frank Capra’s 1939 classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

On Screen

See “Boy Erased,” the biographic drama about a son of a small-town Baptist pastor, who must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parentsWednesday, June 12, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.