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

The Tempest

Shakespeare’s comedy of betrayal, ill treatment, the development of magic arts and revenge, Friday, July 5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 7, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, July 10, 8 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. (631) 854-5579 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Legally Blonde The Musical

The theatrical version of the popular movie, Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 7, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Pippin

Stephen Schwartz ‘s acclaimed coming-of-age musical, Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m.; Sunday,, July 7, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Popa Chubby

The rock-blues guitarist ,Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

African-American Night

A salute to African-American music and culture, Sunday, July 7, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or concertline, 572-0223.

German American Night

A lively cultural progran, Monday, July 8, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0200 or concertline, 572-0223.

Turnpike Joe and the Traffic Jam

The popular cover band in concert, Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m. Program includes classic rock/pops from the ‘60s and ‘70s. North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick. 378-7474.

Andrew Weiss & Friends

The songwriter-composer in concert, Wednesday, July 10, 8 p.m. With Tucker Woods and Mosa. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Mamma Mia!

The raucous ABBA jukebox musical, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Wednesday, July 10, 1:15; 12 p.m. lunch. Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Milagro

The Santana tribute band opens Old Westbury Gardens Picnic Pops concert series, Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m. Picnics encouraged. Old Westbury Gardens 71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, 338-0048 or www.oldwestburygardens.org.

Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

The popular local orchestra performs the best in popular and light classical music, Wednesday, July 10, 8 p.m. With guest vocalists. Valley Stream Green Bandshell, Verona Place, Valley Stream. 565-0646.

The Secret Comedy of Women

An immersive theatrical experience about the challenges of womanhood, Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 11, 2 and 7 p.m.; Friday, July 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m. A mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (631) 271-4626 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Sir Elton

Th Elton John tribute band in concert, Wedmesday, July 10, 8 p.m. Newbridge Road Park Newbridge Rd., Bellmore. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Vintage Bliss

Suzanne LoFaso and Vincent Rocccaro in concert, Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m. Program covers the origins of R&B and Motown. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (631) 271-4626 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Amber Ferrari

The vocalist in concert, with a tribute to Madonna and Lady Gaga, Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m. Forest City Park, 3099 Morgan Dr., Wantagh. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Better Than Exra

The alternative rock band in concert, Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m. With special guestss Brett Newski and the No Tomorrow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Shindig

The ‘60s tribute band in concert, with Boomer Brothers, Thursday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Saturday Night Fever

Music adapted from the popular film, Thursday and Friday, July 11-12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

For the Kids

Citizen Science

Study monarch butterfilies in Long Island Children’s Museum’s Milkweed Garden, Friday, July 5, 2 p.m. Collect data that supports the University of Minnesota’s Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project. For ages 4 and up. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Storybook Stroll

Stroll Old Westbury Gardens and hear a reading of Ezra Jack Keats “The Snowy Day,” Saturday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. Then make a take home craft. For ages 3-5. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, July 6, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Songs With Dara

Hear stories and songs of the sea with the children’s entertainer, Thursday, July 11, 6:30-7:15 p.m. For ages infant through 5. Regidtration required. Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 377-6112.

Movie Fun

See “The Kid Who Would Be King,” the fantasy adventure reboot of the King Arthur legend, Monday, July 8, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

The Wizard of Oz

Follow Dorothy and her friends as they venture to the Emerald City, Tuesday, July 9, 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 11, 10 a.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Matinee Time

See “Monsters vs. Aliens,” the animiated sci fantasy, Wednesday, July 10, 2:30 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Game Show

A trivia event with Knock ‘em Dead Comedy, Thursday, July 11, 7-8 p.m. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints

An exhibition of 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 “Showboat,” the 1951 musical film, adapted from the classic stage musical, Friday July 5, 1 p.m. Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy, Hicksville. 794-2570.

At the Movies

See “Grease,” the popular romantic musical comedy set in the 1950s, Friday, July 5, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Monday Matinee

See “Instant Family,” a comedy about a couple who muqst learn the ropes of instant parenthood when they bring in three foster children, Monday, July 8, 2 p.m. Malverne Public Library, 61 St. Thomas Place, Malverne. 599-0750.

Movie Matinee

See “The Favorite,” the dark comedy that explores the changing power dynamics in the court of Queen Anne, Tuesday, July 9, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.