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

Saturday Night Fever

Musical adapted from the popular film, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 4, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

The Secret Comedy of Women

An immersive theatrical experience about the challenges of womanhood, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2 and 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday,, Aug. 4, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 7, 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.

Allmost Brothers

The Allman Brothers tribute band in concert, Friday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m. Shell Creek Park, 1 Vanderbilt Ave., Island Park. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

90s Dance Party

DJ Savage spins all night long, Friday, Aug. 2, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Anyway You Want It

The Journey tribute band in concert, Saturda, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. Baldwin Park, 3232 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

45 RPM

The popular cover band in concert, headling the annual Salute to Veterans concert, Saturday, Aug. 3, 6:45 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0201 or concertline, 572-0355.

Gypsy

The classic musical set backstage on the 1920s-30s burlesque circuit, Saturday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 4, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot Luau

The popular band in concert, with the annual pig roast, Saturday, Aug. 3, 9:30 p.m.; with opening set by Scarano and Jackson Young of Tuned up, 7 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Chinese American Night

A salute to Chinese cultural traditions, Sunday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0201 or concertline, 572-0355.

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s tale of politics and ambition, Sunday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m; Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. (631) 854-5579 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

The local orchestra performs the best in popular and light classical music, Sunday, Aug. 4, 3 p.m. With guest vocalists. Malverne Station Park, Hempstead Ave., Malverne. 565-0646.

Irish American Night

An evening showcasing Irish song and dance Monday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0201 or concertline, 572-0355.

Gavin DeGraw

The singer-songwriter in concert, Tuesday, Aug. 6, p.m. With special guest Hannah Ellis. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com

Crown the Empire

The metalcore band in concert, featuring Atilla, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. With Veil of Maya, Gideon, Hawk and Life Right Now. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Kal David

The blues-R&B guitarist-songwriter in concert, with Lauri Bono and the Real Deal, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Bell Bottom Blues

The Eric Claption tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Speno Park, 745 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

For the Kids

Follow the Stars

Discover how long before GPS mariners navigated the seas by following the stars, presented by The Whaling Museum, Thursday, Aug. 1, 7-7:45 p.m. Examine navigational artifacts, including a log book. Create a log book to take home to journal your summer adventures. For grades 1-5. Registration required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Citizen Science

Study monarch butterflies in Long Island Children’s Museum’s Milkweed Garden, Friday, Aug. 2, 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.

Jester Jim

The comic juggler performs his interactive show, Friday, Aug. 2, 2-2:45 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Movie Fun

See “Mary Poppins Returns,” a reimagined adventure based on the iconic tale, Monday, Aug. 5, 2 :30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Caps for Sale/Three Billy Goats Gruff

The two classic stories come to life on stage, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Heckscher Park, 25A and Prime Ave., Huntington. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Big Banana Blast Off

An interactive puppet show, presented by Petra Puppets, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway , Hewlett. 374-1967.

Matinee Time

See “Frozen,” the acclaimed animated musical fanatasy, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Hula Hoop Extravaganza

Learn basic hula hoop techniques, preesnted by LI Fit Kids, Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For ages 5-7. Registration required. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Energy: The Power of Art

The science of art meets the art of science in this unique interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratories and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

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.

At the Movies

See “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” Steven Spielberg’s acclained sci-fi thriller, Friday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin.

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