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

Alfio

The Australian-Italian tenor in concert, Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. Program includes beloved classics, pop standards and original tunes. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (914) 361-9333 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Jeffrey Gaines

The singer-songwriter in concert, Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Heavy Metal Tribute

Ozzmosis in concert, Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. With Judas Priestess, Rock Central and Snakes & Arrows. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Pablo Francisco

The improv-based comedian on tour, Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Producers

The bold brassy musical adapted from Mel Brooks’ 1967 film of the same name, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Freestyle Bash

A showcase of freestyle bands, Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. Starring Rockell, C-Bank, and Joe Zangie, hosted by Vinny Dice and Sal Abbatiello. Rock Central and Snakes & Arrows. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Mamma Mia

The ABBA jukebox musical, Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Wild Child

The Jim Morrison tribute band in concert, Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. With special guest Memphis Craw. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Yacht Rock

A soft rock showcase, Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. With Ambrosia (“How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part of Me”), John Ford Coley (“Nights Are Forever Without You,” “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”), Peter Beckett (“Baby Come Back,” “How Long”), Robbie Dupree (“Steal Away”) and Elliot Lurie (“Brandy”). Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Dick Fox’s Doo Wop Extravaganza

Iconic doo wop bands in concert, Sunday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m. Lineup includes The Duprees, Lou Christie, The Buckingham’s Dennis Tufano, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Marcel’s, Eddie Holman. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Kevin James

The comic actor on tour, Sunday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Gipsy Kings

The flamenco-salsa group in concert, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Louie Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

A multi-media presentation that showcases the lives and music of ‘the King and Queen of Jazz,’ with Marilyn Carmino, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (914) 361-9333 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the award-winning 1950 film about a faded star of the silent screen era, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12-13, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 14, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or

www.engemantheater.com.

Yacht Rock Revue

The cover band in concert, Thursday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

For the Kids

Story Tots

Investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a story, Friday, Sept. 6, 10-11 a.m. Listen to story books read aloud while exploring various art materials and processes. Story time is followed by an art project. For ages 3-5. Registration required. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Storybook Stroll

Stroll Old Westbury Gardens and hear a reading of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30-11:30 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.

Peppa Pig Live

The latest live show based on the popular long running animated TV series, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Dinosaurs/Animal Adventure

See over 20 dinosaurs and meet over 35 animals at the dual exhibit. Learn about animal adaptations and explore how dinosaurs lived. See robotic dinos that look alive; experience amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural settings. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

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. Through Nov. 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Mort Kunstler: The Godfather of Pulp Fiction Illustrators

An exhibition that showcases the acclaimed artist’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction, unfolding in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Originally featured in magazines such as Stag, Male, and For Men Only in the ‘50s, ‘60s,and ‘70s, the illustrations brought to life headlines that screamed adventure. Through Nov. 17. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org

Other People’s Parties

An original exhibition that investigates the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others. Artists on view include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Andy Warhol. Through March 13. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

At the Movies

See “‘Back to the Future,” the popular sci fi comedy advventure, Friday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m.; also “The Public,” the drama about an act of civil disobedience on a public library’s steps that becomes a stand-off with police and library officials, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Movie Showing

See the classic film “Singin’ in the Rain, Friday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m. East Meadow Firefighters Benevolent Association Hall, 70 Maple Ave., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Macbeth

Screening of Giuseppe’s Verdi’s classic opera, inspired by Shakespeare’s work, filmed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Film Time

See “The Sun is also a Star,” the teen drama that follows a young couple who fall in love, while one of their families faces deportation, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.; also “The Public,” the drama about an act of civil disobedience on a public library’s steps that becomes a stand-off with police, Monday, Sept. 9, 2 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Movie Matinee

See “Stan & Oliie,” the biopic that tells of the later years of Laurel and Hardy, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.