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 Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Widle’s classic farce, presented by Adelphi Dept. of Theatre, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31-Nov.1, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

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, Oct. 31-Nov, 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

The Addams Family

A musical comedy based on the macabre Addams Family characters, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Sunday,, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Chris Smither

The folk-blues singer-songwriter in concert, with special guest Zak Trojano, Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The irreverent sexy farce, adapted from the popular 1988 film, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Elvis Seen/Unseen

A concert experience highlighted by footage of Elvis joined on stage by his original hand-picked group the TCB Band, Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Fab Four

The popular Beatles tribute act performs, at Molloy College’s annual gala, Friday, Nov. 1, 9 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Gavin Creel

The musical theater star in concert, in an homage to the American musical theater songbook, Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

KICK: The INXS Experience

The tribute band in concert, Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; followed by Foreigner tribute band Double Vision. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Comedy Double Play

Comedian Mark Brier is joined by Eddie Faicco, Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or

www.elmontlibrary.org.

Dorothy B. Hoag Honors Recital

Hofstra University students in concert, Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. With Jason Flores on double bass, sax player Lucas Folan, flutist Sarah Plishka and soprano Miranda Wysocki. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunuff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

The legendary doo wop singer-songwriter in concert, with Mark Farner’s American Band, Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

He-Bird, She-Bird

The ensemble in concert, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

The Lords of 52nd Street

Billy Joel’s former backing band in concert, benefitting the Marty Lyons Foundation, Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. With comedian Bob Nelson. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Love One Another

Jerome “City” Smith and the City Sounds ensemble in concert, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280 or www.elmontlibrary.org.

ZBTB

The Zac Brown tribute band in concert, Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration

Kandace Springs, James Carter and James Francis in concert, Sunday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Program includes original tunes and a selection from the historic Blue Note jazz catalogue. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Cheech & Chong

The iconic counter-culture comic duo performs, Sunday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Guys and Dolls

The classic musical from Broadway’s golden era, about gambling with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Ken Jeong

The Hangover” star on his current standup tour, Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 and 10 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Postmodern Jukebox

The musical collective in concert, Sunday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Atreya

The metalcore band in concert, Monday, Nov. 4, 9:3 p.m.; with opening acts Whitechapel (8:30 p.m.) , He Is Legend (7:45 p.m.), Tempting Fate (7 .pm), and Santa Cruz (6:15 p.m.). Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Norm Macdonald

The SNL alum on tour, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Michael Franti and Spearhead

The rap outfit in concert, with special guest Devon Gilfillian, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or

www.ticketmaster.com.

Randy Jackson

The Zebra frontman in concert, Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. With special guest Craving Strange. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

The Jersey shore rockers in concert, Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Styx

The rock band in concert, Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

For the Kids

Junie B. Jones the Musical

A fast-paced musical adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

A Date With a Dragon

Meet Ozzy, the bearded dragon lizard, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. Learn all about these friendly reptiles. For grades K-5. Registration required. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Explore Africa

Explore Africa at the interactive event featuring dance, vocals and storytelling, presented by KG Group, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7-8 p.m. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

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. 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.

Film Time

See”Rocketman,” the biopic based on the life of Elton John, Friday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Friday Flick

See “Shazam!,” the superhero adventure about a teenager who can transform himself into a superher, Friday, Nov. 1, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.