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

Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7-8, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec, 9, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or

www.engemantheater.com.

Marshall Tucker Band

The southern rock band in concert, Thursday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

John Bishop’s comedy that pokes fun at the theater and film worlds, presented by Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 7-9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. Nassau Community College’s Mainstage Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.

Adelphi Jazz Ensemble

The esemble explores the work of jazz legend Al Jarreau and Stevie Wonder, Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Chevelle

The alternative metal band in concert, Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

The Mavericks

The neotraditional country/Latin/rockabilly band in concert, with Antigone Rising, Friday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Student Rep

Hofstra University’s festival of student acting, directing and dance, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9,7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Other Desert Cities

The acclaimed drama about family secrets brought to light, Friday and Saturday,, Dec. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. $22, $20 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Adelphi Chorale and Vocal Ensemble’s Holiday Celebration

The choral ensembles celebrate the season, performing holiday favorites and choral masterworks, Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Program includes Handel, Bernstein and more. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.

Crazy For You

The zany romantic comedy musical, adapted from the Gershwins’ 1930 musical “Girl Crazy,” Saturday, Dec 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.; BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

A seasonal concert, Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Hot Tuna Electric

The iconic rock blues band in concert, with guitarist Steve Kimock, Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Johnny Mathis

The iconic “Voice of Christmas” in concert, Saturday, Dec. 9, 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.

Todd Rundgren

The singer-songwriter in concert, Satiurday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Wonderous Stories

The popular Beatles tribute band in concert, Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

The legendary doo wop singer-songwriter in concert, on his 50th anniversary tour, Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza

Classic doo wop groups perform, Sunday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. Lineup includes Jay & the Americans, Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams), Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Classics, The Chiffons, The Capris. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Karpenters

The Carpenters tribute band in concert, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Lois Morton

The singer-songwriter presents songs and stories about Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich and Sophie Tucker, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

South Side Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

The Jersey shore rockers in concert, Sunday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Swing’n the Holidays with the Jive Aces

The six-piece British jive-swing band gives a fresh spin to yuletide hits, Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.

Toby Tobias’ Journey From Johannesburg

The South African born songwriter and musician shares his personal story, in song and narrated vignettes, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Hofstra Percumssion Enemble

The ensemble in concert, with traditional and contemporary works, Monday, Dec.11, 7 p.m. Hofstra University’s Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstrat.edu/music.

For the Kids

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The holiday classic featuring the Peanuts gang , presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Dec. 9, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 12 p.m. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Frosty the Snowman

Join Frosty and his friend, Jenny, as they save Chillsville from Ethel Pierpot’s evil plan to melt all the snow, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

101 Dalmations

The beloved tale about those adorable dalmations escaping the clutches of Cruella De Vil, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Andy Warhol

This original exhibition of works by pop artist Andy Warhol includes a selection of screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibit contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. Through March 11. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Converging Voices: Gender and Identity

An original exhibition that focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope. Featured artists include Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Martine Gutierrez, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, Carrie Mae Weems, and Philemona Williamson. Through Dec. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

Fool the Eye

An exhibit that examines how artists use perceptual illusions, devising visual tricks to manipulate space, incorporating spatial illusion. Featured are 20th- and 21st-century artists whose work has explored illusion, including Salvador Dali, Janet Fish, Audrey Flack, Jasper Johns, Judith Leiber, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz, Ben Schoenzeit, and Victor Vasarely. Through March 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or

www.nassaumuseum.org.

From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the ‘60s and ‘70s

An exhibition that delves into the two trends that defined the art of the 1960s and ‘70s: abstract and representational works. Color Field, Minimalist, Pop, and Photorealist work by Don Eddy, Audrey Flack, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, and others are included. Through March 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.