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, Saturday, Jan. 6, 4 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or

www.broadhollow.org.

Dirty Dancing

The film sensation on stage, Friday,, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 6, 2 and 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Last 5 Years

A musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five-year period. Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 7. 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or

www.merrick-theatre.com.

Mitchell Robert’s Simply Me

Mitchell Robert blends comedy and music in his show, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. Registration required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.

Lois Morton

The singer-songwriter performs “Edith, Marlene, Sophie...& Me,” a tribute to Edith Piaf, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 901-1807 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Afro-Cuban All Stars

Juan de Marcos and his 14-piece Big Band in concert, Thursday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 901-1807 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

War

The funk band in concert, Thursday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles

Peter Funt blends stage comedy with a behind-the-scenes peek at clips and quips from the show’s funniest moments, Saturday, Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Purple Xperience

The Prince tribute band in concert, with special guest, Larry Stevens Band, Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

Kids in the Kitchen

Learn culilnary skills, Friday Jan. 5, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Make a kids-friendly snack. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Cinderella

Join Cinderella on her advetures at the Royal Ball, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Jan. 6, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Jan. 7, 12 p.m. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Legion of Villains

A musical adventure with storybook villians, Saturday, Jan. 6, 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, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Pinkalicious

Musical based on the popular book about Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes, Saturday, Jan. 6, 11 a.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 901-1807 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Sock Snowpeople

Build a snowperson without any snow, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. Create a snowperson with a sock. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Space Exploration

Step into the shoes of an astronaut at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m. Discover the science of astronomy, and tackle the challenges of a space-traveler. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.

Disney on Ice’s Reach for the Stars

Disney favorites perform on ice, Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 11-14. Times vary. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.disneyonice.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.

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.

Mysteries of Bats

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s exhibit examines varied species of bats, featuring a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other installations include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.

Afternoon Movie

See “Because I Said So,” a romantic comedy about a meddling mother intent on finding a boyfriend for her unmarried daughter, Friday, Jan. 5, 2:30 p.m.; also

“The Mountain Between Us,” the survival drama about two strangers who must forge a connection after they are stranded after a tragic plane crash on a remote snow covered mountain, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Atomic Blonde,” the action thriller that follows an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents, Friday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Flashback Friday Movie

See “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” the mind-bending romantic dramedy about a couple and their breakup, Friday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Victoria and Abdul,” the biogrraphical comedy drama that focuses on the relationship between Queen Victoria and her handsome, young Indian attendant, Friday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Film Screening

See the documentary “Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere,” Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7, 1-4 p.m. The film explores the lives of the pioneers of 20th century modernism, including rare footage. Nassau County Museum of Art, Manes Center, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Movie Matinee

See “The Dark Tower,” the sci fi fantasy western, based on the Stephen King novel, Sunday, Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Science of Winter Wildlife

Explore the winter habits of local wildlife on a guided walk through the frosty woods, Sunday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. . Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. 571-7901 or www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org.

Art Talk

Examine “Michelangelo’s David,” with art historian Vivian Gordon, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.