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

Once

The acclaimed musical based on the Oscar-winni ng film about an Irish singer-songwriter, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 27, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Salute to Swing

Jazz clarinet/sax great Ken Peplowski leads an all-star combo in swing classics, Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets requird. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Sizwe Bansi is Dead

Athol Fugard’s acclaimed drama about South Africa under apartheid rule, presented by Nassau Community College’s Theatre and Dance Department, Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 25-27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m. Nassau Community College’s Little Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.

Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabaté

The renowned West African vocalist and his band Super Mande celebrate the music of West Africa and its folklore, Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.

Last 5 Years

A musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five-year period, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Randy Accardi

The vocalist performs hits from the ‘40s-’80s, Friday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Anton Jazz

The emsemble in concert, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Program includes classic jazz standards, the Great American Songbook, and more. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.

354-5280.

Blues Traveler

The popular jam band in concert, with special guest Los Colognes, Saturday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Yamato — The Drummer of Japan

The acclaimed ensemble in concert, Sunday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Woodstock Revisited

Local tribute bands in concert, Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. With Kiss the Sky, (JImmy Hendrix tribute band), CNS Songs (Crosby Stills and Nash), Willy and the Poor Boys (Creedence Clearwater Revival), and Taboo (Santana). Brookside School,1260 Meadowbrook Rd.,North Merrick. (631) 698-9696 or www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1567027.

Broadway Cabaret Celebration

A musical revue of Broadway tunes, with Molloy College Cap21 musical theater students, in a tribute to local theater arts advocate John Pane, Sunday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Golden Tone Orchestra

Hear the Big Band sounds of the 18-piece orchestra, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Steel Silk Band

The 11-piece concert band performs the biggest hits throughout the decades, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

For the Kids

I Dig It

Explore the era when dinosaurs roamed, Saturday and Sunday, Jan, 27-28, 2-4 p.m. Delve into dinosaur skeletons and what scientists believed they looked like. Study a T-Rex, Tricertops and a Stegosaurus “x-ray” and chart a favorite. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Movie Fun

See “Finding Dory,” Disney/Pixar’s animated sequel to “Finding Nemo,” Saturday, Jan. 27, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Pinocchio

The beloved tale of the wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday Jan. 27, 11 a.m.. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Laurie Berkner Live

The singer-songwriter in concert, Sunday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.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 ofthe ‘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.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics that explore everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibit includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen). Through Aug. 17. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

Afternoon Movie

See “The Break-Up,” the romantic comedy about a Chicago couple whose happily-ever-after quickly turns into a never-again that gets complicated when both parties refuse to move out of the pair’s recently purchased condo, Friday, Jan. 26, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Women,” the comedy-drama about a wealthy New Yorker who leaves her cheating husband and bonds with other women at a resort, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the third installment of the rebooted sci fi series, Friday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See ““The Glass Castle,” based on Jeanette Walls’ autobiography about her unconventional childhood, Friday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Film Screening

See the documentary “Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere,” Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28, 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.

Literary Voices

Evie Ivy, Wayne Mennecke, Charles Peter Watson and Dan Brownread from their works, hosted by poets Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

La Cenerentola

A screening of Rossini’s classic opera, filmed at the Paris Opera, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.

Film Classics

See the classic romantic comedy “Funny Face,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Movie Matinee

See “Slumdog Millionaire,” the acclaimed film that tells the story of a penniless, 18-year-old orphan from the Mumbai slums, who comes within one question of winning India’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and the investigation that follows, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.