Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more


Performances/On Stage


The acclaimed musical based on the Oscar-winning film about an Irish singer-songwriter, Thursday and Friday, Feb.1-2, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 3, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or

Beyond Beautiful

An original musical revue celebrating the music of Carole King, Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. With Becca Ayers, Alysha Umphress, La Tanya Hall, and Clarke Thorell. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville.(800) 745-3000 or or

The Fairy Queen

Henry Purcell’s semi-opera, loosely based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by Hofstra Opera Theater, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or

Heather Pierson Trio

The folk singer-songwriter and her band, known for their intricate arrangements and stirring harmonies, in concert, Friday, Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m. (open mic at 7:30 p.m.). Garden Stage at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, 223 Stewart Ave.,Garden City. 248-8891 or

Lisa Lampanelli

The “Queen of Mean” on her latest tour, Friday, Feb, 2, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or

Mandy Gonzalez

The versatile Broadway performer, currently seen in “Hamilton,” in concert, Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or

The Legend of the Freedom Quilts andthe Underground Railroad

Performers in period costumes discuss history, legends and personal stories of the Underground Railroad, Friday, Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Adelphi Brass

The Adelphi University faculty ensemble in concert, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or

History of Rock and Roll

A salute to Motown, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m. With The Contours, The Original Vandellas and Bobby Brooks Wilson. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or

My Fair Lady

The iconic Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 4, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or

Taylor 2

The Paul Taylor Dance Company ensemble performs, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m. The famed choregrapher’s works are reimagined for six dancers. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or

Agnes of God

A Script-In-Hand Theatre production of John Pielmeier’s philosophical drama about a young nun accused of murdering a baby to which she has no memory of giving birth. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.


The jazz quartet in concert, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.

Even the Losers

The Tom Petty tribute band in concert, with special guest Andrew Kirell, Thursday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or or

For the Kids

Chinese New Year Celebration

See a performance of a traditional Chinese Lion Dance, with the Chinese Center of Long Island’s Children’s Lion Troop, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Craft activity follows. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Frances England

The singer-songwriter entertains families with her sparkly acoustic pop, Sunday Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or

Pajama Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Movie

See “Crazy, Stupid Love,” the romantic comedy with Ryan Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Steve Carrell, Friday, Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m.; also “The Family Man,” about a cutthroat investment banker who eschews emotional ties who is transported into the life he might have had if he wed his college sweetheart, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “The Glass Castle,” based on Jeanette Walls’ autobiography about her unconventional childhood, Friday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Tricia’s Flicks

See ““ American Made,” the biopic about an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA during the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra affair, Friday, Feb. 2, p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Matinee Time

See “Victoria and Abdul,” the biogrraphical comedy drama that focuses on the relationship between Queen Victoria and her handsome, young Indian attendant, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-196