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

Bell Bottom Blues

The Eric Claption tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Speno Park, 745 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Katt Riggins and Blues Revival

The bluesy sonsgstress in concert, Thursday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. With Ross Osteen Band. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Saturday Night Fever

Musical adapted from the popular film, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

The Secret Comedy of Women

An immersive theatrical experience about the challenges of womanhood, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2 and 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday,, Aug. 11, 2 p.m. A mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (631) 271-4626 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

The Fantasticks

The popular allegorical musical, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Foghat

The rockers in concert, Friday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Gypsy

The classic musical set backstage on the 1920s-30s burlesque circuit, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s tale of politics and ambition, Friday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. (631) 854-5579 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Mini Kiss

The tribute band in concert, Friday, Aug. 9, 8, p.m.; followed by K Rock the 90s, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Bobby Collins

The popular comic in an evening of stand-up, with Stevie GB, Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Ted Nugent

The guitar shredding showman in concert, Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. With special guest Michael Austin. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Beres Hammond

The Jamaican reggae singer in concert, featuring Harmony House Musicians and DJ Inferno, Surday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

Pakistani American Night

An evening showcasing Pakistani culture, Sunday, Aug.11, 7 p.m. Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow. 572-0201 or concertline, 572-0355.

Beyond Fab

The Beatles tribute band in concert, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Grant Park, Hewlett. 572-0201 or concertline, 572-0355.

The Righteous Brothers

Bill Medley in concert, with Bucky Heard, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Witches Brew

The cover band in concert, Tuesday, Aug. 14 8 p.m. Oceanside Park, 33800 Mahlon Brower Dr., Oceanside. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Metropolitan Klezmer Band

The band in concert, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m. Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

Caroline Doctorow and Company

The folksinger-songwriter in concert, performing “The Great American Folk Song Revival,” Thursday, Aug.15, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Courtyard, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Half Step

The Grateful Dead tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. Echo Park, 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead, 292-2000 ext. 7382 or www.toh.li.

In the Light of Led Zeppelin

The tribute band in concert, Thursday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Janis Ian

The singer-songwriter concert, with Livingsston Taylor, Thursday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

For the Kids

Citizen Science

Study monarch butterflies in Long Island Children’s Museum’s Milkweed Garden, Friday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Collect data that supports the University of Minnesota’s Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project. For ages 4 and up. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Movie Fun

See “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies,” an irreverent comic film that pokes fun at superheroes, Monday, Aug. 12, 2 :30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Trivia Time

Test your speed and wits to hit the buzzer first, Monday, Aug. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Cinderella

The beloved fairy tale, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Westwood Park, Foster Ave., Malverne. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and her friends on their journey to Emerald City, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or

www.broadhollow.org.

At the Movies

See “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse,” the animated superhero adventure that introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Cinderella

Follow Cinderella’s adventures in a fast-paced musical production, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Wednesday, Aug.14. 5:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

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. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940

A sweeping survey of American Impressionism, Ihe exhibition reveals the transformative influence of Impressionism on American art between the years of the Hudson River School—whose majestic landscapes influenced, and then gradually gave way to, French Impressionist–inspired works—and modernist trends of the early 20th century. Featured artists include Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Ernest Lawson, Thomas Moran, Edward Willis Redfield, and Guy Carleton Wiggins. Through Aug. 18. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

Friday Flick

See “First Man,” the biopic that tells the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight, Friday, Aug. 9, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Shazam!,” the superhero adventure about a teenager who can transform himself into a superhero, Friday, Aug. 9, 2. p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Movie Matinee

See “Instant Family,” a comedy about a couple who muqst learn the ropes of instant parenthood when they bring in three foster children, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

On Screen

See “Welcome to Marwen,” the tale of a photographer who funnels the pain of a personal tragedy into art using dolls, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway , Hewlett. 374-1967.