Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the award-winning 1950 film about a faded star of the silent screen era, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19-20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 3 and 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or
Disney’s High School Musical
The hit musical about a high school musical production, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at Long Island Children’s Museum’s Community Gallery, Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m. Learn about the Puerto Rican Coqui, “little frog,” and make a unique version of this special species. For ages 3and up. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.
Steel Impressions Steelband
The steel drum band in an interactive concert, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-3 p.m. Program features authentic Caribbean music and introduction to the history of the steel drum. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.
Great Oreo Taste-off
Try out different flavors of the popular cookie and vote for a favorite, Thurssday, Sept. 26, 7- 8 p.m. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.
Museums/ Galleries and more...
See over 20 dinosaurs and meet over 35 animals at the dual exhibit. Learn about animal adaptations and explore how dinosaurs lived. See robotic dinos that look alive; experience amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural settings. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. 764-0045 or www.cstl.org.
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. Through Nov. 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Mort Kunstler: The Godfather of Pulp Fiction Illustrators
An exhibition that showcases the acclaimed artist’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction, unfolding in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Originally featured in magazines such as Stag, Male, and For Men Only in the ‘50s, ‘60s,and ‘70s, the illustrations brought to life headlines that screamed adventure. Through Nov. 17. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Other People’s Parties
An original exhibition that investigates the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others. Artists on view include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, and Andy Warhol. Through March 13. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.
At the Movies
See “‘The Hustle,” the comedy about a pair of female con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France, Friday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.
See “Vice,” the biopic about Dick Cheney’s influential role as vice president, Friday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. East Meadow Firefighters Benevolent Association Hall, 70 Maple Ave., East Meadow. 794-2570.
Barbara Novack hosts a poetry event celebrating Long Island poets on Walt Whitman’s Bicentennial, featuring JR Turek, Sunday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m. Molloy College, Kellenberg Hall, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3260.
Trivia Night: Parks and Recreation
A pop culture trivia event, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Afternoon Tea and Garden Stroll
Enjoy a full tea at Old Westbury Gardens’ Orchard Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1-3 p.m. A seasonal guided garden tour follows. Reservations required. Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.
See “The Lady in Number 6,” the documentary about concert pianist and Holocaust surviver Alice Herz Sommer, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.