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What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Matilda

The inspiring story of an extraordinary girl comes to life on stage, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Theresa Caputo Live

Long Island’s favorite medium and star of her hit TLC series, demonstrates her unique talents, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000

or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

A Christmas Carol

Musical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Any Way You Want it

The Journey tribute band in concert, Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; followed by Larger Than Life, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

George Winston

The celebrated pianist in concert, Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Half Step

The Grateful Dead tribute band in concert, Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Hofstra Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra performs traditional and contemporary works, Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

The musical comedy about an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the relatives in his way, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Dr. K’s Motown Revue

The popular tribute band in concert, with Motown hits and holiday tunes, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Manheim Steamroller Christmas

The neoclassical music group in concert, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Program includes holiday classics along with original tunes. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

The New Divide

The Linkin Park tribute band in concert, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.; followed by Blink 182 tribute band All the Blink Things. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Paul Joseph Quartet

The jazz ensemble in concert, with “Holiday Jazz,” Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. Program includes inspiring instrumental jazz renditions of secular and sacred favorites. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Blind Boys of Alabama

The renowned gospel group in concert, Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Dave Koz and Friends

The acclaimed jazz saxophonist in concert, Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. With Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington, and special guest Chris Walker. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Dick Fox’s Doo Wop Extravaganza

Classic doo wop groups in conert, Sunday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Lineup includes The Brooklyn Bridge, The Vogues, Brian Hyland, The Crystals, The Classics, and The Devotions. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Long Island Harmonizers

The a cappella barbershop ensemble in concert, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Sylph Singing Bowls

The ensemble in concert, performing with crystal singing bowls, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

United Choral Society

The choir sings seasonal tunes, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

The Cult

The British rockers in concert, Tuesday Dec. 10, 8 p.m. With special guest Spirit Animal. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Biscuit Kings

The blues band in concert, with the Mike Barry Band, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

WALK 97.5 Holiday Show

The Goo Goo Dolls in concert, Wednesday, Dec. 11 8 p.m. With special guests Beach Slang and American Idol’s David Cook. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Sawyer Fredericks

The singer-songwriter, winner of “The Voice” Season 8, in concert, Thursday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Rick Springfield

The singer-songwriter in concert, with Richard Marx, Thursday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

For the Kids

A Christmas Carol

An interactive version of the beloved holiday tale, involving puppetry, adapted by playwright-director Christopher Parks of Experiential Theater Company, Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 6, 12 and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec.7, 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Elf Jr.

The modern-day holiday classic, based on the popular film, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Rosie Revere Engineer and Friends

A new musical based on Andrea Beaty’s beloved book series Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Holiday for Toys

The enchanting musical about a toy maker and his shop filled, with toys, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Laurie Berkner

The children’s entertainer in concert, with Susie Lampert, Sunday Dec. 8, 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...

Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists

An exhibition that kicks off the Heckscher’s year-long centennial celebration, underscoring the museum’s commitment to preserving and presenting the stories of Long Island’s art through ther permanent collection. It brings together painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper by dozens of artists to explore the themes of place, dialogue among artists, and landscape, with particular attention to the achievements of women artists of Long Island.Through March 15. 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.

Picture This! The Art of Children’s Books

A celebration of children’s book illustration guest curated by author/illustrators Tim Miller and Isabel Roxas. Works on view include illustrations by Sophie Blackall, Eric Carle, Catia Chien, Victoria Cossack, Mike Curato, C.G. Esperanza, Brian Floca, Gilbert Ford, Stephanie Graegin, Jen Hill, Ezra Jack Keats, Aram Kim, Colleen Kong-Savage, Leo Lionni, Tim Miller, Oge Mora, Il Sung Na, John Parra, Isabel Roxas, Cecilia Ruiz, Maurice Sendak, and more. Through Jan. 12. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Film Time

See “The Aftermath, the period drama, set post World War ii Germany that follows the failing marriage of a British couple, Friday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Yesterday,” the Beatles-inspired comedy about a struggling songwriter, Friday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Christmas at Westbury House

Old Westbury Gardens annual holiday celebration, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. With decorated period rooms, visit from Santa, crafts, holiday marketplace, refreshments and more. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.