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

Million Dollar Quartet

The musical about a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash in 1956, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30-31, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 1, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Sistas on Fire! A Newsical

Interrelated dramatic monologues examine pressing social issues from a female African-American perspective, with a mix of song, dance, poetry and prose, presented by the Nassau Community College Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Thursday, through Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m.; Nassau Community College, Mainstage Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.

Bob Mould

The alt rocker in concert, on his Solo Electric tour, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Cold Beer on a Friday Night

Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band in concert, with tribute to Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

80s vs 90s Night 


Decadia tribute band in concert, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.; folllowed by The 90s Band, 10 p.m.  Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Ladies of the 80s

Taylor Dayne, Jody Watley and Lisa Lisa in concert, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or 
www.livenation.com.

The Magic Flute

Mozart’s beloved opera, presented by Hofstra Opera Theater, Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Robbins Lane Band

The local band in concert, benefiting the Russell J. Efros Foundation, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or 
www.myfathersplace.com.

The Tempest

Shakespeares’s fantastical romance, involving shipwreck and magic, presented by Actors From The London Stage, Friday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.; Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 and 7 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Viva MOMIX

The acclaimed ensemble performs their iconic dances plus new works, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Disco Unlimited

The cover band in concert, Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Elvis: Seen/Unseen

A concert experience, featuring The TCB Band, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. With special appearances by Priscilla Presley and unseen live footage. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Golda’s Balcony

The one-woman play examines the life of Golda Meir and her journey from Milwaukee schoolteacher to Prime Minister of Israel, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Matt Marshak

The American-blues-jazz singer-songwriter in concert, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. With special guest Frank Persico. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Now You’re Talking’s All You Need is Love

Six storytelllers share frank funny true storries about love, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

On Golden Pond

The poignant yet comic exploration of aging and family dynamics, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

Patton Oswalt

The comedian-actor performs, on his “I Love Everything” tour, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Afternoon Laughs

Laugh along with popular comic Mark Brier, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

45 RPM

The cover band in concert, Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

For the Kids 

Cinderella

The beloved fairy tale springs to life, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, Feb. 1, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Furry Forecaster

Join in some Groundhog Day fun, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2-4 p.m. Watch Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his home in Gobbler’s Knob and look for his shadow. Join in on the forecasting festivities and make your own groundhog to take home. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Robotics Boot Camp

Participate in an introduction to robotics with Robotix, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For grades 4-7. Registration required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Dinosaurs/Animal Adventure

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.

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.

The Seasons

An exhibtion that offers a fresh look at visual art inspired by the seasons, highlighted by an outstanding roster of artists.View paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion and design, including works by Grandma Moses, Jasper Johns, Norman Rockwell, Marc Chagall and Jane Freilicher, plus a special showcase of glittering minaudières and fashion accessories by handbag designer Judith Leiber. From traditional landscapes to avant-garde works, this exhibit offers a fanciful experience of every season and an endearing look at holidays through the eyes of artists across the past century. Through March 1. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Six Perspectives

A members invitational exhibit, curated by Chuck Baker, featuring Rockville Centre-based artist Naomi Grossman. On view through Feb. 16. LIC-A/The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City. Visit www.licartists.org for information.

Film Time                 

See “Angel Has Fallen,” the action thriller about a Secret Service agent on the run from a conspiracy, Friday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Searching,” the mystery thriller that follows a father trying to find his missing 16-year-old daughter, Friday Jan. 31, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Film Showing

See “Ladies in Black, “the comedy-drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Australia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.