Stepping Out

Whats 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. 19-20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 2 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 24, 3 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

A Christmas Carol

Musical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or 
www.merrick-theatre.com.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

An irreverent twist on the iconic holiday classic, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport (631) 854-5579 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones

The Rockabilly band in concert, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Lil Tecca

The rapper in concert, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Terry Fator

The ventriloquist-impressionist performs, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The progressive rockers in concert, with “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” Friday, Dec. 20. NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickmaster.com or www.nycblive.com.

Ugly Sweater Party

Annual holiday event, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. With music from The Plunge along with DJ Savage. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Zak Brown Tribute

The tribute band in concert, with Carolyn Miller,  Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Sal Valentinetti

The vocalist in concert, Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Hanson

The pop-rock band in concert, Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. With special guests Paul McDonald and Joshua and the Holy Rollers. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

White Christmas

The musical that tells of two showbiz buddies, based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name, Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

A Very Countess Christmas

Real Housewives star Luann de Lesseps, in concert, with the latest edition of her cabaret show, Sunday Dec. 22, 7 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Livingston Taylor

The folk singer-songwriter in concert, Sunday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Almost Queen

The tribute band in concert, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Citizen Cope

The trailblazing singer-songwriter/producer in concert, Friday Dec. 27, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

NRBQ and The Whole Wheat Horns

The rock band concert, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Bret Michaels

The Poison frontman in concert, Saturday Dec. 28, 8 p.m. With special guest Killcode. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Kerry Kearney’s Blue Christmas

The blues master in concert, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Saturday Night Disco Fever

A tribute to the 40th anniversary of A Night at Studio 54, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. With France Joli, Tavares, Evelyn “Champagne” King, The Trammps featuring Earl Young, Alfa, Luci and Norma Jean Wright (formerly of Chic), Peaches & Herb, Carol Douglas, Musique, Delfonics and Crystal Stark, including a special performance by That 70s Band. Hosted by Joe Causi with an opening set by Genessa. 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. 19, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 24, 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Dec. 27-29, 11:30 a.m. and 2 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. 21, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

A Christmas Carol

A 60-minute version of the holiday tradition, based on Charles Dicken’s classic novel, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or 
www.plazatheatrical.com.

Winter Wonderland Globes

Create a snowy winter globe to admire all year long, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Cocoa and Crafts

Visit the museum for fun crafts featuring pine cone critters, bird-feeders, and more, along with hot cocoa, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 26-28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. 571-8010 or www.garviespointmuseum.com.

Movie Fun

See “The Grinch,” the latest versiom of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

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 “Breakthrough,” the faith-based drama based on the true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds, Friday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Captain Marvel,” the superhero adventure that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes, Friday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

On Screen

See “When Harry Met Sally,” Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron’s beloved romantic comedy,  Friday. Dec. 20,1 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Christmas at Westbury House

Old Westbury Gardens annual holiday celebration, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22, 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.

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