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

Cirque du Soleil

The inventive circus troupe returns to Long Island with their “Big Top” show “Volta,” Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 4:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 10 1:30 and 5 p.m. Through July 1. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickmaster.com or www.nycblive.com

Midge Ure and Paul Young

The British pop-New Wave stars join forces for “The Soundtrack of Your Life,” tour, Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Singin’ in the Rain

Musical adapted from the 1950s MGM movie musical, Thursday, and Friday, June 7-8, 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, 3 p.m.; Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, June 13, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Lobby Hero

Kenneth Lonergan’s drama of four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation in a Manhattan apartment building lobby, Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 10, 3 p.m. Carriage House Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 557-1207 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

That 70s Band

The tribute band in concert, Friday, June 8, 8 8 p.m., followed by ‘90s Night with Mean Machine, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Almost Queen

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

The Best Things in Life

A musical revue, with Broadway hits, featuring guest vocalist Tom Stallone and a cast of 35 singers, presented by Long Island Cabaret Theatre, Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. Dancing with Jen Grabowski and Blue Eyed Soul follows. Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh. 946-7207 or find Long Island Cabaret Theatre on Facebook.

All About Broadway

Pianist Shari DeCicco in concert, Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 785-2990.

Gin Blossoms

The alternative rock band in concert, Sunday, June 10, 7 p.m. With special guests Vertical Horizon and Tonic. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave.,

Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

The Karpenteers

The Carpenters’ tribute band in concert, Sunday, June 120, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Mark Brier and Friends

Mark Brier hosts an afternoon of stand-up, featuring top local comedians, Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

United Choral Society

The chorus presents its annual spring concert, Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Johnny Mathis

The iconic crooner in concert, Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

The acclaimed country superstars in concert, Thursday, June 14. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.tickmaster.com or www.nycblive.com.

For the Kids

Gruff!

An interactive eco-musical, based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” Thursday and Friday,7-8, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 9 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The show, which takes place in a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard, combines puppetry, physical comedy, projections, laser effects and original songs. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Eat Up: What’s Cookin’ in the Gardens

Discover tasty delights growing in Old Westbury Gardens beds, Saturday, June 9, 12 p.m. Concoct and sample a simple recipe full of delicious seasonal flavors. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Friends

Join Mouse, Dog, Cat and Pig for a celebration of the beloved book series, Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. Hear stories, play games and make a craft. For ages 3-6. Registration required. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

Museums/Galleries and more...

The Age of Tiffany: Between Nouveau and Deco

An exhibition that places Tiffany within the context of other decorative art from the Heckscher Museum’s permanent collection. Through July 22. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prim e Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Anything Goes: The Jazz Age

The wild times and brilliant work of a tightly connected group of musicians, artists and writers during the 1920s are the subject of this exhibition. On view are masterpieces of the ‘20s, including neoclassical paintings by Picasso. Through July 8. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Heavy Metal:Photographs by Jan Staller

An exhibition of Staller’s large-scale photographs that transform the industrial environment into a place of profound, otherworldly beauty. He presents found industrial objects as sculptural artifacts of the post-industrial age. Through July 29. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints

The second exhibition in a series that highlights portfolios of prints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections. The artists experimented using a commercial press to create fine art prints. Works by Chuck Close, John Moore, Olga Moore, Italo Scanga, Salvatore Scarpitta, and Miriam Schapiro, among others, are included. Through July 27. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller

An original exhibition that showcases Romare Bearden’s work, spanning historical, political and religious topics exploring everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibit includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen). Through Aug. 17. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum

Afternoon Movie

See “Crash,” the ensemble drama about interconnected lives in Los Angeles, Friday, June 8, 3 p.m.; also “Enough Said,” the romantic comedy about a divorcee who unexpectedly finds herself dating her friend’s ex-husband. Tuesday, June 12, 3 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

At the Movies

See “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the adventure comedy about a group of teenagers who turn into video game characters, Friday, June 8, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Friday Flick

See “Girls Trip,” the comedy about reunited sorority sisters in New Orleans, Friday, June 8, 1 p.m. Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream. 825-6422.

Movie Matinee

See “A Few Good Men,” the dramatic courtroom thriller, Friday, June 8, 1 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Tricia’s Flicks

See “Darkest Hour,” the biopic that tells of Winston Churchill’s first weeks as Britain’s prime minister as Western Europe crumbles under the Germans’ blitzkrieg assault, Friday, June 8, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

On Screen

See “Phantom Thread,” the romantic drama about an elegant couturier in 1950s London, Wednesday, June 13, 2 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.