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

Dream of a Common Language

Heather McDonald’s intriguing drama that explores the delicately complex balance between artistic calling, family life and societal constraints and expectations., presented by Hofstra University’s Dept. of Drama and Dance, Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Oct.12-13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.; ofstra University’s Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstratickets.com.

Les Dudek

The legendary southern rocker in concert, Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Man of La Mancha

The classic musical based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” Thursday, Oct. 11, 2 and 8 p.m.: Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

45 RPM

The cover band in concert, with Decadia, Friday, Oct. 12 8 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Melvin Seals and JGB

A tribute to Jerry Garcia, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Trivium

The heavy metal band in concert, Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. With special guests Light the Torch and Avatar. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Englebert Humperdinck

The iconic vocalist in concert, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Lisa Stansfield

The singer-songwriter on tour, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Jim Breuer

The comic continues his residency, with “Comedy, Stories & More,” Saturday, Oct.13, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

John Waite

The rocker in concert, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Oktoberfest

An Oktoberfest celebration, with entertainment, Saturday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m.; followed by Zac Brown tribute band ZBTB, 10 p.m Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Razzle Dazzle

A musical revue saluting Kander and Ebb, presented by Adelphi University Dept. of Music, Saturday Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Saturday Night Fever

Musical adaptation of the classic film, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

A Time To Dance

Libby Skala performs her one-woman show, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Program interweaves music and dance to portray the life of dance pioneer Elizabeth

“Lisl” Polk. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Flamenco Passion

Acclaimed dancer-choreographer Eduardo Guerrero and his ensemble perform, Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Guitarrazzon

Innovative guitar duo Lisa y Josue in concert, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Jack Russell’s Great White

The rock vocalisst and his band in comcert, Sunday, Oct.14, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Poco

The acclaimed country rockers in concert, Sunday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-1384 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Robbie Rosen

The popular American Idol finalist in concert, Sunday, Oct.14, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Spyro Gyra

The iconic jazz fusion band in concert, Sunday, Oct. 13,7 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

The Tenors

The operatic vocal group in concert, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Collective Soul

The rock band in concert, Wednesday, Oct.17, 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Music of Cream

The tribute band in cconcert, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Mark Valenti

The pianist in concert, with “Evolution of Piano Styles,” Thursday, Oct.18, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

For the Kids

Freckleface Strawberry

Charming musical based on Julianne Moore’s popular book, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

The Mystery of Halloween High

A mysterious tale of middle school Halloween hijinks, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 775-4420 or www.broadhollow.org.

Very Busy Spider

Weave webs with spooky string art, Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 16-19, 2:30-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration

An exhibition of photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Jessica Earnshaw (Canadian, born 1983), and Isadora Kosofsky (American, born 1993), highlighting the varied critical issues within the prison system in America. Through March 10. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

Long Island Biennial

A juried exhibition of 52 works by artists representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media encompassing diverse styles, subject matter, and themes are included. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting

An exhibit of tiles, drawings, sculpture, and prints that document the life and times of this lively artiistic society, which emerged following the nation’s Centennial in 1876. Through Nov. 11. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

True Colors

A full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to the current hot talents. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “The More the Mrerrier,” the 1943 comedy classic that pokes fun at the World War II housing shortage, Friday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

At the Movies

See “Red Sparrow,” the spy thriller about a ballerina recruited into the Russian intelligence service, Friday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.

Art Lecture

Examine “Andy Warhol: A to B and Back Again,” with Professor Thomas Germano, Monday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

Film Showing

See “7 Days in Entebbe,” a dramatization of the events of Operation Entebbe, the 1976 counter-terrorist hostage-rescue operation, Monday, Oct. 15, 2 and 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Movie Matinee

See “Molly’s Game,” the thriller based on the life of Molly Bloom, who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became a target of the FBI, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook.

599-8630.