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

Pale Blue Dots

A new play, commissioned and presented by Adelphi University Dept. of Theatre, about an all-female astronaut team aboard the International Space Station, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3-4, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday Oct. 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the award-winning 1950 film about a faded star of the silent screen era, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3-4, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 and 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

Brigadoon

Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical fable set in the mysterious Scottish hills, Friday and Saturday, Oct, 4-5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.

Blood Sweat & Tears

The iconic jazz-rock band in concert, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Bumping Mics

Comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell share the stage, as co-headliners, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

45 RPM

The 70s tribute band concert, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; followed by Guns n Roses tribute band Appetite for Destruction, 10 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Gypsy

The Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band in concert, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Mamma Mia

The ABBA jukebox musical, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Private Lives

Noel Coward’s sophisticated comedy of manners, presented by Hofstra University’s Dept. of Drama and Dance, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Hofstra University’s Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or

www.hofstratickets.com.

Top Shelf Comedy

Comic showcase featuring Carie Karavas and Rhonda Hansome, with special guests, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m. Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington 404-9989 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Anyway You Want It

The Journey tribute band in concert, Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

John Batdorf

The singer-songwriter in concert, with Dean Friedman, Satuday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s beloved opera that tells of the doomed geisha, with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, Oct 5, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Ava Della Pietra

The young Broadway performer in concert, Sunday, Oct 6, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Chazz Palminteri

The actor performs his one-man version of “A Bronx Tale,” Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Sheri Miller

The singer-songwriter in concert, with “Songs to Fall in Love with this Fall,” Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Program includes original compositions and songs by The Beatles, Patsy Cline, and others. North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick. 378-7474.

Gathering Time

The popular local folk trio in concert, in a tribute to Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Mariana Grace

The songstress in concert, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Program includes the best of the American Songbook, from Broadway to Hollywood. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Rick Roberts and Larry Burnett

The Firefall bandmates in concert, Wednesday, Oct. 9 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Robert Berry

The legendary guitarist in concert, Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Loverboy

The rock band in concert, Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com

For the Kids

Film Fun

See “Nancy Drew & The Hidden Staircase,” the latest iteration of the popular detective heroine, adapted from the book series, Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Spooktacular Haunted House

Scare up some fun and create a haunted house, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3-4, 2:30-4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Disney’s High School Musical

The hit musical about a high school musical production, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Momee Friends Suitcase Stories: The Story of Hansel & Gretel

A new retelling of the classic tale, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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.

Energy: The Power of Art

The science of art meets the art of science in this unique interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratories and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy. Through Nov. 3. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Mort Kunstler: The Godfather of Pulp Fiction Illustrators

An exhibition that showcases the acclaimed artist’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction, unfolding in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Originally featured in magazines such as Stag, Male, and For Men Only in the ‘50s, ‘60s,and ‘70s, the illustrations brought to life headlines that screamed adventure. Through Nov. 17. 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.

Movie Showing

See the 1953 American musical-comedy “the Band Wagon,” starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, that tells the story of an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career, Friday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m. East Meadow Firefighters Benevolent Association Hall, 70 Maple Ave., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Balance in Nature Sculpture Talk and Tour

Discover the visual language of sculpture with a guided tours through Old Werstbury Gardens observing the works of Jerzy Jotka Kedziora, Sunday, Oct. 6, 12-1 p.m.; also Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12-1 p.m. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org.