Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

The musical comedy about an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the relatives in his way, Thursday and Friday, April 25-26, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 27, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

bluerace

The contemporary band in concert, Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Lysistrata

Ellen McLaughlin’s fast-paced comedy inspired by the Aristophanes play, presented by Adelphi’s Dept. of Theatre, Thursday and Friday, April 25-26, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

Candlebox

The rock band in concert, Friday, April 26, 8 p.m. With special guest Whole Damn Mess. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Big Apple Circus

New York City’s beloved circus in action, Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 27, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

The Boys Next Door

A dramatic comedy that shares the lives of four mentally disabled men who live in a communal home with their guardian, Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 28, 2:30 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

45RPM

The popular cover band in concert, Friday, April 26, 8 p.m.; followed by Decadia. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Choir

David Fryling directs the ensembles in “Fresh and Fearless,” Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. Program includes works by contemporary choral composers. Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. 463-5490.

The Liza Colby Sound

The rock and roll band in concert, with Kings Drive Underground, Friday, April 26, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplacecom.

Moondance

The Van Morrison tribute band in concert, Friday, April 26, 8 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Riding with the Outlaws

Tennesseee Walt celebrates the iconic “outlaws” of music, Friday, April 26, 12:30 p.m. Program includes songs by Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, and more. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Blinkin Park

The tribute band in concert, Saturday, April 27, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

The Greatest Show

Musical tale of a carnival of traveling performers, presented by L.I. Cabaret Theatre, Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. With 25 musical numbers and a cast of 25, including special guest stars. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

Legendary Allman Brothers drummer and his band in concert, Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Jim Breuer

The popular comedian continues his residency, in “Comedy, Stories & More,” Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

John Bayless’ ‘One Hand, One Heart’

The pianist in concert, with his inspirational one-man show about his return to performing after a stroke,Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Columbus Avenue

The cover band in concert, Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. Rock out to The Who, The Beatles, Green Day, and others. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

Killer Joe and the Lido Soul Revue

The popular cover band in concert, Sunday, April 28, 2 pm. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.

Jerry Cardone Sings Sinatra

The vocalist in concert, Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

The Liverpool Shuffle

The tribute band in concert, Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

Merritt and Moreau

The duo in concert, performing the music of Lerner and Loewe, Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Robert Gino’s Mostly Broadway

The vocalist in concert, Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. Program includes Broadway and American Songbook standards. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway , Hewlett. 374-1967.

Action Bromson

The rapper in concert, Wednesday, May 1, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com orwww.paramountny.com.

Straight No Chaser

The a cappella group in concert, Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or

www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

The Lion King Jr.

The African Savannah comes to life in a fast-paced musical production, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27, 11 a.m.; Sunday, April, 28, 12 p.m. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.

Fun Science

Celebrate the green of spring, Friday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. Examine how terrariusn work and plant one to take home. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.

Matinee Time

See “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the animated comic adventure, a sequel to 2012’s “Wreck It Ralph,” Friday, April 26, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223- 6228.

Movie Fun

See “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse,” the animated superhero adventure that introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, Friday, April 26, 2:30 p.m. Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook. 599-8630.

Shrek the Musical

Everyone’s favorite ogre on the stage, based on the acclaimed film, Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, April 27, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Museums/Galleries and more...

Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions

An exhibition of two dozen 20th century and contemporary works that have been acquired by the museum over the past five years. With a selection of prints produced by more traditional and diverse experimental processes; experimental photography by Bill Armstrong, Ellen Carey, and Joe Constantino; New York City street scenes by N. Jay Jaffee; and images of Cuba by Bastienne Schmi; along with abstract and representational paintings. Through May 12. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

That 80s Show

An exhibition that revisits one of the most dynamic eras in American art history. More than 100 works by the great personalities of the ‘80s, including Eric Fischl, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others. The show also features a music and sports memorabilia, “hall of fame” of including Michael Jackson’s glove, Prince’s fashion, Madonna’s jewelry, and autographed sports items.Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Film Time

See “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the musical biopic of Freddy Mercury and Queen, leading up to their famous 1985 Live Aid performance, Friday, April 26, 7 pm. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.