Looking for weekend plans on Long Island? We have you covered with an interesting exhibit at a local museum, plays, ice skating, Chinese cultural celebrations for Chinese New Year and more. On Friday, check out the Gemstones of the Month exhibit at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve. In the evening, there’s the play Dead of Night at Bare Bones Theater and open skating at Dix Hills Ice Rink. On Saturday, North Fork Community Theatre has its fundraiser and donor appreciation event featuring singing of songs about love. There’s also RENT, a rock opera performance at Dowling College and History of American Rock and Roll at Molloy College. On Sunday, enjoy a musical play called Pinkalicious at John W. Engeman Theater. There’s also a psychic fair being held at Sheraton Long Island Hotel where you can get your reading. South Huntington Library is also holding a session to celebrate Chinese culture where there will be a lion dance performance. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Who: Gemstone of the Month Exhibit At Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
Info: What’s your birthstone? Head over to Garvies Point Museum and Preserve for its Gemstone of the Month exhibit to find out if you don’t know. And, even if you do know, stop by anyway to enjoy a beautiful display of the birthstones. The exhibit opens the 1st of each month through June 1.
Cost: $3 For Adults, $2 For Children 5 – 12 years old
Time & Place: 10AM – 4PM at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove – (516) 571-8010
Who: Dead Of Night At Bare Bones Theater
Info: Dead of Night is made up of two plays by Frederick Stroppel. Together, it offers terror and suspense. One of the two acts include “The Family Crypt” that tells the story of deceased family members trying to help a newly arrived relative deal with the afterlife. The other act is “The Hunter’s Moon.” It takes place at a neighborhood bar where there is an assortment of your typical bar characters having a good night of fun and games on Halloween eve. The night turns horrific with the arrival of a darkly brooding and suspicious stranger. Dead of Night continues to run on February 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10.
Time & Place: 8PM at Bare Bones Theater, 57 Main Street, Northport – (800) 838-3006
Who: Open Hockey At The Dix Hills Ice Rink
Info: Looking for a fun Friday night? The ice rink is not only open for skating, but it’s also DJ night at Dix Hills Ice Rink. It may be cold outside, but you’ll have fun and stay warm at its indoor rink.
Cost: $12 For Adults, $9 For Children, $4 For Skate Rental
Time & Place: 8:15PM to 10:15PM at Dix Hills Ice Rink, 575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills – (631) 462-5883
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 2, 2013
Who: A Fine Romance – Songs About Love At North Fork Community Theatre
Info: This is a fundraiser and donor appreciation event. Lauren Sisson will sing songs a
bout love. Sisson is accompanied by Kelli Baumann. Bob Beodeker will also be featured. The event is for the North Fork Community Theatre Building On Tradition Campaign.
Cost: Suggested Donation of $10
Time & Place: 8PM at North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck – (631) 298-6328
Who: RENT At Dowling College, Rudolph Campus
Info: It’s a rock opera by Jonathan Larson. Watch as the show unfolds about artists and friends in New York City’s East Village. It tells the story of struggle with poverty, addiction, AIDS and love. It has one other showing on February 3 at 3PM.
Time & Place: 8PM at Dowling College, Rudolph Campus, 150 Idle Hour Boulevard, Oakdale – (516) 987-0690
Who: History Of American Rock And Roll At Molloy College
Info: Get taste of American rock and roll with some of the greats from history. The concert includes The Shirelles, The Drifters, The Teenagers and The Chiffons.
Cost: $30 to $50
Time & Place: 8PM At Madison Theatre – Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre – (516) 678-5000 ext. 7715
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 3, 2013
Who: The Musical Pinkalicious At John W. Engeman Theater At Northport
Info: It tells the story of Pinkalicious’ obsession with pink cupcakes. She just can’t stop eating them despite warnings from her parents. Pinkalicious winds up at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. Her new look is actually a dream come true considering she’s a pink loving enthusiast. Along the way, Pinkalicious’ hue goes too far and she’s the only one who can get herself out of the predicament. It continues to play on Saturday’s and Sunday’s through March 10. Cost: $15
Time & Place: 10:30AM at John W. Engeman Theater At Northport, 250 Main Street, Northport – (631) 261-2900
Who: Psychic Fair At Sheraton Long Island Hotel
Info: Want to have your future told? Don’t miss out on this fair. There will be vendors, mediums and readings available.
Cost: $35 For Readings
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at Sheraton Long Island Hotel, 110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge – (516) 781-4954
Who: Celebrate Chinese Culture At South Huntington Library
Info: Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Come by to learn about traditional Chinese myths, legends and culture through the celebration of Chinese New Year. The session will also feature a spectacular lion dance by a troupe from the Ten Tigers Kung Fu Academy in Huntington Station.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2:30PM at South Huntington Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station – (631) 549-4411
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