It’s President’s Day weekend, which means an extra-long weekend for many! Don’t miss out on great Long Island entertainment, including the Harlem Globetrotters at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, musical performances and more! On Friday, head over to Farmingdale Lanes for the Paws N’ Pins Bowl-a-ton. There are also great performances, including Testament “Dark Roots of Thrash” at The Paramount and Carrie, The Musical at Cultural Arts Playhouse. On Saturday, Little Women, The Musical plays at CM Performing Arts Center. There are also great music performances happening, including Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Spinners at NYCB Theatre At Westbury and an Eagles tribute band at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center. On Sunday, head over to Walt Whitman Mall to learn how to cook like a pro with a chef from a popular Huntington restaurant. The Long Island Tuba Quartet also performs at Connetquot Public Library and the Harlem Globetrotters perform on Sunday on Long Island before moving on to another location. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Who: Paws N’ Pins Bowl-A-Ton At Farmingdale Lanes
Info: This bowl-a-ton is for Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. It’s dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stray, abandoned and death-due pound animals. There will be a full night of fun bowling, prizes and food. Price includes shoe rental, soda and pizza.
Cost: $25 For Adults, $20 For Children 12 and Younger
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 10:30PM at Farmingdale Lanes, 999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale – (631) 332-6606
Who: Testament “Dark Roots Of Thrash” At The Paramount
Info: Testament stands as one of the originators of the late 80s San Francisco metal sound. Today, it offers event heavier sound with the addition of guitarist James Murphy.
Cost: $25 to $45
Time & Place: 7PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300
Who: Carrie, The Musical At Cultural Arts Playhouse
Info: It’s opening night! It’s based on the novel by Stephen King. It tells the story of a teenage girl, Carrie, who’s an outcast at her school. She is bullied by the popular clique at school, but she uses here telekinetic powers to seek revenge.
Cost: $25 At The Door, $20 Advance Purchase
Time & Place: 8PM at Cultural Arts Playhouse, 625 Old Country Road, Plainview – (516) 694-3330
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Who: Little Women, The Musical At CM Performing Arts Center
Info: This musical is based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 novel. It tells the story of a mother and four sisters in Massachusetts and their story while the family patriarch serves as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War.
Cost: $22 For Adults, $20 For Seniors, $16 For Students
Time & Place: 8PM at CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 218-2812
Who: The Spinners And Little Anthony & The Imperials At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Enjoy an evening of R&B/soul music with supporting acts from Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Spinners.
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200
Who: Eagles Tribute With Desert Highway At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Desert Highway is a premier Eagles tribute band. Its gained the reputation of providing the truest-sounding Eagles tribute band in the country.
Cost: $25 to $35
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 17, 2013
Who: Cooking Demo With Chef Nader At Bloomingdale’s At Walt Whitman Mall
Info: Chef Nader is from the popular Huntington restaurant Bravo! Nader! Stop by to learn how to cook like a pro.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM at Bloomingdale’s At Walt Whitman Mall, 270 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington – (516) 873-2772
Who: The Long Island Tuba Quartet At Connetquot Public Library
Info: Enjoy a session of an exciting range of music with the instruments from the Long Island Tuba Quartet. It offers selections from John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin, Elton John and others.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM to 3:30PM at Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – (631) 567-5079
Who: Harlem Globetrotters At Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Info: For this one day, the Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Enjoy some of the best moves in basketball from this fun and hilarious performance suitable for all ages!
Cost: $32.55 and up
Time & Place: 1PM, 5PM at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9303
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