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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for March 8 through March 10

Music, Movies & Entertainment, Hot Spots & Night Life, Seasonal & Current Events

Don't let Winter Storm Saturn get you down! There's plenty of entertainment happening this weekend, including pre-St.Patrick's Day celebrations.

Winter Storm Saturn has arrived, but get ready for spring! Not only do we turn the clock forward this weekend, but Long Island is also packed with pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! There’s also always loads of other entertainment taking place on the Island. On Friday, enjoy Little Women The Musical, stand-up comedian Demtri Martin and Stevie GB One Man Show. On Saturday, Dee’s Nursery’s annual flower and garden show kicks off. There’s also the Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Parade and Spring Craft Beer Festival happening at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. On Sunday, Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce will have its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Hofstra University will host its annual Irish festival. The Arts League of Long Island also begins its annual artists’ exhibition on Sunday. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – MARCH 8, 2013

Who: Little Women The Musical At CM Performing Arts Center
Info: The musical tells the story of four sisters and their home in Concord, Mass. while the family patriarch is serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. The show continues through March 10.
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: Demetri Martin Live At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Get ready to laugh with stand-up comedian Demetri Martin. Martin’s previous experience includes writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, performer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and he has his own comedy album called These Are Jokes.
Cost: $39.75
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 334-0800

Who: Stevie GB One Man Show – Welcome To Lawn Guyland At The Rose Theater
Info: Enjoy a show that is part theater and part stand-up comedy.
Cost: $15 to $20
Time & Place: 8PM at The Rose Center, 1320 Lincoln Avenue, Holbrook – (631) 599-2263

SATURDAY – MARCH 9, 2013

Who: The Dee’s Fourth Annual Flower And Garden Show
Info: Tired of winter? Head over to the flower and garden show at Dee’s Nursery. You’ll instantly feel like Spring has arrived. The show continues through March 17. There’s theme garden, show specials, a children’s discovery garden and much more!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8AM to 6PM at Dee’s Nursery, 69 Atlantic Avenue, Oceanside – (516) 678-3535

Who: The Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Parade
Info: Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The St. Patrick’s Parade of Greater Bay Shore is one of the best on Long Island. Enjoy floats, cash prizes and there will also be a trophy award for best Pipes and Drums Band.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM Beginning at Saxon Avenue and runs west on Main Street to St. Patrick’s Church at 9 North Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore – (631) 666-8726

Who: Spring Craft Beer Festival At Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Info: Back for the 7th year, there’ll be more than 50 craft brewers from around the country with samples of over 100 of the finest brews. There will also be a beer garden with a great menu of craft beer infused faire and giveaways from sponsors.
Cost: $45 for Online Purchase, $55 For Purchases on Event Day (if available); Designated Driver: $12
Time & Place: 12:30Pm to 4PM or 5:30PM to 9PM at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 727-4343794-9300

SUNDAY – MARCH 10, 2013

Who: Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Info: There will be over 60 groups marching in the parade, including local organizations and business. The parade will also feature Irish Pipe Bands, floats and maybe even some leprechauns!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10:30AM at Snedecor Avenue, ending at Bluepoint Avenue in Bay Shore – (631) 563-1188

Who: 15th Annual Irish Festival at Hofstra University
Info: The University has hosted the festival yearly, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with food, traditions and arts of the Dutch, Irish and Italian. There will also be music and dance performances, 50 craft vendors and authentic Irish food.
Cost: $6 For Adults, $4 For Seniors, Free for Children 12 And Under
Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM, Hofstra University Physical Education Building, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead – (516) 463-6504

Who: 56th Long Island Artists Exhibition At Art League Of Long Island
Info: Enjoy the annual artists’ exhibition. The Arts League of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that showcases work from artists of all ages and ability levels.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 4PM at Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills – (631) 462-5011

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!

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