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Hot Spots: St. Patty’s Day Bar Crawl, Bowling Benefit Event and Other Entertainment

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Kick start St. Patty's Day celebrations this weekend with several events on Long Island. There's also plenty of other entertainment to enjoy!

St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, but kick start the holiday celebration early with end-of-the-week entertainment, including the St. Patty’s Day Leprechaun Bar Crawl in Huntington and Hofstra’s annual Irish festival! There’s also other great entertainment on the Island, including stage performances, the Islander’s hockey games and a comedy shows with the tri-state’s funniest comedians. Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – MARCH 14, 2014

Who: “The Maltese Falcon” At Tilles Center For The Performing Arts

Info: This live radio drama performance is the first in a three-part series of vintage radio plays. It will include songs like “Sentimental Journey,” “You Made Me Love You” and “I’ll Never Smile Again.” The World War II-era classic story has treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a shopworn private eye takes on a case that has him in search of a priceless statuette. The story also includes eccentric criminals and a gorgeous liar.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 2PM to 4PM at YMCA Tilles Center for the Performing Arts – Hillwood Recital Hall, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville – (516) 299-2683

Who: Hockey – Islanders Vs. San Jose Sharks At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Enjoy a game of hockey as the Islanders take on the San Jose Sharks!
Cost: $24 to $160
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale  

Who: Big Laughs In Bay Shore At YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Info: Enjoy an evening full of laughs with tri-state’s funniest comedians!
Cost: $15 to $20
Time & Place: 8PM at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-1101

SATURDAY – MARCH 15, 2014

Who: St. Patty’s Day Leprechaun Bar Crawl in Huntington
Info: It’s the first annual St. Patty’s Day Leprechaun Bar Crawl in Huntington, held by Long Island Social Events. It’s a crawl for charity, where there will be fun, drink specials, raffles for gift certificates and a costume contest. Money raised will go to benefit local charities that help Long Island families in need.  Bar Crawl participants include Honu, Mary Carrolls, Christophers, JT Carringtons, Finleys, Huntington Village Tavern and Rookies Sportsclub.
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 12PM to 6PM at Participating Bar Crawls in Huntington

Who: Snow White At Ballet Long Island
Info:  Enjoy the classic tale of “Snow White” with the entire family! The enchanting fantasy offers a great tale to help children begin a love of the arts.
Cost: $16, $8 For Seniors and Children
Time & Place: 1PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964

Who: The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular At The Space At Westbury
Info: In its 25th year of touring, enjoy the music of Pink Floyd along with cutting edge effects and state-of-the art laser and lighting technology, 3-D imagery and animation and huge inflatables!
Cost: $29.99 to $49.99
Time & Place: 7:30PM or 10:30PM at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Avenue, Westbury – (516) 283-5566

SUNDAY – MARCH 16, 2014

Who: Hofstra’s 16th Annual Irish Festival
Info: Celebrate the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America! The festival includes music and dance performances, a variety of vendors and authentic Irish food. Entertainment will include The Tommy Mulvihill Band, The Black Velvet Band, Katie’s Puppets, Hirten Family Irish Dancers, and MC Tony Jackson – WRHU, 88.7 FM. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the Hofstra University Scholarship Fund.
Cost: $7, $5 For Seniors, Free for Children Under 12
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead – (516) 463-6582

Who: Bowl For The Cure At AMF Plainview Lanes
Info: Enjoy two hours of bowling for fun and for a great cause! The event goes to benefit the American Cancer Society. You can form a team or come alone, just sign up in advance. You’ll also get free rental shoes, a hot pretzel and a goodie bag!
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 2:30PM to 5PM at AMF Plainview Lanes, 500 Old Bethpage Road, Plainview – (917-608-2567

Who: Crossing Delancey At Theatre Three
Info: This romantic comedy is about a young Jewish New Yorker who lives alone and works at a book shop. She tries to improve her social status and meets Mr. Right through a fix up by her grandmother and a matchmaker. Initial hesitation leads to a blossoming romance with Sam, the pickle vendor.
Cost: $15 to $30
Time & Place: 3PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100

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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