The end of the week on Long Island is packed with so much good entertainment that it’s going to be a bit difficult to decide on what to do! Fortunately, we’ve helped narrow down the selection and highlight the hot spots here. There’s the Spring Craft Beer Festival, WWE’s Road to Wrestlemania, a live performance of The Vagina Monologues, a chili cook off event with over 25 samples, and stage performances like All Shook Up, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Suite Surrender. Check out the full details below!
FRIDAY – MARCH 21, 2014
Who: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute The Music Of The Rat Pack At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Enjoy a mix of swing, rockabilly, ska, and modern rock with the hottest modern
swing band! Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, best known for their hit “Zoot Suit Riot” will have everyone tapping their feet and dancing.
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343(631) 727-4343
Who: All Shook Up At The Stage Theater In Merrick
Info: This jukebox musical by Joe DiPietro, inspired by “Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare and set to music by Elvis Presley takes you to a small Midwestern town in the 1950’s when art, politics, literature and music were breaking new ground.
Cost: $21, $18 For Seniors and Students
Time & Place: 8PM at The Stage Theater in Merrick, 2222 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick – (516) 868-6400(516) 868-6400
Who: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum At Nassau Community College Mainstage Theatre
Info: This performance is based on the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. It’s one of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time, offering non-stop laughter with twist and turns, cases of mistaken identity, and a showgirl or two.
Cost: $18, $15 For Seniors and High School Students
Time & Place: 8PM at Nassau County Community College Mainstage Theatre, One Education Drive, Building W, Garden City – (516) 572-7508(516) 572-7508
SATURDAY – MARCH 22, 2014
Who: Spring Craft Beer Festival At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Here’s your chance to enjoy over 100 different kinds of beer from over 50 brewers! The event will also have a cocktail style area set up to enjoy the drinks.
Time & Place: 12:30PM, 5:30PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
Who: WWE Live – Road to Wrestlemania At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Get ready to enjoy a show featuring some of wrestling’s top superstars! The night features John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Cody Rhodes, Goldust and Alberto Del Rio.
Cost: $30 to $95
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
Who: The Vagina Monologues – Pride For Youth Benefit At Gyrolicious
Info: This benefit event features a live performance with The Vagina Monologues. Enjoy the episodic play written by Eve Ensler!
Time & Place: 9:30PM at Gyrolicious, 24 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho – (516) 679-9000(516) 679-9000
SUNDAY – MARCH 23, 2014
Who: Chili Cook Off At The Lark Pub And Grub
Info: Here’s your chance to try a variety of chili – over 25 samples of it! There are also raffles and prizes to win. Proceeds from the event go to benefit The League for Animal Protection of Huntington.
Time & Place: 1PM at The Lark Pub and Grub, 93 Larkfield Road, East Northport – (631) 262-9700(631) 262-9700
Who: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest At North Fork Community Theatre
Info: Enjoy an adaptation of the novel by Ken Kesey. The story is set in an asylum in Oregon. The wily patient McMurphy and his band of colorful inmates wreak havoc at a mental institution.
Time & Place: 2:30PM at North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck – (631) 298-6328(631) 298-6328
Who: Comedy – Suite Surrender at Wesley United Methodist Church
Info: This comedy play follows two of Hollywood’s biggest divas who set upon a luxurious hotel. Everything seems to be going well until the two winds up assigned to the same suite.
Cost: $15 For Advance Ticket, $18 At The Door
Time & Place: 3PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 619 Fenworth Boulevard, Franklin Square – (516) 775-6775(516) 775-6775
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!