This Friday and the weekend on Long Island is packed with entertainment for all! Go out for an adventure with nature at Connetquot River State Park Preserve. There’s also a play on the classic Shakespeare story of Romeo & Juliet, a comedy show with the Wild Women of Comedy and plenty of musical entertainment with talent like Us and Floyd, Banjo Rascals, Jay Z and others. Here are all the hot spots on Long Island!
FRIDAY – JANUARY 17, 2014
Who: Family Adventures – Whoo’s Out Tonight At Connetquot River State Park Presereve
Info: Enjoy an evening coming face to face with resident owls of the Connetquot River State Park Reserve. It’s also an opportunity to discover some of the mysteries that make them successful as nocturnal hunters. Reserve your spot!
Cost: $4 For Adults, $3 For Children Ages 3-17
Time & Place: 5PM to 7PM at Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Oakdale – (631) 581-1072
Who: Live On The Vine Winterfest Kick Off At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Enjoy an evening of Long Island wines and hear some of the best jazz, blues and country music on Long Island! Musicians performing include Gene Gasey of the Lone Sharks, Bakithi Kumalo and Mambo Loco.
Cost: $20 For Advance Ticket, $25 At The Door|
Time & Place: 6PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
Who: Romeo & Juliet At Molloy College
Info: Enjoy this classic Shakespeare play featuring the International Touring Company.
Cost: $35 to $45
Time & Place: 8PM at Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre – (516) 323-4444
SATURDAY – JANUARY 18, 2014
Who: The Wild Women Of Comedy At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: It’s a showcase of female comedians. This has been a sell-out performance in the past. Don’t miss out on it this year! The show’s producers are Kit Steward, a seasoned comic, having performed at top-notch venues like Caroline’s, Gotham, Catch a Rising Star and The Improv for over two decades and Anne LiPuma who has been producing shows and cutting her comic chops on stages in the NYC area.
Cost: $20 to $30
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148
Who: The Elvis Show At Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Info: This Elvis tribute and charity event features over 30 local musicians and vocalists. This year’s star-studded show will feature songs from the King’s movies, including the entire ‘King Creole’ soundtrack.
Cost: $15 to $20
Time & Place: 8PM at Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main Street, Bayshore – (631) 969-1101
Who: Us And Floyd Tribute Band At Revolution Bar and Music Hall
Info: Enjoy an amazing night of music. That 70’s Band will present classic 70’s dance music hits and the night will feature Us and Floyd, the Pink Floyd tribute band.
Time & Place: 8PM to 10PM at Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Road, Amityville – (516) 535-9255
SUNDAY – JANUARY 19, 2014
Who: Sunday Piano Brunch At Medley’s Lounge
Info: Enjoy Sunday brunch with piano playing in the background! Its all-you-can-eat brunch features fresh “made to order” Belgium waffles, an omelette station, carving station, fresh fruits and salads, home baked desserts and unlimited mimosas. An a la carte brunch menu is also available.
Cost: $14.95 Per Person
Time & Place: 11AM to 3PM at Medley’s Lounge, 526 Main Street, Islip – (631) 650-9500
Who: Banjo Rascals Variety Show At West Babylon Library
Info: Enjoy a variety show of music with Banjo Rascals! There’s ragtime and rock and roll music performed. Register for tickets.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM at West Babylon Library, 211 Route 109, West Babylon – (631) 669-5445
Who: Jay Z Magna Carter Holy Grail Tour At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Jay Z is coming to Nassau Coliseum as part of his Magna Carter Holy Grail tour.
Time & Place: 8PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
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