Hot Spots for 1/23-1/26: Piper Laurie makes an appearance for Hustler screening and book signing, Jim Bruer performs standup and plenty of live music
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Monday January 23, 2012


WHO/WHAT:  Gardening, Not Architecture
INFO: Electronic-powerpop musician Gardening, Not Architecture graces the stage with openers Dinner and a Suit, Family Lumber, Signal for Pilot, Liars Etc., and Sowing Lemons.
PRICE: $10
TIME: 5:30pm
WHERE: The Vibe Lounge          
                60 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre
                (516) 208-6590 / website


WHO/WHAT:  Improv Comedy Class
INFO: Learn the art of improv comedy, becoming more creative, spontaneous while increasing your self-confidence.
PRICE: $20
TIME: 7pm-9pm
WHERE:  Behind Bars
               3039 Merrick Road, Wantagh
               (516) 785-3400


Tuesday January 24, 2012


WHO/WHAT:  Plug in Stereo
INFO: Multi-instrumentalist Trevor Dahl plays his upbeat, relaxing melodies for the crowd at The Vibe Lounge with opening bands The Scene Aesthetic, Romance on a Rocketship, and Here’s To You.
PRICE: $12 advanced/$14 day of show
TIME: 6pm
WHERE: The Vibe Lounge
               60 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre
               (516) 208-6590 / website


WHO/WHAT:  “For Heaven’s Sake”
INFO: Film – Classic silent film “For Heaven’s Sake,” starring Harold Lloyd with live musical accompaniment by Ben Model on organ as apart of Cinema Arts Centre’s Anything But Silent program.
PRICE: Public $13 / Members $9
TIME: 7:30pm
WHERE:  Cinema Arts Centre
               423 Park Avenue, Huntington
               (631) 423-7611 / website
ADDITIONAL INFO: Movie runtime is 61 minutes.



Wednesday January 25, 2012


WHO/WHAT:  Vicki’s Singles Cocktail Party
INFO: Singles mingle cocktail party. Admission includes hot buffet and appetizers. All ages are welcome and reservations are a must.
PRICE: $28
TIME:  7:30pm-10pm
WHERE: Thom Thom
               3340 Park Avenue, Wantagh
               (516) 221-8022 / website


WHO/WHAT:  Piper Laurie book signing and screening of “The Hustler”
INFO: Actress Piper Laurie appears in person for the screening and celebration of the 50th anniversary of classic film “The Hustler” in which she starred with legendary actor Paul Newman. Laurie will also be interviewed by film historian Foster Hirsch and a discussion will be held on Laurie’s new memoir, “Learning to Live Out Loud.” A book signing will also be held at the event.
PRICE:  Public $20 / Members $15
TIME: 7pm
WHERE:  Cinema Arts Centre
               423 Park Avenue, Huntington
               (631) 423-7611 / website
ADDITIONAL INFO: Movie runtime is 134 minutes.


Thursday January 26, 2012


WHO/WHAT:  Late Bloomers w/ guest Isabella Rossellini
INFO: Actress Isabella Rossellini will be introducing her new film, “Late Bloomers”, in person. “Late Bloomers” is a romantic comedy about a couple whose 30-year marriage is running into a bit of trouble after a series of events brining about some difficult challenges. Husband Adam, played by William Hurt and wife Marry, Rossellini, along with her best friend Charlotte, portrayed by Joanna Lumley, react to these challenges in opposite, unpredictable, infuriating and yet humorous ways while trying to keep their marriage together.
PRICE: $10
TIME: 7:30pm
WHERE:  Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
               20 Terry Street, Patchogue
               (631) 848-7288 / website
ADDITIONAL INFO: Admission price includes popcorn.


WHO/WHAT:  Jim Bruer
INFO: Long Island-born comedian, actor, and Saturday Night Live alum Jim Bruer brings his heavy-metal comedy act to the stage at Governor’s Comedy in Levittown.
PRICE: $36-$66
TIME: 8pm
WHERE: Governors Comedy Club
                90 Division Ave, Levittown
                (516) 731-3358 / website
ADDITIONAL INFO: 18 and over. Two beverages per person minimum at tables.






WHAT: Guys Night – A Beer & Burger for $10
INFO: Select from an extensive craft beer menu and homemade stuffed burger creations.
WHERE: Kodiaks Restaurant
               1815 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale
(516) 414-7055 / website




WHAT: $2 Tuesday
INFO: $2 bowling games
WHEN: 6pm-11pm
WHERE: 300
               895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville
               (631) 271-1180 / website




WHAT: Wacky Wednesday
INFO: 2-for-1 shots
WHEN: 9pm-11pm
WHERE: Changing Times Pub
               1247 Melville Road, Farmingdale
               (631) 694-6462 / website




WHAT: Karaoke
WHEN: 8:30pm
WHERE: Arthur Avenue
               155 West Main Street, Smithtown
               (631) 780-5969 / website