Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for January 25 through January 27

Get ready for a weekend complete with monster truck racing and other great entertainment on Long Island!

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Whether you’re looking for thrill-seeking adventure or entertainment where you can sit back and relax, we have it for you! On Friday, there’s Monster Jam 2013 taking place at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It’s also songwriters night at Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts and comedian Jim David is performing at Governors of Levittown. On Saturday, head over to Adelphi University where the Retreat for Relief Fundraiser Event is taking place. During the evening, enjoy performances by Joe Piscopo at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center or Hairspray The Musical at Cultural Arts Playhouse. On Sunday, get ready to be amazed by the performance of The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise And The Hare that integrates digital technology and wires and lights with its characters. There’s also a new exhibit opening at Art League of Long Island featuring works of art created in clay and water-mediums. For the evening, Hot Water Music is performing at The Paramount. Check out the details below!


Who: Monster Jam 2013 At Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Info: Don’t miss an action-packed show of monster trucks showing off destruction like you’ve never seen before. The show will feature Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Grinder, El Toro Loco, Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Aftershock and Storm Damage. The show continues here on Long Island through January 27.
Cost: $41.80 to $92.35
Time & Place: 6:30PM Gate Opens, 7:30PM Show Begins at Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9300

Who: Songwriters Night At Babylon Citizens Council On The Arts
Info: Every fourth Friday is Songwriters Night at BACCA. It presents the best musicians and songwriters of different musical genres, including the blues, jazz, folk, world music and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM at Babylon Citizen Council On The Arts, 47 West Main Street, Suite 4, Babylon – (631) 587-3696

Who: Jim David At Governors of Levittown
Info: Jim David has been seen on his own half hour special Comedy Central Presents Jim David. Now the killer comic will be on Long Island to entertain. There is a two beverage minimum per person at tables.
Cost: $22 For General Admission, $52 Includes VIP Seating And Dinner
Time & Place: 6:30PM Doors Open, 8PM Show at Governors of Levittown, 90 Division Avenue, Levittown – (516) 731-3358


Who: Retreat For Relief Fundraiser Event At Adelphi University
Info:  Stop by to be part of an uplifting and inspirational event. The event is hosted by Retreat for Relief, Inc. There’s uplifting powerful speakers, a raffle with many generously donated gifts and free reiki healings and other healing practitioners on hand to offer free service.
Cost: Free Event, Suggested Donation of $20
Time & Place: 12PM to 5PM at Adelphi University, UC Ballroom, One South Avenue, Garden City – (516) 425-4933

Who: Joe Piscopo’s Thrill Ride of Songs, Styling and Very Funny Stuff At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Joe Piscopo is one of America’s most popular comedy concert attractions. He’s had a career in film, theater and nightclubs. Watch as he amazes you with his extraordinary talents. He’ll also have with him his top-notch band.
Cost: $35 to $60
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hils Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148

Who: Hairspray The Musical At Cultural Arts Playhouse
Info: Enjoy a family-friendly musical that offers laughter, romance and great tunes. It brings you back to the 1950s and tells the story of a lovable plus-size teen who dreams of dancing on the popular ‘Corny Collins Show.’ Watch as her dream comes true in a transforming way.
Cost: $17 to $20
Time & Place: 8PM At Cultural Arts Playhouse, 44 Lincoln Avenue, Roslyn Heights – (516) 694-3330


Who: The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise And The Hare At SUNY Stony Brook – Staller Center For The Arts
Info: Enjoy the legendary stories with digital technology integrated in the performance. There’s also music from classical, jazz, to pop. The characters take on new form with wires of light.
Cost: $15
Time & Place: 4PM at SUNY Stony Brook At Staller Center For The Arts, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook – (516) 632-7230

Who: “Earth And Water” And Exhibition Of Ceramics And Water-Media At Art League Of Long Island
Info: Today is the start of this new exhibit that offers visual excitement through art created by eight contemporary Long Island artists. The works of art are either created in clay or water-mediums.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 3PM to 5PM Reception at Art League Of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills – (631) 462-5011

Who: Hot Water Music At The Paramount
Info: The foursome rock band formed in Gainesville, Florida. Now they’re a reputable punk rock band on tour to support their new album ‘Exister.’
Cost: $25 to $35
Time & Place: 8PM At The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

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