All the snowfall this week may have you feeling cabin fever. If you’re ready to get back out, go for some fun shows and events on the Island like a chocolate tasting session at Westhampton Free Library, the screening of Jersey Boys at Half Hollow Hills Community Library, some ballroom dance activities at Stony Brook University, tribute concerts to music of Neil Young and Led Zeppelin, an all-star comedy show and other great programs. Find the events to stay entertained all weekend long right here with Hot Spots: Weekend Watch!
FRIDAY – JANUARY 30, 2015
Who: Lunch And Learn – Decadent Chocolate For Adults At Westhampton Free Library
Info: Come by to learn about handcrafted, artisan chocolate and perform a taste test on a sampling of all natural, preservative-free chocolates. Registration requested.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 12PM at Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach – (631) 288-3335
Who: Film – Jersey Boys At Half Hollow Hills Community Library Melville Branch
Info: Enjoy a free screening of Jersey Boys! The musical drama stars John Lloyd Young and runs 134 minutes.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM to 4:15PM at Half Hollow Hills Community Library Melville Branch, 510 Sweet Hollow Road, Melville – (631) 421-4535
Who: Cocktail Party/Ballroom Dance at Stony Brook University Student Activities Center
Info: It’s the Long Island Cup Ballroom Dance Tournament Opening Night Cocktail Party/Ballroom Dance! The event goes to benefit the Hamptons AARP Community Group. Join in for a professional show, dance class and other fun interactive dance activities. There will also be hors d’oeuvres and an open bar hosted by the Hamptons Dance Authority.
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 10:30PM at Stony Brook University Student Activities Center, Ballroom A, 100 Nichols Road, Stony Brook – (631) 259-1385
SATURDAY – JANUARY 31, 2015
Who: Goldrush Tribute To Neil Young At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a tribute concert bringing Neil Young’s best songs to the stage!
Cost: $25 to $35
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148
Who: Hammer Of The Gods – The Led Zeppelin Experience At YMCA Boulton Center For the Performing Arts
Info: Enjoy a tribute band concert with performances to the music of Led Zeppelin, at your request.
Time & Place: 8PM at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-1101
Who: Bay Street Theater Presents All Star Comedy Show
Info: The show features the rising stars of comedy, hosted by Joseph Vecsey.
Time & Place: 8PM at Bay Street Theater, One Bay Street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-9500
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 1, 2015
Who: Long Beach Polar Plunge At Riverside Boulevard Beach
Info: This polar bear splash type event helps to benefit The Make A Wish Foundation.
Cost: Free Event, Donations Appreciated
Time & Place: 12PM at Riverside Boulevard Beach, Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach – (516) 897-2950
Who: Breaking Legs At BroadHollow’s BayWay Arts Center in East Islip
Info: This mafia comedy performance by Tom Dulack tells the story of what happens when a university professor, desperate to get backing for his play, solicits money from three mobsters.
Time & Place: 2PM at BroadHollow’s BayWay Arts Center in East Islip, 265 East Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-2700
Who: Hofstra Opera Theater
Info: Come enjoy an evening of opera presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Music.
Cost: $15, $12 For Seniors and Matriculated Non-Hofstra Students with ID
Time & Place: 3PM at John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead – (516) 463-6644
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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