Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for March 1 through March 3

This weekend is packed with performances on Long Island including ballet, musical, comedy and much more!

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Get ready for a weekend full of great performances on stage and other events! On Friday, there’s A Chorus Line playing at LIU Tilles Center and Friday Night Face Off, an interactive improv comedy show at Theatre Three. The Long Island Pet Expo also begins on Friday at Suffolk County Community College Expo Center. On Saturday, enjoy a stage adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin at Patchogue Theater for Performing Arts. The Suffolk Theater also has its grand opening event taking place. St. Agnes Parish is also hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration benefit to help ACDS on Saturday. On Sunday, enjoy performances like Be My Baby at Studio Theatre, Guys and Dolls at Huntington Jewish Center and Alice in Wonderland at Ballet Long Island. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – MARCH 1, 2013

Who: The Long Island Pet Expo At Suffolk County Community College Expo Center
Info: This is the first of the 3-day event where there will be vendors and attractions, including the Classic K9 Dog Show, Agility & Frisbee demonstrations, a parade of breeds, the Rainforest Reptile Show, a Birds of Prey Program and special presentations with rare and endangered reptiles, plus more!
Cost: $12 For Adults, $5 For Children Age 4 to 11, Free for Children 3 and Under
Time & Place: 4PM to 9PM at Suffolk Community College Expo Center, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood – (631) 423-0620

Who: A Chorus Line At Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
Info: A Chorus Line was one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. It tells the story of 17 hopeful dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus line of a Broadway show.
Cost: $50 to $80
Time & Place: 8PM at LIU Tilles Center, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville – (516) 299-3100

Who: Friday Night Face Off At Theatre Three
Info: It’s an audience interactive improv comedy show. Join the outrageous troupe as they create uproarious scenes and hilarious characters based on suggestions from the cabaret audience. Beer, wine and other refreshments will also be served with no drink minimum.
Cost: $12
Time & Place: 10:30PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100


Who: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Presented By Ovation Dance Repertory Company
Info: Enjoy a stage adaptation of the Disney film Aladdin. The show is complete with magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides. It’ll also feature songs like “A Whold New World” and “Friend Like Me.”
Cost: $12 to $20
Time & Place: 3PM at Patchogue Theater For Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 218-0315

Who: ACDS St. Patrick’s Day Celebration At St. Agnes Parish
Info: It’ll be an evening of celebration with Irish music by Martin Flynn, cocktails and food to benefit ACDS in Plainview. ACDS is a service provider for children with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
Cost: $50
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at St. Agnes Parish, 29 Quealy Avenue, Rockville Centre – (516) 933-4700 ext. 124

Who: Suffolk Theater Grand Opening Event
Info: Come down and be part of the gala to celebrate the newly renovated Suffolk Theater. The “Back to the Thirties” cocktail party features Grammy winning Vince Giordana and his Nighthawks Orchestra. There will be complimentary drinks, dancing, delectable food, signature cocktails, champion dancers, costumed characters, video entertainment and more. Everyone is encouraged to dress in the 1930s era.
Cost: $125
Time & Place: 6PM to 9PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

SUNDAY – MARCH 3, 2013

Who: Be My Baby At Studio Theatre
Info: Enjoy a play about John, an irascible Scotsman and Maude, an uptight English woman. Both are in their late 50s and they are brought together when his ward marries her niece. They are brought even closer together when the young couple decides to adopt a newborn baby that the older couple has to pick up from California and bring to Scotland. Along the way, the older couple gets stranded in San Francisco for several weeks and need to jointly take care of the newborn. In the process they learn about life and love.
Cost: $20 For Adults, $18 For Senior with Advance Reservation; $25 For Tickets At The Door
Time & Place: 2:30PM at Studio Theatre, 141 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst – (631) 581-2700

Who: Guys And Dolls At Huntington Jewish Center
Info: The fun and romantic musical classic will be presented by HJC Park Avenue Players. It’ll feature songs like “Lucke Be A Lady,” “A Bushel and A Peck” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
Cost: $18 For Adults, $10 For Children 5 and Under
Time & Place: 3PM at Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Avenue, Huntington – (631) 427-6513

Who: Alice In Wonderland At Ballet Long Island
Info: Enjoy this classic tale as a ballet performance. Watch as Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland and the adventures and challenges she faces ahead.
Cost: $16 For Adults, $6 For Seniors and Children
Time & Place: 3PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964

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