Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Ringling Bros. Circus, Motown Music, Plays and More

Long Island is packed with entertainment and fun for the end of the week! Enjoy the circus with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Disney plays, a Shakespeare play, Motown music and more!

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This weekend, everyone will be springing ahead for daylight savings times, which means there will be more time for fun as the skies get darker later! Long Island is complete with entertainment for all ages this weekend, running from the circus, children’s plays, a Shakespeare play, Motown music, music of the Beatles, and much more! Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – MARCH 7, 2014

Who: Hofstra’s Shakespeare Festival – The Comedy Of Errors

Info: Enjoy a play that tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidently switched at birth! Performances continue through March 16th.
Cost: $12, $10 For Seniors and Non-Hofstra Students
Time & Place: 8PM at John Cranford Adams Playhouse of Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead – (516) 463-6644

Who: Marisol At Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus
Info: Marisol is written by playwright Jose Rivera. This urban fantasy has character Marisol Perez on a hero’s journey that will connect Heaven and Earth, spirituality and survival, the fantastic and mundane. It’s a tale of hope, compassion and self-empowerment.
Cost: $12, $11 for Seniors and Non-Suffolk Students
Time & Place: 8PM at Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, 533 College Road, Selden – (631) 451-4163

Who: Vertical Horizon At The Paramount
Info: Vertical Horizon offers edgy, electric, full-band style music. One of the group’s best known hits includes ‘Everything You Want.’
Cost: $24.50 to $44.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300


Who: Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey – Legends At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Enjoy a show with amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past! The show continues at Nassau Coliseum through March 10th.
Cost: $30 to $150
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale

Who: The Smithereens – Meet the Beatles At Landmark On Main Street
Info:  Enjoy a night of Beatles’ classics as performed by 80’s legends The Smithereens, featuring lead singer Pat DiNizio.
Cost: $47 to $52
Time & Place: 8PM at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Port Washington – (516) 767-6444

Who: Magic Of Motown At Van Nostrand Theatre
Info: Enjoy an evening with Magic of Motown performing hits from The Temptations, Martha Reeves, Marvin Gaye and the Vandellas and more!
Cost: $18, $17 For Seniors
Time & Place: 8PM at Van Nostrand Theatre, Suffolk County Community College, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood – (631) 851-6589

SUNDAY – MARCH 9, 2014

Who: Disney’s Mulan Jr. At BayWay Arts Center
Info: Enjoy this action-packed stage adaptation of the Disney film Mulan! Mulan and her sidekick Mushu travel back to the days of ancient China.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 12PM at BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-270081-2700

Who: Gene Casey And The Lone Sharks At Connetquot Public Library
Info: Come enjoy music with Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks! The group offers music described as Americana-rockabilly-Western-swing-blues.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM to 3:30PM at Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – (631) 567-5079

Who: Peter Pan At Take-One Performing Arts Academy
Info: Enjoy this classic about a mischievous boy who can fly and spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland where he interacts with mermaids, Indians, fairies and pirates.
Cost: $20, $15 For Students and Seniors
Time & Place: 8PM at Take-One Performing Arts Academy, 1021 Portion Road, Farmingville – (631) 569-2148

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