Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Irish Festival, Bacon Fest, Jay Leno & Music Tributes

It's time to get into Spring fun mode with a jam-packed schedule of events this weekend, including Irish festivals, Bacon Fest, comedy shows and performances, and much more!

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It’s the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day so you can bet there will be fun Irish festivities going on! On top of that, this weekend enjoy Bacon Fest and great comedy shows, including one with Jay Leno performing live, and music tribute performances that take you back in time. Find details for these events and others taking place this weekend through Hot Spots: Weekend Watch!

FRIDAY – MARCH 13, 2015
Who: Hockey Game Between New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators
Info: Enjoy another game of hockey before the season comes to a close with the New York Islanders vs. the Ottawa Senators!
Cost: $40+
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale

Who: Jay Leno At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Enjoy a live performance with Jay Leno! This American comedian will have your entertained all night long.
Cost: $59.50
Time & Place: 7PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 334-0800

Who: Gathering Time – Tribute to “Women of the ‘70s”
Info: Come enjoy the music of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt and others!
Cost: $25 to $30
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148

Who: 21st Annual Comedy Show At Copiague Fire Department
Info: This comedy show features comedians Kerri Louise, Chris Roach and Chuck Nice. The show will be followed by dinner at 8PM. Call to make a reservation.
Cost: $40
Time & Place: 6:30PM at Copiague Fire Department, 320 S. Great Neck Road, Copiague – (631) 789-8061

Who: Comedy Night Out! For Singles At Bellmore Brokerage
Info: For all those singles out there, enjoy open mingle when you arrive with appetizers served. It’ll then be followed up by laughter as some very funny comedians take the stage to make some new single friends. Separate 2 drink minimum required.

Cost: $25 Prepaid, $30 At The Door with RSVP
Time & Place: 6:45PM to 9PM at Brokerage Comedy Club, Merrick Road, Bellmore – (631) 592-9804  

Who: Bob Marley Tribute & Jam At the Big Kahuna
Info: This Bob Marly tribute and jam performance features The Half Breeds. Enjoy an eventful evening with live reggae, open jam, sit in with the band when you bring your own instrument, live painting, photography on display, billiards, a full bar with a late menu and a living room area with fireplace to relax.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM to 11:30PM at The Big Kahuna, 1730 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington – (631) 261-2941

SUNDAY – MARCH 15, 2015
Who: Bacon Fest At All Star Arena
Info: Don’t miss this event if you’re a bacon lover because it’s going to be a full day of everything bacon! Enjoy samplings and purchase a variety of bacon themed foods!

Cost: $10 Online Purchase; $14 At The Door (Based on Availability); Free For Kids 2 And Under
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at All Star Arena, 635 Middle Country Road, Coram – (631) 683-5400

Who: 17th Annual Hofstra Irish Festival
Info: Celebrate all things Irish at this festival including music, food and its culture brought to America! Enjoy music and dance performances, activities for kids, craft vendors and authentic Irish food. Entertainment includes Guest Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson (WRHU, 88.7FM, Hofstra University), the Black Velvet Band, the Nancy Hirten Irish Dancers, the McLean Avenue Band, Wonderspark Puppet’s presentation of “Aesop’s Fables” and a puppet workshop and magician Handsome Harry.

Cost: $6; $5 For Senior Citizens; Free For Children Under 12
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at Hofstra University, David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, North Campus, Hempstead – (516) 463-6582

Who: The Best of the 70s & More With Bellins & Picone At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a night of great music! Hear your favorite songs from Marvin Gaye, War, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Santana and Jethro Tull.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 2PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148  

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