St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday and you can bet there will be Irish fun and celebrations happening on Long Island, along with other great entertainment! If you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day related activities, there’s a special Irish comedy showcase at The Paramount, the Women of Ireland performing at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Celtic Tenors at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and a special time at The Nutty Irishman, Bay Shore. Also happening this weekend is the annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival on Antony and Cleopatra, Osyter Bay Comedy Night at Planting Fields Arboretum, Drew Carey at Governor’s Comedy Club, a performance of Three Little Pigs Out West at Studio Theatre and a free magic lesson at The Magic Shop. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – MARCH 15, 2013
Who: 64th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival of Antony And Cleopatra
Info: Enjoy this play of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies of a romantic couple. It is about love versus civic responsibility and the dilemma the two faces. It also plays on March 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.
Cost: $12 For Adults, $10 For Seniors Over 65 or Matriculated Non-Hofstra Students with ID
Time & Place: 8PM at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead – (516) 463-6644
Who: Drew Carey At Governor’s Comedy Club
Info: The comedian Drew Carey will perform tonight. He’s not only a comedian, but also an actor and game show host. He’s had his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show and currently hosts the game show The Price Is Right. There is a two beverage per person minimum at the tables. There is two other shows available on March 16.
Cost: $36 to $66
Time & Place: 8PM at Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Avenue, Levittown – (516) 731-3358
Who: Oyster Bay Comedy Night At Planting Fields Arboretum
Info: The night features improv comedy by Eight Is Never Enough. There will be hilarious interactive comedy with original music and sketch based on audience suggestions and participation.
Cost: $20 to $35
Time & Place: 9PM (Doors and Bar Opens at 8PM) at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Historic Haybarn, Oyster Bay – (212) 568-6560
SATURDAY – MARCH 16, 2013
Who: St. Patty’s Weekend Irish Comedy Showcase At The Paramount
Info: In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy a showcase of Irish comedy! There’s a full line-up of top Irish comedians from around the country. Performers featured include Terry McNeely, Veronica Mosey, Tom Gilmore and Maureen Langan.
Cost: $20 to $35
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300
Who: Three Little Pigs Out West At Studio Theatre
Info: Enjoy a performance of the story of the Three Little Pigs. They find themselves in a crisis as the Big Bad Wolf makes a visit to each of their homes. The eldest pig, Sooey decides it’s time for them to head out west to Baby Bear’s Dude Ranch where they learn to become true “Cow-pigs.”
Time & Place: 2PM at Studio Theatre, 141 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst – (631) 581-2700
Who: Free Magic Lesson At The Magic Shop
Info: If you’ve ever wondered about magic that’s been presented before your eyes, head over to the Magic Shop for a free lesson. The lesson is taught by magicians with over 20 years of experience. Each lesson includes materials and is available each Saturday, until July 27.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 12PM and 7PM at The Magic Shop, 3711 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown – (516) 822-5074
SUNDAY – MARCH 17, 2013
Who: Women of Ireland At Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
Info: Enjoy a full stage concert production showing the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. There’s music, song and dance.
Time & Place: 3PM at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1300
Who: The Celtic Tenors At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Info: The Celtic Tenors come straight from Ireland. It offers tight three-part harmonies and quick witted banter for an eclectic mix of classical Irish, folk and pop music.
Cost: $25 to $45
Time & Place: 4PM, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach – (631) 288-1500
Who: St. Patrick’s Day At The Nutty Irishman, Bay Shore
Info: You can bet there will be an Irish celebration at the Nutty Irishman, Bay Shore! There will be Irish breakfast available at 11AM, DJ Sparky spinning tracks at noon, dueling pianos playing at 4PM and much more!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 10PM at The Nutty Irishman, Bay Shore, 60 E. Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-9700
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