Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Irish Celebration, Spring Craft Beer Festival & Comedy Performances

Spring has begun, and it's time to spring into some fun entertainment for the weekend!

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Spring has officially begun, so spring to these fun and entertaining events for the weekend! Some St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are continuing through the weekend with events at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration and Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Celebration taking place at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Those who like craft beer can head over to the Spring Craft Beer Festival at Nassau Coliseum. And for some laughs, there are plenty of performances to enjoy this weekend. Find details for these events and others taking place this weekend through Hot Spots: Weekend Watch!

FRIDAY – MARCH 20, 2015
Who: Vegas Night At Sons Of Italy
Info: Try your luck with card games and the Roulette Wheel for Vegas Night! Pay as you play and food and drink are also available for purchase.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 11:30PM at Sons Of Italy, 2075 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park – (631) 586-3928

Who: Celtic Woman 2015 At Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
Info: While celebrating all things Irish, also enjoy this female Irish musical ensemble in concert.
Cost: $43 to $103
Time & Place: 8PM at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville – (516) 299-3100

Who: Over The River And Through The Woods At North Fork Community Theatre
Info: Enjoy Joe DiPietro’s comedy focused on a young man’s coming of age in the midst of a tight-knit Italian-American family.
Cost: $15
Time & Place: 8PM at North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck – (631) 298-6328

Who: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration At Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Info: Join in some Irish entertainment that will include the Irish Rock Bands: The Sporting Paddies and The McCools, Noel McAtasney, and Nancy Hirten. Traditional Irish food and beverages will also be offered along with Irish merchandise available for purchase at the Fairgrounds Building and the Noon Inn.  There will also be a Birds of Prey presentation from Tackapausha Museums. Make it a great outing with the kids.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage – (516) 572-0200

Who: Spring Craft Beer Festival At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Don’t miss this festival featuring 50+ brewers and more than 100 brews!
Cost: $45 Advance; $55 At Door; $12 For Designated Drivers
Time & Place: 12:30PM to 4PM and 5:30PM to 9PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (631) 940-7290

Who: Bay Street Theater Presents Bob Dylan & The Band – A Tribute
Info: This concert features The Complete Unknowns, HooDoo Loungers and special guests. The special evening will have The Complete Unknowns playing a 100% Bob Dylan show and the HooDoo Loungers (and friends) playing a tribute to The Band – Dylan’s backup band.

Cost: $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Bay Street Theater, One Bay Street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-9500 

SUNDAY – MARCH 22, 2015
Who: Mutts Gone Nuts At Van Nostrand Theatre
Info: This comedy dog show with Scott and Joan Houghton and their pack of poochies is ready to entertain! The comedy dog thrill show will have presentations like the incredible high-flying Frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and the one and only Sammie the talking dog.

Cost: $14; $13 For Senior Citizens and SCCC Faculty; $10 For 16 Years Of Age Or Younger Purchase
Time & Place: 1PM and 3PM at Suffolk County Community College, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood

Who: The Peking Acrobats At Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
Info: This family-fun program will have you amazed and stunned as a troupe of gymnast, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers from the People’s Republic of China perform.

Cost: $23 to $63
Time & Place: 2PM at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville – (516) 299-3100

Who: Comedy in Paradise
Info: Enjoy a buffet dinner that is followed by a stand-up comedy show with Les Degen, Lori G and JJay Boyd!
Cost: $39.95
Time & Place: 6PM to 8:45PM at Paradise Diner, 279 Vets Highway, Hauppauge – (631) 724-1778  

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