Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for April 12 through April 14

Get ready for a weekend complete with festivals, performances, shows and even a benefit casino night!

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Spring into Long Island entertainment this weekend! There are family festivals, comedy shows, performances, casino nights and much more to enjoy! On Friday, it’s the start of the Wantagh Park Family Festival, the Sarah Grace Foundation also has its dinner show fundraiser event featuring a night of laughter and the Suffolk Theater features Dueling Pianos! On Saturday, check out the musical The Wedding Singer at SoLuna Studio, Frank Valli and The Four Seasons perform at NYCB Theatre at Westbury and a benefit casino night event at Bay Street Theatre. On Sunday, head out to the Manhasset Spring Festival, a belly dance showcase at the Rose Theater and the performance of Five Women Wearing The Same Dress at Hofstra University. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – APRIL 12, 2013

Who: Wantagh Park Family Festival
Info: Come out for a weekend of fun rides, games and international/festival food. This is the start of the 3-day event.
Cost: Free Event, Pay Per Ride
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at Wantagh Park, One King Road, Wantagh – (516) 455-3179

Who: 10th Annual Night Of Laughter Fundraiser At Milleridge Cottage
Info: This dinner show fundraiser event is for The Sarah Grace Foundation. Enjoy a night of laughter with stars including Dr. Baker and his cast of talking pals, J. Jay Boyd from Atlantic City and New York City, Palma Florentino from Broadway and NY Comedy Clubs and Ron Tobin who opened for Henry Youngman, Robert Klein and others. Advance purchase required.
Cost: $75 includes admission, show, sit-down dinner, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert

Time & Place: 7:15PM to 11PM at Milleridge Cottage, 585 North Broadway, Jericho – (516) 433-9745

Who: Dueling Pianos! At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Enjoy an evening of keyboard masters taking on requests to complete the evening’s playlist. It’ll be an interactive rock and roll party.
Cost: $15
Time & Place: 9PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343


Who: The Wedding Singer – The Musical At SoLuna Studio
Info: This performing arts performance takes you back to the days of big hair, when greed was good, when collars up was cool and when the wedding singer might be the coolest guy in the room. It follows the classic movie and turns it into a hysterical pop/rock musical performance.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 10PM at SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge – (631) 708-9681

Who: Frank Valli And The Four Seasons At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Come enjoy a performance by the internationally successful American rock and pop band.
Cost: $61.50 to $71.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: Casino Night At Bay Street Theatre
Info: In partnership with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, this benefit casino night offers a play of favorite games, including Roulette, Texas Hold’Em, Blackjack and much more. Tickets include one free drink, free munchies at the bar and $200 in “Bay Street Bucks” for play. There are also raffle tickets and concessions for sale.
Cost: $50 For Advance Purchase, $60 For Ticket At The Door
Time & Place: 7PM to 11PM at Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-0818

SUNDAY – APRIL 14, 2013

Who: Manhasset Spring Festival
Info: The festival features dozens of vendors exhibiting handcrafted items, jewelry, accessories, clothing, home décor, gift items and much more! There’s also free parking available.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Manhasset Park District Lot, Manhasset Avenue, Manhasset – (631) 724-5966

Who: Spring Into The Beat: A Belly Dance Showcase At The Rose Theater
Info: Enjoy a showcase of talented and professional belly dancers from all over the tri-state area.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 2PM at The Rose Theater, 1320 Lincoln Avenue, Holbrook – (631) 599-2263

Who: Five Women Wearing The Same Dress At Hofstra University
Info: Presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance, this comedy performance investigates the relationships, intrigues and traumas of a group of bridesmaids behind the scenes at a wedding none of them really want to attend.
Cost: $10, $8 For Seniors (Over 65) or Matriculated Non-Hofstra Students with ID
Time & Place: 2PM at Black Box Theater, New Academic Building at Hofstra University, South Campus, Hempstead – (516) 463-6644

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