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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for September 7 through September 9

Entertainment options on Long Island continue even with school in session!

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Entertainment options on Long Island continue even with school in session! Enjoy a variety of performances on stage including the Italian teenage operatic pop group Il Volo and Footloose, The Musical. If you’re looking for a performance that’s more acrobatic in nature then don’t miss Dralion by Cirque Du Soleil. Long Island also offers a variety comedy and live music dining options and festivals this weekend, including the Smithtown Township Arts Council Fall Festival and the 17th Annual East Northport Festival. Check out the details below!


Who: Il Volo Performs at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Info: The Italian teenage operatic pop group Il Volo will perform pop-opera renditions that are sure to amaze attendees. Tickets are expected to go fast considering their album is already certified gold in their home country. It won’t be long before it goes platinum.
Cost: $180+
Time & Place: 7:30PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury

Who: Footloose, The Musical at Take-One Theatre Arts
Info: If you’re a fan of the film Footloose, make sure to stop by Take-One Theatre Arts for a musical show version. Today is the first of its scheduled showing at the theatre. Showings are available for the next two weeks. Call to make your reservation.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 8PM at Take-One Theatre Arts, 1021 Portion Road, Farmingville – (631) 569-2148

Who: The Turnstiles Improv Comedy… With A Touch Of Insanity at Ladakins
Info: Enjoy a night of fun and laughter at Ladakins with The Turnstiles. Ladakins, a family owned restaurant, will also have food and cocktails to accompany the entertaining night.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 8PM at Ladakins, 714 Montauk Highway, Moriches – (631) 291-2274


Who: Comedy Night at Sertinos Cafe
Info: Wilshire Comedy Group will lead comedy night at Sertinos Café. You’ll have an evening filled with laughter by the hottest comics on Long Island with your order. Select from deli sandwiches, panini sandwiches, soups, salads and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM at Sertinos Café, 133 W. Main Street, Smithown – (631) 265-1775

Who: Smithtown Township Arts Council Fall Festival
Info: Dance the night away to Latin music! Spanish dance company Sol Y Sombra will have dancers moving to rhythms of Spanish classical composers Albeniz and Granados. There will also be live Flamenco with guitarist Arturo Martinez and Oud player, Thomas Chess.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Mills Pond House, 660 Route 25A, St. James – (631) 832-6575

Who: Live Music by Rock It Fuel at Greens Irish Pub
Info: Enjoy an evening of classic rock from the 70s to today by Long Island band Rock It Fuel while unwinding at Greens Irish Pub.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9PM at 436 Plandome Road, Manhasset – (516) 570-6220


Who: Grateful Feast at Vanderbilt Museum
Info: Music is inspirational. Stop by and watch 50+ artists paint live to Grateful Dead music with a view of the Long Island Sound. Music will be performed by Reckoning, Half Step, The Acoustic Electrix and Unbroken Chain.
Cost: $7
Time & Place: 12PM to7PM at Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport – (631) 261-2941

Who: Dralion by Cirque Du Soleil at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Info: Cirque Du Soleil offers sensational performances. Dralion features the harmonious blend of Eastern and Western acrobatics. Catch it today! It’s their last day of performances at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Cost: $55+
Time & Place: 1PM or 5PM at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9300

Who: 17th Annual East Northport Festival
Info: It’s the last night of the annual festival. Enjoy rides, games, food and music by Campfire All Stars Band.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM at John Walsh Park (corner of Larkfield and Pulaski Roads), East Northport – (631) 261-3573

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