Are you ready for entertainment on Long Island? Here are the hot spots for the end of the week, including the Long Island Auto Show, performances with Gladys Knight, Antigone Rising, Tommy James and The Shondells and others. There are also festivals and theater performances to enjoy. Check out all the details here!
FRIDAY – OCTOBER 18, 2013
Who: Long Island Auto Show At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Stop by to view the hottest new 2014 cars and trucks! Free on-site test drives are also available and there’s a special appearance by Long Island’s CARFELLAS and more!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 5PM to 10PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9300
Who: Gladys Knight At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Enjoy an evening with Gladys Knight with special guest Mint Condition. Knight is a four-time Grammy Award winner and is on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Her hits include ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ and ‘Midnight Train to Georgia.’
Cost: $49.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200
Who: Antigone Rising At Madison Theatre At Molloy College
Info: This all-female alt-country rock band made it to the top 20 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart for most of 2005. Come by this Friday to enjoy their performance!
Time & Place: 8PM, Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre – (516) 323-4444
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2013
Who: Sayville Chamber Of Commerce Fall Festival
Info: It's a festival of fun for all with food, vendors, painted ceramics, a petting zoo, pre-carved pumpkin carving contest, a bake off contest, kids rides and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 6PM at Main Street, between Greene and Lincoln avenues, Sayville – (631) 567-5257
Who: Tommy James And The Shondells At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Tommy James & The Shondells were in the spotlight in the mid-to-late ‘60s as popular pop/rock groups. It had hits like ‘I Thik We’re Alone Now,’ ‘Mony Mony,’ ‘Crimson and Clover,’ ‘Hanky Panky’ and more. The group disbanded in 1970 and have reincarnated.
Time & Place: 7PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200
Who: First Annual Long Island Music Festival At Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre
Info: This event is presented by County Executive Ed Mangano and NY Music & Events Group. It’ll feature Gloria Gaynor, That 70’s Band and many other top Long Island bands.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park, Merrick Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 572-0200
SUNDAY – OCTOBER 20, 2013
Who: Arnold Newman – Luminaries Of The 20th Century In Art, Politics & Culture At Hofstra University
Info: Enjoy an exhibit showcasing new works by Arnold Newman. The work is available at the gallery through Dec. 13.
Cost: Free Admission
Time & Place: 1PM to 4PM at Emily Lowe Gallery at Hofstra University, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead – (516) 463-5672
Who: Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse
Info: Looking for the night of haunted fun? This one has won “Best Haunt” awards numerous times. In 2011, it was named to USA Today’s “Top Ten Haunted Houses in New York.” It is recommended for the mature audience.
Cost: $25 to $40
Time & Place: 7PM to 10PM at Gateway Playhouse, 215 S. Country Road, Bellport – (631) 286-0555
Who: Gypsy At John Cranford Adams Playhouse At Hofstra University
Info: This musical about “the ultimate show business mother,” takes you backstage to vaudeville and burlesque of the 1920’s and 30’s. It’s complete with wonderful songs and is brought to you by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance.
Cost: $15, $12 For Seniors
Time & Place: 2PM at John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University (South Campus), Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead – (516) 463-6644
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