Hot Spots: Films, Ballet and More Dancing in the Latest Weekly Watch

The week is packed with film screenings and other great entertainment like ballet and dancing! Check on the hot spots on Long Island here!

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If you’re a movie lover, you’re in luck! This week, running through Sunday, is the Gold Coast International Film Festival. The week is also packed with other entertainment on Long Island, including ballet performances, salsa dancing, a hockey game with the Islanders and more. Check out the details below!


Who: Johannes Brahms – Sublime Master Of The Romantic Era At Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
Info: Music educator and concert pianist Dr. Judith Alstadter discusses the life and music of Johannes Brahms, known for the Romantic Era. Dr. Alstadter will also play musical selections of Brahms’ most beloved work.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 1PM at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview – (516) 938-0077

Who: Ballet Long Island’s Costume Sale Fundraiser
Info: Still looking for a Halloween costume? Stop by Ballet Long Island where it is raising funds for the dancers’ pointe shoes, costumes, ballet slippers and tights with the sale of hundreds of costumes for Halloween, dance solos, shows, plays, recitals and more.
Cost: Up to $25 Per Costume
Time & Place: 9:30AM to 8:30PM, Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964 


Who: New York Islanders Vs. Vancouver Canucks At Nassau Coliseum
Info: The Islanders host the Vancouver Canucks in a National Hockey League pro hockey showdown.
Cost: $24 to $160
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9303

Who: How Sweet It Is At The Gold Coast International Film Festival
Info: Through this Sunday, enjoy the film festival that brings the latest Hollywood hits and Indie favorites. Today features How Sweet It Is with a Q&A with Paul Sorvino. It’s a hilarious musical comedy about an alcoholic theater owner who needs to put together a successful musical in order to pay off his mob debt. However, problems arise when the wise guys want to cast their friends in the production.
Cost: $12, $10 For Seniors and Students
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Soundview Cinema, 7 Soundview Market Place, Port Washington North – (516) 829-2570


Who: Cinderella At Ballet Long Island
Info: Enjoy a wonderful ballet with Cinderella and her Prince, performed by the professional and apprentice dancers from around the world.
Cost: $16, $8 For Seniors and Children
Time & Place: 11AM, 12:15PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964

Who: The Fray At The Paramount
Info: WALK 97.5 presents The Fray for the second and last night at The Paramount. Enjoy this American rock band from Denver, Colorado who has had hits like “Over My Head” and “How to Save a Life.”
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300


Who: Egyptian Mummification Unraveled At Oceanside Library
Info:  Ever wonder why and how mummification happens? Let Dr. Regina Gilbert discuss and explain it to you. She’ll also demonstrate the process on a lucky audience member.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 8:30PM at Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Avenue, Oceanside – (516) 766-2360

Who: Salsa At The NY Dancers Studio
Info: Want to get your feet moving to Latin music? Get in on this Beginners Salsa class! You can bring your friends and family with no experience or partner required. The first class is even free. There are also other classes and levels available.
Cost: First Class Free
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 9PM at The NY Dancers Studio, 388 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow – (516) 902-8876

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