Aside from all the fun event and places to go with a Halloween theme, here are some other events to check out this Friday and over the weekend on Long Island. You’ll find everything from comedy with talent like George Lopez and Bill Cosby, stage performances like Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” and The Wizard of Oz to shows and expos, like the Big Duck Antique Auto Show and Long Island Pet Reptile Expo. Find the events to stay entertained all weekend long right here with Hot Spots: Weekend Watch!
FRIDAY – OCTOBER 17, 2014
Who: George Lopez At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: George Lopez is known for his comedic talent and has entertained audiences on TV, film and in standup comedy. He’s now out with his tour, ‘Listen to My Face.’ Watch as he performs live!
Cost: $49.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000
Who: Neil Simon’s “Lost In Yonkers” At Bare Bones Theater
Info: This performance is set against the backdrop of America’s involvement in WWII. Two young boys are left to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and aunt Bella, a middle-aged, mentally challenged woman, in Yonkers.
Time & Place: 8PM at Bare Bones Theater, 57 Main Street, Northport – (631) 327-3301
Who: Farmingdale Restaurant Week
Info: Running through October 19, enjoy dining out at participating restaurants in Farmingdale. Unlike other restaurant weeks, there are no uniformly fixed-priced menus. Participating restaurants are writing up special menus and special prices to treat customers.
Time & Place: Reservations Suggested at Participating Restaurants – (800) 745-3000
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 18, 2014
Who: The Wizard of Oz At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Come enjoy a live performance of The Wizard of Oz! This stage musical is complete with all the charming songs.
Time & Place: 11AM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000
Who: Library After Dark At Sayville Library
Info: Enjoy an evening of fun reminiscing about the 70’s! Participants will learn the hustle, dance to favorite tunes and enjoy a show about the power of the mind by the Magic of Amore. Refreshments will also be served. Space is limited! Advance sign-up is requested.
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 10:30PM at Sayville Library, 88 Greene Avenue, Sayville – (631) 589-4440
Who: Bill Cosby At The Paramount
Info: Come enjoy a performance with one of America’s most beloved comedians of all time! Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books.
Cost: $59.50 to $99.50
Time & Place: 8:45PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300
SUNDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2014
Who: Big Duck Autumn Antique Auto Show
Info: Come by for the annual show featuring cars and trucks 25 years and older. It’s also happening on the grand opening weekend of the Long Island Duck Farming exhibit. The rain date for the event is October 26th.
Cost: $5/Spectator; Free For Children Under 12; $15/Show Car (Advance); $20/Show Car (Show Day)
Time & Place: 9AM to 4PM at Big Duck, Flanders Road, Flanders – (631) 284-3737
Who: Long Island Pet Reptile Expo
Info: Thousands of live pet reptiles will be on display and for sale at this expo. Find more than 50 reptile breeders from all over the U.S. exhibiting as well as vendors with an offering of cages and reptile-related items.
Cost: $10/Adult; $5/Kid
Time & Place: 9AM to 3PM at Hilton Hotel, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville – (845) 526-4845
Who: Nassau Barkfest At Eisenhower Park
Info: It’s Long Island’s largest free pet parade and costume contest! Come by with your four-legged friend or as a spectator to join over 500 of the best dressed creatures on the planet for awards in categories like Best Overall Pet Costume, Most Unique Pet Costume, Cutest Pet Costume, Scariest Pet Costume, Funniest Pet Costume, Best Pet Couple Costume, Best Owner/Pet Costume Combo and My Pet is Wearing that Next Year Costume. Participants are asked to bring pet food donation to help families with pets who are facing difficult financial times.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 12PM to 3PM at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park, Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) THE-SPCA
To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!
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