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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch on Things to Do Over Holiday Break

Looking for entertainment after Christmas and over the holiday weekend? We have the information you need to plan ahead.

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With Christmas landing on Thursday, we decided to get this week’s edition of Hot Spots: Weekend Watch out to you early to help plan for a fun holiday weekend. If you’re looking for things to do the day after Christmas and over the weekend, consider entertainment like the WWE Live Holiday Tour or the Harlem Globetrotters at Nassau Coliseum. If you’re looking for more exploratory activities, check out the Orion spacecraft at the Cradle of Aviation Museum or take the kids to the Maritime Explorium to understand the principles of geometry and design of the Times Square ball. There’s also plenty of film screenings and music entertainment to enjoy. Find the events to stay entertained all weekend long right here with Hot Spots: Weekend Watch!

Who: Exploring The Orion Spacecraft At Cradle of Aviation Museum
Info: Come explore the different parts and functions of the Orion spacecraft. The spacecraft was intended for the exploration beyond low-earth orbit and even travelled to Mars.
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Time & Place: 12PM to 4PM at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City – (516) 572-4111

Who: Let’s Celebrate The New Year At The Maritime Explorium
Info: Explore the principles of geometry and design to your own Times Square ball.
Cost: $5, Free For Children Under 1
Time & Place: 1PM to 5PM at The Maritime Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson – (516) 449-5662

Who: Get The Led Out At The Paramount
Info: Get The Led Out captures the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and has been dubbed by media as “The American Led Zeppelin.” This Philadelphia-based group consist of six veteran musicians delivering Led Zeppelin live like you’ve never heard before.
Cost: $24.50 to $50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

Who: WWE Live Holiday Tour At Nassau Coliseum
Info: This holiday tour with wrestling stars feature talent like John Cena, Seth Rollins, Kane and more!
Cost: $20 to $100
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (800) 745-3000

Who: I Ought To Be In Pictures At The Stage Theater In Merrick
Info: Come enjoy this Neil Simon comedy-drama about a 19-year-old Brooklyn native who hitches a ride to Los Angeles to take Hollywood by storm. In the event, she also surprises her father who is a struggling screenwriter who abandoned his family 16 years earlier.
Cost: $21, $18 For Seniors And Students

Time & Place: 8PM at The Stage Theater in Merrick, 2222 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick – (516) 868-6400

Who: Rusted Root At The Paramount
Info: Jam band Rusted Root is known for their upbeat and catchy hit single “Send Me On My Way.” Their music fuses world, rock, and acoustic sounds.

Cost: $15 to $40
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300 

Who: The Muppets Take Manhattan At Cinema Arts Centre
Info: Come enjoy a screening of The Muppets Take Manhattan!

Cost: $6 For Members, $11 For Public, Free For Children Under 12
Time & Place: 12PM at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington – (631) 423-7611

Who: Harlem Globetrotters At Nassau Coliseum
Info: For the first time in its 89 years, the Harlem Globetrotters will dribble into Nassau Coliseum. Come enjoy a one-of-a-kind show featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. See action like ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots and much more! Globetrotter stars will also be available for autographs and photographs with fans after the game.
Cost: $17 to $185
Time & Place: 2PM or 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale

Who: Birdman At The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
Info: This black comedy tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. Leading up to the play’s opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Cost: $9 ($6 For Members)
Time & Place: 4:30PM or 7:30PM at The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry Street, Patchogue – (631) 438-0083

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the 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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