Hot Spots: Dancing, Music, Performances and More in the Latest Weekend Watch

Keep the New Year's celebration going with these hot spots on Long Island for entertainment!

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It’s the start of a New Year -- celebrate and have fun on Long Island! There’s plenty of musical entertainment, dancing and shows to enjoy! Also, find entertainment that will take you back to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Check out all the hot spots for it on Long Island here!


Who: Back To The Eighties Show With Jessie’s Girl At The Paramount
Info: It’s going to be an exciting night with the ultimate 80’s tribute show at The Paramount. The night includes special guest Constantine Maroulis.
Cost: $15 to $35
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (516) 673-7300

Who: 10th Annual Variety Show At North Fork Community Theatre
Info: The show features all types of talents from performers of all ages. Money raised from this event goes towards scholarships that are given out to graduating seniors from the six area high schools each spring.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 8PM at North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck – (631) 298-6328

Who: The Owl And The Pussycat At Carriage House Theater, Vanderbilt Mansion
Info: Enjoy a performance of The Owl and the Pussycat by Bill Manhoff. An unlikely romance develops between a prostitute and a stuffy writer.
Cost: $20 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Carriage House Theater, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport – (516) 293-0674


Who: Dorothy Meets Alice – The Wizard Of Wonderland At Studio Theatre
Info: Enjoy a performance with the delightful meeting of two of literature’s famous young ladies. The story unfolds when a young man puts off a book report till the last minute, and then suddenly finds himself in a strange place somewhere between Oz and Wonderland.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 2PM at Studio Theatre, 141 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst – (631) 581-2700

Who: Black Tie Swing Dance At Smithtown Historical Society’s Frank Brush Barn
Info:  Enjoy a night of swing dancing to the music of Mike Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. Formal attire is encouraged, but optional. No partner or experience necessary. There will be door prizes, refreshments and snacks.
Cost: $15
Time & Place: 8PM to 11PM at Smithtown Historical Society’s Frank Brush Barn, 211 Middle Country Road, Smithtown – (631) 476-3707

Who: Rock It Fuel After New Year Rock And Roll At Callahan’s
Info: Enjoy live classic rock and blues music with Rock It Fuel for after-New Year’s celebration!
Cost: $5
Time & Place: 9:30PM to 2AM at Callahan’s, 1964 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 542-0723


Who: Guy Davis At Port Jefferson Village Center
Info: In collaboration with the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council and The Long Island Blues Society, University Café at Stony Brook University presents blues great Guy Davis!
Cost: $25 For Advance Ticket, $30 At The Door
Time & Place: 2PM at Sail Loft Room at Port Jefferson Village Center, Stony Brook – (631) 632-1093

Who: Vent Trio At Freeport Memorial Library
Info: Enjoy the music of jazz and classical traditions of Vento Trio! Vento Trio was formed at Rutgers University in 2003 and specializes in a repertoire that crosses boundaries of jazz and classical traditions.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2:30PM at Freeport Memorial Library, 144 Wes Merrick Road, Freeport – (516) 379-3274 x. 224

Who: Rhonda Denet – Ella To Aretha At Lindenhurst Library
Info: Enjoy a performance on a collection of jazz standards and soul classics that span five decades. It’ll be a musical journey from the time of Ella Fitzgerald in the 30’s to Aretha Franklin in the 60’s and 70’s.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2:30PM at Lindenhurst Library, One Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst – (631) 957-7755

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