Calendar of Events From January 28 to February 17

Here is a selection of events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area. In light of the pandemic and unpredictable winter weather, it is best to call ahead before venturing out.

Friday, January 28

Icon of Vinyl

At 8 p.m. at The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Featuring three tribute bands: Brooklyn Charmers (Steely Dan), The Breakers (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) and SoulShine (Allman Brothers Band). Standard tickets start at $25. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Kelli O’Hara and Seth Rudetsky

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College presents Kelli O’Hara and Seth Rudetsky at 7:30 p.m. Description: “Kelli O’Hara, star of stage and screen, has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Loenowens in ‘The King and I’ garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics and Olivier Nominations. She reprised the role while making her West End debut, and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo’s Orb Theatre. Kelli also received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series ‘The Accidental Wolf.’ Other Broadway credits include ‘Kiss Me Kate’ (Tony, Drama League, OCC nominations), ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), ‘Nice Work if You Can Get It’ (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), ‘South Pacific’ (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), ‘The Light in the Piazza’ (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ ‘Follies,’ ‘Dracula’ and ‘Jekyll & Hyde.’ In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehar’s ‘The Merry Widow’ opposite Renee Fleming and returned as Despina in Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte.’ She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts, The Kennedy Center Honors and performs often alongside The New York Philharmonic. She can be seen next in the highly anticipated HBO’s series ‘The Gilded Age.’ Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s ‘On Broadway’ as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows. In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon (singing ‘Magic to Do’ in a devastating unitard) in ‘The Ritz’ directed by Joe Mantello for The Roundabout Theater. Off-Broadway he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed ‘Rhapsody in Seth’ (directed by Peter Flynn) at the Actors Playhouse and has also appeared on TV on ‘Law and Order C.I.’ and had a recurring role on ‘All My Children.’ As an author, he has peened three books and recently, he co-wrote and starred in ‘Disaster!’ (which The New York Times called a ‘triumph’), and he currently writes a weekly column on Playbill.com and tours the country doing master classes and performing his one-man show ‘Deconstructing Broadway.’” Joined by the South Shore Symphony. Tickets are $85 to $150. The theater is at 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call 516-323-4444.


Saturday, January 29

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis, shown playing with his quartet at the London Jazz Festival in 2014, will perform at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College. (Public domain)

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College hosts saxophonist Branford Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. Description: “Known for the telepathic communication among its personnel, deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.” Tickets are $65 to $95. The theater is at 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call 516-323-4444.

Emo Pioneers

At 8 p.m. at The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “Thursday celebrated their 20th anniversary with 44 sold out shows in 2019 and last year supported My Chemical Romance and also dabbled in streaming live shows and filmmaking. They will be joined by special guests Cursive, Jeremy Enigk and the Applessed Cast. With a collective 106 years of existence between the four acts, this tour is a celebration of hope—past, present and future. Arguably the most exciting thing is that this once in a lifetime collaboration was not put together by business people; it was put together by friends calling friends and saying ‘let’s do this.’” Standard tickets $24.50 to $49.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.


Sunday, January 30

Symphonic Band

The Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts Symphonic Band will be part of a full day of music at the Tilles Center. (Courtesy of the Tilles Center)

Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts Symphonic Band Concert will take place at 4 p.m. at the Tilles Center, Conductors are James Krais (Concert Band) and Joel Levy (Wind Symphony). Tickets are $24 and available through the box office only. It is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.The venue is at 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office from Monday to Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 516-299-3100

An Evening of Jazz

At 7 p.m., the Tilles Center presents Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts at the Krasnoff Theater. Directors are James Dragovich (Jazz Band) and Larry Ballereau (Jazz Ensemble). Tickets are $24 and available through the box office only. It is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.The venue is at 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office from Monday to Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 516-299-3100.

Youth Musicians

The Long Island Youth Orchestra concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Tilles Center Concert Hall. Scott Dunn is the conductor while Gregory Sisco is the associate conductor. Tickets are $24 and available through the box office only. It is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.The venue is at 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office from Monday to Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 516-299-3100.

Artist’s Talk

From 3 to 4 p.m., the Nassau County Museum of Art presents “Ben Schonzeit, The Music Room: The Making of a Masterpiece.” Description: “Internationally renowned painter Ben Schonzeit, a longtime favorite of the museum, reflects on his greatest and largest work, which began as a Mother’s Day card and rapidly took on the bravura of a major installation. When it first appeared, it was the talk of SoHo. This exhibition marks the first time it has been seen in public in decades, a milestone in the history of the museum.” Admission is free for members, $20/non-members. The museum is located at One Museum Dr., Roslyn. Visit www.nassaucountymuseum.org/events or call 516-484-9338 to register.

Jones Beach Coast Guard Station Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk start at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required. Directions: From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west. Turn right (north) at entrance for Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin; turn right again for parking.


Wednesday, February 2

Remembering MLK

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove presents “Curator’s Corner: Martin Luther King Jr.” from 11 a.m. to noon. Description: “Join HMTC for the first of several program held in recognition of Black History Month. In this program HMTC’s Museum and Programming Director Thorin Tritter, will discuss an iconic photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that stands in our final gallery. Dr. Tritter will also talk about the way Dr. King highlighted the history of the Holocaust during the Civil Rights Movement.” Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.

Ken Burns In Zoom Conversation

Filmaker Ken Burns will chat with Geoffrey Ward on their collaborations via Zoom on Feb. 2. (Friends of Sagamore Hill)

The Friends of Sagamore Hill (FOSH), the local chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, is offering a unique opportunity to hear filmmaker Ken Burns and historian/writer Geoffrey Ward in a live conversation, “Making History On-Screen,” on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. They will discuss their many collaborations, including The Civil War, the making of The Roosevelts series, comparisons among the three Roosevelts they studied, their new series on The U. S. and the Holocaust, etc. The discussion will be moderated by distinguished historian and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. A live Q&A with attendees will follow the conversation.
Admission to this virtual event is free. However, since it is the Kick-off to the FOSH year-long Fundraising and Membership Drive, they are asking that all attendees either become a member of The Friends of Sagamore Hill or make a donation. Details about attending this special virtual event can be found at friendsofsagamorehill.org


Thursday, February 3

Lunch & Learn

Presented from noon to 2 p.m. by the Huntington Historical Society at Encore Luxury Living, 300 Jericho Tupke., Jericho. The topic will be “Long Island Dirt: Recovering Our Buried Past” with ​with Allison McGovern, PhD, RPH. Description: “McGovern is an anthropological archaeologist in the greater New York City area whose work integrates archaeology with historical research methods, public engagement, planning, and historic preservation advocacy. In recognition of Black History Month, she will be speaking on the Crippen House, located in Huntington. Archaeological research at the Peter Crippen House is directed at recovering information about site history and the experiences of Crippen, one of the many southern freedmen who sought work in New York in the early 1800s. His family lived in the house into the late 1900s. Learn how recovering the grounds of a site could help reveal history.” The $50 fee for non-members includes a two-course lunch. Register here.


Friday, February 4

Voyage: Journey Tribute

At 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “Hailed by fans and critics alike as the No. 1 Journey tribute band in the world. Singer Hugo is an absolute dead ringer for Steve Perry, both visually and vocally. The band also features world class New York musicians; Robby Hoffman, Greg Smith, Charlie Zeleny and Al Spinelli who along with Hugo have brought the show to critical acclaim through the many sold out shows. COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard ticket $30. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Exploring The Artist

From 3 to 4 p.m., the Hofstra University Museum of Art (HUMA) presents Second Fridays: Romare Bearden Series. Session 1: A Treasured Gift: Bearden’s Art in the Museum’s Collection. The series will begin by exploring the history of how HUMA acquired the Bearden prints, telling stories of different donors and their connection to the works of art. Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Get Zoom link here.

Opera At Hofstra

Hofstra Opera Theater presents a fully staged double-bill of Samuel Barber’s “Hand of Bridge” and Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” at 8 p.m. in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. Presented by the Hofstra University Music Department. Also on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Advance registration required. Vaccination proof and other COVID restrictions apply. Register here.


Saturday/Sunday, February 5/6

Model Railroad Layout

Model railroad buffs will love the TMB layout in Farmingdale. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

The TMB Model Train Club will show off its elaborate layout at its warehouse, 120 Schmitt Blvd., Farmingdale, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “A 4,000-square-foot model railroad with 10 trains running on 19 scale miles of track, our famous underground subway system and our operating logging line. Prepare to be amazed. Also see the famous train layout that was featured in the ‘Blue Comet’ episode of The Sopranos.” Donations accepted. Masks, social distances required. Visit https://www.tmbmodeltrainclub.com or call 516- 660-8099 for information.


Saturday, February 5

Superheroes of the Sky

Get up close to birds of prey on Feb. 5.(Gerhard Janson | Pixabay)

From 11 a.m. to noon at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Description: “Take a walking tour with Jim while he feeds our Birds of Prey and tells you about their incredible adaptations that help them survive in the wild. You’ll be seeing and learning about our Bald Eagle, our Turkey Vultures, our owls, hawks and many more.” Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child under 12. Register at www.sweetbriarnc.org.

Guided Nature Walk

From 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Description: “Join us for this bi-monthly series of themed walks as we explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment. Our expert guides, environmental educator Hildur Palsdottir and Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim, bring a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure.” Fees are $15 per adult, $5 per child for non-members, includes parking. Pay at the gatehouse. Call 516-571-7901 or visit www.andspointpreserveconservancy.org.

Broadway Royalty

“Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett: Kings and Queens” will take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “From Aretha to Britney, Elvis to Prince, spouses Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector cover the gamut of musical royalty, spotlighting how this select group ascended to their respective thrones and created the most iconic and beloved hits of all time. Spector was nominated for both a Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance as Barry Mann in Beautiful–The Carole King Musical. He played a record-breaking 1,500 performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway. He just finished his most recent Broadway run starring as Sonny Bono in The Cher Show. Barrett has been a principal in five different Broadway shows: Wicked, Dr. Zhivago, The Royal Family, Baby it’s You! and Gettin’ the Band Back Together. She’s starred in over 30 major television shows and feature films including the recurring roles of Maria Castle on Netflix’s The Punisher, Liza Minnelli in the Emmy-nominated FX series Fosse/Verdon, and Nadia on the CW’s Dynasty.” Standard tickets for non-Friends range from $49 to $69. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Piano Man Tribute

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. With special guest Jonathan Wibben. Description: “Welcoming back the best Billy Joel tribute band in the world. All are currently touring members of Billy Joel’s band, and when they are not performing at the groundbreaking residency at Madison Square Garden, they are performing at their Long Island home—the Paramount. As Billy himself said, ‘They had a hard time convincing me it wasn’t me. It’s uncanny.’” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $20 to $40. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.


Sunday, February 6

Adrian Nivola

The artist Adrian Nivola will give a talk about his work. (Annie Schlechter)

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents an Artist in the Gallery program at 3 p.m. Free for members, museum admission for non-members. Register in advance. Description: “Painter and sculptor Adrian Nivola uses pieces of wood, wire and found objects to fashion ‘instruments’ of such delicacy and poetic suggestiveness that they captivate the imaginations of music and art lovers without making a sound. A fascinating interdisciplinary mind, he will take you into the thinking behind his highly original works.” The museum is at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Learn more and register at www.nassaumuseum.org or call 516-484-9338.

Joe Gatto

The Paramount Comedy Series presents the American comedian, actor, and producer from the New York City borough of Staten Island. He is the star of truTV’s hit show “Impractical Jokers.” At 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $20 to $40. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Just a Hike On the Roads

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Neck Rd., Lloyd Neck. Description: “While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this four-mile, on road moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park’s beauty.” Reservations are required and will be taken two weeks prior to the program. Space is limited. Call 631-423-1770 for reservations.

Sunday Science: Eggsperiments

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) hosts this program for kids in ages 5 to 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. It is situated within Tanglewood Preserve—a nature preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Description: “Kids will form hypothesis, conduct experiments, and form conclusions like real scientists. These teacher-guided egg-speriments will touch on multiple science disciplines in a fun and sometimes messy way. Cost is $16/child. To register, visit www.cstl.org or call 516-764-0045.

Massapequa Lake Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required. Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. Massapequa Lake is at the south end of the Massapequa Preserve, between Lakeshore Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.

Science Bath & Beyond

Family workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Treat yourself to a relaxing day of science. We’ll learn the chemistry behind what makes stuff smell good, how bath bombs and soaps work, then customize and make our own. Go home with lots of treats and the recipes to make more at home. Explore perfumes: What chemicals are responsible for fragrance, and how can we customize our own? Learn the science of smell and make your own perfumes. Soap: Learn how soap cleans and customize your own. Choose the color, scent, and even what is inside. Makes a great gift. Bath Bombs: Learn how to make luxurious bath bombs using safe and budget-friendly ingredients. Explore the science behind what makes them work then tailor-make your own to take home.” Admission is $25 for non-members, $20 for members. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Event capped at 20 attendees. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Register at www.smli.org.


Wednesday, February 9

Love Songs with Stan Wiest

Stan Wiest will perform and entertain with his show business stories. (Landmark on Main Street)

Stan Wiest performs favorite love songs on the piano while sharing stories connected to them at 2 p.m. at at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Wiest has performed for Barbara Walters, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Victor Borge; toured with Irving Caesar (George Gershwin’s lyricist), the Tonight Show Band and many more. He continues to perform regularly for galas, weddings and private events. Enjoy this free Afternoon T.E.A. in person in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater or click the link on the website for the livestream.” Series underwritten by funding support from by New York Community Bank Foundation. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Jones Beach Bird Walk

North Shore Audubon Society Wednesday leaderless walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Grand Jones Beach. Meet at Coast Guard Station. Directions: Take either Wantagh State Parkway or Meadowbrook Parkway South. Once past the toll booths, take Bay Parkway bearing to the right to West End 2 or to the Coast Guard Station.

Virtual Gallery Tour

Explore the Holocaust Museum virtually. (Holocaust Museum)

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County in Glen Cove presents this virtual program from 1 to 2 p.m. Description: “As part of HMTC’s Black History Month programming, join Thorin Tritter, HMTC Museum and Programming director, for a virtual tour of HMTC’s galleries, exploring the history of the Holocaust with a particular reference to the African American history that fed into Hitler’s racist views of German superiority.” Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.

Talking 2021 Election

Free and open to the public at Hofstra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater on the first floor of the Axinn Library from 4:20 to 5:45 p.m. Description: “Following November’s election a Long Island Press headline read, ‘Red Wave Brings Political Sea Change to Long Island.’ Democrats narrowly held the governorship in New Jersey while surprisingly losing that same office in Virginia. Here on Long Island Republicans swept nearly every election. Following recent elections, we’ve heard people talk of red waves and blue waves. Was this a red wave? Join Philip Dalton (Rhetoric and Public Advocacy & Center for Civic Engagement), Mary Anne Trasciatti (Labor Studies & Rhetoric and Public Advocacy), and Rosanna Perotti (Political Science), as we discuss this election and its meaning as we look forward to next year’s midterms.” Advance Registration required. Vaccination proof and other COVID restrictions apply. Register here.


Thursday, February 10

Inimitable Voice

Critically acclaimed and best-selling singer Randy Houser takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. With special guest Ella Langley. Description: “Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits with his album, How Country Feels, plus earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated ‘Like A Cowboy.’ Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with ‘We Went’ from his 2016 album, Fired Up.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $25 to $55. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Art Show Opening Reception

The Hofstra University Museum of Art will host an opening reception for the exhibition Art of the Dogon from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. RSVP to 516-463-5672.


Friday, February 11

Jupiter String Quartet

At 7:30 p.m. at Adelphi University’s Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center. 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough perform ‘American Prism,’ a continuous, evening-length presentation inspired by America’s wonderfully diverse and unique musical traditions as they are brought to life in the string quartets of some of the country’s most beloved composers from the last 125 years.” Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets from $25 to $30. Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Trumpeter Superstar

Best-selling instrumentalist Chris Botti will bring his trumpet to the Paramount. (Wikepedia Commons CC BY 2.0)

Chris Botti, called the largest-selling contemporary American instrumental artist, plays at 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave. Huntington. Description: “Botti’s success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No.1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. His latest album, Impressions, won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental. Selling more than four million albums, over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. He has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $39.50 to $99.50. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Exploring Artist 2

From 3 to 4 p.m., the Hofstra University Museum of Art (HUMA) presents Second Fridays: Romare Bearden Series. Session 2: Exploring Influences and Themes from the Harlem Renaissance to Homer’s Classical Hero. The second Session will explain the narrative quality of Bearden’s work and its relationship to the Black American experience, touching on elements of the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, family life and universal hero themes. Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Get Zoom link here.

Lisa Fischer: Be My Valentine

Lisa Fischer has sung on stage with some of the world’s top musicians. (Wikepedia Commons CC BY 4.0)

At 8 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “After four decades of featured background singing with icons like Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer set out to take center stage with her own humble, heartfelt songs. The 2013 Best Documentary Oscar winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey, telling her story, with clips of her legendary duets with Sting or with Mick Jagger on ‘Gimme Shelter’ left audiences eager to see and hear more, so Lisa took the chance to set out on her own reinventing classic songs with her co-conspirators JC Maillard and Grand Baton. Their organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock ignited Lisa’s flexibility and freedom of expression, awakening her lifelong desire to make music that heals but still rocks the house.” Non-friends tickets range from $33 to $43. The Dim the Lights series is sponsored by Susan Isaacs and Elkan Abramowitz and Judith and Mortan Sloan. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Evening With The Dinos

This family event will be hosted from 7 to 8 p.m. by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Description: “Join us for a special program with the family as we explore our Dinosaurs exhibit at night. Hands on activities will be mixed with talks from our paleontologist providing a unique experience for all.” Located in the Tanglewood Preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Cost is $15/person (ages 5 and older). To register, visit www.cstl.org or call 516-764-0045.

Classic Jethro Tull

Acclaimed guitarist Martin Barre brings the Jethro Tull experience to the Madison Theatre at Molloy College. (Contributed photo)

Guitarist Martin Barre leads a group performing the classic songs of the storied band at 8 p.m. at the Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Description: “In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide. At the center of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre, renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. The show will also feature a special multimedia presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50 years of Jethro Tull’s musical career.” Tickets range from $50 to $60. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call 516-323-4444.


Saturday, February 12

South Shore Symphony

Conductor Scott Jackson Wiley leads the full orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Wen Qian, soloist, and Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1. At 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Tickets are $15 and $20. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call 516-323-4444.

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt brings his comedy to the Paramount. (Gage Skidmore CC BY 2.0)

The actor, writer and comedian brings his “Who’s ready to Laugh?” tour at 7 p.m. to the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “From his comedy specials to more than 200 film and television roles including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award, Oswalt chooses work that inspires him and entertains audiences. He currently co-stars as Principal Durbin on the NBC Universal comedy A.P. Bio, produced by Seth Meyers, Mike O’Brien, and Lorne Michaels. Oswalt also recently served as the lead voice of Max in The Secret Life of Pets 2. In 2016, he won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special Talking for Clapping and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album of the same name. He has been nominated for a total of six Grammys and four Emmys. Both of his published books, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (2011) and Silver Screen Fiend (2015) are New York Times Best Sellers. In 2018, Oswalt helped publish his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (The New York Times Best Seller) and he executive produced the HBO docuseries based on the book about the hunt for and capture of the Golden State Killer.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets $35 to $75. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Frozen Science

Family Workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Embrace the cold as we deep-dive into freezing temperatures. Enjoy a variety of super cool demonstrations and enjoy our homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream. Be sure to join us for a snowball fight and sledding on the lawn afterwards (weather pending). We’ll explore ​Liquid Nitrogen: discover what is possible with this super cold substance (-320°F) as we freeze objects instantly, remove the elasticity of others, and make fresh ice cream in minutes. Dry Ice: explore the properties of pure, frozen CO2. We’ll trap the gas in bubbles and even carbonate our own beverages. Snow: weather permitting, join us out on the lawn for a good old fashioned snowball fight and sledding down the hill. Please bring your own sleds. Admission is $20 for non-members, $15 for members. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Register at www.smli.org.

Folk Troubadours

At 8 p.m., the Landmark on Main Street hosts Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams and Lucy Kaplansky. Description: “Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band—and frequent guesting with Phil Lesh, Little Feat, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady—brought to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. A whirlwind of touring and promo followed, and when the dust cleared, the duo was ready to do it all again. The New Yorker called Kaplansky, ‘A truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs.’ and the Boston Globe called her ‘the troubadour laureate of modern folk.’ Her first solo album in six years, Everyday Street, ‘weave stories of joy, friendship, family, loss and discovery,’ according to Kaplansky.” Tickets from $33 to $45. The theater is at 232 Main St., Port Washington. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.


Sunday, February 13

Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. From 11 a,m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Doctors’ Gym, there will be free crafts, Tai Chi demonstration (at 12:30 p.m.), activities and more. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a Lion Dance with Chinese Center of Long Island. Food for purchase. Funds benefit Landmark on Main Street community programs. At 3 p.m., the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society will perform with a special guest. Founded in 1999, the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York is dedicated to the preservation, creation and presentation of Chinese traditional and contemporary performing arts. Named after an ancient piece of folk music, “Ba Ban” literally means “Eight Beats” which is the structural basis for the grouping of notes in traditional Chinese music. Free. Proof of vaccinations required for those 12-plus at entrance. Masks mandatory for everyone 2-plus. This is event is made possible by a grant from New York State Council on the Arts. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.

Hempstead Lake State Park Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required. Directions: From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn).

The Latin Madonna

At 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “Marisela Hernandez, known as Marisela, is a Mexican singer. In 1984, she recorded her first album at the age of 18, and continued to release albums into the 1990s. Known as the Latin Madonna, Marisela is a native of Los Angeles whose sexy outfits and blond hair contributed as much to her fame as her girlish vocal style. Marisela is one of very few singers who have managed to survive in the music business only by playing concerts in Mexican venues known as palenques. She will always remain a favorite in the hearts of her audience. She is now known as ‘La Dama de Hierro.’ To date, Marisela has recorded 14 albums.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $53 to $193. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Sunday with Survivors

Survivor Renée Silver will discuss her childhood experiences. (Holocaust Museum)

This Zoom program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be hosted by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, Description: “In this program, Survivor Renée Silver will share information about her family’s departure from the Saarland after its 1935 reunification with Germany, their arrest as enemy aliens and detention in the Gurs internment camp, her placement into hiding in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, and the family’s later reunification and escape over the Swiss border.” Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.

Middle Eastern Music

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents Amir Vahab and the Tanbour Institute at 3 p.m. Description: “The music of the Silk Road on the instruments (oud, ney and more) that are among the global highlights of the exhibition, played by an ensemble that is revered in music circles and led by one of the leading scholars and interpreters of Middle Eastern music.” Free for members, $20 non-members. The museum is at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Learn more and register at www.nassaumuseum.org or call 516-484-9338.


Tuesday, February 15

Book Discussion: Presidents and Populism

Co-author Dr. William Howell will discuss his book Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy from 11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in a virtual lecture. Description: “Howell will reflect upon the rise of populism in American politics and its implications for presidential power, the capacity of government to solve public problems, and the need for institutional reform. He is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago, where he holds appointments in the Harris School, Department of Political Science, and College. Currently, he is the chair of the Department of Political Science, director of the Center for Effective Government, and co-host of Not Another Politics Podcast. Dr. Howell has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He currently is working on research projects on separation of powers issues, the origins of political authority, and the normative foundations of executive power.” Presented by Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs in conjunction with the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Center for Civic Engagement. Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be sent an email with zoom link prior to join event. Register here.


Wednesday, February 16

Target Rock Bird Walk

North Shore Audubon Society Wednesday leaderless walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge, 12 Target Rock Rd., Lloyd Harbor.


Thursday, February 17

Whiskey Myers

Texas rockers take the stage at 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “Hit No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart with breakout third album Early Morning Shakes, which earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. The band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, Mud, which finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $39.50 to $59.50. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Ongoing

Self-Serve Family Crafts

Through Feb. 28 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop. Free with admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors). Members free. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm. Call 631-367-3418.

Puss-In-Boots

Theatre Three presents this children’s classic through Feb. 5. Show times are Saturdays of Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. Description: “Hilarious re-telling of the tale of a boy and his ingenious feline. When Christopher inherits his father’s cat, he is set on an adventure that takes him to the palace of King Vexmus and beyond. Join us as this clever cat teaches us that faith comes from within.” All Tickets $10. Tickets and show times at https://theatrethree.com. Located at 412 Main St, Port Jefferson. Call 631-928-9100.

Star Quest

Through Feb. 28 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. During gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “Calling brave explorers! Hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea. Solve puzzles to find your reward—a glittery star lantern you can decorate in our workshop to light your way home.” For ages 5-plus. ​Admission plus $10 per participant; members $5 per participant. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm. Call 631-367-3418.

Coe Hall: Designing Nature Inside and Out

The Coe Hall dining room. (Planting Fields Arboretum)

Offered Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Jan. 30 at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “Travel back to the 1920s and explore the Gold Coast estate of English immigrant and American heiress W.R. and Mai Coe and their family to learn about their lives, their staff, and the artists and architects who designed this historic home and surrounding landscape.” Tour is 60 minutes. Visit select rooms on the main and second floors as well as the Cloister Garden. Admission is $10/adults, $9/Seniors 62-plus, $5/youth 11-17, free for members and kids 10-and-under. Visit https://plantingfields.org/happenings.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Through Feb. 5 at Theatre Three, 412 Main St, Port Jefferson. Description: “The play is afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (“Len Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The Baskerville heirs have been dispatched one by one and, to find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest descendant. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.” Tickets and show times at https://theatrethree.com. Call 631-928-9100.

All Aboard: Trolleys and Trains on the North Shore

The Sea Cliff trolley. (North Shore Historical Museum)

Through Jan. 31 at the North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St., Glen Cove. Description: “An overview of the impact of rail transportation on the North Shore of Long Island. The exhibit will explore the contribution of rail systems to social, economic, and environmental development. This show will focus on the 10 train stations of the Oyster Bay Line of the Long Island Railroad and the four stations that also had trolley lines.” Call 516-801-1191 or visit https://northshorehistoricalmuseum.org.

Art of the Dogon

From Feb. 8 through July 22 at the Hofstra University Museum of Art’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus on Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. Description: “Works by the Dogon people of Mali that are drawn from the museum’s extensive and highly regarded collection of African Art. The Dogon live in one of West Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, a row of cliffs known as the Bandiagara Escarpment, located in the central plateau region of Mali. Their complex mythology and sophisticated visual arts capture the imagination. The sculptures, masks, jewelry, and other works in the exhibition point to the significance of art in their daily life.” Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Admission is free.

Seashells

Learn about seashells at the Garvies Point Museum. (Inspired Images | Pixabay)

The Garvies Point Museum presents this exhibit of “nature’s inspired design.” The shells were donated to the museum by Henry Dwyer and Alfred Wu. The museum is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Included with general admission, $5/adults, $3/children 5-12. Free for members. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.

Drawing Matters

Exhibit at the Hofstra University Museum of Art Emily Lowe Gallery from Jan. 25 to June 17. Description: “Drawing Matters explores the importance of drawing by hand in the current technological age where computer-aided design and photographic replication are so accessible. Cross-discipline by design, the exhibition includes drawings from the museum’s collection, botanical and scientific illustrations, and engineering and architectural drawings. The museum’s drawings range from the 18th to the 21st centuries and include a wide variety of styles from representational to abstract. The scientific illustrations will include taxonomic descriptions of species and how they are used in research and publication. Engineering and architectural sketches will be shown along with detailed plans, models, and/or photographs of completed projects.” Opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP required to 516-463-5672. Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus on Hempstead Turnpike.

Rock of Ages

At the John W. Engeman Theater from Jan. 27 to March 13. Description: “The five-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway musical smash tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day—and the music. The electric score features all your favorite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads, including ‘Every Rose has its Thorn, ‘I Wanna Know What Love is,’ ‘Here I Go Again,’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’and more.” Tickets are $75. Show time is 8 p.m. Saturday shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. the theater is at 250 Main St., Northport. Visit www.engemantheater.com or call 631-261-2900.

Landscape Master

The Heckscher Museum hosts “Richard Mayhew: Reinventing Landscape” through April 24. Description: “Born on Long Island in 1924, Richard Mayhew grew up in Amityville, where he formed a deep connection to the natural world. Featuring vibrant landscape paintings created over the last six decades, this exhibition places Mayhew’s paintings in the context of Long Island’s diverse cultural history. The show explores how the artist reinvented the genre of landscape painting to express his African American and Native American heritage. Mayhew uses evocative color and diffused form to convey emotion. He explains: ‘Desire, ambition, love, hate, fear—that’s my paintings.’” The museum is at 2 Prime Ave.,Huntington. Visit www.heckscher.org or call 631-380-3230.

Age of the Dinosaurs

Get close to animatronic dinosaurs at the Long Island Children’s Museum. (Contributed photo)

Opens Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Description: “Step back into the Mesozoic era and view dinosaurs in their natural habitats with the arrival of the Age of the Dinosaurs. Animatronic prehistoric creatures that look, move and make sounds as they did when they roamed the earth will be in residence at LICM through May 29. Visitors will have the chance to operate an animatronic T. rex using a remote control, discover fossils while digging through the sand, create their own fossil rubbings and take a photograph riding a Triceratops or inside the deadly jaws of a T. rex.” Check the calendar for free public programs that complement the exhibit experience throughout its run. Admission is $15, free for members. Visit www.licm.org or call 516-224-5800.

Intimate Apparel

Reggie Street as Esther Mills in Intimate Apparel for EastLine Theatre. (Photo by Danny Higgins)

Tickets are now available for the first show of The Eastline Theatre’s 2022 season, Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, presented weekends from Feb. 12 to 27. Directed by Sheilah Barksdale and Matt Rosenberg, the play is set in turn of the century New York City, and revolves around Esther, an African American seamstress blossoming into her own independence, woven with the story of her tender relationship with the Jewish man who sells her fabrics. The cast of Intimate Apparel features Brandon Jackson, Lee Kurfist, Magda Labonte-Blaise, Michelle Nielsen, Reggie Street and Elizabeth Tobio.
Intimate Apparel will be performed at Lindenhurst’s BACCA Center, 149 North Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25, $20 for seniors. Get tickets at www.eastlinetheatre.org or call the box office at 516-749-5047.

Monster Trucks

At the UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Dates and times are Friday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. Description: “Monster Jam® is an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, these 12,000-pound monster trucks, including the legendary Grave Digger®, Megalodon®, El Toro Loco® and more push all limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donut and Racing competitions. Monster Jam also features breathtaking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. The Series Champion receives an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion. This is full-throttle family fun. The Official Monster Truck Series™ only at Monster Jam.” Tickets from $20 to $97. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.

Blood Drives

The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places.

Saturday, January 29: Wantagh Public Library Community Room, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, January 30: St. Patrick’s Church/Knights of Columbus No. 14279 Cafeteria-Parish Hall, 235 Glen St., Glen Cove, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 30: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, January 31: Assemblymen Michael Montesano & Edward Ra are sponsoring a drive at the Gold Coast Public Library Annex, 50 Railroad Ave., Glen Head, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, January 31: Bethpage Fire Department Meeting Room, 225 Broadway, Bethpage, 2:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, February 1: Bethpage PTA at Bethpage High School Cafeteria, 10 Cherry Ave., Bethpage, 3:30 p.m. from 8 p.m.

Wednesday, February 2: NYS Troopers-Troop L Barracks VIP Room 140 Daniel St., Farmingdale, from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 3: Rushmore PTA at Rushmore Elementary School Gym, 251 Rushmore Ave., Carle Place, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 5: Seaford Community Blood Drive at Seaford Manor School Gym, 159 Washington Ave.,Seaford, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, February 7: Catholic Health Continuing Care Center Sr. Dolores Castellano Conference Rooms A & B, 110 Bi County Blvd., Farmingdale, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, February 7: Memorare Knights of Columbus 2183 Jackson Ave., Seaford, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 8: Bellmore Memorial Library Community Room, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, from 2:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Appointments preferred. Donors will have their temperatures checked and must wear a face mask or covering. Other health conditions apply. Visit donate.nybc.org to sign up and for more information.

A museum educator will discuss William Vanderbilt’s expeditions, his contributions in marine science, and the work of William Belanske. Participants will sketch and paint from the collection. Register at www.vanderbilt.org.
Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo is a journalist at Anton Media Group. With decades of experience in the industry, he is exceptionally equipped to cover local politics, business and other topics that matter to readers.

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