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Don't miss the nighttime fireworks show blasted over (Credit: The Sag Harbor Express / Michael Heller)

Don't miss the nighttime fireworks show blasted over Sag Harbor during the annual HarborFrost festival this Saturday. Plus, check out more upcoming fun things to do across Long Island.

Best things to do this week and weekend on Long Island

Looking for things to do on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs, festivals, parties and cultural events going on in Nassau and Suffolk.

Maya Angelou program

In honor of Black History Month, the Long
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In honor of Black History Month, the Long Beach Library hosts a program focused on Maya Angelou. Natasha Nurse discusses the literary and societal contributions of the beloved poet, author and civil rights activist at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. ADMISSION Free INFO 516-432-7201, longbeachlibrary.org  

Joel Grey

Meet Academy Award and Tony-winner Joel Grey at
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Meet Academy Award and Tony-winner Joel Grey at the Cinema Arts Centre for a rare big-screen presentation of "Cabaret," director Bob Fosse's 1972 musical drama with Liza Minnelli. An interview Q&A, gala dessert reception and book-signing follows. WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington INFO 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org ADMISSION $59 includes a copy of Grey's memoir, "Master of Ceremonies"

Music and Astronomy Night

Here's a different kind of pairing -- students
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Here's a different kind of pairing -- students from Adelphi University perform original and classic songs under the visuals in the Jet Blue Sky Theatre Planetarium. You get to sit back and enjoy the music while looking skyward to see star fields, astronomical objects and orbit lines. WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City INFO 516-572-4066, cradleofaviation.org ADMISSION $15

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David Duchovny

Known for his roles in the sci-fi drama
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Known for his roles in the sci-fi drama series, "X-Files" and more recently on the cable comedy-drama, "Californication," David Duchovny shows a different side to his talents, making a stop at The Paramount to perform folk-rock cuts from his album, "Hell or Highwater." WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 370 New York Ave., Huntington INFO 631-673-7300, paramountny.com ADMISSION $19.50-$150

Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel, the comedian and presently one of
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Howie Mandel, the comedian and presently one of the judges on NBC's competition series "America's Got Talent," returns to stand-up and the NYCB Theatre at Westbury has got him -- deal. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury INFO 516-334-0800, thetheatreatwestbury.com ADMISSION $49.50-$99.50

'Million Dollar Quartet' musical

Suffolk Theater celebrates Johnny Cash's birthday with a
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Suffolk Theater celebrates Johnny Cash's birthday with a staged production of "Million Dollar Quartet," 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, in Riverhead. The musical tells the tale of the collaboration between music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash (played by Cliff Wright, pictured), Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins during their "early days" at Sun Studio and features a lineup of Rockabilly hits. ADMISSION $55-$65 PHONE 631-727-4343 WEB suffolktheater.com 

New exhibit at Long Island Museum

It's a family affair when the East End
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It's a family affair when the East End couple Gerson and Judith Leiber star in a joint new art exhibit, "Brilliant Partners," that opens in Stony Brook Friday. She creates designer handbags, he paints Expressionist abstracts. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and runs through June 4, 1200 Rte. 25A, Stony Brook INFO 631-751-0066, longislandmuseum.org ADMISSION $10 ($5 ages 6-17)

'Harold and Maude' screening

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"Harold and Maude," the 1971 American romantic dark comedy-drama that didn't turn a profit until 1983, is Huntington's Cinema Arts Centre's pick for its Cult Café series. The film stars Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon (pictured). A 10 p.m. screening is set for Saturday, Feb. 25. ADMISSION $6 INFO 631-423-3456, cinemaartscentre.org

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'Introduction to Zentangle' class

Learn how a simple repetitive pattern can create

Learn how a simple repetitive pattern can create a complex image and relaxation at the same time. A workshop, "Introduction to Zentangle," will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills. No previous experience is needed. Reservations required. ADMISSION $85 plus $10 material fee INFO 631-462-5400, artleagueli.org

Best Picture Showcase

Consider this your red carpet prep for next
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Consider this your red carpet prep for next Sunday's Academy Awards: Moviegoers can see five of the nine films nominated for Best Picture all in one day and at one price. Time to invest in the refillable popcorn box, features include -- "Lion," "Hidden Figures," "Moonlight," pictured, "Hacksaw Ridge" and "Arrival" -- it's a chance for you to catch up before the trophies are handed out in Los Angeles next Sunday, on Feb. 26. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at select AMC Loews Raceway 10, 1025 Corporate Dr., Westbury, and Lowes Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Hwy. INFO $37.50, amctheatres.com

HarborFrost

Freezing temperatures are at the heart HarborFrost, an
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Freezing temperatures are at the heart HarborFrost, an annual festival that prides itself on being cool. Sag Harbor is filled with activities such as an ice-carving demonstration, live music, fire juggling and children's activities, 2-5 p.m. Don't miss the nighttime fireworks show blasted over the harbor. WHEN | WHERE 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Sag Harbor INFO 631-725-0011, sagharborchamber.com ADMISSION Free

Dinosaur program

Explore the anatomy of dinosaurs and see how
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Explore the anatomy of dinosaurs and see how they compare to the animals of today -- activities and crafts focus on fossils, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Caleb Smith State Park Reserve, Smithtown. ADMISSION $4 ($3 younger than 3) PHONE Registration required, 631-265-1054 WEB nysparks.com

Alec Baldwin

An East End fixture,
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An East End fixture, "Saturday Night Live" star Alec Baldwin hosts a screening of the classic movie inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "To Kill a Mockingbird" in East Hampton. Baldwin leads an extended post-screening discussion. WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton INFO 631-324-4050, guildhall.org ADMISSION $22

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Appraisal day for antiques and collectibles

Here's a chance to find out if that
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Here's a chance to find out if that thought-to-be antique in your attic has a surprising value. Seatuck Cove Rotary hosts an appraisal day for antiques and collectibles, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at South Bay Bible Church in East Moriches. A certified appraiser will be on hand to appraise up to five items per person. ADMISSION $5 suggested donation per appraisal item INFO 516-635-7627, seatuckcoverotary.org

Winter Bourbon Festival

Folks who love bourbon and bourbon-based cocktails can
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Folks who love bourbon and bourbon-based cocktails can sample libations from more than 30 brands under one roof at the Winter Bourbon Festival. The event also includes tastes of craft beer aged in bourbon barrels. A mixologist demonstrates bourbon-centered cocktails geared toward all four seasons. WHEN | WHERE 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, T.J. Finley's Public House, 42 E. Main St., Bay Shore INFO 631-940-7290, winterbourbonfestival.com ADMISSION $50 ($75 VIP admission includes sandwich and one-hour early admission), $12 designated driver

'Boxing Beyond the Trophy: Jews Who K.O.’d Intolerance'

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"Boxing Beyond the Trophy: Jews Who K.O.'d Intolerance" features a lecture and book signing with Jeffrey Sussman, author of "Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing." The lecture discusses how the fighters, who were popular during the 1920s and '30s, were an inspiration for Jewish fans across the country and around the world, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, Glen Cove. Reservations required. ADMISSION $10 suggested donation PHONE 516-571-8040 WEB hmtcli.org

Cultural food discussion

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"At Our Table: Sharing Diversity, Traditions and Culture Through Food" explores the juncture of culture, economics and social structure in our food system. Guest panelists discuss food traditions from their cultures and how they have been influenced by the diversity of Long Island. The program is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. ADMISSION $20 ($15 advance) INFO 631-749-0626, sylvestermanor.org

Auto flea market

Looking for that special part to complete your
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Looking for that special part to complete your classic car? Hobbyists might find it at the annual auto flea market sponsored by the Peconic Bay Region, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. It takes place at the Southhold Recreation Center, where you'll find used car parts along with antique advertisements, license plates and more. ADMISSION $3 PHONE 631-495-8619 WEB pbraaca.org

Yoga and meditation workshop

A yoga and meditation workshop at the scenic
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A yoga and meditation workshop at the scenic Quogue Wildlife Refuge discusses how the moon cycles can affect the body, 7-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Bring a mat and towel. Registration required. ADMISSION $15 PHONE 631-653-4771 WEB quoguewildliferefuge.org

Méthode champenoise tasting and tour

Taste and learn about the unique process called
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Taste and learn about the unique process called méthode champenoise used to produce sparkling wine. Sparkling Pointe in Southold hosts "Unraveling Méthode Champenoise Winter Tour and Varietal Tasting," 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Purchase tickets online. This event will be held again on March, 5, 12 and 19. ADMISSION $35 INFO 631-765-0200, sparklingpointe.com

Sound Prints quintet

Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter
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Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas perform at The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron round out the Sound Prints quintet. ADMISSION $40 ($30 students) INFO 631-751-1895, thejazzloft.org

Party for Fat Tuesday

You'll find a bit of New Orleans right
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You'll find a bit of New Orleans right here on Long Island, as Big Daddy's in Massapequa rolls out the carnival season with a Mardi Gras celebration that includes everything from jambalaya and gumbo to hurricanes, party beads and music by the Johnny Mack Band. WHEN | WHERE 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, Big Daddy's, 1 Park Lane, Massapequa INFO Tickets required 516-799-8877, bigdaddysny.com ADMISSION $35 includes buffet

Attend a hip-hop summit

A two-day hip-hop summit at Nassau Community College
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A two-day hip-hop summit at Nassau Community College explores the world of hip-hop through lectures, a screening of the movie "13th," a workshop with professionals who work with hip-hop artists such as record producer Amadeus (pictured), 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Wednesday, March 1. Head to the College Center Building, but stop by the Public Safety building (near main entrance off Hempstead Turnpike) for a free parking permit. ADMISSION Free INFO 516-572-7148, ncc.edu

Exchange ideas about gardening

It's never too early to start thinking about
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It's never too early to start thinking about this year's garden. Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson hosts an informal exchange of ideas among other guests and horticulturist Jim Newman about all things garden-related, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Reservations appreciated. ADMISSION $12 INFO 516-484-8603, clarkbotanic.org

Hear from Colin Powell

Hear from Colin Powell, the retired general who
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Hear from Colin Powell, the retired general who held senior military and diplomatic positions during four presidential administrations on foreign policy and national security issues, during a moderated conversation at the Tilles Center. WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, LIU Post, Northern Boulevard, Brookville INFO 516-299-3100, tillescenter.org ADMISSION $55-$110

Attend the Hofstra Shakespeare Festival

The new Hofstra Globe Stage -- a reconstruction
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The new Hofstra Globe Stage -- a reconstruction of the Globe in London -- debuts during this year's Shakespeare Festival on the Hempstead campus. The festival runs through March 12 and opens with Shakespeare's tragedy, "Hamlet." Other highlights include an appearance by actor Joe Morton, pictured, discussing his work in classical theater on Monday, March 6, and "This Bud of Love -- A One Hour Romeo and Juliet," on Thursday, March 9, and Saturday, March 11. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2-Saturday, March 4; 2 p.m. next Sunday, March 5, Hofstra University, Hempstead INFO 516-463-6644, hofstra.edu/drama ADMISSION $12

See Rockapella at the Boulton Center

Rockapella -- a five-man group performing at the
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Rockapella -- a five-man group performing at the Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3 -- has been called one of the world's most sophisticated, lasting and imitated vocal groups around. There's not a musical instrument for miles, but this group creates an undeniable beat and beautiful harmony performing original songs plus Motown, pop and soul classics. ADMISSION $65 INFO 866-811-4111, boultoncenter.org

Check out Sal Valentinetti's tour

Reality star Sal Valentinetti's Long Island tour continues
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Reality star Sal Valentinetti's Long Island tour continues with a gig at NYCB Theatre. The Bethpage native was a finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent." "American Idol" contestant (and fellow Long Islander) Robbie Rosen guest appears. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury INFO 516-334-0800, thetheatrewestbury.com ADMISSION $29.50-$69.50

See “Celebrity Autobiography”

In "Celebrity Autobiography," you can't make this stuff
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In "Celebrity Autobiography," you can't make this stuff up, but maybe they can. Notable actors -- including Mario Cantone, Janeane Garofalo, Ralph Macchio, pictured, and Jennifer Tilly -- perform vignettes on stage at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Where do they get their material? It's all provided by other celebrities' memoirs. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington INFO 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org ADMISSION $39-$59

Learn about and look for owls

Go out looking for owls in the wild
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Go out looking for owls in the wild 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 4, at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh. The program begins with a lecture about the creatures and their habitats before an outdoor hike along the ocean to look for them. Bring binoculars. Reservations required. ADMISSION $4 PHONE 516-780-3295 WEB parks.ny.gov

Visit an inflatable planetarium

Castle Gould's annual Celestial Weekend starts with an
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Castle Gould's annual Celestial Weekend starts with an indoor exploration of the solar system inside an inflatable Starlab Planetarium, 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Sands Point Conservancy. Bring your binoculars on Saturday for outdoor stargazing with the experts after sunset. ADMISSION $20 per carload PHONE 516-571-7901 WEB sandspointpreserveconservancy.org

See a Johnny Cash tribute band

The country music legend and original
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The country music legend and original "Man in Black" is remembered during a musical tribute featuring his long line of hits. Tribute artist Terry Lee Goffee performs Johnny Cash classics including "Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire," 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Patchogue Theatre. ADMISSION $26-$47 PHONE 631-207-1313 WEB patchoguetheatre.org

Browse an antiques show and sale in Northport

More than 40 vendors display decorative objects, jewelry,
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More than 40 vendors display decorative objects, jewelry, vintage couture accessories including Hermès and Chanel items, furniture, art and more at the Northport Antiques and Design Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the St. Philip Neri Parish Center. ADMISSION $6 PHONE 631-549-4339 WEB susanoates.com

See a ’60s sounds concert

Take yourself back to the '60s with the
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Take yourself back to the '60s with the sounds of Tommy James and the Shondells and Felix Cavaliere's Rascals during their performances on the full-round stage, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. ADMISSION $39.50-$129.50 INFO 800-745-3000, livenation.com

See a That 70’s Band concert

That 70's Band has disco covered in its
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That 70's Band has disco covered in its Winter Boogie Wonderland show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Expect all the funk and disco hits of the '70s -- from Earth, Wind & Fire and KC & The Sunshine Band to The Commodores -- and a dance floor, too. ADMISSION $32 ($27 standing room) INFO 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com

See entertainer Rob Torres on stage

Rob Torres finds the funny in everyday tasks
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Rob Torres finds the funny in everyday tasks -- setting the table, sitting and more. The entertainer performs his one-man show 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Suffolk County Community College's Van Nostrand Theatre in Brentwood. ADMISSION $15 ($10 ages 16 and younger) INFO 631-851-6589, sunysuffolk.edu

Clean up on Fire Island

Help clean up Fire Island's coastline in a
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Help clean up Fire Island's coastline in a coordinated effort to get rid of marine debris on the beaches. Bring work gloves and meet up with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation to document the trash collected for data purposes to help the local marine ecosystem. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 4, Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center, Smith Point County Park. Registration required. INFO 631-369-9840, signupgenius.com ADMISSION Free

Check out the whaling exhibit

A new interactive exhibit,
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A new interactive exhibit, "Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry," focusing on the village's prominent role in the whaling industry, opens Saturday, March 4, with a free 4-6 p.m. reception at Rogers Mansion. You'll see whaling tools, maps, illustrations and archival images. WHEN | WHERE Saturday, March 4-Wednesday, Dec. 20, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton INFO 631-283-2494, southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org ADMISSION $4 (free ages 17 and younger)

See Itzhak Perlman perform

Itzhak Perlman, world-renowned violinist and recent recipient of
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Itzhak Perlman, world-renowned violinist and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, performs at this year's Staller Center Gala. He's undeniably the center of attention on the Main Stage accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook INFO 631-632-2787, stallercenter.com ADMISSION $75-$250; $500 for two tickets (preferred seating) and post-performance reception

Learn Irish dancing

Kids can learn to dance the Irish way
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Kids can learn to dance the Irish way with the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance. The dancers give a performance at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Historic Site and follow it up with some instruction for the audience, plus insight into its history and signature costumes. ADMISSION $9 ages 3-16 (free for chaperones) PHONE 631-427-5240, ext. 113 WEB waltwhitman.org

See Celtic Crossings in concert

You don't have to be Irish to enjoy
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You don't have to be Irish to enjoy the sounds of Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney's Celtic Crossings at NYCB Theater at Westbury, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Coulter, creator of Celtic Thunder and Cooney, affectionately known as "Irish America's favorite son," will get your Irish spirit going. ADMISSION $39.50-$99.50 INFO 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Attend a sensory-friendly performance of 'Raggedy Ann & Andy'

Theatre Three in Port Jefferson has introduced sensory-friendly
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Theatre Three in Port Jefferson has introduced sensory-friendly performances to their children's season. Parents can count on lights remaining on, volume lowered, freedom to move about the theater, and clean blankets and stuffed animals in the lobby for kids who want to take a break. Also, cast members will be available for photos after the show. The next sensory-friendly show is "Raggedy Ann & Andy," 11 a.m. Sunday, March 5. ADMISSION $10 INFO 631-928-9100, theatrethree.com

Enjoy the Chocolate Expo

Get a fix for your sweet tooth at
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Get a fix for your sweet tooth at the one-day Chocolate Expo at the Cradle of Aviation, where more than 80 vendors sell treats ranging from chocolate-covered bacon to cake pops and specialty condiments. Buy a dip into dark, milk or white chocolate fountains with your choice of fruit or pretzels. Tony Albanese, who has appeared on TLC's "Cake Boss" and Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," leads a cake decorating demonstration and local chefs compete in an on-the-spot chocolate cooking competition. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-7 p.m. next Sunday, March 5, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City INFO 516-572-4111, thechocolateexpo.com ADMISSION $20 ($15 advance), $15 ages 2-12 ($10 advance) or $10 advance purchase online for admission after 5 p.m.

Browse vinyl records

Browse through thousands of vintage, collectible and new
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Browse through thousands of vintage, collectible and new albums at the Vinyl Revolution Record Show, where you'll find more than 40 vendors selling all music genres -- from rock and punk to jazz and reggae. As an added attraction, author and music enthusiast Steven Blush signs copies of his new book, "New York Rock." The doors open an hour early for those who want a sneak peek and first pickings. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next Sunday, March 5, Cluett Hall, 295 Stewart Ave., Garden City INFO 516-306-4143, vinylrevolutionarecordshow.com ADMISSION $4 ($7 early admission)

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