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You’re not in Kansas — you’ll be in (Credit: Warner Bros. )

You’re not in Kansas — you’ll be in Eisenhower Park on your way to meet the wonderful wizard along with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto, too. The 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland will be shown outdoors on the big screen. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic, and get ready for the trip down the yellow brick road. WHEN | WHERE 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater, Eisenhower Park INFO 516-572-0355, nassaucountyny.gov  ADMISSION Free

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 and festivals, and parties and cultural events going on in Nassau and Suffolk.

Mid-Summer Night Dance at Vanderbilt

Do you know how to do the Bachata?
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Do you know how to do the Bachata? How about the Samba or Argentine Tango? Here's your chance to have your own "dancing with the stars." Learn the dance steps with an instructor outdoors at the Vanderbilt Museum, then take it to the dance floor overlooking Northport Bay. The series begins with Bachata and runs Thursdays through Sept. 8. WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport INFO 631-854-5579, vanderbiltmuseum.org ADMISSION $30 ($20 advance)

Jimmy Buffett

Bring your palm trees (plastic or otherwise) and
(Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter)

Bring your palm trees (plastic or otherwise) and wear your Hawaiian shirts and coconut bathing suits, and you’re sure to fit right in. All “Parrotheads” are welcome to come early and transform Nikon at Jones Beach Theater’s parking lot (opens at 11 a.m.) into an homage to Jimmy Buffett and his laid-back signature lifestyle. As a summer rite of passage, fans fill up the parking spaces before and after Buffett’s stage show. This year, catch him with his Coral Reefer Band as he continues on his “I Don’t Know” tour. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh INFO 516-221-1000, livenation.com  ADMISSION $56-$156

“The Wizard of Oz”

You’re not in Kansas — you’ll be in
(Credit: Warner Bros. )

You’re not in Kansas — you’ll be in Eisenhower Park on your way to meet the wonderful wizard along with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto, too. The 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland will be shown outdoors on the big screen. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic, and get ready for the trip down the yellow brick road. WHEN | WHERE 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater, Eisenhower Park INFO 516-572-0355, nassaucountyny.gov  ADMISSION Free

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Bug night at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

It’s all about bugs at Quogue Wildlife Refuge
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It’s all about bugs at Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Thursday night, Aug. 25. A professional entomologist will teach visitors how to make “moth bait,” a mixture of overripe fruit, molasses and beer that’s painted on tree trunks to draw out nocturnal insects. A light-trapping technique will also be used (ultraviolet lighting on white sheets). This family-friendly event is 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call to reserve. Wear long sleeves and pants, and bring a hat. ADMISSION $5 INFO 631-653-4771, quoguewildliferefuge.org

Long Island Comedy Festival

The 11th annual Long Island Comedy Festival wraps
(Credit: Paul Anthony)

The 11th annual Long Island Comedy Festival wraps up six weeks of performances with shows at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27. Comics Stevie G.B., Jack Simmons, Bill McCarty and Richie Byrne are on Friday’s lineup, and Paul Anthony, Johnny Rizzo, Maria Walsh and Harrison Greenbaum perform Saturday. ADMISSION $35 INFO 631-928-9100, theatrethree.com

Mother Cabrini Italian Feast

A large part of an Italian feast is
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

A large part of an Italian feast is the food, and there’s no shortage at the Mother Cabrini feast. Browse the quarter-mile food court for Italian specialties and desserts. You’ll also find dozens of rides, live music, midway games and fireworks at dusk Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sept. 4. “Kids Day” on Sunday, Aug. 28, features a petting zoo and a magic show for children and the young at heart. WHEN | WHERE 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28; continues Aug. 31-Sept. 5, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood-Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood INFO 516-455-3179, mothercabrinifeast.org ADMISSION Free, pay for rides

United Ink Flight 816 Tattoo and Arts Festival

United Ink Flight 816 Tattoo and Arts Festival
(Credit: Spike TV/Paul Aresu)

United Ink Flight 816 Tattoo and Arts Festival is all about fine art and expressing yourself and maybe even getting tattooed on the spot. If you’re in the market for some new ink, pick from a lineup of more than 200 local and international artists who aim to please. You can also browse among vendors selling tattoo-related art, clothing and jewelry (you can get a piercing, too) or head to the “Artist Hangar and Fusion Project,” where you can purchase artwork. Kids can get temporary tattoos (fee) or they can be creative during the children’s art seminars. WHEN | WHERE 2-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City INFO 631-629-6012, newyorktattooshow.com  ADMISSION $25, $55 weekend pass includes access to the museum; $12 ages 2-12

'Celebrity Autobiography'

This year’s lineup for the annual Hamptons event
(Credit: SocietyAllure.com/Rossa Cole)

This year’s lineup for the annual Hamptons event “Celebrity Autobiography” features Christie Brinkley (pictured), Dick Cavett, Susan Lucci and Brooke Shields acting out memoirs written by other recognizable stage and screen names. You might hear people say, “Is that made up?” but the lines are read directly from actual autobiographies. WHEN | WHERE 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton INFO 631-324-0806, guildhall.org  ADMISSION $40-$75

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Tomato Festival

Enjoy the fruits of summer during a Tomato
(Credit: Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht)

Enjoy the fruits of summer during a Tomato Festival in Riverhead. Head east to the Garden of Eve Farm, where you’ll find white, green and purple tomatoes ripe for the tasting at a tomato buffet, where you can also rate which variety you like best during a “taste off.” Need to take some home? Pick fresh cherry tomatoes right off the vine or enjoy a hayride through the fields, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28. ADMISSION $5, free younger than 6 PHONE 631-722-8777 WEB gardenofevefarm.com

Summer Antiques Show at Old Steeple Church

The Summer Antiques Show at Old Steeple Church
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The Summer Antiques Show at Old Steeple Church in Aquebogue is a North Fork tradition for serious shoppers and curious browsers to find collectibles, glass items, linens, Americana, furniture, silver and more for over 40 years. Stroll the wares of some 65 exhibitors on the shaded lawn of the church property, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Rain date is Sept. 3. ADMISSION $7, free younger than 12 INFO 631-722-3070, oldsteeplecommunitychurch.org

Chain Reaction at summer concert series

The last performance of the Summer Concert Series
(Credit: Rich Balter)

The last performance of the Summer Concert Series at the John Scudder Havens Homestead in Center Moriches is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and features the area’s Chain Reaction band. Get ready to dance to hits from the ’70s through today. Bring your own seating. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-874-3849, moricheschamber.org

Inbeon Con

Bring your artwork and meet local artists for
(Credit: Jason Laboy)

Bring your artwork and meet local artists for tips and reviews on animé, video games, cartooning and illustration at Inbeon Con. You’ll also find art on display along with toys, books, a cosplay workshop on costume making and a cosplay contest with prizes, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Islandia Marriott Hotel, Islandia. Meet and greet comic artist Edwin Huang of “Street Fighter” fame, who’ll sign copies of his book “Rogues Gallery.” ADMISSION $10, free younger than 10 PHONE 516-380-5900 WEB inbeoncon.com

East Hampton Historical Society walking tour

Richard Barons, director of the East Hampton Historical
(Credit: East Hampton Historical Society)

Richard Barons, director of the East Hampton Historical Society, will lead a walking tour at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, along the east side of East Hampton’s Main Street and talk about the history, architecture and individuals who built the homes or lived in them. Call to reserve a spot. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

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Pay-to-get-out horror marathon

Sit through six 35-mm retro-horror films, including “The
(Credit: Fulvia Film)

Sit through six 35-mm retro-horror films, including “The Hidden,” “House by the Cemetery” (pictured), “Vampyres” and a “mystery film” at Cinema Arts Centre. If you make it through the entire lineup and the night, you’ll get $10 off your original ticket and continental breakfast the next morning. Blankets and pillows optional. The fun starts at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 423 Park Ave., Huntington ADMISSION $40 PHONE 631-423-7611 WEB cinemaartscentre.org  ADMISSION $40

Riverhead Railroad Festival

Learn about Long Island’s railroading history at the
(Credit: Railroad Museum of Long Island)

Learn about Long Island’s railroading history at the Riverhead Railroad Festival. Historic passenger cars will be on display along with railcars and locomotives. The 1964-65 LIRR Pavilion World’s Fair train will be up and running for rides, and operating train layouts pull in and out of the museum’s station. Live traditional “railroad” music is performed by Sampawams Creek from noon-3 p.m. each day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, Railroad Museum of Long Island ADMISSION $8 PHONE 631-727-7920 WEB rmli.org

Neil Berg’s '100 Years of Broadway'

Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” at the
(Credit: Bob Ness)

Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Saturday, Aug. 27, brings the Great White Way to Long Island. Four musicians and five stage stars will perform an array of lullabies of Broadway. Berg, at his Steinway, introduces each song with Broadway back stories. The show is 8-10 p.m. Bring seating. ADMISSION Free INFO 516-572-0355, nassaucountyny.gov

'Giselle' at Tanner Park

The romantic ballet “Giselle”— a tale of love,
(Credit: Ben Gancsos)

The romantic ballet “Giselle”— a tale of love, deceit and forgiveness — is performed outdoors at Tanner Park, rain or shine. The lead roles are danced by Gvantsa Gavashelishvili and Otar Khelashvili, former stars of the State Ballet of Georgia along with a cast of talented students from Lumiere Ballet. Look for a special appearance by greyhounds from Long Island Grateful Greyhounds Rescue Organization in Act 1. WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, rain or shine, Kerrigan Road, Copiague INFO 631-586-2921, lumiereballet.com ADMISSION Free

Tracy Morgan

"30 Rock” star and stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan
(Credit: Paul Mobley)

"30 Rock” star and stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan ’s “Picking Up the Pieces” tour makes stops at two comedy clubs on Long Island. WHEN | WHERE 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, McGuire’s Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown INFO 631-467-5413, 516-731-3358, govs.com ADMISSION $40-$56 with two-item minimum 

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Scottish Festival and Highland Games

The Scottish flag flies over the historic grounds
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

The Scottish flag flies over the historic grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, as the Long Island Scottish Clan Macduff arrives for the Scottish Festival and Highland Games . Not only will you see competitions — caber toss, tossing the sheaf and putting the stones — you can also take in birds of prey and dog-agility demonstrations or shop for Scottish tartans and blankets. Keeping with Scottish tradition, highland and country dancers and bagpipe bands will perform. For car enthusiasts, there’s an antique auto display featuring classic British autos. Here, Alexio Barboza of Westbury, who has been playing bagpipes since he was 9. WHEN | WHERE 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, rain or shine, Old Westbury Road. INFO 516-333-0048, oldwestburygardens.org  ADMISSION $20, $8 ages 7-17, free ages 6 and younger

Folk music festival

The Morgan Park Summer Music Festival concludes with
(Credit: AP/Nick Ut)

The Morgan Park Summer Music Festival concludes with an impressive lineup of local folk performers, along with headliner and renowned folk singer, songwriter, and social activist Peter Yarrow of the 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Bring seating and a picnic. WHEN | WHERE 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, Morgan Park, Germaine Street between Landing Road and McLoughlin Street, Glen Cove INFO 516-671-0017, morganparkmusic.org  ADMISSION Free

Blue Claw Crab Festival

Enjoy dozens of fresh, steamed blue claw crabs
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Enjoy dozens of fresh, steamed blue claw crabs during the outdoor Blue Claw Crab Festival, which also features clams on the half shell, crabcakes and steamed shrimp, all served on the waterfront. Chain Reaction provides the music along with a performance featuring William Floyd High School students. There will be arts and crafts vendors, and a free shuttle bus takes fairgoers from the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association, 31 Neighborhood Rd., to the waterfront. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, Marine One, 96 E. Riviera Dr., Mastic Beach INFO 631-399-6111, masticbeachpropertyownersassociation.org  ADMISSION Free, fee for food 

Chef Wolfgang Puck

For the last installment of “Stirring the Pot:
(Credit: Josh Telles)

For the last installment of “Stirring the Pot: Conversations With Culinary Celebrities” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, world-renowned chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck does some dishing at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Call to reserve a spot. ADMISSION $15, $50 VIP pre-talk reception 10 a.m. INFO guildhall.org

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