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Surfers from near and far take on the (Credit: Mike Nelson)

Surfers from near and far take on the waves at Long Beach this week in a judged contest that's open to professional and amateur surfers.

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

Heels-Wheels -- There are only a few more
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Heels-Wheels -- There are only a few more weeks left to visit "Heels and Wheels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys" at the Manor House of Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. The exhibit depicts the virtual intersection of shiny Matchbox toys and sultry Barbie dolls and is open 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily until Sept. 30 and then weekends only in October. There is an $8 parking fee. Get more information at 516-922-8678 or plantingfields.org

Last Call -- The last concert on the
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Last Call -- The last concert on the green in Montauk is Monday, Aug. 31. The band, Hopefully Forgiven, described as "rock and roll with a twang," plays 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the gazebo in the center of town. Bring your own seating to this free event. More information at 631-668-2428 or hopefullyforgiven.com.

5 Seconds of Summer -- If you're a
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5 Seconds of Summer -- If you're a teen, this is the one you've been waiting for - tickets went on sale a year in advance for this end-of-the-summer concert date. The Australian pop-punk boy band takes the stage at Nikon at Jones Beach for two nights, continuing on their "Rock Out with Your Socks Out 2015" tour, along with Los Angeles punk rockers, Hey Violet. Event is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Wednesday, Sept. 2, Ocean Drive, Wantagh. For more information call 516-221-1000 or visit livenation.com. Admission is $45-$385.

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StepUp -- Consider line dancing: It's good exercise,
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StepUp -- Consider line dancing: It's good exercise, fun and can be done alone, with a partner or in a group. Classes are every Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus in Mineola (186 Jericho Tpke.). Beginner classes start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, intermediate classes at 8, dancing till 10. Admission is $12, 516-557-3384, licma.org

Pro-Surf -- Surfers from near and far take
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Pro-Surf -- Surfers from near and far take on the waves at Long Beach this week in a judged contest that's open to professional and amateur surfers. Weather permitting, the event begins Tuesday and ends with the finals at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Special events include a Barrier Brewery party at 8 p.m. on Thursday, surfing movie screenings and barbecue at 5-8 p.m. on Friday and a dog surfing exhibition at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Event is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Saturday, Sept. 5, at Lincoln Boulevard, Long Beach. More info at 516-889-1112 or unsoundsurf.com. Event is free to spectators. More on the competition in Tuesday's exploreLI

Broadway -- Broadway songs that most people know
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Broadway -- Broadway songs that most people know and love will be performed by Center Stage Singers at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Westhampton Beach Village Green gazebo. Admission is free, but bring your own seating. Get more information at 631-288-3335.

The Jacksons -- A trio of Jacksons -
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The Jacksons -- A trio of Jacksons - Tito, Jackie and Marlon - continue on their 50th anniversary tour with a stop at The Paramount in Huntington. Count on a high-energy performance of classic hits starting from the Motown years and up to and including super hits made famous by their late brother, Michael. The event begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 370 New York Ave., Huntington. More information at 631-673-7300 or paramountny.com. Admission is $25-$89.50.

PowWow -- It's all about tradition as the
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PowWow -- It's all about tradition as the Shinnecock Nation gathers for its annual weekend-long Powwow featuring dance competitions performed by Long Island American Indians and those from across the Americas. The cultural event also features sacred fire-lighting ceremonies at sunset, Native-American arts and crafts and a variety of Native foods including fry bread and seafood dishes. Don't miss the grand entries slated for 7 p.m. Friday; and noon and 7 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday. The event is 3-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 6; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation off Montauk Highway, Southampton. More information is available at 631-283-6143 or nwsdy.li/shinnecock. Admission is $15 ($10 65 and older and 6-12, free 5 and younger)

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Flower Power -- In celebration of the 50th
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Flower Power -- In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Floyd family's donation of 613 acres and 12 buildings, a "50 Years, 50 Plants" tour will be 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach. Mary Laura Lamont, park ranger and education chair of the Long Island Botanical Society, will lead the tour to identify 50 species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Tour will stick to roads and paths. Bring water and bug spray to this free event. For more information, call 631-399-2030 or visit nps.gov/fiis.

Stroll --
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Stroll -- "Hike Through History" takes singles, couples or families on a roughly 1-mile hike from Field 5 of Robert Moses State Park to the Fire Island Lighthouse. Along the way, learn about the natural world of the Fire Island National Seashore and the iconic lighthouse. The 90-minute hike is 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. It is on boardwalks only and, therefore, stroller-friendly and relatively tick-free. There is a $10 parking fee. More information available by calling 631-687-4780 or visiting nps.gov/fiis.

Lighthouse -- The Huntington Lighthouse music festival will
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Lighthouse -- The Huntington Lighthouse music festival will be 11 a.m.-sunset Saturday, Sept. 5, at the lighthouse off Gold Star Battalion Beach, West Shore Road, Huntington. Rain date is Sept. 6. For more information call 516-768-2575 or visit lighthousemusicfest.com, Admission is by donation (look for the pirates on the water). Boat or paddle your way to the waters surrounding the Huntington Lighthouse for this annual music festival, which can only be seen from the water. The stage for bands is set atop the tower, which is in the center of Lloyd and Huntington harbors. The concert features reggae, rock, country and more. Donations benefit the ongoing restoration of the lighthouse.

Benyamin Bahadori, the Persian pop singer - known
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Benyamin Bahadori, the Persian pop singer - known to throw in some hip-hop and rap, too ---- performs at The Space at Westbury. The lineup features songs from his latest album, "95," including "Eshkal," "Havasam Be Toe," and "Barana" and tunes going back to his first album, "85" - the numbers of his albums are based on the year he released them according the Persian calendar. Concert by the Tehran, Iran, native is 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. More info at 516-283-5566 or thespaceatwestbury.com. Admission is $55-$125.

Bernadette -- Broadway songs that most people know
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Bernadette -- Broadway songs that most people know and love will be performed by Center Stage Singers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Westhampton Beach Village Green gazebo. Admission is free, but bring your own seating. Get more information at 631-288-3335.

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Scout Car Show -- Honk if you love
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Scout Car Show -- Honk if you love vintage autos. Hundreds of classics line up for a judged show honoring the top 100 winners with trophies. The honors will also include 200 dash plaques. Bragging rights can be earned in classes that include, antique, steam, collector, street rod, custom cars and trucks. It's all part of the annual Boy Scout Car Show that runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Peconic Lane School, 907 Peconic Lane, in Peconic. Keeping the focus on nostalgia, the show also features hula hooping and musical chairs contests for the kiddies. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 6. Admission is $5 (free younger than 12 with paying adult); $20 at the gate for cars. For more information, call 631-298-5757

More than 100 vendors will make up this
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More than 100 vendors will make up this year's Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts - look for local as well as international artists displaying photography, sculpture, mixed media and more, The event is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at the corner of Main Street and Potunk Lane, Westhampton Beach. For more information visit paragonartevents.com or call 941-487-8061. Admission is free.

American Airpower -- The American Airpower Museum salutes
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American Airpower -- The American Airpower Museum salutes the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the return of servicemen and women back home with a day of special events. See visiting aircraft along its runway such as a World War II C-47 and a Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, along with World War II re-enactors, open cockpits and children's events. On Sunday, the tunes of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller fill the air as played by the Northport Jazz Band. Event is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, Sept. 5-6, at Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale. Learn more by calling 631-293-6398 or visiting americanairpowermuseum.org. Admission is $15; $10 65 and older and veterans with ID; $6 ages 4-12.

Scout Car Show -- Honk if you love
(Credit: John Skabry)

Scout Car Show -- Honk if you love vintage autos. Hundreds of classics line up for a judged show honoring the top 100 winners with trophies. The honors will also include 200 dash plaques. Bragging rights can be earned in classes that include, antique, steam, collector, street rod, custom cars and trucks. It's all part of the annual Boy Scout Car Show that runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Peconic Lane School, 907 Peconic Lane, in Peconic. Keeping the focus on nostalgia, the show also features hula hooping and musical chairs contests for the kiddies. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 6. Admission is $5 (free younger than 12 with paying adult); $20 at the gate for cars. For more information, call 631-298-5757

Cabrini Festival -- It's the last weekend of
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Cabrini Festival -- It's the last weekend of the Feast of Mother Cabrini in Brentwood. For the foodies - a quarter-mile long food court salutes the cuisine of Italy, and for the adventurous, rides and games dot the midway, 4-11 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Sept. 5-7, at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. Note: Fireworks at dusk Sunday, Sept. 6. While admission is free, rides are not. But, you can get a $30 pay-one-price-ride ticket (check for $5 discounts on the website). For more information, call 516-455-3179 or visit mothercabrinifeast.org.

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Pedal -- Take a casual pedal along the
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Pedal -- Take a casual pedal along the country roads of the North Fork for a classic wine country bicycle tour. The caravan of bikes leaves at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 from the LIRR station, corner of Pike Street and Love Lane in Mattituck, with stops at three local wineries for tastings. Bring your bike or rent one, but helmets are required. Admission is $145 ($160 with rental includes bike and helmet); registration required by Sept. 5. For more information, call 631-824-3360 or visit longislandbicycletours.com.

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