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Musical extravaganza based on ?The Wonderful Wizard of (Credit: Samantha Cuomo)

Musical extravaganza based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, in which a young girl is swept away by a tornado to a magical land where she embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Best bets this weekend on Long Island

Looking for something fun to do this weekend on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, parties and cultural events going on around Nassau and Suffolk this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We've got you covered: Be sure to check back every Monday afternoon for an early jump on planning your next weekend.

Michael DelGuidice and Big Shot

Why: Sound Beach native Michael DelGuidice heads the
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Why: Sound Beach native Michael DelGuidice heads the tribute band made up of the current members of Billy Joel's band. The group will play a show on Friday at The Emporium in Patchogue.

When: Fri. 12/26, 10 p.m.

Where: The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue

How much: $10

Cirque le Masque: Noel

Why: Holiday extravaganza (circus arts) performed by this
(Credit: Cirque le Masque)

Why: Holiday extravaganza (circus arts) performed by this multicultural group of entertainers from around the world.

When: Fri. 12/26, 8 p.m.; Sat. 12/27, 3 p.m., 8 p.m.; Sun. 12/28, 2 p.m.

Where: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue

How much: $25-$85

'Peter Pan'

Why: Live performance of "Peter Pan" at the
(Credit: William Sheehan)

Why: Live performance of "Peter Pan" at the CM Performing Arts Center.

When: Fri. 12/26, 2 p.m.; Sat. 12/27, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 12/28, 2 p.m.

Where: CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale

How much: $27, $25 seniors, $20 students

Disney's 'Mary Poppins'

Why: Live performance of "Mary Poppins" the musical
(Credit: Robert O'Neill)

Why: Live performance of "Mary Poppins" the musical by the Sherman Brothers and Julian Fellowes, set in Edwardian London and based on a series of children’s books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film involving a governess with magical abilities.

When: Fri. 12/26, 7 p.m.; Sat. 12/27, 4 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sun. 12/28, 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Where: Capt. Lou Fleet, 28A Woodcleft Ave., Freeport

How much: $27 (advance discounts)

Twilight Tours

Why: Twilight tour of the decorated Vanderbilt Mansion.

Why: Twilight tour of the decorated Vanderbilt Mansion. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

When: Fri. 12/26; Sat. 12/27; Sun. 12/28, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport

How much: $10 adults, $9 students and seniors 62 and older, $5 children 12 and under

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Jones Beach Holiday Lights Spectacular

Why: The drive-through holiday light show continues its

Why: The drive-through holiday light show continues its run at Jones Beach. The attraction is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — and on Tuesdays you can take a second drive through the course, no charge.

When: Fri. 12/26; Sat. 12/27; Sun. 12/28, dusk-11 p.m.

Where: Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh

How much: $25

'The Wizard of Oz'

Why: Musical extravaganza based on ?The Wonderful Wizard
(Credit: Samantha Cuomo)

Why: Musical extravaganza based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, in which a young girl is swept away by a tornado to a magical land where she embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

When: Fri. 12/26, 2 p.m.; Sat. 12/27, 2 p.m.; Sun. 12/28, 3 p.m.

Where: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown

How much: $35, $20 under age 12

Kwanzaa in Hempstead

Why: Celebration of family, community and culture with
(Credit: Getty Images / Jupiterimages)

Why: Celebration of family, community and culture with special guest speaker Tabari Bomani.

When: Sat. 12/27, 2 p.m.

Where: African American Museum of Nassau County, 110 N. Franklin St., Hempstead

How much: Free ($5 for art workshop)

Winemaker's Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

Why: Wine tasting and guided tour of the
(Credit: MorgueFile)

Why: Wine tasting and guided tour of the winery and production facility. Reservations are recommended.

When: Sat. 12/27, 1 p.m.

Where: Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery, 17150 County Rd. 48, Cutchogue

How much: $20

Rusted Root

Why: Rusted Root. a roots-rock and world-music band,
(Credit: Newsday / Mike Pick)

Why: Rusted Root. a roots-rock and world-music band, most famous for their hit, "Send Me on My Way," will perform live.

When: Sat. 12/27, 8 p.m.

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington

How much: $15-$40

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Seal Cruise

Why: A naturalist will be on board to
(Credit: A.H. Kopelman)

Why: A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Reservations are recommended.

When: Sat. 12/27; Sun. 12/28, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Capt. Lou Fleet, 28A Woodcleft Ave., Freeport

How much: $26 adult, $22 seniors and children

Martha Clara Vineyards Vines and Canines Walk

Why: Walk off that holiday dinner during an
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Why: Walk off that holiday dinner during an educational walk through the vineyard. A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelters.

When: Sun. 12/28, 10 a.m.-noon

Where: Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead

Harlem Globetrotters

Why: The Harlem Globetrotters will perform. Stay after
(Credit: Harlem Globetrotters)

Why: The Harlem Globetrotters will perform. Stay after the game for autographs and pictures with the players.

When: Sun. 12/28, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale

How much: $17-$185

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