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Long Island events, openings 2018: My Father's Place, Nassau Coliseum, more

On Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017, Newsday deputy features editor Shawna VanNess talked about big entertainment events and new venues coming to Long Island in 2018. (Credit: Newsday)

A new performing arts center, big names at the Nassau Coliseum and a summer concert schedule that’s well underway are among the best arts, entertainment and events planned for 2018 around Long Island.

Comedian Jim Breuer starts The Paramount residency

Comedian Jim Breuer will perform three shows (5,
Photo Credit: Nathaniel Shannon

Comedian Jim Breuer will perform one Saturday a month at The Paramount in Huntington starting Feb. 17 through Jan. 19, 2019.

The New York Open comes to NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum

Sloane Stephens returns to Roberta Vinci during her
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The New York Open, an ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament, comes to NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum Feb. 11-18. Opening night will feature Genie Bouchard vs. Sloane Stephens (pictured).

Babylon gets a new performing arts venue

The Argyle Theatre is scheduled to open in
Photo Credit: Mark Perlman

Broadway is coming to Babylon this spring as the village's old movie house reopens as the Argyle Theatre. The near 500-seat venue is to open in March and feature programming from Broadway-style shows to folk, jazz, oldies and tribute bands concerts, plus comedy and children's theater.

Marvel Universe Live! comes to Nassau Coliseum

Falcon takes to the sky to help his
Photo Credit: Geo Rittenmyer

Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Black Widow and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up to defeat villains such as Loki, Nebula, Yondu, Electro, Green Goblin, Rhino, Black Cat and others in Marvel Universe Live! at Nassau Coliseum March 22-April 1. Kids can witness the superheroes try to prevent Loki from gaining control of the Wand of Watoomb before he crowns himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This live action show features special effects, aerial stunts and immersive video projection.

My Father's Place re-opens at the Roslyn Hotel

Patrons and customers gather outside the Roslyn's popular
Photo Credit: MRG Ventures, Inc./Steve Rosenfield

Popular club My Father's Place returns to Roslyn this summer after three decades. The tiny club was where Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel were once regulars, and The Police and Bob Marley played some of their earliest U.S. dates.

Weezer, Foreigner, more at the Jones Beach theater

Performing live is Weezer at the Nikon Theater
Photo Credit: Uli Seit

Weezer (pictured), and the Pixies play at Jones Beach Theater on July 18. Meanwhile, Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience is scheduled for June 22 while the Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold” tour pulls in July 14. 

U2 returns to Long Island

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) The Edge,
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Christian Petersen

U2 comes back to Nassau Coliseum for the first time in 26 years on June 9. The show will focus on the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ critically acclaimed new album, “Songs of Experience.” 

Blue Point Brewing Company expands

Rendering of the future renovation of the Blue
Photo Credit: Blue Point Brewing Co

Blue Point Brewing in Patchogue is about to go something close to macro, with a two-story, 54,000-square-foot brewery and tasting room slated to open at 225 W. Main St. during the summer of 2018. The ground floor will house a 60,000-barrel brewery, while a second-floor brewpub and tasting room (with 30-40 taps) will serve up food as well as views of the brewery operations below.

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