Royal Bengal tigers, high-flying trapeze acts, clowns and gravity-defying daredevils are all part of this year's Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. Performances are scheduled at 5 and 8 p.m. opposite Artist's Lake in Middle Island (1075 Middle Country Rd.). Continues 2, 5 and 8 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.
ADMISSION $19 ($14 ages 2-12); $3-$6 extra for reserved/VIP seats
Visitors can get a glimpse of 1930s summer life during a Living History Tour at the historic Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport. You'll meet volunteers dressed as household staff members and family friends, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor dressed in period costumes, as they visit Eagles Nest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet in the mansion courtyard. Continues noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
ADMISSION $12 ($8 younger than 12)
ADMISSION $25 (free for military personnel)
Singer Tony Orlando performs the hits he made famous with Dawn at an outdoor 8 p.m. concert at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa. Listen for "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree," "Knock Three Times" and more, courtesy of the Town of Oyster Bay's "Music Under the Stars" series.
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The annual Hampton Designer Showhouse opens in Bridgehampton with 30 spaces decorated to the nines with the latest trends in furnishings. Tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1224 Scuttle Hole Rd. Continues through Sept. 4.
ADMISSION $30 (no children younger than 6)
Hands-on activities help parents and children make healthy food choices.
WHEN | WHERE 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
ADMISSION Free with museum admission: $11, $10 seniors, free younger than 1
INFO 516-224-5800, licm.org
Wet and wild
Nature program helps you discover what lives in and around the pond, wear appropriate shoes, for children 5 and older, bring a towel and sunscreen.
WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
ADMISSION $4 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free younger than 3
INFO Registration required, 631-581-1072, nysparks.com
Once upon a time
Musical stage performance of "Jack and the Beanstalk" tells the tale of Jack and his "magic beans."
ADMISSION All seats are $12
INFO 631-286-1133, gatewayplayhouse.com
Compiled by Lynn Petry