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

Get out to celebrate 80th anniversary of 'Wizard of Oz

As part of the Big Screen Classic Movie
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As part of the Big Screen Classic Movie series presented by Turner Classic Movies, "The Wizard of Oz" is screened in honor of it's 80th anniversary. The 1939 classic, has us traveling down the yellow brick road with the unforgettable foursome played by Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Ray Bolger. And yes, Toto too. Screening Jan. 27, 29 and 30 at theaters including the Westbury 12, Regal Deer Park and AMC Stony Brook 17.
INFO   fathomevents.com
ADMISSION $12.50

Hear the Whiffenpoofs find their way at Landmark on Main street

Continuing an Ivy League tradition, talented seniors selected
Photo Credit: AP/Fred Beckham

Continuing an Ivy League tradition, talented seniors selected to be part of the Yale University's Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest collegiate a-cappella singing group, make a stop at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. Founded in 1909 as a senior quartet, it originally met for weekly concerts. Catch The Whiffs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, as they celebrate their 110th anniversary.  
INFO 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org
ADMISSION $20 to $25, $20 ages 18 and younger

Mark National Spouse Day at the Whaling Museum

You don't have to bring your marriage license,
Photo Credit: Getty Images iStockphoto/AndreyPopov

You don't have to bring your marriage license, just show up with your significant other and mention National Spouse Day, an unofficial holiday on Jan. 26,  and you're entitled to 2-for-1 general admission with your special one. While you're there, take in the 19th century whaleboat and scrimshaw exhibit and learn about the impact of trailblazing whaling wives illustrated in "Heroines at the Helm," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum & Education Center on Main Street.
 INFO 631-367-3418, cshwhalingmuseum.org
ADMISSION $6, $5 ages 4 to 18; free 3 and younger  

Catch Nancy Atlas and the Nancy Atlas Project in Sag Harbor

This is your last chance to catch Nancy
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

This is your last chance to catch Nancy Atlas and the Nancy Atlas Project during Bay Street Theater's annual winter Fireside Session series. For the last performance, "Choir Night"  has Atlas joined by singers Danny Keane, Jonny Rosch and the Fireside Choir, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in Sag Harbor.
INFO 516-725-9500,   baystreet.org
ADMISSION $35  

Run in your favorite team's colors

The New York State Winter Run Series concludes
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

The New York State Winter Run Series concludes with a fond farewell at Jones Beach State Park. Register online for the 5-kilometer run that starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. For the series finale, runners are invited to show support for their favorite sports team by wearing clothing with team colors or a team logo.
INFO 631-321-3510, flrrt.com
ADMISSION $15, day-of-race sign-up available

Witness a fierce battle on wheels at Nassau Coliseum

The Monster Jam Triple Threat series at NYCB
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment

The Monster Jam Triple Threat series at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum promises a fierce battle on wheels for the championship between competitive drivers, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Look for Grave Digger, EarthShaker, El Toro Loco and other trucks, along with ATVs and speedsters. Meet the drivers and see their trucks up close during pit parties, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27.
INFO 516-231-4848, nycblive.com
ADMISSION Tickets start at $20; $15 for Pit Party; $15 parking fee

Laugh it up with Rachel Feinstein at The Brokerage in Bellmore

See Rachel Feinstein, actress, stand-up comedian and finalist
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See Rachel Feinstein, actress, stand-up comedian and finalist of Season 7 of the reality show "Last Comic Standing" in the spotlight for a weekend of shows at The Brokerage on Merrick Road. Catch her at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Bellmore.
INFO 516-781-5233,  brokerage.govs.com
ADMISSION $22

Catch 'One of Us' singer at the Suffolk Theater

Bluesy-folk rocker Joan Osborne is back at the
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Brian Killian

Bluesy-folk rocker Joan Osborne is back at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 (door, restaurant and bar open at 6:30 p.m.). The singer-singwriter, who is known for her hit, "One of Us," gives it an acoustic go this time around with keyboardist Keith Cotton. 
INFO 631-727-4343 , suffolktheater.com
ADMISSION $50-$65  

See Scott McCreery on his Seasons Change tour in Westbury

Still going strong after winning Season 10 of
Photo Credit: Jeff Ray

Still going strong after winning Season 10 of "American Idol," country crooner Scotty McCreery brings his Seasons Change  tour to the half-round at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Joining him at  8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. With him are special guests Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan. 
INFO 516-247-5200,  thetheatreatwestbury.com
ADMISSION Starting at $39.50 (plus fees)
 

Catch documentary on Gilda Radner at Cinema Arts Centre

Join executive producer and former "Saturday Night Live"
Photo Credit: Magnolia Pictures

Join executive producer and former "Saturday Night Live" writer, Alan Zweibel at the Cinema Arts Centre for a screening of "Love Gilda" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. The 2018 film documents the career of comedian Gilda Radner, one of the original "Saturday Night Live" cast and features a collection of her recordings, videotapes, interviews and home movies. An audience Q&A with the producer follows.
INFO 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org
ADMISSION $16

Get a dose of '60s nostalgia

Feeling groovy? Head over to the Patchogue Theatre
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Feeling groovy? Head over to the Patchogue Theatre for a night of nostalgia. "The Sixties Show" lights up at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 (doors open at 7 p.m.), featuring music by The Smithereens, along with performances by former members of the Bob Dylan, James Brown and Dave Davies bands as well as musicians from NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The show includes dramatic narration and 1960s archival audio and newsreel footage.
INFO 631-207-1313,  patchoguetheatre.org
ADMISSION $25 to $55

Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Hempstead

Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a parade to celebrate the life and dreams of the late peace advocate and civil rights leader. All are invited to march in the parade, stepping off at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 from the Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead and proceeding to the Miracle Christian Center at 334 Fulton Ave. A ceremony follows with a keynote speaker, music, dancing and a poetry reading until 11:30 a.m.
INFO 516-478-6286, villageofhempstead.org
ADMISSION Free

Travel some scenic roads on Long Island's East End

The Metro New York Region Porsche Club of
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

The Metro New York Region Porsche Club of America presents the Ted Ohland Snowflake Rally on Sunday, Jan. 27 -- rain, shine or snow. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Hauppauge Palace Dinner, first car drives off at 10 a.m. The time, speed and distance rally starts in Hauppauge and ends in Riverhead. This year, enter either in the Expert Class, which is scored more strictly, or the more relaxed Touring class. Winners get trophies and bragging rights. An optional brunch is served at Birchwood of Polish Town, 512 Pulaski St. in Riverhead. You don't need to own or drive a Porsche, this rally is open to all makes and models.
INFO 631-513-0089, metronypca.org
ADMISSION Rally only  $50 ($40 in advance); rally and brunch for two people $80 ($70 in advance)   

Take a selfie under a palm at Planting Fields

Get a dose of the tropics during the
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz

Get a dose of the tropics during the Paradise Garden Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. The event is in the Winter Garden with its tropical trees and plants. Find steel drum music and children's crafts in the main greenhouse. While you're there, visit historic Coe Hall, which is also offering free admission.
INFO 516-922-8678,  plantingfields.org
ADMISSION Free

Get a taste of some eateries on the East End

Local restaurants present  signature dishes for an
Photo Credit: Blend New York Inc./Christine Abbate

Local restaurants present  signature dishes for an annual tasting event, 7 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26. The event, Love Bites, will feature more than 20 eateries at The Muses in Southampton. Look for Scotto's, The Mill House, Almond Restaurant, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cakes and others, along with the Montauk Brewing Company. You'll also find music and dancing, a silent auction and raffles to benefit Katy's Courage, an organization dedicated to supporting education, children's bereavement, and pediatric cancer research. Snow date is Feb. 9. 
 INFO 631-353-3492, katyscourage.org
 ADMISSION $100, $150 for two    

Honor civil rights leader at Children's Museum

In a nod to the Rev. Martin Luther
Photo Credit: Long Island Children's Museum

In a nod to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his passion for peace, kids are invited to create a color collage of a peace dove at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City on  Monday, Jan. 21. Intended for 5 and older, the program is free with museum admission. The three sessions are 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.  There will be concerts at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. the same day. Admission is $9 plus museum admission or $12 for just the concert.
INFO 516-224-5800, licm.org
ADMISSION Free with $14 admission ($13 ages 65 and older); concert: $9 plus museum admission, $12 concert only  

View Manes collection at Nassau County Museum of Art

A new exhibit opens 10 a.m. to
Photo Credit: Reem Hussein

 A new exhibit opens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Manes Center in the Nassau County Museum of Art. The private collection of philanthropist and author Dr. Harvey Manes will be on view Tuesday to Sundays through May 12 and features some of the art masters from the Renaissance age through cutting-edge contemporary artists. Mark your calendar for a reception and book launch with Manes at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at the museum.  
INFO 516-484-9338, nassaumuseum.org
ADMISSION Free reception (regular admission: $12, $8 for 62 and older, $4 for ages 4 to 12, free younger than 4

Social skills boot camp at North Shore Youth Council

Who couldn't use a little help with social
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Who couldn't use a little help with social skills?  The North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point will be conducting 8-week sessions starting Monday, Jan. 14, to help kids engage with their peers, build confidence and learn skills that can help them for a lifetime. The program is open to all Long Islanders. Children will be assigned by age -- age 6 to 8, 9 to 11, and preteens and adolescents. The fee is $160 plus a $25 intake fee. Call 631-744-0207 ext. 104 for the required reservation or go to nsyc.com to see a schedule. The program is held in the portable offices of NSYC on the grounds of the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School in Rocky Point.

See the Mary Poppins musical in Bellmore

Mary Poppins, the classic children's story that's more
Photo Credit: Mark Schoen

Mary Poppins, the classic children's story that's more popular than ever, is presented in a live theater production by Plaza Theatricals, the resident production company of The Showplace at Bellmore Movies. Shows begin Saturday, Jan. 12, and conclude Sunday, Jan. 27.  Tickets are $12. Go to plazatheatrical.com or call 516-599-6870 for the full schedule and to purchase tickets.

Try a winter run at Robert Moses State Park

The New York State Winter Run Series keeps
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

The New York State Winter Run Series keeps on truckin' Sunday, Jan. 13, at Robert Moses State Park, where all Super Hero costumes are welcomed. The 5-kilometer run starts at 11 a.m.  The series continues Jan. 20 at Sunken Meadow  and concludes Jan. 27 at Jones Beach State Park. Register online in advance.
INFO 631-321-3510, flrrt.com
ADMISSION $15 per race

Visit a tiny town in holiday mode at Longwood Estate in Ridge

A tiny fictional town with a model train
Photo Credit: Town of Brookhaven

A tiny fictional town with a model train wending through it is on display at the Longwood Estate in Ridge (Smith and Longwood roads). Look for a carnival, a waterfall, a pancake house and a nativity scene for starters.  Doors are open to visitors 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Christmas Day) until the end of January. More information on this free event call 631-924-1820. 

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