1. Montauk Fall Festival


WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, Main St., Montauk

INFO 631-668-2428, montaukchamber.com


The famous beach town doesn't shut down after summer. The first Montauk Fall Festival started in 1981 with some local restaurants donating a few pots of chowder for tasting as kids decorated their own pumpkins.

This year, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce's 30th annual festival has grown to include more than 30 pots of chowder competing for bragging rights -- along with entertainment that includes live music, clam- and oyster-shucking contests, carnival games and other diversions.

Festivalgoers can get in on the chowder action from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, when $8 buys two mugs of soup and a ballot to vote for a "People's Choice" award.



2. Japanese stroll garden


Take a hillside wooded stroll that features Asian plants, moss and bamboo along paths lined with steppingstones and Japanese maples in fall foliage. The tour concludes at a tea house overlooking a pond and waterfall where a traditional ceremonial tea "whisking" technique will be demonstrated along with a shakuhachi (bamboo flute) performance from 1 to 4 p.m. Reservations required.

WHEN | WHERE 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, Dogwood Lane and Oyster Bay Road, Mill Neck

INFO 516-676-4486, humesjapanesestrollgarden.org




3. The B-52s


From "Rock Lobster" to "Love Shack," the B-52s return to Long Island to play their first show in the newly christened Paramount in Huntington.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington

INFO 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

ADMISSION $39.50-$85



4. Randy Houser


Country music is having a moment -- of sorts -- on Long Island. The latest artist who's putting on a local show: Billboard country music chart-topper Randy Houser, who will play Wednesday at Mulcahy's in Wantagh.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mulcahy's, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh

INFO 516-783-7500, muls.com




5. 'So You Think You Can Dance?' tour


From the television screen to the real stage, the latest stars of Fox's reality competition -- including champion Melanie Moore -- will perform a number of choreographed routines.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Monday, Nassau Coliseum

INFO nassaucoliseum.com

ADMISSION $33.50-$53.50



6. Peter Facinelli


The patriarch of the "Twilight" film series makes a guest appearance to sign autographs and pose for photos at Westfield South Shore mall in Bay Shore.

WHEN | WHERE Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Lord & Taylor court, Westfield South Shore, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore

INFO 631-665-8600, westfield.com/southshore

ADMISSION $25 per autograph ($40/photo)



7. Sail Away


You don't have to go to Manhattan to take a cruise of the city's harbor. The Sterling party boat sails from Port Washington for a four-hour evening cruise with dinner, music and dancing. You'll see Gold Coast mansions and fall foliage along the shore, the Manhattan skyline at night and cruise past the Statue of Liberty before returning to Port Washington. Reservations required.

WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Saturday, Manhasset Bay Marina, 10 Matinecock Ave., Port Washington

ADMISSION $105 includes dinner/drinks ($79 cruise only)

INFO 516-922-9214, ladylibertycruises.com



8. Islanders home opener


The Islanders celebrate their 40th season anniversary at their home opener against the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Pregame festivities include free family-friendly games such as a hockey "accuracy challenge" and "speed shot," player appearances and giveaways.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, with pregame events beginning at 5:30, Nassau Coliseum

INFO 800-745-3000, newyorkislanders.com

ADMISSION $30-$195 ($7 parking)



9. John Turturro on Skype


The actor and director's new film, "Passione," which pays tribute to Italian music in genres ranging from opera to hip-hop, is screening now at Cinema Arts Centre. After Monday's 7:30 showing, Turturro will make an appearance via Skype for a post-screening discussion.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Monday, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington

INFO 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org

ADMISSION $20 (includes reception)



10. Guns N' Roses rocker


Duff McKagan's candid new memoir, "It's So Easy," tells the inside story of the hard rock band's rise to fame as well as his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol. He'll speak and sign copies Thursday in Huntington.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Thursday, Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington

INFO 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com


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