The Weekender: 17 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend – Long Island Press

The Weekender: 17 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend – Long Island Press

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ZOEFIA ALEXANDRIA INAUGURAL GREEN HEART GALA
The Zoefia’s Green Heart Gala, sponsored by the Zoefia Alexandria Foundation, will be a night of elegance, with dinner, cocktails, dancing, and raffles. Funds from this gala will go towards raising awareness and money for childhood cancer and brain cancer. The Zoefia Alexandria Foundation was created to honor the life of Zoefia, a young girl who lost her battle against brain cancer. Leonard’s Palazzio, 555 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, zoefiaalexandriacollection.com/products/zoefias-green-heart-gala. $150. 7 p.m-12 a.m. Sept. 16.
THE SPINNERS
For over six decades, The Spinners have brought Philadelphia Soul to audiences everywhere, and now on Long Island this weekend. This Grammy-nominated band is known for hit songs “I’ll Be Around” and “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love.” Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com  $70-$84. 8 p.m. Sept. 16.
GEORGE PORTER JR. & RUNNIN’ PARDNERS
George Porter Jr., a founding member of New Orleans funk band The Meters, was named one of the 50 Greatest Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone. With his most recent album Crying for Hope with Runnin’ Pardners,  this show is bound to bring funk music to Long Island. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org  $47.  8 p.m. Sept. 16.
RODNEY ATKINS
This country star known for his song “Honesty” is returning to play at Mulcahy’s on Long Island this weekend. The singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee has been performing for over 25 years. Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, muls.com  $28-$35. 9 p.m. Sept. 16.
2022 FISHING TOURNAMENT-LOBSTER BASH
The 4th Annual Fishing Tournament will raise money for the Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation. The weekend will begin with a Captain’s Huddle Sept. 16 6-7 p.m. at The Station on the southeast-most section of the Port of Egypt Marine property, followed the next day by the fishing tournament, then the Lobster Bash at 5:30 p.m. The Lobster Bash is open to all, with lobster dinners provided by Southold Fish Market, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. beer truck, and Osprey’s Dominion Wine. Port of Egypt Marine, 62300 NY-25, Southold, elih.stonybrookmedicine.edu/events/FishingTournament/BashTix. $85. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16-17.
ZENIBA NOW 
As part of the Larson Legacy Concert series, Zeniba Now is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant. Hailing from Los Angeles, Zeniba Now is a musical storyteller with  work produced by PBS, The Public Theater and more. Adelphi University PAC 1 South Ave, Garden City, aupac.adelphi.edu (pricing only available to members) 3 p.m. Sept. 17.
4TH ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION
Presented by the Greater Patchogue Chamber’s Latino Leadership Council, this celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month includes dancing, music and an immersive Hispanic cultural experience. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org  Free. 7 p.m. Sept. 17.
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CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
This original comedy show with Susan Lucci and Ralph Macchio includes celebrities performing excerpts from various stars’ autobiographies, including scandals and hysterical insights. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $75. 7 p.m. Sept. 17.
RANDY RAINBOW
Comedian, actor, writer, and Internet star Rainbow (yes, real name!) brings his impressive, progressive, and hilarious comedy routine to Long Island this weekend on The Pink Glasses Tour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $39.50-$75. 8 p.m. Sept. 17.
HARDWELL
The world-renowned Dutch DJ is coming to Long Island for his Rebels Never Die tour. Famous for headlining Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, this will be a can’t miss party. UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., ubsarena.com  $79-$129. 8 p.m. Sept. 17.
LONG ISLAND WOODWORKERS SHOW
The 24th annual Long Island Woodworkers Show will showcase handcrafted furniture, carvings and more. Fun for the whole family with live demonstrations, seminars, free handmade toys, a gift shop, tool garage sale and more. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, cradleofaviation.org  Free with museum admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-18.
CABARET
Set in Berlin in the 1930s, an English performer and an American writer start a relationship at the seedy Kit Kat Klub nightclub. Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood and the 1972 movie starring Liza Minnelli. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hway., Oakdale, cmpac.com $23-$38. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 17 – Oct. 1.
GUYS AND DOLLS
This classic musical about luck and love is a fun experience for the whole family. The award-winning musical includes “Luck Be a Lady” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.” Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, theatrethree.com  $20-$35., Various times,  Sept. 17 – Oct. 22.
LET’S WALK LET’S TALK
This charity walk steps off to prevent suicide benefits the Long Island Crisis Center. The event is cosponsored by Vishnick McGovern Milizio, LLP, which supports the LICC and their programs like Pride For Youth (LGBTQ youth at risk). Long Beach Boardwalk, Laurelton Boulevard, Long Beach, longislandcrisiscenter.org/thewalk. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18.
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC STRING QUARTET
Concertmaster Frank Huang, violinists Cynthia Phelps and Qianqian Li and cellist Carter Brey will be performing Mozart, Beethoven, and more. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $69. 3 p.m. Sept. 18.
FALL BACK IN LOVE: COMEDY & MUSIC JAM
Features performances by Ne-yo, Trey Songz, Mario and more. Will also have stand-up comedy by Zoie Fenty, Brandon T Jackson, Rip Micheals, and Pretty Vee. UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke, ubsarena.com $30-$300. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
DZUL DANCE: MAYAN MAGICA
The Patchogue Arts Council Museum of Contemporary Art L.I. presents the world premiere of “Mayan Magica” which includes a special pre-show exhibition in the lobby of local Hispanic businesses and family friendly activities,culminating in a dance presentation from Dzul Dance that explores pre-Hispanic Mexican and Mayan culture. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $21-$31. 7 p.m. Sept. 18.
BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB
This band will be forever known as one of the biggest and best of the ’80s, performing the difficult feat of obtaining seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK and nine Top 10 singles in the United States and is best known for their massive breakthrough “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $59.50-$199.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 19.
GARY CLARK JR.
This Texan R&B artist is known for his Grammy-winning hits “Please Come Home” and “This Land,” and he’ll perform them to an audience on Long Island this weekend. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $49.50-$129.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 20.
BENISE
Starting out as a street performer, Benise worked his way up to create over 13 albums and perform all over the world. His Spanish guitar arrangements are inspired by various cultures and have been described as edgy and romantic. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com  $54-$64. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.
KATHLEEN EDWARDS
After a long hiatus from music, singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards makes her return with her fifth studio album, Total Freedom, released on August 14. After running a coffee shop in Canada, she’s ready to hit the stage again. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org  $33-$42. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.
JIMMY EAT WORLD
Best known for their song “The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World is a rock band you won’t want to miss on Long Island this weekend. Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, muls.com  $45. 8 p.m. Sept. 21.
AL DI MEOLA
Regarded as one of the top guitarists of our time, Al Di Meola has over 30 albums and a career spanning more than four decades. Using both electric and acoustic guitars he brings soul and rhythm to his live shows. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com  $64-$149. 7 p.m. Sept. 22.
AMY SCHUMER
This controversial and unapologetic comedienne is bringing her Whore Tour to Westbury, Long Island this weekend. Known for creating and starring in the hit show Inside Amy Schumer and blockbuster movie Trainwreck. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com, $55.50-$225. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
DEMETRI MARTIN
The former host of Comedy Central’s Important Things with Demetri Martin peppers his comedic one-liner delivery with musical interludes, playing a variety of instruments from guitar and harmonica to the glockenspiel and ukelele. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 22.
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