The Island Today: The top seven events for the coming week


Mike Tedesco &
Kirsten Maxwell as a Duo

Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m.

Since 2015, Tedesco has been a member of the legendary New York Songwriter’s Circle, whose alumni include such notables as Norah Jones and Lana Del Rey. Maxwell is also a songwriter, and her stunningly pure voice has drawn comparisons to Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell. Seeing these two talented performers working together in the intimate setting of a coffeehouse will be a real treat for the audience. Suggested donations for this performance: Adults: $20; Students (w/IDs): $15; Children under 12: $6 (very young children are free). Tickets on sale at the door (no pre-sales).
Where: Our Times Coffeehouse in the Ethical Humanist Society Building
38 Old Country Road, Garden City
Info: (516)741-7304 •

The Fast Lane

The Fast Lane: Eagles Tribute
Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

The Fast Lane has been heralded by the International Press Association’s Pat Ryder, who wrote, “If you didn’t know better, you’d swear you were really at an Eagles concert!” The band has quickly risen through the ranks of the tribute scene, and gone from opening act to headliner almost overnight. One listen to The Fast Lane is all it will take to make even the most die-hard Eagles lover a fan for life.  The Como Brothers will also perform as special guests.

Where: The Space at Westbury Theater, 250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info & Tickets: (516)283-5566 •


Jay Leno

Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

Come out and see comedian, actor, philanthropist and talk show host Jay Leno, who helmed the seat at The Tonight Show on NBC for more than 20 years, as he shares his unique brand of humor and take on current events of the day.  

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info & Tickets: (516)247-5211 •

Karolina's Twins

Book Discussion: Karolina’s Twins by Ronald Balson

Sunday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Readers who crave books such as of The Nightingale, Sarah’s Key, and Lilac Girls, will enjoy this saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to return to Poland and fulfill a promise, written by the author of the international bestseller, Once We Were Brothers. Cost: $5

Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 141 Hilton Ave., Hempstead
Info: Call (516)489-1818 or (917)575-5443 to sign up • 

The Prodigals

The Prodigals
Monday, March 20 at 8 p.m. 

The Prodigals are one of the most successful bands to emerge from the East Coast Irish scene. The band combines original lyrics and melody with a genuine passion for the traditional music of Ireland and a funky energy that is pure New York. The roots of the music are unmistakably traditional Irish; the branches that shoot off delve into rock, worldbeat, jazz and punk, and the result has been called “the best Irish trad-rock band.”  Tickets: $25 for general public; complimentary or $15 for season ticket holders
Where: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Info: (631)261-2900 •


Art Presentation:
The Renaissance Evolution
with Anita Rabin-Havt

Wednesday,  March 22 at 2 p.m.  

The first period to be aware of its own existence and to coin a label, this program will show the versatility of the Renaissance greatness as it transitioned from Giotto to Massacio, enhancing the viewer’s appreciation of what makes a “Renaissance” work of art. The presentation will focus on Ghiberti, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, da Vinci and conclude with Raphael’s masterpiece, “The School of Athens,” painted in 1508-1511, which exemplifies the traits first seen in the early Renaissance.  The event is a part of Landmark’s Afternoon T.E.A. series.
Where: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Port Washington
Info: (516)767-1384 •

Paintnite at The Clubhouse

Paint Nite at The Clubhouse

Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. 

Raise your glass to a new kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and the organizer provides all the supplies.  Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event. Tickets: $45.

Where: The Clubhouse Bar & Grill in the Spring Rock Golf Center
377 Denton Ave., New Hyde Park
Info: (516)873-1110  •


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