A quick look at what’s happening on Long Island this week.
1) The Hambones
Saturday, June 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great, upbeat music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall. The Hambones play a merry mix of pop, blues, country and rockabilly from the Classic American Songbook. Dancing is encouraged. Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse. Coe Hall is closed during the concert. COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.
Where: Planting Fields, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-9200 • http://www.plantingfields.org
2) Appetite for Destruction – The Ultimate Guns & Roses Experience
Saturday, June 18, 8 p.m.
Appetite for Destruction, the ultimate Guns N’ Roses experience, have been performing the music of Guns N’ Roses for almost 20 years, selling out venues throughout the northeast. They have performed with special guest and current G N’ R keyboardist Dizzy Reed, shared two bills with ex-G N’ R guitarist Gilby Clarke, and headlined at BB King’s in Times Square for five consecutive years. Their catalog of Guns N’ Roses songs is unsurpassed.
Where: The Paramount
370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 673-7300 ext. 303
3) Artist Performance – Kenny Scharf
Sunday, June 19, 12-4 p.m.
Artist Kenny Scharf creates a work of art on a wall of the Manes Family Art & Education Center to open later this year. Adults and family groups are encouraged to watch the artist in action in conjunction with his major exhibition presently on view in the galleries. Here¹s an opportunity to watch art and interact with the artist as he creates a new work! Family groups are encouraged to participate. Free with Museum admission, reservations not needed.
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn
Info: (516) 484-9338 • http://nassaumuseum.org
4) Boyz II Men
Sunday, June 19, 8 p.m.
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Recently celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades and earned four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards and three Billboard Awards, along the way.
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info: (516) 247-5200 • www.thetheatreatwestbury.com
5) Dave Matthews Band
Tuesday, June 21, 8 p.m.
The Dave Matthews Band will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the same way they spent most of their years together: With a massive summer tour. Each night of the trek, including Jones Beach on June 21, will feature two full sets from the band. However, in addition to the summer tour, Dave Matthews Band also announced that they would take a hiatus from touring in 2017. DMB is perhaps best known for their crossover hit “Crash Into Me.”
Where: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
Info: 516-221-1000 • www.jonesbeach.com
6) Furman Film Series: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Wednesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear’s legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Lear’s life, work, and achievements. Q&A with Norman Lear’s daughter, Kate Lear.
Where: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info: (516) 829-2570 • http://goldcoastarts.org
7) Tommy Emmanuel
Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
A master technician, Tommy Emmanuel started professionally at age 6, rising through the ranks as a studio guitar player and member of several Australian rock bands before he set off on a solo career. One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll.
Where: LANDMARK ON MAIN STREET
232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington
Info: (516) 767-1384 ext. 101