A quick look at what’s happening on Long Island this week.
1) The Wiggles
Friday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
The world’s most popular children’s entertainment group returns to the U.S. this fall for their “Rock & Roll Preschool” tour. Joined on stage by their lovable friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, founding member Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle), Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle) can’t wait to deliver a rocking good time for their audiences.
Where: NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road,
Info: (516) 247-5200 • www.thetheatreatwestbury.com
2) Nick DiPaolo
Friday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Brutally honest, funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless are all hallmarks of Nick DiPaolo’s comedy. A Boston native, he found his seething, sarcastic style was welcomed with open arms by New York audiences. He has also had three half hour stand up specials of his own on Comedy Central and he has had guest starring roles on “Louie,” “The Sopranos” and “‘Beer League.’
Where: Governors’ Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave. Levittown
Info: (516) 731-3358 • http://tickets.govs.com/index.cfm
3) Colin Quinn
Friday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.
Star of “New York Story” directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the critically acclaimed stand-up comedian comes off an amazing summer performing Off-Broadway in his one man show, and the film Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer. Quinn is a veteran of stage and screen, including a successful run on Saturday Night Live. His 2010 hit Broadway show “Long Story Short” was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and for an Emmy as an HBO special in 2011.
Where: Landmark On Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite
1 Port Washington
Info: (516) 767-1384 ext. 101 • www.landmarkonmainstreet.org
4) John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party
Saturday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m.
John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” is the official live tribute of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy,” “Rave on,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace” and many, many more.
Where: The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre,
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
5) Oogee Wawa
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.
Oogee Wawa has managed to fuse together four different genres- reggae, hip-hop, punk rock and pop into a high energy stage show with catchy hooks and smooth harmonies. Since 2013 they have performed more than 200 shows and have had the honor to open at The Paramount for acts such as: The Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Matisyahu, Pepper, The Wailers, 311 Slightly Stoopid, SOJA and Rusted Root to name a few.
Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 673-7300 ext. 303 • www.paramountny.com
6) Joan Armatrading
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m.
A native of the West Indies and raised in Birmingham, England, Joan Armatrading has 20 albums to her credit that have earned her three Grammy nominations. Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and musicianship have led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound has ranged from true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate guitar.
Where: The Space At Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info: (516) 283.5566 • www.thespaceatwestbury.com
7) L’Elisir d’Amore
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m.
From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. A charming story of love and magic, this production features renowned tenor Rolando Villazón and sets Donizetti’s classic in the Wild West, where mysterious potions and dubious medicine men
offer the solutions to all of life’s problems. Sung in Italian.
Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center,
Westermann Stage, 1 South Avenue, Garden City
Info: (516) 877-4000 • http://aupac.adelphi.edu/