A quick look at what’s happening this week on Long Island.
1) An Evening At Merriweather
Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Presented under a 30,000 square foot tent on the landmark estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton (now LIU Post), the evening will be reminiscent of the glamorous parties imagined in The Great Gatsby. Exclusive lounges, marvelous cocktails, luxurious fare, dancing, live musical performances and special guests, showcases in fashion, film, and music, and a fireworks spectacular. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Where: LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info: 516-829-2570 • www.celebratelongisland.com
2) Elliman Film Series: In Harmony
Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
In Harmony is an inspiring drama in telling the story of Marc (Albert Dupontel), an equestrian stuntman who becomes disabled after a tragic accident. He must deal with Florence (Cécile de France), an insurance agent handling his case, but their relationship takes an unexpected turn that helps both of them find happiness. Starring Cécile de France and Albert Dupontel and directed by Denis Dercourt. French with English subtitles.
Where: Soundview Cinemas, 7 Soundview Market Place, Port Washington
Info: (516) 829-2570 • http://goldcoastarts.org
3) Arlo Guthrie
Tuesday, May 10, 8 p.m.
Born in Coney Island, Arlo Guthrie is the son of singer/writer/artist Woody Guthrie. Arlo has become an iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and varied career spanning more than 50 years, culiminating in “Alice’s Restaurant” 50th Anniversary Tour. “Alice’s Restaurant’s” is Arlo’s account of actual events that precluded him from military service (1966) became a platinum selling record (1967) and full-length motion picture (1969).
Where: Landmark On Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington
Info: (516) 767-1384, ext. 101 • www.landmarkonmainstreet.org
4) Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Tuesday, May 10, 8 p.m.
“A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo” shows the married duo of guitarist Giraldo and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee Benatar at their subdued best, performing their powerful catalogue of songs, including rock radio staples “Heartbreaker,” ‘Shadows of the Night,” and “We Belong”. A four-time Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano who scored 19 Top 40 singles during the 1980s.
Where: The Paramount,
370 New York Ave., Huntington • Info: (631) 673-7300 ext. 303 • www.paramountny.com
Friday, May 6. 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m.,
Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m.
Hair puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage. The show was a bridge between generations and viewpoints. Musical numbers include “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine” and “Hair!” Hair tells the story of the “tribe,” a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.
Where: Nassau Community College, One Education Drive, Garden City
Info: (516) 572-7676 • https://www.ncc.edu
6) Iris DeMent & Loudon Wainwright III
Thursday, May 12, 8 p.m.
Country/folk music singer/songwriter Iris DeMent and Grammy Award-winning American folk singer/songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III headline a twin bill Thursday at The Space. Wainwright III. father of Rufus Wainwright, has 26 albums under his belt, while DeMent’s breakthrough album was released in 1992 and her latest, “The Trackless Woods,” was released just last year.
Where: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info: (516) 283.5566 • www.thespaceatwestbury.com
7) Kevin Meaney
Saturday, May 7, 7:30 &10 p.m.
With a blend of physical humor, impersonations, stylized caricatures of nightclub singers and his signature “man on the street” interviews. Emmy Award winner Kevin Meaney has been one of the country’s most popular comedians for more than 25 years. His first HBO special in 1986 catapulted him to the forefront of the comedy scene and has been a special guest on Saturday Night Live and appeared on The Tonight Show, Letterman, Regis, Oprah and Conan.
Where: Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Road Bellmore
Info: (516) 785-8655 • tickets.brokeragecomedy.com