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


The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival: 36th Season

Friday, July 14 at 8 p.m.
(ongoing performances through July 28)  

The North Shore will come alive with the sounds of orchestral music as the Chamber Music Festival commences at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, with the first concert featuring French chamber music. The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post, will be joined by Festival faculty member Nam-Sook Choei Lee on violin and special guest artists, Stanley Drucker on clarinet and Barbara Allen on harp. 

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info & Tickets: (516) 299-3100 •

Nassau’s Got Talent! 

Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

Thirty acts have been chosen for this local competition, but only three will win! Come and see all the talent that Long Island has to offer — soloists, group numbers, singers, dancers, musicians and more — from ages 8 and up.
Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
Info & Tickets: (516) 323-4444 •

Benatar — Featuring  Amber Ferrari: A Tribute to Pat Benatar & More
Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. 

Voted Best Singer from Long Island, Amber Ferrari will debut her tribute show featuring the critically-acclaimed songbook of Long Island native and rock legend Pat Benatar, following a first act that will include the music of Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge and other noted songstresses.
Where: Theatre Three
412 Main Street
Port Jefferson
Info & Tickets:
(631) 928-9100

Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper

Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. 

British rocker Rod Stewart and Queens native Cyndi Lauper will join forces in the ultimate summer concert.  Both will perform their classics, as well as recent recordings, with Stewart’s 2015 release, Another Country, and Lauper’s Detour album, which she recorded last year with contributions from Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss.  Anything can happen when hits like “Hot Legs” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” meet “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “All Through the Night.”   

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Parkway, Wantaugh
Info & Tickets: (516) 221-1000 •

Author Event: “A Field Guide to the Long Island Sound”
Wednesday, July 19 at 7 p.m.

Award-winning author, illustrator, and photographer Patrick J. Lynch will be speaking and signing “A Field Guide to the Long Island Sound,” a lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of the Long Island Sound and its
coastlines — a region beloved by millions of people. 

Where: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 271-1442 •

Soul Asylum with Cracker

Thursday, July 20 at 8 p.m. 

Come out and experience American alternative-rock band Soul Asylum, whose multi-platinum albums from the ‘90s include the Grammy Award-winning single, “Runaway Train,” “Misery,” and “Can’t Even Tell,” featured in the soundtrack of the Kevin Smith film, “Clerks.”  They will be joined by fellow alt-rockers Cracker, whose distinctive sound combines rock, punk, grundge, blues and folk.
Where: The Space at Westbury Theater, 250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info & Tickets: (516) 283-5566 •

Foreigner with Cheap Trick & Jason Bonham

Thursday, July 20 at 8 p.m. 

Foreigner calls this year’s 40th anniversary summer tour a “family affair,” according to group founder Mick Jones, joining longtime pals, Cheap Trick and former drummer Jason Bonham and his band, with their kick-off concert at Jones Beach.  Spend the night singing along to such classic songs as Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Cold As Ice,” and Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender.”   

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Parkway, Wantaugh
Info & Tickets: (516) 221-1000 •


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