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

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Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow
at Jones Beach

Saturday, Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow will perform with The Avett Brothers, Margo Price, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real as part of The Outlaw Music Festival tour at this afternoon summer concert.

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

Bluegrass, BBQ and Bourbon

Sunday, Sept. 10, 3-6 p.m.

Spend an afternoon with family and friends on the Preserve’s grounds with live music by Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band, a ‘smoking’ BBQ with a family-friendly menu, and a bourbon tasting bar provided by Angel’s Envy. Enjoy the music, lawn games and festivities while taking in the spectacular views of the Long Island Sound. Conservancy members: $25 per car; non-members: $30 per car.

Where: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy
Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info: (516) 304-5076 • sandspointpreserveconservancy.org

Summer Shorts at
Gold Coast Arts Center
Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The Gold Coast Arts Center’s summer series comes to a close with their annual screening of short films, where audiences will experience the best of Gold Coast Film Festival favorites from years past, along with new and exciting films yet to be shown on their big screen.
Where: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info: (516) 829-2570 • goldcoastarts.org

Barry Manilow is Back

Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

After a successful spring concert appearance, the man who writes the songs that make the whole world sing returns to Long Island, where he will perform more of his classic hits — from “Could It Be Magic” and “This One’s for You” to “Even Now” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again.”
Where: NYCB Live, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale
Info & Tickets: (516) 231-4848 or (800) 745-3000 • nycblive.com

Kurt Andersen with “Fantasyland”
Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

In “Fantasyland,” a sweeping, eloquent history of America, columnist and New York Times bestselling author Kurt Andersen demonstrates that what’s happening in our country today — the era of “fake news” — is not entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path.
Where: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 423-7611 • cinemaartscentre.org

America in Concert

Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. 

America achieved popularity in the 1970s for the trio’s close vocal harmonies and acoustic folk rock sound. Now, more than 40 years since the release of their first album, they will perform their greatest hits, including “A Horse with No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway” and “I Need You.”
Where: The Space at Westbury
250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info & Tickets: (516) 283-5566 • thespaceatwestbury.com

7 Musical Production: “Gypsy”
Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. (with performances through Oct. 29)

“Gypsy” tells the rags-to-riches story of Louise, an awkward young girl who rose to national fame as the burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. This thrilling musical features a score that includes the songs “Let Me Entertain You,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and “If Mama Was Married.”
Where: John W. Engeman Theater
250 Main Street, Northport
Info & Tickets: (631) 261-2900 • engemantheater.com

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