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


Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli: Straighten Up and Fly Right,
Nat King Cole Tribute

Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.
Two powerhouse jazz greats present an endearing, yet sizzling tribute to the titan of ‘50s vocal pop, Nat King Cole, whose timeless hits include “Mona Lisa,” “Too Young” (No. 1 song in 1951), and his signature song, “Unforgettable.” 

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

Hey, Teacher…
Roger Waters in Concert

Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.

Roger Waters, co-founder of the renowned rock band Pink Floyd, will bring his new Us + Them tour to NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, for a two-night concert showcasing rock classics like “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Another Brick in the Wall.”

Where: NYCB Live,
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale
Info & Tickets: (516) 231-4848 or
(800) 745-3000 •

“Rent” in Concert
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. 

Kicking off their tenth anniversary season, Adelphi PAC presents a concert based on this winner of a Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “Rent” follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side and features the memorable song, “Seasons of Love.”
Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City
Info & Tickets: (516) 877-4000 •

Musical Production:
“The Bridges of Madison County”

Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. (ongoing performances through Oct. 28) 

Based on the bestselling novel by Robert James Waller, “The Bridges of Madison County” tells the story of an Iowa housewife and her four-day, whirlwind romance with a traveling photographer.
Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main St.
Port Jefferson
Info & Tickets: (631) 928-9100

Nassau County Historical Society Presents —
“In the Service: Workers on the Grand  Estates of Long Island”

Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.

This fascinating, illustrated volume by Elly Shodell focuses on Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast estates from a fresh perspective — those who served as butlers, chauffeurs, dairymaids, gardeners, and cooks. Shodell will discuss and sign copies of her book.
Where: The Community Church of East Williston
45 E. Williston Ave., East Williston
Info: (516) 742-9690 •

John Waite with
Ellis Paul in Concert

Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. 

John Waite’s career includes international chart-toppers, such as “Missing You,” “Change,” “When I See You Smile” and more. Join this intimate night as the legendary singer/songwriter performs with Ellis Paul.
Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
Info & Tickets: (516) 323-4444 •

Nelson DeMille with “The Cuban Affair”
Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. (Book Revue) and Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. (Barnes and Noble)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Gold Coast,” “Plum Island” and “Night Fall,” Nelson DeMille’s blistering new novel features an exciting new character — U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.
Where: Book Revue (Sept. 21)
313 New York Ave.
Huntington; (631) 271-1442;
Barnes and Noble (Sept. 22)
91 Old Country Rd.
Carle Place; (516) 741-9850


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