Friday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.
Trevor Noah has become a household name since being picked by Jon Stewart to be his replacement as host of The Daily Show in 2015. Born and raised in South Africa, Noah often includes his upbringing during apartheid into his stand-up routines. He’s had 10 stand-up specials air, with his most recent, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, being nominated for Best Comedy Album at the 2020 Grammys. Ticket prices range from $119.50 to $185.50.
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590
Info: 516-247-5200 or thetheatreatwestbury.com
Talented young musicians from institutions like Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Astral Artists will be playing in this concert. The theme of the concert will be space and the night sky. Songs by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw will be performed. Additionally, Arnold Schoënberg’s musical work Verklarte Nacht will be played. Music by Terry Riley will also be played at the event. Tickets are non-refundable and are available for $20 online or $25 at the door. Different explorations of galaxies, planets or parts of Earth will be paired with each song.
Where: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, NY 11721
Info: 631-854-5579 or vanderbiltmuseum.org
Adelphi’s Best of Broadway
Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m.
Director Nathan Brewer and music director Steven Altinel return to Adelphi University for this play. Many of the school’s talented students will be performing songs from Broadway musicals, both new and old and popular and underrated. Come see this biannual production. Tickets are $25 for the public, $23 for senior citizens 60 years or older, $20 for Adelphi Alumni, $10 for Adelphi staff members and $5 for Adelphi students. Students can only get their discounts by calling or visiting the box office with their student IDs. There is a $1 fee at checkout.
Where: Westermann Stage, Concert Hall, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
Info: 516-877-4000 or pac.adelphi.edu
An Evening with Karamo Brown: From “The Real World” to “Queer Eye”
Monday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Star of the popular Netflix show “Queer Eye” and activist Karamo Brown will be discussing causes close to him and how others can raise awareness for causes they support with other like-minded individuals. In addition to being a reality TV star, Brown is an openly gay black Christian single father who’s the son of immigrants. He’s also a former psychotherapist. In addition to discussing his methods of raising awareness, Brown will also talk about the importance of giving back and the steps people may take to get together and bring about positive change. Tickets to the event are $5. Adelphi students, staff and alumni may get free tickets online with the checkout code AU5OFF.
Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, One South Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
Info: 516-877-4555 or events.adelphi.edu
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Five-time Grammy Award winner Celine Dion will be performing at Nassau Coliseum as part of her “Courage World Tour.” The Canadian singer may be best known for singing “My Heart Will Go On” from the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. This tour marks Dion’s first in the United States in over a decade. Ticket prices range from $129 to $254.50.
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale, NY 11553
Info: 516-231-4848 or nycblive.com
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Attendees will have the chance to meet bestselling author and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito as he discusses his new cookbook, “Rocco’s Keto Comfort Food Diet.” Attendees will receive the cookbook and have the opportunity to get it signed by DiSpirito. Additionally, there will be a question-and-answer session. Tickets for the event are $40.
Where: Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 Broadhollow Rd., Savoy Room, Melville, NY 11747
Info: 631-845-1000 or eventbrite.com
What You Will (AKA Twelfth Night)
Thursday, March 5, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance Performance will be putting on hour-long plays based on William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night. The play is about twins Viola and Sebastian. After the two are separated following a shipwreck, Disguised as a man, Viola falls in love with Duke Orsino, who’s in love with Countess Olivia. Countess Olivia ends up falling in love with Viola’s alter ego, Cesario. Tickets for the event are $10 for the public and $8 for adults 65 years or older. Hofstra community members will receive two free tickets upon presenting their Hofstra ID card.
Where: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, 118 Hofstra University Hempstead NY 11549
Info: 516-463-6644 or hofstra.edu