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


The Greatest Piano Men: From Beethoven to Billy

Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m.

This rock and roll salute to the greatest piano icons in music history celebrates the music of Elton John, Billy Joel, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Scott Joplin and George Gershwin. 

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info & Tickets: (516) 247-5211 •

Ellen Michelmore’s WOODSTOCKMANIA: The Music that Changed The World

Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Theatre Three will host three days of peace, love and music with classic songs by Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie and more. 

Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
Info & Tickets: (631) 928-9100 •

3 WCBS-FM’s Saturday in the Park 2018 with Belinda Carlisle

Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.

WCBS-FM’s free Saturday in the Park concert returns this year with Belinda Carlisle performing her many hits — from “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “Head Over Heels” from her Go-Gos’ years, to “Mad About You,” “Circle in the Sand” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” during her successful solo career.

Where: Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow
Info: 516-572-0355 •

4 Counting Crows: 25 Years and Counting Tour (with special guest Live)

Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Counting Crows (“Mr. Jones,” “Rain King,” “Round Here”) is currently celebrating more than two decades of performing together and will be sharing the stage with Live (“Lightning Crashes,” “All Over You,” “Heaven”).

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

5 Author Event: “Good Luck with That”

Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

Kristan Higgins, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty novels, will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her latest novel in which three friends who met at camp as teens must now reevaluate their adult lives and relationships after one of them passes away.

Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: (516) 764-6000 •

6 Gold Coast Arts Center Film Screening: Deconstructing the Beatles — The Birth of the Beatles

Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

From “Love Me Do” to “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Deconstructing the Beatles traces the band’s remarkable story through the year of 1963 as they create their first hit singles and albums, with a film screening and an educational journey led by musicologist Scott Freiman. 

Where: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info & Tickets:
(516) 829-2570 •

7 The Wallflowers

Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning roots-rock band, The Wallflowers, will perform their many hits, including “One Headlight,” “6th Avenue Heartache” and “The Difference.”   

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: (631) 673-7300 •


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