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


The Sounds of Cinema

Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Sounds of Cinema takes the audience on a multimedia tour of 20th-century compositions either scored or re-purposed for films.  Excerpts of classic movies will be projected while the Capital Symphony Orchestra enhances the drama with the complementary film scores.  The range of the concert spans from somber (Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”) to thriller (Bernard Hermann’s “Psycho Suite”).

Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City
Info & Tickets: (516) 877-4000 •

An Evening with “A Bronx Tale’s” Bobby Conte Thornton with special guest
Chazz Palminteri

Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.

Direct from the hit Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale,” written by Chazz Palminteri and directed by Robert De Niro, Bobby Conte Thornton brings his acclaimed concert, “Blame It on My Youth,” to Landmark. In addition to the full concert with a four-piece band, Thornton sits down with Palminteri live on stage to talk about their unique collaboration of working together on his life story.

Where: Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, 232 Main St., Port Washington
Info & Tickets: (516) 767-1384 •

3 Long Island Whiskey and Craft Spirits Fest

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Long Island Whiskey Fest is a perfect opportunity for spirit enthusiasts to socialize while learning about amazing craft whiskies and spirits from distillers. The event will showcase over 150 styles of whiskey, spirits and local beer, making it a great place to discover new libations. 

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

PUSH Physical Theatre’s “Dracula”

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

PUSH Physical Theatre will perform the legendary tale of “Dracula” as never seen before. The powerful, site-specific production will take place in Castle Gould’s Black Box Theater. Seating is limited so order tickets now.

Where: Sands Point Preserve, Castle Gould, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info & Tickets: (516) 571-7901

5 Ellie Kemper at Book Revue

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

Best known for her roles in NBC’s “The Office” and Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Ellie Kemper is coming to Book Revue to speak about and sign copies of her new book of essays, “My Squirrel Days,” a funny, free-wheeling tour of her life — from growing up in suburban St. Louis with a crush on David Letterman, to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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

Gala 2018! The Stars Come Out!

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Gold Coast Arts Center is rolling out the red carpet at this event that begins with cocktails, delicious food, music, and a silent auction, followed by “A Conversation with Robert Wagner,” in which the actor will discuss his career.  The gala benefits the Gold Coast Arts Center and Gold Coast International Film Festival.

Where: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info & Tickets: (516) 829-2570

7 George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

Special guest President George W. Bush will join Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century and the power of freedom.

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


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