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


Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg returns to Landmark with his Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, an interactive experience in which the audience creates in real time the set list he and his four piece group will play that night.

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

Kansas— 40th Anniversary Point of Know Return Tour

Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

One of America’s iconic rock bands, Kansas will celebrate 40 years together at this concert where they will perform their many hits, including two one million-selling gold singles, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” 

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

3 TOTO — 40 Trips Around the Sun

Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

The rock music ensemble TOTO is also celebrating their 40th anniversary and will perform their greatest hits — from “Africa” and “Hold the Line,” to “Rosanna” and “I’ll Be Over You.”

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

New Exhibit: Wild Kingdom — Hunt Slonem and a Hundred Years of Animal Art

Saturday, Nov. 17 through March 3 (check museum website for daily hours)

From Picasso’s bullfights to Babar, art history is a menagerie of lions, dogs, cats, horses and birds of all kinds that you will see at this exhibit. Described as an adventure, the exhibition spotlights the work of Hunt Slonem, one of the foremost living artists who depicts animals and their dazzling environments.   

Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Info: (516) 484-9337 •

5 Live Production: ‘Next to Normal’

Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
(ongoing performances through Dec. 8)

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Next to Normal” tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness has on her family. The musical addresses the timely issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, and the underbelly of suburban life.

Where: Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset
Info & Tickets: (516) 694-3330 •

6 Kupferberg Presents: Killer Queen

Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.

As moviegoers enjoy the recently released feature film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” this tribute concert celebrates the music of Queen with Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, belting out the band’s memorable songs, including the rock anthem “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody to Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “You’re My Best Friend” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Where: Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, Colden Auditorium,
153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing
Info & Tickets: (718) 793-8080 •

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

In this special performance, actors and comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short will present a variety of musical sketches and conversations on their iconic careers and most memorable encounters, with the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and renowned jazz pianist and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” band member Jeff Babko, accompanying them live on stage.

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


  1. Hi, please note there is a typo on the Steve Martin & Martin Short listing… the venue web domain should read rather than



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