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

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1 Stars & Stripes Racing Festival

Saturday, July 6, gates open at 11 a.m., first post at 1 p.m.

Spend the holiday weekend at Belmont Park, where there will be live racing features with five graded stakes headlined by the first legs of the new Turf Triple Series. Make your reservations in the Garden Terrace to get a gourmet meal and the best view of all the day’s action.

Where: Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Info & Tickets: 718-641-4700 belmontstakes.com

2 The Fast Lane Eagles Tribute

Saturday, July 6 at 8 p.m.

The Fast Lane Eagles Tribute has been heralded as the most authentic sounding Eagles tribute in the country. With three lead vocalists performing flawless reproductions of songs by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh, the experience of seeing the band in concert is matched only by seeing the Eagles themselves — from the incredible guitar lines of “Hotel California,” to the beautiful vocal harmonies of “Lying Eyes” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”

Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
Info & Tickets: 631-928-9100 theatrethree.com

3 Live Theater: ‘Pippin’

Saturday, July 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 at 2:30 p.m. (ongoing performances through July 21)

With an unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz, “Pippin” is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, “Pippin” continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Where: Broadhollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
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nfo & Tickets: 516-775-4420 • broadhollow.org

4 Live Theater: ‘42nd Street’

Saturday, July 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 at 3 p.m. (ongoing performances through Aug. 18)

“On the avenue, I’m taking you to… 42nd Street.” One of the most classic and beloved tales, “42nd Street” tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Where: Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown
Info & Tickets: 631-724-3700 smithtownpac.org

5 Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World

Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Rock band Third Eye Blind will bring their hits like “Semi-Charmed Life,” “How’s It Going to Be” and “Jumper” to Jones Beach Theater, sharing the stage with Jimmy Eat World, whose top tracks include “The Middle” and “Sweetness,” along with special guest Ra Ra Riot.

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh
Info & Tickets: 866-558-8468 or 516-785-1600 • jonesbeach.com

6 Better Than Ezra

Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m.

Alternative rock band Better Than Ezra that hails from New Orleans will play their greatest hits, such as “Desperately Wanting,” “Good,” “Crazy Lucky” and more, with special guests Brett Newski and The No Tomorrow. 

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: 631-673-7300 paramountny.com

7 Live Theater: ‘Saturday Night Fever

Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. (ongoing performances through Aug. 25)

Based on the 1977 blockbuster film, “Saturday Night Fever” whisks audiences back to the 1970s, where open shirts, bell-bottoms, and disco were all the rage, and features music by the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “How Deep Is Your Love.”

Where: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Info & Tickets: 631-261-2900 engemantheater.com

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