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

1 Crosby Stills Nash & Young Tribute
Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.  

CSNsongs is a group of seven seasoned musicians who perform all of the timeless Crosby Stills Nash & Young hits — music that was born at the famous Woodstock Music Festival in the summer of 1969, when Crosby Stills and Nash hit the stage and changed the face of folk rock music forever.

Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
Info & Tickets: (516) 323-4444 •

2 Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood
Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.  

These two country music icons will bring their classic songs together for one night. 

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

New Exhibit: Fool the Eye 
Saturday, Nov. 18 through March 4, 2018

Get ready to be amazed by an exhibition filled with optical illusions and artistic sleight of hand. Trompe l’oeil, hypnotic abstractions, perceptual illusions, mind-bending impossibilities and more. Artists include Salvador Dali, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz and many others. 

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

New Exhibit: From Frankenthaler to Warhol — Art of the ’60s and ’70s  
Saturday, Nov. 18 through March 11, 2018

This exhibition features a broad survey of the period, highlighting its diverse representational and abstract styles, including color field, minimalism, pop, and photorealism.   

Where: Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 351-3250 •

Almost Queen
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

Donning genuine costumes, the four piece band, Almost Queen, recaptures the live energy and precision that is the penultimate Queen experience, belting out hits that have become rock anthems, including “We Will Rock You,” “Killer Queen,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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

A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein Featuring the South Shore Symphony
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

Celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the South Shore Symphony with featured performer, 23-year-old pianist Baron Fenwick, will perform Bernstein’s Second Symphony, “The Age of Anxiety” and “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.” The program also includes Ira Gerswhin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist, Dmitry Glivinskiy. 

Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
Info & Tickets: (516) 323-4444 •

7 Debby Boone: Swing This! with The Diva Jazz Horns
Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.

Debby Boone earned instant fame when her signature song, “You Light Up My Life,” became one of the biggest hits of 1977, charting at No. 1 on the Billboard top 100. After multiple Grammy wins and nominations over the years, she continues to grow her reputation as a singer of the Great American Songbook, with her release of Reflections of Rosemary, an intimate tribute to her late mother-in-law Rosemary Clooney, and with her new big band show Swing This, a tribute to Las Vegas in the 1960s.

Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
Info & Tickets: (718) 631-6311 •

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