The top seven events for the coming week


A quick look at what’s happening this week on Long Island. 


1) Karen Mason

Friday, April 1, 7 p.m.

Broadway World Entertainer of the Year Karen Mason returns to Landmark with her critically acclaimed show “Mason’s Makin’ Music.”  With numbers from Broadway and the Great American Songbook, “Mason’s Makin’ Music” celebrates the music of our lives and recently had a sold-out seven-week run at the legendary New York City cabaret Don’t Tell Mama. 

Where: Landmark On Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington

Info: (516) 767-1384, ext. 101 •

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2) Adelphi Symphony Orchestra: Bach

Friday, April 1, 8 p.m. 

Under the direction of Grammy-nominated music director Christopher Lyndon-Gee, the Adelphi Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Bach concert, featuring performers from the university’s faculty. Mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, tenor Jonathan Goodman, flutist Linda DiMartino Wetherill, piccolo trumpet player Thomas Verchot, harpsichord professor Elaine Comparone and lute and guitar professor William Zito will all be featured.

Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Westermann Stage, 1 South Avenue, Garden City

Info: (516) 877-4000 •


3) Joe Satriani

Friday, April 1, 8 p.m. 

Joe Satriani is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies. Friday he presents “From Surfing to Shockwave, Celebrating 30 Years of Mind Bending Guitar DareDevilry.”

Where: Tilles Center For The Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville

Info: (516) 299-3100 •


4) Sinbad

Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m.

Born David Adkins, the comedian known as Sinbad has established himself as one of the nation’s best known family-friendly comics, something that had led to roles both on television and the movie screen, including appearances in the films  “Necessary Roughness,” “Houseguest,” “First Kid,” “Jingle All the Way” and “Good Burger.”

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury

Info: (516) 247-5200 • 


5) Your Big Break Finals

Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m.

Come see the three performers as they take the stage for music business execs, producers, radio and TV personalities and more. The winner, as chosen by judges and audience members, will win prizes and recognition that can help boost their music career. Remember, your votes will count in determining the winner! Finalists include: Frankel Sisters, Jaclyn Manfredi, and Matt Grabowski.

Where: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck

Info: (516) 829-2570 •


6) Word Up: Long Island LitFest

Sunday, April 3, 1 to 6 p.m.

A one-of-a-kind event for Long Island book lovers, Word Up: Long Island LitFest is the area’s preeminent literary festival – an intimate day of live readings by your favorite best-selling authors, award-winning writers and columnists. Join us as each writer takes a turn at the microphone to read an essay or memoir excerpt. You’ll laugh, you may cry – you will definitely be entertained and enlightened.

Where: The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre

Info: (516) 323-4444 •


7) The Cult

Wednesday, April 6, 8 p.m.

Touring in support of their 10th full album “Hidden City,” The Cult return to Long Island this week. Fronted by singer Ian Astbury, The Cult long ago established themselves as one of the preeminent hard rock outfits of the 1980s and early 90s, producing of string of radio friendly hits including “Wild Flower,” Fire Woman” and the iconic “She Sells Sanctuary.”

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington

Info: (631) 673-7300 ext. 303 • 


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