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

KISS: End of the Road World Tour

Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, known for their larger-than-life, blistering performances of classic songs like “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” have said that this tour is devoted to their millions of KISS “Army” fans.

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

The Paramount Comedy Series presents: Joel McHale

Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m.

The comedian, actor, writer and television producer known for hosting E!’s “The Soup,” portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom “Community,” and starring in films such as “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” and “Ted,” will perform his latest stand-up show.

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

3 Planting Fields Perambulation

Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate the start of spring with a brisk, 4-5 mile, moderate-hilly hike along the wooded trails of this Long Island gem, where you can stay to see the greenhouses and Camellia House.  Meet in the parking lot closest to the entrance.

Where: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Info & Registration: 631-223-3427 •

4 What Would Petula Do? A Tribute to Petula Clark

Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.

International concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan charts the course of Petula Clark’s extraordinary career by performing her well-known songs, including “I Know a Place,” “Color My World,” “This is My Song,” and her signature hit, “Downtown.”

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

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 25: Actor John Mulaney attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Sid Jacobson JCC’s Eat. Bid. Laugh!

Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

Sid Jacobson JCC will host its annual Eat. Bid. Laugh! An Auction & Epicurean Event.  This year’s festivities include a performance by Emmy Award-winning comedian John Mulaney, tastings from top local restaurants, and extensive silent auction prizes.

Where: Fresh Meadow Country Club, 255 Lakeville Road, Lake Success
Info & Tickets: 516-484-1545 ext. 141 •

6 Trial: A Benefit-Staged Reading Presented By WellLife Network

Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. 

“Trial” tells the provocative, true story of a young woman waiting for judgment in the bureaucratic system of the afterlife where she finds herself in the role of judge and jury to determine the eternal fate of her father, the man responsible for her abuse and death.

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

Experience Hendrix

Thursday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Experience Hendrix, the critically-acclaimed, multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix’s musical genius, returns with its biggest tour ever. What began as a single tribute show at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000 has blossomed into a full-fledged concert experience that has thrilled countless fans across the U.S.

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

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