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

1964: The Tribute

Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m.

1964 recreates an early ‘60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched, earning the four-man group the distinction of being called the “best Beatles’ tribute on Earth” from Rolling Stone magazine. 

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

2 The Long Island Home Show

Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Home Show brings together homeowners with local and national companies for two full days of ideas, resources and expert advice. At this free event, visitors can talk to home improvement professionals, interact directly with brand name manufacturers and retailers, and explore exhibits of kitchens, baths, solar installations and more.

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

3 Don Quixote — Russian National Ballet

Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m.

In his library, the old nobleman Don Quixote sits over his books, which tell him of distant times of knighthood.  Soon he believes himself called to knightly deeds and sails forth into the world to seek adventures.  The story goes on a comical quest for love, honor, and dignity brought to life by the Russian National Ballet.

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

HMTC Film Screening: ‘Defining Moments’

Sunday, March 31, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The documentary, “Defining Moments: The Civil Rights Movement in North Hempstead,” highlights the true stories of confrontation and courage throughout the Civil Rights Movement in North Hempstead, which was an epicenter of change during this tumultuous time. Attending the screening will be guest speakers including Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Councilwoman Lee Seeman, and the film’s director, Alan Ginsburg.

Where: Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove
Info & Tickets: 516-571-8040 •

5 The Platters with special guest Bradd Marquis

Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m.

One of the most successful vocal groups of all time, the Platters are as popular today as they were when they first burst onto the world stage 50 years ago, with 40 singles making an appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Twilight Time,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Only You,” “You Send Me” and “Twistin’ the Night Away.”

Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, The OLBS Theater
34-45 202 St., Bayside / Info & Tickets: 718-595-2905 •

6 Ron Darling

Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. (Book Revue) and Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. (Barnes and Noble)

Join one of these evenings with former starting pitcher for the New York Mets and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling as he speaks about and signs copies of his new memoir, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game.”

Where: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: 631-271-1442 •

Barnes and Noble, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Info: 516-741-9850 •

7 GCAC Film Screening: ‘Wild Prairie Rose’

Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. 

Set in the 1950s, this film tells the story of a woman named Rose who must return home to care for her ailing mother.  Back home, she befriends a deaf man, who teaches her the many ways to communicate. In coming home, Rose discovers herself, finds love, and learns to appreciate the life she left behind.

Where: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info & Tickets: 516-829-2570 •

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