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

Tony Bennett

Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

Beloved crooner Tony Bennett, known for the hits “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” and his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” will perform for two nights. 

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

2 Musical: “Dreamgirls”

Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. (ongoing performances through June 17)

Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes and The Shirelles, the musical follows the story of a female singing trio from Chicago called “The Dreams” and the behind-the-scenes drama on their road to stardom. 

Where: Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown
Info & Tickets: (631) 724-3700 •

The Fab Faux: “The Beatles in Love & The Beatles in Rock”

Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

On the day when the world will be watching a royal wedding, this evening concert will honor British music royalty as The Fab Faux takes the stage to perform the Beatles’ many love ballads and rock songs. 

Where: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info & Tickets: (516) 283-5566 •

4 Aztec Two Step: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

One of acoustic music’s most enduring acts, Aztec Two-Step masterfully interprets and performs the timeless harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel — songs from “Mrs. Robinson” and “Kodachrome,” to “The Sound of Silence” and “Bridge over Troubled Water.”    

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

Jackson Browne

Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m.

If you never saw Jackson Browne perform live in concert, this is your opportunity to hear the rocker play all his greatest hits, including “Running on Empty,” “Take it Easy,” “The Load-Out,” “Stay,” and many more.   

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

6 Gold Coast Arts Center Film Screening: “Hearts Beat Loud”

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. 

In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father and daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college. Through their music, they begin to connect in new ways and, in turn, both learn about growing up, letting go, and the power of music.

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

70th Anniversary of the State of Israel: A Cultural Celebration

Thursday, May 24, 7 to 9 p.m.

This event, marking Israel’s 70th year as a nation, is presented in partnership with Sen. Elaine Phillips and includes a Q&A and book signing with author Francine Klagsbrun, recipient of the National Jewish Book Council’s Book of the Year for “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel.”  Preferred seating will be offered to those who pre-purchase the book.  Although this is a free event, RSVP is required.     

Where: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info & to RSVP: (516) 829-2570 •

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