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

Sophie B. Hawkins: A Concert  In Support of Growing Love Community Garden

Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m.

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins will perform her highest-charting singles, such as “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover,” “Right Beside You,” “As I Lay Me Down” and “Lose Your Way,” in support of Growing Love Community Garden in Manorhaven. 

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

2 Paul Anka — Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way

Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m.

The Anka Sings Sinatra tour honors an artist who has influenced Paul Anka more than anyone else throughout his career, Frank Sinatra. The performance will feature the hits that have spanned Anka’s 60 years in music, including the memorable “My Way.”

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

3 John Tesh: Songs and Stories from the Grand Piano

Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m.

To celebrate Garden City’s 150th anniversary, Adelphi welcomes home Garden City native John Tesh.  Whether at the solo piano, with a 12-piece ‘big band’ or an 80 piece orchestra, Tesh creates a unique journey for concert fans filled with music and storytelling. For this special homecoming concert, he will be joined by students from the Garden City High School chorus.

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

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts Presents: ‘Evita’

Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. (ongoing performances through June 23)

“Evita” charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934 and 1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America. The music by Andrew Lloyd Webber includes the show-stopping number “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”

Where: Smithtown PAC, 2 East Main St., Smithtown
Info & Tickets: 631-724-3700 •

Gold Coast Arts Center Film Screening: ‘Non-Fiction’

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.

French stars Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite in this slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, “Non-Fiction” traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction.

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

Al Stewart

Wednesday, May 15 at 8 p.m.

Scottish-born singer-songwriter Al Stewart will be playing selections from his deep catalog, including the favorites “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages.”

Where: My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn
Info & Tickets: 516-413-3535 •

7 On the Record Community Forum on Health Care featuring Michael Dowling

Thursday, May 16, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The next On the Record Community Forum is Health Care: Where We Are… Where We Are Going with featured panelist Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health.   

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset / Info: 516-307-1045 •

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