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

Grace McQuade

Countess Luann and her Holiday Cabaret Show

Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.

Luann de Lesseps (a.k.a. Countess Luann) is a reality television star, author, actress, singer and an original cast member of Bravo’s hit TV show, “The Real Housewives of New York.” After rave reviews of her first cabaret show, #CountessAndFriends at Feinstein’s 54 Below, de Lesseps returns with her holiday concert.

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

2 Musical: ‘White Christmas’

Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. (same times on Dec. 28-30)

Enjoy the Irving Berlin classic the weekend before Christmas that features the title song that puts everyone into the holiday spirit. 

Where: Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main Street, Smithtown
Info & Tickets: (866) 811-4111 •

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti’s 2nd Annual Long Island Christmas

Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. 

Known by fans from Brooklyn to Bayshore, “America’s Got Talent” singing finalist Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti will perform holiday hits along with special guest Blaise “Biagio” Benevenga.

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

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 and 7 p.m. (ongoing performances through Dec. 29)

Celebrate the season with Long Island’s own holiday tradition and winner for Best Play. Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through the past, present and future that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas.

Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
Info & Tickets: (631) 928-9100 •

Long Island Comedy

Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.

Instead of Ho Ho Ho, you will hear a lot of Ha Ha Ha at this holiday comedy show with stand-up performers Talia Reese, Steve Lazarus and Andy Pitz at Long Island’s historic supper club. 

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

6 Christmas Eve Dinner at the Mansion

Monday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with loved ones at this Christmas Eve dinner that features a four-course menu complete with live music and a festive atmosphere to welcome Christmas.

Where: The Mansion at Glen Cove, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove
Info & Tickets: (516) 671-6400 •

David Glukh

Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m.

David Glukh will perform an afternoon of klezmer, jazz and holiday classics on his signature piccolo trumpet accompanied by piano. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

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

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