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

Grace McQuade

Aaron Neville Duo

Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. 

The R&B and soul vocalist and musician, who delivered hits such as “Don’t Know Much,” “All My Life” and “Everybody Plays the Fool” during his 50-year career, will perform his classics and music from his latest solo album, Apache, along with keyboard player Michael Goods.

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

2 Unforgettable Fire & 42: Tributes to U2 and Coldplay

Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.

The beats of “Beautiful Day” and “Viva La Vida” will be heard at this concert that pays tribute to these two iconic rock bands from across the pond — U2 hailing from Ireland and Coldplay from the U.K. — performed by the bands Unforgettable Fire and 42.

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

The Outlaws

Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.

Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws became known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies. At this show, they will perform many of their classic hits, from “There Goes Another Love Song’” to “Green Grass & High Tides,” along with new music. 

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

David Rudolf & Jerry Buting: Inside the Staircase and the Making of a Murder

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.

Attorneys David Rudolf and Jerry Buting from the Netflix docuseries, “The Staircase” and “Making a Murderer,” will join forces for a riveting night of behind-the-scenes insight into how police and prosecutors tipped the scales of justice in their efforts to convict Michael Peterson, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. The evening is a must for true crime fans.

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

5 The Garden in Winter with a Winter Stroll
Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m.

Sundays in the Garden is a year-long speaker series with experts in the field of horticulture and design. Join Vincent Simeone on this day as he highlights the many wonders of the winter landscape in a presentation with slides and a stroll.  Copies of his books, including “Great Landscape Evergreens” and “Wonders of the Winter Landscape,” will be available for purchase.  Registration required.  Fee: $12 (members $10).

Where: Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson
Info & Registration: (516) 484-8603 •

6 Reception & Art Exhibit: Chinese Artists in America

Sunday, Jan. 13, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join the opening reception of Chinese Artists in America that will include Chinese string instruments, traditional Chinese refreshments and, of course, the new exhibition, which features eight Chinese artists and their work that will be on display until March 30.   

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

7 Musical: ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’

Thursday, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. (ongoing performances through March 3)

“Buddy” tells the true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later.  The show will have you on your feet and “send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high” (The Boston Globe).

Where: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Info & Tickets: 631-261-2900 •

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