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

Grace McQuade

Norm Lewis

Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. 

The Broadway star who appeared in the NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper, will perform fan favorites and songs from his debut solo album, “This is the Life!”

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

2 Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

Through the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. In his stage show, Hanna will show footage from his worldwide adventures and bring an array of animals, including cheetahs, kangaroos, and penguins, in a “wild” experience you won’t want to miss.

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

Valentine’s Night Cabaret

Saturday, Feb. 16, 7 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one — along with Tony Award-winning composer Steven Lutvak and performers Scarlett Strallen and Kevin Massey — at this special evening that includes cocktails, dinner, the concert, and dessert with the artists.

Where: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, Hempstead House
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info & Tickets: 516-571-7901 •

Camellia Festival

Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (snow date is Feb. 24)

Enjoy live music with Alan & Hugo and the Quatrain Barbershop Quartet throughout the day and a short walking tour of the blooms in Camellia House at 1 and 3 p.m. $10 entrance fee; members and children are free.

Where: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Info: 516-922-8678 •



An Evening with The Neal Morse Band
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.

Singer, guitarist and keyboardist Neal Morse, along with drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette, will perform music from their The Similitude of a Dream album, which critics hailed as “a masterpiece,” and their recent release, The Great Adventure.

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

Dane Cook ‘Tell It Like It Is’

Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

Dane Cook has maintained his reputation as one of today’s most prolific stand-up comedians with his acerbic wit and provocative, on-fire comedic insight, while simultaneously establishing himself as a charismatic and versatile actor in a variety of film and television projects.

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

Community Forum Series:
Laura Curran

Thursday, Feb. 21,
7:30 to 9 p.m. 

Blank Slate Media and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock will launch their Community Forum Series with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who will answer topical questions posed by Blank Slate Media publisher Steven Blank and then from the audience.  Admission is free, but register to reserve a space.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Road,

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