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

Grace McQuade

The Monkees featuring Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz

Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m.

Hey, hey, the Monkees are back on Long Island. Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz will play all of their campy classics, including “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville.”

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

2 The Musical Box Premieres: A Genesis Extravaganza

Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. 

The Musical Box will present a tribute to the English rock group who made it big in the 1980s with hits such as “The Land of Confusion,” “Turn it on Again,” “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” and “Follow You, Follow Me.”

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

3 ‘West Side Story’ in Concert

Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m.

“Something’s Coming” to the Madison Theatre and it’s this award-winning musical inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” as a young man and woman who are each related to two opposing New York City gangs fall in love while singing the classic songs “Maria,” “Somewhere,” and “Tonight.”

Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
Info & Tickets: 516-323-4444 •

Echoes — 60th Anniversary Exhibit and Artists’ Reception

Sunday, March 10, 2 to 5:30 p.m. 

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Long Island Craft Guild will present a special exhibition, “Echoes,” in which artists used a variety of materials to create art that echoes of personal experiences and inspirations.  The afternoon will feature a gallery talk at 2 p.m., followed by an artists’ reception at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
Info: 631 462-5400 •

Mostly Beethoven featuring the Shanghai Quartet

Sunday, March 10 at 4 p.m. 

The incomparable Shanghai Quartet, known worldwide for its passionate musicality, plush sound and impressive technique, is celebrating its 35th anniversary season. Listen to music you want to hear — performed from the heart.

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info & Tickets: 516-299-3100 •

The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: Kevin James

Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m.

The Long Island comic who stars in the TV sitcoms, “The King of Queens” and “Kevin Can Wait,” and the films, “Zookeeper” and “Hitch,” will perform his latest stand-up show. 

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

7 ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’

Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at 3 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. (ongoing performances through April 28)

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, “Gentleman’s Guide” tells the uproarious story of an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way.

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

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