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

Grace McQuade

Dance Adelphi and Spring Dance at Hofstra

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. (Adelphi); Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. (Hofstra)

Celebrate the arrival of spring with these two series of performances: the students of Adelphi University’s Department of Dance performing iconic works by legendary choreographer Martha Graham that include ballet and modern dance, as well as Hofstra University’s Spring 2019 Faculty Dance concert.

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

Hofstra University, Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead / Info & Tickets: 516-463-6644 •

Clint Black: Still Killin’ Time 30th Anniversary Tour

Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.

Country music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clint Black will bring all of his greatest hits to this one-night show — from  “A Better Man” and “Killin’ Time,” to “Life Gets Away” and “Summer’s Comin.’”

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

3 John Pizzarelli — A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole

Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli will celebrate Nat King Cole’s centennial by performing timeless songs from his two albums dedicated to the music legend, Dear Mr. Cole and P.S. Mr. Cole, including “Unforgettable,” “L-O-V-E,” “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons,” “Embraceable You” and “Smile.”

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

REO Speedwagon

Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

Formed in 1967, REO Speedwagon cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the ‘80s with 13 Top 40 hits, including the No. 1 songs “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight this Feeling.” 

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

5 Dave Davies of The Kinks

Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

Ranked amongst Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Dave Davies is best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist and vocalist for the English rock band The Kinks, who brought us the classic songs “You Really Got Me,” “Lola,” “Destroyer” and “Tired of Waiting for You.”

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

6 The Paramount Comedy Series presents: Bob Saget

Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

While most people know Bob Saget for his star runs in the successful television programs “Full House,” “Americas Funniest Home Videos” and the current Netflix series “Fuller House,” he has also been a stand-up comic for the past 30 years and will perform his latest show on Long Island.

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

7 Author E.L. James with ‘The Mister’

Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, E.L. James will sign copies of her new novel, “The Mister.” From the heart of London, through rural Cornwall, to the forbidding beauty of the Balkans, “The Mister” introduces a new cast of characters who embark on a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire.  Tickets, which include a copy of the book, are $16.95 and available for purchase by stopping by or calling
the bookstore.

Where: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave.
Huntington / Info & Tickets:
631-271-1442 •

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