The top seven events for the coming week

The Island Now

A quick look at what’s happening this week on Long Island. 


1) A Spring Fling with Pink Martini

Sunday, March 13, 8 p.m.

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world ,Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. Twenty years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows.

Where: Landmark On Main Street

232 Main Street, Suite 1 Port Washington

Info: (516) 767-1384, ext. 101 •

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2) David Ignatius

Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m.

Bestselling author and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius presents “How To Fix The World: A Foreign Policy For The Future” Sunday at Temple Emanuel. Ignatius has covered nearly every Washington beat, from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol Hill as well as global politics, the Middle East, and economics. He turned his experiences with the CIA into nine thrilling bestsellers. 

Where: Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel

150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck

Info: (516) 482-5701 •

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3) Howie Mandel

Friday, March 11, 8 p.m.

Before Howie Mandel became Hollywood’s go-to TV host, he carved a career as one of North America’s sharpest comic presences. Whether he was wrapping a latex glove around his head and inflating it with his nose or honing the high-pitched voice that would give life to the titular character of Bobby’s World and Gizmo from Gremlins, Mandel’s standup act made even the most stoic viewers crack into laughter. 

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Road


Info: (516) 247-5200 

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4) The Alan Kelly Gang

Sunday, March 13, 3  p.m.

Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed traditional Irish music band from the west of Ireland and Scotland. Fronted by Ireland’s piano accordion maestro, The Alan Kelly Gang has firmly established itself as one of Ireland’s leading contemporary traditional music groups. Its strong dynamics, driving rhythms and buoyant harmonies will draw even the most fainthearted listener into the passion that they put into the music they play.

Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center

Westermann Stage, 1 South Avenue, Garden City

Info: (516) 877-4000 •


5) Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, March 12, 8 p.m. 

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under the guidance of conductor Dmitry Yablonsky and featuring renowned cellist prodigy Danielle Akta, will play a selection of classical standards when they take the stage Sunday at the Tilles Center, including Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture; Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor; and Brahms Symphony No. 2. Single ticket prices are $103, $78 and $53.

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville

Info: (516) 299-3100 •


6) Meat Loaf

Tuesday, March 15, 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 17, 8 p.m.

The man behind such hits as “You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth,” “Bat Out of Hell,” “I’ll Do Anything For Love” and the ubiquitous “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” will return to Long Island this week. Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, TX, Meatloaf also has a host of acting roles on his resumé, including starring as Eddie in the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and as doomed Robert Paulson in “Fight Club.”

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington

Info: (631) 673-7300, ext. 303 •

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7) Colin Quinn

Saturday, March 12, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Quinn has navigated his career from MTV’s “Remote Control” to SNL to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd” to Broadway with one-man shows “An Irish Wake” and “Long Story Short.” He’s been off Broadway as well with his shows “Unconstitutional” and “New York Story.” His web series “Cop Show” can be seen on, his first and last book, “The Coloring Book,” is now out and he recently starred as Amy Schumer’s father in the film “Trainwreck.”

Where: Governors’ Comedy Club 90 Division Ave.


Info: (516) 731-3358


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