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

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

Musical: “The King and I”

Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. (performances through Oct. 15)

This 1952 Tony Award winner for Best Musical is based on “Anna and the King of Siam,” a 1944 novel about a British schoolteacher brought to Siam to tutor the king’s children. The musical score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features the songs “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You” and the showstopper “Shall We Dance”

Where: Broadhollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont
Info & Tickets: (516) 775-4420 •

Shades of Bublé
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. 

This three-man tribute to Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bublé combines big-band, jazz and popular standards, as well as the crooner’s signature hits, such as “Sway,” “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “Feeling Good.”

Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
Info & Tickets: (718) 631-6311 •

Stage Performance: “Silent Sky”

Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7: 30 p.m. (through Sunday, Oct. 8 at various times)

Featuring the students of the Department of Theatre, “Silent Sky” is the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt that explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, yet when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. 

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

Autumn Sculpture Stroll

Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Take a walk through the grounds at the museum where different sculptures are featured in each of these semi-annual strolls.  The event is limited to 50 people — meet on the front terrace of the museum. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Register at    

Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor
Info: (516) 484-9337 •

Bill Clinton at Tilles Center
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The 42nd President of the United States and founder of the Clinton Foundation will be in conversation with moderator Steve Israel, chairman of the Global Institute at Long Island University.
Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info & Tickets: (516) 299-3100 •

Bruno Mars at Nassau Coliseum

Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.  

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter Bruno Mars will bring his 24K Magic World Tour to Long Island, performing his greatest hits — from “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade,” to “Uptown Funk” and “That’s What I Like.”
Where: NYCB Live, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale
Info & Tickets: (516) 231-4848 or (800) 745-3000 •

The B-52s Presented by K98.3 FM

Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. 

Considered one of the world’s greatest party bands for the past 40 years, the B-52s are sure to bring the house down with their classics, such as “Rock Lobster,” “Private Idaho,” “Love Shack,” “Roam” and more.

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

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