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

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

Hot Autumn Nights: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone and More!

Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. 

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, known for classic songs in the 1960s and early ‘70s such as “There’s A Kind of Hush” and “I’m Into Something Good,” will be joined by The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, and Peter Tork of The Monkees at this concert that will be performed in the full round.  

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

The Psychedelic Furs with Special Guest Bash & Pop
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.

With the advent of MTV in the early ‘80s, the Furs took off into the stratosphere with hits like “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” and “Pretty in Pink,” the song John Hughes built the classic film of the same name around.  After a brief hiatus in the ‘90s, the band regrouped in the new millennium and is still going strong. 

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

Smokey Robinson Gala

Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

Spend a special evening with the legendary singer-songwriter whose eternally silky smooth voice is instantly recognizable. Prepare to hear all his hits — from “My Girl” and “The Tears of a Clown” to “Ooo Baby Baby” and “I Second That Emotion.” 

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

An Afternoon with Bruce Hornsby  

Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. 

Multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career, with a string of chart-topping songs including “The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain,” and “The End of the Innocence.”  

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

Hempstead House Haunt: Dante’s Inferno
Wednesday, Oct. 25-Friday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 29-Tuesday, Oct. 31, 7-11 p.m. 

Hempstead House will transform into a hellish interpretation of one of the greatest pieces of western literature. Experience Dante’s journey in this emotionally charged installation as you explore the hallways, rooms, and vast basement. It promises to be a wicked whirlwind of stunning visuals, hauntingly vivid original imagery, and powerful symbolism.  Also enjoy the Halloween Ball at Hempstead House on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Where: Sand Point Preserve Conservancy, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info & Tickets: (516) 571-7901 •

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. 

Listen to two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones, who exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically-acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone put her on its cover twice in two years, and “Saturday Night Live” gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. 

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

Haunted Halloween Nights

Thursday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Oct. 29, 7-10 p.m. 

For the first time ever, Coe Hall opens its majestic doors to celebrate Halloween with its Haunted House, which will thrill you with exciting special effects, frightening ghosts, live music from Jack Kohl, and performances throughout each evening. $20 non-members/$10 members.

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

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