Things to do on Long Island this weekend include a Harry Chapin documentary screening, a performance by the Atlantic Wind Symphony, and more.
The Weekender: 18 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend
UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY: CELEBRATING ALL ABILITIES IN THE ARTS
Join together in a night of music and art in support of the neurodivergent community. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org $15-$25. 6 p.m. May 5.
LONG ISLAND FAIRY FESTIVAL
Build a fairy house, patronize fairy art, and mingle with other fairy enthusiasts. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $15-$100. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6.
Veteran New York-based variety performer and physical comedian David Engel has been delighting audiences since 1989 with his special blend of theatrical clown and slapstick antics. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org $25-$28. 11 a.m. May 6.
ONE FUNNY LISA MARIE
With her signature hair clip and Brooklyn accent, Lisa’s hysterical daily musings on life and parenthood have kept everyone laughing through quarantine. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown, govs.com $25-$75. 12 p.m., 3 p.m. May 6.
HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING
While most people know Chapin for his music, including his classic song “Cat’s in the Cradle,” he contributed much more than is commonly known to the community and world around us. Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame, 97 Main St, Stony Brook, limusichalloffame.org Free with admission. 2 p.m. May 6.
The British punk pioneers are touring on the 40th anniversary of their second album. City Baby’s Revenge. Opening is MDC and Niis. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Bwy., Amityville, amityvillemusichall.org $23. 7 p.m. May 6.
A ROCK ‘N DOO-WOP SPECTACULAR
Stars of this show reveling in the classics are The Duprees, The Vogues, Bobby Wilson, The Coasters, Eddie Holman and Vinnie Medugno. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $49-$69. 7 p.m. May 6.
YouTube sensation-turned-globe-trotting performer Miranda Sings is bringing her talents to Long Island as she puts on a worthwhile show for her so-called Mirfandas—a dedicated bunch that has followed her meteoric rise on the Internet. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $35, $45 & $90. 7:30 p.m. May 6.
BACHATA FEST OF LONG ISLAND
Make sure to wear your dancing shoes when this festival of music from the Dominican Republic takes the stage. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $80-$272. 8 p.m. May 6.
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village, 34 West Main St., Babylon, argyletheatre.com $21. May 6-June 19.
PLAINVIEW-OLD BETHPAGE SPRINGFEST
Children’s activities, vendors, food, pickleball tournament, rides, and more! Rain or shine. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, pobcoc.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7.
BOOGIE FOR THE BOOBIES
Six bands play this fundraiser to help find a cure for breast cancer. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 89northmusic.com $20-$25. 1 p.m. May 7.
Playing unique, high-spirited takes on a wide variety of popular music from the last 100 years, Mr. Rooster has finally begun performing and recording its own music. Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame, 97 Main St, Stony Brook, limusichalloffame.org Free with museum admission. 3 p.m. May 7.
ATLANTIC WIND SYMPHONY
This symphony celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Patchogue Theatre with the greatest hits of 1923. Music from the long tradition of cinema, vaudeville, silent movies, musical theater, community singalongs, and more have reverberated in this beautiful hall for a century. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org Free. 3 p.m. May 7.
Experience an intimate live performance along with multimedia, stories, and personal photos from his archives and legendary violin career. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $75-$150. 4 p.m. May 7.
DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM
This robust company of performers will bring to life traditional and neo-classical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland. Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook, stallercenter.com 7 p.m. May 7.
These ‘90s alt-rockers are best known for their hits “The World I Know” and “December.” Opening is The Summit. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. May 7.
Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child, to ambitious actress, to the wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, to the most powerful woman in Latin America before her death at age 33. The Gateway, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport, thegateway.org $27.50-$95. May 5-28.
The Week Ahead on Long Island
TOMORROW X TOGETHER
Known as TXT for short, this Korean boy band is taking its world tour Act: Sweet Mirage to the Island. UBS Arena, Belmont Park, 2400 Hempstead Tpke. Ubsarena.com $71-$471. 7 p.m. May 9, 10.
TRIVIUM & BEARTOOTH
Trivium is a metal group that plays with “punk spirit” and “heavy heart.” Beartooth’s wild and hardcore metal and punk delivers catchy choruses. Opening are Malevolence and Archetypes Collide. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $39-$79. 6:30 p.m. May 10.
This psychic medium from Rhode Island stars in Meet The Frasers on E! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $27-$100. 8 p.m. May 10.
This author, podcaster, and television personality; whose husband is from Long Island, comes to town on his “I Gotchu, Gurl!” Tour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $25-$49.50. 7 p.m. May 11.
This comic is taking his standup act back on the road between his many television and podcast gigs. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $53-$170. 8 p.m. May 11.
This Iranian-Swedish singer and DJ is taking his show on a North American tour between being a judge on Persia’s Got Talent. The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $75-$125. 8 p.m. May 11.