6 Can’t Miss Events this Weekend on Long Island

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Edgar Allan Poe Festival returns to Riverhead this weekend. image: cgering

Every Wednesday, Long Island Pulse’s editors plan your weekend. From Manhattan to Montauk these are our picks of the top events and offerings. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using the #LIPulseWeekends.


Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls
It’s getting windy in Brooklyn as the Nets prepare for a home game against the Chicago Bulls. Bring a wind-breaker and a strong voice to cheer on New York at the NBA season opener.
When & Where:  Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:30pm, Barclays Center
Tickets & More Information:  nba.com/nets


30th Classic Albums Live, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
This premiere North Shore music venue is bringing in Classic Albums Live, a band that takes 60s and 70s classic albums and plays them verbatim on stage. Dust off your leather jacket and rock out to Pink Floyd. Join the after party in the Founder’s Room.
When & Where:  Thursday, Oct. 29, 4pm, The Paramount
Tickets & More Information: $30+  paramountny.com

Ben Folds with yMusic
Jam out with these collaborators while they perform orchestral pop songs and innovative music that blends classical sounds to today’s modern pop. The act includes music from the album So There, with songs produced by Folds and yMusic’s CJ Camerieri and Rob Moose.
When & Where:  Sunday, Nov. 1, 8pm, The Paramount
Tickets & More Information: $30+  paramountny.com


Edgar Allan Poe Festival
Don your Halloween costumes at the Edgar Allan Poe street festival, jam packed with street performers, spooky stage shows, parades, storytellers for children and other enthusiasts in festive attire.
When & Where:  Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 & 31, Downtown Riverhead
Tickets & More Information:  facebook.com/RiverheadPoeFest

Rockville Centre

Peking Dreams
Join the National Acrobats and Circus of the People’s Republic of China to view their matchless acts, such as Group Contortion, the Great Teeterboard and the Grand Flying Trapeze.
When & Where:  Sunday, Nov. 1 3pm, Madison Theatre
Tickets & More Information: $49-$55  madisontheatreny.org

Stony Brook

Nelson Illusions
The Dreams of the Impossible Tour is the largest optical illusion show on tour and is coming to Long Island. The 90-minute spectacle has four masterful magicians that perform dramatic, romantic and mysterious acts that will leave the audience oohing and aahing. A floating lady, a girl sawn in half and a man who melts through solid steel will leave viewers on the edge of their seat.
When & Where:  Sunday, Nov. 1 4pm, Staller Center
Tickets & More Information: stallercenter.com