5 Can’t Miss Events This Week

It’s the last week before 2017 rolls in, so why not make it memorable? Spend the last few days engaging in some fun activities with your favorite people by your side. If you head to any of the events, make sure to share your weekend using #LIPulse.

Related: Ultimate Guide to Long Island New Year’s Eve Parties 2017

Smithtown

Elf

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What: Elf Jr. The Musical
Where: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
When: Tuesday, Dec. 27-Saturday, Dec. 31, 1pm
Why Go: It’s the last week to catch this musical based on the 2003 holiday film starring Will Ferrell. Bring the whole family along for some (or many) laughs. Go.

Huntington

What: The Gift of Happiness: Taking and Giving with Bob Rice
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
When: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7pm-8:30pm
Why Go: It’s the last Tuesday to find some inner peace with this meditation class. It’s also a great way to relieve some stress from 2016 and prepare for the brand new year. Go.

Oakdale

What: The Nutcracker
Where: C M Performing Arts Center
When: Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Thursday, Dec. 29, 3pm and 7pm
Why Go: The popular ballet is a must during the holiday season. This specific show promises to showcase “usual magic” with a cast of professional dancers hitting the stage from Ballet Long Island. Go.

Oceanside

Michael's Porthole

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What: Winter Blue
Where: Michael’s Porthole
When: Friday, Dec. 30, 9pm
Why Go: This waterfront restaurant and bar often hosts a Paint Nite, but this one is a bit more special since it’s winter-themed. Sip some cocktails with friends and let the creativity flow. Of course, you’ll also leave with a new piece of art for your home. Go.

Riverhead

What: 2017 New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery
Where: Hotel Indigo East End
When: Saturday, Dec. 31, 7pm-1am
Why Go: Have an adventure this New Year’s Eve and head to the hotel for a night of mystery. Professional actors from The Killing Company will be solving a murder mystery with anyone who wants to help. And after the case is solved, it’s time for music and dancing. Go.