5 Can’t Miss Events This Weekend

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Montauk to Manhattan these are the events you can’t miss. Share your weekend using #LIPulse and follow Pulse on Instagram and Twitter for more fun ideas.

Garden City

What: The Hillbenders: The Who’s Tommy – A Bluegrass Opry
Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC)
When: Friday, March 24, 8pm
Why Go: Forty-five years after its original release, the Who’s Tommy has been reimagined as a bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The Hillbenders. This Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying respect to its creators. Go

Garden City

What: Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC)
When: Sunday, March 26, 2pm
Why Go: Three act opera, sung in Italian. The libretto of Madama Butterfly is one of those rare instances in operatic history where the text is actually an improvement over its sources. Watch this film, a three-act opera sung in Italian, on the big screen in the Concert Hall. Go


What: Athletes for Life Blood Drive
Where: New York Blood Center, 905 Walt Whitman Road (Rte. 110)
When: Saturday, March 25, 11am-5pm
Why Go: One blood donation can save up to three lives. Go


Plainview Lanes

Plainview Lanes

What: Bowling for Alzheimer’s Awareness
Where: Plainview Lanes, 500 Old Bethpage Road
When: Sunday, March 6, 1-3:30pm
Why Go: Show off your skills (or laugh at your lack thereof) while raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. All proceeds will benefit Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. Go


What: Friends of Karen’s Springtime at Stonebridge
Where: Stonebridge Country Club, 2000 Raynors Way
When: Friday, March 24, 7pm
Why Go: Share an evening filled with delicious food and a wonderful cause. Friends of Karen supports families of children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Go