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18 APRIL OOuutt & About
BY JILL DAVIS
Mark your calendars for April 14! It’s Moment of Laughter Day, a special day
that will put a big smile on your face. Humorologist Izzy Gesell created this day
to encourage people to laugh, and to laugh more often. To celebrate this special
day, simply tell jokes or do funny things that cause people to laugh. Note: A
smile does not count; successful participation requires whole-hearted laughter.
Good news again this year for procrastinators: Tax Day is Tuesday, April 17.
As we all know, the usual date is April 15, but that’s a Sunday, and April 16 is
Emancipation Day, which commemorates Lincoln’s abolishment of slavery in
Washington, D.C. It’s a legal holiday in the District, so our friends at the IRS will
have the day off.
Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, April 14, 7pm-10pm
Bayside Historical Society
208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
Whodunit? (I’m betting on the butler.)
The Society’s annual murder mystery evening will feature
live actors and audience participation to solve the sordid crime. Dinner includes
appetizers, an entrée, dessert, and wine. Tickets are $75 for BHS members/$80
Stars on Ice
Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
Okay, so the U.S. had a pretty tough go of it at this year’s winter Olympics in
South Korea. Still, these graceful athletes are nothing to sneeze at (I dare any
of us to try to executive a triple axel.). The lineup includes U.S. national champ
Nathan Chen, World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner, three-time World Medalists
Maia & Alex Shibutani, U.S. Champion Jason Brown, plus Olympic Gold Medalists
Meryl Davis & Charlie White and more. Tickets start at $17.
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3pm
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside
Did you know that Tony started on the
business side of the recording industry?
Back in the 60s, he was a music executive,
where his accomplishments included
producing Barry Manilow’s very first recording.
He hung up his suit, and in short
order racked up 15 Top 40 hits including
Tie A Yellow Ribbon, Knock Three Times,
Candida, My Sweet Gypsy Rose and He
Don’t Love You (Like I Love You). Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame, and Tony Orlando and Dawn are ranked among the Top 100 Billboard
Magazine artists of all-time. Who knew? Tickets range from $40 to $48.
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The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, April 14, 2pm and 8 pm
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
The entire family will be enjoy traveling down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy,
Toto and their friends in what is promised to be a “lavish production, featuring
breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.” Tilles
recommends this for children age 5 and up. I guess they’re worried about the
scarecrow. Tickets range from $35 to $85.
Spring Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, April 28, 12:30-5:00pm
Belmont Race Track
2150 Hempstead Turnpike,
This is a fun way to enjoy Belmont’s
Opening Day. The beer festival
will be held indoors, right near
the betting windows (how convenient!).
VIP Admission ($75) gets
you in at 12:30 and includes access
to special VIP beers that are poured only from 12:30-1:30. General Admission
($50) starts at 1:30. Note to self: Bring extra money for wagering.
Thursday, May 3, 8pm
Theater at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road,
Mamma Mia! Critics
have called this concert
“the most amazing and
authentic Abba tribute
show in the world.” You’ll
be a dancing queen (or
king) by the end of this
show. Tickets start at $29.