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The Weekender: 9 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend

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Cirque du Soleil: Volta arrives at NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The group will perform at UBS Arena this weekend.
Photo by Benoit Z. Leroux

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL

Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal is a circus performance that features the usage of ice, as both an artistic view and a challenge. UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, ubsarena.com. $49-174. July 22-24.

THE BLACK KEYS

The Black Keys will be performing some of their hits as well as their new album on the Dropout Boogie Tour. The special guests will be Band of Horses and Ceramic Animal. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, 895 Bay Pkwy., Wantagh, jonesbeach.com. $39-129. 6:30 p.m. July 22. 

ELI YOUNG BAND

The Eli Young Band will be bringing 20 years’ worth of country music to Long Island as part of their The Love Talking Tour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $24.50-54.50. 8 p.m. July 22.

PORT PAWS DOG FESTIVAL

Bring your dogs, bring your family! Dogs compete all weekend long in the fun, kid-friendly event. Proceeds will help the Port Jefferson Harbor Education and Arts Conservancy. portpawsdogfest.com. $10. July 23 and 24.

MADBALL
The Agnostic Front-affiliated, New York hardcore stalwarts bring the pain with the beatdown sound. Warming up the pit are Cruel Hand, Pain of Truth, and The Great Lie. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville, amityvillemusichall.org. $25. 5:30 p.m. July 23.

KIDZ BOP

Sing along to all your favorite current pop songs, sung for kids, by kids. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, 895 Bay Pkwy., Wantagh, jonesbeach.com. $29-89. 6 p.m. July 23.

RISE INVITATIONAL 9

Lou Neglia and New York Fighting bring Championship Submission Grappling to Long Island. The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com. $60-110. 6:30 p.m. July 23.

JAY LENO

This late night legend and television Hall of Famer is best known for hosting The Tonight Show and The Jay Leno Show. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, whbpac.org. $195-300. 8 p.m. July 23.

BRIDGEHAMPTON CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Don’t miss the works of Mozart while actor Alan Alda explores the composer’s short, extraordinary life through music and letters. Tickets are available online from $60.
2429 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. bcmf.org 6-8 p.m. July 24.

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