They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants brings their unconventional sound to The Paramount, with Lynbrook’s Danny Weinkauf on bass guitar. TMBG performs old favorites and songs from their newest album, “Nanobots.” Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, TMBG became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Founders John Flansburgh and John Linnell, with Marty Beller, Dan Miller and Weinkauf, continue to share their boundless creativity and their vast repertoire of memorable songs with old and new fans.
Friday, March 22, 9 p.m. $55, $30, $25, and $20. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.
Hofstra’s Shakespeare Festival, featuring “Antony and Cleopatra,” heads into its final performances. The play is accompanied by “This Bud of Love,” a re-imagined one-hour version of “Romeo and Juliet” adapted by Adjunct Professor of English Maureen Connolly McFeeley and directed by Professor of Drama Cindy Rosenthal.
Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.; “This Bud of Love,” special performance, Thursday, March 21, 8 p.m. $12, $10 seniors and students, $6 for “This Bud of Love.” Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. (516) 463-6644.
The timeless Aesop’s Fables take on a new twist, in this adaptation by British playwright Mike Kenny. In the tradition of comedy teams like the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello, wacky siblings Wolfie, Syd, Barry and Harriet tell classic tales with a slapstick interpretation. They invite everyone into their magical world where anything is possible.
Friday March 22, 10 a.m. and noon; Saturday March 23, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday March 24, 2 p.m.; also Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. $8 with museum admission ($6 LICM members) $12 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or www.licm.org