Stepping Out

'They're guaranteed to raise a smile'

Classic Albums Live salutes Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


In Concert

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

The iconic album gets the all-star treatment from the Classic Albums Live gang. The band recreates Sgt. Pepper live, on stage — note for note, cut for cut (sitars, orchestra, and kazoos included), plus additional hits from the Beatles’ celebrated catalogue. They deliver a completely faithful rendition of the classic psychedelic rock album, without gimmickry. The band’s founder, Craig Martin, is fond of saying that his shows are all about the music: no costumes, fake accents, etc. Relying only on the songs, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians’, Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay, acclaimed for their renditions of memorable albums.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. $40, $35 and $30. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or

Seasonal Delights

First Night and Tree Lighting

Old Westbury Gardens concludes its season with its annual Holiday Celebration, a popular event that is filled with holiday cheer. A visit to Westbury House — the 23-room Charles II-style mansion that was home to business magnate John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children — all decked out in its holiday splendor, is always a treat this time of year. Period rooms are decorated with wreaths, mantelpiece drapes, topiaries, plants and other horticultural arrangements. Antique toys and clothing from the Westbury House collection are also on display. The kids can have fun with holiday crafts and share their holiday wishes with Santa, with hot cider and cookies on the West Porch. The season kicks off with Westbury House’s First Night and Tree Lighting, 6:30-9 p.m. The Bethel Concert Choir performs, with Santa in attendance, of course, along with a tree lighting ceremony and refreshments.

Saturday, Dec. 2. $15, $8 children. Advance registration required. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. (516) 333-0048 or