The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Monday Movie Matinee

This week’s Monday Movie Matinee will feature a romantic comedy at the Malverne Public Library on Monday, March 11, from 2 to 3:40 p.m. In the film, “Leap Year,” Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy Sloane on Leap Day to fulfill an Irish tradition. Rated PG; English subtitles. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Spring ceramic craft

The season of spring is just over a week away! Celebrate the new season by creating your own craft at the Malverne Public Library on Monday, March 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Library instructors will help people to choose from a leprechaun cup or a bunny. There is a $16 material fee payable at sign-up. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Columbus Avenue

Come rock to the sounds of The Beatles, The Who, Green Day and more at the West Hempstead Public Library on Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Cover band Columbus Avenue features Oceanside residents Grayson Rosen, Brian Amato, Gabe Soares and Rob Coren. The concert will be performed under “Sensory Friendly” conditions. Info: (516) 481-6591.

A day to be Irish

Hofstra University’s celebrates the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day at its annual Irish Festival, on Sunday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Share the spirit of the Emerald Isle with music and dance performances throughout the day and an Irish marketplace, along with fun for the kids and refreshments. All the action takes place at the Mack Physical Education Center on Hofstra’s North Campus. Info: (516) 463-6582 or www.hofstra.edu/festivals.

Stirring sounds

The incomparable Shanghai Quartet, known worldwide for its passionate musicality, plush sound and impressive technique, visits Long Island, Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. Celebrating their 35th anniversary season, violinists Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violist Honggang Li and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras perform a lively program that includes Beethoven and Schubert. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.