Fine Wine and Festival
Foodies and oenophiles — or those who simply want to learn more about wine — will want to check out this tasty food and wine showcase. Dozens of wineries from the North Fork, the region and abroad will be represented, all of which will be offering up samples of their finest wines. Wine-focused seminars will bring the tastes of these vineyards to attendees, including industry guest speakers. Wines are paired with some of the best cuisine the region has to offer, from some of the area’s top restaurants and food trucks. Vendors will also be on hand selling home décor, and wine and gourmet foods, of course, along with other items. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Disaster Relief as part of the Corks for Charity program.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1-8 p.m.$49 in advance, $65 day of event. $99 VIP tickets also available. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.nycblive.com.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
The dynamic dance company defies all boundaries and aims to reinvent dance through a unique multicultural lens. Combining technical precision, power and passion, the troupe transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. Led by former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater virtuosos and So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the company aims to dazzle and thrill — with Rhoden’s fiercely kinetic choreography, daredevil dancing by superstar Richardson and company, and a hip soundtrack of pop, rock and classical anthems from Bach to Bowie. The program includes “Star Dust,” a tribute to David Bowie, which premiered earlier this year at The Joyce Theater, set to Bowie’s iconic music, and featuring glam rock costumes.
Sunday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. $74, $64, $44. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.