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Gingerbread creations will be judged and displayed at (Credit: Susan Varghese)

Gingerbread creations will be judged and displayed at the West Islip Public Library and at Sagtikos Manor.

Best bets this weekend on Long Island

Looking for something fun to do this weekend on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, parties and cultural events going on around Nassau and Suffolk this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We've got you covered: Be sure to check back every Monday afternoon for an early jump on planning your next weekend.

R5

Why: Live performance by R5 at The Space
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Why: Live performance by R5 at The Space at Westbury.

When: Fri. 11/28, 7 p.m.

Where: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury

How much: $39.50

Candlelight Holiday Tour

Why: Candlelight tour at the museum grounds on
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Why: Candlelight tour at the museum grounds on the main road opposite the firehouse. All buildings will be decorated for the holiday season and open to the public.

When: Fri. 11/28, 3-6 p.m.

Where: Southold Historical Society, Main Road and Maple Lane, Southold

How much: Donations accepted

Flogging Molly

Why: Flogging Molly will perform live at The
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Why: Flogging Molly will perform live at The Paramount.

When: Fri. 11/28, 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington

How much: $32.50-$65

Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art and Craft Show

Why: Holiday show of the work of folk
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Why: Holiday show of the work of folk artists and craftspeople in the historic Naugles Barn at Hallockville. Shop for folk art, crafts and gifts, including baskets, tree trimmings and holiday decor, wreaths, rugs, wood carvings and decoys, gift baskets, ornaments and more.

When: Fri. 11/28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 11/29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. 11/30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead

How much: Free

'Scrooge the Musical'

Why: Musical retelling of Dickens' Christmas classic about
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Why: Musical retelling of Dickens' Christmas classic about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who, with the help of three ghosts, undergoes a major transformation.

When: Fri. 11/28, 8 p.m.; Sat. 11/29, 8 p.m.; Sun. 11/30, 3 p.m.

Where: James Street Players, 21 James St., Babylon

How much: $15

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Festival of Trees

Why: Display of designer-decorated trees, with entertainment, gingerbread
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Why: Display of designer-decorated trees, with entertainment, gingerbread village, children's activities, and vendors.

When: Fri. 11/28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 11/29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11/30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Cradle of Aviation, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City

How much: $12, free ages 2 and younger

Guggenheim Showhouse

Why: This year?s design showhouse, ?Home of an
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Why: This year’s design showhouse, “Home of an American Renaissance Family,” transforms the Guggenheim estate at Hempstead House into a modern-day interpretation of what the house would look like if the family lived there now. Besides tours of the mansion, a series of daily performances and presentations will take place throughout the month, including lectures, fashion shows and more.

When: Fri. 11/18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 11/29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 11/30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point

How much: $30 valid for the month of November ($10 parking fee)

Just a Hike

Why: Consider walking off that Thanksgiving dinner with
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Why: Consider walking off that Thanksgiving dinner with a six-mile moderately paced hike through Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.

When: Sat. 11/29, 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Where: Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Neck

How much: $4 adult, $3 children, free for ages under 3, $8 parking fee

Leg Lamp Lighting

Why: An ode to the 1983 film "A
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Why: An ode to the 1983 film "A Christmas Story," this lighting of a version of the movie's iconic leg lamp will take place in the window of Northport Hardware, on the corner of Main Street.

When: Sat. 11/29, 7 p.m.

Where: Northport Hardware, 90 Main St., Northport

How much: $39.50

Gingerbread Competition

Why: Design, bake and decorate your own gingerbread
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Why: Design, bake and decorate your own gingerbread creation, then bring it to the West Islip Public Library for judging and display. Prizes awarded for first, second and third places. Gingerbread projects will be displayed at the library and during guided tours at Sagtikos Manor.

When: Sat. 11/29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: West Islip Public Library, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip

How much: Free

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Boat Parade

Why: View lighted boats on the Connetquot River,
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Why: View lighted boats on the Connetquot River, followed by Grucci fireworks.

When: Sat. 11/29, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Oakdale

How much: Free

Holiday Parade and Miracle on Main

Why: A holiday parade along Main Street in
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Why: A holiday parade along Main Street in Sayville. Once the parade has ended, go shopping on Main Street, where local stores will be offering holiday cheer with refreshments and entertainment. Santa’s workshop will be set up, and interactive events for children will be taking place. Character actors will be walking around the village in attire from Charles Dickens' time. Model trains will be on display, and there will be marionette shows, ice carvings and more.

When: Sat. 11/29, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Main Street, Sayville

How much: Free

Ashanti

Why: From Glen Cove pop princess to queen
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Why: From Glen Cove pop princess to queen of the Dance Party, Ashanti will perform live at The Emporium.

When: Sat.11/29, 10 p.m.

Where: The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue

How much: $15

East Hampton House and Garden Tour

Why: The East Hampton Historical Society presents its
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Why: The East Hampton Historical Society presents its annual House and Garden Tour featuring half a dozen of the area's beautifully decorated houses and gardens.

When: Sat. 11/29, 1-4:30 p.m.

Where: Starts at: 151 Main St., East Hampton

How much: $65 in advance, $75 day of

Patti LaBelle

Why: Live performance by Patti LaBelle featuring special
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Why: Live performance by Patti LaBelle featuring special guest Will Downing.

When: Sat. 11/29, 8 p.m.

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury

How much: $59.50-$89.50

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Michael McDonald

Why: Michael McDonald in an evening of soulful
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Why: Michael McDonald in an evening of soulful holiday hits.

When: Sun. 11/30, 7 p.m.

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury

How much: $49.50, $69.50

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