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"Evil Dead: The Musical" is a rock musical (Credit: Peter Coombs)

"Evil Dead: The Musical" is a rock musical based on the cult classic horror-comedy film series by Sam Raimi.

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.

A Night at the Mansion

Why: Bring your pajamas, sleeping bag or air
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Why: Bring your pajamas, sleeping bag or air mattress for a sleepover at historic Coe Hall, where you should plan on staying till morning. The evening includes an after-hours flashlight tour of the mansion and a late-night movie screening of “The Addams Family” — set your alarm and don’t be late for the 7:30 a.m. bagel breakfast. For children ages 7 and up, who must be accompanied by a chaperone.

When: Fri. 10/24, 7 p.m.

Where: Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay

How much: $30

Evil Dead: The Musical

Why: Rock musical based on the cult classic
(Credit: Peter Coombs)

Why: Rock musical based on the cult classic horror-comedy film series by Sam Raimi.

When: Fri. 10/24, 8 p.m.

Where: Tilles Center, Route 25A, Brookville

How much: $26-$71

Long Island Fall Home Show

Why: Home show designed for homeowners who are
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Why: Home show designed for homeowners who are in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating. Includes home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes.

When: Fri. 10/24, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 10/25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10/26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale

How much: Free

Guitar Festival: Classical Brazil

Why: Music festival with a performance by Carlos
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Why: Music festival with a performance by Carlos Barbosa-Lima and friends.

When: Sat. 10/25, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills

How much: $10

Old Time Country Bazaar

Why: Old Time Country Bazaar featuring handcrafted gifts,

Why: Old Time Country Bazaar featuring handcrafted gifts, jewelry, ceramics, homemade baked goods and more.

When: Sat. 10/25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury

How much: Free

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Double Horror Movie Night

Why: Screenings of two horror films, "House on
(Credit: Vail-Leavitt Music Hall)

Why: Screenings of two horror films, "House on Haunted Hill" starring Vincent Price and "White Zombie" starring Bela Lugosi.

When: Sat. 10/25, 8 p.m.

Where: Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead

How much: $7

Greenport Craft Fair

Why: Town fair featuring craft exhibitors. When: Sat.
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Why: Town fair featuring craft exhibitors.

When: Sat. 10/25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Greenport High School, 720 Front St., Greenport

How much: Free

Pumpkin Parade

Why: Drop off your unlit carved pumpkin (no
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Why: Drop off your unlit carved pumpkin (no larger than a basketball and with natural material decorations only) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Then come back at 4 p.m. to enjoy a child-friendly spooky house, balloon twisting, arts and crafts and trick-or-treating. At 6 p.m., there's the launch of the Great Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular Sail floating parade of carved and lighted pumpkins.

When: Sat. 10/25, 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

Where: Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon

How much: Free

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Why: The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, salsa and Latin
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Why: The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, salsa and Latin jazz musicians, perform with pianist-conductor Oscar Hernandez.

When: Sat. 10/25 8 p.m.

Where: Staller Center for the Arts in Stony Brook, Stony Brook University

How much: $36

Cultural Cafe: ItaloAmericana

Why: Discussion of "ItaloAmericana: The Literature of the
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Why: Discussion of "ItaloAmericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943" edited by Robert Viscusi.

When: Sat. 10/25, 5 p.m.

Where: Canio's Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor

How much: $2

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Zombies Attack The Nutcracker Ronkonkoma

Why: Halloween spin on the Christmas ballet for
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Why: Halloween spin on the Christmas ballet for children accompanied by adults.

When: Sat. 10/25, 7 p.m.

Where: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma

How much: $20 ($18 advance)

Lucy Kaplansky and Cheryl Wheeler

Why: Folk singers-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky and Cheryl Wheeler
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Why: Folk singers-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky and Cheryl Wheeler collaborate for a two-for-one concert Saturday night at 8.

When: Sat. 10/25 8 p.m.

Where: YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore

How much: $45

Silent Movie: 'Safety Last'

Why: Silent cinema comedy classic ?Safety Last? will
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Why: Silent cinema comedy classic “Safety Last” will be shown with live organ accompaniment.

When: Sat. 10/25, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Chaminade High School, 340 Jackson Ave., Mineola

How much: $12 adult, $10 senior, $5 student, free under 13

Natalie Merchant

Why: Natalie Merchant, former 10,000 Maniacs singer, will
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Why: Natalie Merchant, former 10,000 Maniacs singer, will perform live at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

When: Sat. 10/25, 8 p.m.

Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton

How much: $95-$150

Ghost Stories and Legends

Why: Get into the spirit of the season
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Why: Get into the spirit of the season at the Fire Island Lighthouse with a talk on eerie happenings along the barrier beach.

When: Sat 10/25, 7 p.m.

Where: Robert Moses State Park, Field 5, Fire Island

How much: Free

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Dog Days at the Gardens

Why: Bring your leashed dog for a walk
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Why: Bring your leashed dog for a walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. Meet fellow dog lovers in a beautiful environment. Dog must be leashed. As part of the weekend-long celebration on Sunday, Oct. 26, the Fall Dog Festival is added from 1-4 p.m. and includes a canine costume parade, dog welfare vendors and rescue group information.

When: Sat. 10/25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10/26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury

How much: $8 general; $5 seniors (over 62), $3 children 7-17; 6 and under

Pet Costume Parade

Why: Halloween pet parade through downtown Glen Cove.
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Why: Halloween pet parade through downtown Glen Cove. Parade starts on Pulaski Street to Glen Street, then on to the Village Square. Participants and their pets assemble in the parking lot behind City Hall.

When: Sun. 10/26, noon

Where: Glen Cove

How much: Free

Lang Lang: 101 Pianists

Why: Works by Schubert and Mozart performed by
(Credit: Philip Glaser)

Why: Works by Schubert and Mozart performed by 100 young local pianists (ages 6 and up), in concert with Lang Lang.

When: Sun. 10/26, 4 p.m.

Where: Tilles Center, Route 25A, Brookville

How much: $15-$23

Boo! A Monster Musical

Why: Interactive concert for kids in which an
(Credit: Patchogue Theatre)

Why: Interactive concert for kids in which an 11-year-old boy attempts to stop the World Holiday Commission from canceling Halloween.

When: Sun. 10/26, 2 p.m.; 4 p.m.

Where: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue

How much: $10

American Chamber Ensemble

Why: The American Chamber Ensemble performs Poulenc, Stravinsky,
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Why: The American Chamber Ensemble performs Poulenc, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Chopin, Milhaud, and Smetana, with guest clarinetist Stanley Drucker.

When: Sun. 10/26 3 p.m.

Where: Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, Hofstra University, California Avenue, Hempstead

How much: $20, $15 seniors and non-Hofstra students

Duckboat Show and Waterfowl Festival

Why: Annual waterfowl festival featuring duckboats, waterfowling vendors,
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Why: Annual waterfowl festival featuring duckboats, waterfowling vendors, food, duck-calling contest, paintball, sporting clays and dog-jumping competition.

When: Sun. 10/26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale

How much: $2

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