Singer-songwriter performs in concert, formerly of the alternative (Credit: Allan Amato)

Singer-songwriter performs in concert, formerly of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five.

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.

Friends of Jazz

Why: Performing jazz music at Northport Village
(Credit: Fred Richtberg)

Why: Performing jazz music at Northport Village Park Patio and Northport at the Dock, presented by Northport Arts Coalition.

When: Fri. 8/29 7 p.m.

Where: Northport Village Park, Main Street, Northport

How much: Free

Savion Glover

Why: Tap dancer Savion Glover and company
(Credit: Lois Greenfield)

Why: Tap dancer Savion Glover and company performs at the Tilles Center.

When: Fri. 8/29 8 p.m.

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

How much: $65-$95

Jeff Bridges

Why: Live performance by Jeff Bridges and
(Credit: Danny Clinch)

Why: Live performance by Jeff Bridges and The Abiders with special guest Jessie Bridges.

When: Fri. 8/29 8 p.m.

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave. Huntington

How much: $39.50-$74.50

"The Drawn Word"

Why: Co-curated by Gallery North director Judith
(Credit: John Pennisi)

Why: Co-curated by Gallery North director Judith Levy and Smithtown artist Jeffrey Fisher, "The Drawn Word" is an adventure-filled comics and graphic novel exhibit featuring eye-popping art by illustrators you may not know by name but whose work you'll surely recognize.

When: Fri. 8/29, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Gallery North, 90 North Country Rd., Setauket

How much: Free

Multinational Cultural Festival

Why: Sponsored by the nonprofit Asian-American Cultural
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Why: Sponsored by the nonprofit Asian-American Cultural Circle of Unity , featuring cultural booths, displays, art exhibits, live music, song and dance, wandering minstrels and children’s workshops.

When: Sat. 8/30 Noon-7 p.m.

Where: Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd. Commack

How much: Free daytime; night fee: $15, $10 seniors and students, $5 children

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Normal Heart

Why: Larry Kramer's searing, angry play about
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Why: Larry Kramer's searing, angry play about the early years of the AIDS epidemic, "The Normal Heart," concludes its two-week run in Wantagh.

When: Fri. 8/29 and Sat. 8/30, 8 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Where: astline Productions, 2123 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh

How much: $15

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Why: Live performance by Marco Antonio Solis
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Why: Live performance by Marco Antonio Solis and Gilberto Santa Rosa.

When: Sat. 8/30 8 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale

How much: $29-$139

Haunted Lighthouse Sunset Cruise

Why: A narrated 4-5-hour cruise tour of
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Why: A narrated 4-5-hour cruise tour of four haunted lighthouses that have been certified by paranormal experts.

When: Sat. 8/30 4 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Cruises, East End Seaport Museum, P.O. Box 624, Greenport

How much: $95 adults, $85 seniors and military personnel, $60 age 18 and younger

Chris Isaak

Why: The famous baritone performs hits plus
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Why: The famous baritone performs hits plus tunes from "Beyond the Sun," his latest album paying tribute to the roots of rock and roll.

When: Sat. 8/30 8 p.m.

Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton

How much: $150-$200

Ben Folds

Why: Singer-songwriter in concert, formerly of the
(Credit: Allan Amato)

Why: Singer-songwriter in concert, formerly of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, performs.

When: Sat. 8/30 7:30 p.m.

Where: John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, 158 Main St. East Hampton

How much: $50 and $65; $150 includes prime orchestra and post-show craft beer tasting

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Why: The Lindenhurst heartbreaker and her hubby
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Why: The Lindenhurst heartbreaker and her hubby are back, performing live at the Paramount.

When: Sat. 8/30. 8 p.m.

Where: The Paramount, Huntington

How much: $39.50-$89.50

Westhampton Festival of the Arts

Why: National and international artisans showcasing sculpture,
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Why: National and international artisans showcasing sculpture, jewelry, photography, fabrics and ceramics.

When: Sat. 8/30 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 8/31 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Westhampton Beach Great Lawn, on the corner of Main Street and Potunk Lane, Westhampton

How much: Free

Hampton Classic

Why: 65-acre showgrounds and more than 1,600
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Why: 65-acre showgrounds and more than 1,600 horses at the Hampton Classic.

When: Daily. Through Sun. 8/31

Where: The Hampton Classic, 240 Snake Hollow Rd. Bridgehampton

How much: $10, $20 carload, free younger than 6

Shinnecock Powwow

Why: Tribal dances, ceremonies, crafts, storytelling, native
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Why: Tribal dances, ceremonies, crafts, storytelling, native foods and more at the Shinnecock Powwow.

When: Fri. 8/29 3-10 p.m.; Sat. 8/30 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 8/31 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where: Shinnecock Powwow Grounds, Southampton, NY

How much: $15, $10 ages 6-12 and seniors, free 5 and younger.

Summer Festival

Why: Featuring Greek and Slavic cafe, children?s
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Why: Featuring Greek and Slavic cafe, children’s activities, raffle auction, flea market, 50/50 raffle, vendors and live Balalaika band, rain or shine.

When: Sat. 8/30 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 369 Green Ave., East Meadow

How much: Free

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The Addams Family

Why: Musical comedy by Andrew Lippa, Marshall
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Why: Musical comedy by Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams.

When: Weekly thru 8/13

Where: Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport

How much: $25-$69

Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years

Why:Some 16 important works exploring the artist's
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Why:Some 16 important works exploring the artist's contributions to the Abstract Expressionist movement.

When: Fri. thru Sun. thru 10/13

Where: The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main St. East Hampton

How much: $7

William Glackens

Why: Some 75 works tracing the artist?s
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Why: Some 75 works tracing the artist’s career from the mid-1890s to the 1930s, including his achievements as a member of the radical American painters group known as The Eight, and his thorough embrace of Modernism.

When: Weekly Fri. thru Sun. thru 10/13

Where: The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main St. East Hampton

How much: $10, $8 seniors and students; under age 18 admitted free

'Impressions'

Why: Exhibition highlights the art of printmaking
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Why: Exhibition highlights the art of printmaking and features work by Ann Aspinwall, Jeffrey K. Fisher and Martin Levine.

When: Weekly thru Fri. 8/22, various dates and times.

Where: Gallery North, 90 N. Country Rd., Setauket

How much: Free

"My Life is a Musical"

Why: Bay Street Theater opens its final
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Why: Bay Street Theater opens its final main stage show of the season and its second world premiere this summer. "My Life Is a Musical," created by Adam Overett

When: Thursday-Saturday nights at 8, 7 p.m. Sunday, daily except Mondays through Aug. 31

Where:Bay Street Theater, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

How much: $69.50-$85 (student discounts/freebies)

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