The North Fork is rich with events and activities this weekend, from Thursday, July 23 to Sunday, July 26. Hear and watch live music at some of the region’s coolest venues, including Country Fest LI in Riverhead, shop for fresh produce and farm-to-table foodie delights, admire and buy rare gems and minerals, taste local wine and enjoy some laughs at the Long Island Comedy Festival—it’s all waiting for you on the North Fork!
What’s your pick of the week?
THURSDAY, JULY 23
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER AT LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM
6 p.m. Thursdays through August. Live music and specialty themed menu. $59.95. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-9200 longislandaquarium.com
LONG ISLAND COMEDY FESTIVAL AT SUFFOLK THEATER
6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Long Island Comedy Festival. Featuring Paul Anthony, Teddy Smith, Sherry Davey, George Gallo, Frankie Pace, Eric Haft, Maria Walsh, Stevie G.B. and John Santo. $25. Food and drinks available for purchase throughout the night. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com
PERLMAN WORKS IN PROGRESS CONCERTS
7:30 p.m. The students of the Perlman Music Program present varied programs of classical masterworks. Free. PMP Performance Tent, 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights. 212-877-5045 perlmanmusicprogram.org/events
FRIDAY, JULY 24
“THE WHO’S TOMMY” & “QUADROPHENIA” WITH THE WHO SHOW AT SUFFOLK THEATER
6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show. Excerpts from the legendary band’s classic albums, performed by The Who Show. $39. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com
SATURDAY, JULY 25
SHELTER ISLAND FARMERS MARKET
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturdays through 9/5. 16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island.
GREENPORT FARMERS MARKET
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays through 10/10. 622 First Street, Greenport.
RIVERHEAD FARMERS MARKET
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Year-round. 221 East Main Street/parking lot, Riverhead.
SHELTER ISLAND CRICKET CLUB CHARITY MATCH
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Food, drinks, activities. Cricket! All proceeds support the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation. Free, donations encouraged. The Island Boatyard, 65 South Menantic Road, Shelter Island. 917-553-7990 sicricket.com
LIMAGS 34th ANNUAL GEM & MINERAL SHOW
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Jewelry, minerals, gems, fossils, beads, geodes, scavenger hunt and more. Hosted by the Long Island Mineral & Geological Society. $6 general/free for kids with adult. Cutchogue East Elementary School, 34900 Main Road, Cutchogue. limineralandgeology.com
2015 COUNTRY FEST LI
11 a.m.–9 p.m. Also 7/26. Family friendly event featuring live country music, local vendors, monster truck rides, mechanical bull, kids’ events and more. $14 per day/$20 festival pass/free kids 10 and under. Dorothy P. Flint 4H Camp, 3186 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. countryfestli.com
6th ANNUAL SPARKLING POINTE CARNAVAL
1–6 p.m. Celebrating the release of Cuveé Carnaval Rouge. Live music featuring Sama Novo. $15. Sparkling Pointe Tasting House, 39750 County Road 48, Southold.
LONG IRELAND PINTWOOD DERBY
5 p.m. Beer, pine car derby tournament, trophies and more. Call for pricing. Long Ireland Beer Company, 817 Pulaski Street, Riverhead. 631-403-4303 longirelandbeer.com
LITTLE ANTHONY AT SUFFOLK THEATER
6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show. The living legend performs. $45–$48. Food and drinks available for purchase throughout the night. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com
THE ALL STAR AFTER DARK
10 p.m.–2 a.m. Saturdays. An evening of late night drink specials and DJ spinning. The All Star, 96 Main Road, Riverhead. 631-998-3565 theallstar.com
SUNDAY, JULY 26
WINE 101 AT MARTHA CLARA
1 p.m. Get started on your wine-loving journey and discuss the basics of winemaking, tasting and more. $15. Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. 631-298-0075 marthaclaravineyards.com
JAZZ AT THE RAM’S HEAD INN
6–9:30 p.m. Relax in the lounge or watch the sunset outside. Jazz by Jane Hastay, Peter Martin Weiss and weekly guest vocalists and musicians. No cover. The Ram’s Head Inn, 108 Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island. 631-749-0811 theramsheadinn.com
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