Stepping Out

Celebrating John Lennon's legacy at Tilles Center

Tribute features Classic Albums Live performing 'The White Album' and 'Let It Be'


In concert

Remembering John Lennon

The beloved Beatle is honored with an all-star tribute at a special weekend-long festival devoted to the lad from Liverpool and his music in celebration of his Oct. 9 birthday. The Classic Albums Live band returns to the area performing “The White Album” on Oct. 5 and “Let It Be” the following day. The re-creations of these acclaimed albums – note for note, cut for cut – are the highlight of the weekend-long event that includes a pre-performance screening of the documentary “Imagine: John Lennon” and exclusive Beatles memorabilia in the Tilles Center Atrium.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. $47, $37 and $27 for each performance. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post Campus, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or or

Family Fun

Parrot Expo 2012

See birds, birds and more birds at the annual Parrot Expo, presented by the Long Island Parrot Society. There’s fun for all with educational presentations, interactive displays, “parrotphernalia,” children’s activities, and those many birds to see and adopt. Meet avian behavior expert Lara Joseph, who gives two sessions on parrot behavior management, along with avian veterinarians and other parrot authorities.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $8, $3 seniors, $2 children under 12. Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport. (631) 957-1100 or

Autumn Delights

“Fall Wildflowers” Walk

Enjoy a relaxing fall walk during this glorious season. Take in the vibrant colors and delicate scents of wildflowers during a nature walk through Muttontown Preserve’s miles of nature trails. See fall’s beauty with the help of an experienced guide, while strolling along paths and fields.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. Enrollment is limited and registration required. Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, Muttowntown Lane, East Norwich. (516) 571-8500.