Comedy involving a playwright who seeks funding from the family of a former student with Mafia connections, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. $20, $18 seniors, $16 students, $15 ages 12 and under; $25 at door. Studio Theatre, 141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. (631) 226-8400 or www.studiotheatreli.com.
John Patrick Shanley’s award-winning drama, set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, about a popular priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled 12-year-old student, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. $20 $17 seniors and students Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
Grace and Glorie
A two-character drama about a woman dealing with the end of her life and the volunteer worker who befriends her, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. $25, $23 seniors, $18 students, $14 youth 12 and under, $28 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Lynn Nottage’s award-winning drama about the life of an African-American seamstress living on her own in a Manhattan boarding house in 1905, presented by Nassau Community College’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30-31, 8 p.m. $9, $7 seniors. Nassau Community College’s Little Theatre, Garden City. (516) 572-7676.
The Last Romance
The Long Island premiere of Joe DiPietro’s heartwarming comedy about the transformative power of love, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. $20 Friday and Sunday, $25 Saturday. Arena Players, Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House Theater, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 293-0674 or www.arenaplayers.org.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar and her producer/guitarist Neil Giraldo present a Sandy benefit concert, Friday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $49.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
The singer-songwriter in concert, Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. $50. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The Neil Diamond tribute band performs Diamond’s greatest hits, Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. $29.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Diane Hoffman Quartet
A tribute to jazz singer Peggy Lee, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Tickets required. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
I Ought to Be in Pictures
Neil Simon’s comedy about a script writer and his teenage daughter who dreams of movie stardom, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. $28, $20 seniors. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.
Klezmer Mountain Trio
Clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with today’s stars of klezmer and bluegrass, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence.
Masters of Illusion
Rick Thomas and other renowned illusionists demonstrate their daring stunts, based on the award-winning television series, Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. $69.50, $39.50 and $19.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
The Mellow Tones
Charlie Pappas and Mickey Jimenez present a mix of cabaret, comedy and country music, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
New York Clarinet Trio
Valerie Jones, Nancy Daniels and Heather Jackson perform, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Tango and Beyond
Pianist-composer Cesar Vuksic in a recital featuring tango and other etudes, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.