Stepping Out

Heffron Drive visits the Madison Theatre

The band showcases songs from their new album


In Concert

Heffron Drive

Actor/singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt stops in Rockville Centre with his electro-pop band Heffron Drive, as the band celebrates the Sept. 9 release of their debut album “Happy Mistakes.” Schmidt, who shot to fame during his run on Nickelodeon’s hit show “Big Time Rush,” amassing impressive Internet buzz, has embarked on his second international tour. Infusing infectious melodies with vibrant lyrics, Heffron Drive has evolved from a passion project in a bedroom studio to a full-fledged endeavor, with dedicated fans across the globe. With money earned from his acting gig, Schmidt began this musical journey with vocalist and guitarist Dustin Belt, naming their band after street in Burbank, California where they both lived. Ariana & The Rose also appear as special guests.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. $35, $100 with pre-show meet and greet. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or

Family Fun

Sunset Evening

Step back in time for an end of summer celebration, 19th century-style. The spirit of the 1800s is in full swing during this special evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Bring a picnic dinner and settle in for a dynamic brass band concert, featuring the tunes of the day. A fiddler also performs, along with storytelling and old-fashioned games and races for the kids. Teddy Roosevelt makes an appearance, and as a prelude to those upcoming fall festivities, there is also a bonfire to enjoy and ghost tours to venture along. Historic crafts are demonstrated and those boys of summer, representing the Old Time Baseball League, make an appearance.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 5-9 p.m. $10 adults, $7 children and seniors. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. (516) 572-8400.