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From Boston Pops to Darlene Love

Weekend highlights: Glenn Dicterow, 'Not Quite Christmas' cabaret, benefit for Typhoon victims in the Philippines.

Darlene Love. Credit Steve Sandick
Darlene Love. Credit Steve Sandick

There is plenty of entertainment this weekend at Kupferberg Center for The Arts in Queens. On Saturday at 8 p.m., catch a 50s and 60s holiday rock fest starring Jay and The Americans. Tickets $35-$55. Learn more. Then, on Sunday bring the family back at , 7:30 p.m. to see the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their Holiday Pops concert. Santa is expected to make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale followed by a holiday sing-a-long, Boston-Pops style. Tickets: $50-$120 Learn more. 

This weekend lineup at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, includes sold-out performances by Los Lobos on Friday, at 8 p.m. and Darlene Love on Sunday, 7 p.m. To get on the wait-list, call 516-767-6444. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., enjoy a “Classic Night At The Landmark,” a benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. To order tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/522688 or call 1-800-838-3006 to reserve a ticket or make a donation. For raffle tickets ($20 each; six for $100), email: debbiegreco@verizon.net. Ticket, raffle and donation payments are tax-deductible.

Sands Point Preserve, too, has plenty of festivities lined up for the weekend. Catch the "Not Quite Christmas" Cabaret with an evening of songs on Saturday, at 7 p.m., organized by music director Steven Lutvak, composer and lyricist of the new Broadway hit, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."  Lutvak is joined by three singers - Nancy Anderson, Barrett Doss, and Adam Monley. The evening includes signature cocktails, dinner, and dessert buffet, all included in the ticket price of $100 per person, in Castle Gould's Great Hall. For tickets, see www.TheSandsPointPreserve, call (516) 571-7901. Then on Sunday, 12-3 p.m., bring the family for "Holiday Tales at the Hearth." The afternoon includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and special guests telling stories beside a roaring fire. And enjoy refreshments and music performed on the Wurlitzer Opus 442 Theater Organ. Admission: $10 per car, of free with annual pass.  

Catch Glenn Dicterow in his farewell concert as he retires after 32 years as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Joining him are his wife Karen Dreyfus and Philharmonic colleagues Lisa Kim and Eileen Moon. Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Tilles Center in Brookville. Tickets: $43-$63. Learn more. 

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