SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic says she is used to improvising. And she says that came in handy this year while finishing a film during the pandemic. Zbanic’s latest film — “Quo Vadis, Aida?” — has no promotional budget but does have Oscar buzz as a possible nominee for best international film. Zbanic will know next week whether the movie made the shortlist of 15 international films. “Quo Vadis, Aida?” is based on true events from Bosnia’s 1992-95 inter-ethnic war. It took the writer-director more than a decade to put together and create. Post-production had to be done remotely across Europe. Zbanic thinks the movie’s focus on human rights resonates even more because of the pandemic.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Walk For BeautyTime to put your best feet forward and help eradicate breast cancer in the process. This beautiful walk will be in a beautiful place for beautiful people. Cancer survivors, town officials and sponsors will all be participating, bonding together for this most important effort. A ceremony will include the release of birds with messages symbolizing the hope in the fight against breast cancer. Come out and support the fight! Check first for any weather-related changes. 111 Main St., Stony Brook. discoverlongisland.com 2 p.m. October 1.African American Film FestivalThis 10th annual festival will be showcasing African American films, along with performers. Its opening night movie will be Martin, Malcolm, and Me, and this multicultural celebration will surely be a deeply moving, inspirational cinematic spectacular to remember! Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. southamptonafricanamericanmuseum.org Prices Vary. Times Vary. October 1-4.Long Island FairWeather permitting, there will be games, face painting, vendors, food, refreshments, and entertainment–this weekend promises to be an unforgettable one. Celebrating its 173rd year, this annual fair and Long Island-centric extravaganza has only grown in prominence, diversity, and fun, fun, fun! Come discover the reason why it is here every year, this an uber-mega weekend loaded with activities and festivities for everyone! Check first for any last-minute changes due to the forecast. 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountycraftshows.com 10 a.m.–5 p.m. October 2-4.Legends of the Fall Volume 2This is a hip-hop smorgasbord you simply do not want to miss; in fact, we’re salivating and tap-tap-tapping our feet along to the beat just as we write this blurb! Hip Hop Hall of Fame is presenting the most hop-penning party in town, featuring true hip-hop legends EPMD, Rakim, Biz Markie, Onyx and many other simply mesmerizing artists! It will undoubtedly be a party that you can not miss. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $84.75. 8 p.m. October 2.Rubix KubeKicking it all the way back to the ’80s (what a decade, heh!?), this tribute band is ready to make you feel like you are back in time, all night long. This totally rad performance is going to be making you dance throughout the night, and possibly even bust out a few old-school Madonna moves! What?? Lol. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $10-$12. 8 p.m. October 2.Tribal GamesReturning to Suffolk Theater, this fitness competition is unlike any other one. Witness these intense competitors from around the globe battle to the finish, pushing the very limits of their bodies and souls. At the very least, this muscle-bound showcase of the biggest and strongest will motivate you to hit the gym the next morning. Okay, maybe not, but could you at least consider making it your New Year’s resolution next year to put down that cannoli and cupcake and at least try to move a lil, maybe shake a lil, out on the dance floor or something? You’re welcome. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25-$40. 8 p.m. October 2.Valentino Celebrity Birthday BashBaby Rasta Y Gringo and Alex Sensation are here to make you feeling that tingling sensation at their birthday bash, the greatest way to spend your Friday night. Will there be laughs? Surely. Dancing? Will there be dancing? Most definitely. Will there be birthday cake to eat and enjoy with friends!? Only one way to find out! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30. 9 p.m. October 2.Levittown Fall Family Festival and Street FairThis 10th annual famous fair, filled with laughter and enjoyment, is absolutely packed with vendors and fall activities of all shapes and sizes. This special day so filled with making memories, crafts, and much more, is a must-go-to celebration of the very first suburbia! Smile those gorgeous grins wide, and hold those balloons tight! Check for any schedule changes due to the weather forecast. 2890 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown. nassaucountycraftshows.com 10 a.m.-5 p.m. October 3.Irish Day Parade & FestivalGet your Irish on, in style, and surrounded by other Irish folk from all across Long Island! Yes, there will be food. Yes, there will surely be cold beverages, perhaps even the kind that come with the rims dipped in tasty cinnamon! Of course, there will also be fun, and a whole lot of it! This lucky day is finally here for all us Irish folks! Come celebrate your heritage and dance, dance, dance! (The Irish jig, of course!) Long Beach. Check for any weather-related changes. longbeachny.gov 11 a.m. October 3.Charged! Contemporary artist Lorraine Nuzzo explores this concept with vivid abstract paintings that reveals her inner-most feelings with her latest series. With a combination of colors, lines, texture, shapes and composition, Nuzzo’s Charged! conveys an emotional state that grabs the viewer’s attention. Since the viewer is not distracted by meaningful images, one’s mind is stirred into feeling the energy and spirit of each painting, leaving its interpretation to the viewer’s unbounded imagination. Runs through Oct. 25 after the opening reception. b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. bjspokegallery.com Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 3.TheoTime to shaky, shaky, shake that thang! Performing his music talents with you at the Saturday Night Live Party, this performance is going to have you dancing all night long! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15-$20. 10 p.m. October 3.Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline TributeThe Man In Black is alive and well and singing his heart out in Patchogue. Well, his spirit is, anyway, as it is in the hearts and souls of all of us. Terry Lee Geoffee will dress in black and sing his heart out to resurrect Johnny’s love to the masses. Will he sing “Ring of Fire”? Probably. “I Still Miss Someone”? Hmmm. Maybe. “Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog”? Unlikely, but only one way to find out! Josie Waverly will likewise knock out all in attendance with her unbelievable reincarnation as Patsy Cline! Amazing! Long live Johnny Cash! Vive Patsy! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $18 +Fees. 8 p.m. October 3.The Fast LaneThis Eagles Tribute Band sounds exactly like the actual Eagles. Exactly? Well, pretty darn near close to it, okay. Performing all their classics, you will most definitely feel like you are right there witnessing the real Eagles, live. Expect a triumphant rendition of the Eagles staple, “Hotel California,” for sure. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35. 8 p.m. October 3.London EyesThese alt-rock hellraisers hail from Connecticut, and formed just a year ago. Their first EP was released this past January and they are bound to blow the roof off Amityville. So get ready to rock! Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $10-$12. 4:30 p.m. October 3.DriveThis Cars tribute band recreates all the hits, all the nuances, all the insanely passionate lyrics and guitar licks and rhythm of the legends themselves. Performing their hit singles and immersing all those in attendance in a high-energy atmosphere, these throwbacks will have you singing all night! Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. http://clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall/ $10-$13. 9 p.m. October 3.Yacht Rock RevueWhat started in a basement is now onstage, and this is your chance to experience the greatest 1970s light-rock tribute band in existence. “Wow!” you say. “That’s some amazing introductory blurb.” Well, it’s true! They’re just sooo fantastic! Come and see what all the hype is about for yourself! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$55. 9 p.m. October 3.Russell PetersAppearing for just two nights only, this Canadian comedian will have you laughing all day, all night, and many, many more days and nights to come. He’s the first funnyman to sell out Toronto Air Canada Centre and will definitely be selling out his upcoming shows here, so get those tickets now and be prepared to laugh, laugh, laugh! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $84.75. 8 p.m. October 3 & 4.Craft and Gift FairVendors, gifts, crafts, and food, a day that only comes once a year! Come peruse the many arts and crafts and feast on the delicious street food! Come sip fresh, piping-hot coffee with a loved one! Come laugh among your loved ones and glance up at that gorgeous blue sky and recognize how unbelievably remarkable it is to be alive! Weather permitting. Check first. 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. nassaucountycraftshows.com 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. October 4.SMA Walk-n-RollThis beautiful, one-mile walk along the Long Beach Boardwalk is exactly the best way to spend your Sunday morning, and it’s also in honor of a truly terrific cause. There will be games, face painting, a raffle, refreshments, and also an amazing chance of connecting with SMA families. Come share hope. Come make a difference.Come to Long Beach. Weather permitting. longbeachny.gov 10 a.m. October 4.Walk for AutismThis phenomenal walk is a great way to show your support and help raise much-needed funds for people living with Autism. The day is filled with entertainment, games, refreshments, and most importantly, love and compassion. People are signing up, so get your team together fast, as team spirit is greatly encouraged and hope is omnipresent! Check for any weather-related schedule changes. Field 5 at Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. Jonesbeach.com 9 a.m. October 4. Help Create The World’s Largest Human Peace Sign – For John Lennon’s 75th BirthdayYoko Ono is organizing this special record-breaking gathering in commemoration of her late husband and Beatles great John Lennon’s 75th birthday on October 9th. Dubbed “Imagine Peace: Guinness World Records Attempt Largest Human Peace Sign,” join up to 10,000 others in creating what will be the largest human peace sign ever amassed, to be photographed from a helicopter, and to set a new world record. Join the nonprofit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus while you’re there. So let’s come together and give peace a chance, shall we? After all, as Press Music Critic Zack Tirana oft says, usually in the presence of really great Greek food: “All you need is love.” [Read About John Lennon’s Little-Known Time Living On Long Island HERE] Central Park, NYC. East Meadow (entrance on 99th St. & 5th Ave.). Free; donation suggested. Register HERE. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. October 6.Creative Collab TourThis mega-mondo musical montage gets all your favorite artists together in one show for a truly captivating, high-octane, moving and fun performance. Matthew Espinosa and special guests Jake Fourshee, Brandon Bowen, Chris Miles and Alec Bailey are going to rock it all night long! This recurring tour is always an outstanding hit! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$200. 6:30 p.m. October 7.Warren HaynesPerforming with the Ashes & Dust Band and Justin Townes Earle, this legendary, Grammy Award-winning artist has been recognized the world over for his unforgettable guitar playing, singing, and performing, especially as a six-string slinger with The Allman Brothers. This is truly the chance of a lifetime to catch such an unbelievable star in such an amazing, intimate venue. [Read The Press’ Interview With Legendary Allman Brothers Guitarist Warren Haynes HERE] The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com” target=”_blank”>thespaceatwestbury.com $38-$58. 8 p.m. October 7.—Compiled by Chelsea Russell, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana III