Motor Speedway kicks off its 51st anniversary, gates open 3pm, cars on the track 5pm. 845/319-7908.
Featuring the NJ Symphony Orchestra at Bethel Woods, 7:30pm, $19-$79.50. 800/745-3000.
Many of the business and community leaders are welcoming the coming of Phish. The jam band is scheduled to perform three nights in a row over Memorial Day Weekend beginning on May 27 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and camps in the area are being flooded with reservations, according to Roberta Byron Lockwood, president of the Sullivan County Visitors Association, and the concerts might well get the summer season started with a bang. Read more
Open 4/2-5/27, Thurs.-Sun., 10am-5pm; 5/28-9/5, Mon.-Sun., 10am-7pm; 9/8-12/31, Thurs.-Sun., 10am-5pm. BethelWoodsCenter.org.
Exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1st American in space at Bethel Woods Museum through 6/26, adults $15, ages 65+ $11, ages 8-17 $9, ages 3-7 $4, under 3 free. BethelWoodsCenter.org.
"Do What You Want, Be What You Are Tour 2011" at Bethel Woods, 8pm, $29-$95. Jimmy Wayne opens. 800/745-3000.
Event Gallery concert series at Bethel Woods, 8pm, $48 advance, $53 day of show. Doors open 7pm. 800/745-3000.
Event Gallery concert series: Kofi & Sankofa AfricanDrum & Dance Ensemble and Simon Shaheen perform at Bethel Woods, 2pm, free (ticket req'd). BethelWoods.org.
Event Gallery concert series: "Jimi Hendrix of the Violin" at Bethel Woods, 8pm, $52 advance, $57 day of. 800/745-3000.
Jam band 3-day concert at Bethel Woods through 5/29, $45-$60. 800/745-3000.