MegadeathMegadeth
Presented by WBAB, this “Super Collider Tour” lightning strike is heavy metal mayhem at its finest. Will Mega frontman Dave Mustaine bust out some “Rust In Peace” and “Hangar 18”? One can only hope. With Fear Factory & nonpoint. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $44.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. December 3

Spacehog
These ’90s anti-grunge Brit glam rockers, formed in NYC, are out with their third album, As It Is on Earth, after a long hiatus—minus lead singer Royston Langdon’s brother, Anthony. “I think our experience in life has softened the edges of that particularly glittery thing that we had when we were 21 year olds running around the East Village freebasing our own underpants,” Royston tells the Press. Read the interview on LongIslandPress.com. With Sponge, Lionize, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $17-$20. 6 p.m. December 5

Spacehog

Kenny Rogers
The Country Music Hall of Famer will be performing hits from his more than six-decade career, hopefully including crowd favorite “The Gambler.” With Linda Davis. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. www.westburymusicfair.org $39.50-$62.50. 8 p.m. December 4

Dennis Miller
Presented by the Paramount Comedy Series. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com
$39.50-99.50. 8 p.m. December 5

Rachael Ray
The lovable Food Network star will be signing her latest cookbook Week in a Day. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 6 p.m. December 4

Hofstra University Transfer

The Cult

The Cult

British rock mystics Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy will undoubtedly be bringing down the house with their addictively ferocious cannon of hits, including (hopefully) “Edie (Ciao Baby)” and the bombshell “Fire Woman.” Join up. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50, $49 & $75 9 p.m. December 6

Thomas Maier
The investigative journalist will sign copies of his book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love, which is now a Showtime hit. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 7 p.m. December 6

Christmas With the Roosevelts
Caroling, arts & crafts, hot apple cider and cocoa, Mr. James Foote!? Of course! The Theodore Roosevelt impersonator is a fixture at these sorts of galas—he looks just like the big fella and will be sharing stories about how the Roosevelts spent their Christmases! Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 20 Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. December 7

LIRR Massacre The Long Island Rail Road Massacre: 20 Years Later

Filmmaker Charlie Minn resurrects the tragic rush-hour slaying that still lingers on the minds of many Long Islanders in this powerfully moving documentary, screening at CAC on the tragedy’s 20th anniversary. He’ll be on hand to discuss the film, along with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and several survivors. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org $10 members/$15 public; includes reception. 2 p.m. December 7

Daughtry
Unplugged with his acoustic trio and the Adam Ezra Group. The former American Idol finalist belts out hit after hit in support of his latest album, Baptized. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$75. 8 p.m. December 9

Pink

Pink

The sexy songstress knows how to put on one hell of a show; possibly with aerial gymnastics, always with killer songs. Don’t miss this. With The Hives. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Barclayscenter.com $39.50-$142.85. 7:30 p.m. December 8 & 9

Matisyahu
The self-professed Hasidic reggae superstar is touring in support of his Festival of Light. With Kosha Dillz. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $30 advance/$35 DOS. 7 p.m. doors/8 p.m. show. December 10

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The holiday classic, on the big screen. Oh yeah. The YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $8. 7:30 p.m. December 11

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45, $55 & $75. 8 p.m. December 11

Stan Wiest
After years touring the world playing piano with The Rat Pack, in soap operas and in movies, this 70-year-old Fort Salonga resident has released his brilliant debut solo album, Music to Drive By, which he’ll sign for fans at Forest Books, 182 Birch Hill Rd., Locust Valley. Free. 7 p.m. December 12

Eileen Ivers
Experience An Nollaig, “An Irish Christmas,” the way you should: surrounded by friends and loved ones, enjoying great traditional Irish songs, and of course, doing the jig! The YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $45. 8 p.m. December 13

Nick Kroll
The Comedy Central and The League funny man is sure to leave you in stitches. Literally!? Hope not. Can guarantee at least your belly will hurt from laughing so damn hard. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $35, $25. 8 p.m. December 14

Queens of the Stone Age
The self-professed California desert “robot rockers” hit NYC in support of their latest …Like Clockwork and rip through tunes spanning their nearly two-decade long career. With The Kills. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Barclayscenter.com $29.50-71.35. 8 p.m. December 14

Seal walkSeal Walks
Take a leisurely two-to-three-hour stroll among these whiskery, flippery friends—just don’t try to bring one home, as Press contributor Peter Chin and his family once did—or you’ll be receiving a visit from the DEC! Montauk Point State Park, nysparks.com $4 adults/$3 children 3-18 years old. Call 631-668-5000 for times. December 14, 15, 28 & 29

Gavin DeGraw
With Austin Lucas. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50, $59.50; $99.50. 8 p.m. December 15

John Mayer With Phillip Phillips
Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Barclayscenter.com $55-$99.95. 7 p.m. December 17

Linda Ronstadt
A one-night-only cinematic tribute to this legendary singer and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee documenting her accomplished career through rare concert clips and archival footage. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. December 17

Newt & Callista Gingrich

Newt & Callista Gingrich
The Newtler and his latest squeeze will be signing their newest books Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate and Yankee Doodle Dandy, respectively. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 7 p.m. December 17

Theresa Caputo
The sassy Long Island Medium star will be channeling the audience’s loved ones and passing along messages from the other side. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. westburymusicfair.org $59.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. December 18 through 21

Beyonce

Beyonce

The multitalented siren shares her soulful blend of funk, R&B, rock and roll, and African beats with NYC in a show sure to dazzle all those in attendance. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Barclayscenter.com $49.50-$254.50. 8 p.m. December 19 & 22

Brand New
Long Island emo at its gushiest. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35, $39 & $42. 8 p.m. December 20

Inside the Mind of Llewyn Davis
The latest from Ethan and Joel Coen finds a struggling folk singer navigating the 1960s Greenwich Village and us gathered at CAC watching him do it. Killer soundtrack, btw. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. Check website for showtimes. December 20

Ghouligans

The Ghouligans!
LI filmmakers/former Slack Pack hellraisers-turned-ghoulish freaks The Ghouligans screen episodes from their new mini-series and Christmas special along with fellow local filmmaker Dave Campfield’s horror-comedy Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas to help raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines. Titled “Horror for a Cause: Aid for the Philippines,” filmmakers and actors from both will be on hand to meet supporters, transforming this charity event into an imaginative hybrid bound to not only entertain, but also inspire. Not to be missed. Elwood Cinema, 1950 Jericho Tpke., East Northport. 631-499-7800 www.theghouligans.com $15. 7 p.m. December 26

Ms. Lauryn Hill
The former Fugees member and multi-Grammy Award-winning singer brings a whole lotta groove, soul and heart to Huntington, performing rhymes and melodies from her colorful career and hopefully several from 1998’s mega-hit The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Fresh off a three-month stint for tax evasion, she’s come to educate, and of course, rock. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75 & $100. 9 p.m. December 26

Pitbull
It’s not a beach in Ibiza, but it’ll do just fine. With Prince Royce & Jump Smokers. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Barclayscenter.com $40-$148.95. 7:30 p.m. December 26

Bay SideBayside
Queens emo sensations. With Man Overboard, NK & Modern Baseball. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20, $35. 8 p.m. December 27

Patti Smith
The punk poet rocker and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s performances bend and twist at the magnetic fields that bond together the expressive worlds of music and words and art; somehow always resulting in beauty. Not to be missed. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $35. 7:30 p.m. doors/8:30 p.m. show. December 27

Billy Joel
Serenading the ivory, in New York City, solo, for the first time since 2006, LI’s Piano Man will be ushering in the New Year with a bottle of red, a bottle of white and an extra-huge bottle of champagne. So will we. With Ben Folds Five. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Barclayscenter.com $64.50-$239. 9:30 p.m. December 31

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