The Both
Brought together by fate and flourishing with chemistry. The melodic success of this rockin’ tandem is not to be compared to the commercialized bubblegum pop ordinarily associated with the concept of a male/female duo. Celebrate this marriage of Ted Leo’s messy punk roots and Aimee Mann’s knack for sassy, insightful songwriting. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn. $25. 8 p.m. May 1

United InkUnited Ink: Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival
Calling all body art enthusiasts!  Opportunity to be tattooed by one of 100+ of the country’s best tattoo artists, or just hang out in the same room with them, no pressure. All Weekend. Live music performances including but not limited to Dead Superstar, sprinkling hard-rock juices over attendees Saturday at 9 p.m. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. Single Day Pass $19.50, Weekend Pass $50. 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. May 2, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. May 3, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. May 4

Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Doubt everything you think you know about originals vs. remakes. This Creedence Clearwater Revival cover band does more than justice to their classic rock hits. Original members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford hold down the rhythm section while overqualified new kids on the block John Tristao, Kurt Griffey, and Steve Gunner complete the package. Prepare for a mixed crowd of old school rockers revisiting old memories and young whippersnappers being newly exposed to favorites like “Susie Q” and “Lodi,” aiming to prove that not all hope is lost on generation Y. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 950 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $62.50, $74. 8 p.m. May 2

Long Island Marathon
Forgot to get in shape again this year? You’re off the hook! It may be too late to register to run the races, but there are still plenty of reasons to attend Long Island Marathon weekend. The Sports and Fitness Expo is free to attend and open to the public, so drink in some fitness knowledge, enjoy some free sample products, and cheer on participating athletes from the sidelines. Remember, if you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter! Eisenhower Park, East Meadow & Mitchel Athletic Complex, Uniondale. Free Admission. May 2-4

Jenny McCarthy“Dirty, Sexy, Funny” featuring Jenny McCarthy and Friends
Why embarrass yourself when Jenny McCarthy and friends can do it for you? Do more than giggle and blush with this gaggle of lushes, whose goal is to go where no man would ever willingly go to uncover the dirty, sometimes unfortunate truth about the trials and tribulations of womanhood. For mature audiences only. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $52.50, $63, $80.25. 8 p.m. May 3

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
While the Beatles were largely the transcendental aural manifestation of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s songwriting chemistry, The GOASTT is the musical realization of son Sean Lennon and girlfriend/model/musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl’s relationship. Folksy, psychedelic, sometimes magical, the pair will be drifting in and out of numbers from their latest dream, Midnight Sun. Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn. Entry with purchase of new album Midnight Sun. 2 p.m. May 3

Hofstra University Transfer

Against Me!
The punk rock stalwarts are touring in support of their latest, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, a ferocious freight train of a record that chronicles singer/guitarist Laura Jane Grace’s transformation from Thomas Gabel in fiery, explosive and chaotic glory. With Tony Molina & Big Eyes. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan. $25. 7 p.m. May 3

Still growing hatchlings of the ever-popular festival jam band scene. With sounds and grooves similar to those of Moe and The Disco Biscuits. Get carried away on a musical journey exploring a wide spectrum of vibes ranging from cool ambience to hectic light and sound collisions. With Jimkata and Aqueous. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn. $15 advance, $18 day of show. 9 p.m. May 3

Greenport Craft Fair
It’s May. It’s Sunday. Cue: OMG I forgot Mother’s Day panic-mode. Don’t fret. You still have another week. Act on your well-timed epiphany at the Greenport Craft Fair where 50 exhibitors will be stationed to facilitate your triumph. Front Lawn of Greenport High School, 720 Front St., Greenport. Free Admission. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 4

Sid the Science Kid
For parents and children alike. Join Sid and company as they question, explore, and discover their surroundings in this one of a kind, interactive experience. Directed by puppeteer and actor John Tartaglia. Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stonybrook, Stonybrook. $15. 4 p.m. May 4

A perfectly trendy ladies’ Sunday Funday event. Gather with Brooklyn’s most stylish fashionistas to raid tons of rad vendors and create unique DIY accessories while an assortment of DJs and performers set a cool, easy tone all afternoon. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 165 Banker St., Brooklyn. $3. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 4

Woodland Wildflowers Nature Walk
A three-mile walk through Nassau County’s largest nature preserve. Force the memory of the cold, dead winter out of your mind as you get familiar with the inhabitants of Kettle Pond and marvel at the park’s lush, freshly bloomed trees and flowers. Bill Paterson Nature Center at Muttontown Preserve, 25A west of Jericho-Oyster Bay Rd., on Muttontown Lane (south side of 25A). $5. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 4

Rob ThomasAn Evening with Rob Thomas
Experience Rob Thomas as he’s never been experienced before. The performance is designed to exude a comfortable closeness with the record-breaking Matchbox Twenty front-man/solo star/collaborative genius as he pays tribute to his entire life’s work so far. Not to be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $84.75, $107, $117, $128.50, $171. 8:30 p.m. May 5

Mariano Rivera
Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. (Photo credit: Keith Allison/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons)

Mariano Rivera
The Yankees legend will be posing for photographs and autographing copies of his new memoir The Closer. It is unclear whether Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” will be pumped through the store’s sound system throughout the event. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 7 p.m. May 6

John Edward
One of the nation’s most loved psychic mediums- born, raised, and currently residing on Long Island. Edward shares his otherworldly gifts with audiences all over the globe, appearing on countless talk shows, starring in his own television programs, penning best-selling books, and providing one-on-one insights to those who are patient enough to endure as he works through his lengthy waiting list. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $117.50, $171, $250.50. 7:30 p.m. May 7

Moody Blues
Snubbed yet again (!!) by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, these rock journeymen will undoubtedly be greeted with resounding applause and adulation during this three-night stand. Amen. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 950 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50, $59.50. 8 p.m. May 7, 8 & 9

Moms will agree that Mother’s Day should, at the very least, be a long weekend celebration. Take it upon yourselves to make that notion a reality because not unlike the dishes or laundry, nobody is going to do it for you! Skip out on the after-work chores just this once and “Indulge” yourself with a night of shopping, massages, manicures, food sampling, and live entertainment. Plus, hunky firemen posing for a charitable calendar campaign. Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Free Admission. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. May 8

Sonic nuclear assault via multi-soundscape, largely instrumental visions bleeding beauty and chaos—from Scotland. With Majeure. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. $27.50 ADV/$30 DOS. 8 p.m. May 9

Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson. (Photo credit: The Late Late Show/Facebook)

Craig Ferguson
Fresh off his announcement that he’ll be stepping down as host of The Late Late Show next year, the always hilarious and insanely wacky comedian will be sharing a very long, drawn-out “awkward pause” with all those in attendance. Once it ends, he’ll be cracking them up. Will Geoff Peterson, his robot skeleton sidekick, be making a cameo? Or perhaps Secretariat, the costumed horse?! Only one way to find out. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. $45-$55. 8 p.m. May 9

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
The son of Zepp’s (and rock’s) infamous drummer keeps the songs and madness of the legendary, Almighty Led Zeppelin alive. Not-to-be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $45-$99.50. 8 p.m. May 9

Thrilling Adventure HourThe Thrilling Adventure Hour
Revel in the lost joys of old time radio shows as the style is brought to life on stage. Includes original segments “Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars,” a supernatural suspense in which an Earth man, Sparks Nevada, is sent to protect the Red Planet, and “Beyond Belief,” a show featuring a married couple solving paranormal mysteries. To better prepare for this surely unfamiliar sounding presentation, check out the Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast. Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan. $30, $40. 8 p.m. May 10


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