Bay Fest
Brewers both big and small raise their mugs at kick off the annual American Craft Beer Week, which starts this weekend. Event catered by Bobbique of Patchogue. Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Ave., Bay Shore. VIP $55, GA $40, designated driver $15. 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. May 10

Funny Food Art Workshop
Bill Wurtzel, jazz guitarist and silly breakfast connoisseur says “YES” to playing with food. Families are invited to sing, laugh, and create unique and healthy food art alongside the author of the children’s book Funny Food. Fairway Market, 1258 Corporate Dr., Westbury. $1 registration fee. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. May 11

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. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50, $59.50. 7 p.m. May 11

Tempest Piano Trio
Internationally renowned musicians, pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler, and cellist Amit Peled collaborate to form an astounding orchestral trio. Performing: Beethoven: Trio no. 4 in B flat major Op. 11, Bernstein: Trio, and Dvorak: Trio no. 3 in f minor Op. 65. The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan. $41, $61. 2 p.m. May 11

The WailersThe Wailers
Carrying on the peaceful Rastafarian mission of Jamaican idol, Bob Marley, The Wailers perform one of reggae music’s most beloved album, the appropriately named Legend, and more. Witness founding member, bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett as he lights up the stage and faces of adoring fans. Not to be missed. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn. $15. 6 p.m. May 13

Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs
Long-time appreciator and performer of timeless blues, R&B, rock, and jazz tunes. Scaggs’ soulful tone and practiced instrumentals lay a coat of authenticity on respected American root classics as well as his own original music. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $74.50 – $117. 8 p.m. May 13


Frank Amoroso
First installment of The Oheka Chronicles trilogy, historical fiction novel Behind Every Great Fortune unfolds the intricate tale of Otto Kahn, builder of Long Island’s famed Oheka Castle and basis for the Monopoly man caricature. Could the series rival the work of fellow historical fiction all-star, Dan Brown? Amoroso will sign copies. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free attendance. 7 p.m. May 13

The Garden
Showing of Academy Award nominated documentary, The Garden. Become enthralled in the uplifting story, which highlights the power of camaraderie among a community that fights in the face of adversity to save South Central Farm in the aftermath of the infamous 1992 Los Angeles riots. Includes panel discussion and dishes made from vegetables grown at the Gateway Park Community Garden. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Members $10, public $15. 7:30 p.m. May 14

Ram Dass, Fierce Grace
Glance into the revolutionary mind of a guru of consciousness and pioneer of spiritual awareness. Enjoy a heart-warming, laughter ensuing recount of the psychedelic life and ethereal teachings of Richard Alpert- adored ex-Harvard faculty member and right hand man to the name most associated with the rise of LSD, Timothy Leary. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Members $6, public $11. 7:30 p.m. May 15

John Legend
Nine-time Grammy winning R&B legend-in-the-making brings his talent to the stage following the release of his most recent album, Love in the Future. With the track list containing collaborations with hip-hop moguls Rick Ross and Kanye West, swooning fans across the board can anticipate a fresh sounding edge to what Legend calls “gritty hip-hop soul.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $74, $84.25. 8 p.m. May 15

Quirky and captivating Brits expand upon expectations with their contagiously fun choreographed dance routines and inventive take on light shows. Alongside festival frequenters Cloud Control. Boogie shoes recommended. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N., 6th St., Brooklyn. $25. 8 p.m. May 15

Blue OctoberBlue October
Chills-invoking lead singer Justin Furstenfeld stays true to form, wearing his heart on his sleeve and dripping a powerful spectrum of emotion onto the track list of their newest album, Sway. In a sea of over-produced and watered-down mediocrity, Blue October thrives within their lyrically driven hard rock niche. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25 – $35. 7 p.m. May 16

Willie Randolph
A beloved household name and prominent figure entwined in countless remarkable success stories. Randolph shares the details of a lifetime spent as a staple in the greatest franchise in the history of sports between the covers of his book Willie Randolph, The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball. A born-and-bred New York loyalist, Randolph spent more than a decade with the Yanks, as their second baseman and captain, before spending another decade managing the squad, then putting the icing on his legacy as manager of the team’s neighboring rivals, the New York Mets. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free entry. 7 p.m. May 16

Dumpstaphunk – Spin Doctors
A co-headlined bill to be stacked high on priority lists of those who seek the funk. This tandem is a guaranteed means to an unforgettable dance party considering Dumpstaphunk’s expertise in producing perpetual groove magic and Spin Doctors’ notorious repertoire donning the infectious ‘90s smash hits “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes.” (Dumpstaphunk continues May 17 with Chali 2na & The House of Vibe.) Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn. $20. 6 p.m. May 16

Bombarding eager crowds of dance hall junkies with refreshing electro-funk so effective in its feet-moving mission that we must warn you, it may hurt to stand still. Refer to new-born single too catchy to resist “Jealous” for validation. Fans bond and rejoice when masters of party time, Chromeo give the green light to expunge their troubles into a thick layer of funk-butter and jam, effective immediately upon distribution of their first utterance of sound. Second appearance added by way of popular demand. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. $25 advance, $30 day of show. 8 p.m. May 17

ill Gates
Deliciously unique DJ/producer with a history of turning out go-to bangers and collaborating with the crème de la crème of electronic music talent. Remember to bring your notebooks in preparation for ill Gates’ impressive lesson in the art of live electronic performance showcasing intricate live sampling of original scores. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan. $15. 11 p.m. May 17


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