The Faint
Don’t call it a comeback. With a reinvented creative process, The Faint has injected passion and fun back into their punk rock-esque artistry. Their newest album, Doom Abuse, is raw and unpolished in a good way. Meant to be conceived holistically rather than track-by-track, it seeks to implore exploration and curiosity within accidental recurring themes, unveiling a rare and genuine insight into the subconscious minds behind the music. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., Manhattan. $25. 8 p.m. May 19

Barbara Williams
Signing and speaking on behalf of her new instructional hockey book, Positive Power. Williams is a Suffolk County Long Island Sports Hall of Fame inductee and also the first female skating coach in the National Hockey League. Ideal for young hockey players ages 7-14 aiming to get an edge over their competition by learning from the best. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free Admission. 7 p.m. May 20

Conor Oberst
Better known as the thought provoking lyricist and singer with the voice sweet as a bowl of oranges for Bright Eyes, Oberst remains equally if not more sentimentally driven as a solo act. Album release celebration event for his latest venture, Upside Down Mountain. Strummin’ pain and bliss and everything in between with his fingers. Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn. $20 at the door. 7 p.m. May 20

Emily GiffinEmily Giffin
From The New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue comes another beautifully written tale, The One and Only—a story of love and trust told through the eyes of a tragically relatable heroine. When the safety net of routine is ripped from beneath Shea Rigsby, will she land gracefully or get tied up? Emily Giffin will be speaking and signing copies. Book Revue 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free Admission. 7 p.m. May 21

Blackmore’s Night
Renaissance inspired folk melodies as authentic as they are joyous. Party like it’s 1599 with a modern twist with Blackmore’s Night. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $48.50-$76. 8 p.m. May 22

Manchester OrchesraManchester Orchestra
In support of their third record, Simple Math. Andy Hull and the rest of Manchester Orchestra are back with vengeance, spilling their guts lyrically and compositionally to take listeners on a guided journey through all of the most human pangs and prides. With Balance and Composure and Kevine Devine and the Goddamn Band. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. $22.50 advance/ $27 day of show. 7 p.m. May 22

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Rusted Root/The Wailers
Notorious happy-makers Rusted Root and The Wailers double-headline this love and good vibes fest, sure to send fans home smiling and exasperated, but forever thirsty for more. Rusted Root has laid countless tracks for feature films including Matilda and Ice Age as well as having performed beside powerhouses Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews Band. The Wailers continue their New York run lead by founding member Aston “Family Man” on the bass. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $31-$60. 8 p.m. May 23

Jim Jefferies
Australia’s quickly rising shining star, stand-up comedian and television actor Jim Jefferies takes the stage offering up a taste of everyone’s favorite medicine: laughter. Writer and star of FX series, Legit, Jefferies knows what it is to couple content with performance in such a way that anyone with a pulse can get a kick out of. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $48. 7 p.m. May 23

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Chelsea Handler at the 2012 Time 100 Gala. (Photo credit: David Shankbone/WikiMedia Commons)
Chelsea Handler
Boisterous but lovable host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler turns up to sign copies of her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Nobody gets into trouble more hilariously (or frequently) than Ms. Handler, so one can expect silver-lined misadventures galore between the covers of a memoir dedicated to her worldly travels. Her book signing is followed by a stand-up performance at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free Admission. 2 p.m. May 23

Men are from Mars Women are from Venus- LIVE
Actor Peter Story stars in this theatrical, comedic rendition of the best-selling book of the decade, Men are from Mars Women are from Venus by John Gray. For adults only. This witty, helplessly significant collection of scenarios is brought to life on stage in what Story calls “a delicious evening of entertainment.” The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $52.65. 8 p.m. May 24


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