Long Beach International Film Festival
Celebrities expected to attend this third-annual seaside cinema showcase include Joan Jett, Daniel Baldwin and others—maybe even Billy Crystal. That’s aside from all the independent movie releases from around the world, film and music events, Q&A panels with award-winning filmmakers and directors and more. Events include the “Shorts on the Beach” Film Series at The Allegria Hotel. Features, shorts, documentaries and more will also be screening at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre on Saturday and Sunday. Although the festival kicked off Wednesday, there’s plenty to do with the Long Island International Film Festival last month now over, the Hamptons International Film Festival not until October and the Gold Coast International Film Festival not until November. Various locations, times and prices. longbeachfilm.com Through Aug. 4

Yellow Ape Film Festival
This is not your parents’ film fest. Ten local filmmakers will compete for the “midnight-hour audience” with flicks that range from quirky comedies to disturbing slasher movies. Plus comedy acts, burlesque dancers, drag performances, Elvis impersonators and live music. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $15 Members, $20 Public. 7 p.m. July 31

Miley Cyrus
We knew she wouldn’t forget about us. Miley will hit the Long Island’s biggest stage less than three months after she cancelled her Bangerz Tour due to an illness. She’s back with the provocative hip and tongue gyrations and eccentric outfits that have catapulted her to unbelievable heights. Only in America! She’ll perform hits such as “Wrecking Ball,” “We Can’t Stop” and classics like “The Climb” and “Who Owns My Heart.” Get the Twerk Meter ready. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com. $20-$109.25. 7 p.m. Aug. 1

Big Head Todd & The Monsters
This Colorado-based blues-rock group will give the Island a taste of their mountain-flavored tunes while touring to promote their 14th album. With opening act Ryan Montbleau. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$50  7 p.m. Aug. 1

Trace Adkins
Country music star and winner of last year’s Celebrity Apprentice, Trace Adkins is bringing his own brand of honky-tonk to the island. A character actor wrapped up in dungarees and a cowboy hat, Adkins knows how to entertain with his wildly popular songs like “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing” and “Ladies Love Country Boys,” while leaving his audience with lumps in their throats with his portraits of home country life. To paraphrase, You Don’t Wanna Miss This. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45-$85. 8 p.m. Aug. 1

A Tribute to Johnny Winter
The blues legend was slated to headline this concert himself before he passed away in Europe recently. Now, the Rock ‘n’ Brews Fest will be a tribute in his honor, featuring brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and Savoy Brown’s Kim. They will perform their greatest hits interspersed by a selection of Johnny Winter songs. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Aug  1
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Nine Inch Nails perform in Germany.
Nine Inch Nails perform in Germany.

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Nine Inch Nails / Soundgarden
This is the first time Soundgarden is playing on LI in three years—not including the Seattle grunge rock band’s front man, Chris Cornell, doing solo shows in the city—and it’s been twice as long for Cincinnati industrial rock icon, NIN. This time around, both Cornell and NIN leader Trent Reznor are co-celebrating 20 years since seminal releases—Superunknown for the former, Downward Spiral for the latter. With opening act Oneohtrix Point Never. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com.$29.50-$117.65. 7 p.m. Aug. 1

Ed Kowalczyk
This singer/songwriter from Pennsylvania is touring to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the multi-platinum-selling album Throwing Copper, by he and his former alt-rock band Live that he founded in the late 1980s. The group split up six years ago, but Kowalczyk’s kept the music alive, and been churning out new material ever since. Don’t miss this chance to catch him and Live’s hits in such an intimate setting. Trust us. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. Aug. 2

Ziggy Marley
Bob’s son is keeping the reggae revolution alive! A multi-Grammy Award-winning musician with deep roots in rock and reggae, with the dreadlocks to back him up, his unique blend of music, spirit and soul will have all those in attendance basking in the transcendental delivery of those sunny beach jams at the peak of this summer. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org. $75, $90, $105. 8 p.m. Aug. 2

Ballroom with a Twist
This stage show will feature professional ballroom dancers from Dancing With The Stars, as well as fan-favorite contestants from So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the biggest names in both singing and dancing perform together live. For fans of TV talent shows, “Ballroom with a Twist” is a can’t-miss event. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$70. 7 p.m. Aug. 2

6:35 Fest
Local faithful and clergy will join hands for this Christian music festival starring Big Daddy Weave and The City Harmonic, Love & The Outcome, Je’Kob, Ike Ndolo, and Rust Iron Green. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30. 3 p.m. Aug. 3

Impressionism Exhibit Reception
The opening reception for this exhibit celebrates the style of painting originating in France in the 1860s, defined as being characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and color. Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council Phoenix Gallery, 139 South Country Rd., Bellport. brookhavenarts.org Free. 1 p.m. Aug. 3

Boz Scaggs
This musical seeker and man of sizable talent is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who explores blues, R&B, rock and jazz. He’ll be playing such hits as “Lowdown,” “What Can I Say,” “Lido Shuffle” and “It’s Over.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 3

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Patent Pending
Hometown pop-punk heroes are making the long drive from their native Mt. Sinai to Amityville for their latest show to remind all the emo kids to cheer up. Check out this feature on the band in the Press from last summer. With opening acts This Good Robot, Here’s to You, The Space Pimps and Check Engine Light. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 5 p.m. Aug. 3

Jack and the Beanstalk
The whole family will enjoy this musical version of the classic fairy tale. A young boy named Jack plants some magic beans, which grow into a giant beanstalk that reaches the sky. But when he starts stealing riches from the evil giant who lives on top of the beanstalk, Jack gets in a lot of trouble! Will Jack live happily ever after? Only one way to find out. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $14.50-$18.50. 11 a.m. Aug. 5

Dark Star Orchestra
Dead Heads, unite! Dark Star Orchestra paints a fresh, new picture of cherished, older memories, channeling the energy of Jerry and the boys of The Grateful Dead. Expect either a direct replay of a past set list or a mix straight out of the Dead’s storied catalog. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. p.m. Aug 5

John Fogerty & Jackson Browne
Nobody makes a flannel shirt look as fashionable as this “Fortunate Son” who’s coming to Jones Beach with Jackson Browne, two cool rock and roll legends with a legacy of great music between them that will surely stand the test of time. From “Bad Moon Rising” to “Centerfield” (with its plaintive plea, “Put me in, coach!”) Fogerty has earned 18 Gold Albums, 10 Platinum Albums and even been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Gifted singer/songwriter Jackson Browne cemented his reputation decades ago with his third record, Late For The Sky, with its literate, heart-felt meditative masterpiece, “For a Dancer.”  And now in time for this tour it’s been re-mastered and re-released, as Browne gets ready to unveil his 14th studio album later this fall, Standing in the Breach, which is sure to express his earnest advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, safe energy and the value of the arts—and the complicated affairs of the heart. No other popular performer today has successfully combined such an uncompromising level of emotional artistry with a compelling vision of social justice like Jackson Browne. Fogerty has been going down that long, winding “Mystic Highway” since he and his inimitable band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, played Woodstock, and he’s still knocking people’s socks off with his great distinctive voice, fantastic guitar work and an unstoppable bayou-boogie beat. Fogerty’s repertoire of hits never grows old. And to imagine him on a bill with Jackson Browne, each performing full sets with their own bands. Together, their music has been the soundtrack to generations. It promises to be a night for the ages. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com.$31-$72.15. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Kiss / Def Leppard
Eighty’s hair band rockers Kiss and Def Leppard storm the beach to rock n’ roll all night. These legendary bands promise to kick off a night to remember with Kiss’s notoriously over-the-top lighting and sound production and Def Leppard’s signature glam metal style that’s sure to provoke Hysteria for their 40-Year Anniversary Heroes Tour. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com.$31-$72.15. 7 p.m. Aug. 6

Hillary Clinton
The Hillary Clinton book tour/pseudo-pre-presidential campaign-or-something-like-that is coming to Long Island. The former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator will sign copies of her new memoir, Hard Choices, but only for those who have a ticket to the event. Here’s what you need to know: Fans must purchase a copy of the book at Book Revue for a ticket. Each customer gets one ticket per book. The former First Lady is only signing copies of the book, nothing else. Customers who previously purchased a copy of the book from the Book Revue can return to the store with their receipt in order to get a ticket for the event. Whew! Plenty of guidelines. But this is a hot ticket, so what did you expect? Anyway, ask her if she’s running for president and let us know what she says. Maybe you’ll have better luck than our colleagues! The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com. Price of book. 6 p.m. Aug. 6

—Compiled by Arielle Martinez, Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Nikki Donato, Jamie Franchi and Timothy Bolger


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