Legendary actor Joel Grey hosts a rare “big screen” presentation of Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, the scintillatingly original musical drama about decadence in 1931 Berlin as the Weimar Republic was about to be swept away forever by Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. The movie, which premiered in 1972, earned Grey an Oscar for his role as the leering, sneering Emcee of the seedy Kit Kat Club, where the vulnerable performer, Sally Bowles, was played by Liza Minnelli—Judy Garland’s daughter—who won an Oscar, too. The film, based on Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories, earned eight Oscars in total. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $49-$59. 7 p.m. Feb. 23.
The actor best known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files is holding off on chasing TV aliens and strapping on a guitar as he takes his band on the road to promote his debut rock album, crash-landing on LI. David Duchovny did not play the six-string until his 50s, but the actor, writer and director had enough material to put together Hell or Highwater, his first album, which dropped in 2015. Duchovny, who blends country, folk and alternative rock, is expected to also unleash some new tracks of what has been sometimes described as “Dad Rock.” Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$150. 8 p.m. Feb. 23.
This guitarist for seminal prog rock band Genesis is playing all the band’s hits, including “The Musical Box,” “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” and “Supper’s Ready” as his world tour stops on Long Island. Aside from the classics, he’s also been performing some of the gems he had to sacrifice. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 23.
This deathcore band takes its name from the old English word for executioner, a fitting exemplifier of their fiercely morbid style. With hits like “Lie to My Face,” “Drown Me in Blood” and “Slit Wrist Saviour,” Carnifex stands out for their savage live performances, aiming to give fans a true out of body “experience” that will never be forgotten. Warming up the crowd are Fallujah, Rings of Saturn, Lorna Shore, She Must Burn and The Machinist. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $18-$20. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
Triton Fights 1
New York’s two biggest promoters merge to create a competition pitting the best MMA athletes against each other for epic fights. The main events are Gotti vs. Wolter fighting for the Welterweight Title and Olcott vs. Larkin for the Featherweight Title, with other pairings being Puglia vs. Razuri, Della Rocca vs. Levi, Pierro vs. Picciano, Maldonado vs. NASR, and Quinones vs. Dugwen with more fights TBA. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $49.99-$999. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.
Known for his television hosting, his role on ER and his judgeship on America’s Got Talent, Howie Mandel takes his dynamic presence to a new level with his entertaining comedy, which he dials up depending on the audience. With adult-ears only humor, Mandel crafts a show based on audience interaction, keeping the crowd in stitches with his sardonic humor and his acerbic wit. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.
American Jazz fusion legends Spyro Gyra will perform their R&B, funk and pop-infused jazz hits to a delighted audience. This prolific group, which has released over 30 albums that sold more than 10 million copies, is a blast on the road, thriving in their live performances. Will they perform their top hits, like “Shaker Song” and “Morning Dance”? Only one way to find out! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.
Marcia Ball and The Subdudes
These two New Orleans-based music acts get LI in the mood for Martis Gras! Ball is known for singing the blues while playing the piano. The Subdudes blend jazz, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. Bound to be one truly unforgettable night! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $49-$65. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.
Unforgettable Fire & 42
These two tribute bands pay homage to a pair of the best current music acts from across the pond. Unforgettable Fire, named for U2’s fourth album, will play the best of the iconic Irish rock group. And 42, named for the popular Coldplay song of the same name, performs tunes by the British alt-rockers. Prepare to be wowed. Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$35. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.
De La Ghetto and Alex Sensation
Puerto Rican reggae singer/songwriter De La Ghetto known for hits like “Pegate!” “Siete El Boom” and “Tu y Yo” partners up with Colombian DJ Alex Sensation for a wild night. Both known for partying, dropping wild beats and infectious personalities, these two Latin artists and party animals lead crowds in a crazy night of fun. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $35. 10 p.m. Feb. 24.
Comedian and co-host of of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic, Florentine’s wicked jokes will make audience members roll with laughter. He’ll relate to your everyday problems with an angry twist as he tells his view on society. He holds no punches and isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. Be prepared to laugh at get dark with his humor. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 8:30, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25.
First known for TV appearances like Gabe in Next to Normal and Tripp Van der Bilt in Gossip Girl, this actor and singer eventually made a name for himself in the Broadway community with performances in Rent, the creation of Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can, Grease Live! and the film version of Les Miserables. Now back on TV with a role in BrainDead, Tveit brings his singing talents to live audiences with covers of rock songs and Broadway tunes. Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$65. 8 p.m. Feb. 25.
Billy Mira and The Hitmen
A Vegas-style modern Americana big band (with a bit of edge), Billy Mira and the Hitmen perform hits by Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Queen and the Stray Cats between comedy bits and Billy’s celebrity impressions. The band brings rollicking fun and humor to any event, so this is bound to be an extraordinary gig of extraordinary songs and knee-slappin’ hilarity! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $20. 8 p.m. Feb. 25.
Wonderous Stories – The Concert for Bangladesh Re-visited
In memory of George Harrison’s famous concert for Bangladesh in 1971 at Madison Square Garden, the band Wonderous Stories will perform the concert right on the late Beatles guitarist’s birthday. It’ll be night to remember, complete with the sitars and other Indian instruments. Money from the event will go toward The Cancer Society in memory of George Harrison. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $32-$47. 8 p.m. Feb. 25.
Best Worst Things That Ever Could Have Happened
Acclaimed theater director Lonny Price’s acclaimed new documentary explores the creation of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along and charts the journey of the original cast in the 30-plus years since the musical debuted on Broadway in 1981. The original, much-ballyhooed production was panned by the critics and closed after just 16 performances, but went on to attain musical theater legendary status. Original cast members cast members Mana Allen and Paul Hyams discuss the film after the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder
Classic good ‘ole grassroot-country and blues is in the house whenever these Grammy winners step onstage. It’s the tenth year anniversary for the duo’s full-length: Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby LP, which featured grassroots covers of hits like Rick James “She’s a Super Freak.” They’ll be new tunes to love and old grassroots classics to enjoy, for the night. Splintering fast dance tempos will be sure to have feet stomping and roofs collapsing to good country tunes. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $35-$65. 7:30 p.m. March 1.
Andrew Dice Clay
The controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV over his infamous “adult nursery rhymes” remains popular despite his critics, claiming the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Die-hard fans of “The Dice Man” recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane or his autobiography The Filthy Truth. Come see why he’s still calling himself the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. March 1-3.
Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Russo Millien, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
Featured Photo: Legendary jazz fusion masters Spyro Gyra groove YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 24! (Photo: Spyro Gyra official Facebook profile)