DEV (“Like a G6”, “Dancing in the Dark”) performs all her earworm radio hits plus her new single with Enrique Iglesias, “Naked,” at MIDDLE COUNTRY BEER GARDEN on Saturday, 4.28.
ANTHONY RANERI @ REVOLUTION Over the past 12 years, Bayside, a local band from Queens, climbed its way to become a heavy-hitter in the punk rock world of the music industry. Raneri, vocalist/guitarist, prime songwriter and the only original member since its inception, fronts the band. After releasing five proper albums as Bayside, Raneri decided to release his own collection of songs on New Cathedrals (Gumshoe Records, 2012). But he has made it clear that Bayside will remain his main project. Last summer Raneri hinted at the possibility of writing a solo record, which around five months later became a reality. Raneri is now on a tour in support of the new album, and don’t worry, he’ll be playing Bayside songs acoustically, but definitely expect to hear a bunch of his own songs from the new album. With Steve Soboslai (Punchline). Saturday, 4.28, 8 p.m. —Anthony Dobrini
NEW YORK GUITAR EXPO @ CURE OF ARS CHURCH Thousands of music lovers, instrument collectors and players from metro-NYC and the tri-state region will descend upon our little hamlet of Merrick this weekend for the biggest guitar show and expo to hit the area in more than 15 years. Dozens of exhibits include big names like DR Strings, DGN Custom Guitars, Lazy B Cigar Box Guitars, Music Emporium and more. On Saturday, the Les Paul Foundation stops by with some of Les’ own personal artifacts and guitars. Door prizes will be given out each hour of the show. If you bring a guitar or amp to sell or trade, they’ll knock two bucks off your admission. For a full run-down, visit www.nyguitarexpo.com. Saturday, 4.28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 4.29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.—Jaclyn Gallucci
ROCK OUT AUTISM @ NUTTY IRISHMAN FARMINGDALE A group of Long Island teens, including founders Rafe Tangorra and Gina Cardino, bring their benefit rock concert to the Nutty to raise funds for a local autism center in their community. And we’re not talking pocket change here. In only three annual events, Rock Out Autism has grossed more than $50,000. Yes, 50 grand, 100 percent of which was donated back to centers for autism to help pay for the services that many children and young adults struggling with autism need. This year’s show will feature Paging Grace, Nick Tangorra, The Walking Tree, Homebound, Trish Torrales, and the No. 1 New York Foreigner Tribute, Head Games. Be there! Saturday, 4.28, 2 p.m.—JG
THE ART OF DEATH @ SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY/EAST END ARTS COUNCIL Victorian-era mourning jewelry, memorial hair wreaths and hair jewelry, veils, a tombstone and coffins—The images and traditions of death are explored in “Death Becomes Her,” a new exhibit at the Suffolk County Historical Society (300 W. Main St., Riverhead), featuring contemporary artworks, alongside objects and artifacts from the Suffolk County Historical Society collection. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will also feature metaphysical and paranormal events throughout the month of May. Exhibiting concurrently down the road at the East End Arts Council (133 E. Main St.) is all-media art show, La Morte, opening the same evening with a reception from 5-7 p.m. La Morte also features a series of paranormal events during the month. Visit www.eastendarts.org and www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org for full schedules. Friday, 4.27. —JG
RAMMSTEIN @ NASSAU COLISEUM, 8 p.m. A reflection of how music has gone global, industrial metal outfit Rammstein has somehow managed to make inroads into the American market even though essentially all the band’s songs are sung in German. And while certain exceptions have been made by recording material sung in Spanish, Russian, French and the occasional English-rendered Depeche Mode cover, these Teutonic heavyweights are now headlining arenas in the States despite getting their point across in what frontman Till Lindemann describes as “the language of anger.” Saturday, 4.28.—Dave Gil de Rubio
AMAZIN’ METS CONFERENCE @ HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Former players including Rusty Staub and Ed Kranepool, baseball historians, sportswriters, statisticians, bloggers, biographers and fans come together for a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Mets with panels, meet-and-greets, exhibits, performances and a raffle of Amazin’ NY Mets merch. Thursday, 4.26. Through 4.28.—Daphne Livingston
YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER @ GALLERY NORTH This impressive group of book illustrators gathers for a never-before-seen presentation of books, plus original artwork for sale. Artists include Jeff Fisher, illustrator of The Velveteen Rabbit, Art Cummings, illustrator and writer of There’s a Monster Eating My House & more. Through 5.5.—DL
IMMORTAL BELOVED/ALEC BALDWIN/BOB BALABAN @ GUILD HALL, 7:30 p.m. Baldwin hosts a screening of the 1994 film focused on Beethoven and the mystery surrounding his last letter written before his death, which he addressed to the elusive “immortal beloved.” A chat with Baldwin and actor Bob Balaban follows. Saturday, 4.28. —Michael Ventimiglia
BOB WEIR-SOLO ACOUSTIC @ NYCB THEATRE @ WESTBURY Always known for being the musically restless type, the Grateful Dead’s youngest founding member has at various times involved himself as a member of Kingfish, Bobby and the Midnites and RatDog along with post-Jerry Garcia projects The Other Ones and The Dead. Weir’s non-stop music-making finds him taking the stage at Westbury despite recently swinging through town playing a string of dates with Furthur. Saturday, 4.28. —DGdR
TODD SHEAFFER (OF RAILROAD EARTH) @ GREY HORSE TAVERN With his roots rock/newgrass combo Railroad Earth two years removed from its last studio outing, a 2010 self-titled fifth album, frontman Todd Sheaffer hits the North Shore, acoustic guitar at the ready. And while he’s most recently known for his involvement of the aforementioned Stillwater, New Jersey-based band, Sheaffer also made his bones with From Good Homes, which is planning to play Brooklyn Bowl next month. Saturday, 4.28.–DGdR
MARILYN MANSON @ THE PARAMOUNT @ The Paramount Not quite the omni-present pop culture icon that it was back in the 1990s, Marilyn Manson has nonetheless stayed creative. In the past decade, the band’s namesake has kept busy attempting a directorial debut (the unreleased Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll), started an art movement/art gallery (Celebration Corporation) and for his adulterous affair with actress Evan Rachel Wood. The band has finally returned to making music with the impending release of Born Villain. Self-described by bassist Twiggy Ramirez as “a little more of a punk rock Mechanical Animals without sounding pretentious…” fans will have to hit Huntington in order to find out for themselves. Sunday, 4.29. —DGdR
BARRY MANILOW @ RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL Making up this string of dates that were originally supposed to be played in February, Barry Manilow is the quintessential guilty pleasure. He’s not only the kind of innocuous talent who’s a favorite of Jewish grandmothers anywhere, but a mainstay of morning talk shows (even if Elizabeth Hasselback’s conservative perspectives caused him to beg off The View in recent years). With his 2-year residency at Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel ending this past December, Manilow is back out on the road. Diehards trumpet the man’s obvious talents as a showman and while much of what he traffics in qualifies as schmaltz, there’s no denying this native Brooklynite knows his way around a hook and a harmony and will be playing to a house full of diehards out pledging their collective love to the Manilow-meister. Monday, 4.30. Through 5.2. —DGdR
VINCE GILL @ NYCB THEATRE @ WESTBURY One of country music’s most versatile performers, Vince Gill possesses a killer combo of honeyed vocals and killer guitar skills that has not only resulted in a much-respected solo career, but membership in Pure Prairie League and backup bands for Ricky Skaggs and Rodney Crowell. And that doesn’t even include the time Mark Knopfler invited him to join Dire Straits. Rumor has it that he’s working with Bonnie Tyler but with the diehard hockey fan’s hometown team set to square up against the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, expect to hear mentions of Gill’s beloved Nashville Predators. Thursday, 5.3. —DGdR
Bob Weir-Solo Acoustic @ NYCB THEATRE @ WESTBURY Always known for being the musically restless type, the Grateful Dead’s youngest founding member has at various times involved himself as a member of Kingfish, Bobby and the Midnites and RatDog along with post-Jerry Garcia projects The Other Ones and The Dead. Weir’s non-stop music-making finds him taking the stage at Westbury despite recently swinging through town playing a string of dates with Furthur. —DGdR
Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik @ Highline Ballroom, 8 p.m.
Joe Brooks @ Revolution, 6 p.m.
With Corey Balsamo, Charlie Dane & Madeline Luongo.
The Punch Brothers @ Town Hall, 8 p.m.
With JESCA HOOP.
Inquisition/Black Anvil/Woe/Trenchgrinder @ St. Vitus, 8 p.m. Inquisition also appears with Castevet & Villains on 4.27.
Earth, Fire And Light @ 9 East Contemporary
Pit-fired clay sculptures by Hugh McElroy and nature-inspired archetypal Lightscapes created using powdered carbon by Richard Vaux. Through 4.28.
Bowling For Soup @ Gramercy Theatre, 7 p.m. With Patent Pending, Freshman 15 & Sandlot Heroes.
Major League/Carousel Kings/Darling Parade/Auburn @ Vibe Lounge, 5 p.m. With Tip the Truck, We Stand Tall, The B-List & White Line Tiger.
Carlos Mencia @ Governor’s Comedy, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Also 4.28, 7 & 10:30 p.m.
Season Opener @ Belmont Racetrack
Death Cab for Cutie w/ The Magik*Magik Orchestra @ Beacon Theatre, 8 p.m. With Youth Lagoon. Through 4.29.
Chicago @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury, 8 p.m.
The Feelies @ Bell House, 9 p.m.
Soulfly @ Gramercy Theatre, 5:30 p.m. With Insight, Long Kody, Iratetion & Wykked Wytch.
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx @ The Paramount, 8 p.m.
Somethin’ Fresh @ Revolution, 7 p.m. With One Step Ahead & 7th Son.
Marilu Henner @ Barnes & Noble 86th St., 7 p.m.
Tyrone Wells feat. Joe Brooks @ The City Winery, 8 p.m. Also 5.2.
Vinny G. (Jersey Shore) @ Book Revue, 7 p.m.
Ladies of Laughter @ Brokerage Comedy, 10:30 p.m.
Spring Auction @ St. Joseph’s School, 6:30 p.m. $7 admission includes 25 tickets, cake, coffee & tea. Extra tickets $2 per card.
Veterans Stand Down @ Suffolk Community College, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fed, state, county and private agencies assist vets in need of health, employment, financial, housing, educational, and VA benefit services. Plus meal station, hair-cut station, food pantry and clothing closet. Call 631-853-8387 for transportation.
Olivia Newton-John @ Barnes & Noble 18th St., 6 p.m.
Bracelet Lottery @ McFadden’s, 8 p.m.
Pick a wristband for $1, $2 & $3 drinks till 10 p.m. One lucky winner will get to drink free all night!
Biennial Science Conference @ Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Presentations/updates. Field trip on 4.28.
Fine Arts & Crafts Springtime Gala @ Syosset-Woodbury Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chocolatiers, pie makers, cookie designers, artists, monogrammed items, photographers, antique furniture, potters, ceramics, personalized and engraved items, floral and wreath designers, mural artist, marble trinkets, jewelry, stained glass, decoupage, dolls, quilting, Malaysian lamps, tapestry and Chinese art—to name a few! Also 4.29.
Biennial Science Conference @ Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Meet at the terminal for a field trip to Sailors Haven & Watch Hill for guided tours of research and project sites on Fire Island. Bring lunch!
Merrick Spring Festival @ Merrick LIRR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rides, food, and vendors, ranging from crafters, artists, unusual gift vendors, service companies, and non-profits. Also 4.29.—MV
Tulip Festival & Parade @ Our Lady of Grace Church, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Awesome ’80s Prom @ Webster Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Girls Scouts 100th Birthday @ East Islip Middle School, 1-4 p.m. This free event includes crafts, balloons, music, face painting and snacks using Girl Scout cookies. Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated.
John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders @ City Winery, 8 p.m.
This Time Around/Batten Down the Hatches @ Broadway Bar, 4 p.m. With Ronald Raygun, Makeshift, Never Go Pro, and many more.
The Great Commission @ Vibe Lounge, 4 p.m. With We Are Defiance, Serianna, Convictions and more.
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals @ B.B. King Blues Club, 7:30 & 10 p.m.
Stars of Doo-Wop @ Tilles Center, 7 p.m. With Freddy Cannon, The Belmonts, The Original Orlons, The Teenagers and Gene Chandler.
Squeeze @ Roseland Ballroom, 8 p.m. With the English Beat.
The Wizard of Oz @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Also 4.29, noon & 3 p.m.
Javier Colon @ YMCA Boulton Center, 8 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird @ Bay Street Theatre, 8 p.m. A screening celebrating Harper Lee’s birthday.
Port Chuck Band (General Hospital) @ Governor’s, 2 p.m.
Steve Hofstetter @ Brokerage, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Hofstetter has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed, Comedy All-Stars and more. He is currently touring to promote his new album, which reached number one on iTunes’ comedy charts.
When Death Calls @ Cinema Arts Centre, 11 p.m. A B-movie of thrills with legendary scream queens.
Halfway to Halloween Costume Party @ The Loyal Dog, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.
Innis & Gunn Sampling @ Syosset Beverage, 1-3 p.m.
L’Amore Della Musica @ Atria Cutter Mill, 2-3 p.m. The renowned woodwind group performs. Free and open to the public.
Free Comedy Showcase for LI Military Veterans @ The Paramount, 3 p.m. Tickets available through local Veteran’s organizations, by e-mail at [email protected], or at The Paramount Box Office, while supplies last.
Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul @ Landmark on Main Street, 8 p.m. An ambassador of traditional Celtic music, Eileen Ivers is an eight-time All-Ireland fiddle champion and a cast member of the Bill Whelan-produced Riverdance. Moreover, the Bronx native is a former member of supergroup Cherish the Ladies and has worked with everyone from Hall & Oates and Patti Smith to Hothouse Flowers and Paula Cole. With the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic recently passing, don’t be surprised if Ivers taps into Back to Titanic, the 1998 sequel to the film’s original soundtrack. —DGdR
Marilyn Manson @ The Paramount, 8 p.m. Not quite the omni-present pop culture icon he was back in the ’90s, Marilyn Manson has nonetheless stayed creative. In the past decade, the band’s namesake has kept busy attempting a directorial debut, starting an art movement/art gallery and for his adulterous affair with actress Evan Rachel Wood. The band has finally returned to making music with the impending release of Born Villain. It’s self-described by bassist Twiggy Ramirez as “a little more of a punk rock Mechanical Animals without sounding pretentious…” Fans will have to hit Huntington in order to find out for themselves.—DGdR
Spring is Sprung Car Show @ Stehli Beach, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Melvins @ Webster Hall, 8 p.m. With Unsane.
Twiztid/Kottonmouth Kings @ Irving Plaza, 6 p.m. With Blaze Ya Dead Homie & Big B.
No Outlet @ Vibe Lounge, 3:30 p.m.
With Exit Party, Abby Adams, The Notes, Evan K & The Blackbirds.
The Shins @ Terminal 5, 7 p.m.
With St. Lucia. Through 5.1.
Arbor Day Family Festival @ Planting Fields Arboretum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sophia Moreau & Barbara Sheldon (Married to a Trial Liar) @ Book Revue, 4 p.m.
March for Babies @ Eisenhower Park
Bamboozle Break Contest Final @ Revolution, 5 p.m.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year in the Day @ Cinema Arts Centre, Noon. A multimedia experience that is equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie.
Blessing of the Animals @ Malverne Historical House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Intercontinental 5K @ Shoreham Wading River High School, 9 a.m. A simultaneous (9 a.m. USA and 4 p.m. Kenya) inter-continental, 5K walk-run fundraiser for an orphanage in Kenya.
Sepultura @ Irving Plaza, 7 p.m. With Death Angel, Krisiun & Havok.
Ryan O’Neal @ Book Revue, 7 p.m.
Commander Cody @ B.B. King Blues Club
Farmageddon @ Cinema Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. A documentary about the unseen war on America’s family farmers, and the escalating fight for food rights.
Bear Grylls (Man Vs. Wild) @ Book Revue, 7 p.m.
Dan Rather @ Barnes & Noble Broadway, 7 p.m.
Acey Slade and the Dark Party/Beta Plus Embryo/The Blackfires @ St. Vitus, 8 p.m.
Eric Hutchinson @ Highline Ballroom, 8 p.m.
The Cranberries @ Terminal 5, 7 p.m.
Also 5.4, 7 p.m.
Lisa Rinna (Days of Our Lives) @ Barnes & Noble 86th St., 7 p.m.
Bethenny Frankel @ Book Revue, 7 p.m.
Sunrise Skyline/Everything Grey @ Revolution, 8 p.m. With Two Cent Sam.
Sissy Spacek @ Barnes & Noble Union Square, 7 p.m.
Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker @ Radio City Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. Also 5.4, 7:30 p.m.