Long Island Featured Events – April 2013

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Taking the heart of the original story, as written by Lewis Carroll, and mixing in a dash of popular culture, the Engeman Theater brings the curiouser and curiouser journey of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole to a whole new peculiar level. John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. www.engemantheater.com. Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.mThrough May 5

The Punk Goes Acoustic Tour: Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) & Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls)
Glen Matlock has made indelible contributions to music as the original bass player with The Sex Pistols, formed the underrated Rich Kids, worked with a variety of artists ranging from Iggy Pop to fellow original School of ’76 Brit Punk Rockers, The Damned. Building on the Rolling Stones’ dirty rock & roll, Mick Jagger’s androgyny, girl group pop, the glam rock of David Bowie and T. Rex, and the Stooges’ anarchic noise, the New York Dolls created a new form of hard rock that presaged both punk rock and heavy metal. Their drug-fueled, shambolic performances influenced a generation of musicians in New York and London, who all went on to form punk bands. Tonight the duo comes together for a special acoustic set. City Winery, 155 Varick St., Manhattan. 212-608-0555. www.citywinery.com. April 1

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon
Comedian, actor, former 92.3 NOW radio DJ, America’s Got Talent host, musician, writer and executive producer—not to mention Mariah Carey’s hubby—Nick Cannon  rolls into Levittown for a night of laughs. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. 516-731-3358. www.govs.com. April 3

The Bouncing Souls
For the past 25 years The Bouncing Souls have covered all territories, examined all subject matter and charged through explosive punk rock songs that reflect on almost everything. But now the New Jersey group will explore a new frontier: Space. The band’s new album, Comet, their ninth full-length studio release, showcases the fact that even after a quarter of a century the musicians can still find new artistic and musical ground. After a few late-night tour conversations about the 2012 end of the world prophecies, the band members penned a song called “Comet,” a track that grappled with the idea of living life to the fullest no matter when life might cease to continue. That track evolved into the disc’s title and cover art. With I Am the Avalanche, Mind Over Matter & Timeshares. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. April 4

Curtis Stone

NYC Food Trucks & Chef Curtis Stone
Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (1-3 p.m. on April 7) will bring his popular cooking show live and demonstrate his signature recipes while NYC food trucks display their own take on the mobile gourmet scene currently being promoted the entire weekend on Food Network, TLC and the Cooking Channel. Tanger Outlets at the Arches, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park. April 6 & 7

Asad Faulwell

Asad Faulwell & Chris Johanson
Indian artist Asad Faulwell’s intricate mixed-media art focuses on images of Algerian women, especially the freedom fighters who were involved in the 1954-1962 struggle to end French occupation. They are shown against highly-decorative floral and geometric patterns familiar in Middle Eastern art. California-born Chris Johanson employs an exuberant color palette for simple and imperfect, cartoon-style geometric shapes. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516-484-9337. www.nassaumuseum.com. Through June 16 

I Had
I Had

I Had
Artist Jeremy Zierau blends street art influences with a fine art presentation, creating objects that lack purpose. The purpose of non-purpose is to create arbitrary conversations between the viewer and the object, to develop discernment in their approach to conceptualism, and art in a broader context. The works presented raise questions about the validity of art in today’s society, and also attempt to invalidate the idea that “anyone can be an artist.” Ripe Art Gallery, 67A Broadway, Greenlawn. www.ripeartgal.com. Opening reception: April 6 On display: Through May 4

DT_JedAddOnHolocaust Remembrance Day
Join the museum on Holocaust Remembrance Day for a special program and multi-media exhibit commemorating the Jews of Greece. Nearly 90 percent of Greek Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, yet many people are unaware of this tragedy. The program will honor Greek Holocaust survivors, rescuers and victims. Reservations required. Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove. www.holocaust-nas sau.org. 2 p.m. April 7

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Discovered in the wake of the Strokes’ popularity and the subsequent garage rock revival, New York’s trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have created significant buzz for their arty-yet-sexy take on garage punk. Their latest album, Mosquito, is due out in mid-April. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan. www.websterhall.com. April 8

Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas World Tour  Legendary singer, songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen returns to New York City to celebrate his highly acclaimed 12th studio album, Old Ideas, which debuted at No. 1 across the globe, and is the highest charting album of his career.  The “Old Ideas World Tour” follows Cohen’s triumphant 2008-2010 world tour—his first in 15 years. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. www.radiocity.com. April 7 & 8

Green Day
Green Day

Green Day
After canceling area dates in 2012, Green Day announced they would return to the road in 2013. “We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months,” the band says. “We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel a few more shows.” Tickets for shows that had been postponed will be honored at these new dates. Best Coast opens. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. www.barclayscenter.com. April 8

The Magic of Quilts
More than 150 quilts and quilted items, including wall hangings and more will be displayed by their creators at this colorful art show by the Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Guild with magic and wizardry as its theme. Dawnwood Middle School, 10 43rd St., Centereach. www.smithtownstitchers.org. April 6 & 7

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

Martin Tankleff
Martin Tankleff served 17 years in prison for murdering his parents in their Long Island home. In 2007 his conviction was vacated, and then all charges against him were dropped. Today, Tankleff is in his third year of law school and has embarked on a lifelong crusade to help the innocent.
Nassau Community College, 1 Education Dr., Garden City. www.ncc.edu. April 8

Alicia Keys: Set the World on Fire Tour
Fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys’ 24-city North American tour stops in Brooklyn with rising R&B star Miguel in tow. Miguel’s ubiquitous single, “Adorn,” recently reached #1 on Urban, Urban Adult and Rhythmic Radio. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. www.barclayscenter.com. April 6 & 8. Also at Madison Square Garden on April 11

Fleetwood Mac
Disproving rumors that Fleetwood Mac would never tour again, the band comes to the Garden with their first tour in three years with a classic line-up featuring John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood together again. Madison Square Garden. 4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com. April 9

VaticanIIVatican II: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Panel discussion featuring James P. McCartin, Ph.D., co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, Rev. Monsignor John Strynkowski, Ph.D., rector at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James; Emil A. Wcela, Ph.D., auxiliary bishop emeritus for the Diocese of Rockville Centre; and Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D., senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University. St. Joseph’s College, McGann Conference Center, O’Connor Hall. 155 W. Roe Blvd., Patchogue. www.sjcny.edu. April 12

EricClaptonGuitarFestEric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
Guitar great Eric Clapton joins other legendary guitar players for performances and impromptu collaborations to benefit Clapton’s The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. Known as pioneers in their field, the roster of artists spans old and new from BB King and Jeff Beck to Keith Urban and Vince Gill. Visit www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com for full lineup. Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com. April 12 & 13

Respect My Fresh 2.0 Sneaker & Streetware Show
Buy, sell and trade exclusive sneakers and catch a live performance by Maybach Music Group’s own Stalley. This event, combining art, fashion and entertainment, provides a platform for independent brands to reach new audiences. Revolution Bar & Music Hall. 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 516-208-6590. www.revolutionli.com. April 14


The progressive-rock band’s tour follows the release of its sixth studio album The 2nd Law, which includes hit singles “Survival” and “Madness.” The band, which originated in England, first came onto the scene with the release of Showbiz in 1999 and has sold more than 15 million records across the world in its 13-year span of hit songs including 2009’s “Uprising.” Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com. April 16 & 17

Kat von D
Kat von D

Kat Von D
Renowned tattoo artist, author of New York Times bestsellers High Voltage Tattoos and The Tattoo Chronicles, and star of LA Ink, Kat Von D will speak and sign her book, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing. Filled with Kat’s sketches, handwriting, drawings of tattoos, and process photos, as well as specially commissioned photographs of the finished large-scale tattoos by celebrity and fashion photographer Patrick Hoelck, Go Big or Go Home covers a wide range of her astounding work. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com. April 17

Rufus Wainwright
As singer, songwriter, author, composer, and even screen actor, Rufus Wainwright has carved out his own singular place in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance, and film. But he’s best known as the man Elton John referred to as “the greatest songwriter on the planet,” one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.  His catalog includes eight CDs to date, including his latest, Out of the Game. YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. www.boultoncenter.org. April 18

Aimee Mann
Charmer, the latest album from Aimee Mann, as fine a chronicler of the human comedy as popular music has produced. Names have been obscured to protect the guilty, but you will almost certainly recognize yourself in these short narratives, along with the fellow travelers who have conned, enabled, victimized or, yes, charmed you. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. April 19

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Locked & Reloaded Tour
Miranda and Dierks bring to the stage scores of No. 1 singles and chart-topping albums to Uniondale. “Making music for our fans is the best job in the world,” says Miranda.  “It’s especially great being able to take to that music on the road with someone I respect as an artist and human being. This will be a tour of ‘epic badassery.’” Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke, Uniondale. 631-920-1203. www.nassaucoliseum.com. April 20

Notations 21 Project
In 1969, composer, philosopher and musical innovator John Cage compiled Notations, which contained examples of musical scores by some of the most innovative composers of his time from Leonard Bernstein to the Beatles.  Expanding upon the original book, the Notations 21 Project is a modern compendium, anthology and touring exhibition that derives its inspiration from Cage’s seminal work.  The gallery is displaying upwards of 60 pieces, some original to the book, and others more recent. Art League of Long Island,  107 E. Deer Park Rd., Huntington Station. April 21

Notations 21
Notations 21

All Time Low & Pierce The Veil
Pop punkers All Time Low team up with Pierce the Veil for The Spring Fever Tour 2013. ATL’s latest album, Don’t Panic, debuted at No.6 on the Billboard Top 200. “With this record, a big part of the process was finding what made our band special on each of our past records,” says singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth. “This time around, rather than taking influence from anything we were listening to at the time—or anything we want to touch on generationally—the goal was to make an album that we felt reflected the best aspects of our previous releases.” With Mayday Parade & You Me At Six. Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway, Manhattan. www.bestbuytheater.com. April 24

Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life Tour
Biggest Loser health and wellness guru Jillian Michaels shares her keys to health, success and happiness. “Your health is the platform that your entire life is built upon—from your physical health to your confidence and self-worth, I will give you the skill set, tools and insights to transform any aspect of your life immediately so you realize your true potential, and create the future you’ve dreamed of and deserve,” says Michaels. VIP tickets include a Meet & Greet and a 4-week free trial to online training. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. April 28

Martin Tankleff Marty Tankleff served 17 years in prison for murdering his parents in their Long Island home. In 2007 his conviction was vacated, and then all charges against him were dropped. Today, Tankleff is in his third year of law school and has embarked on a lifelong crusade to help the innocent.
Nassau Community College, 1 Education Dr., Garden City. www.ncc.edu. April 8