Do This: Long Island Events for April 2014

Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge during a performance in Detroit. (Photo credit: Tea Rose/Facebook)

The hard-rock trio hailing from South Africa, known to mingle and create with modern-rock superstars such as Amy Lee of Evanescence, will play in support of their soon-to-be released album, including top-5 single “Weak.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Paramountny.com $28, $30, $32, $45. 8 p.m. April 18

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney
The Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comedian has left audiences doubled-over in tears on notorious programs including but certainly not limited to: Comedy Central Presents, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live. You may also recognize him as the other old Jewish guy from the “Too Much Tuna” skits on the fast-growing Kroll Show starring Nick Kroll.  The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Thespaceatwestbury.com $25, $35. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. April 18

The Mad Decent music label, the same label that pumps out electronic music giants like Diplo, Baauer and DJ Snake, brings Rusko to one of New York City’s hottest weekly parties: Boys and Girls. Disclaimer: this show is not for the faint of heart! There will be lasers, some of New York’s zaniest, and of course, lots of wobbly, in your face, BASS (not the fish). Also featuring: Imanos, Tony Quattro and Resident DJ’s Alex English and rekLES. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (3rd & 4th aves), Manhattan. Websterhall.com $25. doors open at 10 p.m. April 18

O ParadisoO Paradiso
Tucked in the back room of what seems to be your every day bar/restaurant is a hidden gem of a venue where O Paradiso will be headlining a Friday night of eclectic, experimental music performances alongside live painting displays. Featuring musicians/artists: Leila Adu, Simone Kearney, Mike McFadden, and Prism House. Cameo Gallery, 93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn. Cameony.net $8. 8 p.m. April 18

Screening of Lucerne Festival with Live Speaker
Experience a live screening of the late Claudio Abbado’s version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection) in C minor. But first, enhance your understanding of the complete work with an enticing lecture given by Gilbert Kaplan immediately beforehand. To further extend your night-out pleasures, inquire about the exclusive “After Opera Dinner” special from The Living Room Restaurant at c/o The Maidstone. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. Guildhall.org. $18 public, $16 members. 6:45 p.m. April 19

The Weight Performing Songs of The Band
The term “Cover Band” doesn’t do these guys justice. Made up of: Jim Welder, former member of The Band and current member of the late The Band drummer Levon Helm’s project Midnight Ramble Band, Randy Ciarlante, former member of The Band and The Levon Helm Band, Brian Mitchell, current member of Midnight Ramble Band, Byron Isaacs, another current member of Midnight Ramble Band and Marty Grebb, former member of the Fabulous Rhinestones and song writer for The Band. The collective The Band knowledge and experience among these musicians may just surpass that of the whole The Band band. YMCA Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $50, VIP reserved seating $45. 8 p.m. April 19

Kim Russo: The Happy Medium
The expert on the unexplained hosts hit A&E television shows The Haunting Of… and Celebrity Ghost Stories. If paranormal happenings and displays of psychic ability churn your stomach, eat light, but definitely don’t skip out. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Thespaceatwestbury.com $35, $60, $75, $120. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show April 19

The World/Inferno Friendship SocietyThe World/Inferno Friendship Society
Orchestral punk rock featuring Big Band sounds from well… a big band reminiscent of the catchy, angst-ridden tunes of “The Hush Sound.” Consisting of an indeterminate number of musicians playing piano, several drum sets, saxophones, and whatever else the wind blows their way on a particular evening. Promoting their newest album, The Anarchy and The Ecstasy. Joined by “Iron Chic” hailing from Huntington Station, and Philly’s own fresh compilation of rockers known as The Bad Doctors. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn. Musichallofwilliamsburg.com $17 advance, $20 day of show. 8 p.m. doors open 9 p.m. April 19

Kira Velella
Long Island-based indie folk singer songwriter. Her most recent EP, Daughter, has been busy winning hearts of notoriously tough indie audience for the last year. Two appearances on Long Island this month. With Jenn Friedman and Scott Barkan-Sip This, 64 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream. Sipthisny.com 8 p.m. April 19 With Scott Barkan- Gentle Brew, 151 E. Park Ave., Long Beach. Gentlebrewcoffee.com
11:30 a.m. April 26

David Kalish
The Opposite of Everything, a romantic comedy debut novel that’s both relatable and totally out-there. When things go bad, like… really bad, our protagonist Daniel Plotnick finds solace in desperate measures. Namely, doing the opposite of everything he’d done before. Get your copy signed and meet the brain behind the partially-fictional do-over that you’ll wish you’d thought of first. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com. 7 p.m. April 22

Miley Cyrus Bangerz TourMiley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour
Twerk team titan, de-Disneyfied diva, Bangerz bombshell rides her wrecking ball to our own esteemed Coliseum to do the job normally reserved for the pizza boy: personal delivery of your guiltiest pleasures. The unstoppable hype surrounding this tour makes it a must-see whether you love her, or just love to hate her. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. Coliseum-ny.com From $73. 7 p.m. April 24

Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing: Rockin’ Fights 13
Bronx native boxer-turned-lawyer-turned-boxing gym connoisseur Joe Deguardia presents Rockin’ Fights 13, which promises to be an electrifying evening of fellas beating the daylights out of each other. Headlined by fan-favorite, LI’s own Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin. Also featuring Anthony Karperis of Hicksvillle,, Max Tassy of Nyack, Jason Escalera of New Jersey and the undefeated Constantin Benjenaru. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Paramountny.com $63.50,  $117.50, $171, $225.50. 7 p.m. April 24

Frankie Valli and the Four SeasonsFrankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Before the current Broadway SMASH that is Jersey Boys, there was the real Frankie Valli in all of his smooth falsetto glory, singing his way out of the projects of Newark and into the hearts of not only his generation, but also every one after and surely those to come. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ timeless tunes that topped the charts in the 1960s and 70s are newly relevant today by way of Broadway, parents, grandparents, remakes of old songs, and the everlasting charm of Frankie Valli himself. Three appearances at the Westbury Music Fair. NYCB Theatre, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. Westbury-theatre.com. $80-$500. 8 p.m. April 24-26

Carla Bruni
Touring to promote her fourth studio album Little French Songs. Italian-French ex-high fashion model proves to hold much more substance than her “rock stars’ muse” reputation in past tabloids has allowed the public to realize. While her marriage to French President, Nick Sarkozy is notable, it is but a footnote compared to Bruni’s solo success as a singer/songwriter. Unique opportunity to rock out with a former first lady. The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St., Manhattan. Thetownhall.org $59.50, $79.50, $99.50. 7:30 p.m. April 24

John Turturro (Photo credit: Robert Zuckerman/courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image)
John Turturro (Photo credit: Robert Zuckerman/courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image.
Fading Gigolo: John Turturro In Person
The actor joins us for a special viewing of a newly released romantic comedy in which he’s written, directed and starred. As a known comrade of fellow Brooklyn native and director, Spike Lee, Turturro has been taking notes and the sum of those notes equals casting himself as a gigolo, pimped out by 78-year-old Woody Allen and sought after by the likes of Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara… at the same damn time. Followed by Q&A segment. Cinema Arts Center, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Cinemaartscentre.org $20 members, $25 public. 7 p.m. April 25

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
The comedy goddess, philanthropic hero, Hollywood staple that is Whoopi Goldberg will star in a one night only must-see evening of laughter. With a lifetime achievement listing far too extensive to list here, Whoopi has transcended what it means to be a master of her craft, as she’s mastered everyone else’s too. She’s got a Grammy, an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, an Emmy (and a daytime Emmy, there’s a difference!) and a Tony in the books. But try not to feel too bad about yourself; she’s also done plenty of fantastic work that hasn’t received the highest honors ever. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Paramountny.com $75, $99.50, $115, $135. 7 p.m. April 26

Mickey B’s Disco Explosion featuring: The Sugar Hill Gang, Bonnie Pointer, Harold Melvins Bluenotes, Rochelle Fleming, Dancin’ Machine Orchestra, and Nicole Vanessa Ortiz
What you hear is not a test, so break out your sequins and dancing shoes! Locally known as “The Prince of Rock and Roll,” Master of Ceremonies Mickey B presents the talents that brought you hits like “Heaven Must Have Sent You” and “Rapper’s Delight.” Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. Patchoguetheatre.com $42, $48, $62, $75. 7 p.m. April 26

Melissa Etheridge
Singer, guitarist, songwriter, environmental activist, and human rights activist with mega-hits like “Come To My Window” and “I’m the Only One” on her resume. Her This is Me solo tour will feature the familiar acoustic and electronic guitar performance that fans all know and love as well as harmonica and piano stylings, all built to encompass a more intimate heir as a solo act. NYCB Theatre, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. Westbury-theatre.com. $75-$440. 7 p.m. April 27

Long Island Restaurant WeekLong Island Restaurant Week
Indulge in more than you’d like to admit during this go-around of the bi-annual Restaurant Week on LI, when for one week only, you can enjoy three-course prix fixe meals at premium participating restaurants ranging from the East End to Nassau County. Longislandrestaurantweek.com $27.95 all night (Prices dependent on location on Saturday). April 27- May 4

Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots
This breakout pop-rock star duo will not fail to elevate both your energy and butt from your seat with their dance-y, high tempo, cool-kid jams. Joined by Hunter Hunted and NONONO. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Paramountny.com $25, $27.50, $30, $35. 7:30 p.m. April 29