Do This: Long Island Events – June 8 – 14

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Ringo Starr will be performing at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury on June 11. (Photo credit: Facebook)

14th Annual Arts Festival By The Bay
Have you ever pet a llama, ridden a pony, jigged to Hibernians and sampled a spread of goodies too damn mouth-watering to explicitly detail among the pages of a weekly events calendar, all in the same day!? Me neither! But that’s what we’ll be able to do if we head down to this festival extravaganza! There will be food, a petting zoo, pony rides and live music across a spectrum of genres (yes, including the Hibernian Festival Singers), as well as a host of artists and vendors! More than 20,000 people enjoyed this spectacular festival-wonderland last year. Perhaps they’ll be even more out enjoying the food and music this time around. What a way to celebrate the summer! Damn, those ponies are cute! Main Street in Bay Shore. bayshorecommerce.com Free. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 8

Forever In Your Mind/This Is All Now/Matt Weiss/Lexxi Saai/Al Calderon/Call The Station
It’s a boy band/girl heartthrob explosion sure to have all the suburban teeny- and tweeny-boppers swooning—especially if they’re anything like X-Factor judge Kelly Rowland, who gushed over Holbrook’s own Al Calderon after his performance at last year’s premiere. Revolution, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Doors: 5:30 p.m. June 8

Photo credit: www.pixabay.com
Photo credit: www.pixabay.com

Spring Farm Festival
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, yes, yes! Have you ever herded a sheep? Have you ever sheared a sheep!? Whatever your answer, you will want to herd and shear the sheep that will be at this smorgasbord of activities and demonstrations, including (besides all the sheep-related events), fleece washing, spinning and weaving, carding and natural dying. As if that was not enough, there will also be antique tractors and demonstrations by the Islip Horse Drill Team, along with live music, children’s activities and lots and lots and lots of fun, fun, fun! Smithtown Historical Society, 245 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown. smithtownhistorical.org Adults $5/Children $3. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. June 8

God works in mysterious ways, indeed. When the Blessed Virgin appears through a water stain on her garage door, hoarder Linda Bradford (played by Academy Award nominee and two-time Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane) has her entire world turned upside-down—and her dysfunctional family must come together in order to save their precious home. Filmed on LI, this comedic tale is bound to spark some laughs and melt some hearts. There will be live music during its reception by guitarist Mike Soloway and Kane will be making a rare personal appearance with the film’s screenwriter Paul Marcarelli (aka “The Verizon Guuy”). Foster Hirsch will be the guest interviewer. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $18/Public $23. 7:30 p.m. June 9

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy
A performance from this caliber of bluesman is what Long Islanders came to expect from this venue’s predecessor, The IMAC. The 77-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is credited with inspiring such well-known acts as Eric Clapton. Rolling Stone ranked him and his song “Stone Crazy” among the 100 best guitarists and guitar songs, respectively. With Matt Andersen. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $38.50-$98. 8 p.m. June 11

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
The loveable former mop-top has been touring with different reincarnations of his all-star supergroup for more than 20 years, with each lineup offering listeners not only show-stopping classics from the Beatles’ unparalleled canon, but an assortment of numbers from his solo career as well as gems from those accompanying that particular outing. Past members have included Joe Walsh, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and even Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen. This time around, Starr’s magnetic personality and legendary drumming will be accompanied by Mr. Mister’s Richard Page, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Todd Eundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana’s original singer) and drummer Gregg Bissonette. So expect not only “Yellow Submarine” (which if you saw Starr’s rendition on the Beatles Grammy salute a few months back, will have the entire Theatre singing and celebrating along), but also Toto’s “Africa,” Mr. Mister’s “Broken Wings,” “Rundgren’s “I Saw The Light” and Santana’s “Black Magic Woman.” What about “Octopus’ Garden,” you ask? Only one way to find out! Not-to-be-missed. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $79.50-$116.50. 8 p.m. June 11

Butchers Blind & Mike Feeney: A Night of Music and Comedy
Alt-country has a name, and it is Butchers Blind. Formed in 2009 in Bellerose by Pete Mancini, Paul Cianciaruso, Brian Reilly, and Christopher Smith, the group has been signed with Huntington-based indy label Paradiddle Records since 2011. The band will be ripping through tracks off their latest groovy, rockin’ spitfire, Destination Blues, as well as their stellar debut record, Play for the Films. B-squared shares the stage this night with Long Island funnyman Mike Feeney, whose hilarious musings on food, entertainment and life in general are bound to have the entire house in stitches from laughing so damn hard. Giggling now just thinking about it. Go to this gig! The Space. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free. 9 p.m. June 12

Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Southern rock legends bring all their infectious anthems and soul-satisfying down-home blues-infused rock ’n’ roll to Westbury, for an evening that’s sure to have all in attendance dancin’ and singin’ along. Expect all the classics, such as “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Simple Man” and of course, the epic “Free Bird.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $53.50-$147.10. 8 p.m. June 12

Visions of the World
Visions of the World (Photo credit: Gold Coast Arts Center)

Visions of the World
Gold Coast Arts Center’s latest exhibition, “Visions of the World,” will highlight photographic interpretations of cultural diversity bound to amaze and inspire. Featured photographers include Emily Corbato of the Scholar of Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University; Fran Kaufman, an internationally known jazz photographer; Robert Scott, the president of Adelphi University; and many others who transcend time and space to capture the sheer, unbridled beauty, and essence, of life itself. Wow. With opening night reception, of course. Gold Coast Arts Center. 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org 6 p.m. June 12 through June 28


Yoga at the Farm
Time to lose the stress. Time to relax, stretch those muscles and open your heart. Time for some yoga down at the farm! Join yoga instructor Carolyn and enjoy fresh organic veggie juice while discovering your inner peace through therapeutically soul-satisfying exercises designed specifically to de-stress, re-charge and re-vive your body and spirit. Sang Lee Farms, 25180 Middle Rd., Peconic. sangleefarms.com $15. Thursdays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Through September

Photo credit: DickDaniels/ www.carolinabirds.org
Photo credit: DickDaniels/ www.carolinabirds.org

North Shore Land Alliance Owl Prowl
Who? Whooooo! Who’s there? Is that you, Peter? No. It is our feathery, talon-ed friends, the owls. Mysterious, elusive, and absolutely fascinating, these winged predators of the night will be on full display on this special moonlight trek, with Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society President Stella Miller mimicking their spooky, ancient owl-call language the whole way! Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve, Upper Brookville. northshorelandalliance.org Free. 8 p.m. June 12

Guitar Gods 2014
Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, who was hailed by Time Magazine in 2009 as one of the 10 greatest electric guitarists of all time, will be painting otherworldly visions of transcendental shredding along with German guitar madman Uli Jon Roth (of Scorpions infamy), guitar demigod Gary Hoey and Bumblefoot, of Guns N’ Roses. Will the barrage of notes wipe away any preconceived notion of what you thought a guitar could do? Yes. Will there be shredding? Lots and lots of mind-blowing shredding? Oh, most definitely. Will it feel as if you are being covered, not just your body, but your entire soul, your very existence, in some extraterrestrial world of six-string nirvana!?!? Yes, but yes, of course! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $42.50-$76. 8 p.m. June 13

Cousin Fungus, Mr. Hand, and Fire & Ice at 89North
The Stanziale brothers’ band Cousin Fungus (formerly Stash and St. Ash) will rip through originals before Mr. Hand tears through 1970s and ’80s prog rock and metal and Fire & Ice bring down the house with the music of Pat Benatar. Whaaaaat!? Wow. 89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 8 p.m. June 13

Marvels and Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-86
Whether you’re a fan of comics or simply history, this selection of images of Asians and Asian Americans in mainstream comics from four defining decades of American history is sure to educate and engage. They’re situated in historical context and part of a discourse with such contemporary Asian American creators and writers such as Ken Chen, David Henry Hwang, Larry Hama and more. This exhibit enables visitors to literally put themselves “inside the image,” and features a host of other elements that encourage direct engagement with the archetypes. Powerful stuff. Definitely worth checking out. The Wang Center at Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center Suite 302, Stony Brook. stonybrook.edu Free. Through July 27

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes
The Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress will be dishing out her brand of knee-slapping, stitch-splitting hilarity sure to leave all those in attendance laughing, laughing, laughing long after the gig is through. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $52-$92.40 8 p.m. June 14