Do This: Long Island Events July 24-30

Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers

Dirty Heads & Pepper
Taking you to the beach party in your head in support of two new albums are Dirty Heads’ Sound of Change and Pepper’s self-titled sixth album. Both promise to transport audiences to their happy places via upbeat reggae melodies that radiate good vibes, man. With Aer and Katastro. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $32.50-$60. 8 p.m. July 24

Sun Kil Moon
Touring in support of Benji, the sixth full length record by Sun Kil Moon, expect all of Mark Kozelek‘s trademark devastatingly beautiful, lonely imagery to reach deep inside your soul and paint the stage, the walls, the very air into sparkling slivers of transcendental morose-salvation. Amen. Not-to-be-missed. The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan. thetownhall.org $30, $35, $40. 8 p.m. July 24

Joan Rivers
Caustic, always-edgy and enduringly funny, with more than 40 years in show biz under her belt, Joan Rivers is an entertainer, writer, talk show host, reality show personality, red carpet critic and most importantly, Melissa’s mom. This Emmy-award winning comedienne guarantees a show that will take no prisoners. Catch this legend at her book signing preceding back-to-back stand-up performances at The Paramount 8 p.m. July 25-26. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com. Price of book. 4-6 p.m. July 25

Better Than Ezra
These Louisiana-native alt-rockers are best remembered for the ’95 chart-topping single, “Good.” The tour is in support of their seventh album, All Together Now, due out in September—a month after they re-release their demo, Surprise, which previously was only available on cassette. Center Moriches-native singer/songewriter Jeff LeBlanc opens the show. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$130. 7 p.m. July 25

Click here to check out Long Island’s Live Theater Guide, The Island Ear, for more shows and featured venues

Opening reception for the exhibit, Impressions, which shows the work of contemporary printmakers that use various techniques to create original works. The exhibit will explore the creative process of printmaking and show the visitor a range of examples from etching, engraving, aquatint, collograph, monotype, metal and acrylic plates. Includes the work of Ann Aspinwall, Jeffrey K. Fisher, Martin Levine, Mel Pekarsky, Lorena Salcedo-Watson, Dan Welden and Ellen Wiener. Through Aug. 22. Gallery North, 90 North Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org. 5 p.m. July 25

Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa


Super Saturday
Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan will host Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) 17th annual Super Saturday, a daylong fundraiser complete with a high-end designer garage sale, carnival, luxury raffle and gourmet treats. Among the festivities within will be DivaLysscious Mom’s Camp Divalysscious, where kids can enjoy arts and crafts, a dance party, face painters, balloon artists, children’s musical acts, magicians and more. QVC will broadcast live from the event. Nova’s Ark Project, 30 Millstone Rd., Water Mill. supersaturday.ocrf.org $150 kids, $450 adults. 1 p.m. July 26

Against Me!
This Florida punk band is touring to promote the band’s sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues—their first since singer Laura Jane Grace, formerly known as Tom Gabel, came out as a transgender woman two years ago. With opening acts Jenny Owen Youngs and Creepoid. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $19, $21 DOS. 8 p.m. July 26

Click here to check out Long Island’s Live Theater Guide, The Island Ear, for more shows and featured venues

SWAY – A Dance Trilogy!
Dancing with the Stars favorites Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd, Elena Grinenko and Zendaya will come together for a showcase of live theatrical ballroom and Latin dancing. Fans of the competition TV show are in for a night to remember with original choreography and a blend of both classic and modern dance styles. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $75-$500. 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. July 26

Alanis Morissette
Don’t miss the chance to catch the acoustic confessional tunes of Grammy-winning songstress Alanis Morissette when she takes the stage in an intimate setting. You Outta Know that her soul-baring lyrics, vocal acrobatics and musical acumen will leave the audience with enough alt-rock angst to last a lifetime. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $79.50-$106.50. 8 p.m. July 26

Darius Rucker
Many know Darius Rucker as the front man of the country band Hootie and the Blowfish. Now here’s a chance to see him at the peak of his solo career. Fans can still expect Rucker to treat the audience to Hootie hits like “I Only Wanna Be With You.” Also performing are country newcomers Eric Paslay and Joel Crouse, both of whom released debut albums earlier this year. The Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville. $39.50-$89.50. 5 p.m. July 26

The Montauk Project
The Montauk Project


The Montauk Project
This beach-grunge quartet is fittingly playing The End in support of their latest album, Belly of the Beast. They describe this self-produced album as inspired by classic rock icons such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix. With Brooklyn hip hop/rock hybrid PUSHMETHOD. Swallow East, 474 W Lake Dr., Montauk. swalloweastrestaurant.com Free. 8 p.m. July 26

Lady Antebellum
Nashville-based, Grammy-winning country trio Lady Antebellum will get a change of scenery playing at the beach before releasing their sixth album, 747, in September. With supporting acts Joe Nichols, Billy Currington and Take Me Downtown. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com.$31-$72.15. 7 p.m. July 27

Click here to check out Long Island’s Live Theater Guide, The Island Ear, for more shows and featured venues

New York On Film
Before the Long island area became known in recent years as “Hollywood East,” the early years of filmmaking started out in the New York Metro area. Film Historian Philip Harwood takes viewers on a celluloid tour of New York City on the silver screen in such classics as King Kong and many more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 Members, $15 Public. 7:30 p.m. July 28

Under the Sun Tour
This ‘90s-tastic lineup features the talents who delighted us with unforgettable highlights of the era. If you’ve ever driven with your hand out the window to Sugar Ray’s “Fly,” or laughably fumbled singing along to Blues Traveler’s “Hook,” this is a must-see. With Smash Mouth and Uncle Kracker. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $56.50-$89.50. 7 p.m. July 29

3 Doors Down
Offering fans a more intimate performance, the Mississippi alt rockers are playing acoustic on their Songs From The Basement tour before their sixth album is due to be released later this year. They’ll be playing their hits, including “Kryptonite,” “Here With You” and “When I’m Gone.” With singer/upright bass player Amy LaVere opening the show. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$74.65. 7 p.m. July 29

Dick Dale
Casual listeners may know recognize his name as the performer of Miserlou, the opening track in Pulp Ficiton. Fans bow to The King of the Surf Guitar, who invented surf rock—a reverb-laden, speed picking sound he sought to mimic what he heard while surfing. It’s not every day one gets to see a live show by a legend that inspired the likes of Jimi Hendrix. The Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org. $35-$40. 8 p.m. July 29

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival
This traveling metal fest is returning to Long Island for the first time since its 2008 debut when it stopped at Nassau Coliseum. Aside from headliners such as Korn and Avenged Sevenfold, headbangers can play new video games, peruse vendors, attend autograph-signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities. About 20 bands in total. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com.$25-$85.20. 5:30 p.m. July 30

—Compiled by Jaime Franchi, Arielle Martinez, Nikki Donato, Timothy Bolger & Peter Chin.