Do This: Long Island Events August 21-27

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Comedian Louis C.K. to take part in Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach. (Photo: YouTube)

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Parrot Heads unite! Don the loudest, most obnoxious Hawaiian shirt and revel in the annual summer party/sing-along that is Jimmy Buffett playing at the beach. Shark fins will sway long into the night as he belts out classics like “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “A Pirate Looks at Forty” and of course, “Margaritaville.” Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $56-$183. 8 p.m. Aug. 21

Marvel Universe Live
Iron Man, Wolverine, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Spiderman are just a few of the Marvel superheroes that will take on Dr. Octavius, Red Skull and Loki in a live-action fight to keep the villains from their plan for world domination! Free for children younger than 2 years old. Four days of performances, with shows at 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $19-$115.50. 7 p.m. Aug. 21

Sonic Bliss
Promoting the second album is this local rock band, the second to play the new Thursday night performance series at The Lounge, the bar located just outside the lobby of The Space at Westbury. Upcoming shows include Ahmad Ali, Lisa Polizzi Band, Two Cent Sam, Cass Dillon and The Rocking 45’s. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free. 9 p.m. Aug. 21

Guided by Voices
These Ohio-based indie rock stalwarts are touring to promote their 21st album, Cool Planet, released in February. They’ll be playing their hits, such as “Hold On Hope,” “Game of Pricks” and “Glad Girls” With opening act, Boogarins. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Aug. 22

Get the Led Out
This is the closest thing to seeing the Almighty Led Zeppelin live short of taking a time machine back to the ‘70s or waiting for another rare reunion show form the original band’s surviving members. GTLO is billed as “the ultimate Led Zeppelin concert experience.” Just like the band GTLO is a tribute to, they regularly sell out large venues. Will they play “Dazed and Confused”? Will thy use a violin bow!? Hope so. Only one way to find out. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Aug. 22

Bill Burr to perform at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.
Bill Burr to perform at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival
Knock knock. Who’s there? These big time comics, who are way better at writing jokes than us: Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross and DJ Trauma. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $39.50-$117.90. 5 p.m. Aug. 22

A Tribute to Walter
With Blues legend extraordinaire Walter Trout still recovering from a liver transplant, his protege Danny Bryant will be fronting the big man’s equally legendary rhythm section through no-holds-barred, OMG-did-you-just-hear-that (!?!?) transcendental Blues that will not just knock you off your feet, but lift you up to some otherworldly realm of sound and insane guitarwork and yes, Blues nirvana. We said it. Another special treat is the addition of Walter’s oldest son, Jon, who’ll be adding his own brand of mesmerizing, Earth-shattering Blues into the mix. Wow. Mercy. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. Aug. 22


Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular
The King died—or did he?—just days before he was slated to perform at Nassau Coliseum, 37 years ago this month. While the world waits for Elvis to come out of hiding to perform one last show, this tribute spectacular will scratch that Rock ‘n Roll itch. Expect all the hits. Expect all the thrusts. Expect all those legendary snarls. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $40-$63. 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Bourbon Stills Band & Old Man Skynnyr
These Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute bands will delve deep into their respective groups’ catalogs, perform all the classic hits, with their own sense of style. Consequently, you’ll soon find yourself standing there in front of the stage, bandanna around your forehead, American flag T-shirt proudly on, cold beverage in hand, staring. You’ll see visions, not just any old hallucinations, but pinch-me-please-I-need-to-see-if-this-is-real-babe rock-and-roll visions, of Duane and the others who’ve passed, and this insanely overwhelming feeling of joy will slowly take hold. It’ll start in your feet, for sure, as you tap and sway and move and rock out to the tunes. Then it will move upwards, eventually reaching your head. And what will you do? What could you possibly do with such an extraordinary vibration pulsating through your very DNA!?!? You will raise that cold beverage. You will motion to the bartender, your friends, the band. And you will shriek out a rebel yell to let them all know, yeas, you understand, yes, life is good: “Whipping Post!” you’ll shout. “Whipping Post!! Whipp-ing Post!!!” Afterwards, tell em Tirana sent ya. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $10-$25. 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Retro Futura Tour
The ‘80s are back in town! Indulge in some pure retro fun watching Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins perform for the first time in 27 years on stage his giant hits “Hold Me Now,” “Doctor Doctor” and “You Take Me Up.” He’ll be joined by the iconic Brit-hit maker Howard Jones, who will regale the audience with the masterpieces “No One is To Blame” and “Things Can Only Get Better.” Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville, pennysaveramp.com $25-$84.85. 4 p.m. Aug. 23

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Horror Marathon
This all-night, pay-to-get-out slasher flick fest features five of some of the goriest movies back-to-back. The lineup includes Theatre of Blood, Cockneys vs. Zombies, American Mary, Hellraiser and a mystery fifth feature. Survivors who last til dawn will get a $100 refund, plus a “ghoulish” breakfast. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $25 members, $35 public. 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23

Seafood Festival
Oysters, clam chowder and lobster, ahoy! Celebrating the Island’s oldest profession couldn’t be more fitting at this venue, overlooking the Great South Bay. Don’t forget to come on an empty stomach! Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. liseafoodfestival.org $8, children under 5 free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 23, 24

Riverhead Railroad Festival
All aboard! Aside from giving visitors a trip down LI’s railroad memory lane with exhibits on the region’s former trollies, this museum also features an array of impressive model train displays. The Railroad Museum of Long Island, 416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead. rmli.us $8, $4 kids. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23, 24

KC and the Sunshine Band
Come for the hurricane supply kits, stay for the disco. Not only will these legends be playing their hits—including “Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way (I Like It)”—they’ll also be covering the likes of Bob Dylan and The Kinks. The show follows a free, 5 p.m. hurricane preparedness event teaching the public how to build their own disaster kits, just in time for the peak of hurricane season. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov/parks. Free. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23  

Long Island Scottish Fest and Highland Games
Pipe bands, traditional Scottish delicacies, dancing and children’s entertainment are just the start. The games include the caber toss (throwing a giant pole), tossing the sheaf (throwing a 16-lb. bale of hay over a bar) and putting the stone (similar to shot put). There can be only one! Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury. liscots.org $17 adults, $15 seniors, $8 kids, free for those younger than 6. 8 a.m.-5p.m. Aug. 23

Third World
This sextet from Jamaica is known as one of the longest-running reggae bands in the game, having been touring since the early ‘70s. Hear these soulful funsters’ original version of “Now That We Found Love” that was famously covered by Heavy D in ’91. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett stephentalkhouse.com $50. 7 p.m. Aug. 24

Hamptons Classic Horse Show
More than 1,600 horses will compete in five show rings amid one of the largest hunter/jumper competitions in the country, vying for the $250,000 grand prize. Through Aug. 31. 240 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton. hamptonclassic.com $10-$35. 2 p.m. Aug. 24

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
For those that missed his performance last week. Also the name of his 1989 hit-heavy, award-winning third album, this musical incarnation includes the acclaimed country singer/songwriter and actor leading audiences on a musical tour through some of his most inspired, heart-heavy compositions, accompanied by a full band of equally talented musicians whom push the very boundaries of music in their transcendental interpretations of life, love, loss and so much else. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $125-$200. 8 p.m. Aug. 24

Long Island Wing Festival
More than a dozen mostly Suffolk County based bars and restaurants will compete for best traditional Buffalo wing, best unique sauce and most creative BBQ, among other categories. Come hungry, there will also be a wing-eating contest. Judges include several local celebrity chefs. Nutty Irishman, 60 East Main St., Bay Shore. liwingfest.com $30, $35 DOS. 12-7 p.m. Aug. 24

Cheap Trick
This legendary ‘70s and ‘80s punk/pop/rock band will storm Huntington with their timeless hits like “I Want You to Want Me” and  “Surrender.” If we’re lucky, we’ll break out our Bic lighters when they will perform their ‘80s classic “The Flame.” Fun fact: Cheap Trick wrote and recorded the theme song “Baby Mumbles”  for The Colbert Report. A few others: They were known as the “American Beatles” back in the day for the country’s Beatlemania-like euphoria for them. Joey Ramone was a rabid fan, and myriad alt-rockers named them as influences, ranging from Kurt Cobain to Billy Corgan. Bottom line: Don’t miss this gig! With opening act, The Dirty Pearls. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 26

Deep Purple
Wow, with DP ripping things up at NYCB Theatre and Get The Led Out keeping the spirit of the Almight Led Zep alive a bit up higher in this gig rundown, we sorta have a pseudo-two legs of the Unholy Trinity of Metal? Right!? Okay maybe not, but we do have one, for sure, these guys. And thank the heavens for that. Deep Purple is simply a legend of rock that should Never Be Missed on any chance you have at all to see them. They are pioneers. Absolutely killers live. Rock gods. Everybody knows “Smoke On The Water.” But what about the extraterrestrial devastation brought down by “Child In Time,” “Highway Star” and pretty much the entire arsenal that is 1974’s Stormbringer!? You owe it to your very existence to Be At This Gig. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $69.50-$106.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 26

Terry Fator
Terry Fator is set to perform at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (Photo: Facebook)

Terry Fator
What a special treat indeed. Fator is the epitome of the word “entertainment.” He’s a ventriloquist, who can do spot-on impersonations of more than 100 subjects. He’s a singer, who will serenade you till the early morn hours, if the gig goes on that long. Among other things, he’s also a comedian, who possesses the supernatural ability of inciting so much laughter that audience members lose track of time and space, forget their worries, and simply relish in the joy that is life. Sounds absolutely amazing. It really, really is. Wow. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Aug. 27

The London Quireboys
Known as “Britain’s answer to Poison,” this glam rock band from across the pond are touring to promote their 8th studio album, Black Eyed Sons. With opening acts Sharks in the Shallows, Grimm Jack and The Heartless Devils. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville revolutionli.com $18, $20 DOS. 7 p.m. Aug. 27

Water Blues, Green Solutions
This interactive documentary project is designed to promote awareness of the role that green infrastructure can play in creating a sustainable water future by telling stories from across the country of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore and preserve our rivers and sources of drinking water. A brief Q&A following the film will feature local experts on green infrastructure and land protection and their roles in preserving Long Island’s waters. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27

—Compiled by Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger and Zack Tirana.